Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We As Christians

            The scripture verses below remind us of our direction in our life.  We as branches of Christ should be fruitful, or we will be taken away.  As a Christian, we are expected to be fruitful.  We are expected to ask others to accept Christ as their Saviour just as you have done.
            Can I say, there are no exceptions. “If” you are a Christian and Jesus the Christ is your personal Saviour, you are a branch.
            As a “Branch,” we are all involved with our Religious Survey, and I believe this Religious Survey is crucial to the life of this church.  Regardless of the outcome, we as individuals, and as a Church we are being fruitful.
            This Survey is Step Three of a multi-faceted plan to strengthen your heart and build your Faith.  Step One was when you were strengthened in belief by reading your Bible, and defining the King James Bible as the Word of God.  The Second Step was defining “Missions” as the core of our Church. 
            There are many more steps and chores that must be completed: learning to be faithful in Church attendance, learning that tithing is required, learning, learning, and more learning.
            We as Christians must realize that to retire from Christian service isn’t a good thing.  God tells us in these verses below that He will take away un-productive branches.  I believe He is telling us we can be called home short of a full life here on earth when we fail to respond to His call to produce.
            Wellington is a farming community, of farmers that know about growing crops.   You and I are the tillers of the ground for God.  Our job is to turn the soil and seek the lost, gather them to the flock, teach them and let the Holy Spirit convict their hearts, and then teach them, to plow and turn that soil for more lost souls.
            Jesus came and turned the soil for you.  He sought you in the bars, in the gutters, in homes where no god lived, nor where there was no hope.  He gave you Hope and eternal life.  Give to those who have no hope and help them gain their eternal life.

Bro John R. E Chastain

John 15:1-4  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  (2)  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  (3)  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  (4)  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

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