Monday, October 18, 2010

What Is The Will of The Lord?

              When I read the verses below, I wondered to myself how many of the members of this church know what the “…will of the Lord…” is in their personal walk.  Consequently, my concern is for the Church, and if our body is wholly fragmented with believers who know and with believers who have no idea what God would have them do with their lives, we as a Church could be in a lot of hurt.
              We are at a crucial time in our Church’s history, planning our 70thAnniversary, working on remodeling our building, and strengthening ourMission program.
              We must first look at each of these important items and determine importance.  70 years as a foundation in a community is a great achievement. We have a spectacular heritage behind us, and we are looking forward to 70 more years here in Wellington, if the Lord continues to tarry.
              We next need to look at our remodel.  Our building is 60+ years old,  and in dire need of a face lift, to keep it from looking like an abandoned church building.
              Lastly, we need to look at our Missions, a program setup and conceived by God to get His Son’s message out to the world.  This is our current heritage, supporting Missions.
              Now that we have looked at them all, which one will honour our Lord and Saviour the most?  Which one will, without doubt, show us the “…will of the Lord…” in our own lives and the life of the Church?  All of these are important. God teaches us to remember our Heritage, and we should.  He allowed Solomon to build a beautiful Temple.  Yet, the “…will of the Lord…”  Biblically is shown to us through men in the Old Testament and through Jesus as He built His NewTestament Church.
              We see that Jesus never built a church building.  He taught us to be fishers of men, to spread His Gospel throughout the world.
              Our mission here is to Glorify God and support those who are “…fishers of men.

(Matthew 4:19)  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
             When we became a Christian, we said, “I will follow Jesus.”  This is the day to prove whether you know God’s will in your life.

Bro. John Chastain

(Ephesians 5:15-20)  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;  20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

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