Friday, February 26, 2010

Like a Child...

This video truly speaks for itself on so many levels. Listen to the prayers of these children - may this be the cry of our hearts...

Matthew 18:1-4

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Taking a Stand...

The other night, during my "20-minute tease" at Barnes & Noble, I picked up the first book that caught my eye - 'Jesus Freaks II Revolutionaries' by DC Talk. The first line I read was this...

"Jesus came to comfort the afflicted, but He also came to afflict the comfortable."

I immediately thought of Pastor Terry's message on Sunday, 'Styrofoam Watchmen'. (If you missed it, you can listen to it HERE.) I continued to read...

"Throughout history, true followers of Christ, have been revolutionaries. As the trends of society have been dictated by the herd mentality, these men and women of God have stood up and said, "Hey, wait a minute. That's not right!" They reached our their hands to people the rest of the world walked by without a glance, they spoke out when shutting up would have saved their lives, they distributed bibles when others were passing out ammunition, they took God places other people called "God-forsaken," they picked up their crosses and followed Christ when others cried, "Lord, Lord," but did nothing. And for this they were called "Freaks."
"those who know the truth can't help but stand up for Him and tell others about Him"

Proverbs 1:32
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,and the complacency of fools will destroy them

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


John 17:11
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.

John 17:20-23
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

unity is the word...
God has been speaking this to the body for some time now and it is extrememly exciting to see His word coming to pass. It extends far beyond New Life Church...God is uniting believers across the board...ONE body. From TheCall to OnePrayer to theRevolution, the common goal is the same - to unite as ONE - praying for and reaching out to a lost and dying world.

Ephesians 4:1-6
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:29-32
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.