Now that You know, Who will You tell?
And as they went to tell his disciples , behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All Hail!. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethern that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. (Matthew 28:9-10)
We who are called the Ecclesia, the church, the called out ones, should all be committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The unfortunate reoccurring theme for the Body of Christ is that the church is becoming increasingly quiet. We are too busy talking about a lot of things and forgetting the one thing we need to always be sharing. "Now that Yu know, Who will you tell?
The Apostle John records the women who went to the tomb and are on their way to tell His disciples that Jesus had risen. Many who say they are believers have not had a personal encounter with the Lord. Perhaps the reason is that they failed to carry out His plan for every believer to go and tell somebody about Jesus.
Whatever you have been talking about, or for whatever reason you have been silent, it is time to tell somebody what you know. You know that he saved you. You know that He got up with all power in his hand. You know that He loves you and He cares. You know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Now that you know, what you know, about the Savior who died and rose again, who have you told? "Now that You Know, Who will you tell?
Pastor SP Courtney
Do You Manage Money or Does Money Manage You?
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (1st Timothy 6:10-11)
Most believers will join a conversation about praise, about worship and even about healing. However, many saints struggle to commit to giving and managing their finances in a Godly manner. Managing our finances is more than about budgets and balance sheets, we must also consider where or what do we treasure? Are we confident and consistent givers who give cheerfully or do grudgingly and reluctantly tip God? "Do You Manage Money or Does Money Manage You?"
In his letter to Pastor Timothy Paul give clear guidance for believers as it relates to how we view money and possessions. Verse 7 reminds us that we brought nothing into this world and will certainly leave without anything. Everything we have on this earth is temporary so how much should we really value or retain verses how much should we give?
We are to not let money overwhelm us nor allow it to be first in our decision making or thought process. Money is not evil but the love of money is not only evil it is the foundation which evil stands. We must flee even the thought of being obsessed with finances and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith and love. These are priceless gifts and treasurers that money cannot buy. "Do You Manage Money or Does Money Manage You?
Pastor SP Courtney
Will You Restore the Fallen?
Brethern, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
In a world where social media exposes the failures and faults of all there are many who stand in need of restoration. There are those who have found themselves in difficult circumstances and despite trying their best to do good, as the apostle Paul reminded us, evil will always be present. When believers find themselves observing the demise, the fall of another brother or sister in Christ, we are required to offer our assistance. Whether a friend, family member of stranger, we must put ourselves in position to be a blessing to the fallen. "Will You Restore the Fallen? "
The Apostle Paul is writing to the church in the region of the Galatians and in it he is encouraging believers to support one another in the faith. In this verse he gives specific instructions to those who are spiritual. He did not indicated that these were deacons, ushers, preachers or choir members. He did not suggest that it was about their title or position, but rather Paul said "those that are spiritual. Spiritual means to be rational, If you are spiritual then you have the ability restore another from their brokenness, restore them from unrighteousness.
It is important for every believer to understand that they are responsible for the restoration of their brother and sister in Christ when they fall. Encourage them to meek, understanding that today it is them, tomorrow it could be you. "Will You Restore the Fallen?
Pastor SP Courtney