Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thoughts to ponder & time of reflection...

Thoughts to ponder & time of reflection...

If we don't take time to commune with our Father in Heaven by prayer & reading His written Word, can we say we know Him?

If we do not take time to do what's pleasing to Him by faith in sharing His goodness & the Love of Jesus with those around us, can we truly say we love Him?

If we do not heed His warnings and gentle directions by His Spirit, can we say we truly listen to Him?

If we carry not our cross and die upon it daily to the wills and desires of our flesh, can we truly say we follow Him?

If we examine not our walk & not apply His sweet teachings to this temporary life, can we truly say we are His students and He the teacher?

If we do none of these things, yet say we "believe", can we truly expect to spend eternity with Him?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Sunday School teacher —a steward

The Sunday School teacher —a steward
By C. H. Spurgeon

“Give an account of thy stewardship.” Luke 16:2

I see nothing in the Bible that should lead me to believe that the office of the preacher is more honourable than that of the teacher. It seems to me, that every Sunday School teacher has a right to put “Reverend” before his name as much as I have, or if not, if he discharges his trust he certainly is a “Right Honourable”. He teaches his congregation and preaches to his class. I may preach to more, and he to less, but still he is doing the same work, though in a small sphere. I am sure I can sympathise with Mr Carey, when he said of his son Felix, who left the missionary work to become an ambassador, “Felix has drivelled into an ambassador;” meaning to say, that he was once a great person as a missionary, but that he had afterwards accepted a comparatively insignificant office. So I think we may say of the Sabbath-school teacher, if he gives up his work because he cannot attend to it, on account of his enlarged business, he drivels into a rich merchant. If he forsakes his teaching because he finds there is much else to do, he drivels into something less than he was before; with one exception, if he is obliged to give up to attend to his own family, and makes that family his Sabbath school class, there is no drivelling there; he stands in the same position as he did before. I say they who teach, they who seek to pluck souls as brands from the burning, are to be considered as honoured persons, second far to him from whom they received their commission; but still in some sweet sense lifted up to become fellows with him, for he calls them his brethren and his friends.

"Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Saturday, May 4, 2013

More open doors & more of You Lord

More open doors Lord, this world desperately needs Your precious Son.
More open doors Lord, with courage & strength to endure all pain, heartache, rejection & more.
More open doors Lord, Jesus declared He is the ONLY way.
More open doors Lord Your people need You now.
More open doors Lord with perseverance to the end.
More open doors Lord without compromising for false friends.
More open doors Lord, redeem the time that's lost.
More open doors Lord, have mercy there are countless souls to win.
More open doors Lord, pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh.
More open doors Lord, You are faithful and true.
More open doors Lord, we are desperate for YOU!
More open doors Lord and courage  to go through.
With boldness and Love Lord, draw these failing hearts to You.
More of You Lord, and less of this flesh.
More of You Lord, and all that is needed to finish this test.