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#047 – Air Date 12/9/2018
THE FACE OF GOD
This Weekend – To be honest, very few stories I hear or tell bring a tear to my eye. This one does! For some reason, this story by Joe Reagan touches a responsive chord in my heart and soul. It reminds me of our “early days” in the ministry was money was tight and there were times that we had to make choices. How long can be wait on paying this bill? What has to be paid now? Can this bill ride another week or two? Some of you know the drill. Maybe that’s why this story may touch you deeply. Listen to this story twice! It’s about seeing the face of God in the people God brings into your life to help in ways they’re not even aware of. Have a tissue handy, just in case.
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WHO’S YOUR SHEPHERD?
Message 7, Airing Week of 12/10/2018
What’s Your Worth?
This Week – What are you worth? Have you ever been asked that question? According to the Word of God, your worth is connected to the One who owns you! Psalm 24 says that the earth is the Lord’sand all that is in it, including all those that have live in it! That means He claims ownership over everything in the world, including you and me!
Monday (12/10) – We begin talking about an auction of some of the memorabilia of President Kennedy and his wife Jackie. Many items were “normal” items you might see at any estate sale today, but their value was greatly increased because of the one who owned that item. If that’s true,your value just went up knowing that the Lord God Almighty claims ownership over you! That makes you special and very valuable.
Tuesday (12/11) – I have books in my library that have special“value” to me because of the person that owned the book in the past. The value to me is really determined by previous ownership, not current book price. Your value has been determined by the One who “made” you and the One who“bought” you by the blood of Christ. Your spouse belongs to the Lord; your children do as well. Your parents, siblings, and everyone we know belongs to Him! Do you and I understand that?
Wednesday (12/12) – Verse 4 says that those who belong to the Lord have “clean hands” and a “pure heart”. Clean hands have to do with behavior and character. A pure heart has to do with inner attitudes. David then says a man or woman who belongs to the Lord does not “lift up their soul to an idol”. We explain what that means using what happens at a wedding reception when people “lift up a toast” to a bride and groom. Let it speak to you about what’s going on in your life!
Thursday (12/13) – We share the most powerful missionary story from the last half of the 20th Century. It’s about a couple from Canada by the names of Don and Carol Richardson who were missionaries in Dutch New Guinea. It’s a story that you may not want small children to hear. But if you’re able to, you need to hear this story! It will speak to you about what it means to “serve the Lord” in a remarkable way! Most people have no concept of what it means to serve the Lord in 2018.
Friday (12/14) – We conclude the story we began yesterday of a missionary couple who worked with people who casually murdered people right in front of their home! We conclude talking about your value to the Lord, by using this text and one from the New Testament. You are loved because of the One who made you; you are loved because of the One who gave His life for you on the cross. Please listen to this final excerpt from this message today.