Jesus said to ask, seek, knock and we will receive and find, but it’s a process and not a one-and-done deal, Pastor John teaches in his continuing series on communication. Message delivered 3/29/2015.
We want to hear from God … Well, he has told us to love one another … so that’s something we can do. He’s told us not to judge each other, to share the Gospel, to pray for each other, to pray for the lost to be found and for the sick, and to treat others the way we want be treated. When we begin to do the things God has asked us to do, he speaks to us in the middle of it. Message delivered 3/22/15.
Here is the list of suggested ways to communicate Christ:
COMMUNICATE CHRIST TASKS
Targets Of Love: Family, Neighbors, Strangers, Co-workers, Acquaintances, Church Family
- How can we share Christ and His Word this week?
- Pray for and Invite!
Sacrifice a few of your hours this week and serve a family member. Call them up and offer to help them in anyway. Cleaning, organizing, fixing things around the house, moving furniture, etc. Offer your time for their benefit.
Target: Someone who regularly serves you
Make cookies or a nice treat for your garbage man, mailman or both. When you hand them the gift, let them know how much you appreciate their service.
Give something away. Buy coffee, pay for a toll, pay for a lunch, bless financially. As followers of Christ, we have the capability to impact lives with our generosity.
Identify the unpopular person or a person you don’t get along with at work. Take them to lunch, write an encouraging note, give them a gift (Pen, journal, wrench etc) and pay for it. Show an interest in their life.
Shovel a few driveways, rake, cook a meal, make a desert for a busy family, buy pizza, invite to dinner, etc.
Target: Church Family
Write them an encouraging note. Maybe buy a nice gift to go along with it. Build someone up with words of encouragement and affirmation. Remind them of who they are in Christ.
Prayer is essential in having a good relationship with God, Pastor John says, but we often don’t understand it. Prayer isn’t some ritual or act we perform … it’s more like the conversation between a loving parent and child. Message delivered 3/15/15.
Zach Zirbel discusses the vital importance of communicating with God. In those times when we feel most like crawling off into a corner to sulk, those are the times we most need to open our hearts to God. Message delivered 3/8/15.
Zach’s message ended with this video: Derek Redmond’s brave finish.
Guest speaker Bob Sorge, author of Secrets of the Secret Place and many other books on spiritual living, describes his daily process for entering the holiest of holies … the bosom of God. Message delivered 3/1/15.
For more information about Bob Sorge, click on this link.