(Acts 5:40-42) His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.
(1 Peter 3:15) But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
(Galatians 6:10) Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
(2 Timothy 4:3-5) For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
See if you can accept these concepts
What if He wasn't there when we needed Him?
What if He wasn't available to hear our prayers?
What if He came only to do the fun stuff?
What if He got tired of being our High Priest?
Deserve all of the above and all that follows.
How can this be?
People just went on strike for full time jobs
Our wants always seem to be full time
Full time fathers, mothers, husbands, and wives
We expect our lights and telephones to be available full time
We expect those we love to love us in return - FULL TIME
Why then should it be different in the Church?
Why shouldn't we have a full time church with a full time ministry and a full time congregation led by a full time pastor?
Don't the sheep need a full time shepherd?
Don't we? Do you really believe God wants us to have less?
Some say we can't afford a man of God anointed to tend the sheep. I believe we can't afford to be without one.
There is always a way for those who trust in the Lord. Come, let us reason together.
The American president, JFK, once said; "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." Let's borrow from JFK and.…
Ask not what your God can do for you. Ask what you can do for your God.
Ask not what your Church can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Church.