Brothers today I am praying for energy and courage to be a good and faithful servant. Lord help us to be good and faithful servants (Mt. 24:45,46 Mt. 25:21), making disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:18-20) and laboring to build Godly households, communities, businesses, and institutions (Mt. 5:13-16) to carry out our mission for the next 100, 1000, 10,000 generations or until Your return, King Jesus! Let it never be said of us, “What had become of their faith so that it was now so flabby and unable to stand against the enemies of God in their time?” pg 42 Letter to the American Church
““Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.” Matthew 24:45-46 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.24.45-46.ESV
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:21 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.25.21.ESV
FRC: Pray Vote Stand Pledge
“The future of America is in the hands of Christian men and women who will commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for biblical principles to guide our nation. As a follower of Christ led by the Spirit of God and anchored in the Word of God, I commit to advocate and advance biblical truth in my home, workplace, school, church, community, and nation.”
Will you commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for America this November? https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=CHECKOUT&dmy=B67634D9-C2D6-F7F3-10C158D6793709B3&srcItem=PT22I01&fromItem=FN22J01&x=0
How about this, not as an endorsement of this particular ministry, but as an example for organizing and kingdom building…
“It might not be long before speaking Biblical Truth will land you in a jail cell… Time is short. But at least for now, there remains a narrow opportunity before us to take a stand, to speak openly, to exercise our God-given freedoms, and to see the lost saved from hell. We must seize the opportunity at hand — storming Satan’s stronghold and invading his territory. We need to go on the offensive and do it in the name of Jesus, who said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Matthew 28:18)” Leading the Way: Evangelistic Celebrations https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?e=38fcb66caa&u=a3bed5be4843ac180b2b30e35&id=5f7b1314f1
Look how they are working and building to make disciples of all nations…
Hiring new team members to manage every aspect of this strategic outreach.
Bringing local pastors together for vision-casting meetings — reaching across ethnic and denominational lines to aid them in reaching their city for years to come.
Creating training materials to equip local churches to evangelize their neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
Assembling committed prayer teams to launch each city-wide celebration.
Equipping pastors, church leaders, and prayer counselors to bring in the harvest, discipling those who come to faith through these Evangelistic Celebrations
Taking dominion, making disciples.
THE GOOD NEWS
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth. We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, our Creator. Our rebellion has brought “all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice… envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” to the world. Romans 1:29-31 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.1.29-31.ESV
Therefore we justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” Romans 3:10-12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.3.10-12.ESV
But good news! God is merciful and loving. Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place. Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.15.3-8.ESV
We need only believe it, confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after! “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9-11 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.10.9-11.ESV
There is hope. Believe in Jesus! ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.3.16.ESV
It doesn’t matter who you’ve been or what you’ve done, God stands with arms wide open, ready to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1jn.1.9.ESV