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 Happy Birthday, brother Greg!

Happy birthday brother! Hope that this next year of life is even more full of the things of God, than last year was. God bless!


 2009/4/13 19:36Profile

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 Re: Happy Birthday, Greg Gordon!

Happy Birthday!

May He reveal unto you an ever increasing awareness of His power and glory.

 2009/4/13 19:50Profile

 Re: Happy Birthday, Greg Gordon!

Praise GOD!

GOD Bless SermonIndex.

[b]'HAPPY' BIRTHDAY![/b] :-D

 2009/4/13 20:41

Joined: 2005/10/3
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Gonzales, La


Happy B-day brother. 8-)

Mike Androne

 2009/4/13 20:44Profile

Joined: 2008/10/24
Posts: 146


Happy Birthday Greg, May God fill your cup greatly!!

 2009/4/13 21:07Profile

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May God pour upon you His riches blessings today and always! Wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for all you do! It is greatly appreciated!

In Christ,
Wendy :-)

 2009/4/13 21:10Profile

 Re: Happy Birthday, Greg Gordon!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
[b]STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY[/b] by David Wilkerson

No one on earth can place you in ministry. You may be given a diploma by a seminary, ordained by a bishop, or commissioned by a denomination. But the apostle Paul reveals the only source of any true call to ministry: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Timothy 1:12).

What does Paul mean here when he says Jesus enabled him and counted him faithful? Think back to the apostle’s conversion. Three days after that event, Christ placed Paul in the ministry—specifically, the ministry of suffering: “For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake” (Acts 9:16). This is the very ministry Paul refers to when he says, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry…” (2 Corinthians 4:1). He continues, adding, “…as we have received mercy, we faint not.” He’s talking about the ministry of suffering. And he makes clear it is a ministry that we all have.

Paul is telling us Jesus gave him a promise for this ministry. Christ pledged to remain faithful to him and enable him through all his trials. The Greek word for enabled means “a continual supply of strength.” Paul declares, “Jesus promised to give me more than sufficient strength for the journey. He enables me to remain faithful in this ministry. Because of him, I won’t faint or give in. I’ll emerge with a testimony.”

A transfiguration is taking place in all our lives. The truth is, we’re being changed by what obsesses us. We’re becoming like the things that occupy our minds. Our character is being influenced and impacted by whatever has hold of our hearts.

I thank God for everyone who feeds his mind and soul with spiritual things. Such servants have fixed their eyes on what is pure and holy. They keep their gaze fixed on Christ, spending quality time worshipping him and building themselves up in faith. The Holy Spirit is at work in these saints, continually changing their character in Christ’s. These believers will be ready for the hard, explosive sufferings to come. Slothful, lazy, prayerless believers will suffer heart failure or breakdowns. They’ll be crushed by their fears, because they don’t have the Holy Spirit at work in them, transfiguring them. When the hard times come, they simply won’t make it.

Here is Paul’s final word on the matter: “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: but in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments…. [i]As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich” (2 Corinthians 6:3–5, 10). How do we “make many rich”? By outshining the hope of Christ in the midst of our sufferings. We offer true riches when we cause others to ask, “What’s his secret? Where does he find such peace?”[/i]

Amen - be encouraged!

 2009/4/14 17:58

Joined: 2009/3/16
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Happy Birthday Greg

May you continue to Abide In His Presence
Peace flooding your heart and home
Agape Love and joy unspeakable and full of glory guiding your steps
May the Lord Bless you keep you make His face shine on you and give you peace

 2009/4/15 9:14Profile

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Berkshire, England

 Re: Happy Birthday, Greg Gordon!

Happy Birthday! :-D

Darren Broadhurst

 2009/4/15 14:47Profile

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