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Sunday, June 05 2016 00:00

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:1-3 (ESV)

The children’s game “Simon Says” has simple rules.  When “Simon” says to do something then, that’s what the player should do.  Simple.  When we play, we concentrate hard and listen closely to follow the instructions exactly.  The important thing is to listen well enough to follow the leader to the letter.

How is that we miss this so often when it comes to Scripture?  Paul says:

“. . . walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called . . .”

He then carefully describes the meaning of the manner.

God’s word is not just to be memorialized or simply memorized but applied.  We are actually expected to live in this way!  Humility, gentleness, patience, love, unity, they are our DNA.

“Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me.  And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”  John 14:21 (ESV)

Help us, Father, to live out our faith daily!

– Dale

 
SUMMER PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, May 22 2016 00:00

June is jumping!  From Flip Flop Sunday on June 5th  to the college age doing a special thing on the afternoon of June 12th.  From Father’s Day June 19th and our babies being dedicated on June 26th.  Not to mention Boys’ Mission Camp coming in mid-month along with Comite Kids’ Softball League ministries and the fact that July is Jehoshaphating  (you get it) with Girls’ Mission Camp, Youth Camp, and “Back to School Bible Blast!”

It’s going to be dripping this summer . . .  dripping-hot and dripping with opportunities and blessings for everyone.  Please mark down the dates, pray for all those involved, and plan to participate in what God has planned on the Comite church field this summer.

Comite, Church of Compassion . . . C3 is the Summer place to be!  Invite as many as you can to come join in on what is happening and can happen as God moves in a powerful way!

– Dale

Last Updated on Monday, May 23 2016 11:10
 
ROARING FIRE PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, April 24 2016 00:00

“And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God.  We don’t need to tell them about it.”  1 Thessalonians 1:8 (NLT)

As the old saying goes: “You don’t have to advertise a fire!”

When we are burning bright for Christ it becomes apparent to the world.

The church in Thessalonica had such a flame going that everyone who came in contact with them was being singed and affected by their faith.  Paul states later in his letter to this church, that one of the most impressive proofs of their inward desire for Christ was their outward change.  They had turned from following the ways of the world and were living a God-focused life.

Living with a desire for the things of this world dampens our spirit, diminishes our flame, and darkens our walk . . . leaving our witness cold and lifeless.

Would it be possible for us to turn from our idols and live a Christ-centric life?  To do so requires a faith-walk that will set you in direct opposition with this gilded trap we call home.  But it’s the only possible way our small spark could ever catch hold and roar.

Let your wood begin to dry by seeking God’s guidance for your life today.  Just today!  Who knows it may become a holy-habit that will lead to a roaring fire!

– Dale

 
LISTEN PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, May 01 2016 00:00

I tried to think back and consider what advice I would have received favorably when I graduated from high school.  But then I remembered, I already knew everything.  It took a few more years of seasoning before I realized just how unaware and unprepared I really was.

When I walked across that makeshift stage on our football field with the 31 other graduates of that year – I fully expected to do as little as possible for as long as possible as I visited every beach in America.  One year later I was married and working every job I could find to make ends meet.

What has amazed me though through the years, are the many doors that have opened for me.  This could only happen by the power of the Holy Spirit, because quite frankly many of these pathways took me in some very uncomfortable directions.  But God used them all – and the wonderful thing about all of this is that it’s still happening.

Ok . . . Point! I wonder how many of these avenues I missed.  I wonder how many I would have missed had I not been striving to follow Christ?  So here’s the deepest thought that I can pass on to you . . . ready?
Listen!
Listen to God's call of salvation.
Listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading in your life.
Tune out the noise and listen – then follow.

– Dale

 
CAPTURED OR CAPTIVATED? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, April 17 2016 00:00

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made . . .” Genesis 3:1

What was true then is true today. 
Satan, in the form of a serpent, was able to effectively deceive those with arguably the closest physical relationship mankind has ever experienced with God.

This tells us something that we would do well to take notice of.  If Adam and his bride can succumb to the deceiver’s voice – then how susceptible are we?

Obviously “Christ within” is our only hope.  But we all know by personal experience that we possess the unique ability to ignore the Master’s voice.

This leaves us open to the subtlety of the enemy.
Within our “American Dream” culture, there are so many ways to become captivated by lessor kingdoms.

Our Apostle Paul urges us to beware . . .
“See to it that no one takes you captive . . .”  Colossians 2:8A (ESV)

Freedom must be carefully guarded.

– Dale

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