Go Home!

November 9, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

The man whom he had delivered from the demons asked to go with him, but he sent him back, saying, Go home and tell everything God did in you.” So he went back and preached all over town everything Jesus had done in him.

~Luke 8:39, MSG

QUOTE

Charity {agape} should begin at home but it should not stay there.

~Phillip Brooks

my thoughts redJesus stepped out of a boat on the Gentile side of the Sea of Galilee and encountered crazy mad man who ran around naked cutting himself with rocks and screaming at the top of his lungs. If I see a naked man running toward me, I get back in the boat immediately and row hard. Jesus moved straight toward him and began speaking to the demons that were in control of his life. This guy could rant and rave for days and he worked 24 hour shifts: he was super energized by the demons. He could not be arrested or locked up: they tried that and he always broke free. Jesus transforms this man. He cleans him up and gives the devils permission to enter the hogs. The first mention in the bible of deviled ham or potted meat. Jesus restored this man completely and someone gave him clothes so he is both clothed and in his right mind. The natives are restless and they ask Jesus to leave and so the restored man ask if he can go with Jesus. Strange as it may seem, Jesus says no, Go home and tell everything God did in you.” The man obeyed. He became the only Christian evangelist in the region.

James Robinson told the story of a young boy named Mike who came from a large but poor family. Although his clothes were a mess, Mike sat on the front row and took in every word that fell from the pastor’s mouth. He was an avid believer but his family was persecuting him daily for his faith. Mike got so discouraged that he planned to run away from home. When he shared his plan with his pastor, the pastor said, “Mike, you cannot run away from home, you are the only missionary to your family. If you run away, there will be no one to lead them to Christ.” After a lot of prayer and encouragement, Mike agreed to go home and be a witness to his family. It took time but eventually, every member of his family was saved. Many times the place to begin is at home.

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  • Today is cow girl boot Sunday for ladies and $20 Day for the men. I want all men who can afford it to bring a $20 and I’ll tell you what to do when we get together. The $20 deal is for men only.
  • Today we pray for Senior Adults.
  • GOLDEN GIRLS had great turnout, best ever!!!
  • Veteran’s Day November 11
  • November 16…Special recognition of DHS Volleyball Team followed by lunch for Team members and parents.
  • November 16 during the PM service, we are going to dedicate the Ramp in the FORTE.
  • Luke 14 Feast November 23, 5:30 PM
  • Two more Chick-Fil-A Wednesday night suppers before Thanksgiving…Nov.12 and 19.
  • You can sign up to get your family photo for new church directory today!

EXTRA/EXTRA

The Stimulus And How It Works

{By Bobby Stork}

One is from Chicago, another is from Kentucky, and the third is from New Orleans. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The New Orleans contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $9,000. That’s $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.” The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $7,000. That’s $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.” The Chicago contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$27,000.” The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure?” “The Chicago contractor whispers back, “$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.”  “Done!” replies the government official. And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan worked. Remember…Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.

 

 

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