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Wednesday, August 20 2008
I saw this while driving this morning.  It is a sign in front of a church.  I will let you draw your own conclusions...





This is based of my sermon from Sunday (preached at Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church in Dale City, VA - Pastor B. Ray)...

In the 4th chapter of Acts, Peter and John are seized by the elders of the temple after the man at the gate called beautiful was healed.  The Bible states that the leaders of the temple warned them not to preach the gospel...

Acts 4:18 (Amplified) [So] they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus.

Peter and John were no different than many throughout the scripture in their passion for the truth.  Their answer to this persecutors reveals something that should be in the DNA of every Christian and that is a willingness to do what needs to be done to further the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Their answer to verse 18 is found in verse 20...

Acts 4:20 (God's Word) We cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard.

It is this passion that can become contagious in the church.  In fact, it needs to become contagious in the church, but it is not without the sacrifice of time, energy, money and obedience.  Paul stated...

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

What are you willing to do to make it to heaven?  The minimum is never enough...

1 Peter 4:18
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

God is looking for people that are willing to become warriors in the fight to impact this world.  Warriors do not give excuses, but just do what needs to be done in the face of great odds.  They have the passion to accomplish the will of their superiors and in our case...

John 14:15 (Amplified) If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.







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