Preaching the Word of God

I don’t know where is this came from but I would like to share it with you.

There was a church looking for a new minister. There were many who came to this small church and gave sample sermons to the elders. One day a man came by and preached a wonderful sermon to the elders and he was hired.

Sunday was here and all were excited to see, meet and hear the minister. He walked to the pulpit and gave the same sermon as he did to the elders. That was all right the other parishioners had not heard it yet.

The following Sunday he preached the same sermon. Well though the elders, we will see what he does the next week.

The third Sunday rolls around and sure enough this new minister preached the same sermon three times to the congregation and four to the elders. They thought is this the only sermon he know or what is going on here. The elders mustered up the gumption to go speak with their new minister. “Pastor, we are a little concerned. We have heard you speak 4 different times and every time you have spoken the same sermon each time. How come?”

“Well, the way I see it, if we’re not getting what the Lord is sayin’, then why go on to something else.”

Are you getting what the Lord is speaking to you or are just wanting Him to go on to the next thing.

 

Can you hear His voice - photo by Candy Clonts

2 Timothy 4:1-5
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

God bless you. It is only by His great grace that are we able to have the hope we have in Him. Many blessings to you.

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Over-Heard a Story about Enoch

Luke 21:28
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

I just over-heard a story about Enoch that blessed my heart. Maybe you have heard it before, but I had not. I trust you will enjoy it also.

First of all Let us see who Enoch was or just refresh our memory a bit.

Genesis 5:18-24
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: 19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. 21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

 Hebrews 11:5-6
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 Jude 1:14
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these,…. 

To th the best of my knowledge this is all that is said about Enoch. He was the son of Jared; father of Methuselah; was sit a young man; he walked with God; he had faith in God; and he pleased God. Then he was no more…

The story goes something like this.

A mom asked her young daughter “what she learned in Sunday School today?”

The little girls said they had talked about Enoch.

“Oh,” her mom said “what about Enoch.”

“He took a walk with God,” she told her mother.”

“Where did they walk to?”

The little girl looked intently at her mom and told her the story of Enoch. “You see mom everyday God would come and knock on Enoch’s door and He would ask Enoch to go for a walk with Him and Enoch did whole heartedly. Everyday God and Enoch went for a walk and talked. God would knock at Enoch’s door and He’d come running out to go with Him. Enoch enjoyed his walks with God so much he started to wait on the porch for God, then they would go for their walk. Then Enoch began to wait the gate for God and they would for their walk. One day when God met Enoch, He told him they were going for a long walk so they better get started He had a lot He wanted to tell him. They walked all day long. It was getting late and Enoch asked God, ‘shouldn’t were turn back it is awfully late?’ God replied to Enoch, “your house is a long way away and we are so much closer to Mine, why don’t we just go to My house.”

I trust this has blessed you as much as it did for me.

An open door - photo by Candy Clonts

The Lord wants to walk and talk with us every day. He has so much He wants to tell us. One day SOON Jesus will call us to go on one of those walks and He is going to be taking us home with Him.

  Luke 21:28
28 …look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready?

Many blessings to you. God’s grace to you and walk in His wonderful hope for a glorious new day in Him.