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Whats Your Capacity?

Have you capacity?
Capacity is the perspective to see more than your peers, visually
Capacity is the passion to connect apostolically
Capacity is the heart to be enlarged doctrinally
Capacity is the faith to step beyond denominational walls geograpically
Capacity is the knowledge to market to a global community creatively
Capacity is enlargement through engagement.
What’s your capacity?
Are you growable ?

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Sound Doctrine is it important!

2 Timothy 4:3-5: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

The “itching ears” syndrome. Sounds good like it buy it! they don’t know truth so when the hear something that sounds good they want to buy the CD! let me say something truth cannot be changed and the church cannot be reinvented, upgraded or modified. If you want to know how its done, what you supposed to believe, and what to preach about, look at Acts. The apostles doctrine (Acts 2:42) It contains all that Jesus taught (Acts 1:1) and all the prophets spoke about. If a man cannot adhere to the apostles doctrine then he aught not to plant a church or be a minister of Jesus church. He should learn until he knows the revelation of the one true God and his name then if God calls him to work for him. Maybe the Lord will employ him as a servant.  (Rom 1:1)

1 Tim 4:16: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

A man of God has to be able to save others, if his doctrine is unsound how can he even save himself!

Is having a good meal important?
So too is having sound doctrine.
1. Sound doctrine is not only important its commanded.
2. A man without sound doctrine will be a castaway or a reprobate (2 Tim3:8).
3. A man without sound doctrine will deceive others and he himself be deceived
4. A man who teaches heresy brings upon himself swift destruction (2 peter 2:1 )

Take heed unto sound doctrine. How do you know if its sound? Its Jesus doctrine, it’s his truth and its his way, because he himself is the truth and the way. Doctrine reveals him who he is and what he said about himself. Since he is truth then anything that said of him makes him less than God is a lie! If it points to Jesus as Lord and God, preach it! If it don’t, leave it!  (John 2:22, 23. Acts 23:12).

Incarnation Truths

who touched me?…the woman was made whole from that hour (Luke 13:10-17).

To touch Christ’s garment is to believe in his incarnation, No one would have such faith in a mere man. To make a fool of ones self unless he was more than just a teacher among the crowd. Her approach, her push, her touch revealed one big truth, this man is unlike any other. God is among us and the word tells us from that self-same hour she was made whole.

Friend what we think of God determines what we get from God. our knowledge of him determines our passion about him  She came with fear and trembling, her humanity approaching holiness, sickness approaching life.  How can we who are earth-bound and sin prone, touch an unapproachable God? Our uncleanliness separates us from one who is so holy,

When we want instruction about something, we would ask, “just “touch” on that for a few minutes!” Yes friends ask the Holy Ghost to “touch” on the subject for a second, the incarnation, his oneness , his greatness, God just “touch” on that, how you became flesh, give me a word from Heaven, a revelation of your name. Just a touch of insight into this mighty truth can deliver me from this thing that has me bound and infirm. Yes I will have to push through the crowd of heretics, and unbelievers, yes I will have to shuv off religious opinion, philosophical conclusions and man-made traditions, but Lord I know, you are Jesus. Show me your Godness and I’ll get my wholeness!

Jesus one of us, so that we can become one like him. That’s the power of the incarnation!

Launch out into the Deep

Launch out into the deep (LUKE 5;4)
The deep will unlock new levels of talent in you
The deep will reveal hidden secrets of knowledge that will make you prosperous
The deep will reveal a new kind of faith that you’ve never used before
The deep will give you a new passion for God’s new thing
The deep will take you out of old territory and into new ministry
The deep will end your frustration with small things and bring you contentment with God’s big thing
The deep will end your association with whats familiar and take you into a season of that which is eternal

Launch out into the deep with.
.. Your biggest business idea
.. Your greatest ministry step
.. Your best sermon in print
.. The God given dream in your heart

Launch out today… Go find your DEEP… This is your season
Paul

Creating a Community of Transparency

Interior view of a two level auditoriumThe church community is one of openess and transparency. Where there’s openess and transparency there can be trust and where there’s trust there can be change. The problem in a church is not where there’s a conflict of beliefs or ideas but rather where folks cannot open up themselves to even look into things unknown and not understood. Being transparent says I trust you with what I know and I trust you with what I have to show you. Transparency means I’ll be corrected if I’m wrong and I welcome your correction. Humility says, I’ll look into that and if its of God i’ll embrace it. Transparency and humility make great community.

Peter calls Jesus “God.”

Peter called Jesus, “God and our Saviour” in 2 Peter 1;2 and yet called God the “God and Father” of our Lord Jesus Christ in 1 Peter 1:3.

While many emphasise the scripture in Matthew 16:15 where Peter is asked by Jesus, “who do you say that I am?” and he replies,  “You are the Christ the Son of the living God.” Obviously Peter knew Jesus in the flesh as the Son yet here after his ascension knows him to be the one true God. For on no less than four occasions Peter refers to Lord as “Saviour” (1:11,2:20,3:2,18). Saviour is another name for God in both Old and New Testament, and Peter calls God Savior here in the New.  Our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It is as we compare scripture with scripture do we arrive at sound doctrine, especially on the Doctrine of God. To become proficient, efficient and excellent in our doctrine we have to compare scripture with scripture rather than make a doctrine out of one text. Doctrine gives us conclusions and foundations. One cannot have foundation without doctrine. and in the case of God and our understanding of God. Jesus must always be the cornerstone of our revelation of him

Taken from “The God Notes” by Paul B Thomas

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