Going into the Darkness with the LIGHT
LISTEN NOW! John, Pat and Chris discuss how important it is to go into the darkness with the light of the gospel. They discuss a couple from Georgia who went to the drug infested slums of Brazil to share the love of Jesus to a people. CBN reports that American missionary Eric Reese spends his days in the poverty and violence that is there. By doing so, he’s bringing light to one of the darkest slums of Rio de Janeiro. “I see that every person here is a creation of God. And that when Christ went to the cross, He went to the cross for these people too,” Reese said.” They continued to discuss how Eric said that it was not about him or his comfort. What would happen if the church realized that it wasn’t about them but about Jesus and other people? What would happen if the church would truly appreciate all the Lord has done for them and reach out to others who do not know Him? Jesus said those who have been forgiven much love much. When we are truly walking in love we are looking to do for others. They continue to discuss why they believe America has lasted for so long and concluded maybe it’s because of all the missionaries that have been sent from America all over the world. Christians need to be in all areas of darkness shedding the light of the gospel while we have time left.
Just a Mustard Seed of Faith is all you need
John, Pat and Chris discuss how all you need is just a mustard size seed of faith. Jesus describes the kingdom of God much like a mustard seed; very small in the beginning but when planted in the ground it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. Faith is like a mustard seed, it has enormous potential to grow and do big things but it only works when it is planted in the ground. Faith works when faith is planted and faith is planted when action is taken. When the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith Jesus didn’t say sure no problem but instead told them that if they have faith a small as mustard they can tell a mountain to move from one place and go to another Matthew 17:20. The emphasis is not on how much faith you have but rather the exercise of the faith that you do have.
Be a Guardian of Your Heart
Pat, John and Chris discuss the importance of guarding our hearts in light of Proverbs 4:23 NLT “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” They continue to discuss the importance of guarding your heart from getting contaminated by protecting and guarding the sources that access your heart like your eyes, ears, and thoughts. Jesus said in Mark 7 that, it’s not what goes into a man that make him unclean but rather what comes out of a man. They challenge us to ask God to help us to search our hearts that they may be pure.
Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O god, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. “