Christ has Risen!
Reggie Webb Date: 4-14-19 Edenton NC
Story of Samson and Delilah-Samson’s final Revenge-Judges 16:23-30
So happy to have Pastor Reggie back for a time of illness. He gives thanks to all that rayed and continue to pray for his full recovery.
As we approach Holy week, I thought let’s ‘break bread words’ together that might give us meaning, understanding and love of living holy lives. Today let’s look at Holy! Let’s share what we know about it and hope to expand our knowing as we share our ‘bread words’ together.
News Worthy Bullentin:
1 Peter 1:15… “But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, 16) for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 17) Since you call on a Father who judges each one’s work impartially, conduct yourselves in reverent fear during your stay as foreigners.” Berean Study Bible
Holy for me and my limited daily thoughts in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, Prophet, Priest and King would be; Holy, I’m set apart for sacred use.
I would like to share a photo taken by Allan Hunt, OBX, of paint strokes of the sky by the Holy One! . Please say a healing prayer for Allan as he is on a healing journey.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.—Matthew 28:5-6, NRSV
Easter season is the most exciting time of year in church calendar celebrations as I see it. Come and see! Come and find a colored egg in a bush! Come and see a white bunny in a basket providing chocolate goodies. All good! Oh, less I forget my new frock and Bee Bonnet. There is joy and fun in rejoicing with the news of all news, “come and see!”
Once we go see and experience the life-death-living-resurrection power of the living God like the women at the tomb we then have something to go and tell. “Come and see!”
“Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.”—Mark 10:51-52, NRSV
Have we ever had a question like this proposed to us by the divine? “What do you want me to do for you?” Did we ID correctly? The question seems to be asking us to identify what would make us whole by naming the need that separates us from God and maybe others?
If we heard the question, do we have enough humility to ID our needs? This particular interaction with Bartimeus, the blind man, that Jesus was having shows boldness,(called out) humility,(removed his garment) trust, (faith)hope,(expectancy) and desire (aptitude for).
What do you want me to do for you, asked Jesus?
So often I have joined groups singing, believing and doing;
🎼”Reach out and touch the Lord
As He goes by
You will find He’s not too busy
to hear your heart’s cry. ♥️
He’s passing by this moment
Your needs He will supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.”
“If your heart is sad and lonely,
There’s no peace anywhere
There’s no one left to comfort
No one left who seems to care
Oh just cast your cares on Jesus
On His strong arms just rely
Just reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by“…
As we pause to celebrate the greatest of miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth…are we acting out of divinity by being His answer to those that sing this hymn in prayer and expect results?
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you...”It is there for each and every one of us” (Teresa of Ávila).
“Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven...”
Merry Christmas as you show and share Christ to all. Just as Elijah had to strain his ears to hear the still small voice of God, let us to do likewise as we Reach Out!