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Geterdun! 11/8/15
 
GETERDUN!!!! 11/8/15




2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  

A VERY special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Amanda and Ms. Sharon Rogers today 11/8/15!!!

STUDY-from <G4710> (spoude); to use speed , i.e. to make effort, be prompt or earnest  :- do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

Please forgive me as in the course of my writing today's sermon, I transgressed into yesteryear on YOUTUBE!

" MY MIND IS GOING THRU THEM CHANGES"-a tune by Buddy Miles led me to MOUNTAIN-(Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi), song called "THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY WESTERN."

I ALWAYS wanted to/desired to be a musician!!

Even as a young child, I well remember standing on my bed and wailing along with Marty Robbins the sad tale "EL PASO!!!!"


CIRCA 1959!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about a CATHARSIS!!?? Even I am embarrassed now.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

STUDY-from <G4710> (spoude); to use speed , i.e. to make effort, be prompt or earnest  :- do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

This Verse is mainly quoted ONLY in context to the STUDY of the Bible, but.......

please allow me to expand on this one word-STUDY.

While discussing the Bible and God's Work in general with a fellow Minister last week, he bemoaned the FACT that "too many Preachers do not hone their craft!"

In other words, they do not take the time to "do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study."

I cannot find verification of this quote alleged to be from MLK, but it goes something like this:

" Sundays in Church are the LOCKER ROOM, and the remaining days of the week our playing/battle fields of life!!!"

In other words, brethren, we need to be PREPARED/TRAINED for life and battle!!

Every Sunday, MILLIONS and MILLIONS of people sit transfixed in front of their wide-screen, flat televisions and gasp at the theatrics of TRAINED athletes as they PERFORM at dizzying heights of magnificence.

But their electrifying act is one learned on the sidelines of PRACTICE!!!!

And YES, perhaps they were GIVEN amazing God-given abilities BUT they also "HONED/WORKED their craft with hours, days, weeks, months, and even years of UN-seen PRACTICE and old fashioned WORK ETHIC!!!!!!!

Some people have been known to spend their entire lives carving amazing and intricate caves or planting beautiful fields of flowers.

Others build amazing sand castles only to watch them wash away at the changing of the tide.

What are WE-YOU AND I-doing for and with the Lord!!??

Are We HONING our craft FOR THE LORD!!?? Are we

" STUDYING to show OURSELVES approved unto God

WORKMEN/WORK WOMEN that needeth NOT to be ASHAMED???????"

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)
10  Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Are WE doing our BEST "for the Lord!!??"

Colossians 3:23 (KJV)
23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

I WELL remember singing in a wedding a few years ago, at a Church I had never been before.

As I stood on that stage to sing, I saw a sign hanging at the BACK of the Sanctuary that simply stated:

" AUDIENCE OF ONE!"

The sign was APPROPRIATELY hung so that the performer-the one on stage- would be properly forewarned of who he/she was performing for!!!!

" ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE"

proclaimed a famous line from William Shakespeare!

AMEN AND AMEN!!??

I could go on and on with this message, BUT I will attempt to close it now.

Oh-One more Verse-my FAVORITE-The one Verse my entire life and ministry is based on:

Luke 16:10 (KJV)
10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  

You and I are NEVER too old to learn/study/improve!!!!

I AM GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

SMILE!! ALL my life I have learned/studied and tried to be a better

" musician/guitarist/choral director/preacher/man/husband/father/teacher/worship leader," but I have STUDIED voice?

As such, I begin (Lord willing?) taking voice lessons next Thursday!!

I have no idea the reasoning and why-I just feel "led of the Lord" to do so!?

OUR journey is not over until we are under the earth and on the way to Heaven!!!

As I OFTEN quote to many:

" GETERDUN!!"

GOD BLESS YOU AND....................................

GETERDUN!!!!

PASTOR DOUG
 
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