GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Man In The Mirror! 4/17/16
Man In The Mirror 4/17/16



Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  

15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  

16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

BELOVED, YE (you and me) ARE the light of the world!!

AND, as Mama used to say:

" Don't say WHO! YOUR feet don't fit no limb-you AIN'T no owl!!!!"

YOU/ME ARE the light of the world.

Yesterday, I had the distinct honor and privilege of opening a music festival to a large number of attendees.

I was tasked with an OPENING PRAYER and dedication to the LORD JESUS CHRIST and also sang THE LORD'S PRAYER and one other song.

I also was invited by the host to bring mine and Joshua's books to be GIVEN freely-I sell NOTHING in this ministry as I FIRMLY believe:

Matthew 10:8 (KJV)
8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  

I did not write that book-GOD DID!

I left there late last night DISAPPOINTED in myself-often times WE are our worst critics!

Thoughts and condemnation of things "I should have/could have/would have" flooded my brain and dominated my sleep last night.

Many of the attendees know and knew my story and many had read my sermons and books.

But here is where it gets interesting and here is where I explain the title of today's message.

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!

James 1:22-23 (KJV)
22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  

23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

Sadly, I realized last night AFTER my performance and day long attendance I had "failed the Lord!"

You may ask How, Pastor Doug?

You DID what you came to do-you PRAYED and sang and attended AND brought your books to be GIVEN away!!??

May I splain, Lucy?

In MY VAIN attempt to be humble and UN-obtrusive-not wanting to attract attention to myself-

I DID NOT attract attention to myself?

You say HUH? Isn't that a good thing, Pastor DOUG????

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matthew 5:14 (KJV)
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  

Matthew 5:15 (KJV)
15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  

I BROUGHT my candle but never LIT it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

satan convinced me of my "attempt to gain glory and attention to myself" when IN FACT he tricked me and prevented me from LIGHTING and distributing my Light!

I "put it (my light, my TESTimony) UNDER a bushel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

There were people there that needed a FREE copy of my books.

Several people did request books of which I freely gave and others came up to me needing an encouraging word from me.

A DEAR friend of mine-a woman who saved me from drowning several years ago-asked me during the day why the host had NOT announced my book being there, free for the taking.

When I meekly mumbled, "I did not want to distract from the music and intent of the festival," she mumbled back,

" THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO NEED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!"

Her reply startled me and I am glad now that she was not looking me in the face.

A MIRROR has but a few PURPOSES in life.

I thought this morning about how MIRRORS are often attractive because of the ornate beauty of their various settings-think of a beautiful, elaborately sculpted hand mirror.

WE are CALLED to be MIRRORS-MIRRORS reflecting the GLORY OF GOD!!

TODAY, do not FAIL as I did!!''

DO NOT ALLOW sATAN TO HIDE YOUR LIGHT!!

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO SEE/HEAR YOUR WORD AND TESTIMONY-TODAY!

In closing, please know I have FREE books for the asking!

AND OTHERS HAD TRIAL-PASTOR DOUG DRUCKER

SERMONS FROM DEATH ROW-VOL. 1-JOSHUA DRUCKER

SERMONS FROM DEATH ROW-VOL. 2-JOSHUA DRUCKER

JOSHUA'S JOURNALS-JOSHUA DRUCKER

These books are available for sale at Amazon.Com but please not order there and pay inflated prices-

I WILL FREELY GIVE THEM AS GOD PROVIDES THE MONIES!!!!

Do NOT allow satan to accuse you of being VAIN and self-seeking IF you are attempting to LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!!

" HEAL THE WORLD, MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND FOR ME!"

MICHAEL JACKSON


GOD BLESS YOU TODAY!

PASTOR DOUG

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