GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Tis The Season! 12/9/15
 
Tis The Season! 12/9/15




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

" Hi readers, 

My name is Jo Ann and at present I am Joshua's (JOSHUA DRUCKER) voice outside the walls.

 A few days ago I received a Christmas card from Josh with words of love and encouragement.

As I sit here tonight I was thinking about all the cards that I know he has taken time to send something that most of us have quit doing over the years as technology has advanced.

I want to encourage you to buy a card and send one to Joshua thus making this the best Christmas he has had in years.

And knowing him like I do I can assure you that he will respond to each of you, Here is his address:

Joshua Drucker #905815
P.O. Box 3877 
Jackson, GA.30233 

I thank you so much if you decide to make contact with him. May God richly bless each of you.......Jo Ann 

If you would like to make a donation to help us get books into the prison system:

(Joshua has written THREE books-SERMONS FROM DEATH ROW, 1&2 and JOSHUA'S JOURNAL)

just inbox me here and I will let you know how to do that also.

Last year Josh bought small gifts for as many inmates in the prison as he could.

Maybe not much but when you have nothing anything is great.

Again Blessings!"  

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!

Rarely have I ever enjoyed Christmas!!

The WHY'S are myriad, but mainly I hate the idea of "forced" giving.

GIVING because one is "supposed" to?

As Pondered this yesterday, the Lord reminded me of a local Church situated on the main highway to The Atlanta Raceway.

Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the raceway-traffic is backed up for miles and miles.

That particular year, this Church decided to make homemade sausage and biscuits and sell them to the travelers as they sat trapped in their cars in the early morning commute.

The sold nary a ONE!!!! NOBODY, NOBODY purchased a single sausage and biscuit!!

However, one lady asked to use the Church restroom and as she left, she gave a $20.00 offering-key word-GAVE!!!

" FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE!"

GIVING is "supposed" to be JOYFUL!!

2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV)
7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give
; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  

" GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

CHEERFUL-from the same as <G2436> (hileos); propitious or MERRY (" hilarious "), i.e. prompt or willing :- cheerful. Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

Is it not called "MERRY" Christmas!!!!!??????

OUR Bible aptly declares that We are to GIVE "NOT grudgingly, or of NECESSITY!!!"

In a hate filled world gone stark mad can WE not GIVE????
Luke 6:45 (KJV)
 
45
 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.  

Every time I pass a Salvation Army red kettle, I WANT to give!!

I rarely carry any cash and have to remind myself daily when I purchase items to get some cash back.

It is PERSONAL for me now!

Years ago, when Amanda got injured, this same SALVATION ARMY made THREE mortgage payments for me on my home.


Look before you leap, think/PRAY before you give!!!

I used to believe that once I GAVE the monies/effort/time, etc. was no longer my responsibility.

I GAVE and it was up to the recipient to answer to God for.

I no longer believe that way!

Suppose YOU gave to a charity claiming to build an orphanage in Haiti?

For many years YOU gave and then decided you wanted to SEE this orphanage YOU had FAITHFULLY given to.

YOU flew to Haiti and sadly discovered there was NO orphanage????

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

TIS THE SEASON!!

Today, beloved, let the Lord guide YOUR giving!!!

GIVE only when YOU are POSITIVE it is God GIVING through you and TO whom!!!

" FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE!"

PASTOR DOUG

Please feel free to contact me anytime at  DOUGGHC@AOL.COM or  by phone:

404-295-5644 or 

CHURCH ADDRESS:

70 Stone Rd.

McDonough, GA. 30253

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