Motivated to shine for Jesus! Been fellowshipping at Calvary Baptist in Westminster MD for 8-months now. Every so often I log onto Sermon Audio to listen to one of Pastor Leaman's messages from before I started fellowshipping at Calvary. I am so blessed to hear God's word faithfully expounded and taught. It truly helps me to fight the good fight of faith and to want to shine for Jesus. However I know that it's really Him shinning through me because I am crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ who is taking up residence. For the life I now live in this flesh I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. God forbid I should glory save in the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ. To God be the glory for the great things he has done through the preaching of the gospel. Amen.
Torn away from the church (8/26/2011)
Great Sermon! A sermon that should be listened to by those who have fallen into sin, and had been restored by God's grace. Sad is the person who has been sidelined by the church. Told that they should now be spectators only & not be involved in speaking on behalf of Christ. Peter was told in Luke 22 when you turn strengthen your brethren. I believe you may no longer meet the qualifications to be in the office of an elder, but never shut up, rather tell people of God's love, mercy & grace. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. That is not a title that belongs to the church. Restore one that has fallen & then rejoice with them in the grace of God. Don't silence them!!
In the providence of God, I was born into a strong Christian home in Frederick, MD. Shortly after I was born, my Dad felt called of God to the mission field. After several years of college preparation, we traveled halfway around the world to serve as missionaries in Papua New...