Wednesday, February 01, 2012



Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.

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We must hold out the message of God’s Word or hold the Word of life to people. And who is the Word of life? Jesus. The word became flesh and dwelt among us, John said. Are you holding out the word to anyone? In other words, are you talking to anyone about the Lord?

All of us need to hold out the Word of God or the message of the gospel to others any chance we get! Willingness is a big part of getting the job done. We don’t need a Bible College degree to do the work. We just need a heart for others!

Romans 1:16 6For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek...”
Purity in the eyes of God is a matter of loving people enough to hold out His Word, His gospel to them!

After a violent storm one night, a large tree, which over the years had become a stately giant, was found lying across the pathway in a park. Nothing but a splintered stump was left. Closer examination showed that it was rotten at the core because thousands of tiny insects had eaten away at its heart. The weakness of that tree was not brought on by the sudden storm; it began the very moment the first insect nested within its bark.

Is this not similar to us? We can look good on the outside, be neatly dressed, even have good manners, but on the inside there could be a certain amount of rottenness?

Hebrews 12:14 “14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

We all need to strive for purity or holiness in our lives. If there ever was a “must” for life, this is it. Keep working at your faith. Don’t complain. Live to lead people to Christ.

Notes from message by Steve Shepherd on Purity, Jonesboro Christian Church, AR


“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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