Meditations (Web)Church

A year (and a bit) in the life of NewSpring's first Web pastor

The word of God speaks so we don’t have to

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Perry Noble gave me the incredible privilege this month of reading the word of God over @NewSpring’s congregation, first at a prayer service and then for our Christmas services in Anderson.

Everyone should have the chance to do that.

It reminds me that after all the effort we put into production and message preparation, the Holy Spirit moves through the word of God, and the word is sufficient to save sinners all by itself.

As I prepare to debut in my role as NewSpring’s web campus pastor, there are going to be a lot of words exchanged back and forth, whether in social networks, blogs, chat rooms or IM.

We would do well to remember that one well-chosen verse can make up for thousands of words of explanation about why our God is good, why he wants his lost children to return to Him, and how abundant the life is that he has planned for us in Him.

One thing we should all pray: Father, do not make us timid in using your word. Do not allow us to be self-conscious about what others will think when they hear your Truth. Just let me be wise in rightly handling your word, choosing when to speak it and trusting that your spirit will do its mysterious work in their hearts.

Do you think we use scripture enough in our everyday conversations about Jesus? Do you have advice based on your experiences?

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Written by NickCharalambous

December 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm

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  1. Great post, well said…

    “Father, do not make us timid in using your word.”

    I think some times we forget this. Sounds like a great service over there this morning, our Church Administrator and his family were able to worship with you guys this morning on the main campus.

    Scott Fillmer

    December 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm

  2. Thanks for the comment, Scott. This weekend was amazing … at least four people I know personally came to Christ or had family come to Christ … It is incredible to be part of a move of God like this, and I think that it’s just part of a wave of awakening throughout the world that is going to break all over the place! Can’t wait!

    ipiphanist

    December 21, 2008 at 8:47 pm


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