Nuggets

 From Holly’s Lecture, January 5, 2016:

Spiritual Gifts – defined:

Spiritual gifts are presents that are supernaturally bestowed

on every true follower of Christ for the building up of

the body of Christ and for the glory of God.


From Jane’s Lecture, March 24, 2015:

“An intimate connection with Christ is dedicated to hearing God’s voice and then doing it!

The Christian life is active.

It has everything to do with one’s whole life in obedience to God’s call through action.

It requires not only a mind, but a body too.

It is a call to be obedient to the One who made us…

Actions must follow what one believes else one cannot claim to believe it. 

What I DO is what I BELIEVE!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


 From Holly’s Lecture, March 17, 2015:

We need to stamp everything in our possession with the reminder:

Given by God, owned by God and to be used for the purposes of God. (1)

Rather than ask, “How much of my money should I give to God?”

we learn to ask, “How much of God’s money should I keep for myself?”(2)

(1) Dr. Richard J. Foster   (2) John Wesley


 Click on highlighted title for Karen Dodd’s handout:

What NOT to say to a couple struggling with Infertility


 From Holly’s Lecture, December 3, 2013:

SIN WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN YOU WANTED TO GO
    SIN WILL COST YOU MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO PAY
    SIN WILL KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU WANTED TO STAY.


From Pennie Ross’s Opening, November 19, 2013:

THE DEVIL IS THE ONLY IDENTITY THIEF YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT — BUT HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR YOUR SIGNATURE. HE’S FISHING FOR BIGGER THINGS — HE’S PROWLING AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DEVOUR. DON’T LET THIS DEVOUR YOUR JOY OR STEAL YOUR PEACE.   “DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED AND DO NOT BE DISMAYED!!”

 WHO REALLY KNOWS YOU, PENNIE?  WHO KNOWS THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD?  WHO KNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WERE BORN?  WHO IS REALLY YOUR LIFELOCK?  AND  IT’S NOT THAT SERVICE YOU JUST SIGNED UP FOR.  ‘“I KNOW MY SHEEP, AND MY SHEEP KNOW ME.”  I HAVE ORDAINED YOUR DAYS ON EARTH AND WRITTEN THEM IN MY BOOK.  I HAVE PROMISED TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY BEFORE MY FATHER.  “DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED, AND DO NOT BE DISMAYED!!!”


From Holly’s Lecture on Deborah and Gideon, November 12, 2013:

YOU CAN HAVE A REVIVAL……

If all the sleeping folk–will wake up;

And all the lukewarm folk–will fire up;

And all the dishonest folk–will confess up;

And all the disgruntled folk–will sweeten up;

And all the discouraged folk–will cheer up;

And all the depressed folk–will look up;

And all the estranged folk–will make up;

And all the gossipers–will shut up;

And all the dry bones–will shake up;

And all the true soldiers–will stand up;

And all the church members–will pray up;

And all that are in debt–will pay up.

–Frank Knox