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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Once a week a group of men gather in a local restaurant for fellowship and breakfast. Each time we meet a different person leads a short devotional then we chow down and have some fellowship with breakfast. This week the devotional was short, but powerful. I would like to share it with you here.
There seems to be a lack of a responses to invitations to non-Christians to give their hearts to the Lord, both in church settings and outside the organized church. The consensus was that how can we expect others to do this if we as believers in the resurrected CHRIST are ashamed of showing our own true beliefs. To make this point there were three scriptures used. I would like to share them with you and then offer you a short challenge.
Romans 1:16 (KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Was Paul ashamed of his faith? Not hardly, look at how bold he is when delivering the message of salvation and faith. If we do as Paul does and concentrate on God and what God does and forget about ourselves and the inadequacy we feel then any part of being ashamed will leave and we will become true warriors for CHRIST.
Hebrews 1:3 (KJV) Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
CHRIST is not only the spokesman for God, He is God Himself. CHRIST is the same God who spoke in the Old Testament. He worked with God in creating the universe. You want to look at God? Look only to CHRIST and you will have a clear view of exactly what God is like as He was God encased in a human body. Remember that the next time you feel yourself slightly down sliding and starting to doubt.
Remember what we are told about being witnesses in all that we say and do. Acts 1:8 (KJV) (But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.) is the example for all to follow in this. Remember the Gospel is to reach all ears, and if you have someone near you that has not heard it, you can make a difference.
The challenge is simple and is probably some of the most memorized and familiar verses there is: John 3:15-18 (KJV)
15: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17: For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18: He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
As you go about your daily living, remember these words and apply them in every circumstance, living your life not for yourself, but for CHRIST.
Special long term daily Prayer Request
God has blessed me with four mentor pastors, one of which is Rev. Don Demars. Don has a wonderful wife, Theresa, and ten of the greatest Christ loving kids in the world. Don's three oldest Dusty, Allie and Casey off to the mission field. Casey is in Romania, Dusty is on his way to India and Allie will be off to Panama this coming Thursday.
They are dong exactly what Jesus instructs all Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to do, they are complying with:
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Please keep the three of them in your prayers and remember to pray for Don and Theresa too, imagine having three of your babies out in the world.
Thanks and the Lord bless you all ten fold,
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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The Lord be with and bless you all and please keep me, Jim, Steve, Channing and Cecily in your prayers. They are the working backbone of Christianpatriot.com. Amen.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
Pray for Jim, he is in Iraq disarming roadside bombs as an S-6 in the US Army.
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The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
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