04/21/10

Sisterhood

Sisterhood  Revised April 24th, 2013

Sisterhood: Connecting Women For GOD’s Glory

 

 God created woman. She was beautifully and wonderfully made in His image, and even though she became subject to the Fall—through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, today’s woman is privileged to inherit into the Kingdom of GOD.

 

Hebrews 9:15 states:”… Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.”

 

 Church women have the capacity as sisters in Christ to unite their hearts and minds together in worship, celebration, service, and encouraging one another. The fruit produced is the Garden of GOD’s Heart, and Jesus makes each flower bloom in its own way in its own time.  

   

  Song of Solomon 2:1 says:“I Am the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valleys”. KJV

 

  What is more beautiful than a fresh, white lily–the rays of the sun striking rainbows on it’s flesh, the sweet dew glinting as diamonds. Jesus as the “Lily of the Valley” gives forth a marvelous fragrance as the source of miracles in our lives. He brings refreshing healing to us in times of crisis, in times of hurt and pain. Does your pain seem prolonged, even endless? Do your prayers seem to go unanswered? Trust in the divine miraculous intervention of the Living GOD! Not only is He willing and able to deliver you, but he will also shower you with fragrant blessings from on High. The lily in the natural world will fade from view–the “Lily of the Valley” will never lose His beauty, or His fragrance, or His heart.

 

 The miracles of Christ reveal GOD’s work of restoration–delivering and restoring His Creation. Making the blind to see; the lame to walk; the dead to rise is Christ’s way of showing the grace given to us. We are never deserving of the miracles in our lives. These miracles are gifts from above. Let us be thankful that we have a Savior who cares for His Creation enough to die for our many sins. That is the ultimate miracle.

 

 Through Christ, we are given power to raise the dead, to heal, to deliver, and to set the captives free. The church is the bride of Christ and the church is composed of people, not walls. That is why it is so important to bear witness to share with others who are going through experiences that are similar to our own already delivered circumstances. Such is the power in ministry, and the power in women’s ministry.

 

 Women’s ministry addresses the desires and needs of others whether they are spiritually, physically, mentally, or emotionally based. As sisters in Christ it is our desire to pray restoration and deliverance into the hearts of those women entrusted to our care. It is through seeking connection to the LORD that we can experience the agape love revealed in Christ that is spiritual, selfless, and a model for us to follow.

 

 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the LORD, and not unto men, knowing that of the LORD ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the LORD Christ.” Colossians 3:23 &24

 

                                                                            Charlene Kirst

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04/9/10

You Matter More Than You Think Update

The women are truly enjoying the teaching: You Matter More Than You Think by Dr. Leslie Parrott. We have been exploring our roles as women in GOD’S Kingdom by studying women in the scriptures–Ruth, Deborah, Mary, Mary and Martha, Tabitha and others.  We are also studying Paul, Barnabus, and Timothy as additional  examples of servant leaders. The goal is to inspire each other through teaching the WORD to be our best for the Kingdom as women ordained to do the LORD’s service. We will then apply these principles to our lives and the lives of those around us.

04/3/10

Easter Greetings To All: Revisited

 Easter Revisited  for March  31, 2013

 

 

Once again, Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of our LORD and SAVIOR is here. This is the season of recognizing the sacrifice that Jesus the Christ made for each of us to have access to eternal life. Through intercession, Jesus paid the price for all of ours sins committed and not yet committed. That we are not worthy of such unconditional love has been covered by His blood shed for the remission of sins. We are all loved beyond our own comprehension.

 

 

A striking portion of scripture that epitomizes this love is found in John 21: 1-25. Jesus had prepared hot coals and was cooking fish for the disciples as they struggled for a catch. Just as when they had first met, Jesus told them to “throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some. When they did, they were unable to haul the net because of the large number of fish”. This was representative of the many “fish” or followers of Christ yet to be caught for the Kingdom of GOD.

 

As we contemplate the true meaning of Christ’s sacrifice we should focus on the “Great Commission”. First of all, Easter is for everyday and everyone. That the holy day is celebrated once a year does not detract from the fact that Easter’s message applies each day. We are as Christians to fish for others to gather them into the Body of Christ. GOD’s Holy Spirit guides our fishing methods as all are not the same. However, each method should contain the same message and yield the same result. Why make Jesus’ sacrifice and love nil? To give His act meaning is to spread the Word and the Joy of Salvation. Then we may partake of the Lord’s Supper just as Jesus shared bread and wine with His disciples before His death, and then shared bread and fish with them after His resurrection.

 

 

Easter should continue long after the calendar appointed time of its celebration. In a world and a time when men do not want to hear the Word of GOD, let us as followers of Christ continue to study, teach, preach, and spread the news of the gift above all gifts–Salvation.

 

 

                                                                          A Joyous Easter, Charlene

 

 

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