Matthew 16:18, Jesus says He will build His church. Mark 16:15, He told the disciples to go into "all" the world, and preach the gospel to "every" creature. He gave no regard to race, sex, age, or national origin. If you believe in Him as the Son of God through whom you receive your Salvation, then you are welcome into His church. First Assembly serves God in preaching that same gospel to 'anyone' who desires to hear it, and welcomes "all" into our church, ~ saved or not ~. It is our prayer that if you do not know Jesus as your Savior, you will find Him here, and if you are already a saved soul, then we pray that you will find a comfortable, friendly, welcome atmosphere in our church, feeling you have found a loving place to continue your Christian growth.
Visit the Assemblies of God World Missions website. The Assemblies of God is one of the largest, if not "the" largest world missions organization. Taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into all parts of the earth............ http://worldmissions.ag.org/about.cfm
“I’m just a shepherd and a fig picker,” protested Amos, fending off accusations that he was a professional prophet—just in it for the money and prestige. We don’t know how willingly Amos prophesied, but we do know that many men in Scripture were reluctant to follow God’s call. Think of Moses, Gideon, and Jonah. Two of them did not feel qualified, and all of them questioned God’s wisdom in assigning them their respective tasks.
I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel” (Amos 7:14,15).
God often chooses the most unlikely candidate to do His will—often someone without the official credentials needed for the task. God often uses an individual with an unlikely skill set for the work at hand.
Don’t let your own insecurities keep you from being used by God. You might not feel qualified to do what God is calling you to do, but if you put your trust in Him you might just see Him do something wonderful.
Challenge for Today: Are you willing to step outside the bounds of your résumé to serve God?
James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:6
"When you humble yourself and realize your dependence on God,
He will lift you up."
We often worry about finding our way in life, making the right decision, taking the right road, etc.
What we need is a map that gives us direction, and a companion who has an intimate knowledge of the way, and will ensure we interpret the map correctly.
The Bible is such a map, and the Holy Spirit is our companion and guide. So, as you make your way through life, use both the map and your guide.
Never begin a trip, or make a decision without praying first. In all you do, keep Christ first in your life. Every day we have to make decisions on different things. Our goal should be to please God with these decisions. That is why we should always ask ourselves, "is this just a good decision or is it a God decision?" :)
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and in your service to God.