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Are you full of Joy?

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Other

It has been really awesome to see God fill up the food pantry this week.  God answers prayers!  I really pray that we can see Christ impact and change people lives through our food pantry ministry.  I am so blessed that God called me to a church that believes in doing ministry.  My prayer is that we would see more and more people getting involved with all the various ministries we do here at FBC Henryville.  If you want to know what you can do.  Come see me and lets pray and ask God where He wants to place you.  The reality is that God is moving in our church, and if you want to be involved all you need to do is say, “here am I Lord, send me”.  The only true joy and satisfaction that can be found in this life is in Christ and His will for your life.  Christians, please get plugged in here at church doing what God has called you to do.  Really I should change that and say get plugged into Christ and He will plug you into His Church where He wants you to serve.

John 15:1-11  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  (2)  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.  (3)  Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.  (4)  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  (5)  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  (6)  If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.  (7)  If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  (8)  By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.  (9)  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  (10)  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.  (11)  These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

So there you go.  True joy is found in Christ, and those who are abiding in Christ are gonna bear much fruit.  Which means if you are plugged in to Christ, then He is plugging you into His Church and your bearing much fruit.

I’m gonna go for now and get to studying for Sunday.  My title is “Living Water”.  I really love studying God’s Word.  The more I study the more I realize how ignorant I am and how incredibly amazing He is.  Please be praying for God to speak to your heart.  Pray for your brothers and sister in Christ.  Pray for the lost of our community to come hear the Word and believe the gospel.  And invite someone to come with you this Sunday.

In Christ,

Toby

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