From The Desk of the Bishop

                                                                 

“ Saving And Changing One Life At A Time” 

    March 17, 2017 

 

Greetings:

Our theme/assignment for 2017 is “Saving And Changing One Life At A Time.”  The theme is based on Luke 19:10 which states “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. (New King James Version)  Jesus came to save all the lost, regardless of their back-ground or previous way of life.  Through faith, the lost can be forgiven and made new. I have notice that so many people are transferring out of this life because they feel that there is no hope.  Our assignment is to seek the lost prodigals, share the love of God which can be found in His Son, Jesus Christ; and with the guidance of Holy Spirit help them find their way back home.

God wants us all to witness to the lost and seek out to save those who are separated from Him. The scripture tells us in Luke 15: 4-7  “What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ”Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost! I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”

Let’s go to the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that our houses may be filled.  Our mission is mandatory to change ourselves and our world with God’s help, by following his Word. We are to rock our world with the love of Christ.  I know our mission might seem overwhelming, but it is remotely possible to accomplish what Christ has assigned us to do. Be bold as lions!  There is a voice calling each and every one of us to become as bold as lions.  It takes boldness to step out, to be led by the spirit in this age of conflict, to spend time with Him in prayer, to hear God clearly in the world of un-clarity, to get up after we make a mistake!

God is calling for some lions to rise up and deliver us from our sinful natures today.  He wants His power to roar through you in victory! God has a plan for every one of us to succeed and to become bold lions for the sake of his Kingdom!

Victory In Jesus! 

Alexander J, Hardy, Jr. 

Bishop Alexander J. Hardy, Jr.