Craig ?, National Leader, Baptist Union, brought thanks for hosting a successful national conference yesterday.
I choose you:
- Paul was the Osama bin Laden of his day; Persecutor of Christians.
- Yet God chose him.
- Why? Uniquely qualified and yet totally unsuitable.
- His success depended on God’s grace.
God does that:
- He chose you.
- What are you going to do with it?
- But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses
- in Jerusalem,
- and in all Judea and Samaria,
- and to the ends of the earth.
- Manukau is our Jerusalem.
- The ends of the Earth may be just over your backyard fence. The nations of the world are here. Go take a look at Hunters Plaza food court.
- After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count,
- from every nation,
- people a
- and language
- standing before the throne and before the lamb.
- (Take a look at Michael Jackson’s video “Black and White” for a glimpse of the diversity of heaven)
What’s the fine print?
- Caution: being a witness for Christ may result in:
- false accusations
- Yet when we are weak, then we are strong.