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SEPTEMBER 2021

Cornerstone Conference is a body of IPHC Churches existing to equip ministers and churches to fulfill the Great Commission!

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Video Update: Annual Conference & Global Outreach Service

Bishop Mike Ainsworth, Office of the Superintendent

Dear Cornerstone Family,

Due to the current increase in COVID related cases throughout North Carolina and Virginia, and in the best interest of our ministers and congregations, the Cornerstone Conference Executive Council is making the following changes to our upcoming schedule. Please view the video below from Bishop Ainsworth with these details.

*ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Our 2021 Annual Conference previously scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021, has been postponed until Saturday, September 17, 2022. More information will be provided soon, including decisions regarding our Ministerial Credentialing process.

*GLOBAL OUTREACH SERVICE - Our 2021 Global Outreach (GO) Service will not be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 as previously scheduled. Instead, a Virtual Global Outreach Service will be presented through video on Sunday Evening, October 17, 2021 @ 6:00 PM. More information about this special online event, including how to participate, will be provided soon.

I want to thank each of you for your understanding and willingness to work with us during this time. We pray that our ministers, members, employees, guests and their families, remain safe and healthy, especially during this time.

Sincerely,

Mike S. Ainsworth, Superintendent
Cornerstone Conference, IPHC

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6 Ways to Know if Your Leadership Might be the Lid to Growth

Bishop Mike Ainsworth, Cornerstone Conference Superintendent

(*Article by Dan Reiland)

As you develop in your leadership, you grow through “leadership lids” that can slow or even prevent your church from growing.

Start with this question.

What might be blocking or slowing the growth of your organization?

There is a long list of possibilities, but wise leaders always start with themselves.

That said, it is important to acknowledge that not all lids are directly connected to the leader’s ability.

For example, the pandemic of this past year that lingers may be a circumstantial lid, at least temporarily.

As leaders, however, we should not accept temporary circumstances as a personal leadership lid. So we press on and figure out a way!

It’s easy to get in our own way and trip over our own fears and insecurities.

The good news is, we don’t have to get stuck in our current level of leadership ability.

From good coaches to good books or sometimes just a cup of coffee with a wise friend, we can break through our leadership lids.

Step one is identifying your lid.

I don’t know what yours might be, but I’ve listed six of the most common here.

6 Common Leadership Lids:

1) When you stop growing.

One of the surest predictors of an organization that will eventually stop growing is that its leaders stop growing.

Life moves forward, and culture changes; the church today is not the same as it was years ago. We as leaders must continue to grow and get better at our work if we want the church to continue to thrive.

Growth as a leader requires learning and change. How are you growing?

Do you have a plan for growth? A coach? A supervisor that helps you become a better leader?

If yes, you can break through this lid. You can always begin to grow again.

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2) When your insecurities rise above your calling and gifting.

Insecurities are common amongst leaders, now perhaps more than ever.

All leaders have insecure moments; that’s very different from being an insecure person.

Of course, there are insecure moments; if you are leading, you are taking people somewhere you and they (together) have never been before. It’s uncharted territory, and you’re not always sure what to do.

But remember, just because you don’t know what to do, that doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing. You can figure it out!

Every time you solve another problem or challenge (figure it out), you break through the lid of insecurities, and you develop authentic confidence.

Read entire article here...

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People To People Afghanistan Relief Fund

Keith Gilliam, Cornerstone World Missions

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As you are certainly aware, the situation in Afghanistan is devastating. The world watches, comments, and pleads for governments to respond. Yet, our Church is positioned to ACT on behalf of the people. Bishop Asher Mansha of IPHC Pakistan is a leader of great influence. The IPHC is strong in Pakistan. In 2020, our collective movement exceeds 215 churches and more than 33,000 congregants. Kabul is not far from the Pakistan border. If you view the map, the shared borderline is quite large. Who better to serve these refugees than the church? Why not our church?

Below is a letter from Bishop Asher Mansha. I encourage you to read it thoughtfully. We have IPHC brothers and sisters on the frontlines who are ready and willing to serve those fleeing the Taliban. Will you consider partnering with us to meet the request of $10,000 per month for six months?

“Greetings to you. The situation in Afghanistan is very dire. People are in trouble due to uncertainty and the upcoming rule of the Taliban. There are thousands of Afghans who are entering into Pakistan from the Chaman and Torkham borders. There are 3 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan already.

On the Pakistan and Afghanistan borders, we have Afghans who are escaping in fear, uncertain for the future, and they lack food, water, clothes, medicines, and shelter. They run from Afghanistan leaving behind everything.

IPHC Pakistan wants to respond to this situation as the Bible says:

‘Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt’ (Exodus 23:9).

‘The foreigners residing among you must be treated as native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God’ (Leviticus 19:34).

‘Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers for by doing that some have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it’ (Hebrews 13:1-2).

God has set a high standard for treating those who are foreigners. His people are to love them as we love ourselves and treat them as citizens. The reason given. Because God, the “I am” commanded us to.

We have 23 team members on the ground near the borderlines who live near those areas. The need is big. We trust God. We can do something to express our practical and tangible love of God with them. It is a huge opportunity for us to share the gospel with them.

The Government of Pakistan says there will be thousands of Afghans coming to the Pakistan side in the coming six months at least, as it does not seem like there is any possibility to see stability and peace in Afghanistan. Our team needs $10,000 every month for six months to share the gospel and basic food items with them.

As the National Director of Pakistan, we request you to pray and share this news with our IPHC family. We hope God will prepare hearts to reach these precious Afghan people, who did not choose the Taliban.”

Bishop Asher Mansha

Project Number 09233PAFGHAN

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Volunteer Comeback: Advice to Help You Rebuild Your Teams

Jonathan Hill, Resident Director of Evangelism Ministries

*Article By Rich Birch

Today we are honored to have a guest post from Dr. Jason Young. He is director of guest experience at Buckhead Church and North Point Ministries, a nationally known network of churches with 36,000 people in average weekly attendance. He has also worked with numerous organizations, including Ford Motor Company, Life.Church, and Chick-fil-A.

His latest book “The Volunteer Effect: How Your Church Can Find, Train, and Keep Volunteers Who Make a Difference” would be a great resource to pick up for your team to read through this fall!

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Comebacks. You’ve likely watched one on TV or perhaps witnessed it in person. Regardless of the scenario, the associated emotion and excitement are contagious. The sound of the cheers of the crowd as a person or team makes their comeback is unforgettable.

Remember when Tiger Woods was on a winning streak for many years until his choices off the golf course caught up with him? Stacked on top of that, came several injuries and surgeries that sidelined him for a long time. We all wondered, “Would he ever return?” I remember watching him, in person, at the 2019 Masters and being in awe of his discipline, effort, and focus. He made a comeback and did so with a vengeance.

Remember Ramona Pierson? She was a mathematical genius and member of the Marines. One day when she was running with her dog, she was hit by a drunk driver. She spent months in a comatose state with 104 broken bones, a brain injury, and punctured lungs. When she woke up 18 months later, Ramona was blind and living in a nursing home. Having a lot of support from others and showing enormous grit and focus, she regained her sight; made it to the Olympics; earned her PhD; started and sold a company; and improved MRI machines to help surgeons perform precision operations on soldiers with head wounds.

You know what we see and don’t see about a comeback? We rarely see progress. Our view of the comeback is often limited to the result. Why is this important to understand? The result is not the goal. Yes, having a clear direction and destination is important, but the comeback journey is what creates those results. People can’t really appreciate what others do when making their comeback. They only see the result and celebrate. What about the pain in the process that nobody sees?

You can relate, right? You were dealt some blows over the last 18 months. There was this global pandemic, called Covid-19, that forced you and many other church leaders into navigating the unknown. Perhaps your challenges started before then but were exacerbated by your church temporarily closing its physical doors. When you reopened, something was different. Perhaps there were a number of these moments and responses, but one thing was undeniable: there were a lot fewer volunteers.

Can we agree that volunteers are the lifeblood of our church? Remember when you had volunteers helping care for the babies so parents could attend a church service? Remember when your guest services volunteers showed up to welcome guests? I could go on and on across every area of the church. You get it. Remember when your church building reopened but many of your volunteers did not return? In fact, your church building has probably been open for months, but still your volunteer numbers are low. Even worse, you are unable to open some of the rooms for children, or guests enter doors that remain without a welcoming volunteer. You simply do not have enough volunteers to create a remarkable experience. You are not alone. A lot of leaders in churches are also asking:

“How do we get our volunteers to come back?”

What if I told you that having all the volunteers come back is not the goal? What if the goal is to seize the opportunity to rebuild a healthy volunteer culture? Instead of being frustrated with getting volunteers to serve again, recognize the blessing of ministry reset. Through the efforts of your extra labor, something beautiful is born. Maybe it is possible that not all of your volunteers should return to your ministry. No, I am not being harsh. It’s possible, however, that some of your previous volunteers were more of a drain on the ministry instead of making it better. Perhaps, they are burned out; hanging on because they do not know how to conclude their service; becoming entitled, or a host of other reasons. This is when change is necessary to improve your ministry’s effectiveness for the glory of God.

Read entire article here...

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GMA Congratulation to Anthony Juarez and Noah Chaffin

Michael Hubbard, Cornerstone Conference RR/Boys' Ministries Coordinator

What a year it has been for those receiving their Gold Medals of Achievement! We now have two others scheduled and much congratulations and honor is due to these fine young men, Anthony Juarez (North Pointe PH Church Outpost) and Noah “Rising Bear” Chaffin (Redland PH Church Outpost)!

Anthony received his Gold Medal of Achievement on Saturday, August 21 and Noah will receive the GMA with Honors at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 12. The Gold Medal of Achievement is the highest advancement honor in Royal Rangers! Only about 2% of all Royal Rangers ever achieve this very challenging and honorable advancement level! We all are of course so very proud of these deserving young men! Blessings beyond measure over Anthony and Noah! Please send your RSVP’s and letters of congratulations as follows:

Anthony Juarez: Commander Will Benner, willbenner3@yahoo.com
Noah Chaffin: Commander Richard Hicks, cmdrrch@aol.com

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The “Rally” which is the Royal Rangers joint event every four years with all Royal Rangers in North Carolina (Cornerstone Conference, NC Conference, NC Assemblies of God, Pentecostal Freewill Baptist, etc.) will be held the weekend of October 1-3, 2021!!! The theme this Rally is “United in Prayer”!

The Cornerstone Conference campgrounds in Browns Summit, NC will be the location for many young men and their leaders for a weekend of activities, camping and most of all, spirit filled times of prayer, worship and seeing many transforming their lives for Jesus Christ and His service! This weekend is open to ALL churches boys ministries! Pray now for this event for an explosion and greatest move of God over all attending!

Those interested in attending the Rally or beginning Royal Rangers at your church, Outposts needing training or if you have questions, please contact Cornerstone Conference Commander, Michael Hubbard, cmdrhubbard@aol.com, 919-795-6355.

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7 Steps To A Great Vacation: How To Take A Full Month Off Work (Without Cheating)

Bishop Mike Ainsworth, Conference Superintendent

*Article By Carey Nieuwhof

Have you had a real break this year?

If you ask most leaders, the answer is no. Sure, they took time off, but they kept checking email, answering texts, solving problems or being on call ‘just in case’. So it was really a cheater vacation (trust me, I’ve taken my share of those too).

But you never really rest when that happens.

Recently I went one step further and asked leaders whether they’d ever taken a full month off work with no cheating.

Of the several thousand who responded, 81% said no…they never had. In addition, it seems more than a few of the 19% who had were teachers, where time off is simply given each summer.

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The reality? So many leaders never take a break.

And what’s that doing to us?

According to a 2021 Deloitte study, 82% of senior leaders regularly finish work feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. 59% say they are unable to relax or pause activity. 49% have trouble sleeping at night.

The problem is that leaders who never take a break eventually end up breaking.

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My Recent Experiment: A Full Month Off (No Cheating)

This year, for really the first time, I took a full month off. No cheating.

It broke a long standing track record of taking vacation but doing an hour of email every morning, checking in with the team, make a few decisions and responding to urgent matters or ‘crises’.

I’ve also done working vacations to finish books or big projects—working in the morning and ‘relaxing’ in the afternoon or evening. After several attempts at that over the years, I finally concluded that working vacations don’t work. You end up not doing great work or getting real rest.

So this year, I decided to take a full month off with no cheating. No checking email every morning (or any morning), no calls with the team, and zero decisions. The team ran everything.

The results? We prepped well enough that the team wasn’t overburdened, I was off, and we had a record month. On most dials in the company, we broke records. I didn’t make a single decision or intervention.

Enough people asked me to explain how it happened that I want to walk you through the exact process I used to help you take a real break the next time you’re off.

Whether that’s a week, two weeks, a month or longer, following the seven steps below can help set you up for success.

To get to the place where you take a month off, you have to move from what I call Level One of leadership to Level Two or Level Three.

Here’s a brief explanation of the Three Levels of Leadership.

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The Three Levels Of Leadership

From my perspective, there are three levels of leadership any leader or organization operate at. Each phase is more of an approach to leadership than it is a phase of leadership. While every organization passes through Level One, many get stuck there and never move on to Level Two. Even fewer ever make it to Level Three.

Read entire article here…

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Girls' Ministries Retreat Has Been Cancelled

Pam Rooker, Cornerstone Girls' Ministries Director

Due to the recent increase in Covid cases our Girls Ministries team has decided to cancel our fall retreat. We are very sad but feel this was the best decision for our girls. A lot of our activities are hands on and we don't feel these activities can be done safely at this time. We are planning on having an event in the spring and will pass along a date soon!

I encourage you to do something special for your girls on the local level. Check on your girls and make sure they are ok, this is a difficult season for both kids and adults. Please tell them this was a hard decision, we really wanted to see them all!

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One of the Stupidest Things I Did in 44 Years of Marriage

Joel Boyles, Resident Director of Discipleship Ministries

*Article By Thom S. Rainer

I’ve already changed the title of this article once.

It was originally “The Stupidest Thing I Did in 44 Years of Marriage.” Then I started thinking of so many dumb things I have done in my married life. I couldn’t be certain which one of the 537 acts of stupidity should be number one. They are all up there.

This issue, though, is near the top, if not the top.

What is that stupid thing I did in marriage? To be clear, I have not done this act of stupidity one time, but many times. Too many times. You would think I would learn by now. The stupid act? I tried to win arguments with my wife.

Don’t ask me how many arguments I incited. That’s not the number one point. The big issue is that I tried to win the arguments. So, why is that so stupid? Let me cite but a few reasons.

1. It makes my wife an object of competition instead of adoration. I have a competitive spirit. Okay, I have a very competitive spirit. But God did not give me my wife to compete with her. He gave me my wife to complement her. When I insist on winning a marital argument, I am saying that my ego is more important than my marriage.

2. Trying to win can bring out the worst in me. It exacerbates my anger. It augments my selfishness. It fulfills the “for better or worse” marriage clause, except it leaves out “better.” I am neither a good nor godly man when I try to win a marital argument.

3. I do not listen when I’m trying to win. I devalue my wife by not really listening to her perspective when I try to win arguments. I am more focused on my next line of argumentation rather than trying to hear her view. My actions communicate clearly to my wife that she is not worth the time to give her my full attention.

4. Most marital arguments are never resolved by rationalization. I know you’ve seen those incessant arguments on social media, particularly Facebook. Many people are convinced that their rational thought pattern will win the day. I’ve never seen it happen. When I try to win an argument with my wife, I see the solution as one in my head instead of one in her heart. Instead of winning her, I want to win the moment for myself.

5. My wife is right more times than I am. That’s one of the stupidest reasons for me to try to win the argument. Can I really win when I am wrong? She is wiser and more godly than I am. Why should I think for a moment I really have something to lord over her?

Okay, it may not be the stupidest thing I’ve done in 44 years of marriage. But it sure is one of the stupidest.

And here is the sad part. Every time I come away from an argument convinced I have the upper hand, I have lost already. I have told my wife that my ego, my selfishness, and my desires are more important than she is.

And if that’s not stupid, I don’t know what is.

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2022 Renew Save the Date

Attention all Ministers Wives!

Trisha Ainsworth, Ministers' Wives Coordinator

We are very excited to announce that we will hold our next “Renew” Conference in 2022! Please mark your calendar now for November 12th, 2022. We will be sending more information in the coming months. All of our Ministers Wives and their friends are invited to this very special event!

We love you and can’t wait to see you soon!

Isaiah 40:31: “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

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Hold Your Ground

Darrell Greene, Pastoral Care & Counseling

Just when we thought it was over, here comes COVID roaring back again. We take a deep breath, exhale a deep sigh, and try to gear up once more to face the potential threats of a resurgence of this pandemic. I want to encourage you with a Scripture lesson from Eph. 6:10.

Some may feel...”We can’t do this again. We’ve been through two years of this already, I don’t think I can stand another one. I can feel the flames of ‘burnout’ already beginning to ignite in my soul.”

May I remind you that Noah was given an assignment that took him over 100 years to complete. If anybody had a right to “burnout”, it was him. Yet, in the end, the victory belonged to him and his family because they endured the entire time span until God gave him safety above and beyond the storm.

Remember what the Apostle Paul instructed us to do when the enemy attacks without word or warning. He said in Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil....and having done all to stand ... STAND THEREFORE (vs. 14).

Sometimes we are simply called upon to stand and hold our ground. Sometimes we just have to dig in and say...” I’m not backing up or backing down.” “On the contrary, I am going to stand right here in faith until help from Heaven arrives.” vs. 18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” These promises are sure and effectual for any opposition we face. Jesus Christ is building His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Stand your ground! Be convinced that the Lord of the Church is perfecting His Church through times of greatest testing. We will fight and win this battle by trusting Him.

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Why Your Church Needs A Budget

Darrell Cox - Conference Treasurer

With Fall quickly approaching, now is the time for churches to begin working on their 2022 budgets. It is true that financial budgeting can be a time-consuming, tedious process, but budgeting benefits are numerous regardless of the size of your church. Here are six big reasons your church needs a budget:

Budgeting is good stewardship. Being a good steward of donated funds is a significant responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Proverbs 27:23 reminds us, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks; give careful attention to your herds.” Budgeting gives a specific purpose for every dollar the church receives, and when givers know their tithes and donations are being used carefully, they are likely to continue to donate.

Budgeting forces your church to plan and set goals. Achieving ministry objectives does not happen by accident. It takes a plan, supported by budgeted dollars, to accomplish the mission. Beginning the budgeting process now forces your team to think about 2022 now so that your church can be prepared to do ministry from a proactive position rather than a reactive position.

Budgeting facilitates the strategic plan by allocating resources only to church priorities. It is undeniable that a budget allows for easier decision-making throughout the year so that church leadership can more readily say “no” to proposed projects that do not line up with the church’s vision and strategic plan.

Budgeting gives ministry leaders a sense of freedom to spend budgeted resources on ministry objectives. Team members no longer have to worry about whether they have “permission” to pursue ministry projects, and “guilt” for budgeted monies spent is eliminated. Budgets do not restrict the team, they set the team free to do the work of ministry.

Budgeting reduces “turf wars” over spending and available resources. Setting an annual budget with an open process that includes ministry leaders and is clearly communicated to the team promotes unity among team members throughout the year and helps eliminate wrestling matches over available dollars.

Budgeting improves communication throughout the church. A budget helps everyone (especially ministry leaders) understand what the ministry priorities are and what resources are allocated to them.

If your church already has a working budget process I commend you. If your church is operating without a written budget, I challenge you to begin thinking about 2022 now. Establish ministry goals and priorities, estimate next year’s tithe and other giving income as best you can, then begin to allocate those anticipated dollars to what God is calling your church to accomplish next year. It’s not an easy process, but your efforts will yield results that will honor God, encourage donors, and enhance your church’s ministry effectiveness.

For practical budgeting help, check out these resources:

https://pushpay.com/blog/how-to-create-a-church-budget/

https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/churchbudget.html

https://www.christianitytoday.com/karl-vaters/2018/september/annual-budget-small-church.html

https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/church-budgeting-tips/

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CT Triad Wide Gathering lead by Dave Ferguson

Jonathan Hill, Resident Director of Evangelism Ministries

Our Resident Director of Evangelism Ministries, Jonathan Hill, encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to hear Dave Ferguson share about his latest book on evangelism. Sign-up and join us on September 15th.

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We are a little over 2 weeks away from our CT Triad Gathering where we will welcome Dave Ferguson. Join us on September 15th from 9 AM - 12 PM hosted by Two Cities Church.

Dave will lead our time together on what it looks like to mobilize ALL of God’s people for God’s mission as we learn from his book:
5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World

Register now for this free event:
https://cttriad.aidaform.com/free-email-signup-form1

(Bring your staff and key ministry leaders. Everyone who registers will receive a free copy of his book BLESS: 5 Ways to Love Our Neighbor and Change the World.)

Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author and founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional multi-site community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave is also the visionary for the international church-planting movement NewThing and president of the Exponential Conference.

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God Bless Each Child Who Comes Through Our Program

Pearlie Coleman, Royal Home Ministries

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Our goal is to save the lives of unborn babies and to lead the mothers to a knowledge of the love of God and His purpose for their lives.

Along with this and our accessibility to Falcon Christian Academy, is a means of helping mothers and their babies establish God’s purpose for their lives.

For more information about the Royal Home Ministries, please contact Pearlie Coleman @ 276.340.1819 or email her pjm_coleman@embarqmail.com

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The Holy Spirit as Protection

By Frank Tunstall, D. Min.

A short seven weeks before Pentecost, the Jewish leadership had rejected their Messiah and brutally crucified Him. The people praying in the Upper Room that fiftieth day had reason to believe their lives could be in danger. Many who gathered outside did too. So, what motivated their bravery?

The Holy Spirit covered Jesus’ disciples with protection as Peter preached his first recorded sermon. In addition, the Spirit placed a canopy of protection over the people in the Upper Room. Instead of throwing rocks, a sense of guilt for sinning against God began to settle over the crowd. Peter went on to declare, “God raised [Jesus] from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him” (Acts 2:24).

Jesus is the ultimate example of knowing how to bring good out of the worst situations. The very hatred in Jesus’ enemies explains what sent Him to Calvary. Talk about turning evil into good, Jesus died for our sins there and showed us His “great love wherewith He loved us” (Ephesians 2:4). The story climaxed with Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and it gave a new meaning to the term, ‘the Cross.’ Yes, the cross of Jesus was a place of death, but it has continued to live in every generation since then as a place of resurrection and new beginnings.

Peter spoke unhindered, making his case by appealing to King David. Peter was obviously a quick learner about how the Holy Spirit would open the apostles’ minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45). The Spirit does it here, quoting from Psalm 16: “I saw the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence” (Acts 2:25-28; Psalm 16:8-11). That divine Presence also included protection.

This is a powerful testimony showing how David achieved so much in His forty-year reign, becoming known as the king after God’s on heart. His secret? He always saw the Lord before His Face and at His right hand. ‘Always’ suggests it was a daily norm for the king; what was invisible became visible to him through the eyes of his heart. The anointing on King’s David’s life had to have been, in New Testament terms, walking daily in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25).

As one would expect, the anointing of the Spirit on King David was very important to him. When he committed adultery with Bathsheba and followed it up with the murder of her husband who was a loyal subject of the king, David’s greatest fear was that God would withdraw the Holy Spirit from him (Psalm 51:11).

Read entire article here….

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Upcoming In-Person BMI Classes

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SEPTEMBER 3-4 CLASS:

Church History
Instructor: Stan York
Text: Church History in Plain Language (3rd edition) by Bruce L. Shelley
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OCTOBER 8-9 CLASS:

Christian Ethics
Instructor: Doyle Marley
Text: Ministerial Ethics: A Guide to Spirit-Filled Living by T. Burton Pierce
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NOVEMBER 5-6 CLASS:

Family Ministry
Instructor: Mike & Trisha Ainsworth
Text: A Theology for Family Ministry by Michael J. Anthony and Michelle Anthony, Editors
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DECEMBER 3-4 CLASS:

Spiritual Gifts
Instructor: Garry Yeatts
Text: Spiritual Gifts, Ministries and Manifestations by B.E. Underwood

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