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Issue No: 810     Published: 08 May 2017

WELCOME TO THE NEW LOOK PGIM - AND MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE!

 Welcome to the new look PGIM and improved website, which is now mobile friendly too. 

 And yes we can now even include coloured text and background highlights! LOL!

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OUR SOURCE - GOD OR MAN

MENTORING IS THE KEY TO GROWING DISCIPLES Part 2

This week, a couple of examples drawn from real life.

Firstly, from within the Christian environment.....

MILLENNIALS

This is taken from an article entitled 12 Reasons Why Millennials Are Over Church, pennedby one of them, Sam Eaton. Reason 7 applies in this context.

7. We Want to Be Mentored, Not Preached At

Preaching just doesn’t reach our generation like our parents and grandparents. See: millennial church attendance. We have millions of podcasts and Youtube videos of pastors the world over at our fingertips.

For that reason, the currency of good preaching is at its lowest value in history.

Millennials crave relationship, to have someone walking beside them through the muck. We are the generation with the highest ever percentage of fatherless homes.

We’re looking for mentors who are authentically invested in our lives and our future. If we don’t have real people who actually care about us, why not just listen to a sermon from the couch (with the ecstasy of donuts and sweatpants)?

Solutions:

  • Create a database of adult mentors and young adults looking for someone to walk with them.
  • Ask the older generation to be intentional with the millennials in your church.

http://faithit.com/12-reasons-millennials-over-church-sam-eaton/

DAVID'S COMMENT

Preaching is being mentioned as not being effective for the 13-35 age group. Actually, preaching is not very effective to any age group. A recently graduated Baptist pastor told me they were taught in the Theological College that it takes 4 years for a pastor to really start to get through to the people in their church. How many sermons do you remember? Last week? Last month? Last year? I rest my case.

Unfortunately most pastors, by whatever name, like preaching. They feel good. They can say all sorts of things, without being 'fact checked' by the congregation through the Bible. Nor ,do so many, "practise what they preach". 

Preaching involves only one or two senses being used by the receiver. Jesus was not a preacher, but a teacher. Everyone quotes Paul, but in reality, when he was with Christians he was a teacher, with unbelievers, a preacher. 

In today's world of impersonal communication through social media etc., people crave personal relationship, where both parties can be real in sharing the ups and downs of life and the walk with Jesus, sharing experience in order to grow in the Lord together.

Secondly, with non Christians.....

A TESTIMONY

This week, I visited a friend who is working with drug addicted adults. and troubled teenagers who are very likely to end up the same way. These people have huge problems! Preaching, telling them what to do, simply doesn't work. You have to get alongside them, show them that you care about them personally. As they get to know and trust you, seeing the difference in your life compared to theirs, then they become interested in the reason why and are ready to hear the Gospel and perhaps, join in church activities. 

Some live in, others come when they have a problem, and all are mentored, discipled in the ways of Jesus, in group sessions once or twice a week. Their personal issues are dealt with, not through counselling, which doesn't work with them either, but through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, operating at a tangible level. 

A success story bringing people on the fringes of society to a radically different, sold out life to Jesus!

It is so similar to what Jesus did with His disciples and what He then sent them out to do.....

Jesus sends out the seventy-two

10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.....  

8 ‘When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.9 Heal those there who are ill and tell them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” .....

18 He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’ 21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. (Luke 10:1-4,8-9,18-21)

DAVID'S COMMENT

We need a radical change if we are to bring both the many 'attendees' in the church and now, the large majority who are living the ways of the world,to Jesus. 

Jesus is not about getting 'bums on seats' but instigating radical changes in people's lives. Personal mentoring, as modelled byJesus, is still the most effective method of building disciples in Christ.

It is hard, and often emotionally draining, work. Are we prepared to make the personal sacrifice required?

Continued next week.

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FROM THE WORD

THE WORDS OF JESUS

May we hear what the Lord is saying to us.

Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matthew 18:10-14)

 Make sure you don’t look down on these little ones. I tell you that in heaven their angels are always withb my heavenly Father. What do you think about this? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go in search of the one that’s lost? And if he finds it, I tell you he really rejoices over that sheep more than the ninety-nine that didn’t get lost. In the same way my heavenly Father does not want any of these little ones to be lost.

 

 Discipline  within the Church (Matthew 18:15-20)

 “If a brother sins against you, go and point out the wrong to him, just between the two of you. If he listens

to you, you’ve won your brother over. But if he doesn’t listen, then take one or two more people with you, so that by two or three witnesses the truth can be confirmed. If however he refuses to listen to them, then tell the church. If he refuses to listen to the church as well, then treat him as a foreigner and a tax-collector. I tell you the truth, whatever you ban on earth will be banned in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth will be allowed in heaven.

 “I also tell you that if two of you agree here on earth about something you’re praying for, then my heavenly

Father will do it for you. For where two or three gather together in my name, I’m there with them.”

 

A Question About Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)

Peter asks Jesus how often sin is to be forgiven.

 “No, not seven times. I would say seventy times seven!”

 

Jesus then tells a parable.

 “This is why the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with those servants who owed him money. As he began to settle accounts, one servant was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. Since he didn’t have the money to pay, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all his possessions, so that the debt could be paid back. The servant fell down on his knees and said to his master, ‘Please be patient with me! I will pay everything back!’ The master took pity on the servant, released him, and cancelled the debt. But when that same servant went out he found one of his fellow-servants who owed him just a hundred denarii. He grabbed him by the neck and choked him, saying, ‘Pay me back what you owe me!’ His fellow-servant threw himself down at the man’s feet and begged him, ‘Please be patient with me! I will pay you back!’ But the man refused, and went and threw his fellow-servant into prison until he paid back what he owed.

“When the other servants saw what took place they were shocked and upset. They went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the man back in and told him, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you all your debt because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have been merciful to your fellow-servant as well, just as I was merciful to you?’ His master became angry and handed him over to the jailors until he had repaid all the debt. This is what my heavenly Father will do to every one of you unless you sincerely forgive your brothers.”


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A NOTE ABOUT AFRICA

A quiet week on the African front for us. Have been concentrating on the new WWJ website!

In 3 months time it will be Kenya's election time. Although there are troubles during elections, since independence, Kenya has managed to transfer power from one government to another smoothly, in African terms that is. 

The dictatorships, pseudo and real, that have been all too common elsewhere have been avoided here.

We will be arriving 3 weeks prior to the elections. While our area is generally peaceful, if there are too many problems, we will go and spend time with friends in Uganda.

Elections everywhere in the world promote polarization amongst people. This can be seen in France at the present time. However, feelings in Africa do tend to boil over and violence is not uncommon. Then, a few weeks later, things we settle down to peacefulness once again. Maybe even in the USA!

We know we need to be careful - and we will be. It is all part of the African experience. 

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE PURGING OF THE CHURCH: 

A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE, A PEOPLE WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART, PREPARED AND WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS

The Lord led me to go back to a sermon/prophecy I received in a group mailing, and filed, some time ago. It is by David Wilkerson.

David was the Founding Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He was called to New York in 1958 to minister to gang members and drug addicts, as told in the best-selling book, The Cross and the Switchblade.

After the introduction, he gave 11 bullet points about THE GLORIOUS FUTURE JUST AHEAD. As the Lord leads, I will expand on these challenging but inspiring aspects.
New Testament Scriptures are taken from the FREE BIBLE MINISTRY (http://www.freebibleversion.org) And Old Testament quotations from the NIV.
Let us begin…..

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'THE WORDS OF JESUS' REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR PDF DOWNLOAD

Join the many who have downloaded the 'The Words of Jesus'. I am sure you will be blessed by it, as I have been.

One key element here is the setting out in chronological order (as far as it is possible to do so) our Lord's words drawn from all the Gospels, and the elimination of repetition between Gospels.

You may be surprised by the different perspective this presentation gives you both in understanding of His life and ministry, and in achieving a closer relationship with Him.


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DAVID'S DOODLINGS

RELIGION, REVELATION  AND GOD'S KINGDOM


1012. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that the biggest hindrance to God building His kingdom is man building his. It's called religion.

1013. Man organises the god out of God!

1014. Religion builds tradition, the Spirit, change.

1015. Religion builds tradition, the Spirit breaks tradition down.

1016. One person's vision becomes their successor's job.

1017. The kingdom of God is built upon relationship, not organisation.

1018. Mankind cannot build the kingdom of God for He has already done it far better than we ever could.

1019. While religion may desire to build God's kingdom, it finally succeeds in building its own. 

1020. The kingdom of God doesn't need to be built, rather, grasped hold of.

1021. Religion is of the proud, the kingdom of God, of the humble.


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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

 ***Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused*** 

*** Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. *** 

 

460. WHAT KIND OF OFFERING?

Someone had a great idea. We'd sell stock in our mission trip to help cover the cost. However, the promotional announcement in the bulletin that was suppose to promote our Initial Public Offering said something different. On the front page of our Church weekly newsletter was this heading to our message from our pastor: Initial PUBIC Offering. It erased any doubt about the newsletter readership.
 

461. WHAT KIND OF CLASS?

Back in the middle 1980's our pastor wanted to recognize a ladies class for a recent accomplishment. He quickly found out he was between a rock and a hard spot. You can't mention that this is the ladies class aged 55 and above. The next thought he had was that this was the ladies class with the highest number enrolled of any class in the church. 

Much to his embarrassment the statement came out "the large ladies class". The congregation erupted in laughter as our red faced pastor sat down.
 

462. PASTOR/THIEF?

A local newspaper article announcing the arrival of a new pastor and apparently "part time thief" read: "A lifelong commitment to ministry has brought Brother Carter to us. Carter will take the pulpit next Sunday."


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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Where are pigeons babies?

ANSWER:  You see pigeons on every sidewalk in the city. But where are their babies? The answer lies in the way pigeons hide their nests. They may be city-dwellers now, but way back, were cliff-dwellers. They still like to build their nests up high on modern cliffs - atop tall buildings or high window ledges or even stuck inside a bridge somewhere. Pigeons are dedicated parents. They tend to lay only two eggs at a time, then spoil the baby pigeons so much that the babies are nearly adult-sized and plump by the time they leave the nest. (Does plumpness make them ‘pigeon toed?)


THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? 

SOME FUN FACTS

Short and Sweet

The national anthems of Japan, Jordan, and San Marino each have only four lines. (Let's get on with the game!)
 

Subtle Advertising

The name of the statuette atop the hood of every Rolls Royce car is 'The Spirit of Ecstasy'. (Oh, the agony of the Ecstasy being stolen!)
 

Already Preserved

Undertakers report that human bodies do not deteriorate as quickly as they used to. The reason being that the modern diet contains so many preservatives that these chemicals tend to prevent the body from decomposing too rapidly after death. (Do they also serve to keep us alive longer though? That is the real question.)


REFUNDED

Answer at the end of A David Musing

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PAUL

3: What relation was John Mark to Barnabas?

a, Brother
b. Uncle
c. Cousin
d. Son

Source: http://biblequizzes.org.uk

Answer at the end of A DAVID MUSING

IF ONLY I'D THOUGHT OF IT!

"""OTHER'S SAYINGS TO ENLIGHTEN, AMUSE, OR BEMUSE"""

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!!!!!!! It takes twice as much money to live beyond your means as it used to.

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!!!!! Noah's remark as the animals were boarding the ark: Now I've herd everything!

!!!! Love may not make the world go round, but it certainly makes a lot of people dizzy.

!!! Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.

!! If you are willing to admit you are wrong when you are wrong, you are all right.

! Sometimes friends are just two people mad at the same person.

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LIFE'S A LAUGH

MALE LOGIC

When a young man left his dorm and moved into an apartment, he went shopping for cleaning equipment. His cart was loaded with a broom, mop, dust-pan, sponges and a full array of cleaning products. At the last minute he topped off his cart with a lone food purchase - a large bag of potato chips. 

Seeing the checkout clerk's quizzical look, he explained, "I'm a very messy eater."
 

CONCRETE ADVICE

After a lady's car had leaked motor oil on her cement driveway, she bought a large bag of cat litter to soak it up. It worked so well, that she went back to the convenience store to get another bag to finish the job.

Remembering her, the clerk remarked, "Lady, if that were my cat, I'd put him outside!"
 

IF IN DOUBT.......

A lady was lost in her car in a terrible snowstorm. She remembered what her dad had once told her: "If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, wait for a snowplow and just follow it." 

Pretty soon, a snowplow came by and she started to follow it. She followed the plow for about 45 minutes. Finally, the driver of the snowplow got out and asked what she was doing. 

She explained that her dad had told her that if she ever got stuck in a snowstorm to follow a plow. 

The driver nodded and said, "Well, I'm through with the Wal-Mart lot. Now you can follow me over to K-Mart."
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‘Everywhere We Go, People Ask for Bibles’: Pastor Says Muslims in Middle East Have ‘Huge Thirst’ for

Pastor Rashad is so dedicated to sharing the Gospel, he’s even formed a team of former Muslims who are now following Christ, helping him in his outreach activities.

Leah Marieann Klett : May 3, 2017 :

A pastor in the Middle East who daily risks his life to share the truth of Jesus Christ said he’s witnessed a “huge thirst” for the Gospel among Muslims, who continually ask him for Bibles. (Photo: Reuters/via Gospel Herald)

“Christ calls us to go out into the world to proclaim the Gospel,” Pastor Rashad told persecution watchdog Open Doors USA. “Yes, that may be outside of people’s comfort zones, but I believe that is what God asks of us today.”

Pastor Rashad is no stranger to stepping outside of his comfort zone. As a young man in Jordan, he felt called by God to minister to Muslims. Thus, for over ten years, Pastor Rashad has traveled up and down his country to visit villages and remote communities, sharing the love of Christ everywhere he goes.

He told Open Doors that because less than three percent of Jordan’s population is Christian, many people have never heard the Gospel.

“In one of the villages I visited—when they heard that I was a Christian—children asked me whether I was American or English. They didn’t understand why I spoke Arabic so fluently,” he said. “They honestly thought there were no Jordanian Christians whatsoever.”

And even in areas where many Christians live, most churches are not open to Believers or seekers from a Muslim background, as proselytizing is strictly forbidden in Islamic law.

The country’s constitution allows citizens to practice religion freely unless it “violates public order or morality or conflicts with Islamic law”. Consequently, those who convert from Islam to Christianity often face imprisonment, isolation from their communities, or, even worse, death.

Pastor Rashad revealed that once, he visited some families in a remote village and spoke about Christ’s love for them. After that, he didn’t hear anything back from them for a long time.

“Complete silence until, two years later, one lady called us and invited us to visit her house. We sat together and ate,” he shares. “She told us that our last visit had made the community very nervous; the imam called all the families in the village and warned them not to accept Jesus. If they did, he warned them, they would be expelled from the community, beaten and could even get killed.” (Photo via Christorculture)

In the past, fundamentalist Muslims posing as Christians have infiltrated his church to spy on his activities, and Pastor Rashad admitted that sharing the Gospel can be a lonely and dangerous task. But, despite the risks, he continues to witness among these people. Now, there are individual Believers from a Muslim background who worship Christ-often in secret. Some of them attend house church meetings Rashad organizes for them.

“There is a huge thirst. Everywhere we go people ask for Bibles,” he said. “Yes, there is danger. But we believe in asking God for protection, not in trying to stay safe.”

Pastor Rashad is so dedicated to sharing the Gospel, he’s even formed a team of former Muslims who are now following Christ, helping him in his outreach activities. “I encourage them to go out, to go into people’s houses and to actively spread God’s light there, and not to wait in the church for seekers to show up”…

Source: Gospel Herald

Via: OpenHeaven.com

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WAXING LYRICAL

MY MUM IS 90!

(The celebration of a monumental milestone in our family took placein 2010. Sadly, Mum died a few months later.)

An amazing event in our family! My Mum, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her late 40's is still with us to celebrate her 90th birthday, becoming the longest lived lady ON our 300 year family tree! Incredible!

Yes, today my Mum has turned ninety!
Threescore years, plus ten, plus twenty!
Where have all those years gone?
To us, a right royal paragon
Of virtue, befitting a hundred and fifty.

My Mum was born in Northern Ireland.
Green grass, grey sky, but her land.
Taken to Canada when oh so small,
Before arriving on New Zealand soil,
Where, on the farm, she leant a hand.

Experiencing the quake of 31 at school,
Where, of course, she was nobody's fool.
Yes, dux of her year, you would expect no less,
With lots of brains, the Lord, my Mum did bless.
Getting it right, not the exception, but the rule.

Then up and away, to work on her bike,
Along the embankment, fast as you like.
In a lawyer's office, my Mum did lurk,
Behind a typewriter, she did work.
Through a mountain of paper, Mum did hike.

One day in a shoe shop, she did meet her match,
A dastardly plan, my Dad, he did slyly hatch.
One wrong shoe in a box,
Put in by the wily old fox, 
Return she did, where now, he made his catch.

Along came wedding bells and the knot was tied,
And then a son, bearing whom, she nearly died.
A time of blindness to go along with the pain,
But a bonny boy (if I may say so) she did gain!
To bring him up right, was what she always tried.

Eighteen months later, he was joined by a cute sister,
Judith Lorraine, a girl to dote on, not another mister.
Now there were two, with each other to fight,
Or rather, over which, a proud Mum, to skite.
Our Mum, she now had her son and her daughter.

I remember my Mum out on the tennis court,
A pretty picture in her dress, oh so short.
And then, of course, she charmed the Queen,
On the Britannia, where not many have been,
An experience, money could not have bought.

First MP's wife, then as the gracious Mayoress,
Napier City, with her presence, she did bless.
Public life though, was not easy for her,
Home with family, she did rather prefer,
Always beautiful, in the way she did dress.

Mum and Dad, they travelled far and wide,
From Taj Mahal, to Sistine Chapel, inside.
They took us to Australia to visit a sewage farm,
A memorable pong that surely did me no harm.
While a cricket ball, round the MCG, it did glide.

Then came the shock diagnosis of multiple sclerosis,
But my Mum would not let it become a neurosis,
The Catholic charismatics prayed so hard,
That our God, played His trump card,
The disease never reaching its terrible prognosis.

Mum, you've been so brave and stoic in the challenges of life,
Always with a shrug and a smile, even when in great strife,
An example to me, and others, you have been,
In the good and the bad, and the in-between,
You have coped, persevered, always the good Mum and wife.

From Thompson to Kennedy Road, then up on the hill,
To Avon Terrace, several houses you and Dad did fill.
But in time, your husband, our Dad, did die, 
Putting on a brave face, inside you did cry.
Then to get on with your life, it became your will.

Over the past 14 years I have watched you grow,
A new Lady Tait, have been privileged to know.
As you have made a new life on your own,
Into a new dimension you have grown.
A fresh dash of yeast to leaven your dough.

From Knightsbridge Village to Devonshire Place,
You've inspired others with your smile and grace.
A contentment in the face of difficulties you have found,
A model, to me, and to others, whom you are around.
In your later years, you have truly found your place.

Yes, as you have reached the milestone of 90 today,
The longest lived lady, in 300 years, you can now say,
All your family together, we're so blessed by your life,
A faithful daughter, mother, grandmother and wife.
I thank and love you. 'My Mum', you will ever stay.

David Tait: Saturday 16 October 2010

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A DAVID MUSING

Wow! What a week of change! 

Firstly I got a pair of hearing aids so that I can hear Kathy talk! Is that a good idea.....?

Yes it is, for (most of!) what she says is worth hearing! At least now, I know what I am saying "Yes dear" to!

Interestingly, all my friends who have them, don't like them. But I was determined to adjust to the new range of noises and seem to have done so. Crinkling of plastic is the most different and loudest of all!

Twice we have been in crowded, loud music situations, and they have worked brilliantly in making peoples' voices audible once again. So I am wrapped (delighted) with them.

Secondly, and more obviously to you, we have finally made our new, phone compatible website. Our old site was likely one of the oldest on the web, at just on 16 years of maturity. Rich in information, but lacking in presentation. Of course, the change means both work and adaptation of the brain.

So my brain has had a real workout this week on two fronts! And believe it or not, it has coped well - even thrived on the challenge!

We need change in our walk with Jesus too, both to make it fresh and to help move us into further maturity in Jesus. Just like with the hearing aids and the website, it is us and not God who has to change! God is constantly calling us to change more into the image of Jesus. The qeustion is, 'Are we prepared to let Him have His way in our lives"? 

PS: A bionic body might help too, after 3632 weeks of constant use!

Until next week.......

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: SPINDLED

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTIONS' ANSWER: c. Cousin (Colossians 4:10 - Some older versions have translated as sister's son (or nephew) but the Greek word here 'anepseeos' is the word for cousin and is translated as such in modern translations.)


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