Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits

Today was a good day! I met with my friend Jack Magruder, who is the director of Life Mission at Grainger Community Church (smartzombie.blogspot.com) He is a wonderful individual who has a zeal and passion for Christ and His Kingdom. We chewed the fat, tossed around some ministry ideas, and drank coffee. It was great for me!

I know that many of you may have already read this book. However, I found this to be a treasure. John MacArthur gives us great insight in the lives of the disciples. As, I was reading this, I was thinking about who I was most like. I have to admit, Peter suits me very well.

I have been inspired by this book and it has served me as a reminder that God can take ordinary people and use them to do extraordinary things. I sometimes get down on myself and feel like I have to be more in order for God to get more out of me. I have come to realize though, that God called me in my "ordinariness" and he wants me and not an image of what I think I should be.

If you don't own this, I would advise you to get it. This work will also help you to understand some of the people that we serve with in ministry and develop an appreciation for the diversity that God uses to accomplish His will.

I am looking forward to Wednesday in the Word at BBC. Pray for us that God be glorified and the people be edified!! Be Blessed!!


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Well elder, you know that your church is blessed to have a man with a mind for ministry and the Word of God like you.

Thanks for the recommendation. I will get this book ASAP.


Clayton Casson @ pvgsuccess@yahoo.com said...

Thanks for the tip about the book, "Twelve Ordinary Men" by MacArthur. I am always looking for good books.

It is true that God calls us in our ordinariness. I think all of us sin by wanting to be someone whom we are not, or someone whom God has not called us to be.

My prayer today is, "Oh, Lord Help me to me, the me You called me to be. And then help me be happy with that "me." That's the cure for wanting to be somebody else.

Your writing is wonderful. Reading your daily blog has become a part of my morning routine, right after my prayer time.

C. Clayton Casson

Rev Ray E. Owens said...

It is a very good bood as is his book Twelve Extraordinary Women.

Clinton Smith said...

I've read the book as well and have found it to be very good. I, too, identify most with Peter and his life reminds me that we're all one big mistake away from being used by God. Be blessed my brother.

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

This is an excellent read, and has also found a home in my library. Thanks for sharing. Have fun!