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Are you the one?

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Are you the one?
 
"Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?" (Matt. 11:3) 
 
From his jail cell John The Baptist sends this question via his disciples to be asked of Jesus. John wanted to know if Jesus was "the one" as he reference in Matthew 3:11;

"I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with  the Holy Spirit and fire."
 
How many times have you echoed John's question? During that time of doubt. During that time of fear. A period of uncertainty.  It really is hard to keep the faith, to stay positive in a world and society that is always questing and asking..."Is He the one?
 
John found himself in a moment of what some say could have been a time of depression, remember he was in jail. John was in jail because one of the political leaders was living with his brother's wife. John called him out, and John went to jail. This is not where John thought he would end up...in jail. At the bottom looking up. So John sends his disciples to ask both for themselves and him..."Are you the one?"
 
Don't get caught up in the doubts. Protect yourself from being one of the ones that says "Is He the one?"  The way to protect yourself from asking this question is by doing this one thing...make room for Him in all that you do.  
 
Pastor Jeff
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Serve

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Serve
 
"You can have it all, Lord
Every part of my world
Take this life and breathe on
This heart that is now Yours"
 
The epitome of service begins with an willingness to "give it all"  A couple of weeks ago we revisited a familiar passage where the challenge is given both via a prayer in the Old Testament and a reminder by Christ in the New Testament.  We are to "Love the Lord our God with ALL..." We are to give HIM our ALL.  We are to do so in our connecting with others, in our personal growth with HIM and in our service.
 
Our service is two-fold, it is first of all service to HIM and secondly service to HIS body which is HIS family of faith...the church.
 
When planning for our service this coming Sunday and meeting with Gaby she felt lead to have the song "Have it all" as part of our worship set. In her own words she said;
 
"I think Have it all works well for this week because even though it doesn't specifically say that we should use our talents in the church, it does talk about surrendering or lives and laying down our crowns for Him, which in this case can easily mean that we are to offer up every aspect of who we are to Him, including our gifts and talents. It says "you can have it all, Lord.... There is no greater call than giving you my all, I lay it all down." 
 
We each have a "call" to Serve the Lord.  Be in prayer as you seek what God would have you do for Him here at UABC!
 
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