On the 27th of this month, I will be announcing some huge developments that the Lord has planted in my spirit for the upcoming direction of this ministry.
The Vision has once again expanded and is leading us once again into unchartered territory!
Not all of the info will be made public at this time but if you made the partner commitment for 2013, I have sent you a link for info concerning my deepest prayer needs on all of this! A password has also en assigned you so you may access the page! Much of the info dealing with nations is confidential and very sensitive so please Do Not Post any of the details anywhere online.
Angie and I have both been working furiously in bringing about the Sidewalk Prophets concert August 24th and then, our friend Peter Furler is coming to Traverse City on August 31st; and Tenth Ave. North on Sept. 1…. Its gonna be a time my dear friends…….. Also during this time I have held 2 revivals in Detroit and one up North in Wolverene. Also was very blessed to participate in the LeeLand concert event in Grand Rapids… What a great bunch of guys! Many souls ushered into the Kingdom so far this summer!
LeeLand is one of my very favorite Worship bands…
Sitting here drinking my ice coffee it just occurred to me that this is my first post in August. Wow… It has truly been a busy, busy time…
Let me mention that on Next years Battlefield Prayer Tour Angie and I will be welcoming guests in Lexington, VA and in Lynchburg, VA as well as Gettysburg, PA……. Lexington, VA and Adams Co, PA (Gettysburg area) are the original homeplaces for the Paxton family in the USA. Several family members will be joining us on this tour including Mary Brock (my Sister) and her family and possibly my brother Bob also! Jan Hux from MO; and several others in VA and PA….. The dates for the tour are May 31 thru June 9th, 2014…… As time draws closers I will post tenative schedules in case any of you want to connect with us on this tour! We are also planning a special “Southwest Prayer Tour” for either Fall 2014 or Winter 2015 where we will be stopping in OK, TX, AZ,NM, NV, CA,CO, and Utah! We have 2 churches lined up out there already….
Repreaching this series in Ohio soon:
Series on 1 and 2 Thessalonians coming soon………….
The Thessalonian church held a tender place in the heart of the Apostle Paul. In this expositional study of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, we see a paradigm for pastoral ministry, emphasizing the life-changing content of the gospel and concerns of Paul’s heart for their healthy spiritual growth. Having established the believers in good Biblical theology, Paul clearly addresses issues of practical Christian behavior — sexual morality, work, honest living With the doctrinal foundations of the believers’ hope, namely,the Cross, the resurrection and return of Christ established, we will discuss the principles of healthy corporate life and worship within the local Church…
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
English Standard Version (ESV)
Final Instructions and Benediction
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,[a] encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Or disorderly, or undisciplined
Notice that Paul made Pastors promise to read and teach these letters……
1 Thessalonians 4
A Life Pleasing to God
1 Finally, then, brothers,[a] we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[b] that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body[c] in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 10, 13
1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or your holiness
1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or how to take a wife for himself; Greek how to possess his own vessel
There is a whole lot of action words in these texts. So we see that the believer has responsibility to work at their conduct, with the Holy Spirit helping them and providing the power of course…… Through Paul’s letter to the first-century church, we see practical actions and attributes that should mark the life of every Christian, no matter the circumstance.
God Bless You all…… See You soon…….