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Solid Building Blocks
New Testament Study
Old Testament Study
The Holy Spirit
The Apostle Paul
End Time Events
The Calling Of God
Contending for the Faith
Wolves in Sheepskin
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Studies in the Word
I received my call to the ministry in 1983.
While praying one night around 2:00 AM. I heard the Lord say to me, "get
up and go sit on your porch, outside." As I sat down, the Lord said to
me, "look up" when I looked up, all I could see was a heavy low cloud
cover. I sat there for several minutes looking and said to myself, "I
must be going nuts" with that I started to get up and go back into the
Once again I heard the Lord speak and He
said, "sit back down and look again" as I looked back up, an opening
appeared in the clouds and I saw three stars, in the shape of a triangle
and I heard the Lord say, "I am the bright morning star and I have called
you to preach my gospel and to preach my word." I had often heard
preachers say, "God called me to preach" but never knew what that meant
until now. I never received the call graciously, I remember saying
"Lord I don't
know what to say to anybody, one church preaches this and another church
preaches that" He said to me "preach My word" I said "what word?" He
said "the bible."
I went to bed that night bewildered by the
whole thing. The next morning as I got my little girl off to school, I
kept thinking "the whole thing had to be a dream" by the end of the day
I was convinced that what had transpired the night before, never really
My little girl came home from school and as she came through the door she
said "daddy I made you a picture at school" As I looked at the drawing,
the hair stood up on my neck. Half of the picture from the center up, was
colored in with a black crayon; in the middle was an opening with three
little stars; below that was a little house, with an outside porch.
As I stood there,
speechless, I heard the Lord say, "See, I told you that I called you"
I had not
said anything to anyone concerning the events of the night before.
reflections about the call of God.
If God has a call on
your life, He will make it evident to you.
If God has called
you to preach, be the kind of preacher that He wants you to be. Most have
preconceived ideals about what a preacher is and how a preacher is
supposed to preach, usually it's based upon how they do it in their
church. The Lord Jesus most often taught his disciples by illustrative
Do not try to be
something you are not!
Be led by the Holy
Be God's servant.
Immerse yourself in
the Word of God.
If the pulpits are
not open to you, look out your front door, there is a wide open door to
the whole world. Go.
11. And he gave
some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some,
pastors and teachers;
12. For the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
13. Till we all
come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of
14. That we
henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15. But speaking
the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head,
This study course
will cover these points.
A. Gods Holy Ghost
B. The Calling
C. The Person
D. The Five Fold
In Christ's Service