Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                          Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Apr 22, 2012:                             "From Doubt to Shout!"  
Sun AM Worship                        "AUDIO ONLY"
Text: Jn 20:20-29 (King James Version)          

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                                       The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

A man told his wife to fire the maid...he caught her stealing their bath towels. His wife asked, "Which towels did she take?" "The ones we got on vacation last year from the Holiday Inn!


John 20:19   Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

John 20:20   And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

John 20:21   Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

John 20:22   And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

John 20:23   Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

John 20:24   But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

John 20:25   The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

John 20:26   And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

John 20:27   Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

John 20:28   And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

John 20:29   Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.


Let's pray. Father,  Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.   

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

1 Corinthians 15:33   Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

1 Corinthians 15:34   Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

 

When we accept the Lordship of Christ Jesus we voluntarily lay down our lives in subjection to his Life.  Because he Lives we live also! We are really no Alive until we first are dead to the nature of self.

 

John 12:24   Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

John 12:25   He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

John 12:26   If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

John 12:27   Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

 

We were created for glory
God desires to manifest his divine power and glory through the church
#1 There is the demand on the pulpit, to prepare the way of the people, To make the way of God clear, To lift people onto the highway of Holiness
#2 To gather out the stones = the things that are offensive to the spirit and work of God in the church.
#3 To lift up a standard = To distinguish clearly our connection with the Lord Jesus Christ.