Summary: We have to have an I CAN DO ATTITUDE when it comes to Christian Life in General, touching Jesus, touching one another, touching & winning souls
I like a person with an “I CAN DO ATTITUDE!” Even when you know they “CAN’T DO IT” you still gotta love somebody with an “I CAN DO ATTITUDE!” “I CAN DO ATTITUDES” get things done even when it looks like it can’t get done. “I CAN DO ATTITUDES” find a way to do things when others give up or quit! “I CAN DO ATTITUDES” look not at the moment but at the “NEXT MOMENT!”
Throughout all scripture we read where we see people with “I CAN DO ATTITUDES!” who got things done! They were always to a person just regular people whom God called out of the “MOMENT” into a
“SUPERNATURAL MOMENT!” A “SUPERNATURAL MOMENT!” that changed their lives, lives of those around them, changed the world and even the FUTURE!
“Well, come on now! That was then! This is now!” Absolutely! You’re right! But what makes “THEN & NOW” Unique! YOU GUESSED IT! THE SAME GOD! THE SAME PURPOSE! THE SAME REASON! THE SAME OUTCOME! THE SAME RESULTS! SEE HOW SMART YOU ARE?!?!
YOU + GOD = THE SAME RESULTS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE! But understand one thing! YOU GOTTA HAVE AN “I CAN DO ATTITUDE!”
We’ve started an outreach ministry here, Effectove Evangelism Training with Teddy Levron. here in the church! I’ve been excited with the turn out on Wednesday evenings. I’ve been most excited about the people who’ve come out for these training sessions as I’ve watched them getting excited about what God is GOING TO DO HERE!
YOU SEE! I’VE SEEN A “I CAN DO ATTITUDE!” SWELLING UP WITHIN THEM! I’VE GOT ONE OF THEM CALLING ME ASKING ME “WHAT CAN I DO AROUND THE CHURCH!”
FOLK, WHEN PASTORS DREAM,
THAT IS WHAT THEY DREAM ABOUT!
There’s an excitement about being about the Father’s Business that is contagious and I hope you’re sitting next to an “INFECTED PERSON!” I WANT EACH OF YOU TO “GET INFECTED” WITH “GOD’S CAN DO SPIRIT & ATTITUDE” THE WAY THOSE ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS ARE!
WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT “YOU CAN DO” THEN YOU BECOME A “CAN DOER!”
James 1:22 tells us...
“But be DOERS of the Word and not hearers only...”
I know! Some of you are sitting out there saying, “I KNOW THAT ALREADY!” Understand what the passage I just read is saying to “ALL OF US!”
Listen to what James says in this passage! You all know the first part of the passage but listen to the last part of the passage, which seems to be the most important part for the church! For there are plenty who know the word but aren’t the “DOERS” they should be!
James 1:22 tells us...
“But be DOERS of the Word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.”
Folk, if we are hearers only of the word sitting with pompous attitudes about the word and “DOING NOTHING” then we are DECEIVERS OF THE WORST KIND! “SELF DECEIVERS!” THOSE ARE THE KIND THAT KEEP THE KINGDOM FROM MOVING FORWARD! THEY KEEP THE KINGDOM FROM ACCOMPLISHING THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH THE WAY THE LOCAL CHURCH IS SUPPOSED, TO NOT TO MENTION THE INDIVIDUAL!
FOLK, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN “I CAN DO ATTITUDE!” THAT KEEPS US MOVING FORWARD, MOVING ONWARD, ACTING LIKE THE SONG SAYS...
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
MARCHING UNTO WAR
WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS
GOING ON BEFORE....
I haven’t even gotten to my main scripture yet! We’ve been learning a unique way of reaching others for Jesus! We’ve learned how to touch people in the most precious of ways! We’ve learned to reach to their heart and pray with and for them!
Folk, you won’t grow a church without touching people!
It’s a passage of scripture we all know & quote often but how many of us really take it to “HEART” ourselves so much so we practice what it says & do what it means!
"I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!”
It’s going to be rather basic & simple this morning! I want to bring three (3) things to your mind this morning! (Then I’m going to have an altar call!)
I. TOUCH GOD
II TOUCH ONE ANOTHER
III TOUCH OTHERS
I. I CAN TOUCH GOD!
Jesus said in Luke 24:39
“Look at my hands, look at my feet! Touch Me...see that it is really Me!”
To many are happy knowing Jesus is there! To many are at ease knowing He is there! BUT HEAR ME THIS MORNING! JESUS IS NOT HAPPY IN YOU KNOWING THAT HE IS JUST THERE! HE DOESN’T WANT YOU TO TAKE PEACE ONLY IN KNOWING HE IS THERE! HE SAYS “TOUCH ME! SEE THAT IT IS REALLY ME!”
IN OTHER WORDS PARTAKE OF ME! FEEL ME & FEEL MY FLESH! TO FEEL SOMEONE’S FLESH IS TO TOUCH THEIR SOUL!