Summary: Illustration: Commitments each member needs to make for the new year.
“We will not forsake the house of our God” (Neh. 10:39).
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can” (John Wesley).
We all make commitments. They may be on a lease or contract, but we all make them and we must not take them lightly. Listen to what God says about our commitments: “If a man vows a vow unto the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth (Num. 30:2). And “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to ;pay it, for He hath no pleasure in fools” (Ecc. 5:4). Commitments are serious business.
Today, January 1, 2010, I ask each of you to read and sign The ABC’s of Commitment. I believe if we let the “words become flesh and dwell among us,” we shall experience the greatest year of blessings, harvests and breakthroughs since the inception of Caribbean United Church.
The ABC’s of Commitment
I Commit to...
A -- Attend church faithfully and regularly.
B -- Build up the church.
C -- Communion.
D -- Do my part to further God’s mission in this area of His vineyard.
E -- Exercise faith.
F -- Fast often.
G -- Greet and welcome our guests warmly and amicably.
H -- Help and serve others willingly.
I -- Invite friends to church regularly.
J -- Joyfulness and bringing sunshine to each other.
K -- Keep away from disgruntled, loud and moody members.
L -- Live a pure and holy life for God and before mankind.
M -- Maintain the right kind of attitude.
N -- Not to sow seeds of discord or discouragement among the flock.
O -- On time for church services and to make time to do my part.
P -- Pray continually.
Q -- Quit complaining and strive to quench rumors.
R -- Read, study, memorize and meditate on the Scriptures daily.
S -- Serve with love whether or not I’m seen or rewarded.
T -- Tithe regularly and give a generous offering.
U -- Use my time, talents, treasures, testimony and temple for God’s service.
V -- Vanguard the shepherd, the leader of the flock, and God’s church.
W -- Witness to the unchurched and unsaved.
X -- Xalting and magnifying the LORD more and more each day.
Y -- Yearn always to be like Jesus, the Christ.
Z -- Zap at no one, it turns off people from me and from the church. Above all, Zoom on Zion my heavenly home.
-- John Z. Reid
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“They clave to their brethren, their nobles, nad entered ... Into an oath to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our LORD” (Neh. 10:29).