The Spirit of the Father

Matthew 10:16-20

Lois Wyse gave six ways a woman preparing for marriage could learn all she needed to know about her fiancé. She should 1) watch him drive in heavy traffic. 2) Play tennis with him. 3) Listen to him talk to his mother when he doesn’t know you’re listening. 4) See how he treats those who serve him (waiters, aids). 5) Notice what he’s willing to spend his money to buy. 6) Look at his friends. And if you still can’t make up your mind, then look at his shoes. A man who keeps his shoes in good repair generally tends to the rest of his life too. (Good Housekeeping, April 1985)

It is important to know that your life companion is genuine. It is also important to know if a person who claims to be a Christian is genuine. The Bible tells us that we will know them by their fruits. Does our life exhibit the character of Christ? Is our first desire to do the will of the Father. Is our first aim in life to glorify God? When people look at us do they see a manufactured façade or do they see Jesus? When people spend time with us do they sense that they have been in the presence of Jesus?

Dr. Gayle Woods

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General Convention 2015

General Convention will convene on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

In order to participate in the business sessions, licensed or ordained ministers, delegates and their alternates must be certified by the Convention Roll Committee. The following form must be filled out and mailed with the required fee to Convention Roll Committee, 7401 Metcalf AVe., Overland Park, KS 66204.

To fill out the form simply click on the following link and then type on the form that appears on your screen. ConventionCertificate2015  Once you have completed the form press Ctrl-P and then print the form.  You also may “hover” your cursor in the lower right hand corner of your screen to make visible a number of icons.  One of the icons looks like a printer.  Click on it.  If you wish to save a copy of the form to your computer click on the icon that looks like a computer diskette.

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The Spirit of Grace

Zech. 12:6-10

It was nearing midnight. The semi-truck loaded with bales of had headed west on 1-70. The driver was not aware that he had lost some of his cargo. Now bales of hay were strewn across the way. A few miles behind a Christian family sped through the night. The children in the car had enjoyed the Kid’s Camp and were headed home. The headlight pierced the darkness of the night. Too late the driver saw objects on the highway. In the split seconds that followed the driver realized that her only option was to pick which bale to hit. Later as the highway patrol recorded details of the accident and the tow truck driver loaded the totaled car of the uninjured family they realized how fortunate they were. The bale of hay they hit went under the car. Since it did not hit the bumper squarely the airbags were not deployed. If that had been the case they probably would have lost control of the car.

The grace of God is not just known during times of altar services and glorious camp meeting experiences. The grace of God is experienced again and again in many displays of favor that are not always realized. God watches over His people with tender, loving care.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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