Good Morning to all God’s People, if it is Sunday, it is time to enter our VIRTUAL CHURCH, lift your eyes towards Heaven and give God a big shout out, by simply saying, “THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER,” for you are truly an awesome God.
LET US PRAY: Heavenly Father we stand in your present this morning with a humble heart, thanking you for your love, your mercy and your grace. For we know that it is only because of your grace, we were able to make it through the trials and tribulations we faced this week. You showered us with your love, pointed us in the right direction, covered us with the armor of your grace and allowed us to arrive on the other side of the river much stronger, much wiser, filled with wisdom, knowledge and more power than when this journey begin. Now we are more determined than ever to compete in this race of life and finish it, because you have shown us how to be a winner at anything we set our sights upon. So today Heavenly Father, we lift you up in High Honor, we Praise you, we Worship you and as far as me and my family, we will serve you for the rest of our lives. In Jesus name, AMEN!
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING EPHESIANS 1:15-19 MSG:
That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!
Now Pastor Davis will present you with a short message for today’s Worship Service title:
BUILDING CHARACTER AND OBTAINING WISDOM TO BECOME A GOOD LEADER
Let us begin by stating this fact. Leaders cultivate character by acquiring wisdom and understanding. Of course, those possessions do not come without a price. They require the kind of dedicated and patient labor exercised in mining for gold and silver. If you want to be a leader in any calling, you must diligently “SEARCH” for the wisdom that is buried within God’s Word like treasure covered by layers of earth and rock. That means using the right tools and exercising patience and diligence as we spend time immersed within this life-changing volume.
Skills, intelligence and hard work are all a part of the package of a GOOD LEADER. When God built His triune leadership team, he was giving us the example of how our leadership teams would have to be built. God’s leadership team consisted of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three were joined together to serve each other. However, God reminds us that, in the final analysis, one thing makes the difference, and that is the heart of a leader, and the heart is man’s CHARACTER.
As we dig, we must ask God to provide us with insight and understanding. Ultimately, only God can open our eyes to see spiritual truth and then enable us to apply that truth to our lives (Ephesians 1:18). As God fills our minds with wisdom, our character will develop so that we will possess the ability to make right choices – choices that are just, fair and moral.
When we seek to possess God’s wisdom, we will be able to move beyond simply expressing the vision and values of a leader. We will possess the kind of character from which lofty visions and values flow. Our character will be truly godly, so that others will delight in following us.
LET US PRAY: Father we thank you for developing our Character, opening our eyes and allowing us to see and experience Lady Wisdom. In Jesus name, Amen!
OUR PRAISE SERVICE TODAY FEATURES: Brother Ron Kenoly live in Concert. This is truly a concert you must watch: