Empowered for Ministry

In This eNews- CMT Celebrates 18 Years Online – Empowered Encouragement

We’re Ecstatically Rejoicing in 18 Years of online ministry through Children’s Ministry Today!  Wow!  Thank you for being a part of the continued impact CMT has all around this world!

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Empowered Encouragement from Pastor Gary

“Empower” is a contemporary buzzword, yet its roots are clear and evident from the beginning of mankind. Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them [empowered them] and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”

This was the first instance of man being empowered by God to subdue and rule the earth. Later, in Matthew 10, Jesus empowered the disciples, “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Of course, we all know the commissioning from Christ in Mark 16:15 in which He said, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” which was followed by the infilling of the Holy Spirit as recorded in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” It was this infilling that empowered these followers to fulfill the commission and change the world.

Empower, in its most direct definition, means to give authority to, to delegate power to, to commission, and to authorize. As one called and chosen by God, you are directly commissioned with the authority and delegated power to minister Christ unto the people of a sinful world.  Still, your empowerment to carry out this assignment will be confronted via trials, challenges, and obstacles which attempt to prevent the fulfillment of your calling.  Though you may face such impediments, you remain “more than a conqueror” and have been “EMPOWERED” by God to complete those “Greater Things” He has already prepared for you.

Pastor Gary

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