“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
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Mark 16:15 KJV “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
In today’s generation of upcoming believers, most are not from a biblical background. Most aren’t coming from a home of parents that take them to church, teach them, or even pray over/for them. The Holy Spirit is wooing hearts, and it is showing for those who have their eyes open for it. That means there are new believers out there that are looking for examples and guidance on this whole complicated, beautiful walk we have with Christ (notice I didn’t say easy?). The more my husband and I have done ministry, I have heard the questions, “What is my purpose?”, “Do I have a purpose?”. When I first accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I was very young but when I got older and knew I needed Him, I rededicated my life back to the Lord. I was in a new, strange place. I knew what had been prophesied over me and what had even been spoken to me by the Holy Spirit through other people, but I was still at a loss. I didn’t know where to start or even what direction I was supposed to go in.
SO, let me start by saying, YOU DO HAVE A PURPOSE! As the scripture above says, we are to go into ALL the world and preach the gospel. We are to be a light in a dark place. There are times when Satan will come in and try to whisper in your ear to tell you that you are wasting your time. THAT IS A LIE! We must remember first and for most that we are to be about God’s purpose. Jesus did this when He stayed behind in Jerusalem and Mary and Joseph were looking for Him. Luke 2:49 (NKJV) says, “And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”. We MUST focus ourselves on our Heavenly Father and what HE has planned. It is imperative that we get in the word and spend time with the Lord every day and every chance we get to renew our mind and get plugged into Him (Ephesians 4:22-24; Romans 12:2). We must learn to come to a place to trust the promises He has given us in His word about our lives even though we are working for HIS glory (Exodus 9:16).
Now, with that said, many ask that question driven by the curiosity of seeing the gifts of the Spirit at work (1 Corinthians 12:8-10; Romans 12:6-8). We are each given abilities in our lives that we can thrive in. For some it is teaching, preaching, higher levels of creativity, or even servitude (cleaning, cooking, ect.) Each of these things or anything like it, in whatever form or skill level they come in can be used for your purpose. Me, for example (speaking carnally), I am in public safety. There is no way I could sit down with a group of children of any age and try to teach them much of anything except not to hurt themselves. It is just not my skill or talent. I am unable to do what others can do to the magnitude others can because we are each endowed with different skills and abilities. Again, Romans 12:6 (NKJV), “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,..”.
Once you get into the word and start spending that time with the Lord, the Holy Spirit is able to come in and teach us (John 14:26; Mark 13:11). As you grow, be careful of putting a human being above God. He is your teacher. He USES men to help guide (1 John 2:27). THIS DOES NOT MEAN FOR YOU TO STOP GOING TO CHRUCH, OR THAT IT IS OK THAT YOU DON’T GO TO CHRUCH! It also doesn’t mean for you to not read and research. I ENCORUAGE YOU to seek Him out! My dad, he was amazing. He was a school teacher, preacher, professor, and had his doctorate. I was a very curious child, but my dad knew exactly what I needed to get through to me to teach me. Just as my dad knew me and my quirks, our Heavenly Father is the same and will teach us if you set your eyes to Him. He will speak to you and show you through His word. He made you! He knows you inside and out, and what better a teacher than someone who knows you better than YOU?
You have a purpose. Use wisdom and discernment as you seek Him.
In reflection of the ministry which our dad lived and the loving memory we always keep in our hearts for our parents. – We love you daddy. 11/14/1941-07/31/2016
John 12:24 (KJV)“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
In this verse, Jesus was speaking of His death, burial, and resurrection. He was also illustrating to us today that we must die to this world. I know that this is a very strong word, but that’s because the emphasis on what He is conveying to us is strong.
The world we live in is a dark place. When I say “world”, I mean the social systems in place on Earth. We see darkness all around us. We were each a part of that darkness at one time or another, but thank God, Jesus came to be the Light! We grew up in the “world’s” system and it was all we knew. The music, the movies, and the various ungodly activates we were involved in, these things are all part of the world. They formed our thinking, our habits, and our way of life. The message that Jesus is conveying here is that if a corn of wheat stays on the head of wheat, that’s all its going to do. It must be plucked off and planted somewhere else to produce a new crop. Before we came to Christ and made Jesus our Lord, we could only produce so much because we were operating as the world did. We believed that our lives would be fulfilled by the things we accumulated. But, if you were like me, we quickly found out that we were still unfulfilled. Some of us even as Christians still think that way. We put our trust in things rather than God.
We must detach ourselves from the world and be planted in the Kingdom of God. The rich young ruler thought he had salvation in his things and because he kept the commandments, but when Jesus told him to sell what he had and give to the poor, the bible says (Matthew 19:22) he went away sorrowful because he had great possessions.
He couldn’t detach from the world. Not only are we to detach from the world physically, we are to detach in our thinking (Romans 12:2) and our way of doing things. Jesus says, “unless the corn or grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies.” Meaning, our old way of doing things our way must cease. We must pick up God’s way of doing things.
Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead three days later. He died for our sins and He was raised for our justifications. So, let us be dead to the world and live for the One who has given us eternal life.
Christ’s Corner was founded by the late Pastor, Teacher, Professor and Father Dr. Walter D. Hill. Dr. Hill was a loving and devoted family man and minister of the Gospel. He was a retired public school teacher who pastored three Baptist churches over a total of 20 years and his goal was to inform, challenge, and encourage people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He started the Christ’s Corner ministry through an E-mail based weekly article. Over time, he connected with local papers before expanding throughout the United States until he was able to reach out to missionaries who shared his work around the world. We are excited to continue his work in spreading the love of Jesus Christ in our homes, in our communities, and to the world.
We believe that the bible is the inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in a living God who is three in one. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin being fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. We believe that Jesus was crucified and buried then arose again on the third day. We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer that He sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, and indwells at salvation. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7)
My name is Anna Green and I am the daughter of Dr. Walter D. Hill, the founder of Christ’s Corner. I was saved at a very young age but it wasn’t until I was older that I truly started to seek Him out. Growing up as a southern Baptist preacher’s daughter, I have experienced and witnessed a lot of different “religious” stumbling blocks being in the backside of ministry, but I am thankful that I could learn from my dad as he continued his educations and studied out all of the different beliefs.
I am now a member of a non-denominational church called Outreach Church in Newnan, Georgia under the covering of my Pastor and Co-Pastor Kevin and Nicole Royston. Under them, my husband and I began to flourish and grow in the things of God and learn what it is to be Spirit lead. Outreach Church reaches out to the surrounding communities as a witness of Jesus Christ to those who are lost and broken and to bring encouragement to those who are hurting. To show the love of God to the forgotten and ashamed so that they would know that there is forgiveness and salvation. Click here to visit their page.
Before our dad passed, he instructed me as to how to conduct the Christ’s Corner each week, leaving his ministry for me to continue and grow. With my husband’s insight and knowledge along with my close immediate family’s skills and talents, we hope to continue to expand and share the Word of God and look forward to working with others in build this ministry.
I have decided to stand, unashamed in believing God and His word and keeping my eyes on Him. I will continue to seek Him and trust Him all the days of my life.
Thank you and God bless.
As we go through life, we are hit by bad choices, hard circumstances, and consequences of our sins. Each true Christian can testify that they have gone through these valleys and struggles. But we are here to encourage you that there is hope. An everlasting hope.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What a deep love that is to give so much so that a sinner like us could have a chance to be saved. Not only do we have the choice to be saved, but He wants us to live life more abundantly (John 10:10). He has a plan for us to have a complete life full of purpose. God wants, so much, to have a personal relationship with you!
Accepting Jesus as your lord and savior is not as complicated as some would have you believe. You can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace through faith in His son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). All that is needed is for you to confess that you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask Him to forgive you. It’s a matter of the heart. God cares about the attitude of your heart, your honesty. When you are TRULY ready to give your life to the Lord, it can seem like a hard situation. Your mind and heart are battling for what they think is best, but I assure you, accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savor is the best decision you could ever make. Speak with your mouth! Let it come freely from your hearts! Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Below is an example of the sinner’s prayer for you to say and confess Christ as your savior.
“Heavenly Father, I confess now that I am a sinner, and I ask that you forgive me for my sins knowingly and unknowingly. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins and that you raised Him from the dead. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior from this day forward. Father, I ask that you guide my life and help me to do your will. I ask this, in Jesus’s name, Amen.”
Once you’ve spoken this out and truly confess from your heart, your sins have been forgiven! You’ve become white as snow in God’s eyes! (Isaiah 1:18). We encourage you to become involved in a local church. Let them know that you’ve given your life to Christ and that you’d like to be baptized. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and begin to seek God’s face!
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