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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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February 2015

Snapshot of Our Life

Jehoiachin, the King of Judah was put into the pit of a Babylonian prison. For four years he lived in captivity. Jehoiachin ate the same as the others. He wore the same prisoner garb. He was treated as if he weren’t a former king.

Then he found favor with the new Babylonian King.

Jehoiachin was promoted from the bonds that he was under. He was given a new change of clothes. He was seated at the King’s table for the rest of his life. Again he became royalty.

Isn’t that a beautiful picture? Someone taken from captivity and given a new life to live as royalty.

It’s the picture of us.

Regardless of what our earthly title or occupation was we were once bound by the chains of sin in need of redemption. Then Jesus came and called us out. He changed us. He made us royalty; heirs to His throne. And from now to eternity we can feast daily on the Bread of Life and drink of the Living Water.

You’ve been called out. Enjoy the freedom you’ve been given.

Psalm 40:2

Jeremiah 52:31-34

Launch Party

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Power of a Testimony

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The Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea and then the Jordan River so that His children, the Israelites could pass over on dry ground.

This gave the Israelites a great testimony of God’s goodness in their lives. The spreading of their story led to their enemies taking God and His children seriously.

Sharing what the Lord has done for you has potential to change a person’s mind about Christ.

When Happiness is a Lie…

15 years ago a friend of mine was living in sin. When confronted about it she said “but I’m happy and that’s what really matters.”

This morning the Lord brought that story back to my mind as I read “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6).

My friend’s happiness (contentment) didn’t make the sin okay. It was only clouding her judgment.

Contentment is beneficial to us only when it lines up with the Word. Otherwise it leads to substantial loss.

Allow the truths of God to lead you, to be what makes you content and then you’ll be blessed.

Reasons to Work

Why should we do what the Lord has called us to do? According to Ephesians 4:12 we should work for Jesus to:

1) help God’s people grow in Him

2) see souls saved

3) encourage the church

Following through with the calling God has placed on your life doesn’t affect just you.

Choose to accept what Jesus has laid before you. Make a positive difference.

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