Archive for January, 2011

Not Me But Christ

Posted: 29th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship

A seed is only as good as the bounty of its harvest. For anyone to know the true quality, nature, integrity of a man it will be evident in the legacy he leaves behind.  It is my heart’s desire that “the love of Christ” be my legacy.  Not me but Christ! If I speak in […]

I hate lukewarm Christians!

Posted: 26th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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I hate lukewarm Christians. I’d rather be in the company of the lost. In Psalm 5, David speaks about the type of man God hates. Psalms 5:4-9 (from KJVR) For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest […]

Music is Special

Posted: 24th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Music is a special form of communication that allows the heart, soul, mind, and strength to be jointly engaged in an outwardly expression of inner emotions, thoughts, convictions, beliefs and feelings.  Music is essential and necessary for the worship service because it is a unified expression of gratitude and love; it is an effective teaching tool for […]

John Piper wrote, “Do people go see the Grand Canyon to build self esteem?” Is it an attempt to develop their pride, to increase their personal ambitions and agendas? The stars and vastness of the universe amazes us. The wonder of God’s awesome and magnificent creation continually cries “Glory to God in the Highest!” We […]

“He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:38 39) My former Pastor, Dr. Jim Clemmons, once said to me, “Marshall! In 30 years […]

Fear and Worship

Posted: 6th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Hypocrisy consists in an attempt to “imitate” the people of God, or to assume the “appearance” of religion, in whatever form it may be manifested.  (Albert Barnes, “Notes on the Bible”) We can not worship God without fear. Jesus commanded us not to fear man, but to fear God who can throw our eternal souls […]

The Meaning of Discipleship

Posted: 5th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Manipulation is seen in many forms in the church in the guise of programs design to reach the lost. In so much that Christ is taken out in case of offending anyone. This is plainly an act of denying Christ in front of Man. God will give the increase. The pursuit of Holiness is not […]

To Love Mercy

Posted: 4th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Mercy is a quality that many of us say we lack. However, it must be one of our main qualities as a coheir with Christ.  In Micah 6:8 Our Lord says “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy […]

Pray for One Another

Posted: 4th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Praying for one another is a vital ingrediant to our Lord’s Great Commandment. In the book of Job, God tells us that this is essential to our restoration in Him. You could be struggling with you health, finances, courage, or faith. Fervently praying for someone else who is struggling (maybe with the same obstacles) is […]

We are Bond Servants to Christ

Posted: 3rd January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Pastor Dick Lintelman says “When your not at church you are missed.” We are all part of the Body of Christ.  When someone is missing — the body suffers. Like it or not when you gave your life to Jesus you became a bond-servant, a slave, you no longer have the right to control your […]