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ROCK CITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, Inc.
New York and Florida
DAILY Prayer Line:
7:30 am - 712-432-1500
(access code: 1065151)
WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 am
KYDS CHURCH - Keeping Young Disciples Striving
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PRAYER: "Night Watch Prayer" - 7:30 pm
Prayer Line: 712-775-7031 (access code: 138570)
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FLORIDA BIBLE STUDY:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
War Room Bible Study - 15 Week course
(Based on the movie War Room)
Session 1 - Honest Evaluation
Session 2 - Real Accountability
Session 3 - Living the Gospel
Session 4 - Victory Accomplished
Session 5 - Impacted by Grace
For more info click the "Bible Studies" tab.
NEW YORK WORSHIP MINISTRY:
Rehearsal - 8:00 pm
For more info click the "Worship" tab.
"Endowment Huddle Groups"
Friday, July 1, 2016
(for more info click schedule tab)
Join Us to Celebrate
4th of July
Lakefront Park Fireworks
(see movie clip)
1104 Lakeshore Blvd
St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”
Psalms 23:1 (NIV)
Because the Lord is my shepherd, I do not lack anything. He satisfies my needs. That is the place where God wants to bring us. He wants us to be independently dependent upon Him, to need Him alone. It struck me as I was studying this psalm that there are really only two options in life. If the Lord is my shepherd, then I shall not want; but if I am in want, then it is obvious that the Lord is not my shepherd. It is that simple. If emptiness, loneliness, despair, and frustration exist in our lives, then the Lord is not our shepherd. Or if anyone or anything else is shepherding us, we are never satisfied. If our vocation shepherds us, then there is restlessness and feverish activity and frustration. If education is our shepherd, then we are constantly being disillusioned. If another person is our shepherd, we are always disappointed, and ultimately we are left empty. If drug abuse is our shepherd, then
we are wasted, as one rock artist said recently. But if the Lord is our shepherd, David says, we shall not want.
It occurs to me that if Jehovah is to be our shepherd, then we have to begin by recognizing that we are sheep. I don't like that analogy, frankly, because I don't like sheep. I come by my dislike honestly. I used to raise sheep. In high school I was in the 4-H Club, and I had a herd of sheep and goats. Now goats I can abide, because they may be obnoxious, but at least they're smart. Sheep are, beyond question, the most stupid animals on the face of the earth. They are dumb and they are dirty and they are timid and defenseless and helpless. Mine were always getting lost and hurt and snake-bitten. They literally do not know enough to come in out of the rain. Sheep are miserable creatures.
And then to have God tell me that I am one! That hurts my feelings. But if I am really honest with myself, I know it is true. I know that I lack wisdom and strength. I'm inclined to be self-destructive. Isaiah said it best:
We all, like sheep, have gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way (Isaiah 53:6). I know my tendency toward self-indulgent individualism, going my own way and doing my own thing. That's me. I'm a sheep. And if Jesus Christ is to be my shepherd, I have to admit that I need one. It is difficult, but that is where we must start. Once we admit that need, we discover the truth of what David is saying. We shall not want.
Lord, though I am a sheep who is prone to wander, come and be my shepherd today. Bring me to that place where I can say,
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want." Life Application: If emptiness, loneliness, despair, frustration, hopelessness, or wants exist in our lives, then the Lord is not our shepherd. Can we recognize His call to rescue us?
By Ray Stedman
Please say this Prayer of Faith if you want or need more of God in your life:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I repent and come before you just as I am, with all my sins and faults. I confess
Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart that you sent your Son,
Jesus Christ to die on the cross for me and on the third day you raised him from
the dead. I thank you Lord, for receiving me now, forgiving me, healing me,
protecting me, making my life brand new, and for writing my name in the book of life.
In the powerful name of Jesus I pray. Amen.