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PostSubject: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:07 am

Well I have some amazing news. I've been struggling for the past 8 months or so with what God wants to me to do in life, well, today He confirmed it.
He has called me to preach, I believe this with all my heart, He has showed me that this is what He wants me to do through His word, and through other people and purely by me just surrendering everything to Him.

But the part that is most amazing is while He has been calling me, God has been calling my dad too, neither dad, nor me knew the other was being called till we just started sharing stuff with each other. My dad told me one day that God had called him to preach, I was like "that is amazing! cause God has been calling me too."

So, me and my dad went forward this morning in church to share the great news with everybody. Now I have to finish high school and figure out where God wants me to go to college, as far as my dad goes; he is trying to get in to Liberty Unv. in Virginia and do online courses.

Please be in prayer for both of us, God has got a fire started in both of our hearts. Pray that everything will work out how it needs to, and pray that God will give us the strength to stand against whatever the devil throws at us.

Thank you all!
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:21 am

Wow a tough calling. I pray that God will guide you both.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:23 am

Yes, it is a tough calling. But, if God wants us to do it He will help us through.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:32 am

When God tells you He has a job for you to do He will give you first a good education and will prepare you for the jobs He has for you.
He will help you to do the job He has for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:56 pm

If God is calling you to preach, Tim, then you will need seminary training to be taken seriously by most churches. Personally, I prefer God-called men in the pulpit that have gotten to know the Lord and His word through their own study instead of someone that has a piece of paper from a seminary. However, most churches do not agree. That should help in making your decision about a college.

Also, if you are interested in some other field of study, you might want to go to a Christian university where you could train in both ministry and another line of profession. Unless you get a really large church to start with, you will need more than one line of income. Having a side vocation is important.

Other than that, praise God for what He is doing in your life!

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:56 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
Unless you get a really large church to start with, you will need more than one line of income. Having a side vocation is important.


Our old church lost it's pastor because they where unable to provide for him financially. Since he had no training in any other line of work he felt forced to leave the small church for a larger congregation.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:32 pm

That happens a lot. But, as a church grows, they can provide more. So, a church must ask themselves if they want a full-time pastor or bi-vocational. If they want bi-vocational, then they must be willing to allow the pastor the time to work. If they want a full-time pastor who is on call most of the time, then they really need to pony up and take care of their minister and his family so that income is not a focus for him.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:59 pm

Well I will be preaching my first sermon on the 29th of this month in the night service. The preacher from the church aldat and I both used to go to called me after hearing about my decision and asked if I would mind. I told him yes after some thought.

So be in prayer for me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:44 pm

Fantastic! On the job training!
Will be praying brother.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:53 am

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Well I will be preaching my first sermon on the 29th of this month in the night service. The preacher from the church aldat and I both used to go to called me after hearing about my decision and asked if I would mind. I told him yes after some thought.

I will see if I can get away from my regular duties and come to hear you. I think it would be awesome to hear one of the kids from my former church begin their ministry behind the pulpit.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:37 am

That's great drumdude to hear you are going to preach for the first time.
I know God will give you His words you have to speak to the congregation.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:58 am

Yes, as Yvonne said, that's great news to hear Drumdude.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:14 pm

Praise God! Bringing forth the word at 15 can only be God. Stay out of His way is the only advice I'll give.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:37 pm

Well... a week from yesterday, I will be preaching. I'm so nervous you guys. I know what I'm going to preach on. I have it all planned out, I'm just really nervous because I have never spoke in front of a lot of people by my self before. Please be in prayer for me. Thank you!!
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:09 pm

Just get up there and say whatever you feel like God has laid on your heart. He won't mislead you. Just trust that, and go with it. If God has truly called you to this, then this will be the most natural feeling place in the world to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:12 pm

Praying for you man, I know you can do it. Lean on God, and spend some time in prayer (and preparation) before you preach.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:18 pm

I've been trying my hardest to, staybrite! Thank you all for the encouragment!
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:55 am

Tim, today is the day you are going to preach in your church.
God will help you to tell your congregation the message He likes to tell through you.
Good luck.!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:00 pm

Thank you all for your prayers, sorry I couldn't get on any sooner. Football workouts have started up so i'm already getting busy with that.

Everything went really well sunday night. One of my friends came forward and actually just let God have complete control of his life. I was very nervous of course. My dad recorded it and said it was 6:21 long.

Thanks again for your prayers, and continue to be in prayer for me, that God will use me as needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:39 am

Good to hear all went well Tim.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:41 pm

Great news!
Now don't loose all your brains playing football.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:54 pm

haha. We are just working out right now so I'll think I'll be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:01 pm

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My dad recorded it and said it was 6:21 long.
Over 6 hours on your first gig. You may be able to preach after all.

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PostSubject: Re: Surrender to the call.   Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:07 pm

hahahaha... not quite. lol I think they would have thrown me out if I preached that long.
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