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CORE VALUES OF SUGAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
PART 2 - UNCTION, August 27, 1995
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... the message, the scripture is there in Joel 2:28 and 29, that is quoted by the apostle Peter in Acts chapter 2:16 and 18 in his message on the day of Pentecost, when the scripture was fulfilled.
Would you stand with me and we'll read it together, read with me aloud. "And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions; even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days."
Let's pray together, "Lord God, I pray this morning that by your grace you would show us the weakness of human strength and power, and that to live the life you've called us to live, we must have divine strength and power, that you generously desire to give to us. Help us to admit our own weakness, our own futility, how limited and inadequate our strength is, to live the lives you've called us to live. Show us this today in some significant way, that when we walk away from here, we would be seeking your Holy Spirit's presence in our lives, in Jesus Name we pray, amen, amen." Thank you, would you be seated.
Years ago when I was a young person, back in the antediluvian, pre-hysteric days, we would sing a chorus, the chorus would say, "Give me wax on my board, keep me surfing for the Lord; give me gas in my Ford, keep me cruising for the Lord; and give me unction in my gumption, help me function for the Lord." And those tongue-twisters had some real truth to them.
And the theme, is there the necessity of God's power to live the life He's called us to live. And as we think of our core values, as a church family, it is absolutely crucial that we understand what is important in the kingdom of God, for us to truly be the church of Jesus Christ today.
And so nothing is more important than knowing what is ...
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