I Resign in 2019

I Resign   From the beginning of the ministry God has placed me in to serve through today …

  • I’ve tried to keep people motivated to serve God with their gifts and in many cases failed
  • I’ve tried to get people to get committed to God’s word through discipleship and in some cases failed
  • I’ve tried to fix marriages and in some cases failed
  • I’ve tried to get people to trust God with their finances and in most cases failed
  • I’ve tried to challenge people to serve and in some cases failed
  • I’ve tried to keep people in church but some have stopped coming
  • I’ve tried to keep communication alive within our CV FAMILY and in some cases failed
  • I’ve tried to be kind but still challenge people with the burden of discipleship and for some it was rejected
  • I’ve tried get people to worship rather than watching others worship but some still watch
  • I’ve tried to grow a church, tried to get people to put God first, tried to heal wounds, tried to make things happen and tried to get people to follow my leadership only to discover that in many cases I have failed

    All these being said, I have resigned and give it all to God.

  • If you want to be a disciple and use your gifts for His kingdom and serve His church, then we have ways for you to do just that. If you don’t, then it is your choice.
  • If you want to fight, complain, be critical, and give up, then you must talk to God about it. I am here to listen only, it is Him you must talk to.
  • I am ok with the fact that people may think they are rejecting me or the church, but their rejection is of God.
  • I am happy that He is in charge and it is His requirements of discipline that is received or rejected.
 
As God, has placed me as the Lead Pastor to guide His church here at Coosa Valley, I make the following commitment to you. I challenge you to make these commitments yourself, for the ministry you work in and are called by God to serve.
  • I make a commitment to move beyond the inward drift in our church. We have committed to many outreach ministries and I commit to continue to look for ways we can be the hands and feet for God.
  • I make a commitment to renew our attitude. God has called us to serve in the messiness of life and people. We all can use renewal of our attitude toward others and towards our life situations.
  • I make a commitment to become more grateful. It can be natural to focus on the negative, the naysayers and nitpickers. But we need to turn to prayer and ask for supernatural help in focusing on all the blessings God give us.
  • I make a commitment to be a leader of greater faith and courage. This commitment cannot be realized in our own strength and power. But we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
  • I make a commitment to have more family time. A focus has been placed for more family time during the month of December. We can get so busy with ministry work, that family time becomes almost non-existent.
  • I make a commitment to clear the church of clutter. By clutter, I mean the clutter of bitterness, strife, discord.
  • I make a commitment to be an Acts 6:4 leader. If we are not giving focused attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word, we need to get out of ministry. Ministry has become human-powered rather than God-centered.
Acts 6:4 ~ “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

   

All being said, one of the biggest areas we need to rearrange in our lives in our priorities. Let’s look at what the bible says about PRIORITIES:
 

 

Matthew 6:33 (ESV) ~ But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

   

Romans 12:2 (ESV) ~ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

**WE ARE LOOKING AT CONFORMING TONIGHT***    

1 Timothy 3:5 (ESV) ~ for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?

   

Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV) ~ You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

   

And so many more. We need to understand that when we RESIGN and QUIT the things that are holding us back, in the spiritual sense, and we allow God to align our priorities in the proper fashion, God can take care of the rest: our finances, our job, our family, our school, etc.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert

One Response to “I Resign in 2019”

  1. Keith Leasure says:

    Looking forward to this sermon. You have clearly outlined some points to bring to light. I personally have no issues with your pastoral leadership. I see, hear, and understand your messages and that they all build on each other. I enjoy the fact that you make use of all outreach tools which are available to spread the word of God to those who seek him. I see in one of your points in this sermon that you indicate choice as an option. This is the most powerful tool God gives to mankind. For with it, God can move and use us as we respond to him – by choosing his will. To the opposite, folks can distance themselves in any excuse or interference that promotes their own benefit. The greater question is this – when all realize the fantasy of what has been created by our own illusion is really just that, will they continue down the path for that “fix” or will they come back home to Jesus, who is the Truth, the Way, and the Life we should be experiencing? ‍♂️

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