Thursday, April 24, 2014

Purposed 4 Godliness Online Radio by Purposed for Godliness | BlogTalkRadio


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why Seek the Living Among the Dead!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Easter Sunday morning, many will go to church and hear the story of the first Easter. Each Gospel tells the same story in different ways. Luke’s version focuses on the physical absence of Jesus and the confusion that followed. It is remarkable that his most loyal followers, the ones who were with him at the beginning of his ministry, who witness the Crucifixion and who saw his body laid in the tomb, are a group of women. Luke names them: Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James.

The women go to the tomb expecting to find Jesus’ body there and to anoint it, as part of the proper burial ritual. Instead they find the tomb empty, and Jesus nowhere in sight. Suddenly they are confronted by the appearance of two “men in dazzling clothes” who ask them a profound and unsettling question:

“Why do you seek for the living among the dead?”

This is a strange question because Mary Magdalene and Joanna and the other women were not looking for the living—they had gone to the tomb with spices and ointment they had prepared to bathe and anoint a dead body. This was their last gesture of loyalty and love. They were not looking for the living at all. These women knew the reality, Jesus was dead. They were expecting what anybody would expect to find in a tomb: a dead body.

For me this is a message that comes to mind every Easter. “Why do you seek for the living among the dead?” Do we do the same thing? When we come to church, when we get up in the morning and go to the office, when we sit down to dinner with our families, when we go through our daily routines, what are we expecting to find? Do we seek the living among the dead? Do we face every day with the same with the dullness, same slow routine, same woe is me attitude, same despair? Do we come to anoint that which is dead? Are we content with the reality we know? Or…Do we seek out new life in our everyday encounters.

Amazingly I am a hoarder, especially when it comes to books and school papers. One day several years ago, I was cleaning out my office and ran across some papers from the ‘90’s.  I struggled back and forth, should I keep them, should I throw them away, after much thought I threw them away. I have highlighters, and every once in a while I try to use the ones that dried up or I’ll keep them (why I don’t know). I push down hard to make the highlighter work, only to find out there is no more color. This is what I do; I take the dead highlighter replace the cap, and put it back in the drawer.

Finally, after many tries I come to the realization that this is a dead highlighter don’t put it back in the drawer, just throw it away! If I keep putting old highlighters back in drawer, I’ll never know I need new ones. I have old sheets in the cupboard and Pastor asked me today why we are keeping these. “Throw these sheets away, so we can have some space.” Am I making sense?

We all do it, we cling to the old…old clothes, shoes, furniture, etc., old relationships, old habits, old, old, old. We hang on to things that don’t work anymore because it’s easier than risking the change, the loneliness, the emptiness of the tomb? We all look for the living among the dead.

This is what I hear in this Easter message I’ve been studying since 1998, “do not look for the living among the dead.” I hear: do not do the same thing you’ve always done expecting to get different results (that’s called insanity). Do not expect new life while clinging to old habits, old thoughts, old prejudices, old hatreds, old hurts, or old fears.

We are the saints of the most High God and He promised to make all things new. We keep going back to the sepulcher and Jesus is gone! Jesus is not among our dead situations, He has risen! JUST LIKE HE SAID! DON’T YOU REMEMBER! God’s promise to all who believe in Him is a new heart and a new spirit. He knows we need new life, new hope, new mercies, new anointing, new everything! Daily He gives His children new and fresh bread.
But, if we keep looking back to the way things were, the ifas , wouldas, couldas, shouldas,seeking the living among the dead we will never find the newness Christ offers. As we celebrate this Easter with the lilies, the colored eggs and chocolate bunnies let them be just cute symbols. Our reminder is of the new life we have in Christ Jesus, now and forever. Behold He makes all things new this is what we need to remember. I encourage you to trust God, humble yourselves and be bold enough to move forward because “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” Rom. 8:11 (NLT).
WALK IN THE NEW!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PURPOSED 4 GODLINESS-THE GREATER GLORY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 04/04 by Purposed for Godliness | Christianity Podcasts

PURPOSED 4 GODLINESS-THE GREATER GLORY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 04/04 by Purposed for Godliness | Christianity Podcasts

We are purposed for greater glory! Join me this Friday and Let's Talk On Purpose

Purposed 4 Godliness (1 Tim 4:7). You are purposed for godliness. Discover and listen to exciting and anointed preaching and teaching on God's Word, how to experience His power, and how to apply His godly purpose to our daily lives. You will learn to discern what is important, and what is not. You will be encouraged in knowing that God has a purpose for you. I am your  host Min. Daffany Smith, M.Div. giving insight on Biblical issues; addressing the needs of the individual and planting the seeds of Godly purpose.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

PURPOSED 4 GODLINESS-EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER 03/28 by Purposed for Godliness | Christianity Podcasts


I AM SO EXCITED! Join us tomorrow The Effectual Fervent Prayer Call with Pastor Melvin Smith and Min. Daffany Smith this is a corporate Prayer Line opened to everyone! Call in number 347-989-0144, Purposed 4 Godliness on blogtalk radio; Friday March 28, 2014 and Sunday March 30, 2014 @ 8-9 a.m. PDT. This is not about one Church this is about the body of Christ coming together as one! Host Minister Daffany Smith @VirtuousWF, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuouswf/2014/03/28/purposed-4-godliness-effectual-fervent-prayer


PURPOSED 4 GODLINESS-EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER 03/28 by Purposed for Godliness | Christianity Podcasts

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Purposed 4 Godliness (1 Tim 4:7) Celebrating Women - Pastor Angela L. Johnson

Join me and my guest Pastor Angela L. Johnson, Host Of Onesista2Anotha on Intellectualradio.com and iHeartRadio.com, Co-Pastor Greater Love, Greater Works  COCIC-this Friday March 21, 2014 8-9a.m. pdt.

Purposed 4 Godliness (1 Tim 4:7). You are purposed for godliness. Discover and listen to exciting and anointed preaching and teaching on God's Word, how to experience His power, and how to apply His godly purpose to our daily lives. You will learn to discern what is important, and what is not. You will be encouraged in knowing that God has a purpose for you. I am your  host Min. Daffany Smith, M.Div. giving insight on Biblical issues; addressing the needs of the individual and planting the seeds of Godly purpose. 

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