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October 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Confirmation of God's man...

"This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them." - Acts 6:5-6

The disciples could not keep up with the tasks.  There was simply too much to do.  More men were needed for the ministry.  The apostles of Jesus came up with a plan to set aside men to help with these issues.  Seven men were chosen.  Notice that the very first one mentioned, Stephen, was a "man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit."  He, and the others, were set aside because of their faith and the fact that the Holy Spirit was already in themdoing a great work.  The "twelve" then took them aside, prayed for them and laid hands on them.

This is what we experienced yesterday at Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.  We were able to pray for and lay hands on a man God had set aside.  I am thankful for the privilege to have had the opportunity to participate in that service and pray for Kevin and Kim Schutte, knowing that God had already set Kevin aside to do His kingdom's work with his perfect help mate.  Brother Michael Hardaway did a great job in explaining the idea of an ordination service and still maintaining the focus of God.

For those of you from FBC Hooks that were able to attend, thank you for taking the time and supporting the Schutte family and for being part of such an important service.  Speaking from the experience of having had an ordination service myself, I can tell you there are few things more powerful than to listen to the prayers of others being spoken on your behalf.  It is humbling to say the least.

Bro. Kevin and Kim we are praying for you and your family, now more than ever.  May you be blessed in His service!

In Christ, 

Bro. Grant


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