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May 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Training with one heart...

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:5-6

This past weekend was blessing, as are most, but let me tell you why.  Now some of you that attended service last night will (at least I hope you will) remember me talking about this, but stay with me.  Two of our members and I attended a disaster relief training on Saturday.  We had the opportunity to train in areas of interests (communications, chaplaincy, feeding, laundry/shower, clean-up, water purification, etc.) and then we came together for a general training in the afternoon.  In between the two sessions, we had a great lunch.  

I will be the first to admit that some of the training was redundant.  At times I felt that I had heard this from 10 different people, but then I realized there were only two trainings, I had only heard it twice. I lost focus.  I forgot my purpose of being there.  You see, we were there to help other people.  We were there so that we would be prepared to help those that were going through a disaster.  However, we were also there to make sure that EVERYONE got the same information and that EVERYONE was on the same page.  Hence, why we probably had so much of the redundancy.

Do you ever feel like that in church?  Be honest. Have you heard a message or Sunday School lesson and thought...good grief, not this one again! Two things: 1) maybe someone there needs to hear it for the 1st time, or 2) maybe, just maybe, you don't know it as well as you think you know it!  Our purpose on Saturday was to make sure that when we are called out in a disaster situation that we know what we are doing and that we do it correctly in the name of Jesus Christ.  Guess what, the teaching that we receive in the church and through the Word is done in order that we know what we are doing and that we do it correctly in the name of Jesus Christ EVERY DAY!!!

In Christ, 

Bro. Grant


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