Etheridge’s Epistle – September

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LK 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Jesus tells us that God wants to give us the Kingdom. What has happened that prevents this in my life? The answer is simple, the sin I have in my life. There is not enough room for the Kingdom.

Here are two statements by the powerful preacher D.L. Moody: Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, “How can I get the air out of this glass?” One man shouted, “Suck it out with a pump!” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.” After numerous other suggestions, Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he said, “all the air is now removed.” He then went on to explain that victory in the Christian life is not accomplished by “sucking out a sin here and there,” but by being filled with the Holy Spirit. D.L Moody said, “I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled.”

Think About it, Pray about it.
I will see you in worship this Sunday!

In Christ,
Dr. Bill Etheridge