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Choate Baptist Church: Stewardship
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A person honors Christ Jesus by trusting Him as Lord and Savior, receiving His Spirit, and entering into a relationship with Him. This means learning to pray effectively, listening to His leading, and praising Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. It also means accepting the leadership of the Holy Spirit, through His spiritual training and discipline.

Stewardship is not the expression of praise for God’s grace, or the worship or adoration of Christ. It is having a personal relationship with Him in one’s prayer life, where He makes His will and purposes clearly known.

Jesus taught in John 15:7 that prayer is the method to receive the Father’s authority and power for all church ministries. Intercession is prayer, not for oneself, but for the Church and its mission to witness of the glory of Christ. John 17 is Jesus’ own example of intercessory prayer.

Christ finds His highest glory in intercession. Through intercession, He continues His work. His work before the Father is the absolute will of God.

In Romans 8:31-34, Paul wrote, “If (since) God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all--how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”

Intercession requires faith in God’s Word and exercising prayer: asking, expecting, and waiting for the answer. Romans 8:37-39 reminds: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Choate Baptist Church welcomes you to join them for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m., and Sunday Evening Worship at 7 p.m. They also meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Brother Odom’s message can be heard on Radio KAML 990 AM each Sunday morning at 8:30.
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