This week's message is Dissipation Busters. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
Dissipation vs. Infilling
Most of us have heard the verse, "Do not be drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit." We generally think this is a verse speaking against drinking alcohol, but today we explore some of the other sources of dissipation, what dissipation means, and how we can become "dissipation busters" and instead be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Even if you don't drink at all, most of us live lives of daily dissipation and intoxication which keeps us from being filled with the measure of the Spirit God desires for us and we desperately need. But the Word of God can illuminate these traps for you so that you can live life to the fullest.
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Did you know that it doesn't take alcohol to become intoxicated? After listening to today's service, you no doubt see that "dissipation" takes many different forms.
We can dissipate, or dilute and waste our time, our talents, our God-given gifts, our abilities, our finaces, and even our thoughts, and at least most of us do this every single day. And while God delights in giving his people good things, we can take any good thing and, through excess, make it an idol that comes in between us and God.
Since God has called every single one of us to reach the lost with the Gospel, God has also given each and every one of us a set of gifts that can be highly effective in reaching the harvest. When's the last time you used your gifts to lead someone to Jesus?
Whether it's finances, a love of sports, a loveable personality, or the best barbeque chicken on your side of the planet, are you using your gifts to take the message of reconciliation to God through Jesus to the world around you? We're sold out to using our gifts for Jesus and the advancement of his Kingdom, in great part through a 3-D virtual world on the Internet. And I hope and pray this encourages you to use YOUR gifts, tallents, and abilities to minister Jesus to everyone you meet.
Currently there are more than 11,332,104 people in the virtual community we have been called to reach, and that number grows by 150,000 to 300,000 per week. Help us reach as many of those as possible with the love and life-changing Good News of reconciliation with God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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