No Excuses

Today Pastor Will declared for himself and for WOW Church, “This will be a year or No Excuses!”
 
When God called Moses for His purpose, Moses began to make excuses as to why he was not able to do what God was calling him to.
 
Excuse #1   Who am I? Exodus 3:9
Excuse #2   What will I say?  Exodus 3:14
 
These are the first two of the 5 excuses Moses gave to God.  While we will talk about the other 3 in the next few
weeks, here are my take-aways from today’s message.
 
God has a plan and a call on every one of our lives.  We are ALL called to the ministry of reconciliation.  To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are searching, hurting, sick, depressed, etc.
 
It is time we stopped with the “who am I” questions and focus on Who He Is!!  Who we are in Him.
(I Corinthians 3:5-6 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.  He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
 
It is time we stopped focusing on ourselves and our inadequacies and turn our passion toward eternity. Everyone is going to spend it somewhere and we are called to share the Good News of the Gospel with those who are in this world.  We are caled to reconcile people to Christ.  It is the mission of WOW Church to be a place of hope.  (Acts 26:18 “You will open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan’s control to God’s. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and a share among God’s people who are made holy by believing in me.’“)
 
It is time we remember we are not alone, Jesus WILL go with us and give us the words to say.
(Exodus 4:12 “Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”}
 
God said, I AM That I AM!  (Exodus 3:14 “God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.”)
 
God Is the SAME God – the One Who heals the sick, restors sight to the blind, cares for the hurting, and restores; He is The God of Miracles!!!  He IS relevant to our lives today.  We have the answer for those people who are hurting – They need Jesus and we have been called to tell them about Him!