Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Yesterday, during our staff meeting here in Kona we prayed for the Body of Christ (universal), our campus, New Life Church, and for the Haggard family. It was a great time of prayer. I felt like God gave me two words from that time. First, we should all, as Christians, pray for our churches and fellowships that the things that are done and said "privately" that are not consistent with the nature and character of God would be made public so that any who lack integrity will be brought to repentance. Second, we need to pray desperately for reconciliation, repentance and revival in the Body of Christ. PRAY!!!

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.

Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:1-10.


Lee said...

That's about the best post on a blog related to Ted Haggard that I have seen. Faith rests in Christ, the rest of us are prone to sin and fall. It takes grace to lift us back up, and Bro. Haggard needs grace right now.

Bryan Riley said...

Thank you, Lee, and all praise be to God. You just reminded me of one of our kids' videos, in which a bug falls into a mud puddle. The other bugs say things like "Oh my, you've fallen into a nasty mud puddle," and "I can't believe you fell into a mud puddle," and "what self respecting bug would let themselves fall into such a mess." This goes on for some time. Finally, the bug is able to get out of the mud puddle and says something to the effect of "you know, I knew I was in a mud puddle and I didn't need everyone clamoring on and on about what I had done or how terrible it was that I had done it. What I needed the most was help getting out of the mud puddle!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Who is Ted Haggard?