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The True Community of Faith - David Mitts

"And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go your way , show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them .""   Mat 8:2-4 (NKJV) Click here to listen to " The True Community of Faith " In these troubled times,  what the world needs to see is a church that looks like Yeshua.  As people try to  distance  themselves from  infection  by avoiding touching others who might be infected, we see  a Savior who was willing to touch the untouchables  and ,   in that touch ,  to heal them.   Leprosy  was believed to be transmitted by touch. More recent research indicates that it is airborn e and transmitted through coughing or sneezing similar to the cold or the

The Steadfast Heart - David Mitts

"Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house,  and  his righteousness endures forever. Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous. It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; His  heart is steadfast , trusting in the LORD. His heart is upheld, he will not fear,  until  he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries."   Psa  112:1-8 (NASB) Click here to listen to " The Steadfast Heart " As  evil tidings run amok in our world, there is a response that the Lord makes available to us which is  called the steadfast or established heart .  Yeshua spoke of the opposite, the troubled heart:

The Upward Call: A Prisoner of Grace - David Mitts

"Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of  that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus . Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind  and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the  upward call of God in Christ Jesu s ."  Php 3:12-14 (NASB) Click here to listen to  " The Upward Call " Each of us has been chosen, by our Abba-Father  for a call .  These times that we live in  with all of the fears and  shaking that is going on can make us feel that we are  just trying to survive .  This is NOT our destiny! We have been  “laid hold of” by Christ Jesus . I want you to see that picture. Think of it like  He has knocked at the door of your house  and has taken you into His custody .   But unlike a prisoner of the law, you and I are prisoners of grace .   What does it mea