I grew up in an Assembly of God based Church and also attended a Nazerene and a non-denominational Church in Fairbanks Alaska. At 27, I converted to Catholicism. I left the Church after about 3 years. I attended a Lutheran and Methodist Churches before going back to a Non-Denominational Church.
I am studying to be a Pastor and am currently a candidate for ArchDeacon serving Abundant Life Church in Granbury Texas and DFW Life Church, a new Church being planted soon in the Dallas/Fort Worth. I have been so blessed to get to serve at these Churches.
I originally received the call to preach at 12 when I started preaching and my Grandpa’s Church. Life kicked in and I had my share of partying and drugs and living a sinful like. Then at 27, I turned back to God. I give the Catholic Church credit for getting me back in touch with God.
Being on both sides of the denominational spectrum, I have learned a lot. I forgot about my calling. When I went to the Catholic Church, they wanted me to be a Priest. When I left and went Lutheran, they wanted me to be a Pastor. It was no coincidence that I attended these Churches for I was reminded of my Calling.
I have come so far since then, but I wanted to illustrate in this a very good point. I owe everything to Jesus, yet I owe it all because of my sin. If we were not sinners, we would not be humans and would have no need for a Savior. Let us look at an oldie but goody:
For God so Loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believer in Him shall have everlasting life. John 3:16
To Be Continued
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