Midweek Message 4-25-2018

Paul said in Galatians 6: 17 , ” I bear on my body the brand marks of Jesus.”  I believe Paul was referring to the scars he carried on his body from the beatings and suffering he had endured  spreading the gospel of Jesus.  Those scars were the evidence of his belonging to God & to Jesus.   We all know what a brand is.  We brand cattle to prove ownership.    When Paul said he was branded,  it made me think about our brand.   We are all branded,  either by God or by the world.  Our hearts are branded.  Jesus said,  “Where your treasure is there is where your heart will be.”   The Bible says that whatever is in our hearts will come to the surface..  Our heart reveals who we really are and eventually our actions will reflect whether God is in our hearts or whether the world  has our heart.  It is an honor to be branded by God,  wear it with pride and with boldness.  The Bible says God wants everyone to be saved and wear His brand.   Whose brand are we wearing?  God bless you all,  see you Sunday and “Keep Spurring.”   Louis