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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Feedback for SVCM Future
« Last post by oldpaths on January 17, 2018, 07:34:44 »
Does Star Vision have a Facebook account? 
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Ministry on Life Support
« Last post by oldpaths on January 16, 2018, 22:32:48 »
Maybe its time to get revived. We live in a troubled country right now and we need all the believers is Jesus we can to be united in prayer and in God's word. We really need each other now more than ever.  :D
Star Village Chapel: Sharing Sermons and Christian Notes / God of Hope
« Last post by Chaplain Elizabeth on January 16, 2018, 16:51:53 »
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 NIV
Amen.. "God will make a way.''.....    therefore, Trust the Lord with all our hearts, souls, strength and mind... in all your ways, we will acknowledge YOU; FOR YOU WILL DIRECT OUR PATHS....  Proverbs 3.5,6
Thank you , Jesus , for your church; to which we are a part of... We love to meet regularly with your church every week... Hebrews 10:25
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Ministry on Life Support
« Last post by Rev. Richard on January 14, 2018, 15:02:35 »
It seems that a lot of online Christian sites have fallen.  Check out  United Chistian Faith Ministries    UCFM  to get some ideas. They have a good prayer site and very active.
Getting Caught in Good News Net .. Matthew 4:18-22

The concept and action of Jesus calling men to fish for men is not greater or less than 1) light coming into dark ness or 2) repent for the kingdom of God is near (or other teachings here); however, the calling of men is vital to the mission of God in the world. These men would walk under the teachings of Jesus for years to be ultimately thrust out into the world, by the Spirit of God, into a world mission that will end with Jesus’ return. Jesus walks in the area of darkness God had sent Him into. When he got to the shores of Galilee… and after his baptism, he began to call men who were really busy. As busy as they were, because they were seekers of God, they left the business of the world for the business of God’s light coming into the world. They not only left their business, but they left it immediately. Imagine that!!! 

Matthew 4:18-22 says,

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Getting caught leads to catching others. Getting caught means that I willingly bite the ‘good news of Jesus’ hook’, let Him bring me up into His heart and then, filled with the Spirit of the Lord, return to my world; fully equipped to use the ‘good news of Jesus’ hook’ to catch other men for Jesus. What will we leave for the sake of Jesus?   
When the Master Calls …  Matthew 4:18-22

As Jesus appeared as a light in the darkness, we must remember that we are also initially living in darkness. There is plenty of light going around us. We wonder, Do we really live in darkness?’  We don’t often think of our troubles as living in darkness until life seems to get the best of us; or even death knocks at our door. Then, we realize, this is about spiritual darkness; rather than physical darkness.  It is definite that the two (physical and spiritual) influence each other. When Jesus Appeared in Galilee, He came as a light in our darkness. He came to call and transform us into instrument of glory to Him. He came to minister, and He came to call. His call is for purpose and that purpose is to call others.

Jesus’ call is His invitation to us in the same manner as His first call to those in Galilee; even more specifically ‘the disciples.’   The call was an invitation to follow Him. The call is further a call of sacrifice.  Those who respond, will leave many things just to do the will of Jesus.  When called, we too, will leave our worldly interests and follow Jesus. This makes the call sacrificial.

The call of Jesus is also creative. Jesus said “I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN.”    As the disciples were made to catch men for Jesus, we are all called to be in ministry for the sake of Jesus Christ.  As followers, Jesus creates in us the ability and interest to use our gifts to catch men for God. This is the Master’s Call. ..
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Feedback for SVCM Future
« Last post by Rev. Richard on January 06, 2018, 16:28:31 »
That sounds good if enough would go for it.  Training is what is important. One should be born again and willing to be taught if needed.
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Feedback for SVCM Future
« Last post by PastorGerald on January 05, 2018, 11:18:23 »
While it is the position of Star Vision Ministries to evangelize our world in the name of Jesus Christ, it is the function of this ministry to assist and equip those who come to us for that great work. It is the work of board of directors to accept, test, equip others to go out into their mission fields.  It is the responsibility of the board of directors to envision and discover the direction the Lord has us going in.  Though we are open to the insights of those we credential, it is the central core directors who must obey the Lord through His Holy Spirit.

First, our board must look at every potential applicant through the eyes and heart of Jesus Christ.   Some, who come to us, are not in the true faith of Jesus Christ. Brother Harry, I and the board of directors must pray over these applicants.

Secondly, it is the function of this ministry to equip those who come to us with the teaching of Jesus Christ.  We can't credential / license those who haven't been students of the Word of God 'Bible.' Those who come to us for credentialing must have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior; repented of sins and walk no more there in sin.  We must equip those by teaching them a solid understanding of who Jesus Christ is; that He is Lord and Savior and very much God. We must also teach our applicants, those we are considering as credentialed ministers, an even more thorough Christian theology with further teachings on evangelism; how to reach the lost.   If we can grow as a vital ministry, we must also teach our ministers how to preach. Though the Holy Spirit is the Author / Power for our preaching, our ministry must help, shape and teach the ministry of preaching the gospel of Christ.

Thirdly, we cannot leave out finances. Applicants must pay the fee, come on board with us, come under our directions and finally receive credentials.  I would suggest that we create a local ministers license; which entitles worthy and Spirit filled applicants recognition in their local home area as a minister.  Upon completion of Star Vision Christian Ministries course of study and board of directors guidance, we would then credential application  as ordained ministers. 

Pastor Jerry Casselman
Spirit & Grace Church of God & SVCM Board of Director
Elkhart, Indiana
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