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Friends in Low Places

  • Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, 'This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.' Luke 15:1 WEB

    Everyone knows that Jesus came to save the lost sinner, and they were all drawn to Him like a magnet, but the religious establishment of the time grumbled about this constantly. If they had their way, the religious leaders would have driven the sinners far away, but Jesus did not allow this to happen. He came to seek out and save the lost (Luke 19:10). In Luke 15:10, Jesus said that the angels rejoice over one sinner that repents.

    I was playing in a band at a party one night when He found me during the middle of a song. His presence came upon me in such a way that I put my bass guitar up, went home and surrendered to His calling in tears. The next morning, I went to church and was soon baptized. I was poor and needed the money, so I continued playing in bands while wearing a Jesus t-shirt. Soon His presence would show up in the bar and words would come to me for those in the room. I preached my first sermons in bar parking lots and they were powerful. People would begin trembling under His power.

    Jesus has friends in low places. They may put His statue in glorious sanctuaries, but you will still encounter His presence outside those walls in the dust and the dirt. He still wants to speak with you today, but some of the super religious will look down on you and try and drive you away from Him. Don't give up, and know that it is not Jesus that is driving you away today. He will reach people right where they are, using your hands to touch them, and your voice to speak to them.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for leading by example. You are not a respecter of persons and in Your eyes, all of us are created equal. Let me see people as You see them, and fill me with Your discernment, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Hi everyone, this is Pastor Dion. Thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday wishes. We were able to take a long weekend staycation and get some much needed rest :). I truly appreciate all of your blessings and thank you all so much for being part of our ministry family!


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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Jesus Loves all of us and reaches out to Everyone!  Thank you God for your Loving Son Jesus Christ who is a true friend and who meets us just were we are!  Amen!!

July 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen sister

July 19, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

July 19, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! Thanking our Heavenly Father daily for finding me in my low places... Thank you Pastor for another inspired message of hope <3 Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for leading by example. You are not a respecter of persons and in Your eyes, all of us are created equal. Let me see people as You see them, and fill me with Your discernment, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

July 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!!

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 19, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen Pastor. I was born again on my knees in a jail cell in South Texas. While in there, I had the honor of leading several other messed up lives to Jesus. Love and Prayers

July 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Praise God!

July 19, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God that He shone His light to you, and in a place where you could bring others to Him, too <3!

July 19, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS YOU for leading them to our LORD JESUS CHRIST. You are blessed and called to continue sharing the gospel of our LORD GOD.

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen brother 

July 19, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 19, 2016
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thankful for the gift of life! 

July 19, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

ALL lives matter to Jesus!  To turn from them & go to eat with tax collectors says a lot.

July 19, 2016
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Renee Mattison
Renee Mattison

I took a job years back cleaning for seniors.  One day I found myself begging God not to send me to "Margaret's apartment" as she had a foul mouth and was unkind to everyone.  When I saw her kitchen floor I judged her for being sloppy and lazy, leaving pills all over the floor, almost on purpose.   The next day I was assigned to Margaret.   The Lord told me to clean her place as I would for my own mother!  As I did, Margaret began to mellow, she quit cussing, and one day shared with me that her husband was in a nursing home and she was on 14 medications!  She began playing Carmen's hymns for me and the two of us would sing favorite hymns!  I was able to share the Gospel with her, and Margaret came to know Jesus Christ and totally transformed.  The Lord taught me a lesson, that but for the grace of God, I could be in the same situation.  She just needed to be shown the love of Jesus.  Never judge!

July 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! God does know what is best for us and it is for His glory.

July 19, 2016
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson

Amen, I love your testimony Renee, thanks for sharing!!

July 19, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD used you to share the gospel of our LORD GOD to Margaret.  Such a wonderful blessing for Margaret and you.  You may continue to share the gospel of our LORD GOD to everyone who needed it.

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Renee Praise God!!

July 19, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thanks for your wonderful testimony Renee. We don't know what goes on in peoples lives and should love them anyway with out judging. This is something I have to work at ... have a great day...

July 19, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Thanks for Sharing this Renee. I truly enjoyed it.

July 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I thank Jesus for meeting me right where I was.

July 19, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Thank you so much. LORD GOD for this wonderful day fullof your mercy, graces, blessings, hope, and love.  I believe, trust and love you LORD GOD with all my heart and soul for you have the final say and your plans are what is best for me and my son. I believe and we will receive it, in the name of JESUS CHRIST I PRAY. Amen

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Deng

July 19, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen. So well put, Pastor. Thanks for sharing.

July 19, 2016
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Darlene Rego
Darlene Rego

 

 

Thank you Pastor!   

 

 

Happy very late or very early birthday!!  

July 19, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

lol, Darlene, very early indeed :D!

July 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen great message pastor Dion. Thank you Jesus! 

July 19, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Another inspiring message Pastor Dion. Thank you.. So pleased you had a restful Birthday weekend.... 

July 19, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Jesus loved everyone he looked at their hearts, their pains, their brokenness, and everything that was not right. He would restore many and give them that second chance that they may not of ever had. Amen. <3 Thank You, Jesus for everything you do for all God's children. We give God all the glory and praise. Amen. <3 Thank you Pastor Dion for this beautiful devotion so we can see that we all need help with something and Jesus, will help just give Jesus a call. His number is free all you have to do is talk and he hears you. Amen <3 

July 19, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

July 21, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

July 24, 2016