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The Break Room

  • Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26 NIV

    The break room fell silent as I walked in to get some water. Though I was new there, I had learned that the normal topics were hangovers, sexual exploits, or who had the best drugs. The normal stream of profanity ceased when I entered the room.

    It had all started when I said a blessing over my lunch. They seemed unsure about what to make of that. Sometimes they taunted me and I would quote scripture back to them, like 'Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.'

    I was certainly not trying to force my religion on them. Sadly at the time, I did not care if the whole crowd went to hell. I was in survival mode and it was an 'every man for himself' point in my life. They would have to get to heaven as best they could. I was just trying to make it in myself, but I would not hide knowing Jesus. I may have been going through hell, but I was hanging on to God while doing it.

    In time, several of the people there came to the Lord and started coming to church with me. How do you boldly stand for Jesus? Picture Him there with you. You can stand with Him, or be ashamed of Him, but He is there either way.

    Peter denied knowing Jesus three times, but there is another way: tell them that you do. Don't chase people with a Bible who are not ready, but when they corner you don't be ashamed to say: Yes, I know Him, what about you? You are one heartbeat from meeting Him. Think about it.

    Prayer: Father, I pray that you give me a boldness to take a stand for You when confronted. Fill me with Your strength and give me anointed words to speak, in the name of Jesus.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen.

August 23, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

August 23, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank you Jesus for this reminder 

August 23, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turneredited: August 23, 2016

Love that idea of picturing Him with me!  Thank you!

 

August 23, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, I pray that you give me a boldness to take a stand for You when confronted. Fill me with Your strength and give me anointed words to speak, in the name of Jesus. Amen! You always have the best messages and ending prayers! Thank you! God bless

August 23, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen. Been there many times my Brother. Some of the ones that hardened themselves and trashed me and "my Religion", I watched as divine Reaping took place in their lives. It was eye opening, and sobering. I took no pleasure in watching them being humbled so blatantly, but marveled at how mocking God could let loose a storm of ill fortune in your life. Norm

August 23, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Yes Amen Father please give me a fresh Annointing and Boldness

August 23, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! I am not ashamed of Jesus! I have a tattoo on my right arm abour 6 " above the elbow. It's about 5" across 2" deep I had this made in my early twenties soon after I found Jesus. I drew the image of the ichthys symbol, ( the fish), with Jesus name in it. The fish is being towed by a dove and above the dove are the wrods Love Hurts with a small flower in between them. The tattoo artist did a great job of copying my image.  Sometimes I forget I have this tattoo, as it has been a part of me for so long, over 40 yrs.. Living in Florida I seldom wear long sleeves so on many ocassion I have had people comment on my tattoo. It gives me an opportunity to share my faith. Even if they don't ask , if they just look at my tattoo, they are reading his name. So hopefully it has touched the hearts of some of the lost.

August 23, 2016
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer

Good Morning, as usually an on time message. Thank you for the message! Yes Lord is ringing in my soul.

August 23, 2016
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Latonya Whitley
Latonya Whitley

Amen Amen and Amennnnn

August 23, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen.

August 23, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I pray my life is a genuine model of Jesus living in me. Praise Him!

 

August 23, 2016
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

August 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I always say GOD BLESS YOU to people whenever I could.  They would just look at me without any answer.  Some would say thank and you as well.  I know by giving the Blessing of the LORD GOD, they know that GOD is always with them.

 

August 23, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen way to set a great example for Jesus!

August 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 23, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you for the message.  My husband's character in the Lord at work was tested last night when a work accident happened where a man got hurt.  Blessings of healing I pray. My husband was involved in it in that the checking system for security for all men was in place.  Yet it did not work that way.  Praise God as he is fired an investigation is in the happening.  Charlie back to his trucking terminal & a man head of operations was there.  This man normally is jot there.  The man shook his hand & said reading his history not to worry.  He is off work a few days though.  Mostly all men in terminal said, "not Charlie".  They call Charlie's cab a shrine for God.  Charlie shakes hands with any new man in the door & gets to memorize their name & ask how they are.  A lot of their names come home for prayer.  He is a Godly man & so when Charlie text me that something happened & I didn't know it he said you just blessed me...I am WHAT!  It was some words about what God has done & will do for us.  Most of the nite I lied in bed praying.  Thank you Jesus..you are so good!!

I hope to post what I sent to Charlie...maybe you have seen it before.

August 23, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

In my last workplace before retirement there was a very strong non Christian presence. I was in survivor mode. It was easier to be an underground Christian, than to get into a fight with Management. However over time I was sought out by residents and some staff who picked up on my Christian beliefs and lifestyle and we had some great conversations about our beliefs and experiences. I only wish I could have been bolder and braver.... I love the picture of Jesus standing with me in all situations. Its so comforting to know He is with us always... Thank you Pastor Dion. You and Sylvia have a great week.

August 23, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, I pray that you give me a boldness to take a stand for You. Fill me with Your strength and give me anointed words to speak, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

August 24, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

August 24, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

EAmen, I am all for you my Lord, I will on the roof tops to declare your love for me. Thank you pastor Todd

August 24, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. Father I pray that you give me that boldness and the words to speak of your Love and who you your are.aHeavenly Father who really cares.where ever I am.That I may be lead by the Holy Spirit,and walk in the spirit.In the name  of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Pastor.

August 24, 2016