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Unbelievable…..(2018 Update)

Greetings,

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14: 6

I can’t hardly believe it myself, but it happened again for the second time in eight days.  This time I was in Seattle waiting at my gate for my flight home to board.  This time an older lady sitting next to me struck up a conversation.

Wanda and her traveling companion Wilma were heading home to Harrisburg Pennsylvania after a wonderful ten day cruise to Alaska.  She asked me what brought me to Washington.  I told her I was visiting some dear friends and several home fellowships there.  She then asked if I was a minister and I laughed saying yes, but not in the conventional or traditional sense.  I said that in the fellowships I relate to that everyone is a minister.  Then I told her that on my flight out there I had shared Jesus with a follower of Buddha and a follower of Islam.  Wanda then replied that she would “Love” to hear more about this Jesus of which I speak.

Right then they started boarding our plane.  It took several conversations with the crew and several other passengers, but I finally arranged it so I could sit next to Wanda and Wilma during our flight to Chicago.

We shared an excellent conversation on our 3.5 hour flight.  I had given my bible away on last weeks flight, so I just shared whatever the Spirit put on my heart.  Wilma was raised Catholic, but had not practiced her faith in over 30 years.  She said she was taught a lot about Mary, the fear of hell and the ten commandments; but very little about Jesus or the love of God.  Wanda had basically been unchurched her entire life and said that the few times she had attended “church” the focus had been on money and the offering.  This had left a very bad taste in her mouth.

When I shared I focused on the love of God and how relationships with Jesus and one another were the most important things in life.  They loved the idea of simple relational fellowship instead of traditional religion.  I told them that in the true church everyone gets to share and contribute and that the Spirit has gifted everyone; and not just a select few in the Body of Christ.

When we got near to Chicago they asked me to pray for them and that they wanted a relationship with the Lord Jesus I spoke of.  I said we could all pray together and ask Jesus to take the lead in our lives from this day forward.  By the time we were finished none of the three of us had a dry eye.  Once off the plane we exchanged some powerful hugs before we needed to find the gates for our next flights.

I am just a very simple guy with a very simple message, but in the last ten days the Holy Spirit has been bursting forth from my heart like almost never before.  I feel the total freedom that Christ gives all that seriously seek Him.  In the last 8 days He has used simple me to make a eternal impression on four very different lives.  I was simply available to have life changing conversations with others yet to know Christ in His fullness.  Jesus still wants to set the captives free.  Next time it could be you who has the key.  Step up and allow Him to use you.  When you do AMAZING things can happen!

Love and……

Kirk Out !

P.S.  It is hard to believe that my conversation with Wanda and Wilma took place over five years ago.  It seems like yesterday.  Wanda has stayed in touch several times each of the last 5 years and she has reported that all the women in her canasta club are now following Jesus too. Plus ten others from the bingo hall have found Christ via more simple conversations with Wanda and Wilma.  Wanda calls me when they don’t fully understand the bible passage they are studying and I pray and add my understanding to the text as led by the Spirit.  The Holy Spirit has gotten a hold of these senior citizens and none of them seem to be looking back.  I am happy to help, but they don’t really NEED me or any other “man” at all.  They are more proof that simple, organic, relational, Spirit led fellowship really works.  They have no need of professional Clergy or a “church” building or a set liturgy.  They are simply allowing The Spirit to lead and teach them.  It just so happens that Wanda called me again the other day and once again invited me to come along with her and her friends on another winter cruise to the Bahamas.  She told me I was like family to her.  I can’t go on the cruise, but being called family was confirmation of my call to help others become an active part of God’s family instead of becoming pew sitting, passive members of a dying, “man” led institution that calls itself the “Church”.

P.s.s.  This must be the week for updates.

 

 

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Three Guys Walk Onto A Plane….. (2018 Update)

Greetings,

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14: 6

Today I am going to share what happened during my 4.5 hour flight to Seattle yesterday. As soon as we got airborne I pulled out my copy of my friend Marc Winter’s book “Was Church God’s Idea?” and began to read. About ten minutes later the fellow sitting across the aisle from me began to ask some probing questions of me. The conversation quickly moved to what my personal beliefs were concerning Jesus Christ. At that point the person sitting immediately to my right got involved in the conversation.

In a few minutes we learned that I was a follower of Jesus sandwiched between a follower of Buddha and a follower of Islam. We each shared a little concerning what we believed about faith in God in general and then the Holy Spirit began to stir and move within me greatly. I then asked Ben and Joseph if they believed that Jesus was a prophet and they each replied yes.

Following up on that question I asked them if it was okay if we looked into exactly what Jesus had to say about Himself and the so called “Christian” faith. They both agreed and then I pulled out my bible and began to read the sayings of Jesus throughout John’s gospel.

We spent the next 3 hours reading the direct words of Jesus and discussing in depth what each of us believed in light of Christ’s words. There I was, simply conversing about the Lord with two people whose belief systems radically differed from my own, but you know what? We all found common ground in the sayings of Jesus about Himself and the Body of Christ.

Both men remarked how they had never found “Christians” to be so free, non-judgmental and open.  And that they normally had “Christians” trying to shove their personal beliefs down their throats. They were accustomed to being told that they were going to hell because of their religion, but no one had actually ever taken the time to listen to their personal beliefs and journey towards God.

Then it hit me and it was totally obvious to me that others had tried to push religion and doctrine AT these men, but none had actually taken the care to share Jesus WITH them. During the final hour of our flight together I was able to share with these dear fellows the difference between relationship and religion and dead religion at that. (as if there is another kind?) I continued to solely focus on the words of Jesus Himself and invited them to prayerfully consider a potential relationship with Him beginning today. We then grasped hands and prayed together that God would continue to open our hearts, eyes and minds to faith, hope, love and truth…..Wherever it may be found.

I gave my only extra bible to Joseph and gave my copy of Marc’s book to Ben and I encouraged both of them to read and focus only on the words of Jesus. Ben then asked, “What about the other parts of the bible…The books that Paul, Peter and others had wrote?” I told them that in time they may be able to look into those writings, but that right now what was setting them free were the actual words of Christ Jesus Himself. I then shocked myself a little by saying to them that religion had been built on the words of Peter, Paul and others; but relationship, true faith and love were built on the direct words of only Jesus. Then I told them to be safe and only look into the saying of others when they felt Jesus leading them to do so.

Before we landed I gave them both my e-mail address and asked them to stay in touch. I suggested that they not be afraid to ask me anything, because God loves honest questions. Once on the ground and in the terminal we all exchanged sincere hugs. I hope to hear back from these men in the near future, but if not the Spirit will still do His work within them I fully trust.  All in all this was just another day in the life of Captain Kirk.

Love and……

Kirk Out !

P.s. It is hard to believe that what happened written above took place over five years ago. It really does seem like it just happened recently. I felt HIS leading to post this here again today and to also give you all an update. After our in flight miracle Ben dove head first into the things of Christ and still serves Him to this day. I hear from Ben often and in the last several years he has brought Jesus to several close relatives, ten friends and his wife. They gather each Saturday to break bread and seek a deeper walk with Christ and each other. I have not heard from Joseph in over four years, but the last time we spoke he was still actively seeking and serving Jesus. He has participated in many gatherings with Ben since then and Ben says he seems to be growing in the Lord. I will never forget that flight or these men. It is amazing what God can do with simple conversations and sincere hearts. Where religion fails relationship can flourish. I have found this to be true time and time again. My sole desire and goal in life is authentic fellowship in and with Christ; and the relationships birthed by such fellowship.  I hope these simple words encourage everyone who reads them.  I am so grateful for The Body Of Christ in my life.

P.s.s.  Please be praying for Talena and I?  I need to move out to Washington and marry her a.s.a.p.  The Lord does not want us to be apart any longer!  Somehow we need to come up with $2000 to rent a truck for my stuff and tow my car behind.  Your prayers are very much appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Most Excellent Journey

Greetings,

Jesus said:

“I Am The Way and The Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14: 6

Well, I am back home now after 10 wonderful days on the road.  I had and encouraged fellowship in Athens Ga, Port Richey Fl, New Port Richey Fl, Ocala Fl, Augusta Ga and Columbus Ohio.  I both gave and received love and wise counsel from dear friends and family along the way.

On the way down to Florida I spent the night for the third time in Athens Georgia with Michael M and family.  Michael and I met online about 7 years ago on several facebook groups and we did not get along at all.  Micheal teaches University Old Testament survey classes and biblical Hebrew.  He is extremely intelligent and gifted and hosts biblical fellowship in his home.  Online he comes across as very pushy and legalistic at times.  He is the only person I know that can sing the praises of being a good Pharisee.  I was reluctant to meet him face to face, but Jesus told me to go for it and Michael drove 75 miles one way to meet me for lunch in 2014.  In person Michael is patient, hospitable and very kind.  Since we have met face to face I now read his postings online in s different light.  We strongly disagree on some key issues, but we now do so with love and mutual respect.  The lesson learned for me is to not quickly judge or discount anyone from just their online presence; or that the internet sucks and face to face kicks ass.

While in Florida I stayed with my childhood friend Dave “Igor” E.  We have known each other since 1974.  In Michigan we were both part of what I would now call a relational house to house fellowship.  Back then we just called it the AFLCYO or the All For the Lord Christian Youth Outreach.  It was a group where everyone was accepted, loved and could share openly what Christ was doing in their life.  Back then Dave’s walk with Jesus was solid as a rock.  Dave was excellent at gymnastics, but in late 1980 he took a serious tumble off the apparatus and had a severe head injury.  He did not wake up for several days.  After the accident for about 12 years Dave was just not the same.  His personality was different, even ungodly.  So Dave enjoyed or suffered through sin for a season.  I prayed and prayed for my dear friend until Jesus told me to fly to Florida in 1992 to confront, challenge and encourage Dave.  It was one of the hardest things the Lord has ever had me do, but praise Jesus that Dave was receptive to my tough love and he and Jesus reconciled that very day.  Today Igor is a very strong ambassador for Christ.

My first night at Dave’s, he I and his wife Jenny sat around a campfire talking.  Jenny reads my blog occasionally and she said she tends to agree with my view of how the church should be, but at times she feels uncomfortable with my criticism of the traditional “church”.  She then flat out asked me if the Southern Baptist church like Dave attends was “wrong”?  This led to a great 3 way conversation between us all.  I told them that I believed that some ways of churching are just more excellent than others.  Then I added that to me true church needed to be relational, interactive and conversational.  I was well received and Dave said my way of being the church is one “right way”.  He then invited me to come to Sunday school and morning “worship” at his “church”.  In my Spirit I quickly asked Jesus what HE wanted me to do and HE told me to say yes.

Sunday school was alright it was interactive and a good discussion.  The “worship” service was high tech with huge monitors at each side of the platform feeding the crowd important announcements, song lyrics, and scriptures.  The sanctuary was huge with seating for at least 1500, but the crowd was small.  I was just happy that I was able to be there with Dave without me bursting into flames.  The “Pastor’s” message was short, simple and a bit miraculous.  Because his 3 points were that the church needed to be RELATIONAL, INTERACTIVE, and CONVERSATIONAL.  That’s right…… the “Pastor” used the EXACT same 3 words I used to describe a true church.  Dave just looked at me and smiled.  Of course having a hierarchy with a “Pastor” and giving a sermon/monologue with just one speaker to a passive audience totally contradicted the message that day, but hey it is progress in a way.  It also made for great conversation throughout the week with Dave and Jenny.

So I spent my nights at Dave’s, but my days were all spent playing marathon card games of rummy with my soon to be 96 year old “Aunt” Marie.  She now lives with her daughter Loretta and son-in-law Steve, but her mind is still sharp most of the time.  Aunt Marie has been a great prayer warrior for me since before I was born and she is my favorite person in the world.  I was able to take her out for our annual fancy fresh fish dinner.  We both acknowledged that this may have been my final road trip South with me moving to Washington state soon.  She longs to be with Jesus and is more than ready to go and be with HIM now.  I was also able to share my experience, strength and hope with Steve and Loretta concerning his recently diagnosed PTSD and possible treatment options.

Last Friday I started my trek back home and was able to stop for coffee in Ocala Florida with David F.  He has not been able to find local fellowship there.  He seems like a great guy and I am glad to have him as a brother in the Lord.  I pray for him!  Our time together was short, but I hope I was a small source of encouragement to him.  I spent Friday night in Augusta Georgia with my college buddy Doug O.  It is hard to believe we have been in each others lives for 34 years.  Good news is that Doug has found fellowship that works for him.  A place where he is able to use his gifts.  They have freely offered him acceptance and love there and I say it is well deserved and about time!

Saturday I drove to Cincinnati, buy when I tried to check in they told me I Had to pay with a credit card.  Problem is I don’t have a credit card.  I told the clerk I only had cash.  She told me she could not accept cash, only credit cards.  I told her I made my reservation online and that no where on the website did it say payment by credit card only.  She said she was sorry and then I asked to see a manager.  When she left to find the manager I prayed hard.  I was too tired to drive anymore and I did not feel well.  I needed to eat and take my insulin and other meds.  About 10 minutes later the manager came to the front desk.  I explained to her my problem and she said it was the company’s policy to only take credit cards.  I am certain that my sheer disappointment showed on my face.  I slowly turned around to walk away and I heard her say “wait”.  She then told me she would give me a complimentary room.  I said thank you Jesus and you too mam!  Then right there and then I was prompted by the Spirit to ask her 2 questions.  First I asked her what her name was.  She replied, “Towanda.”  Then I asked her if she had ever met Jesus?  She said she had been to “church” dozens of times, but “No, I Have never met Jesus.”  I held out my hands to her and asked her to take them…which she did.  I started to pray and then the Spirit came upon us heavy.  Immediately she began praising HIM in other tongues.  Several minutes later we exchanged telephone numbers and she checked me in and gave me my keys.  She then asked me several questions about what just happened to her and I answered her.  She told me that she saw Jesus in my eyes and when she spoke to HIM it came out in tongues.  She then came out from behind the counter and gave me a big hug.  I am certain I will hear more from her in the future.  So as I was saying it was an excellent trip.  Thanks for taking the time to read this long report.  Please pray for Michael, Dave, Jenny, Dave’s “Pastor”, Aunt Marie, Loretta, Steve, David, Doug, and Towanda?

Love and …..

Kirk Out !

 

 

 

 

Don’t Shrink Back From Participation

Greetings,

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.  For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay.  But my righteous one will live by faith.  And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”  But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.”  Hebrews 10: 35-39

Confidence in Jesus is a very important thing to have.  If we believe in and trust Him, He will carry us through any circumstance or situation.  We can and will persevere if we hold on to the truth and love that He has revealed within us.  This is not at all about self confidence or self perseverance.  It is all about Him and what He has promised.  If we hold on to Jesus through the trials of this life, we will overcome all obstacles and be rewarded by Him now and in the next life.  Jesus is returning to this earth very soon, but when He does will He find us faithful?

So please hold on to Jesus tightly, my sisters and brothers, and He will see us through all the way to the very end.  Do not fear or shrink back from current circumstances or problems my friends.  Because He will make right all things and keep our feet on the correct pathway even through many bumps, twists and turns.  If we remain in Him and do not turn away, our confidence in Jesus will not be destroyed in any way, shape, or manner.  Through our sincere belief in Christ alone; we will overcome in this life and the next.

We can choose to live in victory in the here and now.  We do not have to wait for His return to be overcomers.  Although some have already given up in this life and now look only to the future.  2 Peter 1: 3-4 tells us that, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may PARTICIPATE in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

So the question is…. are you going to be a Participant or just a mere Spectator?  We can all walk and flow in The Spirit now and participate in Him together or we can sit on the sidelines as a mere spectator and wait for the end of this age to come.  Problem is that much of the modern “church” has programmed its members to be spectators only and to just sit and watch a Sunday morning show.  When it is totally clear that Jesus wants us all to participate and share His truth in love with one another and others along the way in this life now.  Being IN Christ means we will be like Him, and Jesus was very vocal and open in sharing the truth in love with all those He encountered.  Please don’t shrink back from your calling to BE someone who shares their portion of Christ with others in His Body and those yet to know and experience Jesus in His fullness.  In the end we will be with Him, but you do not have to wait until then to experience His precious presence and share it with others each and every day until He does return.

Love and …..

Kirk Out !

P.s.  I am driving south to Florida Saturday to see my 96 year old Aunt Marie and to fellowship with others along the way.  You probably won’t see a new BLOG post from me until the 20th or so.  Prayers for safe travel and no car problems are greatly appreciated.

 

 

Simple Fellowship

Greetings,

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”  Hebrews 10: 19-25

Yes my friends it is true that we can now enter into His presence with confidence because of His blood sacrifice for our complete redemption and restoration.  We can enter in because Jesus has cleared our path and fully opened the way.  We need not hide in shame because of our sins and shortcomings any longer.  No, we can run into His widespread arms and draw near to Him because of His great unfailing love for us all.

We can hold “unswervingly” (I love that word) to our hope because Jesus is ALWAYS completely faithful.  Yes, it is definitely more about Him than it is about us!  How do we spur each other on towards love and good deeds?  By simply abiding in Him and bearing good fruit as we share our victories and challenges with one another.  Let us continue gathering together to break bread with glad and sincere hearts and to share deep fellowship with one another under our one and only Head Christ Jesus.

Let us encourage one another by speaking and living the truth in love.  Seek Him as you gather together and He will reveal even more of Himself to each one of you.  Lift Him up as you love one another and He will encourage and lift you up also.  The Day of Jesus returning is near.  So hold fast to Him and one another and He will see you through to the very end.

I have seen this passage of scripture used on many occasions to try and control and MANipulate people into going to “church” as often as the doors of the building are open.  I refuse to use or twist it in that manner and will allow it to speak for itself instead.  I choose to fellowship with other Christ followers because it is a great joy that benefits all who gather together under Christ alone.  When we fellowship in a manner that encourages everyone to share their portion and without the Clergy/Laity division, amazing things happen and EVERYONE gets blessed.  Especially Jesus!  I fellowship with others because I love it and I hope and pray that you can find fellowship that is as open, free and satisfying as the gatherings in which I participate.  In the true Body of Christ we have face to face and heart to heart, simple fellowship.  In traditional religion instead of relational fellowship they have set in stone services that stifle any healthy Spiritual interaction and growth.   It is WAY past time to choose true fellowship over rigid services and shows.

Love and …..

Kirk Out !

 

 

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Greetings,

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have HEARD, so that we do not drift away.  For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?  The salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who HEARD Him.  God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of The Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.”  Hebrews 2: 1-4 (Emphasis mine)

My dear friend Robert Smith shared this passage in home fellowship here one Saturday and I would like to share it again with you here today.  It is a very powerful warning to not just pay attention, but to pay MORE CAREFUL ATTENTION to THE message of Christ, so that we do not drift away from Him and the Truth in Love.  Some sects preach and teach that we cannot drift away from Him, but this passage makes it quite abundantly clear that we can in this life, if we do not totally focus upon Jesus and His life giving Gospel of Truth and Love.

I want to point out and highlight that HEARING is extremely important for those who follow Jesus.  It is all about hearing from Him the message of Truth in Love.  PLEASE NOTE: That no where in this passage does it talk about what we READ in the bible, no it talks about what we HEAR from Him, angels and other followers of Christ.  Reading and hearing are NOT at all the same thing.  In the Gospel of John Jesus says that, “My sheep hear my voice and obey”.  Even if you read the bible a thousand times over, it is not equal to or the same as hearing directly from Christ Himself.  I say yes we can hear Him quite often while reading the scriptures, but we can also read without EVER hearing from Him.  Romans 10:17 says “Faith comes from HEARING the message…”  And Hebrews 11: 6 says that, “without faith it is impossible to please God.”  We ALL need to hear directly FROM Jesus and not just read things ABOUT Him.  I hope my heart is being heard clearly here, because I am not at all anti-bible.  I am just saying that Jesus is much more important than the book about Him.  In order to truly hear and comprehend His message in full, we must hear the Voice of Christ in our heart, mind and Spirit.

I do not ever want to ignore His great salvation and all that it means to us both individually and corporately.  He redeemed ALL THINGS and I want to use and enjoy the entirety of His great and awesome salvation in the here and now as well as for all eternity.  The gifts of The Holy Spirit have been distributed widely to MANY according to His will.  In fact I have never met a true follower of Jesus who did not have gifts they could use to bless Christ and His Body.  I fully and completely support every member ministry, because just having a gifted few people lead many spectators is NOT His will for us in Christ at all.  In fact when we gather in His Name everyone should get to contribute and share. (1 Corinthians 14: 26)  We all need to live out His salvation to the fullest in this life because when we do that, He is lifted up and then He draws all others to Himself.  If you want to talk about true Church growth?  Then start there! Programs don’t work, but living abundant lives while hearing Christ sure does.

Love and……

Kirk Out !

 

 

THE Good Shepherd

Greetings,

Jesus said, ”I am the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  The hired hand is not the Shepherd who owns the sheep.  So when he sees the wolf coming he abandons the sheep and runs away.  Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.  The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.”  John 10:11-13

This is going to be short and sweet today.  This is the only passage that Jesus directly addresses the matter of paying people to look after and shepherd His sheep and it is totally obvious that Jesus does not like the idea of hired hands or paid Pastors.  I know others will chime in here and say that Paul or Peter or someone else in church history supported the idea of paying ministers a salary, but I totally believe that the words of Jesus carry more weight than ANY other argument.  I also feel that one has to twist scriptures to support paid Clergy in the New Testament.

Jesus said “I am the Good Shepherd”, to me that totally implies that any and all of the other shepherds are really bad and deficient at what they do.  Jesus is not A good shepherd, He is THE Good Shepherd.  The ONLY Good Shepherd if you will.

The hired hand does not care for the sheep as the Good Shepherd does.  Taking pay creates a conflict of interest and interferes with proper care and equipping for the sheep.  I know many good men and women who work as Pastors in the “church”, but as good as they are I believe that they are in a position that should not exist in the church today.  I understand and accept that love gifts were given in the early church, but I believe that taking a set salary from the church is very wrong.  I believe that 100% of the churches money should be used to take care of widows and orphans and spent on actual ministry to the lost, hungry and the homeless.  We should not be using the church’s money on Clergy salaries, buildings or institutional maintenance.

Those that serve the church should do so with no strings attached whatsoever.  This is the only way to help insure that our methods and message remain pure and untainted from human will and desires.  Turning the Pastorate into a paid position hinders the Gospel and inhibits the ability of the whole church to minister effectively as a unit.  Special people with special positions are wrong and help to destroy true unity in the church.  Every member ministry is crucial to the overall effectiveness of the church and lifting up so called Special people to a Special platform over and above the rest of the Body is just wrong on oh so many levels.

The concept of a solo Pastor leading and doing almost all the sharing in the church is just crazy. Such a position does not exist in the New Testament, but in the modern traditional “church” it is commonplace.  According to the New Testament leadership is to be shared by multiple people and the entire body gets to contribute and share during times of open and free fellowship,  To expect a solo Pastor to do 95% or more of the sharing and work in a local congregation is unfair to both the Pastor and the Body of Christ.

WE are called to be FREE, so we should minister and share our gifts with others for free also! That is what I say and live each day.  I know I am in the minority, but I know I am not the only one out there that feels and lives this way.  I am not trying to establish a Law or rule to be followed.  All I want to do is share my portion of the truth in love as I have lived and experienced it.  And even if you disagree I am glad that you stopped by this blog today.  Please feel free to share your experience, strength and hope in the comments section.  I do not expect or require that anyone else agree with me.

Love and……

Kirk Out !