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Colossians 3:12 (NLT)

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

 
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The Messengers For Christ Outreach Program 2  
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Messengers For Christ is an outreach program of Christian Family Fellowship Ministry. It is a 100 day commitment to discipline oneself to incorporate prayer and praise, reading God's Word, speaking God's Word, deliberate and purposeful giving, and fellowshipping with the saints into one's lifestyle. The main thrust of Messengers For Christ 2 is walking by the spirit and preaching Christ according to the mystery. This is facilitated by executing the curriculum in the Messengers For Christ Handbook 2.

Programs options: There are two options: at home or at large. The at home program is where the Messenger For Christ remains in his current living situation and performs the program by himself or with a partner, with direction and support from program coordinators. The at large program is where the Messenger For Christ makes himself available to relocate to a new area and unite with at least one other Messenger For Christ to do the program together with direction and support from program coordinators.

The Messenger For Christ Commitment:

I am a Messenger For Christ and I commit myself to:

  • Speak in tongues the first thing in the morning when I arise.
  • Assemble and maintain a lift list (a prayer list to include the other MFC to be used daily).
  • Spend at least 15 minutes in God's Word reading the Scriptures every day.
  • Read and execute the Messengers For Christ Handbook 2 lesson for the day.
  • Learn and use retemories, (Scripture retained in the memory) at least the ten provided.
  • Greet all the new people you meet with ";God bless you" or something like that. (Saying it with friends and family is optional.)
  • Plan and execute a witnessing adventure of at least an hour each week.
  • Purpose in my heart (i.e. deliberate and decide) how I want to give each day.
  • Develop and maintain a regular fellowship schedule for the purpose of teaching, ministering to, and encouraging one another. (30-60 minutes/3 times a week. These are not necessarily formal meetings, just time spent with other believers during the week. This is to facilitate following up with people you have spoken to during the program.)
  • Develop a habit pattern of meekness to God and His Word.

As a Messenger For Christ I will:

  • Be faithful to my commitment.
  • Learn to keep God in my thinking with prayer and praise.
  • Learn to receive strength and comfort from God's Word.
  • Learn to overcome the inertia of not speaking.
  • Learn to operate all nine manifestations.
  • Learn to train others by example and instruction.
  • Learn how to preach Christ in light of the mystery.
  • Learn to tell my personal story of deliverance and victory.
  • Learn to plan and execute an outreach adventure of at least an hour each week.
  • Learn to use the outreach classes to develop my homechurch.
  • Use my Messenger For Christ Handbook 2 every morning and every evening.

The Commitment of Christian Family Fellowship to the Messengers for Christ 2:

Our commitment to the Messengers For Christ 2 includes:

  • Personal, daily prayer support.
  • A curriculum in walking by the spirit to be executed every day.
  • Daily email/phone contact from the coordinators of the program.
  • Contact with other Messengers For Christ. (At least one personal visit if in an outlying area.)

The Goals of the Christian Family Fellowship Messengers For Christ 2:

  • To develop habit patterns of walking by the spirit.
  • To cultivate fruit of the spirit by operating manifestations of the spirit.
  • To establish and/or strengthen a home fellowship.
  • To conduct The Marvelous Mystery Tour.

Using Your Handbook Lessons

Morning Activities:
  When you awake turn your heart to God in prayer and praise by speaking in tongues. Continue to speak in tongues as you wash and dress and prepare for the day. Sometime in your regular morning routine (It could be before or after eating) reserve 20-30 minutes to do your Lesson for the Day. This should be separate from the time you set aside to accomplish your lift list or handle other MFC responsibilities.

Reading the Lesson for the Day:
  Your MFC commitment involves reading God's Word for at least 15 minutes and reading your Lesson for the Day. I suggest reading your lesson first, because you may want to follow up by reading some of those verses in context. Prayerfully approach the time believing God for it to be meaningful. Psalms 119:18 says "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." I have found that repeating that simple prayer before opening the scriptures has been very valuable in making my time in the Word more profitable. After a few moments in prayer begin reading with the anticipation of learning something valuable.

  Hebrews 4:4 says, ";For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it." To receive the profit of God's Word we must mix it with believing. To do so requires that we act upon what we read. The design of the lesson is to lead the Messengers For Christ into walking forth on what is read. The complete cycle of learning involves receiving, retaining, and releasing. We receive with meekness (James 1:21); we retain with conviction (Titus 1:9); we release with boldness (Acts 4:31). The plan begins with reading, so receive with meekness. The next challenge will be to retain it with conviction. So, identify two or three important points you want to remember and take with you into your day. Perhaps you might want to memorize the verse of the day or write down a point or two to share with someone later. The purpose of the lesson is to teach you something to share later on with a new person. If you live with other Messengers For Christ perhaps you might want to share with each other before leaving home in the morning.

Using the Affirmations:
  You may be familiar with the hymn, How Firm a Foundation. It begins, ";How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your belief in His excellent Word!" It is only the Word of God that provides the solid foundation for our lives. One great way to establish that foundation is to affirm it. The way you affirm it is by stating it. We confirm or ratify the truth by solemnly asserting it, by expressing agreement to it and commitment to it. Use these affirmations at the bottom of the page or make up your own. They will make the verse of the day more living and real. Say them; express them; state them with verve. Be enthusiastic, vivacious and animated as you do so. You can make the truth more living and real to you with affirmations.

Starting Conversation:
  I'd like for you to discipline yourself to start every conversation saying, ";God bless you!" or some variant of that like, ";Well, how's the Lord blessin' ya today?" or ";God bless you my brother." or ";The Lord be with you." The idea is that we train ourselves to go beyond the customary, ";Hello." or ";Hi." We want our greeting to communicate our heart. Ruth 2:4 contained the kind of Biblical greetings exchanged among God's people in the Old Testament. Boaz greeted his reapers, saying, ";The LORD be with you." and they answered him, ";The LORD bless thee." These were God-fearing men who wanted God's best for each other. Indeed Psalm 129:8 tells us there was something wrong when God's people passing each other in the way did not say, ";The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD." We have the privilege and authority to extend God's blessing to those He sent His son to die for. We want our greeting, our handshake, our embrace to really communicate that we honestly care about them and desire God's best for them. When we bless them in the name of the Lord, they will be blessed. We have the right and authority to do that, and we must learn the impact we can have on people as we do. We are looking for an occasion to pray with them or minister to them, and this kind of greeting may start us down that road. Remember to get into the habit of smiling; smile at everyone you see. Smiling will make you approachable and open doors of utterance. Let God's love shine! The idea is to break the inertia of not speaking by opening your mouth with the intention of helping someone.

A Suggestion Regarding Retemories:
  You have committed to memorize ten verses of scripture during the program. Get started right away and make sure you use them in affirmations and conversations. The sooner you learn them the longer you will be able to use them and bring the power and impact of the Word into your life. (See page 52 for more on retemories.)

Using the Checklist and Daily Schedule

  The Checklist and Daily Schedule are designed to aid you in remembering and keeping your commitment. Prayerfully use them in the evening to review your day and plan the next. There is space on the right side of the schedule to write down things you learned and keep a daily journal. Then, after completing your morning activities, check them off the checklist and review your schedule for the day before leaving home. If you have a plan of whom you are going to speak to and when you are going to do it, it will help facilitate you successfully completing those tasks. You will learn to see the doors of utterance God opens to you. Your faithfulness to go through the doors will help solidify your relationship with your loving heavenly Father and see how He works with you and within you to will and to do His good pleasure.

These tools are not to be a source of condemnation, but rather a springboard for success. Ecclesiastes 5:4 says, ";When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed." It is important for our personal growth and integrity that we follow through on our commitment. This is only a 100-day commitment. We can do anything for 100 days. Most of us will be establishing new habits, and the transition isn't always easy, but it doesn't have to be difficult either. You can do it! Don't let the devil plant thoughts of ";I cannot" in your head. Condemnation has no place in the walk of grace.

Proverbs 20:25 says, in the Bible in Basic English version, ";It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them." Other versions render ";danger," ";snare" or ";trap." The devil will always try to convince us that any and every commitment we make to God is impossible to fulfill. So don't question whether or not you are able to keep your commitment. God has promised to work within you to will and to do of His good pleasure. You can do it. If you miss or skip a day just double up the next day and go at it more aggressively than before. Even if you are sick or restricted to bed for a day or two (which we should not expect or experience), use your phone and be inventive. You and God can always figure out a way to do what you have vowed.

Psalm 61:8 presents the key to being able to keep your vows. It says, ";So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows." We praise God so we can keep our vows. Our praise indicates how grand we think He is... how magnificent we believe He is... how mighty we know He is... We expect Him to work in us and bring the best out of us. We can do what we committed to do because we do not have to do it on our own. We are laborers together with God. Let's expect success. Let's also make sure we ask for help when we need it. You can reach me (Wayne Clapp) at 937-308-9324 or wgccff2@aol.com. Don't let the devil get you discouraged. I also love testimonies of God's deliverance. So if you are tested turn it into a testimony of praise for God's presence and power with and in you.

You will notice there are extra lines on your checklist. These are there in case you would like to add other things to the list, like: follow up with new person, go to the park/mall, floss my teeth, etc... There are enough Checklists to get you through the entire 100 days. In addition to this handbook you also received a booklet with schedule sheets and a set of retemories. An additional schedule booklet will be mailed to you upon request. The pages before the lessons start are designed to help you establish a morning routine, and the pages after the lessons are designed to help you with your evening activities. Before you close your eyes to enjoy a peaceful sleep, collect your pay. Your pay comes from knowing you did your utmost for His highest. You can close your eyes in peace and sleep in safety because God has granted us peace with Him. This 100-day Messengers For Christ program is all about developing your relationship with your loving heavenly Father. Keep your focus on Him and His love for you.

For more information about Messengers For Christ contact your Zone Coordinator or Wayne Clapp & Nancy Banios at: W. 1575 State Route 571 * Tipp City, OH 45371 * 937-669-3090.

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