UACCCI - Bishop's Newletter
United Graduate College and Seminary - United Association of Christian Chaplains and Counselors


                          
FROM THE DESK OF THE  BISHOP



UACCCI Ministries
Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland                         Administrator – Lead Bishop
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NEW SEASON, IT'S A NEW DAY!!!!!


We are excited about 2019 and look forward to working with you in your Ministries.

EQUIPPING-ENDORSING-ENCOURAGING-ENGAGING-EMPOWERING
GODLY CHRISTIAN WORKERS


FROM THE DESK OF THE BISHOP;


This Month, I want to Share in my Blog, Romans 1 :16-31

I remember growing up, that Sin was something that was done in back alleys,
in secret, & people were ashamed if they was found out. Today, Sin walks proudly down
Main Street, no longer ashamed of the depravity of their acts, no longer afraid to openly
disrespect, God & their fellow men. No longer afraid of the consequences of what will
happen to them or the trauma, & heartbreak that it causes other people.
Yes, we live in a fallen world. Yes, God created us with Free Choice. Yes, God will not violate
His creation. Each one of us is responsible for his/her choices that we make,
we also have to suffer the consequences of our choices, (yes, there are people who abuse &
& make choices that violates others.)
The scripture text in Romans has hit home with me a lot lately, as I have seen the depravity
that sin has caused in the last few years, months, weeks & days. I believe that a lot of people
has reached the point that they are seeing the wrath of God. Yes, I believe God is loving.
Yes, I believe that God can change anyone that has a willing heart. Yes, I believe that people
can change, if they allow God in their lives. However, I also believe that there comes a time
when God washes His hand, as the scripture relates, & let them go down the spiral stairway that
they choose, by rejecting Him.

Even with everything going on in this world, are mandate as Ministers, Chaplains, & Counselors,
is to sound the alarm weep and cry over the souls that are lost. We are to witness to people, and
share the good news of God's Word with them, planting seeds of righteousness in their lives.
It is not are place to Judge or condemn, but to be a light to them. We do not know who God
has turned over to this state , in this passage. You never know the seeds you plant today may be
harvested tomorrow.

I know I have talked with a lot of people, just as you most likely have. Sometimes it seems it is
falling on deaf ears. We may never know how much of a impact we have on other people.
The joy of Ministry is when someone receives what you are saying, & ask Christ into their
heart.

I tell this to everyone, the way you communicate Christ can alter the tide of someone's life.
We not only communicate with what we say, but what they hear come out of our mouths, our
actions & deeds. So, I have a question for you to ponder & think about: WHAT WAYS ARE WE
COMMUNICATING CHRIST, & WHAT WAYS ARE PEOPLE SEEING US COMMUNICATE
CHRIST?

Yes, I know not everyone will receive what we say or do. Some people will mock & make fun of
us, some will try to twist our words & actions. Some people have just gone so far in Sin, that
God's Spirit may be removed from them. However we still need to be a witness to them, unless
& until the Holy Spirit releases us, & let's us know to move on from that person(s)

Blessings

Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland










         
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                              

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