Speaker Pastor Jared Mueller
Text: 1 Timothy 4:13-16, Matthew 25:1-13
Ezekiel 37:1-10, various scriptures
We hope you enjoy this stirring message as much as we enjoyed our time with Pastor Jared.
October 28th 2018
Pastor Jared Mueller and his family have been in the mission field in El Salvador for the past five years. Our church, along with other Foursquare churches, help missions like this survive and thrive as The Lord wills. Today he visits us after five years to let us know how the mission is going, and to bring us a message with a spark for our souls. Using the parable of the 10 virgins who went out to meet the bridegroom in Matthew 25, Pastor Jared reminds us of our need to keep our lamp lit while we wait on The Lord. We need to be like the 5 wise virgins and not overestimate our abilities in this area. Rather, we need to guard against complacency in our walk with The Lord. We need to be "on fire" for The Lord everyday, and not slide into a mindset where we become lax in our spirit life. He would like us not to simply monitor and report conditions around us like a thermometer, but rather to be like a thermostat, using our own spiritual "oil" and "fire" to bring light and warmth to the places we see getting darker and colder. In the end we have all been given gifts and also tasks God would have us pursue. So lastly, Pastor Jared implores us that "until the Lord comes back or changes our assignment, fulfill those honorable tasks God has given us".