August 13 1995 this was my prayer the day I got saved driving down the highway. Lord Use me, I don’t want to go and sit in a Church and do nothing, there has to be something I can do for your kingdom. Since that day God has used me in ways that I never would have thought or imagined.
The Holy Spirit has gifted each believer for specific work in God’s kingdom. Scripture explains this idea by comparison with a human body: each person has gifts and purposes that make the entire system function well. Everyone can do something for Jesus. We can all play a part in Kingdom work. Jesus tells each one of us to “Go Ye Therefore.”
This is a ministry anyone can get involved in by passing on our Lonesome Road cd’s to a family member, friend or neighbor. It’s called the Great Commission and can be found in Matthew chapter 28: 16-20.
In Mark’s Gospel Jesus tells us “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” And in Luke's Gospel Jesus tells us “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
And we find that power in the book of Acts written in red. Jesus tells us that we can have this power. In Acts Chapter 1:8 the Scripture tells us, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” In today’s language this verse says “But you shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me (Jesus) in your city, and in your State, and in your Country, and to the uttermost parts of the world.”
God is looking for a place to happen, and he can happen in your life, your Church, your ministry when you say God here am I use me! The power of the Holy Spirit is ours for the asking, so ask God how He can use you. Just say “Here am I Lord, use Me.” You’ll be surprised if you will just ask.
October 22,23,24 we will be having Church on the Road at New Beginnings Church in Columbia City, Indiana. Friday night Roger Barkley jr. and the Redemption band will be providing the music and message by Gary Rayburn. Saturday night Mark & Pam Harvey will be joining Roger Barkley jr. and the Redemption band to provide praise & worship. Message will be by Gary Rayburn. Sunday morning Roger Barkley jr and the Redemption Band will be doing the Praise & Worship music and the message will be by David Wolkow. Sunday night October 24 we will be at Victory Rock Church Warsaw IN. at 6 pm
Lonesome Road Ministries has a new way to witness to those out there on that Ole Lonesome Road. We have produced a gift card to hand out to folks on the road. These are so neat all you have to do is scan these with your camera or scanner on your phone and it will take you to our ways to listen page on our website and you can listen to all of our podcast we have on our website. We have many of our radio & podcast on this page and adding more each week. Soon we will have all of our programs at your fingertips ready for you to listen to and share via Facebook and emails. All you have to do is copy the link in the browser and you can share these with anyone. So give us a call and order some of these new tools for you to use and you can witness to your family, friends, and neighbors. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!
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I logged over 4 million miles as a truck driver from 1972 - 2007 and I have written a lot of it in my songs. God has taken me off the road and put me into full time ministry, but I still have a heart for all you drivers out there.