Pastor Yates Weekly Message.
January 02, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Good Wednesday to you all. Thank you for all you do and all you are. There’s a lot going on in the world of Nashville Cowboy Church and the Ranch House. Don’t forget to come early on Sunday nights and pray between 5:15 and 5:45. Please come tonight at 7pm to Bakers’ Chapel for Community Church. Everybody is welcome to everything we do.
Our Scripture for the week is Zachariah 13:9…I will refine them like silver and test them like gold…
Charles Spurgeon says, “The refiner is never far from the mouth of the furnace, when his gold is in the fire.” What a picture! It takes heat at its highest intensity to produce the best gold. The length of time you are willing to spend in the furnace will determine whether your testimony, your ministry, or your value to God will be equal to tin, brass, silver, or gold. The heat increases until the impurities rise to the top and the refiner skims it off until the surface is like a mirror in which he can see his face. What a type of God Himself!
1st cowboy: Why are you wearing only one spur?
2nd cowboy: Well, I figure when one side of the horse starts running, the other side will, too.
May God richly bless you and yours, and may everything that your hands touch prosper. Thank you for the privilege of pastoring the greatest church in the world.
Pastor Harry Yates