Faithful NOW

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

You ever wondered about the faithfulness of our God? I am sure that during this time of change there is a struggle on some front within your faith system. I can say this because I know from experience that my faith system has been rocked. The faith system of believing God for who He is and for doing what He says He will do is still in place, but I have to be honest, I shook a little as I started to see things unravel from the so called normal of life. My faith in the normal was shaken and really it needed it. I say normal life because it was going to Starbucks and sitting down and meeting with God for a few hours before heading to the office was normal for me. One Executive order changed just one part of my normal and rocked my world. How would I ever meet God again? How would He know where I moved too? Will I ever get to go back and sit in a Starbucks again? These may seem like ridiculous questions, but I am sure you have places that are the same for you. Some of you loved going out and sitting at a restaurant to eat and not having to clean up after yourselves or your children. Now you find yourself doing the work that you have never done before and wonder if you will ever get to eat out in peace again. It may be that you are missing getting together with your church family and wonder if you will ever see them again. It may be that you are pleading with God to let your children go back to school because you were not meant to teach algebra and geometry to 6thgraders. Wherever you find yourself, you must keep in mind that even if your faith in the world and normalcy has failed that God is still faithful now and will be forever and ever. 

Take these words to heart from one of my most favorite songs, “Faithful Now” by Vertical Worship.  

I am holding on to faith
'Cause I know You'll make a way
I don't always understand, I don't always get to see
But I will believe it, I will believe it

You make mountains move
You make giants fall
You use songs of praise
To shake prison walls
I will speak to my fear, I will preach to my doubt
You were faithful then, You'll be faithful now

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Mia Fieldes / Jonathan Lindley Smith / Eddie Hoagland / Hank Bentley

Faithful Now lyrics © So Essential Tunes, All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs

I want to leave you with a prayer that I have been praying and singing for several weeks now. I pray that the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you. I pray that He is gracious to you and gives you peace. I pray that there is a peace that passes all understanding within your heart and that as normal begins to change in the world we realize that normal never changes with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. He is faithful now and will be faithful forever. 

Honduras for a While

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

We may be stuck in Honduras, but we are still serving and seeking what God would have us do-- and you should too!

Believers in JESUS:

We are here for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14) Not only are we here for this appointed time, We have literally been moved out the church and dispersed into the world. Believers, it is time for you to shine bright. It is time for all of the church to realize going online for service is not a bad thing, but a way to minister to the world for this appointed time. OUR MINISTRY HAS INCREASED because of this minor set-back not decreased. We are the church whether in the building or not. We are the church moving and breathing across the land in places that need Jesus. Do not get bogged down in the news of darkness. Stay focused on the truth of the word and be the church where you are. 

This message is the message I have been praying for my team and all those around me in Honduras. I am praying this message for THE LAMBS CHAPEL as well and every Jesus believing church in the world. 

Continue to pray for us and continue to shine like you have never shined before. I am excited to see a move across the land for Jesus like never before because believers stand up and stand strong and share the love that overflows from their hearts. 

“This is the day that HE has made I will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24 

I say this every morning and over and over throughout the day. It is time for us to believe it and act that way as believers. Be the light to the world today!!

The Lambs Chapel Vietnam

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

It is amazing what God can do if we have a willing heart to follow Him anywhere. Gene Wray has this heart. Gene was a local lawbreaking citizen when God got a hold of his heart and took his hard heart and molded it into a heart for Jesus. 

Gene went from living for himself to living for Jesus and decided he would follow Jesus wherever He led. Vietnam was Gene's stop. Gene has been in Vietnam for several years. Gene and his wife Hong have been preaching and teaching Jesus in Vietnam in what we call The Lambs Chapel Vietnam Campus. 

Over the past few years the idea of church has changed for Gene and Hong. After the police shut their church down, they started carrying the gospel throughout the villages and jungles on foot. They have helped countless people with food, clothing, and physical needs. They visit the jails and offer juice and share the good news of Jesus. They also work with those that live along the flooding plains near the river by helping them rebuild their homes. As they rebuild homes they also start the rebuilding process of their spiritual lives as well. Gene also teaches English to all ages of children and weaves the Gospel in as he teaches. 

It is not uncommon to get a call from Gene late in the evening or early morning to ask a question or to make us aware of something we need to pray for. Gene and Hong are growing in their faith and God is changing countless lives through all they do. Gene describes it as abnormal, but what can we say, everything I read in Scripture was abnormal. 

Prayer Time
Pray for their ministry to continue to grow as they build and rebuild homes and lives. 
Pray God would open up the opportunity for the church to be opened back up so that others can be discipled and can hear the gospel. 
Pray for Gene, Hong, and John's health and for them to have strength and endurance to finish the race that is set before them.  
Pray that Gene, Hong, and John would find favor with everyone they meet, and that God would establish the work of their hands. (Psalm 90:17) 

Check out Gene Wray and all he does on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Lambs-Chapel-Vietnam-759901557472561/

PLS Farm Ministry

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 11:17 AM

It is great when we get to see God doing great and miraculous things in lives of teenagers that are struggling in life. Power--Love--Self-Control Farm Ministry, otherwise known as PLS Farm Ministry in Reidsville, NC is one of our local partners at The Lambs Chapel is seeing miracles happen day in and day out.

PLS Farm Ministry statement read as follows: PLS Farm Ministry is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides both residential and small group programs for teen boys which redirects their attention from a troubled path to one of personal growth. Our programs are founded on Christian principles and provide a safe and loving environment for individuals who need guidance and an opportunity to change the direction of their lives.  

Ryan and Sherri Young started this ministry out of a burning desire to see lives that have been train wrecked by life circumstances turned to beauty through the gospel. This ministry is not about what these teenage boys were, it is about what they are through Jesus and what they are becoming on that path. Ryan and Sherri work closely with schools, churches, police departments, and social organizations to help bring awareness and to help bring many young men with great potential out of gangs and live styles that can lead to destruction. 

Take a moment and visit their website and check out all of the things that they are doing. https://www.plsfarmministry.org   Take the opportunity to pray and ask God if He wants you to be involved as a mentor for these young men. There are many opportunities to serve and to be a part of this great organization. 

 

TLC MISSIONS 2020

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 9:46 AM

On to another year! Not just any year, but the year that God is going to change hearts and lives forever. What a great opportunity we have to serve and allow Holy Spirit guide our every move. The Lamb's Chapel gives so much to missions, but it is not only about what we give monetarily that makes an impact for the gospel. Sure, money takes the gospel to places we cannot go physically and we need that with a passion. We also need physical labor for the gospel. At The Lamb's Chapel we are committed to give not only monetarily but we are committed to physically go out and do as the Word of God proclaims and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, minister to those in prison, heal the sick, and meet the needs of the stranger. Matthew 25 is very clear on the vision that any church should have as their missions goal. The Lamb's Chapel is excited to partner with over 20 missionaries internationally and help not only financially, but physically on the ground in countries like Honduras, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Australia, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Africa and others that are restricted. We also are partnering with more than 15 local ministries and help them carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

This year we are already planning multiple trips to international areas and local opportunities. 2020 is going to be the year that The Lamb's Chapel will see a change for the Gospel in Alamance County and the Burlington City area of North Carolina. We are also expecting a God-sized move of the Gospel across the international areas as well. God is Good and ready to move. Let us as believers and followers be ready to give and go to do all God has planned. "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Ephesians 3:20

Live expecting great things bigger than you can imagine!

Check out Mission at TLC

One Day With God 2019

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 1:15 PM

It is such a blessing to be able to work with organizations that love people. Matthew 25:36 says, "I was in prison and you visited me." Forgiven Ministry is an organization that literally goes to the prisons to share the gospel. On occasion they get to work with prisons that allow the inmates/fathers to go off-site to a church to hold their One Day with God event. This One Day with God event is something that The Lambs Chapel does once a year around Christmas time. The day is fun filled and we get to share with the fathers and their children the love of Christ. The fathers actually get to spend the whole day with their children and then give them Christmas presents. What makes this unique is that The Lambs Chapel sets up the tables and fills them with toys so that the fathers can shop for their children. The smiles that are on the faces of the fathers and the children are priceless. Before the day ends the gospel has been presented in several ways and before they go home the fathers get to hold their children, play games with them, and tell them how much they love them. If you have never experienced a One Day with God event, please plan to attend next year. It truly is an amazing time of restoration. If you would like to know how you can get involved in the prisons and with One Day with God events please visit Forgiven Ministry 

THANK YOU!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

It is amazing what you can do when you come together with all hands-on deck. God has truly blessed The Lambs Chapel with great volunteers. Over the past several weeks we have been taking up shoeboxes full of the gospel, love, and toys to send all over the world with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas. Operation Christmas Child drop-off week ended last week, and we had over 4000 boxes come through our packing center at The Lambs Chapel.

Thank you so much to the volunteers that made all of this happen and thank you Lambs Chapel for packing almost 3000 boxes. I know as each one of the shoeboxes go out the gospel will go out as well. I am excited to hear about how lives have been changed in the coming months, years, and when we get to heaven and see someone standing there that says, "Because you packed an Operation Christmas Child shoebox I heard the gospel and started following Jesus." What a joy it is to be a part of such an amazing journey.

Thank you again for all the help and we will do it again next year! 

Good News Great Joy!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 11:44 AM

I want to encourage you to take the time to stop by the new Missions Prayer room on the bottom floor of the Airport Campus across from the Missions Map wall. Browse through and take a moment to pray for a child that will receive an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox this year. Directions are located directly below all of the pictures of some beautiful children.

Also, take time to sit and pray through the prompts on the TV located in the room and learn more about our missionaries and partners we support at The Lambs Chapel. There are also ways to pray for the Persecuted church as well. Take the literature home and make it a daily habit to lift up those that are persecuted for their faith, yet still stand strong in the Gospel. 

Prayer is our only hope to bring this world to Jesus. Join in and help us begin a movement of God across the nations. Psalm 2:8 says, 

"Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Let's seek the Lord in this and ask that God's favor be upon us, and establish the work of our hands as Psalm 90:17 proclaims. 

Thank you for praying!

Prayer in the Midst of Tragedy

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Tragedies bring people to a place of longing and searching, that is why it is the greatest opportunity for those that are followers of Jesus to get involved in every way they can.  The gospel is for hurting and broken people. At the time of the deepest need of a hurting person is when the gospel hit’s home. When all hope is lost, the gospel offers the greatest hope. 

It is good to see organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and Feed the Hunger run to tragedy and heartbreak. I pray that your heart runs to hurting and broken people. I pray you will pray for those affected by Hurricane Dorian and pray that the gospel is sent forth and broken lives can receive hope in Jesus Name.

Check out some of the articles that show how they are working in the Bahamas and other tragedy-stricken areas.  

Situation Report Samaritan's Purse 

Situation Report Feed the Hunger 

Prayer is What is Needed Most!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

I have been traveling a lot this year. I have been to India, Nepal, Honduras, Dominican Republic internationally and I have also spent a week in Wilmington, NC. I have been working with ministries across Burlington, NC and Georgia to help with poverty stricken areas and food distribution as well as improving living conditions for those recovering from disasters, Hurricane Florence, to be exact. I have done all of this in the last 6 months. In the near future their will be many opportunities to get involved with medical missions and local missions around Burlington, NC. There is one thing that I have noticed that is needed apart from anything else whether internationally or locally, and it is prayer. 

Prayer is the one thing that can change hearts and lives. Over the past few months God has been dealing with me over the issue of prayer. One thing that I keep hearing is that if prayer is not first on your mind and in your heart then you are walking blindly. In the words of John Piper, "Prayer is a walkie-talkie for warfare, not a domestic intercom for increasing our conveniences." One of my favorite verses in God's Word is Psalm 90:17 "Let the favor of the Lord be upon us, and establish the work of our hands-- yes establish the work of our hands." This verse is a prayer. I have been thinking through how we as The Lamb's Chapel can more effective and how the favor of the Lord can be upon us and establish the work of our hands. We do not need more stuff. We need a heart for lost people hurting and dying in this world. What God has shown me in praying and meditating on this verse is that the first thing we need to do is pray and the outcome of the prayer will be favor on all that we do.

For the past several weeks I have been working on The Lamb's Chapel Missions Wall. What you will see as you walk past it are clip boards with prayer notes for several of our international missionaries. Below the prayer notes are prayer booklets for Voice of the Martyrs and Samaritan's Purse. Both of these books give you an idea of both the persecuted church as well as the needs around the world that need your prayers. Please take a moment and visit the Missions Wall near the prayer rooms and take time to pray through some the prayer points. 

Please continue to check back to see how you can pray for our missionaries internationally and locally. Also, you can check out how to get involved at missions.tlcalive.com.

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