Franklin United Methodist Church
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Seeking, Sharing, and Serving Christ

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      The Lord told Ananias in a vision “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come and lay hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” (Acts 9:11-12)  

     We know Ananias did not want to go because he had heard about Saul and was afraid Saul would kill him.  However God tells Ananias "Go for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and children of Israel (15)". 
     What does it mean to be a chosen instrument?  You have heard me say quite often "the only Bible anyone ever sees is how we live our lives".  I believe this is what it means to be a chosen vessel.  Saul would have told you he had it all figured out when he was persecuting the church.  However, God had other plans and Saul or Paul as we know him was going to be the chosen instrument.  It was obvious to the world the work God did in his life.  It should be obvious to the world the work God did in our lives. We should be embodying the message of Christ. So, are you living as a chosen instrument for God? 
Trivia question: Who was as fast as a gazelle in the open field? 
Pastor Mike