Are You Listening? – CAC Friday Communique, 12/28/12

Greetings of the Season, CAC Family!

What have we heard from The Lord since the beginning of 2012? What is the Spirit of The Lord saying to the Body of Christ at CAC?

I believe it is verifiable that the Word of The Lord is contiguous, and flowing, like a common thread that runs through our individual and collective spiritual lives. The “wind” is an apt metaphor (as Jesus used in John 3) for the movement of the Spirit. He is effective, flowing, and always carries potential that is most often unrealized by virtue of human short-sightedness and obliviousness. No one knows His origin or his destination (“whence it cometh, and wither it goeth”), but the sound is unmistakable. This consistency of the movement and influence of the Holy Ghost can also be discerned in the messages we’ve heard over the CAC pulpit; they have not been a random assortment of unrelated homilies or inspirational sayings. Not by a long shot! God’s Word is “living and active” (Heb. 4:12). It is also penetrative, cutting between soul and spirit, “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Having been exposed at least 150 times to God’s Word (a minimum of 3 messages per week for 52 weeks), I have a simple question for you. In your own words, what has the Spirit said to us in 2012? Have we been listening? Has the Word been effective?

To “synthesize” means “the combining of separate elements to form a coherent whole.” Romans 10:17 tells us that saving faith is a coherent whole produced by the Word of God in the believer’s heart when it begins to perceive (hear). Amazing things happen in the heart of the individual, in the homes of saints, and in the church as a whole, when God’s Word is allowed to work its full potential!

This is the burden The Lord has given me as your pastor at the close of 2012. We have a duty, a responsibility; having received much, much is required. The seed of the Word has been planted; where are the bakeries? Our ovens should be “baking” overtime to feed the lost and the dying in our world, turning the seed into 30, 60, and 100-fold!

I’ll close with this: In either or both of the services remaining (Sunday, Friends and Family Worship at 2:00 PM & Watchnight on Monday at 9:00 PM), it would be a blessing to hear from anyone who, in about a 2-minute testimony, would be willing to verbalize what the Word has meant in 2012. It would be a huge bonus to get your thoughts in writing as a brief reply to this email as well! Challenge yourself! I’m confident that most everyone “of age” can put the year’s sermons into a personalized and focused synopsis. I look forward to hearing from you!

May The Lord bless you and all the households of CAC with a powerful “closing weekend” of 2012 and an especially anointed New Year’s Celebration. Please join me by proceeding very prayerfully into the weekend and year’s end.

2013 will be the BEST YEAR EVER, in the history of Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver! We’ve got a city to reach and a wonderful Lord and Savior who is coming soon! We form a more united and influential front than ever. May He find us occupied!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Pastor D. E. Haymon II

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Senior Pastor Don Haymon II began his journey as a minister when he was raised in the home of the founder of Calvary Apostolic Church—his father. In 1986 he concluded a four-year internship under his father as associate pastor. It was at that time that he received his ordination certificate as a minister of the gospel. He married LaRonda Ellard, in 1992. He earned a bachelor of arts in Communication from the University of Denver the same year. In 1997, Don became senior pastor. In 2013 he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Hope International University. Today, he is the passionate shepherd of Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver, guided by a compelling and true call of God. For those in his pastoral care, he seeks personal development and spiritual growth as a priority. His preaching and teaching has taken him around the world to at least 10 countries. Under his leadership, he has founded six churches in Burma. The challenge of communicating the Acts 2:38 gospel worldwide remains his heartbeat as well as the constant growth pattern of the local church in Denver. He and LaRonda are the parents of three grown children. They reside in Castle Rock, CO.

2 thoughts on “Are You Listening? – CAC Friday Communique, 12/28/12

  1. One thing I thank God for is the ability to read and understand His Word. The more I’ve studied God’s Word, the more I’ve become dependent upon His Word. The more I’ve exposed myself (heart and mind) to His Word, the more God has exposed Himself to me. What a blessing!!

    One example: A month ago, Nando Mondragon, the owner of the tattoo shop, requested that we stop having Bible Studies at the shop. In his words, “It’s not working for me.” That hurt and upset me, so I turned to the Word. My mind immediately went to Matthew 10:12-13, and God took me on a brief journey that lead me to a deeper understanding of His grace and judgement.

    Luke 14:33-57 is a wonderful example of God’s grace and judgement. After my journey, I realized what I had to do. Anthony and I visited the tattoo shop that evening. I talked to Brandon for a few minutes then we laid hands on my nephew and the building, and asked God to return our peace. God opened a door for us to teach and preach His Word there, and Nando chose to reject the Truth. I can’t even imagine the pain Jesus felt when His people rejected Him.

    That experience didn’t cause me to be bitter, but it further stoked my compassion for the lost in my world. With God’s help, my family will do more in 2013 to reach our family, friends and neighbors.

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