Old Brick Reformed Church, Organized 1699

490 Route 520 • P.O. Box 153 • Marlboro, NJ 07746

Office Phone: (732) 946-8860

Secretary's Email: secretary@oldbrickchurch.orgInfo

Sunday Worship: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Message From The Visiting Pastor's Desk


I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on God. - 1 Corinthians 2:3-5

When Diane and I moved into our home she wanted to change the face plates on all our electrical outlets. In every room there were a minimum of 3 outlets. Each outlet provides me with an electrical power source to which I can plug in appliances, computers, rechargeable items, etc. Each outlet has two plug-in options. When it comes to plugging in an electrical item it doesn’t matter. I will draw the same energy from each.

The same is not true when it comes to life. When it comes to choosing where you and I are going to draw our power to live we have multiple choices. Our choice is to plug into the power of God’s Word and Spirit or plug into worldly wisdom.

Some people choose to plug into the wisdom of mankind. In an effort to secure financial wealth, position of power, and control of their life. When faced with life’s negative circumstances they will be quick to turn to their friends for advise. They will read a self help book. They turn to talk show personalities. They will form their opinions based on the opinions of others. Attempting to find help and hope by plugging into the wisdom of mankind will fail you at some point.

Plugging into God’s Word and Spirit provides us with a very different result. Plugging into God never fails. There is never a black out of any kind. Knowing the truth that it is wiser to plug into God rather worldly wisdom doesn’t mean we always do that.

Jesus praying in agonyMy observation is that we tend to toggle between the 2 power sources. We rely on worldly wisdom until it doesn’t work or we get in trouble. Then we switch outlets. We plug into God’s power to enable us to get out of the circumstances we are in.

Plugging into the correct power outlet, God’s Word and Spirit, won’t necessarily change your circumstances. Plugging into the power of God will give you the power to live life above your circumstances.

I close with some lyrics from Chris Tomlin’s song Resurrection Power

You called me from the grave by name

You called me out of all my shame

I see the old has passed away

The new has come

Now I have resurrection power living on the inside

Jesus, You have given us freedom

No longer bound by sin and darkness

Living in the light of Your goodness

You have given us freedom

Pastor Rich

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