Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, February 2, 2017 was a special message by Leland Maples entitled "Three Things I Have Learned". Special music was by Charles Reynolds.
Three Things I have Learned. Leland recaps how the Rec Room was founded 14 years ago. Philippians 1:21-25 KJV was shared to those in attendance from a personal perspective.
1. I am not important. Romans 7:18 KJV
2. I learned the ministry would go on without me. 1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV and Nehemiah 9:33 KJV
3. I need Him, He doesn't need me. James 4:14-17 KJV
Philippians 1:21-26 KJV
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Romans 7:18 KJV
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
Nehemiah 9:33 KJV
33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
James 4:14-17 KJV
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.