Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

25 06 2013

I am changing this to be kind of a way for me to vent.  It has been a while and since no one has really ever read my blog anyway, this will be an easy way for me to get some stuff off of my chest.

My name is Carey Edmond Pointer III and There are many things that I am and as hard as I try it is ver difficult to balance them all.

1. I am a Christian – First and foremost! I believe the Bible and all it says.

2.  I am a Husband and Father – Wife  Tyra. Kids Hope, Courtlyn, and Caleb, all of whom I love very much along with the rest of my family.

3. I am called to preach and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. – I am a pulpit preacher.  I work hard and study and pray to be the best I can be and after all of that I still have nothing if God does not give it to me.  My family name is known in preaching circles but I am the least known of us all.  I have struggled with some envy in this aspect but that is another blog for another time.

4. I am an Entrepreneur – I operate a home based network marketing business.  I still have a 9-5 but I do not want to be there forever.  I want to commit myself to full time ministry but I still need an income as well as providing for my family, thus the business.  What’s Up 5linx?!?!

 

That’s about it. Most of my posts whether here or on Social Media center around one of the above topics.  Others will be sprinkled in but they usually are just a subset of these 4.

 

That’s It For Now

CEP3

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Getting Personal

27 11 2010

I Gave this assignment to our preachers class and thought I would share.  This is rough to admit publicly but I feel doing it will help me be accountable on a much larger level.  So if anyone reads this, let me know what you think.

Elder Carey E. Pointer III

2010 Ministry Assessment

In 2010 I can honestly say I feel I have not been the man or Minister that God has called me to be.  As I reviewed the first three chapters of “What the Bible Says to the Minister” I have found several areas in which I fall short of this call.  The hardest hitting chapter for me has been chapter 3.  To me it feels as though I have lost focus of what my purpose of the ministry is supposed to be.

Mentoring others and teaching them about Christ is and should be the single most important thing in Ministry.  My Witness has not been bold enough or strong enough to affect anything.  I have allowed circumstances of life to shift my focus to other things.  Even before preaching, my mind would often shift to “what will I do with this money?”  I would even go to outside engagements with one of my main thoughts being “How much will I get”.  This shift in focus has caused me to abandon consistent study and prayer time.  Many times in 2010 I re-preached sermons not because I felt led by God, but because I had not taken the time to listen to Him for anything else.  The “Saturday Night Special” was used several times this year.

Do I know God?  Do I believe Him? Do I understand Him? Have I been faithful?  These are questions I have asked myself as I looked over myself this year.  Though my mouth has always said yes, my actions have too many times said no!

Do I know Him?  Not the way I have acted in my home and sometimes in public. 

Do I believe Him?  Only when it is convenient or if I am trying to show off.

Have I been faithful?  Not in my ministry, teaching, preaching, or in pursuit of what He has called me to do specifically the pursuit of a full time Pastorate.

What are the answers? I don’t know.  I have prayed and thought and God has given me some goals and things to pursue in order to get back where he would have me to be.





Coming Soon!

8 07 2010

I will be back soon.  I really want to start posting more.





What’s Right With the Church?

21 02 2009

    When I have time I read other blogs.  Most of the blogs I read are Christian in nature or written by professing Christians.  They make me laugh, think, and examine myself constantly.  I have but one dilemma and that is it seems no one is writing about what is right with the church.  Now I have seen many a blogger write about what is right with their church.  But very rarely do I see anything on what the Church is doing correctly.

    Let me say it this way,  I see many blogs who teach me that the church doesn’t have their eschatology correct, or their ecclesiology correct, or even their Christology correct.  But if all these thing seem to be wrong then what is right.  Is their any scripture that the Church as a whole is getting right or is it all correction all the time?

   To me something has to be going right so I am attempting to come up with three things that the Church as a whole is getting right.  No one may agree with me but then again, no one will probably read this anyway.

 

1.  Christ is preached/taught/ shared. – I have yet to find anyone claiming to be a Christian who flat out denies the birth, life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Ask just about any Christian if he/she believes this and your answer will most likely be yes.

2.  Dependency on Christ is preached/taught/shared. – I have yet to see a group calling themselves Christian who claims they can do anything without Christ.  Whatever things they claim to do they claim to do in His Name and for His glory.  We sometimes disagree on what those things should be but that isn’t the point of this post.

3.  Getting to know Christ is encouraged. – No gathering I know of will discourage you from getting to know Christ or know more about him.  However the method is to reach the goal the goal is to tell as many people as possible about His saving grace.

 

I may be naive but I think that the Church is getting something right, otherwise were did all of us Bible believing Christians come from if God did not use His Church?  What do you think?





Breathing To Death – Lecrae

13 02 2009

 

One of my favorites right now.

 

It’s like I’m tired of life/ Lord i’m wrong why I cant get right/ And when it’s dark why I cant get light/ eh why it cant be light it’s so heavy why my sin won’t let me see the end/ come get me/ please come get me/ my thoughts my mind/ my ways all evil/ I’m sposed to be your people I’m sposed to see your sequal/ I said I’ll never leave you/ But I’m so left i aint right Lord I’m sleeping with death/man, I am cheating with death/ am I deaf Its like I don’t hear you/ I say that I’m a Christian but it’s like I don’t fear you/ I’m on a selfish island and i am no where near you/ God i really need you even tho I don’t appear to/ I’m drinking out a broken cistern that could never hold water and I’m gonna get burned/ tho I try i never satisfy or quench this yearn/ I hear you calling but it’s like a fight for me to just turn/Lord I deserve to burn

Hook: Repeat 2x
Help me Lord before there’s no time left
I ain’t living I’m just breathing to death (echo)
Your ways are perfect and they lead me to rest
Mine are evil and they lead me to death

I’m fellin’ skitzophrenic / maybe I ain’t saved cause i gotta get high just to block out all the pain/ seen death, seen hurt seen a whole lotta thangs/ instead of running from it I’m running away from change/ it’s like I’m outside in the ice cold weather/the rains coming down and I keep getting wetter/ I know I’m getting sick and I could die any second/ but still I refuse to let your truths make me better/ I’d rather eat flies and maggots instead of bread/ and its killing me slow but i cant get it through my head/ you were stabbed you were murdered/ and for me is why you bled/ but I spit on your bloody face as If i never cared/ And Lord how dare i compare my pain/ your father turned his back/ and you were left to hang/ I don’t know why you did it that I cant explain/ how can you love this sinner whose desecrated your name/Lord I deserve the flames

Hook: 2x

I know I tell lies/ I know I do dirt/ Apart from you I’m nothing but you can give me worth/ I don’t know if I know you/ But still I know I should/ I know the days are evil and only you are Good/ I’ve come to this conclusion I would like to change cause all the worlds money and fame cannot sustain/ I know that i should turn but thats the hardest thang/ cause do I really feel that havin’ Jesus is my gain/ the world is so tempting/ Satan is a beast/ he hypnotizes my eyes to say the least/ But Jesus be my treasure to know you is live/ and I am here dying trying everything there is/ All I need here is you/ help me turn away from sin/ Lord give me grace to turn away and the fear not to give in/ I know that I’m not perfect but if I could rest in Him/ I know i don’t deserve it but still I’ll take your hand/Lord let me take your hand





What If?

11 02 2009

What If…..

…your Theology was put under a microscope every time you spoke?

…everything you did was reported on by the media?

…you were really good at something and because you were really good at it people put you on a pedestal only waiting for a chance to knock you down?

…people ignored any good you said or did because they were too busy talking about the one thing you said/did they didn’t agree with?

…every past mistake in your life was news worthy?

Would your witness stand the test?

Would you hold up under the spotlight?

Or would you need some grace, some mercy and some more time to get things right?

Consider this…(emphasis mine)

 Galatians 6 (KJV)

 1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

 2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

 3For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

 4But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

 5For every man shall bear his own burden.

 6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

 7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

 9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

 10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto ALL men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 11Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

 12As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

 13For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

 14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

 15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

 16And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

 17From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

 18Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

What if?





BACK

30 01 2009

I will be back soon with an explanation of why I apused blogging after just starting( not that anyone cares). 

 

Be Blessed!

 

Carey