What is P.O.S.T.

The "P"  in P.O.S.T. stands for "Partnership."

In 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, the Scriptures talk about the body and how one part does not say to another part, "I have no need of you."  When reading this passage, you should look around at the church and all of the gifts and talents that sit amongst the body of believers here at OCG.  If we will Partner together, encouraging one another to accomplish common goals, great things are going to happen.

I get excited when I see the women joining together as W.O.W., reaching beyond themselves to other women and allowing each one to show off their own God-given talents.  My chest is puffed out when I see the men coming together to make OCG a strong place for families, striving to lead the furthering of the Kingdom of God.

As the Pastor of Odenton Church of God, I feel like a proud father when I see the youth of the church spreading their wings and exploring their gifts and callings while unifying together with common goals.

Partnering together we can make a difference.

The "O"  in P.O.S.T. stands for "Outreach."

We have a community surrounding us that is in search of answers to life’s questions.  It is up to us, as a body of believers, to reach beyond our walls in our attempt to provide them with these answers.  Jesus instructs us in Mark 16:15,  “And He said unto them, 'Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.'”  This is a mandate to reach our community with the message of hope.  Jesus also instructs us that what we do to our fellow man is as we are doing unto Him.  Matthew 25:40 states that “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.”

As Pentecostal believers, we should respond to Acts 1:8,  “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”  We need to be willing to reach our Jerusalem, our Judaea and our Samaria; thus sending us to the uttermost part of the earth.

The "S" in P.O.S.T. stands for "Service."

As Pastor of the Odenton Church of God, I feel honored to serve this church in any way that I can.  I believe that each one of us must follow Christ’s example of a servant’s heart.  In John 13, you see the story of Christ, when he washed the disciple’s feet.  He was sharing with them a lesson of servitude and humility.  He pointed out that they should be willing to wash each other’s feet, as well as allow for their feet to be washed.

In Matthew 14, He fed the multitude with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.  This, too, was an act of service.  The multitude came to hear the Master; yet, they got hungry.  Christ understood that not only do we have a responsibility to feed the spirit, but we should also feed the flesh of man.  Meeting their need for physical food made them more receptive for accepting the spiritual food.

The "T" in P.O.S.T. stands for "Training."

As a Pastor/Teacher, I understand the importance of equipping and training.  The Apostle Paul says to “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed.”  Christ spent many hours with his disciples and followers, sharing lessons and training them.

Here at the Odenton Church of God, we count it a privilege to Partner with you as we Outreach into our community to provide Service, in order that God may use us to Train others to further the Kingdom of God.  Many opportunities to be involved in training are here at OCG.  Our various Bible Studies, our Lay Leadership I and II, and CIMS are just a few ways to experience training.

Let us stand at our P.O.S.T., making ourselves available for His plan for our lives.  Together, we make a great church.

Your Pastor,
Eddie L. Sweeney