"MINISTRY Goes Beyond the WALLS"

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The "Nobody's Perfect" Club


The longer I live the more I realize how utterly important it is to develop an intimate personal relationship with the Lord. I am told that when a teller is trained in the banking industry they are taught how to recognize the authenticity of currency. Therefore whenever a counterfeit bill is passed they are able to recognize it.


We live in a real world that is full of systems of deception created to distract us from the genuine purpose of life. Our purpose is to glorify God. Without the Holy Spirit as your navigator you will get towed right along. This deception has further infiltrated the Church. It beckons those who are willing to make excuses for their shortcomings, to excuse self-gratification as a mere attribute to mankind’s imperfections. To immorally satisfy the carnal appetite to all who are willing to submit to the " well nobody is perfect club" will teach you although "the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof" He doesn’t really know how to bless His children. Because he intends for them to stay dependent on anything and everybody until they leave this world. Although they don’t believe blessings are just material, spiritual growth and development is optional. I warn you this will only enslave you to a life dependent upon sin.


We really often miss the point. You see God doesn’t force us He allows us the freedom to choose. Instead we often choose to justify living a life were sin abounds. This gives us unlimited privileges in the "Nobody’s perfect club". He did not make us to be robots. It is time out for playing games.... But He did intend for us to respect Him as Father and Lord in our day to day lives. Not in a legalistic manner. He wants us to enjoy life! Remember "the earth is the LORD"S and the fullness thereof the world and them that live within it... Ministry must go beyond the walls!


The "Nobody’s perfect club" allows easy access to unlimited excuses. It has a plethora of earthly benefits. You can live any way you want, say anything you want, little or no study required. Listening to an occasional lecture or message may be required to help you with attendance kudos. Listening not required just say amen when it gets too quiet. Just show up on Sunday? This Guarantees access to many fringe benefits I prefer not to mention. You may even receive a B.A. (born again) if you don’t rock the boat. You see we are saved by grace. That gives you a license to indulge yourself. After all "Nobody’s perfect." One caution, you may be persecuted or covertly disfellowshipped if you decide to "study to show thyself approved unto God". Please if you have accepted "Christ as your personal Savior" allow Him to really work in and be an intregal part of your life. Allow Him to activate the Holy Spirit in your life. To make spiritual deposits to your eternal account that yields a harvest of spiritual, physical, and endless blessings. If you have not accepted Him "accept Him NOW." Ask Him into your life this very moment. It will be a journey like no other. If you have grown slack in your commitment (to His principles activated in your life) recommit! Getting serious has its price. So, I must warn you. When you do this It is important to know and expect, when you do this a lot of spiritual warfare will be launched against you. But PRAISE GOD it is truly worth it!


God created us to live a life pleasing in His sight. Life is not a movie and Church is not a scene. Although it’s full of actors, it’s serious business. Please bear with me. You see I have been in Church all my life. if this is not where you are you have not need to be offended. We have as children of GOD have a responsiblility to give Our Heavenly FATHER Honor! To encourage one another as well as non believers to get to know HIm and develop a personal relationship with HIm. We are HIS people! I still can’t quite grasp why many really don’t believe. God really does hear all and see all we do. That includes ALL OF US! If we did, it would eliminate a lot of the charades and manipulations and cliques. GOD IS REAL ! You see TRULY "seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness " will really add all you need in this life! God is patient... He really does have us all and everything under His control. What do you mean? The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew really contains a wealth of knowledge. Jesus discusses a multiplicity of issues. Those same issues are prevalent today.


We need valid honest bonifide no nonsense spiritual training. The WORD of God contains precious invaluable instructions. It gives marvelous examples to help us from falling prey to non-biblical unspiritual teachings. It even tells how "Jesus' blood can cleanse us from all unrighteousness." The majority in HIS Church is you and Jesus. If you don’t stand for Jesus you will fall for anything. His WORD will equip you to discern truth from error. Remember that bank currency I talked about. Jesus stresses the importance of God’s way being the best way. Don’t allow anyone to make withdrawals from your spiritual account. (By the way nobody is perfect! ) But don’t forget. The Bible is not talking about flawlessness, It is talking about being PERFECT (meaning COMPLETE) in JESUS! The power of His blood yields spiritual dividends for those who call and trust Him as Savior and Lord. What’s a Savior? Oh! He helps us from the power of sin in our life. Don’t relinquish spiritual deposits only God can provide, for membership in the "Nobody’s perfect club".

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Linda's Hub Pages 7 years ago

What a beautiful,true hub.Thank you for sharing.May God continue to bless you.

SirDent 7 years ago

Great study on who we are in the Lord. Even though we are not perfect and we all used to be nobodies, we are somebody in Christ.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by Linda

Blessings to you as well.

Thank You SirDent! I agree, it is only through Jesus Christ we are somebody!

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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

Well Hi DeBorrah, my sister. You've got quite a talent for writing there. I loved the hub. You are so right about needing Jesus and I do because no body's not perfect. But I am in Christ. Thank you.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Thank you for the words of encouragement, brother. Jesus really does make all the difference in the world, and yes in Christ you are somebody! Blessings

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

This is a finely written piece. I agree wholeheartedly with your words. That is why the "Main Line" churches have lost so many members, they don't teach right-living, they don't take a stand for anything—except social justice.

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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

You write with great clarity about the Lordship of Jesus Christ, our Savior. God bless you and more power!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Thank you James for standing in agreement with me. I am most grateful. I have come to respect your God given Gift to gracefully express through writing as well as illustrate through photography just how wonderful God truly is.


Welcome and Thank You Island Voice for your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

Wonderful hub, DeBorrah. You have written several truths and may those who read, take what they need.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James Watkins

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated! Thank you and I stand in agreement so many members have been lost.


Island Voice,

Thank you for your kind words. Welcome come back anytime.



Thank you again for taking the time to stop by.


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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Wonderful Hub my friend!!! I can't live without Jesus! I feel on top of the world knowing that I am somebody in JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!! I teach this to the homeless in our meetings to SHOUT out as loud as they can I AM SOMEBODY IN JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!! I just realized that you and me have alot in common, were Pastoral Counselors!! lol Love ya!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author


I can't imagine living without the LORD! You should feel, and know that you are on top of the world knowing you are "Somebody in JESUS CHRIST!" This is what it is all about!

When I took my counseling internship years ago I took it in the Homeless shelters and in the ritzy suburbs and... They were shocked by my choice! I learned my greatest lessons from the homeless. I know you know this; here you come across people from all walks of life... (All kinds of diamonds in the rough) I learned the importance of being real! That wherever I go GOD is with me! When sincere HE WILL give you what to say or not to say. HE WILL open a heart that has been hurt deeply... I have no secret agendas and I desire daily that His will is done in my life!

The Lord has allowed me to see a lot of this wonderful world He has created. Therefore I don't fear what man tries to do to me. Man can do no more than My Heavenly Father allows! "Be HAPPY when you are persecuted for righteousness..."

You are right we have a lot in common. I became a Pastoral Counselor at the time when they would say; "You are a what?"

Isn't it good to know that we are somebody in JESUS!!!

Can't anybody change that!

This is why I say;

"This is the DAY that the LORD has MADE, I will be REJOICE and be GLAD in it." I then always ask? Who but GOD can make a day? PRAISE GOD!!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

So true, Deb. I guess I've never thought about perfection this way.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, It is quite interesting. Quite often saying "Im' not perfect" becomes a blanket excuse for... Well we know that no one is perfect in the sense of being flawless... The perfection that God talks about here is "being complete in Him! Thank you as always for visiting and sharing, Blessing!

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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

This is a really great hub on that great opt out phrase 'Nobody's Perfect';I often think of it as menu-picking our Christianity.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Itakins, Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Thank you for stopping by to share, I like your idea as well of "menu-picking our Christianity" In His Love & Blessings!

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