5th Annual Fall Banquet
Monday evening, September 16th, 5:30 pm
New Life Reformed Church, 232 16th St. SE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
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THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
By Rev. Patrick Boll "Accountability Pastor" at Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare
Every person is accountable to someone. No person on earth today is without authority over them. Even Jesus was submissive to the Father and said in John 5:30 "I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will". But later Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 28:18 "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth." The authority that Jesus now holds is supreme. (Hebrews 1)
There is no angel or man in heaven or on earth with more authority and power than our King, Jesus Christ. And He delegates that authority through men, women, the law, kings, princes and officers. We are to submit to those authorities as though we were submitting to God Himself, for there is no authority that is not from God (Romans 13).
If we have accepted the reality of authority, and God's delegated authority on earth, through certain people with certain positions, then we need to take a long hard look at accountability as well. Even King David, the KING, was instantly on his face before Nathan the prophet when confronted about his adultery with Bathsheba and subsequent murder of her husband. David knew he was accountable to God, and that God had chosen to work through the prophet Nathan to bring him to repentance and to hold him accountable.
The Lord wants good for us. He wants to bless us. But we need to be accountable to those with authority over us so that we can learn obedience to the Father through their leadership. When we learn to submit to those we are accountable to, then we will see how the Lord blesses us for it.
At Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare, it is no different. I am blessed that I am able serve as the Accountability Pastor. The men that are released from prison and choose to start a new life at KBPA have taken a huge step forward in their spiritual lives by saying, "Yes" to a life of freedom in Christ. I have worked as a Correctional Officer and later as a Police Officer and have discovered that a heart change toward Jesus is the only way to truly live a free life, but we must be willing to be accountable and submitted to His authority. I am here to help.
Jesus, help me to remember that You're sovereign even over time itself, and that You're never too late to accomplish Your perfect plans.