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August 18, 2016, 10:31 AM

“FOR JESUS’ SAKE”


2 Corinthians 4:5 says: For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.

“FOR JESUS’ SAKE” are truly wonder-working words. These words can work miracles in our personal relationships. Let me encourage you to work this truth out in your life, in your family and in your job. What do you think would happen to you if you made every decision based upon this truth? What would you do differently if you were to do everything “for Jesus’ sake”?

            When we seek to do everything based on the truth that we will do it all “for Jesus sake” several things will definitely happen:

  1.  We will have Jesus as KING of our lives. He will be on the throne of our hearts, not us.
  2.  We will change our motives from pleasing ourselves to pleasing Him.
  3.  We will make Him the MASTER and we will see ourselves as His servants and His stewards.
  4.  He will be the focus of all we do – not our families, jobs or hobbies – but Him alone.

Are you having problems in your life? What change would take place in you life if you did everything  “for Jesus’ sake”?

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

See you in CHURCH!




July 27, 2016, 5:25 PM

CHANGE HAPPENS


 

CHANGE HAPPENS!   I heard a pastor say, "You cannot become what you need to be by remaining as you are." God's word puts it this way, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

 

Off with the old - on with the new! That's one of those: "Easier said than done!" - isn't it?                                     Security, safety, comfort are the footsteps of remaining the same.                                                                         Risk, discomfort and uncertainty are the tracks of change.

We'll walk where we haven't been, we'll savor what we haven't tasted before. Our eyes will behold wonders too beautiful to declare. All of these things happen when we are willing to walk on the street called "faith".

Joshua had never conquered Jericho before

- that was change!

Gideon had never defeated the Midianites with no swords before

- that was change!

David had never slain a 9'6in giant before

- that was change!

God had never become a man before

- that was change!

 

When this life is over God declares: "We shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed"                

Let's face it! CHANGE HAPPENS!




May 23, 2016, 3:31 PM

Summer Slump


The summer months are upon us. Many churches face the summer in fear of the dreaded "SUMMER SLUMP". Many of our people go on vacation during the summer months and there is nothing wrong with that. All of us need time to relax and be renewed. Vacations are a great way to do that. Unfortunately, with more of our folks gone, our attendance may be lower than normal. However, if those of us who are in town will be faithful to our Lord by supporting our church, our attendance will remain high. This will show others how much we love and support our church.

Ephesians 5:16 tells us, ”Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." This means that time is precious. So we need to use it wisely this summer. 

Here are some ways to make the best use of your time this summer:

1. Be away as few Sundays as possible. Arrange your vacation to take the least time from the church and its ministries.

2. If you are a teacher or leader, be sure that someone has agreed to take over your responsibilities while you are gone.

3. Don't use the Lord's money for your vacation. There is no vacation from the responsibilities we have assumed as a church.

4. When you are away on vacation, make sure you attend church on the Lord's day.

     Hebrews 2:3 warns us, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?"

 

Let's make this summer one that glorifies the name of Jesus in all we do.

                                           

See You in CHURCH!




April 12, 2016, 3:53 PM

Christian UNITY


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-Life forevermore.   (Psalm 133:1-3) (NKJV)

In the spirit of unity and togetherness, things can be done much more quickly and much more easily. It has been said that one of the greatest problems facing the church today is a lack of unity. We are living in days where individualism has been raised to such a position of prominence that the very thought of people coming together to serve a common goal is considered absurd.

The truth is people are hungry and looking for a place where they can hear the truth from God's Word and where they can experience the joy of being with people who care about each other. There is enough hatred, enough indifference, enough loneliness and enough hurt in today's world. This is such a prime opportunity for the church to step up and stand out as a place where people can be treasured, valued and really loved. Let's make every effort to be that kind of church!

A church doesn't grow by going through a daily ritual, but she also doesn't grow without planning and definite cultiva­tion.                       Here are some proven ways to help a church grow spiritually:

1 Attending Bible Study together regularly.            

2. Worshipping together regularly

3. Having fun together.

4. Expressing love and affection for one another.

5. Under girding and supporting one another.

6. Working together; accepting responsibility for jobs in the church.

7. Reaching out to others as a Christian family.

Did you notice how many times the word "together" was used? When we pull together to do what God wants, Jesus said "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)

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