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To love all people at all times and lead them into a new life in Christ.

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To be a church that will be multicultural and generational, having a lasting impact on the people to whom we minister.

To see the gospel extend beyond the walls of our church through various outreaches.

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 The Reason We Celebrate the Ressurrection

         The Reason We Celebrate the Ressurrection

       The servant grew up before God-a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look.  He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried–our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.  We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him–our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.  We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And GOD has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.

Isaiah 53:5-6   The Message                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

PRAYER TO BE RECKONED WITH

PRAYER TO BE RECKONED WITH

                           James 5:13-15 The Message Bible

    “Are you hurting?  Pray! Do you feel great?  Sing!!

Are you sick?  Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master.  Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven’’healed inside and out.”  

DISCIPLINE IN A LONG-DISTANCE RACE

DISCIPLINE IN A LONG-DISTANCE RACE

                                  HEBREWS 12:1-3, 12-17

    “Do you see what this means–all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on?  It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running–and never quit!  No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins.   Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in.  Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed–that exhilarating finish in and with God–he could put up with anything along the way:  Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.  When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through.  That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

……So don’t sit around on your hands!  No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so not one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle.  Help each other out.  And run for it!

    Work at getting along with each other and with God.  Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God.  Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent.  A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.  Watch out for the Esau syndrome:  trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite.  You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing–but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.”

                                           The Message Bible

NOW, THAT’S GOOD NEWS!!  By Kenneth Copeland

NOW, THAT’S GOOD NEWS!!  By Kenneth Copeland

    Ever since the Fall of Man, the devil has been using people as pack mules.  He has clamped his yoke around their necks and burdened them down with sin, sickness, failure, poverty, and every other damnable thing hell could devise.

    Everyone has felt the terrible weight of that yoke.  We’ve all experienced the pain and frustration that comes from struggling free of one burden, just to have the devil yank us around and pile on even more.

    For thousands of years, that yoke of bondage was the inescapable tragedy of man’s existence.  To naturel eyes it looked as though there would never be a way out.  But by the Spirit of God the prophet Isaiah looked forward to a time and saw that a redeemer was coming.  One who would finally free us from the oppression of the devil.

    To fully appreciate just how good that news is, you must realize that Isaiah doesn’t say the yoke will be broken because of the anointing.  Many people read the verse that way, but that’s not what it says.  It say the yoke will be destroyed!.

    When you look it up in the Hebrew, you’ll find the word translated “destroyed” means “absolutely useless.”  Isaiah said this anointing would annihilate the devil’s yoke so completely, there would no longer be any evidence that it was every on your neck!

    That means every time you allow the Anointing of God to destroy a yoke in your life, whether it’s in the realm of your health, your finances, your relationships, or your past, it is literally, utterly destroyed and cannot be repaired to be used again.  The devil can’t pick it up and hold you in bondage with it again.  “Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed!”

Isaiah 10:27  “And it shall come to pass in that day, that this burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulders, his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.”  

TALK…TALK…TALK   By Gloria Copeland

TALK…TALK…TALK   By Gloria Copeland

    Satan is like a salesman.  He makes you a presentation and tries to sell you a bill of goods.  He tells you God doesn’t really love you.  He tells you the Word won’t work this time.  He tells you that you don’t have the strength to go on.  He’ll even try to sell you on the idea that it would be easier for you just to curl up and die than to see this trial through in faith.  

    All he does is talk…talk…talk! And lie…lie…lie…, and we don’t have to listen.

    Now that talk can get very annoying, but remember, that’s all he can do!  He doesn’t have any real power or authority over you.

    According to I Peter, he walks around as a roaring lion, “seeking whom he may devour.”  It doesn’t say he is a lion.  He just acts like one.  Therefore, he can’t devour you, unless you let him.

    I Peter 5:9 says we are to resist the devil steadfastly!  That means you have to use patience to resist him.  He is, after all, a persistent fellow.  He may pester you a thousand times a day, but if you’ll resist him every time, he will flee from you every time (James 4:7).

    He and all the low-level demons he sends to aggravate you have already “come to naught” (I Cor. 2:6).  Jesus has stripped them of all their power and authority and left them with nothing (Col. 2:15).

    So the next time Satan starts his sales pitch. Talk back.

“I am a new creature in Christ Jesus.  I am born of God.  I am filled with the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from the Father.  I am endowed with the Name of Jesus, which is “far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named. Not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.”  Ephesians 1:21

“Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

    “Leave my presence in Jesus’ name!”  James 4:7

“I resist the devil steadfastly.  He will not devour me, because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!”

I Pet. 5:8-9     I John 4:4  

PRAY FOR FLORIDA  from Andrew Wommack

PRAY FOR FLORIDA  from Andrew Wommack

    Again, we are mourning the loss of innocent lives as the result of a violent school shooting.  I join with you in praying for all those injured and those who have lost sons and daughters.  I pray that the Lord would comfort and draw them to Himself for the strength only He can give.  He is our only hope.

    I’ve heard total despair from a number of people today as to how we solve the problem.  They feel that this is the new norm that we just have to get used to.  I don’t  believe this is so.  I didn’t grow up with this as the norm, and the young people of today don’t have to either.

    Although there isn’t a quick fix and many things need to be done, I believe the root of the problem is simple.  There is evil in this world that our nation has systematically been releasing by our departure from morality and the fear of God.  Disrespect for God, authority, and life in general is being promoted in multiple ways, and this is the consequence.

“Psalm 36:1 “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.”

    The lack of reverence for God has removed the restraints on the devil, and this is the result.  The answer to this isn’t easy, but it’s simple: we need to return to God as a nation.  That’s where we believers come in.  We must speak out and let our light and salt be the  preserving influence God ordained.

    As we pray for those affected, let’s also renew our commitment to sharing the good news of the Gospel, which is the only thing that will change the hearts of people and stop this carnage.  Most will look for things in the natural that need to be done, and while we don’t deny the natural, the only cure for this is spiritual, not physical.

Prayer:  Father, use us to counter this evil in our culture.  Give us boldness to speak out and get involved.  Give us Your wisdom about how to address this, and we pray your comfort and strength to everyone affected.   In Jesus’ name, Amen!

DON’T BE BANKRUPT!!!

DON’T BE BANKRUPT!!!

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  If I  speak God’s Word with power, revealing all His mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.  If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.  

    So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.  Love never gives up.  Love cares more for others than for self.  Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.  Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first.”  Doesn’t fly off the handle.  Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth.  Puts up with anything.  Trusts God always.  Always looks for the best.  Never looks back. But keeps going to the end.   I CORINTHIANS 13:1-7

JESUS CALLING February 3 devotion

JESUS CALLING February 3 devotion

    I AM WITH YOU AND FOR YOU.  You face nothing alone–nothing!  When you feel anxious, know that you are focusing on the visible world and leaving Me out of the picture.  The remedy is simple; Fix your eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen.  Verbalizing your trust in Me, the Living One who sees you always.  I will get you safely through this day and all your days.  But you can find Me only in the present.  Each day is a precious gift from My Father.  How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today’s is set before you!  Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths.  As you savor that gift, you find Me.

Romans 8:31, 2 Corinthians 4:18;  Genesis 16:13-14 (AMP

GOD CHOOSES THE UNLIKELY Joyce Meye

GOD CHOOSES THE UNLIKELY Joyce Meyer

  When you feel discouraged, remember that God chose you for His very own purpose, however unlikely a candidate you feel.  By doing so, He has placed before you a wide open door to show you His boundless grace, mercy, and power to change your life.

    When God uses any one of us, though we may all feel inadequate and unworthy,we realize that our source is not in ourselves but in Him alone:  “This is because the foolish thing (that has its source in) God is wiser than men, and the weak thing (that springs) from God is stronger than men” I Corinthians 1:25.

    Each of us has a destiny, and there is absolutely no excuse not to fulfill it.  We cannot use our weakness as an excuse because
God says that His strength is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9).  We cannot use the past as an excuse because God tells us through the apostle Paul that if any person is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away, and all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17).  

Each of us can succeed at being everything God intends us to be!

“…for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.  

    And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,  

   So that no mortal man should (have pretense for glorying and) boast in the presence of God.

      I CORINTHIANS 1:27-29

THE POWER OF REJOICING  Joyce Meyer

THE POWER OF REJOICING  Joyce Meyer

    “But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God… Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken;  and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened.”  Acts 16:25-26

     “Rejoice in the Lord always (delight, gladden yourselves in Him) again I say, Rejoice!” Phil. 4:4

    Throughout the Bible, God instructs His people to be filled with joy and rejoice.  The apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, instructed the Philippians twice to rejoice.  Any time the Lord tells us twice to do something, we need to pay careful attention to what He is saying.

    Many times people see or hear the word “rejoice” and say, “That sounds nice, but how do I do that?”  They would like to rejoice but don’t know how.

    Paul and Silas, who had been beaten, thrown into prison, and their feet put in stocks, rejoiced by simply singing praises to God. They chose to rejoice, despite their circumstances.

    The same power that opened the doors and broke the shackles off Paul and Silas and those imprisoned with them is available to people today who are imprisoned and shackled with depression.

    Joy can be anything from calm delight to extreme hilarity.  Joy improves our countenance, our health, and the quality of our lives.  It strengthens our witness to others and makes some of the less desirable circumstances in life more bearable.

PRAYER FOR 2018  “A Love that will Grow”

PRAYER FOR 2018  “A Love that will Grow”

                            Phillipians 1:3-6, 9-11

“Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God.  Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer.  I find myself praying for you with a glad heart.  I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present.  There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

So this is my prayer;  that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well.  Learn to love appropriately.  You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush.  Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of:  bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.     

“Be careful” By Kenneth & Gloria Copeland

By Kenneth & Gloria Copeland

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

Can you really have a merry Christmas even when you have a thousand and one pressures bearing down on you? Yes, you can—and you don’t have to leave the country to do it. No matter how intense or how trivial the problems are that you’re facing right now, you can have the most wonderful, most carefree Christmas season you’ve ever had in your life; and you can start having it today.

As a believer, you’re probably familiar with that scripture that says to be anxious for nothing. But, have you ever taken it seriously enough to put it into action? There’s a good chance you haven’t because you haven’t understood just how dangerous those anxieties are. You probably haven’t realized that they’re a deadly part of the devil’s strategy against you.

That’s right. Worry is one of the chief weapons of his warfare. If he can get you to worry about them, he can use the financial pressures and family pressures and scheduling problems that are just a “normal” part of everyday life to weigh you down and drag you into more trouble than you think possible.

Medical science tells us that a high percentage of the people hospitalized in the U.S.A. are there with ailments caused by worry and tension. Yet, a great many believers worry without even thinking about it. They’ll worry about being too short or too skinny. They’ll stew over this and that and not even realize they’ve been sinning. “Sinning, Brother Copeland?” Yes! For the born-again, Spirit-filled believer who owns a Bible—worrying is a sin. So, even if the Christmas cards are late and 45 people are coming to your house for Christmas dinner, don’t worry. Instead, do what the Bible says to do. Pray, making your request known to God…and praise Him for the answer. Then you’ll have peace. Now, go ahead and have a truly merry Christmas, you carefree thing you!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:24-34

NOW THAT’S POWER   By Gloria Copeland

NOW THAT’S POWER   By Gloria Copeland

    Joy and praise together release strength on the inside of you and power on the outside.  Psalm 22:3 says God inhabits our praises.  When God’s presence begins to come into our midst, our enemies fall back.  They can’t stand the presence of God.

    Psalm 68:1-3 says, “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him.  As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;  as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.  yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.”

   Now that’s power!  When God’s people rise up in praise and worship and celebrate the victories of God.  His enemies are scattered.  

    No wonder Satan has tried so hard to get God’s people to sit still.  No wonder he has bound us up with traditions that taught us to sit back in ‘dignified’ silence.  For most of us, our traditions have taught us not to do the very things the Bibles says we are to do when we worship and praise.

    Zechariah 10:7  “And they…shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine…”  You know what happens when people drink wine–they lose their inhibitions!  That’s what happened to the disciples on the Day of Pentecost.  The had been hiding out only a few days before, but when the Holy Ghost came upon them, suddenly they were on the streets acting so wild, everyone thought they had been drinking.

    God wants you free.  He doesn’t want you bound up with traditions or fear of what other people might think.   He wants you to be free to laugh.  He wants you to be free to leap and praise and sing.  He want you to be free to rejoice.  He want you so free that other people won’t understand it–they’ll just want it!

   “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart;  I will show forth all thy marvellous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee:  I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.”  Ps. 9:1-3

GO TO WAR WITH PRAISE  by Kenneth Copeland

GO TO WAR WITH PRAISE  by Kenneth Copeland

   Thanksgiving and praise are integral parts of prayer.  When you believe you receive, then you begin to praise God for the answer.  You thank God that it is done for you. Thanksgiving and praise involve more than just speaking lovely words to God.  There is power in the praise of God.  Praise was ordained by God for a definite reason.  

Psalm 8:1-2 “O Lord our Lord how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”

Praise stops Satan in his tracks.  It is a weapon we are to use in calling a halt to Satan’s maneuvers.

Psalm 9:1-4 “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee.  I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.  For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.”

When your enemies are turned back–not if!  Whatever adversity is challenging you today, begin to praise God.  Exercise this vital weapon in your warfare against Satan and his forces.  Your enemies will have to turn back.  They will fall and perish at your presence. And the peace and victory that Jesus brought for you will be yours.

GO TO WAR WITH PRAISE  by Kenneth Copeland

GO TO WAR WITH PRAISE  by Kenneth Copeland

   Thanksgiving and praise are integral parts of prayer.  When you believe you receive, then you begin to praise God for the answer.  You thank God that it is done for you. Thanksgiving and praise involve more than just speaking lovely words to God.  There is power in the praise of God.  Praise was ordained by God for a definite reason.  

Psalm 8:1-2 “O Lord our Lord how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”

Praise stops Satan in his tracks.  It is a weapon we are to use in calling a halt to Satan’s maneuvers.

Psalm 9:1-4 “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee.  I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.  For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.”

When your enemies are turned back–not if!  Whatever adversity is challenging you today, begin to praise God.  Exercise this vital weapon in your warfare against Satan and his forces.  Your enemies will have to turn back.  They will fall and perish at your presence. And the peace and victory that Jesus brought for you will be yours

STEPS TO DEALING WITH GRIEF  Andrew Wommack

STEPS TO DEALING WITH GRIEF  Andrew Wommack

We are living in times where grief is an inescapable part of life–whether we are afflicted by what we see on the news, or living it firsthand.  While we can’t avoid all grief, we can avoid the destruction that grief can cause.

  1. Your situation isn’t unique–One of the devil’s most deceptive ploys is to make you think that no one else knows what you are going through.  Any situation you may face is not only experienced by others, but it often a common experience to us all.
  2. You need others to get you throughSelf-pity, and every other destructive result of grief, can only function in isolation.  When exposed to the joy in others, the negative effects of grief begin to die!  If Satan can cut you off from others, then it’s like a wolf separating a sheep from the flock:  you are easy prey.

  3. Your situation is temporaryNo tragedy is permanent. Even death is only a temporary separation.  We will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed!  Remembering this will bring comfort (I Thess. 4:18)  and can even provide a lot of positive motivation.

  4. Your hardship is small in comparison with eternity-Putting our tragedies into the perspective of eternity also minimizes their impact on us.  When we think of all that’s awaiting us in eternity, our problems shrink to a manageable size!

No matter what anyone has ever told you…

No matter what anyone has ever told you…

YOU are unique.  There is no one else like YOU.  God created only one YOU.  Why?  Because He has a plan for you that no one else can do.  He made you an original, not a copy.

YOU have worth!  Your are more than slime or an animal.  YOU are valuable.  Don’t let anyone lie to you and make you think you’re just a statistic.  YOU are in the very image of the ONE

Who created YOU…GOD.

                   Terry Tripp  

So, here’s what I want you to do….

“So, here’s what I want you to do….”  

                                                             Romans 12:2   The Message

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:  Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place  it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.  Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You’ll be changed from the inside out.  Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.  Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”    

The crisis we’re in

JOHN 3:20-21 from The Message

This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness.  They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God.  Everyone makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure.   But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.

Pray for our nation to run to God.

A WISE PERSON….. Dr. Daniel O.C.

A WISE PERSON….. Dr. Daniel O.C.

A wise person is a person who possesses a discerning heart that sees and evaluates everything from the point of God’s view and His divine word.  Wisdom is one of the greatest treasures of life.    Proverbs 3:15

Many spiritual warriors spend all their time in spiritual battles, but the wiser people allow God to do their fighting for them  (Exodus 15:3).  The warriors may go to the battle and win, but they come back with casualties.   But the wiser people will intensify their praise to God until He arises and the enemies scattered.  Wisdom is a very good defense (Ecclesiastes 7:13).  

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