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

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Message for October 10, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

The last few weeks we have sensed fall in the air.  Morning’s are cooler, leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and the grass is beginning to turn brown.  Following the fall season is the winter season which is cold, dark and dreary, then the spring season is a time of birth as things begin to bloom, and during the summer season there is sunshine and warm weather.  Every season brings the path to birthing the next season. 
      We find in the Bible that our lives go through seasons as well. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.  time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh,  a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace”.  This Scripture is a reminder of the seasons and the changes that we go through in our lives. All of them are necessary for us to learn, grow and mature as spiritual beings.  Each season brings the path to birthing the next season. 
      Our faithful God guides our steps from one season to the next.  Yes He sees what is coming ahead for us and has already provided what we need to get through. God is  always present and always leading us through each season.      If you are in a season of heartache-His healing presence is there with you- if you are going through a season of sickness His healing presence is there-that is the key going through with His presence. Just as seasons in the natural change so do the seasons of our lives.  Be encouraged with this Scripture from Hebrews 13:5 For He God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! Assuredly not!

Message for September 26, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

   I spent many years dreading my birthday.  It was never for me a day of celebration. That is until the Holy Spirit spoke to me a few years ago, “Why do you not want to celebrate your birth-day.  This is the day God chose for you to enter into this world.  This should be a day of great celebration.”  I knew the why but I had never dealt with the why.  How often do we not embrace life because of the why’s.
     In the book of Psalms, David writes in chapter 139 verses 13 and 14: “for it was You who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You because I have been fearfully and wonderfully made”.  Fearfully when translated from the Hebrew means with great reverence, heart-felt interest, and with respect.  Wonderfully when translated from the Hebrew means unique and set apart.  Yes every human being was created to be Christ’s image bearer and to live a fulfilled life for an amazing and unique purpose.  
      I know there are stories of: you don’t understand I was adopted, I was conceived out of wedlock, I don’t even know who my father is, I don’t know who my mother is, I never felt wanted, what do I have to celebrate?  I would never tell you those things do not matter because they are part of your life’s story and they do.  I can tell you that God already knows those things and He loves you and you matter to Him.  Start believing that you just did not happen to be here.  You were destined by a loving heavenly Father who loves you so much.  Allow the why’s, the brokenness, the hurts, the what if’s to be healed and start  loving yourself for the unique person you were created to be.  God loves you!   Start celebrating your “BIRTH-DAY.”  Start celebrating  life. You were meant to be here.  Yeah birthdays are a big deal! 

Message for September 19, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

At the time the woman was healed, Jesus was on the way to the house of Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, to pray for his daughter, who was dying.  When Jesus told the woman, “Your faith has made you whole,” Jairus’ servants came from his house, saying, “Don’t trouble Jesus any longer. Your daughter is already dead.”  When Jesus heard them say that to Jairus, He spoke, “Fear not, only believe.”  At that moment, Jairus could have believed the bad report, gotten in fear, and given up.  But Jesus said, “Let Me tell you what to do in this situation, fear not, only believe.
”Jesus arriving at Jarius’ house said to them, “Why all this grief and weeping?  The little girl is not dead but is sleeping.  He tenderly clasped the child’s hand in his and said to her, “Little girl, I say to you, arise from the sleep of death]!  And instantly the girl got up and started walking around
Fear paralyzes us and keeps us from going forward. What in your life has been put to sleep because of fear.  I say to you, “Fear not only believe”.

Message for September 12, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Pastor Charles B. Widmeyer wrote the words and music for the  gospel song “Come and Dine” in 1906. This song was written following the reading of John 21.  It is based on an incident described in John 21:1-14 in which Peter and half a dozen of the other disciples had fished all night and had nothing to show for it. But Jesus was on the shore and had apparently not only caught fish, but prepared them, along with some breakfast toast. He called for them to make one more cast of their net “on the right side of the boat”. The amazing result was a catch so great that they had trouble hauling the net into the boat. When they came ashore, the Lord invited them to “Come and dine.”  This was an example of the loving care and provision of the Lord.  He provided for them in a very practical way as He does for us today.
“Come and Dine” 
Jesus has a table spread Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed and supplies our every need:
Oh, ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time
“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”
The disciples came to land, thus obeying Christ’s command,
For the Master called unto them, “Come and dine”;
There they found their heart’s desire, Bread and fish upon the fire; Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.
Soon the Lamb will take His bride to be ever at His side,
All the host of heaven will assemble be; Oh, ’twill be a glorious sight, All the saints in spotless white; and with Jesus they will feast eternally.

Message for September 9, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

From Pastor Shirely                                   NINE WAYS THAT GOD IS ABLE….                                        

He is able to make you stand: Romans 14:4.
He’s able to establish you:  Romans 16:25.
He’s able to keep you from falling and present you faultless before His glory: Jude 24.
He’s able to make all grace abound toward you:                   2 Corinthians 9:8.
He’s able to keep that which you’ve committed unto Him against that day: 2 Timothy 1:12.
He’s able to build you up: Acts 20:32.
He’s able to subdue all things: Philippians 3:21.
He’s able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think: Ephesians 3:20.

He is able to save you to the uttermost.  Hebrews 7:25.

 Able meaning-The Greek dunamai’”to have power,” Power refers to God’s strength to act.  His ability to perform. That is the kind of power in God’s omnipotence. 

He is able!

This is God Almighty (El Shaddai ) revealed to Abraham  in Genesis 17:1.  The New Testament meaning, “to hold all things in one’s power”.  He wants us to “know” Him as the God who is “able” to do anything!

Psalms 24:8 “He is the Lord strong and mighty”.

Message for August 29, 2021 from Pastor Jerry

“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace is for gold, and a man is valued by what others say of him.” Proverbs 27:22
     What is the measure of a person? We watch and listen to what people do and say.  The important issue is the relationship of what he says and what he does.  Are his words and deeds in harmony or do they say one thing then do something different? 
     James says in chapter one that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.  In other words, his words and deeds do not reflect the same condition.  To talk one way and act another makes a person unstable in all their life situations.
     This leads to doubt, fear, and even chaos for the one caught in the circumstances of life situations.  Reading and living the Word of God helps bring all things into focus and The Holy Spirit is your Comforter.  The Word of God is our source of perfect information and the Holy Spirit is the source of our strength to live it.

Message for August 22, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

 The promise “I will never leave you nor forsake you” was first given to Israel and Joshua before entering the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 31:6
     This was echoed in Hebrews 13:5 He Himself has said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you”.  In a world and even in our own lives where things are constantly changing, what a comforting promise to hold onto.
    The first part of this scripture in Hebrews reads “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.”      
     This tells us we are not to put our trust in riches or material goods, the things of the world we think will bring us contentment which will ultimately fail us.  We as  believers should place our hope in God, who has promised, “I will never leave you and I will never forsake you”.

Message for August 15, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

“Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall”. Psalm 55:22 Peter echoes this in 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”.                                                                         
Consider these scriptures: “Do not be anxious about anything” Philippians 4:6,   “Don’t let your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1), “Don’t worry” (Matthew 6:31).                                        
As we look through Scriptures we are encouraged over and over “not to worry; don’t be anxious. Don’t be troubled. God knows what worry does to us. The one thing it will do is steal our joy and peace of mind.                                         
God gives us the invitation to cast our cares on him and He will sustain us. Being humble allows God in our lives and trusting that he will take care of us. The cares of life come and go so we cannot run away from them or pretend they don’t exist. What we can do is not allow the cares to have us. The word casting means to throw.  In order to throw there has to be a release. May our prayer be today, “Lord I release these cares to you today. I refuse to be anxious or troubled. You will give me peace in the middle of this storm.  Your Word tells me to cast all (not just some) all my cares on you because “You careth for me.”

Message for August 8, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Whether we realize it or not, we all operate in faith daily. When you sit down in a chair you don’t worry that it’s going to fall apart on you. You have faith that the chair will hold you. In the same way, God wants us to simply put our faith in Him. When we face the dark times of life, He wants us to sit and relax in the arms of Jesus and say, “I’m asking you to take care of this and I’m believing you will.”
Remember the old church hymn “Living By Faith”.
I care not today what the tomorrow may bring
If shadow or sunshine or rain
The Lord I know ruleth o’er everything
And all of my worry is vain
Living by faith In Jesus above
Trusting, confiding In His great love
From all harm safe In His sheltering arm
I’m living by faith
And feel no alarm
I know that He safely will carry me through
No matter what evil betides
Why should I then care though the tempest may blow
When Jesus walks close to my side?

Faith is what helps to get us through, lighting the pathway
in times of darkness, helping to give us strength in times of weakness.

Message for August 1, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Just as the surety of  the sun rising and setting so does my Word for concerning you.  Yes my Word is a sure foundation in the lives of those who call me their Lord.  Never doubt that I would let one Word fall to the ground just to be void.  For I have a purpose to what l have spoken to you whether it be through the Scriptures or in the moments when you have cried out to Me.  So do not allow your thoughts to linger  in the shadows of what if’s but be steadfast in the believing of what I have said. For I will speedily answer you and in due season it will be brought forth.  Shout grace unto that which stands in the way of the manifested promise.  With the shouts of grace you come into agreement with My spoken Word.  For have I already decreed it is not by might nor by power but my Spirit says the Lord! 
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11 KJV
So also will be the word that I speak it does not return to me unfulfilled.  My word performs my purpose and fulfills the mission I sent it out to accomplish. 
 Isaiah 55:11  Passion

Message for July 25, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

God sees you with eyes of love. Before we ever loved him he loved us and had his eyes on us for his very own.   
When we were utterly helpless, with no way of escape, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners who had no use for him. Even if we were good, we really wouldn’t expect anyone to die for us, though, of course, that might be barely possible. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ROMANS 8:6-8
How do we look at ourselves?  Sometimes it is hard to see who He has said we are looking through our eyes.  Looking through His eyes things will look a lot differently.  Do you feel safe, loved, hopeful in your relationship with God?  When we have doubts about how God feels about us, life can feel uncertain.      
THROUGH FATHER’S EYES
I never thought I would move beyond the past  That I would never be free from the voices in my head  From what I could see I didn’t like myself much  And I would forever be bound  I heard the Good News for those who would be believe  I found freedom from the One who paid the price for me   I read from the Word about who I am  The Truth began to chase away the lies about my worth  With His spirit now alive in me I am beginning to love what I see  Looking through my Father’s eyes 

Message for June 18, 2021 from Pastor Jerry

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” Phil. 2:5”

     Pastor Shirley’s sermon last Sunday about victory was awesome.  It inspired me to continue with part two, although I did not know it would be this week.  Hebrews says we should assemble together to stir up one another about the things God has done for us.  My sermon today is entitled “Victory begins in the Mind”.

     Scripture tells us that as born again believers we have the mind of Christ. (I Cor.2:16) But we must know that learning to use it is a real faith issue.  Grace is the power of God that saved us but faith is the key to receive what grace made possible.

     We must learn how to walk in victory in everything regardless of the present circumstances.  That can only be done if we learn to trust and use the “mind of Christ”.  The human mind is remarkable in its ability to function considering how little of its ability the smartest people can use.  Victory comes by faith that believes “with God all things are possible.

Message for July 11, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Be of great courage today.  I have overcome so shall you overcome.  Don’t let it be even in your thoughts that you must just bear the trials that life throws at you.  Rest in Me knowing I know and I Am working on your behalf to bring great deliverance to you.  Rejoice for victory is already yours.                                                                       As born again believers we have been assured of victory in our lives. There are times when we may not see or feel it. But it is still the Word.  The devil is trying to defeat you through your thoughts.  Don’t let it be even in your thoughts that you must just bear the trials that life throws at you.  Jesus already bore it so we don’t have to bear it.  God tells us to rest in him.  Rest is when we completely trust the sovereignty of God and lean into His Holy Spirit even in the midst of not understanding the trials of life.  We can rest when we know God already knows and he is working on our behalf to bring the deliverance.  Be of good courage He has overcome so can we.                                                                                                               I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have trials but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident,]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] John 16:33                                 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Deut. 20:4

Message for July 4, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.                             When you accepted Jesus God gave you a new nature and filled you with his spirit.  The spirit of the Lord dwells in you and you are free. Our freedom comes because of Christ’s saving work and the spirit that he gave us.  Freedom is not personal independence-the ability to make our own decisions and choose our own path in life.  The freedom that Jesus said is ours is not doing whatever we want whenever we want.  He was freeing us to do what we ought to do as believers.  This is liberating us to walk in relationship with God and go and be the people he created us to be. 
Peter Marshall, Before the U.S. Senate – Prayer Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our liberty is not the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to please to do what is right.

Message for June 27, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!  So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!   
Romans 8:9-14 Message

Message for June 20, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Spiritual CPR: Continued – Prayer – Rescue                                    
    Being born physically does not make one  alive spiritually.  In Ephesians 2:1 Paul wrote that we all start out spiritually dead in our sins. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. (NIV)  And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins. (GNT)  God is the one who makes us alive when we come to Him through faith in Christ.  Those who are born again now have the ability to love others with spiritually alive hearts. 
    We are called to breathe life into those who need  to be rescued. This is called love in action.  Rescue means –to free from confinement, danger, evil, deliver a person.  Not just those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as Savior.  But also to those who are born again. To those who have become discouraged, lost hope, need healing, need encouragement or  who are in need of deliverance from an addiction.
    Who do you know today that needs Spiritual CPR? Someone who may need Jesus-praying for them-loving them to salvation.  Do you see a fellow brother or sister struggling?  Breathe on them…

Message for June 13, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

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 to 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.  Romans 12:1-2 Message

Message for June 6, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

1Thessaloans 5:12 “Dear brothers and sisters, make sure that you honor those leaders who cherish you. They have been given the responsibility from God of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. For they are your leaders who care for you, teach you, and stand before the Lord on your behalf. In love, hold them in highest regard because of their work.
Pastor Jerry will celebrate his birthday Friday, June 11th.  His life is a testimony of God’s goodness.  And I am sure he will not mind at all for us knowing his age. Today we shout out an early, “Happy-Blessed Birthday Pastor Jerry!
I am honored to have sat under this ministry for 27 years.  The Word that he has ministered has been life saving.  I am sure each one of you have a testimony of what this ministry has meant to you and your families.
We love and appreciate you Pastor Jerry.  Our prayer for you: The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). Numbers 6:24-26

Message for May 30, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

“The”:
                ”Sermon of a lifetime.”
    There are many words in the English language and one of those is the word, definite.  The definition of definite is: complete and final, firm, final and complete.  It is not to be challenged or changed.
     We have many parts of speech in our language but we only have one definite article.  That is “The”. It always is used to point attention to one specific thing.  Bringing our information about this to my point this morning let us consider the following.  The word “the” appears in any translation of the Bible, thousands of times.  We cannot look at all of them but there are a few hundred of them that deserve our attention.
     In fifty years of preaching I have never preached a sermon centering around “the”, but I am now by revelation from The Holy Spirit.  There is no way I am able to cover everything about this word.  I will make an effort today to show you how important this word is in understanding things about God and Jesus.
     What is the difference between the next two sentences?  Go stand under a tree.  Go stand under the tree.  “I am the Lord, your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.  You shall have no other gods before me.” Ex. 20:1-2  “I and my Father are one” Jn. 10:30  The is a common, but very important word in any language.

Message for May 23, 2021 from Pastor Shirley

Have you ever thought about why you can trust God no matter what.  For someone to be trustworthy they are to be trusted to come through time and time again.  It would be hard for someone to have your trust if you continually say but yet do the opposite.  God is not like man that he has said or would say and not follow through with his word. 
God can be trusted because the Scripture tells us Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.  Hebrews 13:8  He is exactly the same in the past, in the present, and in the future.”  He has been trusted, he can be trusted, he will be trusted. 
When my husband was diagnosed with the virus last fall his first words to me were, “You know God has a good track record of keeping me alive.”  He was saying I trusted God to bring me through then and I trust he can now.  For those of you who may not know Kenny was in the hospital for 41 days in 2013.  He was on a vent for 5 days.  The doctor had diagnosed him with pulmonary fibrosis.  For those who don’t know this is a grim diagnosis.  But to the doctor’s amazement he started to get better.  A team of doctors met and tried to figure out why he was getting better and not worse.  But God! 
Who are you putting your trust in today!  Let your life be anchored in God who is our hope-today, tomorrow, and forever.

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