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

Our Vision

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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I WASN’T MADE TO BE A MOM – Aly Taylor

I WASN’T MADE TO BE A MOM….. Aly Taylor

I  learned that being a mother is not who I was made to be.  That is not who I am. Because you see, being a mother describes me, but that is not me.

    And being a mother isn’t about me anyway.  This thing called motherhood is not for me to feel fulfilled.  Yes, it often does not. But being a mother is not to fulfill me.  Yes, it fulfills me in many ways, but that was never its sole purpose.

    Oftentimes, when mothers are asked, “Who are you?”, we respond with “a mom” or “a wife” or “a teacher”–whatever “role” we have.

THIS IS WHO YOU REALLY ARE…

I AM:  determined, strong, a child of God, beautiful in God’s eyes, the righteousness of God in Christ, blameless, goal-oriented, an overcomer, a survivor,, loving, a wife, faithful friend, a daughter, a niece, hardworking, peacemaker, fun-loving, encouraging, joyful…

I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.

Before my calling of being a wife, before my calling of being a mom, before my calling of being a therapist, speaker, writer,etc., I am called to be His–  A child of God.  

Remember your first and highest calling.   Share with your kids what you were made to be.    HIS CHILD         

NOT DEFINED BY YOUR SCARS  by   RACHEL SHAFER

NOT DEFINED BY YOUR SCARS

                                        RACHEL SHAFER

    We can dress them up, cover them up, and hide emotional scars in all sorts of creative ways.  With a physical scar, once it fades if becomes a distant memory. It’s something that happened and you’ve recovered.  It becomes a story to tell. Bit with an emotional scar, it’s easier to hide it rather than expose it.

    If we’re not careful the emotional scar doesn’t fade the way it supposed to.  Emotional scars can keep us from leading the life we’re supposed to live. We may think things like:

    “I can’t pursue my dream because I tried and failed.”

    “I can’t trust again because that trust was broken.”

    “ I can’t believe that ;  do you know what happened to me?”   

    “Do you know what I’ve been through?”

   Those are the ways we reopen a wound that should have healed and faded.  With emotional scars, we let them heal a little, then reopen them, let them heal a little more and reopen them until it sometimes becomes a bigger scar than it needs to be.

    It’s time to let the emotional scars fade.   It’s time to let them heal and not reopen them.  Don’t let emotional scars become excuses that hinder what God has for your future.  You can allow your scars to become a part of the story you tell of God’s overcoming power in your life.  

    God is saying, “Let Me fade your scars.”  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.  “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

   The scar doesn’t have to remind you of the person who hurt you or the situation that caused your hurt.   The scar can remind you of Jesus and how He completely transformed your life. It’s a decision we can make.  It can make a mark on you that identifies you in Christ instead of being identified by the scar. We are not defined by what has scarred us.  We are defined by our heavenly Creator.   

FROM GLORY TO GLORY   Joseph Prince

FROM GLORY TO GLORY   Joseph Prince

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”                                      2 Corinthians 3:18

    I believe that Jesus is doing great work in your life right now.  Maybe you can’t see it because there’s something that you have done in your past that you just can’t seem to shake off, that seems like weights around your feet holding you down…

    You need to understand that what you see or how others see you is not as important as how God sees you.  May people think that God sees them in their sins and is just waiting to pounce on them to punish them. This wrong belief produces wrong living.  If you see God this way, you can’t help but be in constant fear, insecurity, and anxiety over your past sins. Today, make a decision to turn your eyes to Jesus, for He has already made you, the believer, righteous with His blood!

    The more you behold Jesus, the more you are transformed “from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor. 3:18  Fixing your eyes on Jesus is the greatest holiness. Many think they have to do more in order to be more holy, accepted, and loved by God.  The truth is, when you behold Jesus more and see His love, His forgiveness, His abundant grace, and His gift or righteousness purchased for you with His own blood, you will be transformed supernaturally.

    Holiness is a by-product of seeing Jesus in His grace.  When you see Jesus and receive His love and grace every day, your heart is transformed inwardly.  This is not outward behavior modification. This is real change that is sustained by a heart touched by His grace and by an emancipated conscience that is forever greed from guilt.  This is when addiction begins to drop from your life. This is when fear begins to dissolve in His perfect love, and that condemnation arising from your past mistakes is cleansed by His precious blood.

    Can you see it?  Can you see what He sees?     

RESURRECTION DAY     By Dottie Rambo

RESURRECTION DAY

                     By Dottie Rambo

We are celebrating Resurrection Day

Jesus Christ is risen

He’s no longer in the grave.

Death gave way to victory

As the stone was rolled away

We are celebrating Resurrection Day!

 

He’s risen!!!!!

 

The Son has risen to shine forevermore

He walked right out of prison

And opened ev’ry door.

He conquered death forever

As the stone was rolled away.

We are celebrating Resurrection Day!

 

The earth and its fullness and the people all say

We are celebrating Resurrection Day!

 

Oh, HE’S RISEN!!!!!!

THE MONTH OF APRIL by     Bishop Pastor Daniel O.C.

THE MONTH OF APRIL-believe God for unprecedented miracles and breakthroughs in all spheres of life in Jesus’ name!!  

Some call it “April Fool”, but for You and I and all that is Ours, it shall be called:

     APRIL FULL……..

April full of blessings.

April full of good health.

April full of favor.

April full of mercy.

April full of joy.

April full of greatness.

April full of abundance.

April full of God’s goodness.

April full of honor.

April full of gainful and productive ideas.

April full of full of Gd’s purpose for your life.

April full of promotion.

April full of God’s help.

April full of fame.

April full of financial breakthrough.

April full of all goodies of life.

April full of a close walk with God.

                                              Bishop Pastor Daniel O.C.

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THE BEST DRESSED CHRISTIAN–   

THE BEST DRESSED CHRISTIAN–   

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you:  compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.  Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.  Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.  It’s your basic, all-purpose garment.  Never be without it.        Colossians 3:12-14    

IF YOU’RE REDEEMED, SAY SO!!  BY Joyce Meyer

IF YOU’RE REDEEMED, SAY SO!!  BY Joyce Meyer

     When you realize that the devil is trying to distract you,  don’t just sit around and let him beat you up with worry and negative thoughts.  Open you mouth and begin to confess your authority in Christ.

    Satan places anxious and worried thoughts in our minds, sometimes actually “bombarding” our minds with them.  He hopes we will receive them and begin “saying” them out of our mouths. If we do, he then has material to actually create the circumstances in our lives he has been giving us anxious thoughts about.  

    DON’T BE THE DEVIL’S MOUTHPIECE!

    Find out what God’s Word promises you and begin to declare His two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).  

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord so; whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.”

Psalm 91:3-4   “For (then) He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.  (Then) He will cover you with His pinion, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge.  His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.”

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SMALL-TOWN CHURCHES?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SMALL-TOWN CHURCHES?
    Small-town churches exist to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry and to edify the body of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-16)  It’s difficult to edify, encourage and build up the body of Christ without being a part of it. We find it difficult to love others at a distance.   Have we been taken in by the trickery and cunning craftiness of the world?
     “How can every part do its share and cause growth in the body and be disconnected from the local church?” Our arms, our legs, our eyes, our internal organs, all of these are important if we are to survive and to grow.  Today, people judge churches by the wrong rubric. We should not focus on the songs we sing, the buildings we enter to worship, and the type of seats we sit in, the instruments used or what the church/Pastor/service does for me.   You and I can read the Bible and pray, but we still need regular participation in the local body of believers for our spiritual health. The small-town church can help believers to live the Christian life, for life is what we are about.
                                 By Skip Pullen

Secrets of Protection in the Names of God

Secrets of Protection in the Names of God
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. “  Psalm 9:9-10
Each of the names of God has a divine attribute, and understanding and believing that He is each attribute will cause that attribute to flow into our lives.  The first name of God mentioned in Psalm 91 is “Most High” (Elyon), which means He is the Most High God and there is no one higher than Him.  He is the possessor of heaven and earth. The verse goes on to refer to God as the “Almighty.”  In Hebrew, it is Shaddai–the God who blesses you with more than enough, more than you can contain.  Man has limitations but we have a God who is abundantly unlimited.
The second verse of Psalm 91 contains another two names of God.   “I will say of the Lord,” he is referring to Yehavah or Yahweh, the covenant-keeping God.  It is the holiest name of the Lord, the name Jewish scribes treat with great reverence.  The second name of God “My God in HIm I will trust.” Elohim, is the name that means the God of power, the Creator.
The name Jesus in Hebrew Yeshua, actual means “Yahweh saves,”  If you are broke, Yahweh saves.  If you are sick, Yahweh saves.  If you have enemies that are coming against you, Yahweh saves. Whatever saving you need, Jesus is the answer, for His name means “Yahweh saves.”  Hallelujah!          By Joseph Prince

DECLARE YOUR HEALING   Becky Dvorak

DECLARE YOUR HEALING   Becky Dvorak

    I will boldly declare my healing; even when the attack of the enemy bear’s down hard and the reports shout death,  I will not fear. I put my trust in my God.

    “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the  power that works in us. To Him the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.” (Eph. 3:20-21)

  Like Abraham I make a quality decision to believe “in the presence of Him whom he believed– God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did”  (Rom. 4:17). I boldly declare His abundant life, healing, power, and supernatural strength to overtake my body.

    I bind myself to the power of the blood of Jesus to take down this illness, to heal me, to recreate this physical body of mine, to renew my strength.  According to the healing words of Isaiah 40:29-31, Because I wait upon the Lord, I will mount up with wings like eagles, I will run and not be weary, I will walk and not faint, In Jesus’ name I declare, amen.

    And this day I boldly declare God’s promise about my healing that  “I will not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord,” Psalm 118:17.

 

“The Hand of God has turned the tide.”

“The Hand of God has turned the tide.”

               Psalm 118:5-16  Message Bible

     Pushed to the wall, I called to God;  from the wide open spaces, He answered.  God’s now at my side and I’m not afraid; who would dare lay a hand on me?  God’s my strong champion. I flick off my enemies like flies. Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people; Far better to take refuge in God than trust in celebrities.  Hemmed in by barbarians, in God’s name I rubbed their faces in the dirt, Like swarming bees, like wild prairie fire, they hemmed me in. In God’s name I rubbed their faces in the dirt.  I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall, when God grabbed  and held me. God’s my strength, He’s also my song, and now He’s my salvation.  Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs in the camp of the saved?    

     “The hand of God has turned the tide!  The hand of God is raised in victory! The hand of God has turned the tide!”    

When we come to Jesus, we have:  By Dr. Daniel O. C. , Bishop AEGA  

 When we come to Jesus, we have:

    A new life (Matthew 11:28,30   I John 1:9 Ephesians 2:8-10  Colossians 1:13-14)

    A new partnership with Christ  (Matthew 1:21-23  18:18-20   Acts 27:22-15 Hebrews 13:5-6)

        You are:

 

  1. Son of God (John 1:12  Romans 8:14  Galatians 4:5    I John 3:1-2)
  2. Member of Christ’s body  (Ephesians 5:30  Matthew 16:18)

  3. New Creation ( 2 Corinthians 5:17  Galatians 6:15 )

  4. Beloved of God (John 15:9  17:23 16:27 15:13-14  James 2:23)

  5. Brother to Jesus (Matthew 12:49-50)

  6. Temple of God (I Cor. 3:9,16  6:19-20 John 14:20)

  7. King and Priest (Revelation 1:5-6  Romans 5:17 8:37 I John 4:4)

  8. Heir of God (Romans 8:17, 32)

  9. Ambassador for Christ ( 2 Corinthians 5:20)

  10. Peculiar treasure (Exodus 19:5  I Peter 2:9 Malachi 3:17 )

  11.  

    Eagles and not vultures (Isaiah 40:31  Psalms 103:5)]

  12.  

    Sheep of the Great Shepherd (  John 10:11-15  John 10:4 Psalms 3:1-6

     

        God never intended that the Church or the Christians should be defeated.  The gates of hell cannot prevail over you. We must resist the devil and defeat him at all times.   God did not make us unworthy creatures but worthy Ones. He made us worthy and transformed us into creatures who could stand in His presence as though you had never committed sin.                                                           By Dr. Daniel O. C. , Bishop AEGA  

God’s Word of Wisdom for 2019

God’s Word of Wisdom for 2019

Psalm 1  The Message Bible

How well God must like you–
   You don’t hang out at Sin Saloon,
   You don’t slink along Dead-End Road,
   You don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.

Instead you thrill to God’s Word
   You chew on Scripture day and night.
You’re a tree replanted in Eden,
    Bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf,
    Always in blossom.

You’re not at all like the wicked
    Who are mere windblown dust–
Without defense in court,
    Unfit company for innocent people.

God charts the road you take,
    The road they take is Skid row.

From the gospel of Luke, chapter 1  

From the gospel of Luke, chapter 1  

32 “He will be great and eminent and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;

33  “And He will reign over the house of Jacob (Israel) forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.

37      The angel said, “For with God nothing (is or ever) shall be impossible.”

And Mary said,

 38          “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; May it be done to me according to your word.”

46-47       “My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.  

 

49              “For He Who is mighty has done great things for me; And holy is His name (to be worshiped in His purity, majesty and glory).       

 

The angels said,  2:10

      “Do no be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people.”

SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY–The War is Over!  

SPIRITUAL AUTHORITYThe War is Over!   The devil has already been defeated!                          By Andrew Wommack

    Many Christians today picture demons as towering beasts with terrifying claws waiting for any opportunity to come after us.  Thus, they spend hours binding and rebuking them during their prayer time, instead of talking to the Lord. But did you know that giving the devil that much attention gives him in-roads into your life?

    “Spiritual warfare” is one of the hottest topics in the church today.  People are expending great amounts of energy constantly battling the devil in ways contrary to Scripture, but in reality, Satan has already been defeated…we don’t need to defeat him again.  We need to believe that Satan has already been completely destroyed (Heb. 2:14) and simply enforce his defeat.  The only power he has is the power to deceive.

    Our battle should be against the trickery of the devil (Eph. 6:11), not the devil himself.  Any other approach is giving the devil authority and power which he doesn’t have, and he uses that to intimidate us.  Don’t allow the devil to deceive you a second longer. The only weapon Satan has is the power we give him when we believe his lies!

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence.  In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer (take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted!) For I have overcome the world  (I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you)”    

 

 A DOOR OF HOPE      by Joseph Prince

 A DOOR OF HOPE      by Joseph Prince

    “I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.”  Hosea 2:15 NLT

Are you among the people who think that when you fail, God leaves you and only returns when you get your act together.?  Some people think they must clean up their lives and overcome all their struggles on their own before they can come before the presence of God.  

Well I have a simple question for you.  ”Do you clean yourself before you take a bath?”  O course not!

In the same way, god wants you to come to Him just as you are, with all your weaknesses, idiosyncrasies, wrong beliefs, hand-ups, and all your bondages, fears, and addictions.  He is the bath! You don’t have to try to clean yourself up before you come to Him.

What if the mess I’m in is entirely of my own doing?  Can’t I still just come to God as I am and expect Him to help me?

Yes, even if you find yourself in the Valley of Trouble, know that you will not remain there for long.  You will walk through it and not remain or camp there (Ps. 23:4) God is opening a door of hope in your life today for you to step out of your darkness and into His marvelous light. (I Pet. 2:9)   Things are going to get better.The breakthroughs that you have been waiting for are coming your way. Step through the door of hope and out of your Valley of Trouble today. Jesus is your door of hope!  Believe in His love for you and allow Him to lead you to freedom. In His loving presence, you will find forgiveness, healing, and restoration. He will mend your life and transform you from the inside out.

BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF GRACE   BY  Joseph Prince

BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF GRACE   BY  Joseph Prince

 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find gr4ace to help in time of need.”   Heb. 4:16

Are you like many today who believe in a “religious” God?  Do you believe that God is against you when you fall short, that He is angry with you when you fail, and that fellowship with Him is cut off when you make mistakes?

It’s no wonder then that instead of running to the one true solution, many sincere folks run in the opposite direction when they are hurting.  So there is a great deception, a powerful, wrong belief about God that has trapped many in the vicious cycle of condemnation, guilt, fear, defeat, and addiction.

God is the God of infinite grace.  He is repugnant to the “religious,” but gracious and irresistible to those who are hurting.

No matter what you are going through today, whatever addictions may be binding you, right believing can and will set you free.  Start with believing this powerful truth:

    “God is a God  of grace and forgiveness.  He loves you very much, and He doesn’t hold your mistakes against you.”

 

Don’t let the mistakes you have made in the past hold you back from reaching out to God and receiving His forgiveness for all your failures.  Begin to believe right about the Lord, believe right about His heart and love for you, and your entire life will be transformed. Right believing always leads to right living!

 THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’S GRACE

 THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’S GRACE

                                        Bryan Chapell

    They said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.:  Gen. 11:4

Other than Christianity, all religions teach that we must do something to reach God., advocating some effort of body or mind.  But the scriptures tell us that no amount of mental or physical gymnastics can make that possible. There is not stairway to heaven!

And that’s why the story of the Tower of Babel occurs early in the Bible.  Creating our own “stairway to heaven” is not the way to get to God. And the uniqueness of the Christian message is that God came to us in order to make us His own.

Rest assured in this biblical truth, knowing that because we could never do anything on our own to reach Him, our gracious heavenly Father took the stairway down to us!

Don’t love the world’s goods

 I John 2:15-17  Message Bible

“Don’t love the world’s ways.  Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father.  Practically everything that goes on in the world–wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important–has nothing to do with the Father.  It just isolates you from Him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out–but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.”

WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE RAGE      by Joseph Princ

WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE RAGE      by Joseph Prince

     “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. “  Psalm 46:1

Storms of life.  You know them well.  They overwhelm you. Wave after wave of relentless battering that knocks you off your feet till you don’t know which side is up.  Till every ounce of energy is used up and you feel weak, abandoned, and lonely. Perhaps you’re caught in one of life’s storms now.

    When the disciples of Jesus were out at sea, caught in a turbulent and tossed by the waves, who came to them in their darkest hour?  It was Jesus Himself (Matt. 14:22-33). Jesus came in style, walking on the raging waters. The loving Savior came to them at their exact point of need to rescue them.  

    He is above the storms.  He walks above–He is greater than–every adversity and opposition that you may be facing right now, and He comes to you to rescue you!  

    “Don’t be afraid!  Take Courage. I am here!”  (Matt. 14:27). What comfort those words must have brought to the the disciples who were exhausted and shaking with fear for their lives.  

    When the storms of life rage, don’t go by what you see and hear all around you.  Don’t go by your negative feelings and emotions. Live by the truth of God’s Word, which encourages you to “be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid and do not panic…For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deut. 31:6).  Our God is a personal and loving God who is with you in your boat right in the midst of the howling storm. He knows how to lead you to victory every time.  He cannot fail you!

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