Our Mission

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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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!

HIS PERFECT WILL FOR YOU  

HIS PERFECT WILL FOR YOU    Joseph Prince

“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”   3 John 2 (NASB)

    You need look no further than 3 John 2 for a prayer that reflects what God’s heart for you clearly is.  This verse is the reason you can know without a doubt that He wants you healed, healthy, and fully provided for just as much aAs He wants your soul to prosper.

   Don’t go by human experiences to know if God wants His people healed today.  If you say, “Well, I know of Christians who are sick.” I can point you to others whom God has healed.  We’re not called to base our believing on human experiences. We’re called to believe God’s Word.

    Beloved, never put your eyes on people and their experiences, even good ones.  The basis of your faith must always be God’s Word. If you are sick today, don’t focus on your symptoms or compare yourself with someone else.  Meditate on His healing promises and believe that God still heals and blesses today because His Word says so.

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’’S GRACE

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’’S GRACE

                                 BY Bryan Chapell

    “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong:  God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”  I Cor. 1:27-2

    We’ve all marveled at world-class musicians, actors and athletes.  These superstar achievers usually receive constant media attention and high-paying salaries that are above and beyond those of lesser talent and ability.

    Sadly, this performance-based mentality can deeply affect our identity, causing us to think that we are loved well, if we do well.  This is simply not the message of the gospel.

    Yes, God honors and treasures our obedience, but it’s not the reason He cares for us.  God cares for us because of what Jesus did for us, and Jesus’ claim upon us.

    So, serve God with peace of mind and strength of heart, knowing that Jesus’ performance, not yours, has already determined your relationship with God!

I DON’T UNDERSTAND WORSHIP  

I DON’T UNDERSTAND WORSHIP   By Jeff Deyo

   … Corporate worship songs are nice, but…sometimes they seem to function more as a to-do item in a church service order or perhaps something we do to cultivate “community” instead of something designed to help us nurture our real-time, personal connection with God.

    … Sometimes church seems to be more about entertainment–listening in on talented speakers and gifted musicians.  Or about a social club–where we eat good food, sing nice songs, and hang out in our own little religious bubble. Other times it seems to be mostly about finding ways to reach the marginalized, the lost, and the poor.  Which certainly isn’t bad at all. Yet, you were hoping it was possibly, maybe, hopefully, going to involve you growing a little bit–or even a lot a bit–in your life with God? Could be Not sure. Maybe that’s not the point at all.  But, could there be more to church? To God? To singing? To worship? Could I actually come to know God? As a close friend? To be with Him every day? In a way isn’t that about crossing off the “religious duty” item on my checklist?

    …I know if He can do this work in me, He will do it in you.  He can rekindle your lost hope once again–the hope and the means–along with every individual on the planet–to entertain an authentic, personal connection with God.  A growing connection. A passionate connection. A daily connection.

   …. Awakened worship isn’t about songs or goose bumps.  It’s not about church growth or Sundays. It’s not about trendy choruses or time-tested hymns.  It’s about love. It’s about friendship. With God.

“WORSHIP IS ABOUT GOD, IT IS TO GOD, BUT IT’S FOR US.  IT IS HIM WE’RE AFTER.

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’S GRACE  Bryan Chapell

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD’S GRACE  Bryan Chapell

What shall we say then?  Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means!  How can we who died to sin still live in it? Romans 6:1

The question is often asked, “ If as Christians, we’re no long slaves to sin, why do we keep sinning?”

The answer, while not pretty, is pretty simple:  We sin not because we don’t love Christ, but because we also love our sin.  Sin gains power over us not by its indomitable force, but by our divided heart.

So, if our love of a sin is what grants the sin power over us, how do we get rid of that love?  The scriptural answer is plain: with a greater love. When our love for Christ is preeminent, it drives out love for sin and spurs our devotion to HIm–just as the light drives out the darkness.

When Christ is our first love, walking with Him is our first priority!

Prayer:   Lord Jesus, help me to love you more than my sin.  May my passion for You become preeminent, so that walking with You becomes my first priority.

 

Right Living is A Result of right Believing  Joseph Prince

Right Living is A Result of right Believing  Joseph Prince

Preaching about right living will not result in long-lasting or permanent changes in people’s behavior.  It’s time for us to go after the root, and the root is not in preaching right living, but in preaching right believing..  Believe right and you will live right. The opposite is also true: Believe wrong and you will live wrong.

Christianity is ;not about behavior modification.  It is about inward heart transformation. So start addressing the root instead.  Get hold of good teachings that are full of God’s grace and that reveal His righteousness that comes by faith in Jesus.

When you are anchored on these unshakable foundations, your outward behavior will come in line with His Word and you will begin to be transformed into His image from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).

So today, meditate on God’s grace toward you and how you are made right by Jesus’ finished work on the cross.  You will produce the fruits of righteousness and reign in life!

Proverbs 23:7  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…

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