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

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How to Judge Spirituality   Kenneth Hagin

How to Judge Spirituality   Kenneth Hagin
“One Sunday morning during the summer of 1943, I was preaching at a church in north-central Texas.  My text was Colossians 2:9,10, where it says ‘ye are complete in him,’ and my title was “What is Spirituality?”  I have never been brave enough to use that text again.
I asked the question: Where would you go to look for a spiritual person?
Some thought of people in our church who were quick to jump, quick to dance, quick to shout, and they said, “they’re spiritual.”  I told the congregation, “That’s not spirituality.  You can’t judge spirituality by that.”
Somebody else said, “So-and-so is always talking in tongues and is always giving messages in tongues, so he’s really spiritual.”  I said, “No, no.  You can’t judge spirituality by that, because God will use any kind of vessel He can.  I read where He talked through a donkey one time.  That doesn’t mean that the donkey was spiritual.
“No,” I said, “I know that spiritual people do go to church, but I wouldn’t even go to church if I were looking for a spiritual person.  You know the first place I’d go?”  They all said, “No.”
I said, “ I’d go to a person’s home.”    You see, when it comes to religious things, people are two faced.  They’ve got one face they wear on Sunday, and another face they wear another day.  I’ve seen them as pastors.  I’ve knocked on their doors and heard them whisper, “ Put that UP!  Put that  UP!  Put that UP!”  There was something they didn’t want me to see.  And you never heard such scurrying around.  I thought they were never going to open the door.  
“No,” I told that congregation, “I’d just like to become the invisible man; walk through the door, and look and listen.”  And I said, “People who are spiritual–people who have really got something–live right at home.  And if you don’t live right at home, you haven’t got anything!”

SAIL THROUGH LIFE’S STORMS IN VICTORY by Joseph Prince

SAIL THROUGH LIFE’S STORMS IN VICTORY
Imagine you are a boat.  And your life is a sea you must cross.
Sometimes the water is calm, the sun is shining, and the wind is at your back.  Everything seems great.  But sometimes the sky gets dark, the winds pick up, and waves toss you around.
That’s when some believers battle anxiety.  Some worry about sinking or even become captives of fear.
But let me share this spiritual key with you, beloved, that can transform your faith journey starting today.
A boat doesn’t sink because of the water around it.  A boat sinks because of the water that gets inside it.  And that’s true for you and me, as well.
No matter what lies or harassment the enemy may throw at you, you cannot sink as long as you don’t bring those lies into your heart and mind.
When you fill your boat with promises and truths from our faithful God, the toxic waters of trouble can’t swamp you or sink you.    Joseph Prince

The Story of Two Babies in a Womb

The Story of Two Babies in a Womb
In  a mother’s womb were two babies.  One asked the other:
“Do you believe in life after delivery?  The other replied, “Why, of course.  There has to be something after delivery.  Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
Nonsense!said the first.  “There is no life after delivery.  What kind of life would that be? The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here.  Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.  Maybe we will have other senses we can’t understand now.”
The first replied,  “That’s absurd.  Walking is impossible.  And eating with our mouths?  Ridiculous!  The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need.  But the umbilical cord is so short.  Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted,  “Well, I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.  Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.
The first replied, “Nonsense.  And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there?  Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion.  It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “But certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.  The first replied, “Mother?  You actually believe in Mother?  That’s laughable.  If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us.  We are surrounded by her.  We are of Her.  It is in Her that we live.  Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first, “Well, I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”  I believe there is a reality after delivery and we’re here to prepare ourselves for that  reality.                                              (Matthew Warner)

Your Heavenly Father Wants you blessed and Healthy!! by    Joseph Prince 

Your Heavenly Father Wants you blessed and Healthy!!
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink?  What will we wear?’  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs…and He will give you everything you need.”         Matthew 6:31-33 NLT
If you were a parent, wouldn’t you want the best for your children?  Would you ever want them to be diseased, poor and suffering?  Of course not.  You’d want your children to be blessed, strong and healthy, and enjoying the best things in life, wouldn’t you?
Think about this for a moment.  If you on earth know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more your Father in heaven who loves you and knows how to bless you and your children with divine health, provision and protection!
Beloved, expect to receive good from the Lord, who is full of grace and mercy, every day!    
                    Joseph Prince 

Why it is important to never give up on God’s goodness! Ed Elliot

Why it is important to never give up on God’s goodness!             Ed Elliot
“I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;  Be strong and let your heart take courage;  Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord”  (Psalm 27:13-14, AMP).
The Psalmist makes a powerful point that if he had given up on trusting in God’s goodness towards him, he would have given up.  Knowing God and the fact He is a good God helps us no matter what we are facing in life to hold on to Him and His ways because we can be assured to see His goodness manifest in our lives.  
You never need to give up on yourself or life as long as God is a good God, and He tells us He will never change.  
“I the LORD do not change.”  Malachi 3:6

EVERYONE WHO CAME TO JESUS WAS HEALED  Joseph Prince

EVERYONE WHO CAME TO JESUS

WAS HEALED  Joseph Prince

“And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.”     Luke 6:19

Did you know that when Jesus walked on earth, more than two-thirds of His ministry involved healing the sick?  He went about healing the sick and all who came to Him were healed.  The Bible records that “the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him  and healed them all.” I wish somebody in Hollywood would produce that scene in Luke 6:19  You see the sick, lame and blind coming to Jesus.  And every time one of them touches Him, BAM!  His healing virtue is powerfully released and the person is healed and overjoyed!  That’s a powerful image to have in your mind whenever you are believing in God for healing!

Life isn’t about waiting

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Preach the gospel always by Francis of Assis

We were created by love, redeemed by love, and inhibited by love.  God knows we will flourish in this atmosphere; that’s why His word teaches us to keep ourselves in God’s love Jude 21.   When people’s hearts are established in the reality of God’s love, they can easily change the atmosphere wherever they go.  Often times, the only thing missing in seeing something miraculous is love in action.
Preach the gospel always, and if necessary , use a few words.”   Francis of Assis

If You Know Jesus, You Can’t Hide It!      by Ed Elliot

If You Know Jesus, You Can’t Hide It!                      
Notice how the public viewed the disciples after the resurrection. “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).                                                                   
People who know Jesus are bold and courageous. It has nothing to do with their education or lack of it. It has nothing to do with their family, ethnicity, or the country they were raised in. People who know Jesus are easily identified by their faith in Him, which enables them to be bold and courageous when the world is fearful and timid. There is something about knowing “intimacy” with Jesus that you just can’t hide.  Intimacy with Jesus changes our characters and gives us the boldness of a lion. People take notice when a person has been intimate with the Lord; it is something one cannot hide.                                   
“But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith. And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.” Philippians 3:8-11  Ed Elliot

Life is a journey and we all have a story.  by Pastor Shirley

Life is a journey and we all have a story.  Our story is filled with grace, hope and mercy.  Yes we all have a story to tell and that is our testimony of God’s faithfulness toward us.  With the past year filled with hopelessness, fear, uncertainty makes this Easter a little more special.  As we look back we can see God’s fingerprints in our lives.  I am reminded of the words to the song Evidence.
“All throughout my history
Your faithfulness has walked beside me
The winter storms made way for spring
In every season, from where I’m standing
I see the evidence of Your goodness
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life
Help me remember when I’m weak
Fear may come, but fear will leave
You lead my heart to victory
You are my strength and You always will be
See the cross, the empty grave
The evidence is endless
All my sin rolled away
Because of You, oh, Jesus
I see the evidence of Your goodness (When I wake up in the morning)
All over my life (I see Your mercies are new)
All over my life (Yeah, You’re all around us)
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life (Yeah, You’re all around us)
So why should I fear the evidence is here.          Pastor Shirley

Is Freedom Dangerous? by Ed Elliot

Is Freedom Dangerous?
The gospel brings people true freedom that can only be found in Christ.  Religious people struggle to grasp a freedom that brings us liberty.  Often religion sees freedom as a dangerous thing that leads believers into sin.  How many times have you heard someone claim that “Grace is a license to sin?”  These people are clueless about the power of grace in operation.  It does not encourage sin or suggest it is okay to sin for any reason.  The force of grace working in our hearts teaches us to say no to sin and resist it!
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11-12).
God’s race working in our lives reminds us that we are dead to sin, free from its bondage, and no longer its servants.  Rather, we are servants of righteousness.  Our freedom exists in His righteousness, which is our new identity.
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin” (Romans 6:6).
                                                Ed Elliot

The Divine Exchange has set you Free! by Joseph Prince

  The Divine Exchange has set you Free!
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. “  I John 4:9
Jesus wore the crown of thorns on His head so that you can have a found mind free from  fears, guilt, depression, anxieties and stress.
Jesus’ feet brought Him to places where there was lack, diseases, condemnation and even death.  At the cross, those feet were nail-pierced so that you do not need to be in such places yourself.  He has rescued you from having to accept and suffer these things in life.
Jesus didn’t have to.  He chose to.  Why?  Because He loves you.  He spared not even Himself so that you may have every blessing of health, wholeness and abundant life!
                                                        Joseph Prince

Compassion Equals Walking with God by Ed Elliot

Compassion Equals Walking with God
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd”  (Matthew 9:36).
“So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes.  And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him” (Matthew 20:34).
“And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean” (Mark 1:41).      
We learn from studying Jesus’ life that when you are moved by compassion you are walking with God!  The way God designed us to walk in compassion is by experience.  When we know and experience His love for us, we are empowered to show others the same compassion we have come to know through experience.
So walking with God is living a life of compassion that first comes from knowing firsthand the compassion God has shown you.  You can’t give to others what you haven’t received for yourself.  
Get to know and trust in God’s compassion for you; it is life-changing!
                                                      Ed Elliot

SO, believe it!     Dr. Daniel O.C.

  SO, believe it!     Dr. Daniel O.C.

We are all tourists.  God is our travel agent who has already fixed our itineraries, reservations and destinations…Trust Him and enjoy LIFE.

LIFE is just a trip!

Start living and stop existing!!!

Share with people who are important to your LIFE.

To understand it, you have to visit these  3 places:

–the Hospital
–the  Prison
–the Cemetery

At the hospital, you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than health.

In Prison,  you will see that liberty is the most precious thing.

In the cemetery you will realize that life is worthless, the ground on which we walk today will be our roof tomorrow.  Let us make the efforts to remain humble by having the fear of God and the respect of our neighbors.  Plus, give to people in need no matter how small.

You are God’s treasure!

If one day, we all are allowed to put our problems on a table and exchange them, I’m sure that after a few minutes, everyone would silently take back their own and leave the table.

There is no such thing like a perfect life, nobody has it all together but God is perfect.

Just as our faces are different, so are our problems.  Never be envious of what someone else has.  You don’t know the price they paid to get it and the price they are paying to keep it.

Sometimes the people you envy, are actually wishing they could have the life you live.  Be content and cherish what you have.  You can be anything you want, just don’t be ungrateful.   

IRREVERSIBLY BLESSED! by  Joseph Prince

  IRREVERSIBLY BLESSED!
                                                                    Joseph Prince
“Behold, I have received a command to bless;  He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.”    Numbers 23:20
These are precious words.  They reveal how God sees you and me today.  
Do you know that when God blesses you, no one–no prophet, no sorcerer, and no devil– can reverse it?  You are irreversibly blessed!  You can never be cursed!  No generational curse or any other curse can come upon you because God has already blessed you!  That includes being redeemed from the curse of the law as recorded Galatians 3:13:  “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, have become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’).”
When your enemies say negative things about you out of envy, jealousy, and fear, or if there are people spreading nasty lies about you to assassinate your character, know this:  the Lord is your defender.  It is God who gives influence to words, and He can cause their words to fall to the ground.  He can even turn their curses into blessings. (Numbers 23:21-24)
You don’t have to get all flustered, agitated, and angry.  Just know that the Lord is on your side and that when He has blessed you, no one can reverse it.  Amen!
In Christ you are irreversibly blessed.  No matter how dire your circumstances may seem right now, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.  Whom the Lord has blessed, no one can curse.  God is going to see you through this difficult patch.  Things are going to turn around for you good.  You don’t have to live in disappointment, discouragement, and despair.  As in the story with Balaan, if God is on your side, who can be against you!

WHEN TO BE SILENT

WHEN TO BE SILENT

    1.  Be silent–in the heat of anger.
    2.  Be silent–when you don’t have all the facts.
    3.  Be silent–when  you haven’t verified the story.
    4.  Be silent–if your words will offend a weaker Person.
    5.  Be silent–when it is time to listen.
    6.  Be silent–when you are tempted to make light of holy things.
    7.  Be silent–when you are tempted to joke about sin.
    8.  Be silent–if you would be ashamed of your word later.
    9.  Be silent–if your words would convey the wrong impression.\
    10.  Be silent–if the issues as are none of your business.
    11.  Be silent–when you are tempted to tell an outright lie.
    12.  Be silent–if your words will damage someone else’s reputation.
    13.  Be silent–if your words will damage a friendship.
    14.  Be silent–when you are feeling critical.
    15.  Be silent–if you can’t say it without screaming.
    16.  Be silent–if your words will be a poor reflection of your friends and family.
    17.  Be silent–if you may have to eat your words later.
    18.  Be silent–if you have already said it more than one time.
    19.  Be silent–when you are tempted to flatter a wicked person.
  •  Be silent–when you are supposed to be working instead.
  1.  Be silent–when your words do no good to anyone including yourself.

Remember to make your word sweet in order not to find it bitter to swallow later.

Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING by Joseph Prince

 BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING
                                                                                  Joseph Prince
“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2
         God’s financial provision is for a divine purpose.  Don’t use people and love money.  Instead, use money to love people.  When it comes to our relationship with people, it is always more blessed to give than to receive.  Have an abundant eye and heart, look around for people in need and bless them.  Let your light so shine before all men for the glory of the name of Jesus Christ.

Many Christians Suffer from Covenant Confusion

                    Ed Elliot

Many Christians Suffer
                    from Covenant Confusion 
The old covenant teaches us how to love God perfectly.  The new covenant teaches how God loves us perfectly.
No matter how hard you work, you can’t keep all the old covenant laws perfectly as God required of Israel.   However, in the new covenant, you can rest in the perfect love God has for you.
“For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:10).
                                                  Ed Elliot

IS GOD GETTING READY TO DO SOMETHING?       BY Ed Elliot

IS GOD GETTING READY TO DO SOMETHING?       BY Ed Elliot
Some people believe God is getting ready to “do”  something!  Then there are others who believe God has already done what some believe He is getting ready to do.  If He has done it, we can enjoy it now.  If He is getting ready to do something, we will have to wait.  I like living in the now!  
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”  (2 Corinthians 1:20)

 Zealot vs. Disciple by Ed Elliot

 Zealot vs. Disciple
      You can always tell when someone has a true biblical revelation or just a new doctrine.  Those with true biblical revelations will share their insights with compassion to help the lost and hurting and to uplift and encourage others.  Those with new doctrines will get in your face and use it to prove they are right and you are wrong.  One seeks to help and uplift others;  the other is only interested in being right.
     This is why God’s Word tells us to speak the truth in love.             
The absence of love doesn’t mean the truth  isn’t true;  it just means the one delivering it doesn’t know who the author of the truth is. 
–”He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (I John 4:8).                                                Ed Elliot
 

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