Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What if Jesus came for Thanksgiving dinner?

What if Jesus came to your house for Thanksgiving dinner? How would you feel? Excited, worried, thankful? Well, Jesus always comes where He is invited.

In Luke 10:38-42, Jesus was invited to Mary and Martha’s home. Martha became frustrated while Mary just sat spellbound at Jesus feet. Read the story and see if you are more like Mary or more like Martha. I think I am some of both.

As Thanksgiving approaches let’s pray that we will be more like Mary as we serve like Martha. Sit and serve…we need both.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday. It is an honor to serve as your Pastor.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sharing the light and love of Christ on October 31st.

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther declared that “The just shall live by faith” from Habakkuk 2:4. Luther didn’t want people living in fear but living in faith of God’s wonderful grace to us in Christ. It is His grace alone that saves us.

On the other hand, we shouldn’t be naive about Satan. Jesus told us the devil is real and wants to deceive and destroy us. The way to overcome Satan is to live in the light of God’s saving grace.

Habakkuk 2:4 is quoted three times in the New Testament. See if you can discover where and how this verse is used. We will discuss this verse this coming Sunday.

In the meantime, what can you do to share the gospel of Christ on October 31?
  1. Join me in prayer for our Fall outreach tonight; “A Night in the Light”.
  2. Drop off some candy for us to use…we can still use a little more.
  3. If you aren’t doing anything, come and join the fun and help us as we play games and share the gospel of Jesus with children and families.
  4. If you stay home, why not hand out children’s gospel tracts along with candy to the children that come to your door? You can purchase these at the Parable Book store here in town.
Our goal is to share the light and love of Christ.

It is an honor to serve as your Pastor.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Answers for Life are found in the Light, not the Darkness

Deuteronomy 18:10  "...And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft."

Leviticus 19:26  “... You must not practice divination or sorcery.”

Leviticus 19:31  "You must not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out, or you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”

Our loving Heavenly Father can’t be more clear on this topic. If we are to find the answers we need for life we will find them in Him, not in darkness. When King Saul was in a bind he grew impatient and disobeyed God’s command by seeking out a medium.

I Samuel 28:7  “Saul then said to his advisers, “Find a woman who is a medium, so I can go and ask her what to do.”

Saul’s plan failed and it cost him and his son’s their lives.

When we look to witchcraft, sorcery, a medium, or something similar for life’s answers, we are doing three things:
  1. We are saying; “Lord I don’t trust you to give me the guidance I need for life.”
  2. We are looking to the counterfeit for truth. Satan is the father of lies. You will never find the truth in any of his ways.
  3. We are rebelling against God.
Your Heavenly Father loves you with an everlasting love. Look to Him in prayer, His word (the Bible), and His people (the church) for guidance for life. He has also given us the Holy Spirit to be our counselor. You don't need "other spirits" to be your guide when you already have the Holy Spirit and His promises as your guide.

Psalm 32:8 says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.”

It is an honor to serve as your pastor. Join me in prayer for this weekend’s services. Also, invite someone to come and worship with us.

God bless you!


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