From the Pastor's Desk
From the Pastor’s Desk - 3/18/2020
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Matthew 6:26 NIV
Even in the midst of uncertainty and anxiety over what’s happening in our world and our communities, ultimately, God provides our needs. We have no need to be anxious or worry about anything because God provides for even things that seem like don’t need providing for. Recognize that you are cherished and loved by God and as we come to Him with our needs, He promises to provide. So as the hands and feet of Christ how can we be the hands and feet of Christ to the community?
From the Pastor’s Desk - 3/19/2020
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
In order to do what this verse says we need to first understand that being humble is to acknowledge our need for God, Prayer is communicating with God. To seek is a conscience choice to know God, Repentance is a turning back to God.
When we do these things it brings us into right relationship with God, and it puts us in a position to be more aware of God in our lives and allow Him to work through us. As we follow these principles, it puts us in a place to be set apart and holy through God so that can recognize the blessings God has for us and the World.
From the Pastor's Desk - 3/26/2020
All throughout the scriptures, God tells us that He is always with us.
Psalm 23:4 reminds us of this: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
We can be assured that even in the midst of these unprecedented times, God is always here for us. As we journey through this life, He tells is in His Word that there will be turmoil of all kinds, but He promises that He will never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
From the Pastor's Desk - 4/2/2020
During this time of uncertainty, it is important to remember that our peace in this world does not come from anything other than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! As you know, we are in the season of Lent, and this is a time where we anticipate and long for the forgiveness we all so desperately need! Yes, Jesus died over two thousand years ago, but every year during lent I take time to evaluate my life and where I am in my relationship with Christ. I am very aware that as I journey through this life, there are always areas of my life where I need His Grace and Mercy and His forgiveness. While it is true that Jesus has already died for us and His forgiveness is already available to us, it is important that we continually repent and turn away from our sin so that we can experience all the peace and freedom that He offers us! Some other scriptures to look at and meditate on Ezekiel 26:25-28, John 8:32,36
From the Pastor's Desk - 4/8/2020
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in His word I put my hope”
HOPE. What is hope? During this time we need to be reminded of the amazing hope we have.
The definition of hope is: “to trust in, wait for, or desire something or someone, or to expect something beneficial in the future”.
Let’s not forget that our hope is NOT in man or government. OUR HOPE is in the One that is revealed in the almighty word of God, Jesus Christ! No matter what happens in the earthly realm, we have hope and confidence that Christ is in control. Ultimately, our residence is not in this world but in heaven.
John 1:14 says “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth!”
Dear friends, I just want to encourage you during this time to not lose hope.
Praying for you in His name,