Jun 2, 2017
2017-05-31 Doing Life with CHRIST
People often say they are “going through hell” right now. I fully understand what they mean. There are many uncomfortable things that happen in life, but then there are dreadful and overwhelming things that can wipe us out. No doubt the devil himself loves chaos and desires to rattle our cage and shake our faith in Christ. Christians have a huge advantage in the midst of earth shattering news and obstacles. We BELIEVE! We believe Jesus is LORD of Lords. We believe Jesus couldn’t love us more. We believe Jesus endured the cross and all of the circumstances to not only prove His love, but to buy our freedom from the slavery to the devil and sin. Sadly, our life circumstances can get our eyes off Christ. Our pain, sadness, heartache, unfair situations, and unforeseen tragedies can get us to look at ourselves. As panic sets in, that deceiver begins to crawl up into our minds and sit on the throne of our hearts. From there, he manipulates our emotions to overwhelm our faith and the next thing he brings about is “where is your loving God now?” My understanding, from a “theological” perspective and teaching, is that the simple and clear definition of hell is “the ABSENCE of GOD”; just like darkness is the absence of light. For the unbeliever, they truly are going through hell. But that’s true, even when life is going well. Yet technically, the sad things is, they are only on the outskirts of hell because The Lord is still present and available. What’s sad is when, we that believe, are unaware of HIS Presence. We too can “feel” like we are going through hell, but what a shame. It is because we choose to forget His Presence and Promises. He IS there, but we took Him of the throne. The best way out of hell is still the same answer, JESUS. When you are going through hell, keep on walking, but walk with Jesus.
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  • Jun 2, 20172017-05-31 Doing Life with CHRIST
    Jun 2, 2017
    2017-05-31 Doing Life with CHRIST
    People often say they are “going through hell” right now. I fully understand what they mean. There are many uncomfortable things that happen in life, but then there are dreadful and overwhelming things that can wipe us out. No doubt the devil himself loves chaos and desires to rattle our cage and shake our faith in Christ. Christians have a huge advantage in the midst of earth shattering news and obstacles. We BELIEVE! We believe Jesus is LORD of Lords. We believe Jesus couldn’t love us more. We believe Jesus endured the cross and all of the circumstances to not only prove His love, but to buy our freedom from the slavery to the devil and sin. Sadly, our life circumstances can get our eyes off Christ. Our pain, sadness, heartache, unfair situations, and unforeseen tragedies can get us to look at ourselves. As panic sets in, that deceiver begins to crawl up into our minds and sit on the throne of our hearts. From there, he manipulates our emotions to overwhelm our faith and the next thing he brings about is “where is your loving God now?” My understanding, from a “theological” perspective and teaching, is that the simple and clear definition of hell is “the ABSENCE of GOD”; just like darkness is the absence of light. For the unbeliever, they truly are going through hell. But that’s true, even when life is going well. Yet technically, the sad things is, they are only on the outskirts of hell because The Lord is still present and available. What’s sad is when, we that believe, are unaware of HIS Presence. We too can “feel” like we are going through hell, but what a shame. It is because we choose to forget His Presence and Promises. He IS there, but we took Him of the throne. The best way out of hell is still the same answer, JESUS. When you are going through hell, keep on walking, but walk with Jesus.
  • May 28, 20172017-05-28 Memories _ Keeping and Creating
    May 28, 2017
    2017-05-28 Memories _ Keeping and Creating
     
  • May 25, 20172017-05-24 The Trouble with Trouble
    May 25, 2017
    2017-05-24 The Trouble with Trouble
    As we continue to look at Revelation 2, two things stood out. Smyrna had a synagogue that Jesus referred to as a Synagogue of satan (chose not to capitalize). Then to the church at Pergamum, Jesus relayed that satan resided and ruled from that town. Sadly, most people read right by these two declarations of The Lord and treat them as insignificant. Given a more lingering look, Jesus never told either church to move to an area with better demographics, or the “get the heaven” out of hell’s presence. Instead, he told the Smyrna church that bad (affliction, poverty and slander) was about to get worse. HE also told them “Don’t BE AFRAID of what they are about to SUFFER!” Tonight’s message is about NOT being surprised and NOT being afraid of suffering. In fact, it’s almost as if we should be startled if suffering of some sort isn’t in our life. Someone (sorry I can’t credit who) said, “You are either suffering, just got out of a suffering situation, or are just about to go into suffering.” But we have been deceived to believe Jesus will prevent suffering to His true followers. You might want to get your Bible out and see if that holds water with the Faithful in the Bible. Jesus most certainly did, Peter did, and Paul’s life got to a point where he PLEADED for The Lord to remove the thorn…God said no. So let’s adjust our view, take The Lord at HIS WORD, put Faith over Feelings, and start out by not being afraid. He promises the Crown of Life will be given those that are faithful (to HIM) up to and through death. We need to hold to Christ and His Spirit so we don’t become a “church of satan” like the synagogue in Smyrna.
  • May 21, 20172017-05-21 How Great is Your God
    May 21, 2017
    2017-05-21 How Great is Your God
     
  • May 17, 20172017-05-17
    May 17, 2017
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  • May 14, 20172017-5-14 How Do Moms Do it ALL
    May 14, 2017
    2017-5-14 How Do Moms Do it ALL
     
  • May 10, 20172017-05-10
    May 10, 2017
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  • May 7, 20172017-05-07 Be Cautious Throwing Caution to the Wind
    May 7, 2017
    2017-05-07 Be Cautious Throwing Caution to the Wind
    An old phrase "throw caution to the wind," implied the idea of just letting go and doing whatever you felt like. All of us have probably done that at one time or another. Sometimes ti frees us up where we may have been too conservative, but often it leads to regrets. Those regrets can be a lesson Iearned or they can be life changing. This message is about throwing caution to the Real Wind for the Christian, the Holy spirit. He will lead us to make the best decisions possible; decisions for ourselves and with complete consideration of others. And He also leads us to guard ourselves from exercising our freedom to the point of addiction.
    Addictions aren't goals; they're the result of unbridled and unchecked desires and lead us to bowing down to a God not worth our worship. The Holy Spirit will guides us to rearrange our desires to honor The Lord God.
  • May 5, 20172017-05-03 Poverty Perspective
    May 5, 2017
    2017-05-03 Poverty Perspective
     
  • May 1, 20172017-04-30 Whose Kingdom Is It
    May 1, 2017
    2017-04-30 Whose Kingdom Is It
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