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    Psalm 37

    1 Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

    2 For they shall soon be cut down like grass, and wither as the green herb.

    3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

    4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

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Loaded With Benefits

Welcome.

The Lord has been good to his people and as Psalm 68:18 says, Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.

Folks, I want you to know that for you, every day is a day of thanksgiving. You are loaded, with benefits! Why do people take certain jobs over others? It’s because of the benefits. Why do people move away from their home town, to a different state? It’s because of the benefits. Serving the Lord brings with it blessings and benefits, some of which we see as the Fruits of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

My friend, you are loaded, with benefits!

Live and be a blessing!

Heaven is My Home

Welcome.

I am so thankful for each of you that have come to worship with us today. We have a good church, with sincere people who have a desire to make it to heaven. Have you ever wondered what heaven will be like? I can tell you, by the description in the Bible, it’s a place that nothing we’ve ever seen can compare. This thought should give us the strength to endure, so, we can make it our eternal home.

James 1:12 says Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

Live and be a blessing!

Never Forget

Welcome.

It is always a pleasure to serve the people of God. His people are of upmost importance to Him and He takes notice when someone comes against them.

Jesus said in Luke 17:1 … It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Just to show you how awesome the people of God are, 1 Peter 2:9 says But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Never forget who you are and how God feels towards you.

Live and be a blessing!

Paying Attention to Change

Welcome.

The more I pay attention to what is going on in the world today, the more I see that there is change occurring. This change may be seen as positive or negative, depending on who is observing and who is being affected. One thing you can say about change; it will get your attention.

When adversity comes it can cause stress, sleepless nights, or growth depending on how one handles it. Whether or not you agree, unforeseen events are bound to happen so it is important to keep your eyes on the Lord, follow him, and pray as you go.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Regardless of the change, no matter where the Lord leads you he is able keep you, and to cause you to prosper.

Live and be a blessing!

Bad Weather Update

Theses are the message note for those of you who could not attend the most recent Sunday service.

 

The Follower’s Test
Matthew 8:18-27
(Tested, Tried, and Still Blessed)

Open: Read Matthew 8: 18-27
Body:
The Cost of Discipleship (VS 19-20)
(Foxes Have holes and Birds Have Nest but the Son of Man has nowhere to Lay his head)

This Scribe said I will follow you wherever you go: willing to be a lifelong disciple.
Jesus – who is God in Flesh: John 1:10 says he was in the world and the world was made by him.
**** What Jesus wanted the Scribe to know is Your Priorities Must be in Order and Our Priority is the Kingdom of God.
**** If you choose to Follow Jesus, it will require for you to Trust in Him (Proverbs 3:5-6) For All your needs – Philippians 4:19.

The COST OF DISCIPLESHIP: You will still pay a cost no matter if you follow after righteousness or unrighteousness but the end result is what you need to be paying attention to:
Will you build a House on Sand or a House on Rock? (Matthew 7: 24-29)

Delay of Dedication VS 21-22 (Let the Dead Bury the Dead)
There will Always be something that will want your attention and try and cause you not to follow Jesus: JESUS was letting this man know that the spiritually dead are capable of caring for and meeting the needs of the physically dead.

***** A delay in your dedication or Allegiance to God can cause you to miss out on the blessing of God*************
EXAMPLES are The rich young ruler (Mark 10: 17-27)
The 5 Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
The Man Who Built a Bigger Barn to hold all his Crops he had gathered and then, Thou Fool this night your soul is required (Luke 12:20).
A Test of Your Faith (Verse 23 -27) Let us Go to the Other Side.

****Being a follower of Jesus does not mean you won’t have any Test!
**** Being a follower does not guarantee you a life without Tribulation.
What we need to remember in the Test is the Word of God: It was Jesus who commanded LET US GO TO THE OTHER SIDE!
Heaven and Earth will pass away but his words will never pass away – If he said it then he will do it. Our Stance must be on the Word of God.

The Test is a teacher: It teaches you something about yourself and it teaches you something about God. (Look at their situation)
***** Go Through the Storm!!! BECAUSE the Storm is between you and the Other Side. A miracle waits on the Other Side. Someone needs deliverance on the other side. Other people are depending on you on the other side. *****

Again, The Test calls for Trust:
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
So choose this Day whom you’re going to serve: As for ME AND MY HOUSE – WE’RE GOING TO SERVE THE LORD
OH TASTE AND SEE that the Lord is GOOD! GOD is good all the time and all the time God is Good.
HAVE YOU TRIED HIM? HAVE YOU TRIED JESUS?
He is a friend that sticks closer than a Brother…. He won’t let you down.
COME ON THROUGH THE STORM – PAST THE TEST – YOUR DIPLOMA IS WAITING WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Close: Jesus said in John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

A New Start

Welcome.

The New Year means that we have a new and fresh start. This is our opportunity to write history in a way that will show the blessings of the Lord are plenty.

I like what it says in 2 Corinthians 9:7-9, Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

Live and be a blessing!

Follow Him

Welcome.

The New Year 2016 is finally here, Happy New Year! Within this new year we will experience many blessings, as well as many challenges that will try our faith but, just like He was last year, the Lord will be with you.

Our Theme for 2016 is “Follow” and our scripture is Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Make sure you continue to follow Jesus in this new year; victory, peace, and joy will be added to your life.

Live and be a blessing!

Follow

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