Our mission, as God's people, is to preach a living and Victorious Jesus and to lead men & women into a closer relationship with Christ through Evangelism, Education, and Example!
Mission: Our mission is to lead men and women into a closer relationship with Christ through evangelism, education, and example.
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The Mind Gifts
Romans 12:2 - "And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Conformed - to conform to another's example.
World - Do not pattern after this age or to the times.
Transformed - transformed or transfigured by a supernatural change. This change is by a renewing of the mind or spirit.
Eph. 4:17-32 - The Old Life and the New
-- This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind.
Colossians 3:9-17 - The True Center of Christian Life
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him;
vs. 12 - Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, (inward parts (used figuratively of the seat of affections).
I Peter 1:14 - "As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lust in your ignorance."
Always be what God has made you, never let people or circumstances change you. The Holy Spirit knows what Jesus looks like and is and He will Transform us into the Image of the Son of God. We would see Jesus!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries.
Ps. 42: - Eph. 3: - Deep calleth unto deep...
I thought about these four words...I Know that God is Deep, His ways and thoughts far exceed ours, basically there is no comparison. Yet he calls to the deep. Man is made of Spirit, soul and body. Often we may think we have no depth...yet God calls anyway, for He knows what's on the inside. He calls to us from the depth of our pain, from the depth of the walls that we put up so no one will ever hurt us again, He calls from the depth of our being, searching for us just like with Adam...knowing that only He can reach into our depth and set us free, to do an eternal work, transforming us from the inside out. God knows what He has made man to be and He calls to awaken us, to rise out of the ashes and pain, for He gives beauty for ashes and strength for fear, gladness for mourning and peace for despair. To breathe into man once again and become a living soul, to look into the depth of God’s sacrifice, the depth of His love and call back, Lord is it you, bid be to walk on the water...and He says, COME!
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The Invitation of a Life Time
Revelation knowledge is important, but it must be acted upon and believed or it turns into rebellion and ultimately rejection of known truth. You can understand this by reading the book of Matthew with Christ revealing Himself as their Messiah, their Lord and Savior, His very name proves He was and is the One they were looking for. Jesus, God our Deliverer and Immanuel, God with us. The teachings, miracles, healing, it was more than just words with Jesus, but there were works, truth revealed with clarity with understanding to the sincere hearer.
They didn't care for John the Baptist and now Jesus was becoming someone they did not agree with. From Chapter 11 it goes from Revelation, Rebellion and then Rejection as they nail Him to the Cross.
Today we must also take this invitation of Jesus to do our part and come specifically
to Him to the One who is life and Take His yoke upon us, we don't have to make life's decision on our own, we don't have to walk life's journey alone, He will be right with us even unto the end of the age. but we must also learn of Him, what must we learn, what does He want us to know about Him today. I am meek and lowly in heart, I am gentle and humble. I am not a tyrant, I don't hate you, I am not your enemy, but I have come to help you find what you need the most, rest in your soul.
Notice the two uses of the word rest.
Rest in God and the rest of God. Look what Jesus has done for you and take comfort that the Master calls for you...to rest in Him.
Come unto Me
Take My Yoke upon you
Learn of Me
Trust God’s Word!
The Chinese Bamboo Tree
There is something profound we can learn from the way the Chinese bamboo tree grows:
You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for a whole year, and nothing happens other than a tiny shoot, poking its head up from the ground.
The second year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens.
The third year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. Makes you wonder if it is even in the ground.
The fifth year you continue to water and fertilize the seed and then sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree explodes and shoots up to ninety feet tall in just six short weeks!
Life is almost like the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree.
Here are some key lessons:
When we keep putting in effort but don’t see results, many of us are so discouraged that we give up. But for those who do things right, are not discouraged and are persistent, continuously moving forward, things will happen. The two most important ingredients for success are Persistence and Talent. In that order!
2) YOUR FOUNDATION:
In reality, the incredible growth of the Chinese bamboo tree does not happen in six weeks. Throughout the previous four years, the actual growth is happening underground, where an incredibly complex root system is established interwoven outward and upward across vast amounts of land. Similarly before we can see outwardly success, we need to grow stronger from within. In terms of knowledge, attitude and skills.
Just because they do not see the Chinese Bamboo tree growing, the growers do not stop watering and nurturing it. They have faith that the tree will grow. It is a law of nature. You reap what you sow. It is a matter of time. The laws of the Universe never fail.
Giving a shout of praise and thanksgiving to all the faithful in Fayetteville. Let's rise and build for the glory of God, for we are well able.
Pray - We can talk to God about men, so we can talk to men about God.
Believe - Paul stated: I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation...to all who believe.
Work - Knowing that we are co-laborers with God. He that winneth souls is wise.
Value - People are valuable, look beyond what you see and think in the natural and see an eternal being, who is made in the image of God, with the mercy of God all over them (if they are alive they have the mercy of God, as the Sun rises so does His mercy, God is a patient and merciful Lord). All they need is some fresh wind, inspiration (Word of God) and allow God to breath in them once again, and man will become a living soul...alive unto God, alive unto His Word and alive as His greatest creation...Sons and daughters made after the similitude of God.
Aspire to inspire before you expire!!!
Rain on us Holy Spirit, rain on us in our soul!
One waters, one plants, but God gives the increase! Go God!!!
To You Who Bring Small Children to Church
There you are sitting in worship or Bible study. Your child, or toddler, is restless. Perhaps they’re even a little boisterous. You try to silence them, and nothing. You try to pacify them with food or toys, and nothing. Eventually, you resort to the last thing you wanted to do: you pick them up, and before a watching audience, you make the march out of the auditorium. All the while, you’re a little embarrassed. Maybe you’re a little frustrated too. You might even think to yourself, “There’s no point in coming to church. I get nothing out of it because I have to constantly care for my kid.”
I want you — you mothers and/or fathers — to know just how encouraging you are to so many. The little elderly woman who often feels alone beams with a smile at the sight of you wrestling with your little one. She’s been there before. She knows how hard it can be, but she smiles because to hear that brings back precious memories. To see young parents and their small children brighten her day, and she may have just received bad news this week about her health, but seeing the vitality of young ones removes — if but for a moment — her fears.
The older man who always seems to be grouchy notices you too. He’s always talking about how children in this day have no respect or sense of good. But, he sees you — a young family — in church, and you don’t miss any gathering. Like clockwork, he can depend on the sight of you and your young family. You give him hope that maybe the church isn’t doomed after all, because there are still young parents who love God enough to bring their restless children to worship.
Bring your children to church. If you don’t hear crying, the church is dying. As hard as it might be for you as a parent who’s half-asleep, keep on doing what you’re doing. You are an encouragement, and you’re starting off your children’s lives as you should.
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Thursday Night Service 7:30pm
He has been glorified and pouring rivers of living water into the depth of man!
John 7:37-39 “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. V38 He that believeth in Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of His belly shall flow rivers of living water. V39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Are you thirsty and will you believe?
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Love’s First Promise 3/14/13
BR. Rev. 2.4 Thursday
Intro: In Revelation 2, Jesus is talking about the various churches located throughout the world.
He mentions the church in Ephesus and makes this comment:
I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men… and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
BUT I HAVE THIS AGAINST YOU, THAT YOU HAVE LEFT YOUR FIRST LOVE” (vv. 2-4)
Lord help us from growing cold in our love for you and for souls:
1. There are times when we walk away from God—leaving Him in sorrow.
2. DO WE KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAVE OUR FIRST LOVE?
3. Even though you are going through the motions, your heart is not drawn to Him in love. YOUR AFFECTIONS ARE ON SOMETHING OR SOMEONE ELSE.
4. Is your relationship with Jesus your first priority?
a. We can be so preoccupied with the trappings of the world that we no longer have time for the commitment of a personal relationship with Him!
b. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE HIT A PLATEAU IN YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST; LET ME ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS:
1. Is He still your “first love”?
2. Do you enjoy spending time with Him?
3. Do you tell others about what He is teaching you?
4. Do you begrudge giving a tithe of your income?
YOUR RESPONSES TO THESE QUESTIONS COULD REVEAL THE QUALITY OF LOVE WITH YOUR SAVIOUR!
KNOWING HIM AS YOUR FIRST LOVE MEANS YOU ARE INCREASINGLY EXCITED ABOUT KNOWING HIM—HIS WAYS AND HIS WORD.
Paul said: Now that He is found me:
1. I want to know Him
2. I want to be found in Him
3. I want to win Him
DON’T DRIFT AWAY, “IN THE LAST DAYS THE LOVE OF MANY WILL WAX COLD.” (NO MAN CAN CONVINCE YOU OF WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
DISOBEDIENCE IS NEVER PROOF OF TRUE LOVE. (“IF YOU LOVE ME OBEY MY COMMANDMENTS”)
ACTIVITY - THOUGH ESSENTIAL TO PRACTICAL FAITH, IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL FELLOWSHIP
It can never outweigh intimacy with God.
Many times, busyness can prevent us from focusing on God’s love and goodness.
The gods of this age—entertainment, work and money—while not bad in and of themselves, CAN TOO OFTEN BECOME SUBSTITUTES FOR OUR DEVOTION TO GOD.
IMMORAL RELATIONSHIPS CAN LEAVE US FEELING GUILTY AND QUESTIONING GOD’S LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE.
INSTEAD OF ENJOYING HIS FELLOWSHIP, OUR SIN HAS CAUSED HIM TO TURN AWAY FROM US.
SIN SEPARATES US FROM HIM AND WHEN OUR HEARTS DEVOTION IS FOCUSED ON SOMETHING OR SOMEONE OTHER THAN HIM, WE WILL SENSE A DISTANCE GROWING BETWEEN HIM AND US.
HAS HE MOVED?
How can you recapture that first love?
1. By remembering what Christ did for you on the Cross:
The supernatural transformation that took you from death unto life,
From darkness to light,
From the dominion of sin to the reign of Christ.
2. Repent of whatever has diminished your love for the Saviour.
3. Make a commitment to turn away from the things that are distracting you, and
4. Begin to spend time in prayer and fellowship with Him.
5. Ask Him to give you a love for His Word, and study it with the single purpose of encountering God.
Oswald Chambers put his relationship with Christ above all else. He said, “NEVER ALLOW ANYTHING TO CONFUSE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS CHRIST, neither Christian work, nor Christian blessings, nor Christian anything.
Jesus Christ first, second, and third, and God Himself by the great indwelling power of His Spirit within, will meet the strenuous effort on your part and slowly and surely will form the mind of Christ and become one with Him as He is one with the Father.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, it’s easy to take Your love for granted, to become so preoccupied with the business of everyday life that I spend less and less time with You. Yet I know the time I spend in fellowship with You should be the most important part of my day. Please teach me to place You first in my life and to guard the time I have with You as being sacred. Amen
God's remedy is Jesus!
[01/20/21] Meeting with Jesus in Revival Service on this terrific Tuesday 730pm.
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