Weekly Word: February 18, 2019

A Great Door… has opened to me I Corinthians 16:9

Dr. David T. Demola says, ” where God guides, He provides.” If you’re doing all you know & yet nothings happening, it could be that; A – It’s your season of sowing, not reaping… so be Patient. B – You’re in a time of training and preparation, so learn each lesson well. C – You could be off course, doing something God didn’t call you to do… so go back and check with Him.

Moses told God, “If your presence does not go with us, do not send us” in Exodus 33:15. If God’s not behind it, you don’t want to be involved in it. Humility demands that sometimes we stop and say, oops that was me not God.

If God is guiding, providing, and blessing you in spite of a storm you’re in, rejoice. If He’s not, seek fresh direction. Ask Him what He wants you to do. God will bless you every time when you’re doing what He’s told you to do!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 11, 2019

The Tongue

Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life

James says in chapter 3:2, If anyone controls their tongue, it proves they have perfect control over themselves in every other way. If this is the standard by which we are measured, how well are you doing? It’s so hard to keep quiet, especially when you have strong opinions, or when constantly provoked.

Listen, they called Jesus everything in the book and He said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right – 1 Peter 2:23. As I read these words, my heart cries. Lord help me! Sometimes I fall short of that standard. Maybe that should be our prayer today. Lord help me control what I say today.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 4, 2018

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This is the last week of prayer devotions wrapping up the month of January’s focus on prayer.

This week is – Our World & Church
Pray For…

  • The Unreached, Our Missionaries throughout the World, & Pray more People would Hear God’s call to Missions.
  • Your Pastors, Increased effectiveness as a Church in our Community, Spiritual & Biblical Growth, & Pray for the Health of our Church.

Weekly Word: Jan. 28, 2019

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This month we have dedicated to prayer in all aspects of life. We are asking that each of you take some time each week to pray for the focus of each week. We know that when we agree in prayer on anything here, it will be done by our Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19.) Therefore we know prayer is important and has power to change things through Jesus name.

The prayer focus this week is – Our Work Place

  • Pray for your Co-Workers and Employer
  • Pray You would be light to those who don’t know Christ
  • Pray You would be a Godly Example

Weekly Word: January 21, 2019

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This month we have dedicated to prayer in all aspects of life. We are asking that each of you take some time each week to pray for the focus of each week. We know that when we agree in prayer on anything here, it will be done by our Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19.) Therefore we know prayer is important and has power to change things through Jesus name.
The prayer focus this week is – Our Community

  • Pray for unity in the community!
  • Pray for local government, school teachers & administrators, first responders, and civil servants.
  • Pray that God would use you to reach your neighbors with the message of Jesus.

 

Weekly Word: January 14, 2019

Prayer

Focus on our Family

  • Pray God’s blessing upon your family as you commit to give time to Him in prayer and the word.
  • Pray that God will strengthen Mothers and Fathers to be Godly examples of Christ like Character.
  • Pray that God will protect the family from the enemy’s desire to confuse and destroy.

 

Weekly Word: January 7, 2019

Prayer

Men ought always to pray and not to faint ~ Luke 18:1

Let us the next several weeks to focus our prayers in the following matter:

Our walk with God
1. Let’s focus on our walk with God praying for God’s wisdom and guidance in the coming year.
2. Pray that we would personally grow in our devotional walk with the Lord.
3. Pray for God’s richest blessing on our lives.

Weekly Word: December 31, 2018

A New Beginning

He who was seated on the on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

Everybody needs a new beginning. After Jonah failed and ran from the call of God, we read; The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time. He is the God of second, and third chances. When David failed so badly, he discovered there was a fountain open to the house of David for sin and uncleanness – Zechariah 13:1.

The good news is you can start again! You can close down the door on last year with all it’s pain and failure. Paul says forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching for those things before us in Phil. 3:13. If your making resolutions, start small. Don’t set yourself up for failure by saying I’ll pray for two hours everyday. Staying fit spiritually is done by making things a daily habit and way of life.

What we need is a new relationship with God. So lets make that our number one resolution.

~ Pastor Turner

 

Weekly Word: December 24, 2018

Christmas

Born to you this Day

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:10-14

What a moment in History! Christ had come! God with us was here. The hope of the promised Messiah was now fulfilled. God’s one and only son had been sent sacrificially in love. The Prince of Peace was here to begin His kingdom and fill humanity with the wholeness of peace. New and amazing joy was being unleashed in the world. The angels of heaven were now bringing it to all humans, beginning with the humble and lowly shepherds.

Because Christ has come, God is with us. Because God is with us, we can know His hope, love, joy, peace filling us in the present through His Spirit. Therefore because God is with us we can look confidently to the fullness and perfection of His presence and the completion of his work in our world. This is what we celebrate in Advent. Let us join with the shepherds in praising God and worshipping the Savior. Let us give thanks that our God is truly faithful, and always with us.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: December 10, 2018

“God With us Brings Love”

The Second Sunday of Advent signifies love and reminds us that Jesus was sent to us because of God’s great love for us.

Let’s explore and experience God’s amazing love. First, think about His amazing love directed to us through His son. He allows us to love one another by channels of His love. Let the reality that God’s love came crashing into our world permeate your life this week. Experience the depth of His love and allow that love to overflow to others.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Ephesians 3:17-19 “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

~ Pastor Turner