Weekly Word: August 14th

Spur On One Another

Scripture out of Hebrews 10:34-35

We need each other, especially in these difficult days. When it becomes challenging to stand up for our beleifs the bible exhorts us not to give up meeting together. If we do we become weakend. We need others to stand by us, pray for us, and encourage us in the fight.

Have you encouraged someone else to do a good deed lately. A spur does something sepcial to move on to action. How can we do that effectively? Moving both yourself and others towards considerate, compassionate, and caring actions! Are you an encourager & do you spur positive action in those around you and join in the good deed yourself? Try it, you will like it!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: August 7

Week of August 7

The words of a wise mouth are gracious Ecc. 10:12 ~

Sometimes gifted people and busy people can be harsh or unkind without meaning to be. They live by a schedule and get upset when others fail to respect it. But not Jesus. He had the most important job in the world and yet He stopped for children and spent time with them. Sometimes the only people who seem to matter to us are those who can contribute to out goals; that is selfishness.

Jesus had opportunities with the rich & famous and had friends among them, but He mostly gave Himself to the common folk. He spent time lifting people like Mary Magdalene up, out of whom Jesus cast out seven devils. The law of kindness governed His words and Jesus taught that law to His disciples. Listen; “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to them that hate you.”

Before you go anywhere today take a few moments and ask God to help you stay cool under pressure & be gracious to those you meet!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: July 31

Week of July 31st

~ You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you… John 15:16

It doesn’t take a lot of people to bring about change. In fact to many people can get in the way. Gideon chose 32,000 men to fight, but God only needed 300. He doesn’t care how many can be counted, He only cares how many can be counted on! The truth is your life can be messed up because to many people are telling you what to do. Don’t listen to them. Get down before God and ask Him to speak to you. Don’t try to fit into somebody else’s expectations. God already has an agenda for you! Get into the Lord’s presence and ask Him all about it.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: July 24

Week of July 24

~ But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 ~

Jesus sent His disciples into the storm knowing they would be different when they came out. The had ssen Him heal, raise the dead, and cast out demons. However they never knew His authority over the the wind and the waves. These are things you can only learn by getting into the boat and going through the storm. He was reveailing Himself to them in the worst experience of their lives. Jesus proved there is no circumstance you are facing today that He will not be with you in.

The disciples faith grew by leaps and bounds that day. He’s always with us! Hold onto your faith knowing that Jesus loves you and is with you. He will take you through life’s toughest situations and you will never be the same!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: July 17

Weekly Word: July 17

~ The Lord hath opened mine heart Isaiah 50:5

God can speak to you through anybody! The question is can you hear him? Naaman was the commander and chief of the Syrian Army, but he was dying of leprosy. He wanted to be healed but wanted it done his way. God is not Burger King – you will have to do it His way not yours. First, Naaman wanted Elisha to come personally and speak to him because he was a man of ranking and prestige. However, instead Elisha sent his servant saying, “go out and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan.” Consequently he didn’t like the Jordan river because it was dirty; “are there not cleaner rivers?” (2 Kings 5:12) God wouldn’t accommodate his pride and He won’t cater to ours either.

Naaman received his healing only when He humbled himself and became willing to listen, according to 2 Kings 5:13. Our problem is that if God doesn’t speak to us in a familiar way, we don’t receive it. God can use anybody to speak to you. Even someone you don’t know. Be sensitive, be humble, and be willing to hear.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: July 10

Week of July 10

Spiritual Attack

Spiritual attack can come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, it doesn’t have to be just your faith or your foundation of belief that is being bombarded. Spiritual attacks can come against your finances, health, your family, and even your reputation. Don’t limit your way of thinking to this physical realm. When we recognize the attack is spiritual that’s when we can start warring against it for “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” 2 Corinthians 10:4. The enemy would love to keep you in the dark saying to yourself “oh it’s just the way it is, life goes this way sometimes, whatcha going to do!”

Anytime something comes against the word of God and His promises, that is an attack of the enemy. It’s in direct opposition of what God said and what He wants to do. However, the enemy will of course use our physical resources and surroundings to lunge at us, so don’t be confused. Spiritual attack is not the devil hiding out in some sting operation waiting to pounce on you the moment you walk out of your house. No, instead it can look very common and unsuspecting. Remember Ephesians 6:12 “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

~ Marysville Assembly

Weekly Word: July 3

Weekly Word: July 3

Have you been worrying lately…

– Don’t be anxious about anything Phil. 4:6 –

Someone once said if you want to test your memory, try remembering what you were worried about a year ago. The Apostle Paul said “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.” (Phil. 1:6) Notice we didn’t start this work – He did! Jesus gave us the privilege of being involved, He never puts us in charge. The Lord is the captain of our salvation and He has never lost a passenger. Regrettably there will be rough times and you’ll feel a little anxious, but when that happens remember Jesus said “In this world you’ll have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:35)

A right relationship with Jesus gives you confidence: a peace not subject to what’s going on, or people’s attitudes, or actions; a joy that works from the inside out. It’s a great privilege to be a believer!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 26

Weekly Word: June 26

Read Ecclesiastes 10:12 ~

Sometimes gifted people & bossy people can be harsh or unkind without meaning to be. They live by a schedule and get upset when others fail to respect it – but not Jesus. He had the most important job in the world and yet He stopped to talk with children and spent time with them. Sometimes the only people who seem to matter to us are those who help us accomplish our goals; that’s not ambition but selfishness.

Kindness governed Jesus’ words, and He taught His disciples, “listen & love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.” – Matthew 5:44

 

You’ll meet people who rub you the wrong way who might look angry even in church settings. Ask Jesus to help you be kind & forgiving. Isn’t that the way you would like to be treated!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 12

Week of June 12

The past couple of weeks have reminded me that we are in a fight, whether we recognize it or not. There is currently a war going on all around us. A conflict of such ferocity, size and scope that it makes anything else pale in comparison. This is a battle waged in the heavenlies, and it’s a battle God is calling you to wake up to.

We are plagued by anxiety, hang ups, compulsions, and addictions. However, we need to remember that God has already given us everything we need for victory. Because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – victory is not only possible but assured. His victory is our victory, we are not fighting for victory but from victory. It’s time we start living the life the bible promises.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 5

Weekly Word: June 5

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to Bethesda (Mark chapter six).

He’ll never send you on a trip that you can’t make. However, that doesn’t mean it will be easy or that you won’t be frightened by the waves. Remember Psalms 23, Yes though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me. God doesn’t send you, He leads you and sustains you. How reassuring! In addition, when you can’t see Him, the Lord is still watching over you. He sees your toil, pain, & tears.

Remember, He’s the master of the storm.  There’s no situation He can’t handle. Finally, before the storm is over, God will be glorified in it, and your faith will grow stronger. Therefore, rejoice today, He is going to bring you through!

~ Pastor Turner