Weekly Word: May 8th

~ John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus was speaking to His disciples about a time of mourning & grief, specifically references to His crucifixion. He told them ahead of time what to expect. When the world was rejoicing they would be weeping, but Jesus went on to say that your grief will turn to joy. Of course this was all in relation to his death and resurrection. Relatively speaking, our sorrows pain & trouble in this life will inevitably come. However, there is peace in knowing that the morning after the storm there is sun, and joy comes in that morning Psalm 30:5

Having the knowledge that Jesus has overcome all the heartache & tragedy already, is our encouragement. He is the one who walks us through the fire & storms of life. When rely on Him and stand on His word, we overcome through what Jesus’ blood has already done. We can look to the Lord and take heart in the fact that He is our victory. He is greater in us than anything we face, go through, or anything this world can throw at us.

Jesus said “I have overcome the world.”

~ Marysville AG

Weekly Word: May 1st

Week of May 1st,

~ 2 Corinthians 2:11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of His schemes.

God has a plan for your life and when you walk in it, you’ll have peace, joy, and real fulfillment. Satan has a plan for our lives, and he counts heavily on one thing; our ignorance. If he can keep you in the dark, then he can play havoc with your life. His scheme is to keep you spiritually dull so that you can’t discern the need in other people’s lives. He wants to keep you spiritually weak so you can’t respond. He wants to keep you living in condemnation so that you feel unfit and unworthy to minister to others. So as a result those who could hear through you will be lost. In other words Satan’s goal is not just you, but also those you could help!

Once you know this, you have destroyed his advantage. Take the weapon out of his hand according to Luke chapter 10. Today power is found in God’s word, in prayer, and in His presence. As you walk in obedience you’ll discover you have the power to defeat Satan on every front and do the job God has called you to do!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 24th, Acts

Acts – Power of the Spirit

There is power in being in unity or one accord ~

Acts 1:14 Tells us the apostles were to be in prayer, for just one purpose. For this reason, to seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They continued, persisted, and focused on that one goal together.

Therefore, as believers we must be of one Spirit and mind, focusing our thoughts and concentrating as intently as we can on the same purpose (His Kingdom). The apostles had one purpose in mind, to seek God for the promise of His Spirit and His presence! First and foremost so they could be His witnesses, having His likeness, and His Spirit in them bearing witness to our risen Lord.

I believe we should be focused on the fact that we need His presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be effective witnesses for the Lord in our world today.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 17th, Devotion

Devotion ~

Easter Sunday usually brings a new devotion and determination to love & serve Jesus! Getting distracted and growing cold is easy, that’s a battle you have to fight constantly. Because of this, Galatians 5:17 says listen for the sinful nature, “it desires opposite of the Spirit, and the Spirit the opposite of the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other…” Therefore, every day you will have to make a decision. Consequently if you don’t the flesh will decide for you and you’ll end up asking, how did I get here? The answer to that question is you never decided not to!

When two people are devoted to each other, they don’t mind sacrificing for each other’s dreams. The Lord has a purpose for you and it can only be reached by a strong relationship with Him. It’s worth all the sacrifice necessary to reach the goal. Decide today how much time and effort you need to sacrifice to stay close to Jesus. You will never be sorry that you did, because Jesus is worth it ALL!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 10, It is Finished

It is Finished ~

John 19:30 The Finished Work of the Cross –

Jesus cried, “it is finished,” and then He returned to Heaven sitting down at the right hand of God the Father. The work of redemtion is complete, paid in full as a result of the finished work of the cross. Jesus Christ’s death covers your every sing, from the cradle to the grave.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “This is not of yourself but a gift from God, not by works that anyone can boast.” You can not add to the completed work of the cross! Saving faith requires trusting and having faith in the finishing work of Christ.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word, April 3, Forsaken

Matthew 27:46 God why have you forsaken me ~

At Calvary Jesus asks one of the most heart wrenching questions ever recorded, “God why have you forsaken me?” These words are also found in Psalms 22:1-3. The bible says that at Calvary God made Jesus “who knew no sin” to be sin, so that we might be the righteousness of God in Him. At that moment Jesus felt like God had forsaken Him. Overwhelmed and abandoned, only you know when you have felt this way. No other living soul has a satisfactory answer of why for you. The question must be directed to the Lord and to Him alone! Only God your Father can pour His healing on your breaking heart. In addition to asking the Lord for help, you must be willing to accept His answer. Romans 8:28 assures us God can work everything out in our lives for good – we just have to trust Him!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 27, Forgiveness


Forgive those who hurt you ~

It’s hard to believe when people hurt us it may have been unintentional or done in ignorance. Being flogged, humiliated, and nailed to the cross, Jesus said “Father forgive them” and remember what he says next; they don’t know what they are doing. As a result, forgiving means we are refusing to remain a victim. Moreover forgiveness allows us to let go of a grudge & keeps us from retaliating. Therefore freeing ourselves from the control of those who offend us. Jesus said to pray for anyone who mistreats us. By praying for them, we are doing for them what God does for us, and what they can’t do for themselves.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 20, Hope of Easter

He is Risen ~

Hope is a beautiful word! It is to look forward to a specific outcome, to wish for a particular ending, or to dream about a goal. It is also a common past time of ours. We often hope for good health, better paying jobs, a bigger house, kids, longer vacations and the list goes on. Hope is powerful force. It encourages us, motivates us, gives us purpose and even impacts the course of our lives.

The Hope of Easter is in Jesus Christ’s Resurrection!

Why does a miracle that happened over two thousand years ago in ancient Palestine matter today? The resurrection matters in every way! It’s spiritual and eternal effect can’t be over stated. His resurrection guarantees life changing hope to all who believe, both in this life and the life to come. Out of the resurrection flows many truths about Jesus Himself, and practical everyday blessings for all believers as well as marvelous eternal promises.

Over the next few weeks we will think about the four truths about Jesus that His resurrection reveals. Lord, during this season of the cross help us to have a new realization of what it means in our lives today!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 13, Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit Acts 2 ~

G. Campbell Morgan – writes about the accusation leveled at the Holy Spirit filled disciples on the day of Pentecost; the one of many in the crowd, that the disciples were drunk. –

First of all, carefully consider Peter’s answer to the accusation. “They are not drunk in the way that you think.” Then, compare this with Paul’s injunction in Eph. 5:18 “Don’t be drunk with wine… but be filled with the Spirit.” While one is a false and destructive method of attempting to realize life’s fullness. Yet the other is a true and effective method.

Has anyone ever charged you with being drunk with Christianity? We lack the flashing eye, and the pulsating song, and tremendous enthusiasm of an overwhelming conviction. Ultimately this is what our cities need to create the opportunity for prophetic proclamation. Furthermore, the church’s responsibility is that her members be so Spirit filled that the Holy Spirit may be able to produce the new phenomena required to startle this age. What is the use preaching if the world isn’t amazed by it!

The Holy Spirit in Us ~

God’s preparing amazing people, and those type of people are hard to ignore. As a result, the world can’t help but check out someone whose life is completely different, exhilarating with the fullness only the Spirit of God can give. We can’t live this amazing life without an amazing partner… Therefore Jesus promised his disciples a partner, an advocate who would be with them forever. Because the fullness of their life depended on how full they were with the Holy Spirit.

Of course we want to live such amazing lives that people will wonder what happened! Just one visit with Father God to fill or refill us again with the Holy Spirit & you’ll be amazed.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: Feb. 27 – March 6, Storms

Luke 8:22-26 & Romans 15:4


Don’t be surprised when without warning life becomes difficult. The enemy will do all in his power to discourage you! No doubt trying to get you to stop pursuing the direction God has for your life.

Many times in our lives God gives us direction through His word, or the Holy Spirit will prompt us a certain way. Strangely enough, sometimes when we follow the Lord’s voice the winds of adversity blow up a fierce whirlwind in front of us. Anything to distract us from God, to sidetrack us or keep us from moving ahead, making us want to give up. Sometimes it seems like the Lord is silent during these storms, even when we’ve poured out in prayer with all we have.

So what should we do? I believe wisdom says don’t give up, stay on course! Whatever the last direction God gives us, stick to that staying persistent and steadfast. Don’t allow what seems to be silence stray your path. Ultimately with faith and patience, Jesus will always come through!

~ Pastor Turner