Weekly Word: May 29th

Weekly Word: May 29th

Often when we can’t handle the pressure of today, we escape into remembering the good old days – or we dream of tomorrow when things will be better. But until we learn to live now, you miss what God has for you. The Christian life is lived one day at a time. “Exhort on another daily!” Someone we know is going through a rough time, and the word you have is just what’s needed!

In Acts 2:46 it’s written “and they continued daily, breaking bread from house to house.” Get out and fellowship with someone! Beware of isolation when you’re by yourself, you may be in the worse off than staying encouraged and uplifted by togetherness. God wants to use others to bless you, strengthen you, and be a support system in your life.

Let’s encourage someone everyday Heb. 3:13

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: May 22

Week of May 22,

John 10:10 “Christ has come to give us life and life more abundantly” and also says a bit about finances. How do we keep out of debt? The bible says we should live within our means. Which simply put is we should live in a way where we spend less than what we make.  Secondly, we are to save for the future; meaning we need to put money away every week to the best of our ability planning for what comes later. Someday you will need that money in order to live.

Next, we are to pay our bills on time. Many times us as believers can be the worst culprits by forgetting to pay on time. Have you ever laid the bills down somewhere, maybe on the car seat and it slipped down between the seats? As a result, forgetting all about it until after the fact. “Christians” are to be good stewards not only for our own sake but as a witness to others around us including non-believers. In this way, showing faithfulness and setting ourselves apart from the world by paying on time for what we owe. As a result demonstrating we care about the consequences it could have on a workplace whether a it’s a big or small company.

Finally, the word of God says to bring the first portion of our income to the Lord. Remember the words of Malachi, bringing your tithe into the storehouse (church) that the Lord’s blessing will pour out on you from Heaven so much that you can not contain it – Malachi 3:10

Be blessed this week in Jesus name

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: May 15th

Start Somewhere

We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day and its back to the same old grind. The holiday has passed and we are back in the regular swing of life. We’ve honored our mother’s and payed more attention to them on that special day we set aside known as Mother’s Day. But now most of us haven’t spent that same effort to relate our gratitude and love as we did on the holiday.

Now obviously it’s not realistic to expect to be able to spend the same amount of time or even perhaps have a gift to present every day as we did on the Holiday. However, it doesn’t exempt us from showing our appreciation and expressing our love on a daily basis. I’m sure by now you can see where this is going; let’s take just a second to imagine what God must feel after a Sunday service… He might feel with some of us, a bit like Mothers do on their holiday, but then once the week begins wonders when we will spend that much time with Him again setting aside a specific moment to talk with and love on Him.

As the business of life returns and schedules start to fill up, we encourage you to start somewhere. Set aside specific times to spend with the Lord, letting Him know He is just as important to you today as He is on Sunday! Start with just a few moments a day to say I love you and talk with God.  He loves every minute with you regardless of how many, just start somewhere!

Psalms 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

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

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