Weekly Word: June 24, 2019

Start Trusting the Lord

Hebrews 7:25 ~ He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him.

A young man saved a little girl who was drowning, she was caught in rip currents. When he tried to rescue her, she struggled so hard she pulled them both under. He was scared and told her, “if you don’t stop struggling I’ll have to leave you.” She stopped immediately and leaned back into his arms, and then it was easy to save her.

Consequently, it’s like that with salvation – the harder you try to save yourself, the faster you sink. You just need to lean back into the everlasting arms of Jesus. Trust Him for what He has done for you and be saved. Paul said in Ephesians 2:8-9, “by grace you are saved through faith. Not of works, least any man should boast.”

The moment you believe and trust in Him alone, you become His child.

Are you trusting in Him today as your Savior?

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 17, 2019

When God Blesses You

 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:17-18 

Everything you have, God gave you, so don’t “ego trip” over it! Enjoy all God gives you, but don’t trust anything but Him. It could all be gone in a day. Elijah discovered when the brook dried up, God was still his source (2 Kings 17) The most important thing you’ve got is your relationship with God. Anything you put before that you’re going to lose!

So what’s this all about? Simply this; If your possessions are just a status symbol or a security blanket, then you missed it. Jesus said in Matthew 10:8, “freely you received, Freely give.” Our greatest joys are not what we acquire, but what we’re able to give. You can be the solution for hurting people! If the Lord has blessed you, then bless others. When you can be trusted with little, He’ll give you more to be a blessing with and to enjoy.

God longs to bless you, but can He trust you?

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 10, 2019

Give it All to Him

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7

Perhaps you’ve done all you can and things aren’t getting any better. That’s a frightening place to be! However, spiritually speaking you’re on the threshold of a miracle. Don’t beg or plead with God, He’s your Father. Jesus said in Matthew 6:32 ” Your heavenly Father knows that you need these things.” He knows your needs!

Listen to this promise out of Isaiah 46:4 – “I will be your God throughout all your life, yes even when your hair is white with age. I made you I will care for you.” If  you need more assurance read Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

When we stop taking those on cares or anxieties, satan will stop bringing them back. Now that we know this, let’s start acting on it!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: June 3, 2019

1 Kings 19:10 And I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

Elijah was convinced, the only man of God left in the world was him. Imagine it, the only ministry still preaching righteousness and standing up to a corrupt system. What a humbling revelation in 1 Kings, God had 7,000 in Israel who had not bowed to Baal.

You may be a great quarterback,  but you’re not the whole team – God has others! Consequently, we fall into the trap sometimes that we are the only ones who care or know how to pray. We see the future no one else does. Let’s check our hearts… God has others. He uses other Churches even though not exactly like us or the same beliefs as us.

Today, ask God for the grace to first recognize His work in others. Then, reach out to them in His love.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: May 27, 2019

You can Start Again

Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations! Ps. 61:6

Last week I saw a birds nest lying on the ground. I thought sadly of the time and work it must have taken to build it, but suddenly my thoughts were interrupted by a bird singing. Then I looked up into the tree and saw a wonderful sight, the bird busy building another nest.

You can’t go back, you can’t rewrite the past. However, you don’t have to wallow in regret and remorse. Our experiences have made us who we are today, and we are still breathing. Everything begins with a decision, decide to live again! All of us have things we wish we would have done differently or hadn’t done at all. What is past is past! Rearview mirrors were made to glance at, not stare at! Put it under the blood and move on. Your best days are ahead, if you can accept God’s promise and act on it.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: May 20, 2019

James 1:5  If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Often we hear people say, “only the Lord knows for sure.” Yes, but don’t stop there! He is willing to share with you what He knows. He simply waits to be asked. I read a slogan that said, when all else fails read the instructions. LOL, many times I’ve rushed into things, only to discover it’s a lot easier to get into them than to get out.

If the answer doesn’t come as quickly as you would like, there could be other things in our life that need to be dealt with first. Or, it could be that he would like to spend that time with you. Not asking, just adoring! It’s a lot easier to respond to someone who doesn’t just show an interest in you when they need something.

Do you really trust Him? If you do you’ll wait, totally confident He will direct you and take care of all that concerns you!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: May 6, 2019

Are you washing your nets?

Luke 5:2 He noticed two empty boats standing at the water’s edge, while fishermen washed their nets.

How strange! Why would fishermen wash nets that haven’t been used? Nets that hadn’t caught any fish? The anger, they were quitting. Quitting because of an overnight problem. They believed that the way things were, were the way they would always be. Consequently, they were beaten because of that belief. That’s when Jesus loves to show up. He walked right in the middle of their problem with a solution.

First, He asked them for their boat (their business) and used it to preach to the crowd.

Next, He gave them the word that only faith could receive, launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. (Luke 5:4)

Can you see why He has to wait until you have done everything you know to do! Only then, are you ready to listen and obey without question. If He can fill empty nets for those discouraged disciples, then we don’t have a problem He can’t take care of.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 29, 2019

Ps. 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember you.

The message the bible says, when my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you. David talked to himself and you got to learn to do that too. Listen to what Psalm 103:2-3 says, ” Bless the Lord o my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all our iniquities.” The charges against you have been dropped! As a result, it doesn’t matter how many court records you have. According to 1 John 1:9, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness in.

Read through the rest of Psalm 103:3 and you will see it says, “who (God) healeth all your diseases.” Has he ever healed you? Or better yet, has He kept you healthy? If we can speak, lets praise Him! Can we move… then let’s lift our hands and begin to exalt Him. If we can think, then begin to rehearse His goodness to us.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so – Ps. 107:2
Try the above, I believe it’s the bible cure for depression.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 22, 2019

The Battle is not yours but God’s – 2 Chronicles 20:15

Some battles are not yours – they’re God’s! Listen to 2 Chron. 20:17 “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.” That doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to do. God’s people were told to “stand still” and trust in his unfailing faithfulness. Don’t discuss your problems with people who are incapable of solving them. Give them completely to the Lord, and begin to praise Him for the victory.

God told them to put the choir in front of the army and have them march out to meet the enemy. Can you imagine their reaction? Praise moves God! It brings Him into your circumstances. While the choir sang, God moved among the enemy and they began to fight amongst themselves. Israel never fired a shot or took a casualty. The victory was so great that it took three days to pick up the spoils of the battle.

Begin to trust Him and praise Him for the victory that He is going to give you!

~ Pastor Turner

 

Weekly Word: April 15, 2019

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth – Isaiah 43:19

As we look forward to Easter Sunday, we’ll be finishing the series “Breakthrough.” This Easter season, we have been believing for great breakthrough. It’s been an incredible season of God doing incredible things in our lives. We serve a God that still does the impossible.

God bring dead things back to life, even today. Is there something dead in your life you are asking God to bring back to life? Maybe it’s your marriage, or job, or a relationship. Maybe your doctor has given you a death sentence. Whatever impossible situation you feel is dead, know that God brings what’s dead back to life. He did for His son, and He can do it for you too.

My prayer during this Easter season is that your love has been renewed. We’ve been looking at how to position ourselves to receive a miracle. As well as how to be a conduit for God to do miracles in our lives, and in the lives of others. May God Bless you!

He is Risen –