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 –

Weekly Word: April 8, 2019

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5

Have you discovered how different your valves are from God’s? We’ll work our fingers to the bone for money, but won’t set aside thirty minutes for wisdom. We work hard for comfort, yet God is more interested in our character. Education is not wisdom. We can memorize facts, pass tests, earn degrees, yet not have wisdom.

So what’s the secret? The word says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding.” He didn’t say don’t use it, He said, don’t lean on it. After you’ve read, researched, consulted others, and done all you know, come back to one unchanging fact; Jesus Christ is your source, your strength, your guide, your deliverer. He is our all in all! Listen to Proverbs 3:6 “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”

Trust Him now with all your heart & He will help you!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: April 1st, 2019

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God ~ Romans 4:20

It’s tough to have faith when sick in body, our your wallet is empty so you can’t make ends meet. Yet these are the very times you need faith the most. Abraham did something to strengthen his faith, as you must do as well. In Jude 1:20 it says building up yourselves in the most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. When you pray in the Spirit, you are built up and strengthened.

You’ll not that Abraham praised God for the blessing before it happened. This is where praise will give birth to faith, strengthened & sustained faith, and keep you focused on the source of all your blessing. Take time today and begin to praise the Lord for what you believe He’s going to do in your life.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 25, 2019

Today God is on Our Side

This I know…God is for me Psalms 56:9

When you know that God is for you, you can face anything. That doesn’t mean life will be easy. Paul said to Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:3, “endure hardness, as a good soldier.” The new birth brings new battle fields and a new enemy to conquer. The war against you is on three fronts, and by yourself, you’re not equal to the enemy your facing.

First, the worlds pressures and influences seek to mold you everyday. Next, the flesh tries to get you to live by what feels good, and not the word. Finally, the devil strategy is to get you off track and make you so weak you’re not a threat to his kingdom, and no benefit to God.

However the good news is you are not alone. The God who opened the Red Sea and shut the lions mouths is your God. Sure, the Israelite’s had to face the Red Sea, there was no other way. Daniel probably wouldn’t have chosen to spend a night in a lion’s den if he had another choice. In as much, God brought them through it victoriously. Therefore since He says “I am the Lord, I change not,” He’s going to do it for you too! This I know God is for me!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 18, 2019

Grounded and Steady!

We live in an entertainment based society and it has creeped into the church. When People have a hard week and come to God’s house, they should be lifted up. David said, In your presence is fullness of joy Ps. 16:11. However, sometimes there is a cancer. Do we tell the patient or just keep them feeling good until their condition is hopeless?

Jeremiah was told to root out, and pull down, to build & to plant in chapter 1:10. Now building and planting are more enjoyable than rooting out and pulling down. Consequently the 1st two also draw bigger crowds, but what if the patient dies? Lets read carefully what Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:25. You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no appetite for solid teaching. Instead, they will fill up on spiritual junk food – catchy opinions that suit them for the time.  People will turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you, keep your eye on what you’re doing.

As we get closer to the coming of Christ, the only thing that will sustain you is knowing His word & drawing on your relationship with Him.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: March 11, 2019

Don’t Take the Bait

Luke 17: It is impossible that no offenses should come.

Jesus said that it is impossible to live in this world and not be offended, so why are we so shocked when it happens to us? The greek word for “offense” literally means a trap with bait in it. What a picture! If we take offense, then we’ve taken the devil’s bait and wound up in a trap. Resulting in self absorbance and resentfulness. Consequently leading to our loss of joy and hindering our ability to function properly.

The question is what can we do? Jesus told the end age believers in Revelation 3:18 to “anoint your eyes with salve, that you may see” see what? Our own attitude in all of this! You’ll only repent when you see the condition your heart is in. Then you can stop blaming other people, but not until you see clearly.

The wonderful thing is, when the Spirit of God shows you your mistake, it’s in such a way that it will seem separate from you. You’ll feel conviction and not condemnation. When He reveals this to you, don’t carry the offense another step. Forgive the offending party as God has forgiven you, and move on.

~ Pastor Turner