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

Weekly Word: March 4, 2019

Standing in the Gap

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land. Ezekiel 22:30

The gap is the place between what is and what can be! Your family may not be walking with God, but you can become the bridge between them and Heaven! When we see any area where the hedge of protection has been broken down then go stand in that gap. Pray using the name of Jesus, the power of the blood, and the authority of the word of God.

Let’s refuse to give our love ones over to the enemy. We can stand in the gap for anyone anywhere at anytime.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 25, 2019

John 13:20 He that receiveth whom ever I send receives me.

When God gets ready to bless you, He usually sends a person to do it. It may take the form of correction, stretching your faith, or deepening your devotions to the Lord. If you want to take big steps, follow in the footsteps of big people who take big steps. Who inspires you, who do you read? Timothy was an apostle by the time he reached seventeen, by spending much of his life under the influence of Paul. Elisha was influenced by Elijah, and did twice as many miracles as his teacher had done before him.

Solomon said in Ecc. 4:9-10, two are better than one for if they fall, the one will lift up his brother; but woe to him who falls when they are alone, for there’s no one  to help him up. Jesus sent his disciples in pairs of two. Allow the one who inspires you to mentor you. Be that inspiring person to somebody else. After all, our destiny depends upon it.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 18, 2019

A Great Door… has opened to me I Corinthians 16:9

Dr. David T. Demola says, ” where God guides, He provides.” If you’re doing all you know & yet nothings happening, it could be that; A – It’s your season of sowing, not reaping… so be Patient. B – You’re in a time of training and preparation, so learn each lesson well. C – You could be off course, doing something God didn’t call you to do… so go back and check with Him.

Moses told God, “If your presence does not go with us, do not send us” in Exodus 33:15. If God’s not behind it, you don’t want to be involved in it. Humility demands that sometimes we stop and say, oops that was me not God.

If God is guiding, providing, and blessing you in spite of a storm you’re in, rejoice. If He’s not, seek fresh direction. Ask Him what He wants you to do. God will bless you every time when you’re doing what He’s told you to do!

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 11, 2019

The Tongue

Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life

James says in chapter 3:2, If anyone controls their tongue, it proves they have perfect control over themselves in every other way. If this is the standard by which we are measured, how well are you doing? It’s so hard to keep quiet, especially when you have strong opinions, or when constantly provoked.

Listen, they called Jesus everything in the book and He said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right – 1 Peter 2:23. As I read these words, my heart cries. Lord help me! Sometimes I fall short of that standard. Maybe that should be our prayer today. Lord help me control what I say today.

~ Pastor Turner

Weekly Word: February 4, 2018

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This is the last week of prayer devotions wrapping up the month of January’s focus on prayer.

This week is – Our World & Church
Pray For…

  • The Unreached, Our Missionaries throughout the World, & Pray more People would Hear God’s call to Missions.
  • Your Pastors, Increased effectiveness as a Church in our Community, Spiritual & Biblical Growth, & Pray for the Health of our Church.

Weekly Word: Jan. 28, 2019

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This month we have dedicated to prayer in all aspects of life. We are asking that each of you take some time each week to pray for the focus of each week. We know that when we agree in prayer on anything here, it will be done by our Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19.) Therefore we know prayer is important and has power to change things through Jesus name.

The prayer focus this week is – Our Work Place

  • Pray for your Co-Workers and Employer
  • Pray You would be light to those who don’t know Christ
  • Pray You would be a Godly Example

Weekly Word: January 21, 2019

Prayer

Luke 18:1

This month we have dedicated to prayer in all aspects of life. We are asking that each of you take some time each week to pray for the focus of each week. We know that when we agree in prayer on anything here, it will be done by our Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19.) Therefore we know prayer is important and has power to change things through Jesus name.
The prayer focus this week is – Our Community

  • Pray for unity in the community!
  • Pray for local government, school teachers & administrators, first responders, and civil servants.
  • Pray that God would use you to reach your neighbors with the message of Jesus.

 

Weekly Word: January 14, 2019

Prayer

Focus on our Family

  • Pray God’s blessing upon your family as you commit to give time to Him in prayer and the word.
  • Pray that God will strengthen Mothers and Fathers to be Godly examples of Christ like Character.
  • Pray that God will protect the family from the enemy’s desire to confuse and destroy.

 

Weekly Word: January 7, 2019

Prayer

Men ought always to pray and not to faint ~ Luke 18:1

Let us the next several weeks to focus our prayers in the following matter:

Our walk with God
1. Let’s focus on our walk with God praying for God’s wisdom and guidance in the coming year.
2. Pray that we would personally grow in our devotional walk with the Lord.
3. Pray for God’s richest blessing on our lives.