Month of March
Sunday March 29th, 2020
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Ephesians 6:4, Isaiah 59:14
The Easter season is upon us. Its time to tell the truth about Easter. To look at our culture today you would think its about rabbits, eggs, baskets of candy and parties.
Even in many churches these things get more attention than the truth about Jesus.
The word Easter in the Bible is mentioned as a date on the calendar which celebrated Ostara - the pagan goddess of fertility. This was celebrated at the same time as the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Over the years Christians assigned Easter as a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Over the years Easter has represented the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the last hundred years, the pagans use of rabbits and eggs have been introduced into the culture so much so that the stores barely acknowledge the true reasons, if mentioned at all, the message of Easter.
In the midst of this tragedy what can we do? Its time to tell the truth. Good Friday, Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He was buried in a tomb. On Easter Sunday early in the morning he rose from the dead. His rising from the dead shows us that our sins can be forgiven and we have eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. Our part is to repent of our sins and receive Jesus as our only savior.
Up from the grave he arose with a mighty triumph over his foes.
Praise God with a loud happy voice.
Happy Easter, Pastor and Helen
Sunday March 22nd, 2020
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith...
Like it or not life is full of obstacles and hindrances.
Winners and successful people in all areas of life are those who overcome the obstacles that they had to deal with.
From the athlete to the builder, to the teacher to the mother, and any areas of life there are obstacles to succeed.
The book "Pilgrims Progress" is a story of the Christians battle and victory in the christian journey to the celestial city.
In this day, many are shocked to find difficulties and struggles in our walk.
The Bible is a book of the stories about winners in the fight of faith.
Some typical hindrances are: fear devils arrows, persecution, temptation, discouragement, false preachers apathy and more. One of the highest obstacles is seeing circumstances that tell us we cant do it- whatever it is.
Part of the good fight is to know that with God, nothing is impossible. That is Gods will.
When faced with the hindrances seem to big, pray for Gods guidance. Study the scriptures and join Abraham who against hope believed in hope. do what God says and by faith receives the answer.
The corona virus is a hindrance to almost everyone. Psalms 91:10 says "No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any PLAGUE come near our dwelling"
Stand in faith on the promise. It is interesting that the promise is to your dwelling place, your home, as to your dwelling place, your home, as in the Passover the safe place is under the blood of Jesus.
Unfortunately, some have used Psalm 91 to arrogantly think that they can go anywhere and nothing will happen to them.
Don't be foolish. Obey the law. Fight the fight scriptural and be a winner.
Give us the power to fight what we need to fight and the wisdom to know how to.