Sunday, August 16, 2009

Work It Out!

Sunday evening powered by the engine of the Holy Ghost reminds us to work out our own personal salvation with fear and trembling as stated in Philippians 2:12. We need to forgive those forgotten memories of hurt and trauma that have occurred over our lifetime. Fear and trembling need to be the cautionary emotions that lead us to peace and assurance in Jesus.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's HOT in Here!

It must be about 85 degrees in here but Bro. Frank led testimonies with fire. It is the Holy Ghost burning in us and it should be evident in our lives. Pastor is at work but the church is being led by the Holy Ghost and able young men and women.
Rev. Shane is doing an awesome job along with his beautiful young wife, Jessica, with her singing talent. Bro. Jed leads in drums and adds his wonderful tenor voice.

Bro. Caleb is thankful for nothing cuz sometimes nothing is good!
Praise God! The Ramirez family is thankful for the simple things in living for God. Sis. Carmen carries a burden for her family but she hears from God His wonderful constant assurances.

Rev. Shane begins his message with the question, "Where did the sword come from?".
The will of God comes to your life so clear and plain and we respond "God, I want your will but I know that ain't it!" We need to quit fleecing God and start trusting God. You think Gideon was excited that his fleece worked? He went about figuring out a plan that did not match up with the plan of God. Thank God he listened to God, reduced the army, changed the tactics and won the victory for the Lord.

Peter thought he knew the will of God and wore a sword (remember he was a fisherman!) to join into the fight for the kingdom of God but when he struck out at the armed guard he was quickly rebuked for cutting off the ear of the guard as the Lord healed the man. Jesus won the battle and Peter picked up the sword of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost and spoke to the sinners about what they needed to do to make it into the true kingdom of Heaven.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Are You Tenderhearted?

Ephesians 4:32 "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

Powerful tongues and interpretations with a message of love from God Almighty, straight down to our congregation prepared the way for preaching by Pastor Koch on the power of a tender heart. Forgiving one another allows our footing on the Rock to remain strong. "Vengence is mine, sayeth the Lord." from Romans 12:19...Remove wrath and evil speaking far from you...How often do we get hurt and angry when we should be loving and forgiving? Pastor Koch used to ask his children when they were misbehaving "Just who do you think you are?" I am sure that Jesus would like to ask us that same question. Let us put bad thoughts and things far away from us and let's just love one another and Jesus. I want to make it to Heaven, don't you?
Let's go!