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Thoughtful & Thankful

Friday, September 8th, 2017

I’ve been thinking on all the things taking place in this ol’ world.  But I am reminded continually that my God is greater, far greater, than anything that we see in this physical and natural world.

Church, we must begin to focus on His Word, and commit to living it out daily.  Guard your hearts and the words of your mouth. Check your attitudes and actions in the ‘mirror’ of God’s Word.  The Church needs to step up, calm ourselves and prepare our hearts daily. We need the compassion of Jesus Christ, we need the heart of The Father. We are to minister God’s Love.

I think the one thing that stirs my heart the most….

Too much of the church has taken up the worlds warfare. But we must go back to the foundation of The Word of God.  We must stand bold, and declare His Love and Mercy. We cannot link arms with the enemy and expect to win.  We are chosen, ‘called out‘ to be separate from this old world’s way of doing things.  We cannot walk, talk, and act like the ‘world’, and expect to lead them to The Father.  There’s something different about the Christian life.  They ought to be able to distinguish us from the rest of the world.  Church, check your love-walk.  Check your attitude.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Psalms 19: 14

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Matthew 12: 35-37

35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

These are a few things that God has reminded me of. I am careful when I speak…

I want my heart and my words to reflect The Father,

Pastor Lovie

 

Repentance… A Day in the Life

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Excerpts from a recent message.

Proverbs 28:13
King James Bible
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”

The Bible is God speaking to us. If Jesus came to us in the flesh he would speak Scripture and words that correspond and confirm scripture. Repentance is (or should be) a part of the everyday Christian life.. Or “A day in the life”. Living in this fallen world, we are constantly reminded of the sin “that so easily besets us”. One point: unconfessed sin is unforgiven sin. To be sure, God in His great plan of Redemption laid all of our sins on Jesus at the cross. But we must accept the forgiveness that God offers. This is a daily walk. He gives us this day our daily bread. Like the manna in the days of old.

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
We must repent daily and ask for Jesus Holy Blood to wash us afresh. “…the Blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” “If we say that we have no sin, then we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
I have a question: in the light of Proverbs 28:13… Wonder what would’ve happened if Adam in the Garden after he sinned would’ve immediately confessed his sin? He doesn’t…he plays the blame game. “It’s the woman you gave me”.. In effect blaming God. “If you hadn’t given me that woman…” And that’s in every human DNA. Blame someone else. Sad really. Because until we accept responsibility for our circumstances God can do little to help. (Even if the circumstances are not necessarily your fault)
I’ve learned that some folk want help but don’t want to change.
In 2 Chronicles there is recorded for our admonition a story of King Ahaz. Now Ahaz was not a nice man. He caused Judah to sin. As king he even sacrificed his own children in the fire to appease demon gods. And then once his sin caused the nation to be destroyed, Ahaz refuses to repent and doubles down on stupid and says: “the gods of the Assyrians helped them, maybe if I sacrifice to them they will help me too.”
And the Bible says the gods “were the ruin of him”. And Judah suffered for his decisions because he was the leader. Ahaz is an OT poster child for what NOT to do. As I humbly see it, Ahaz had a choice. He could’ve turned to God in repentance and God would’ve forgiven him & spared his nation. He knew better. But, beloved many times folk know better but they don’t do better. Bad times for nation of Judah. Everything rises & falls on leadership.

Let us all exercise our leadership potential and turn to God in true repentance. He will abundantly pardon.

God bless you today.

Pastor Eugene

Repentance… a Change in your life

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Yesterday’s sermon was on “Repentance: A Day in the Life”  (a look at King Ahaz) 
 

The thought has often been that when a crisis occurs, that people would ‘run to the church’. Well, that’s just not so. In ‘recent’ times we’ve watched people fall away from the things of God, the Call of God. Instead of resisting the devil, people resist the voice of God. And the Bible teaches us that in the last days there will be a great falling away.  Now, that’s not to just accept the negative but to embrace the promise of God. It is thought that we no longer need to repent, but I find that contrary to The Word.

In times of trouble, in times of distress, I choose to run to Him.

He is my Peace, my Provider,
My Shelter, my Protector.
He is my Joy in times of great sorrow,

My Hope for a better and brighter tomorrow.

I choose Jesus. I search His Word daily. I find myself in need of Him. I will not try and convince myself that I can do it all on my own. I acknowledge my sin and errs, and repent. And at that point of repentance, I surrender my will to His.

“Many people want help, they just don’t want to change”.  P. Eugene

 

Repentance. it’s all about change.
~Pastor Lovie

Quiet Down

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Sometimes we need to STOP and determine to listen for The Heavenly Father’s voice.

He’s leading me to slow down and lean on Him each and everyday. So, I’m spending a little more time in prayer and the Word. Meditating and speaking to myself in psalms…singing to Him songs of praise and thanksgiving.

Onward, Upward &Higher,

P. Lovie

Living In Victory

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.      Hebrews 4:12 NLT

I’m thinking on this scripture… as I consider all that is going on in our nation, yes even in our churches…

How is your soul today?  Can you say, “it is well with my soul”?

Division, confusion, hatred, bitterness, nor jealousy is an acceptable attitude for the Christian.

It is so important to guard your heart right now, to watch what you say. You cannot spew hatred and venom and expect the blessing of God.

As we enter into a new season we must remember to pray.

  • Pray for our President and our nation’s leaders.
  • Pray for our Pastors.
  • Pray for our churches.

Pray for wisdom, pray for divine intervention.. Pray for safety.  Pray for each other.

Don’t be out of order.  Stay in line with God’s Word. Walk in love.

Be an instrument of peace,  an ambassador of Jesus Christ.  We can not conform to this world’s way of  thinking and acting… GUARD YOUR HEART!

~Pastor Lovie