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January 20, 2020, 12:00 PM

Isaiah 55:10-11 (KJV)


The prophet Isaiah declares a promise to us in the scriptures that the word of the Lord shall not return void.  Isaiah 55: 10-11 states, “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”  In the New Testament, the apostle Paul references this in similar fashion about sowing the seed and letting God give the increase.

The Lord calls for us to be a mouth piece for him and He will do the rest. I sometimes find myself worrying about the results of my efforts, when all I should be asking myself is the message going out.  You may never see the results of your efforts for the Lord, but the scripture says it will not return void. 

I know God has a purpose for everything we do and say for Him. May we continue to be willing vessels for him and that we continue to seek out his purpose and the plan he has for us.

Bro. Matt Collins




January 8, 2020, 2:24 PM

Luke 6:47-49 (KJV)


Without a solid foundation it is impossible to weather the storms of life.  We have to dig deep when establishing our relationship with Christ the solid rock.  We do this by listening to God and doing what he asks.

Luke 6:47-49 says, "Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:  He is like a man which built an house , and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehmently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great."

Bro. Scott Rogers




December 31, 2019, 1:22 PM

2 Corinthians 13:5 (KJV)


With the start of a brand new year, many folks are evaluating their lives and resolving to make improvements for 2020.  This evaluation is a healthy process if one is truly honest with themselves.  Whether these improvements are associated with diet, exercise, or setting a budget; this type of evaluation can lead to improvements that can be life changing. 

The Bible does teach us to examine ourselves, but in a little different way than looking at things from a physical viewpoint.  According to 2 Corinthians 13:5 we are to, "Examine ourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.  Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"   This single verse challenges us all to look within ourselves and to make sure Jesus Christ is abiding in our hearts in lives.  Another verse found in 2 Peter 1:10 says, "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:  for if you do these things, ye shall never fall."

I pray this week your New Year's resolutions start with the spiritual side of life and that you all will have a safe and Happy New Year!

Bro. Mike Merritt




December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)


Isaiah 7:14 states, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, And shall call his name Immanuel.”  People seem to have more trouble believing in the virgin birth than any other part of the Christmas story, but it is an essential part of God’s perfect plan of redemption for all mankind. 

The sin nature has been passed down to all people from generation to generation because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden when God told them not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil or they would spiritually die.  Romans 5:12 states, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” 

Scripture teaches that Jesus was fully human, with a physical body like ours, which he received from Mary. At the same time, Jesus was fully God, with an eternal, sinless nature.  We read in John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” 

Jesus was not born as a normal man with the “Sin Nature” already in his heart and soul.  Hebrews 7:26  states, “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.”  The Virgin Birth circumvented the transmission of the sin nature and allowed the eternal God to become a perfect man.  As stated in Romans 5:17, “ For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” and Romans 5:19, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

When God comes into our hearts, and we are sanctified, his spirit allows us to take on the sinless nature of God.  We become the true children of God.  In Romans 8:17 it states, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;”  This was the Purpose of Jesus Christ and why the Virgin birth was so important.

Bro. Doug Roan




December 5, 2019, 6:46 PM

Matthew 9:36 (KJV)


“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 

This scripture demonstrates Christ’s great love and compassion for us all.  During the Christmas season we are all reminded to think about, pray for, and take action to uplift those around us.  So as you navigate through this busy and sometimes stressful season please remember to follow the pattern he left for us by taking time to help and encourage those who are in need.  By blessing someone else you’ll be surprised how much you will be blessed!  I hope you all have a great week!

Bro. Mike Merritt


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