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November 26, 2019, 10:26 AM

Thanksgiving


Most of my prayer life is spent asking God for things. Asking for help, for comfort and love: for myself, my children, my grandchildren, my family, and my friends.  And there is nothing wrong with that. 1 Peter 5:7 says “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”. 

But, perhaps this week we should pray a prayer of thanksgiving for all that God has done for us, for this beautiful Salvation that he has given to us.  St. John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for the fellowship of God’s people as we read about in Psalm 133:1 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
 
So, this week, especially this week, let us all thank God for his love, his caring, and his mercy, that he so bountifully gives to us on a daily basis.  Psalm 100: 4-5 "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."

Bro. Doug Roan




November 19, 2019, 8:44 AM

Peace


According to the dictionary, Peace is the absence of war or strife. It can also be a state of mind. God’s ‘PEACE’, given to us through Sanctification, gives us the knowledge and understanding to be strong in the face of life’s cares, problems, and constant changes.

John 14:27 states, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

In John 16: 33 we read, “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

From the song, ‘He Whispers Sweet Peace to Me’
I trust Him through faith...by faith hold His hand....
And sometimes my faith is weak.....

And then when I ask Him to take command.....
It seems that I hear him speak.....

Chorus: 
He whispers sweet peace to me.....[to me]
He whispers sweet peace to me.....[to me]
When I am cast down....in spirit and soul....
He whispers....sweet peace to me.....

Bro. Doug Roan




October 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Psalm 118:24 (KJV)


Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made;  we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  To me, this verse is telling us to “Live in the Day”. It is great to plan ahead, to work, and to strive for better things; however, these are goals and should not be what truly defines your day to day life.

Exodus 32:29  “For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.”  If being happy, satisfied or self-fulfilled is not something you can have today then you are not living in the day.

Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

One thing I have learned, is that possessions do not bring happiness, peace, or joy. The spirit of Christ in your heart, the fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, and the love of your family is where you will find real satisfaction and contentment. These things are available to you today. “Live in the day.”

Bro. Doug Roan




October 23, 2019, 11:39 AM

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV)


"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."

This fact alone should give us all great comfort and assurance that no matter what changes may occur around us God will never change.  His love and compassion for us is always the same. It is constant.  His character cannot be shaken and His kingdom is everlasting and will endure forever.  If you haven't trusted Christ to be your Savior, there is no time like today to fully give Him your heart and life!  Put your trust in an unchanging Savior!

James 1:17 (KJV)  "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Bro. Mike Merritt




October 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

1 Corinthians 2:2 (KJV)


Around 51 AD, the apostle Paul on his missionary journey, travels to Corinth, a huge city of great wealth and diversity. There he lives for 18 months, working as a tentmaker, living with Aquila and his wife Pricilla.

After leaving the City, he writes a letter of encouragement to the new Christians in Corinth which includes the following statement found in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 2:2, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”

From this statement we can conclude the Apostle Paul did not care what their politics were, who was right or who was left. He did not care what their social status was, who had wealth, who did or did not have education. He determined that he would preach Christ to all who would listen, delivering the same message, ”Christ and him crucified” to everyone.

God help me to have the same standard as I go about my daily life!

Bro. Doug Roan


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