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January 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

1 Kings 17: 13-16 (KJV)

This weekend I had an opportunity to be with my parents and help after my Mom’s surgery.  It was an opportunity that I chose to take to reciprocate the love displayed through the years they took care of me growing up.  I thought about opportunities that we have in our lives and believe that God provides different types of opportunities for us daily.  These opportunities show up in different shapes and sizes.

We may have an opportunity to display some level of Grace to someone in need or display our determination and faith that God will see us through however we are tried.  It made me think of the story of Elijah and the widow woman in 1 Kings chapter 17.  When the widown met Elijah, she was going to make a last meal for her and her son because a drought in the land had kept them from having food.  1 Kings 17:13-16 reads, "And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as though hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.  For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.  And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.  And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah."

Elijah told her something that day, and she was presented with an opportunity.  In the story, the widow chose to display her determination and faith in God by doing what God had asked her to do. 

Let us take each day and look at the opportunities that God has for our lives, especially if you do not have a relationship with God.   Take advantage of the opportunity while you have breath and serve the God that provides our blessings.

Bro. Scott Rogers

January 24, 2017, 8:30 AM

Feed Me Jesus

We had some extraordinary meetings this past Sunday.  Both the morning and evening services were rich with the blessings of the Holy Spirit.  I personally walked away from yesterday with my cup running over and the song came to me this morning.

Feed Me Jesus
Feed me Jesus, feed me all the time.
Fill my spirit with thy love divine.
Dear Lord, let’s talk it over, tell me what to do.
Just feed me Jesus, I’m gonna make it through

I believe that when we come to worship expecting that God has something special for us, we will be blessed.

Ephesians 3:14-19 states, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God."

Bro. Scott Rogers

January 16, 2017, 2:44 PM

Romans 8:26 (KJV)

Romans 8:26 states, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

There are things in this life that will try our mental, physical and spiritual health.  When we experience these bumps in the road, it is sometimes hard to articulate what we need during our prayer time.  Sometimes, we are not even sure what to pray for.  This scripture in Romans encourages me that during those times the Holy Spirit, in our hearts, helps to bring all our needs before an Almighty God.  It reminds me of a song:

Now Let us have a little talk with Jesus,
Let us tell him all about our troubles,
He will hear our faintest cry
And He will answer by and by.
Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning
And you know a little fire is burning
You will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.

Let us always remember to let the Spirit lead us in our prayer times.

Bro. Scott Rogers

January 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Psalms 27: 4 (KJV)

Psalms 27:4 says “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple”.  There is a lot of great scenery outside with the snow; which to me demonstrates just a portion of the Lord’s beauty that he allows us to catch a glimpse of.

However, I pray that today and everyday we all desire the true beauty of the Lord, which is to have a relationship with God through his Holy Spirit.

I hope everyone has a safe and warm day.  May God bless us and our fellowship in 2017!!

Bro. Scott Rogers

January 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

A New Year's Resolution

As we trade in the old year for the new, it’s a time for reflection.   We often consider the last year and what we might hope for in the new year.  Unless our resolutions are grounded in a humble request for the Lord’s help, they are likely to quickly be broken or fall by the way.  So what Godly New Year’s resolutions should we make?

There is some cause for caution; the scripture tells us “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed” (Ecc 5:4). 

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Cor 5:17).  So the first priority in setting a resolution is to understand if we are a new creature.  Have we been forgiven and asked His Spirit to come into our heard and sanctify our heart and life?  Unless we are a new creature, then we need to seek to be forgiven and sanctified.

The obvious thing that passes away during sanctification is Sin (that inbreed desire to seek our own in spite of Godly counsel), but the things we love also changes.  The scripture tell us to “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).  So it seems the love of the world, and the love of the Father are opposites.

Maybe this verse helps define the love of the world:  “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16) .  Perhaps this give insight on the love of the Father: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-25).

With sanctification comes the love of some things.  We love to study the Bible to show ourselves approved to God, love to fellowship with our brothers and sisters, encourage one another, and be in church, especially on Sunday morning and evening.  Sunday is still a special day, according to the scripture:  “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth”  (Is 58:13-14).

Can we resolutely renew the consecration necessary to have the Spirit in our hearts and lives.  “For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor” (Gal 2:18).

Bro. David Cosby


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