Monday, May 30, 2011
Please pray for the coffee ministry! Everytime we come close to having a location, something happens...at times I even think maybe it is not supposed to be. I have leads on machines etc... but don't want to spend all that money until there is a location. I also have no place but the middle of the livingroom to put the stuff till there is a location.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Our neighbor who has been very sick...passed away. Today was his funeral. He prayed to receive Christ as his Savior and Lord several weeks ago. His family had the full Catholic mourning traditions and mass this afternoon. Please pray for his family and for us as we continue to share with them.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Most of us know Proverbs 3:5-6 by heart....did you ever read the whole chapter? Fills in the WHOLE picture!
Proverbs 31My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Easy to write on a piece of paper and usually comforting to say. BUT do you really understand the impact of this phrase?
GOD IS SOVEREIGN.
Today Victor preached on Daniel 4. He highlighted verse 35. Remember Victor is blind and has had a brain tumor and now depends on others for just about everything. Victor said "I am going bare my soul today. Lately I feel cheated, alone, frustrated and like I have no chance at anything. I have asked "Why does God do what He does in my life or the life of other Christians?"
The title of our sermon today is "God is Sovereign." He then explained what the word sovereign means as it pertains to the nature and character of God. If you want, I can tell the rest of the message but how about you read the passage a couple times and meditate on it for a day or two...till you believe you understand the sovereignty of God..
Try writing "God is sovereign" on several post it notes and stick them in strategic places you will see during your day(bathroom, kitchen, car, TV room, bedroom, workplace, school locker, gym, wallet, Bible, novel you are reading, write it into your shopping list, stick it in your check book, sick it on your boat, motorcycle, pool, cellphone, ipod, laptop, xbox, play station, your kid's or spouse's forehead, your credit card, your refrigerator, stick it on your career, your vacation, your plans for the day, plans for the week, plans for the year, and for the future)....see what happens when this truth affects your life in that spot!
Monday, May 2, 2011
The 2nd module of the Omega course is underway. Please continue to pray for the future church planters as it is a big commitment to attend classes three nights a week. Most have more than fulltime jobs, families and other things that seen to arise in the midst of the busyness!