Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Bless the Lord Oh my soul and all that is within me, all that I can do, all that is possible for me to do, bless His Holy name.  It’s not always easy to give God the glory when things go wrong.  What happens when the dreams from yesterday run into the problems of today and destroy your hopes for tomorrow?  You were working the plan but you won’t planning for what happened.  Life landed you a sucker punch that caused you to see stars and brought you to your knees.  Someone blew out the light at the end of the tunnel and even if you do get back on track, which way do you go in the dark?
As I have watched and helped many people to recover by using the power of the Holy Spirit it’s been in special moments that suddenly the light comes on and a person makes the decision to move forward.  It doesn’t happen in days, weeks, months, or years but it’s in a Divine moment that the person decides for themselves that their future is not going to be controlled by some past mistake.  It may take some time to reach the moment but our biggest changes happen in moments when we feel the presence of God .  I call it a miraculous moment and may you today have a miraculous moment and be blessed. 
This Sunday morning I’ll be sharing on, ‘Now Unto Him Who Is Able.’  When we have a need in our life we seek for someone who is able to meet that need.  There are some needs that are beyond human help and require us to look higher to find the answer.  In the evening I’ll be sharing on, ‘Dealing With Contradiction.’  As we walk with God the Lord answers all our questions but there is the time between having the question and finding the answer that can work to test our faith. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Psalm 102: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits.”  If we are asked to forget not then it must be possible to forget.  On the day that a benefit touches us we say that we shall never forget but down the road as time and life pass the memory of the event fades.  Another part of this forget not is to remember what we have learned about God and what He has done for others in times when they needed Him.  Don’t forget what you have experienced and remember to call on the living loving Savior in times of trouble.  So when we forget not it’s not just remembering the things that we have seen Him do for us but it’s also remembering all the things that we know that it’s possible for Him to do.
This Sunday morning I’ll be sharing on, ‘I Can.’  Until you confess I can you’ll never advance past where you currently are.  The next level for you must first become a possibility to you.  Sunday evening I’ll be sharing on, ‘Whatever Things You Hear.’  The word must inform you before it can transform you.  If you have an ear to hear then all things are possible.  If you pray to hear from God then it’s not the list that you take to God in prayer but it’s the list that forms while praying that counts.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Blessings in the name of the Lord Jesus.  I was thinking how we often don’t know what we have or we don’t appreciate what we have because it’s right under our noses.  Some children I know are going to Florida and they are counting the sleeps till they go.  What about the children in Florida who live next door to Disney World, are they counting the sleeps until they get to go to Florida?  Not likely.  What about our Cabot Trail and the millions of people who come to see it and we who live here may not give it the time day.  I thought about church, serving the Lord, and worship.  We live in a country where we have the right to go to church, serve the Lord, and worship as much as we want but many who need to don’t bother.  Some have lost interest or don’t care but God will always have a ‘want to’ people.  Jesus in Matthew repeats the words of Moses and said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  Loving the Lord is a personal choice that must be kept burning in our hearts.  We are to fan the flames with joy, stoke the fire with acts of love, and add the fuel of our faithfulness.  Take some time today to talk to the Lord.
I was talking with a young man this week who raised his hand last Sunday morning in church and with tears he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  He said that this week has been so much better and he feels totally different.  He is now praying for his wife to accept Jesus also.   This Sunday in the morning I’ll be sharing on, ‘Whoever Can Have Whatever.’  There are many promises in the Bible that apply to us all.  Not just for some elite group but when the word declares that whosoever can have whatsoever then it applies to us all.  Are you a whosoever?  Are you willing to follow the Lord?  Then whatsoever applies to you!  In the evening Pastor Mark will be sharing the word and praying for the sick.  Come expecting a miracle. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice  

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Praise the Lord for His goodness towards us.  1st Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” As I was meditating about this verse this morning I asked myself, have we as adults put away our childish things.  Do we as adults act like adults?  When we talk with a child who’s having problems at school we tell them to tell their parents and let their teacher know.  We give them some personal direction but we do not position our self to take on their problem.  When we talk with an adult who is having a problem we are no longer talking with a child and adults are to receive advice and then act like adults.  An adult should know their boundaries and they hopefully have learned ways to handle problems and protect themselves.   Acting right is a learned process but the problem is we are often handed a problem before we know how to handle the problem.   We thus need to grow up while we process through the problem on our way to becoming mature.  A sign of maturity is the putting away of childishness.  The Lord has us all on a journey to our promises and in the process we shall become mature.  It’s not that we have reached perfection but we are hopefully less wrong than we used to be.
On Saturday, that’s tomorrow morning @9 there is a Men’s Breakfast @ Bethel Family Church in Glace Bay.  Sunday morning is ourSpecial Family Sunday.  Everyone invites a friend and @10:15 we share breakfast together.  The morning service follows and I’ll be sharing on ‘He’s Alive.’  The message places us between the resurrection and His ascension.  Jesus is back walking among His disciples and is there a difference in the ministry of Jesus?  Also on Family Sunday we serve Communion and there is a special Building Fund offering.  On Family Sunday there is no evening service.
Continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice