Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Praise Him our God, Creator, Saviour, and Lord.  John 1:3 "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made."  At Christmas we can be busy doing lots of things and then looking at what we have done with joy.  We have decorated the tree, made special food, and bought certain gifts.  Last night as I prayed and reflected on this Christmas I thanked the Lord for all the things that He has done for me.  Yes I have planted and watered but it's truly only God who brings good increase to what any of us have done.  Take a moment today to say over your life, 'to God be the glory for the great things that He has done.' 
We have a busy weekend on the go.  Saturday morning @10 there is a choir practice at the church as they prepare for next weekend.  Then @12:30 there is a full Sunday School practice for the play that they will be performing Sunday morning.  After the morning service on Sunday there is another choir practice for 1 hour and there will be no evening service this Sunday.
Next Friday @7 our choir will be singing at the Mayflower Mall.  Also Dec. 24th Christmas Eve @10:15 am we will gather @ Loaves and Fishes to sing Christmas songs.
Continue to pray for those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Bless the Lord oh my soul and praise His Holy name.  I once read a book called, 'Falling Forward.'  It was about the fact that we all make mistakes and we all fail or fall as we are learning to walk the good walk of faith.  We need to know that in falling forward we fell in the direction of our goal and as we get up we'll be closer to our goal than when we fell.  Proverbs 24: 16 "For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again."  Success or failure is not found in how many times you fell but in how many times you got back up.  Falling can be hurtful and getting back up may require some effort from you and those around you.  This is why we are called a family and helping each other is what we do.  As I have walked with God, I've been helped by others and times when I've helped others to be encouraged to continue to fight the good fight off faith.  Let us today be God's hands extended as we help and bless those that are around us.
This Saturday, that's tomorrow night we're having our Family Christmas Banquet.  It starts at 6 pm at the church and you should come early to get a good seat as we celebrate that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.  Our guest speaker is Glen Tetford and he will also be with us for our 10:30 Sunday morning service.  Glen is really a down to earth guy with an up to Heaven message.  You will be blessed by his insight into the word of God.  There will be no Sunday evening service this week.
Continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice