Thursday, 4 June 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

There are times when we must ask ourselves, 'what is best for everyone else.'  We are a church and we are a family and like any family there are times when we put our families needs ahead of our own.  It's never right for anyone to ever abuse you but you may make sacrifices to lovingly help meet the needs of others.  Jesus was willing to lay down His life for the sheep.  The Apostle Paul did many things to see the gospel preached around the world.  As long as you're giving with the right heart then no gift is too small or too large. Matthew 10:42 "And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.” Whatever you do, do it all in the name of the Lord and you shall be blessed in all that you do.
This Sunday is the last Sunday of May.  In the morning I'll be sharing on, 'What Causes A Famine?'  What can we do to prevent a famine in your life?  In the evening Pastor Mark will be sharing the word of the Lord with us.  He always gives us a great look at the scriptures. 
Next Saturday (weather permitting) June 6th there will be a Great Youth Event.  A walk up Coxheath Mountain followed by a time of sharing, worship, food, and fellowship.
The following Sunday June 7th is Family Sunday so get ready get ready get ready for a wonderful time in the presence of the Lord.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice. 

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In the Bible we see many names for those who are in relationship with the Lord.  Sometimes we are referred to as babies in Christ, His children, sons and daughters, good soldiers, fathers of the faith, kings and priests.  We are not called by one name all the time but different names for different reasons and the different seasons.  If you are facing a devil then pick the name soldier, if teaching in the church pick father or priest, if praying to God pick son or daughter.  It's often not the size of the circumstances you face that defeat you but it's how you see yourself within the circumstances you face.  If you see yourself as a baby and the devil shows up you cry about how hard life is but if you see yourself as a soldier then you fight and win the victory.  It's not seeing a big bad devil but it's seeing a great big God and knowing that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.  James 4:7 "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."  May you enjoy the fullness of the day while walking in the fullness of Christ.
This Sunday we have special guests Fred and Val Bennett.  They will be ministering in both services and giving prophetic insight in how to stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice.    

Friday, May 8th, 2015

It looks like our weather has taken a spring in the right direction.  Warmer days will make us all feel better.  I am reminded that we are to walk by faith whether the weather agrees with us or not.  Spring happened on the calendar weeks ago and the truth that spring came is not determined by the warmth of the day but by the fact of time.  The weatherman didn't wait for it to be a day of 10 degrees and then announce this is the first day of spring and in the same way when God makes promises He sets the promise in time and when the time arrives so does the promise.  We need to be ready to receive His promise while we live in the upper room of faith, no matter what the climate is around us.  When the time arrives we then can declare it even before we see it come to pass.  It was spring before it felt like spring so we walk not by feeling but by faith knowing that what He has promised, He is able to perform it, and He who said it shall bring it to pass.  Enjoy the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.
This is Mother's Day Sunday and what a great day to honor and celebrate our Moms.  I will be sharing with you, 'Old and New Mothers.'  Have you ever watched a new mother and an older mother and how they respond.  The new mom says be careful of the baby, no one hold the baby, did you wash your hands before you touched the baby and the older mother passes the baby around like a football.  Experience is a great teacher and if we fail to hear the wisdom from the older people in our lives then we will likely become frustrated with the present circumstances in our life.
On Mother's Day there is no evening service.  Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, May 1st, 2015

It was interesting to hear someone say to me that they didn't have a lot of rocks in their life that they had to get over.  Rocks like childhood abuse, or hurt, addiction, betrayal, divorce, worry, fear, and despair.  I wonder, how many rocks are in your way that hinder you from having a great day?  How many rocks from your past still appear on the road before you?  Philippians 3:13-14 "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgettingthose things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."  There are things and times when we have to allow the Lord to handle the rocks.  We can't remove them on our own and we can't hide them or ignore them but we can release them to Jesus and He can guide us and lead us away from the rocks and into a highway that is higher than the road of our past.  With the rocks fading out of sight and a brighter future appearing on the horizon, your best days.... are yet to come.  Have a super day today.
This Sunday is our Family Sunday so we'll get things started at 10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  This is a great service to bring some food and invite a friend.  I will be sharing on, 'What Makes You?'  You are who you are but how do you become who God intended you to be?  It's a journey of a lifetime.  We will also be sharing Communion and there is no evening service on Family Sunday. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you. lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice