Friday, 23 October 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

It's the big things in life that seem impossible to reach so why not build a bridge using the little things that we all can do.  Little acts of kindness may not seem like much at the time but together they bridge the gap and bring us into greater success.  Proverbs 30:24 "There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise." What four things could it be? Is it you or is it me let's check the scripture to see.... Ants, badgers, locust, and spiders.  Why does the Lord find them to be so wise?  They all do the little things right and thus the Lord declares them to be very wise.  It's both those little mistakes that spoil us and the little right things that bring us success.  Focus on the right things and don't allow your last little mistake to stop you from doing the next little thing right.   Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest act of kindness. This is the secret to finding Godly success.Tonight is the, "Fellowship Youth Event."  All our Junior and Senior High students plus all their friends are invited to 171 Curry St. Howie Center.  Starting @6 going till 9 there will be lots of food, fun, fellowship, and fireworks.     
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing, "Buying In...Into You."  When Jesus comes into our life He brings many wonderful gifts.  We need to buy into the fact that its Christ in us that is our hope and start to see our life from His point of view.  Sunday evening Pastor Mark will be sharing the Word of the Lord and it's always an exciting time to believe God for a miracle. 
Next Sunday is Family Sunday and we need everyone to be involved with our vision to reach our world.  By inviting a friend to come with you, you bring them to a door of opportunity.  It's the opportunity of a lifetime for them to receive the abundant life that's found in Christ.  I will always be eternally grateful for those that invited me.  Don't forget to fill your Christmas Child Shoebox.    
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Ephesians 1:13-14 "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm...."  For the believer today it's hard to take a stand when we live in a world of shifting and sinking sands.  Standing for what's right is a moving target and the world aims to trick you to trap you with what you believe.  I see in scripture that Jesus didn't answer every question, sometimes He walked away.  Standing firm in what we believe doesn't always mean that we have to talk while standing.  I believe if we stand firm for God He will defend us, His Holy Spirit will lead us, and Jesus will give us the right words to say when it's the right time to talk.  So stand tall today and look like a Christian.  May others see your good words and glorify the Father which art in Heaven. 
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Weak Made Strong With Partners.'  Have you ever come to a breaking point?  Do you know others that are at their breaking point?  Invite them to church to hear it's at breaking times that we need to turn to the right places if we want to win the victory.  Sunday evening will be a great time in the presence of the Lord as we come together to worship the Lord.
Continue to pray for all those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

It's thanksgiving weekend.  Psalm 100:4 "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."  The Lord would never give us a direction to do something that was beyond our ability to do.  We are asked to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, be thankful as we bless His name.  Psalm 34:3 "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together."  As we gather in church, our praise and worship is a collective opportunity to bless the Lord together.  Psalm 69:30 "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving."  God is expecting all of us to willingly obey His word by giving Him thanks for who He is.  Isaiah 1:19 "If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land."  Everyone can give thanks if they want to.  Everyone can offer the Lord praise if they want to.  According to your faith be it unto you.  I pray that you are able to freely express your thankfulness to God with everyone you meet.      
On Sunday morning I'll be sharing with you, 'When One Returns.'  What happens when one person does the right thing?  I believe that that one person is blessed and is raised to a higher level of freedom.  What happens if one person decided to fly around the world and another person decides to walk?  One has made by their choice the trip easy and quick, the other by choice has made their trip hard and long if not impossible.  You can by choice do the right thing and make life more enjoyable.    
On Thanksgiving there is no evening service.  While I was away in the US last week I did see a turkey holding up a sign,'eat more beef!'  Alice and I had a great time ministering at the conference and many people told us that their lives have been forever changed.  We would like to thank all those that prayed and supported us in making this ministry trip such a blessing.   
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, October 1st, 2015

Jesus said that the greatest in His Kingdom was the one that we would call the servant.  It's said that we make a living by what we gain but we make a life by what we give.  Servants have to be givers and they give of their time, talent, and treasure.  2 Corinthians 9:7 "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  You would think in the natural that giving would mean that you would have less but that's not true.  In serving others a servant becomes a part of any great thing that is accomplished in the Kingdom of God.  Rejoice in your serving for the Lord keeps good books and He is a debtor to no one.  Whatever you do in word or in deed for others, be a cheerful given.     
Alice and I will be in Fort Kent Maine this weekend doing special services for Apostle Matt and Amy Carpenter.  I thought I would send out an early email to remind everyone that this is Family Sunday and we need lots of food for the breakfast as we have some expected guests coming.  Also on Family Sunday we have no evening service but there is a service at Munro Academy @6:30 to support the Love Israel fund raiser.
Continue to pray for all those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice    

Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015

Prayer that begins with trusting God and walking by faith, bypasses the waiting room of doubt and unbelief.  Prayer that starts with praise causes us to end up in the land of thankfulness.  When trouble drives us to pray it has made a great mistake, for it's in prayer that the Lord drives trouble away from us.  Prayer is a spiritual resource that the Lord has given us and we can use it anytime anywhere to personally speak with Him.  Jesus said in John 16:24 "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."  We can also agree with others.  Matthew 18:19 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven."  Let's remember today to pray for our joy to be full and for others to be blessed.   
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on 'Strengthen One Another.'   How do we look out for those we love?  Do we only love them to their face or do we have their back?  Sunday evening, 'How Can Two Walk Together?'  Joshua was able to walk under the leadership of Moses and he was also able to instruct others how to walk together to enter the Promise Land.  If you can walk right along someone else, the Lord will raise you up to greater and greater places.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice       

Friday, Sept. 18th, 2015

The old song; 'Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done.'  We can in times of trouble forget to count our blessings as we are busy adding up our sorrow.  Take a moment right now and thank the Lord for who He is.  2 Corinthians 9:8 "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."  Psalm 34:1 "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth."  Enjoy the rest of your day as you rest in the promises of God. 
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing with you on, 'The War Of Words.'  You can think what you like but you should say what you mean.  Sunday evening @6 we are having a Water Baptism service Faith Baptist Church in Sydney has offered us their church for the evening.  We will begin at 6 with food and fellowship followed by the service.  Come and see as many new members in the family of God follow the Lord Jesus into the water and are baptised.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice   

Friday, Sept. 5th, 2015

Greetings Saturday Sept 5th

To: 'Pastor Kevin Mattatall'
Hi everyone, I know it's not Friday, Alice and I just arrived home this morning around 8am from Newfoundland.  I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow on "Family Sunday," bring lots of food, lots of friends, and lets all enjoy the presence of the Lord together. 
It's strange how we can seek to learn more out about God and find more out about ourselves.  1 Corinthians 13:12 "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known."  The character of God is like looking into a mirror as He reflects back to us the hidden thoughts of our own heart.  To truly know the deep things of God would be to truly know the deep things about yourself.  Maybe that's why some people stop seeking God?  They don't like what they see inward so they stop looking heavenward.  God only reveals what He knows that we can handle and wisdom tells us to keep seeking even when we don't understanding.  Often my understanding about a past truth is better revealed to me as I seek to understand the next truth.  Walking by faith means I don't need to understand everything but to be faithful in what I do understand.  Keep on keeping go for our best days are yet to come. 
Continue to pray for those in need.  Especially pray for Lin Ryan to receive a miracle today.
Lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice