Monday, 28 December 2015

Friday, December 18th, 2015

There is a promise in the Bible that tells us, "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease." Genesis 8:22  The Bible tells us in Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."   It's simple, what we plant we harvest.  That's why we should start everyday by dropping good thoughts into the soil of our soul.  Listen to or read something that has seeds in it that will encourage you.  As it grows throughout the day your harvest you be a greater level of love, joy, and peace.  May today be a wonderful day for you and your family.     
Don't forget....Tomorrow is the practice for the Christmas Concert.
Sunday morning is our Special Christmas presentation.  This is always a wonderful time as our Sunday School takes center stage to tell us the story of Christmas.  Sunday evening will be filled with songs and fellowship.  I will share on, 'Why A Baby?' 
Family Sunday is coming the first Sunday in the New Year and we are making some changes.  We have grown so much in the past 3 years that we need to adjust how things are managed.  If you would like to help out in this ministry please contact Pastor Bruce.  If you have been helping in this area already and would like to continue to help please contact Pastor Bruce.
Also in the New Year for Jan., Feb., and March there will be no Sunday evening services unless it is for a special event. 
Next Friday is Christmas day so if I don't see you before then, may you and your family have a wonderful blessed Christmas.  Please continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Sharing and caring for others should be a part of our everyday life.  Galatians 6:1-2 "Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important."  I read that a close friend is someone who sees your first tear, catches your second tear, and comforts you so much that they prevent your third tear from falling.  Caring and sharing need to go hand in hand.  Most people will say that they care about a certain problem but not everyone will share what they have to help solve that problem.  We need to work of sharing and caring for others because it's a way that we can reveal the love of Christ.  Your assignment from Heaven is to care so much that you share your love with someone today.
This Sunday morning I'll be speaking on, 'Staying Strong.'  We can start strong but how do we stay strong?  Sunday evening Pastor Mark will be sharing the Word of the Lord with us.  Come out and bring a friend.
Our services are streamed live on Sunday morning from our web site and you can find past services on You Tube and Podcast.   
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, December 4th, 2015

There are a lot of people out Christmas shopping trying to find that perfect gift.  They want something really great and hope it will last longer than Christmas day.  I have a couple of Christmas gift ideas for you.  To those that have hurt you, give them forgiveness. To those that get on your nerves, be patient.  To those you say you love, give them your heart.  To all those around you, give them respect.  To every child who's watching you, give them a good example.  These are gifts that not only have the power to change others but they will return and bless you.
It's Christmas Banquet time.  Tick tock watch the clock... It's Saturday evening @6pm for an evening of blessing for ever one.  We are expecting a wonderful time again this year as we celebrate how the Lord has been touching our lives.
Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Well Rounded Attitude.'  For the mature person who wants to find success their attitude is everything.  Not just in one area of their life, but in every area of their life. 
There is no breakfast Family Sunday service this month due to us having our Banquet on Saturday evening.  Our church service will start at the regular time 10:30.   There will be no Sunday evening service this week. 
Continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice. 

Friday, November 27th, 2015

In the world today we read the newspaper and believe what it says while we read the Bible and question it's truth.  As we move away from His truth we remove the moral compass from the soul of our society and things become worse.  As believers we must uphold His truth as our guide though life.  "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."  Colossians 3:16  It's the first few words in this verse that makes the rest of this verse possible for us to fulfill.  We are to let His word or allow His Word to dwell on the inside of us.  If we allow His word to rule then His word will help us to decide what to do.  We are to make room in us to allow His word to live in us richly or to the full measure.  Then as we approach others, we will walk in the Spirit of His Holy Word and speak in a flow like music coming from our heart.  Our words will then help others to live according to the grace and goodness of God.
Just to let you know that over 4000 Christmas Shoe Boxes have been shipped out this week from Cape Breton.  Martin McCarthy and his team of workers did a great job to reach this number of shoe boxes.  We believe that children around the world will be forever changed by this gift.  Praise the Lord!   
Ozzie Marsman's wife Marie passed away this week.  The visitation is tonight 6-9 and the funeral is tomorrow at 1 pm from the Pier Community Funeral Home (the former Pier Salvation Army Church)
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Parting Ways.'  Moses was someone who was always parting ways?  What can we learn from his good and bad decisions.  In the evening, 'Opposites Or the Same.'  The Lord uses different props that are opposites to describe the same event.
Coming up next Saturday or a week from tomorrow @ 6pm is our annual Church Family Christmas Banquet. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4 or more.  We want everyone to be there so the price is free for anyone or any family who can't afford to pay.  Please check with Bob and Lin Ryan for tickets as seating is limited.  Thanks so much.
Continue to pray for all those in need, there are several of our members who need a divine healing touch from Jesus.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice           

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Hi everyone, hope you are having a blessed day.  Last weekend Alice and I attended a leadership conference in Botwood Newfoundland.  I had asked Pastor Gordon Warr from Lewisporte to share about some things that he saw in good leaders.  Pastor Gordon started by saying that he was 83 years old.  He said that leaders have to be ready to lead or they need to be prepared with the right information.  Then he said more important than just being ready was to have a willingness to lead.  Are you willing to do whatever is needed to get the job done?  He has seen many people who are ready as far as information goes but they are unwilling to do anything.  They may know more than the Pastor but are unwilling to help out.  On the other hand God in willing to use any willing heart and He equips them as they get started.  We have put so much importance on getting ready when the greater gift in any true leader has been a willingness to start.  You may not be as ready as someone else but if you are willing you shall have good success.  May each of us be willing to do something for our Savior and Lord Jesus to see His Kingdom come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Music and Dancing In Father's House.' Your approach to the runway of life has a lot to do with how you land.  Church is a place to celebrate the presence of the Lord as people are saved.  Sunday evening, 'Crazy People.'  Are there any crazy people in your life?  You know... people that are different than you. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Carl MacDonald in still in the Hospital in CCU.  
Lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice