Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

When we play games like hockey or baseball there needs to be a home plate or a net to score in.  Imagine if there was no home plate or no net, you could endlessly play the game and never have a winner.  By never winning there would never be a celebration of victory.  As Christians we need to have goals in life or we will endlessly work for the Lord and never have a victory.  In the beginning when God was creating things He would say at the end of the day, 'it was good.'  It was good as far as He got even if it wasn't finished.
It is a good life to serve the Lord and we should celebrate each day with thanks for the goodness of God.  Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it."  When I think about our salvation I rejoice for Jesus has crossed the home plate and won the victory for all of us.  Celebrate your salvation and have a blessed day today.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, 'Being Fed in The Famine.'  The Lord always has spiritual food to satisfy our hungry.  No matter what valley we are going through His Word will provide inward strength for all of us.  Sunday evening we are having a Water Baptism service.  The Faith Baptist church has once again offered us the use of their church to hold our service in.  This is always an exciting time for us as we watch people make a step into the water as they obey the scriptures and follow the Lord Jesus.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice.     

Friday, April 1st, 2016

How long do we keep hoping that something that's been broken can be fixed?  King David had a hope that his infant son would not die.  He prayed, hoped, cried out to God and then when he was told that the baby was dead he cleaned himself up and moved on.  His servants thought David would be worse when he heard the bad news but he said that while the child lived he still hoped but once the child died he dropped the matter and began again.  In talking to couples about a broken relationship I have advised them that they need to quickly forgive each other.  If they don't the problem may seem impossible to fix and someone will decide it's dead, it's over, there's nothing more I can do and move on.  If we want all of our relationships to last a lifetime then forgive those that trespass against you.
Get ready get ready get ready it's Family Sunday and that means we start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  I will be sharing, 'Living At the Next Level.'  There are many levels to live life on and the Lord always calls us higher.  Get ready to move to a new level of faith as Jesus calls us upward and onward. 
Continue to pray for all those in need and continue to pray about the new church building that everything would go smoothly as we move forward.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice    

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Praise the Lord for we know the great victory that was won at the Cross.  The blood of Jesus paid in full the wages for all of our sin.  The song writer penned, 'My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!'  It's strange how we view the test of our faith before we see the fulfillment of His promise in our life.  Jesus prayed for the cup of what He had to endure to be passed from Him.  Have you ever prayed for a problem to go away?  Looking back it's been at those crosses that we had to bare that we came to a crossroad and God used the cross to point us towards a new day.  Good Friday is not our greatest defeat but alas it's our greatest victory.
Today @10:30 there is a Good Friday service at Bethel Family Church in Glace Bay.  Then tomorrow evening @7 is The "Passion of Christ."  This will be held under the direction of Mary MacLean and is at our church location, 500 Terrace St.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Easter Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'The Force Awakens.'  The force of all creation could not be held in the grave but He's Alive!  Invite a friend to join you this weekend.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice 

Friday, March 18th, 2016

When we take the time today to repair the mistakes that we made yesterday, we are then prepared to walk successfully into tomorrow.  The love and forgiveness that we express to each other is a reflection of the love and forgiveness that we have received from God.  When we don't love each other it's a sign that we are not as close to God's love as we should be.  James 4:7-8 "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."  When we are far away from God it's easy for the devil to bug us.  Loving and forgiving others is a natural response for those that are spiritually close to God.  If you need to love people more then you need to stay close and not stray away from a closer walk with the Lord.  Enjoy the day and keep smiling as goodness and mercy walk by your side.
Get ready, get ready, get ready, for tomorrow morning @8:30 is our Men's Breakfast at the Salvation Army Church in Sydney.  This event has been a highlight of the year for the men who attend.  Pastor David McGrew will be our guest speaker and he will also be with us for our Sunday morning service.   David is the National Director for CFCM (Canadian Fellowship of Churches and Ministers) and he speaks as one who sees clearly into us having a true relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Next Weekend is Easter and we will be joining with Bethel Family Church in Glace Bay @10:30 in the morning for a Good Friday service.  Then on Saturday evening @7 is the "Passion of Christ."  This will be held under the direction of Mary MacLean and is at our church location, 500 Terrace St.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice