Monday, 9 May 2016

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Bible tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength.  It's His joy in us that strengthens us so we can move forward without fear and trembling.  When we think about all the people affected by the fire in Fort McMurray, we  pray that they find His strength in the midst of their stress, His peace in the midst of their problems, and His hope for their future in the midst of the loss of the things that are attached to their past.
There are times when we all face things, that's life.  The trouble for each of us is the limited amount of personal strength that we have to fight the battles that are before us.  Sometimes... the best that we can do is not enough to make a difference and if it had not been for God, where would we be?  Thanks be to God for His joy is our strength!  Our Confidence is high, rely on His joy to give you strength and have a blessed day in the Lord.
This is Mother's Day weekend and Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'A Shift Into Motherhood.'  In life we are always moving forward and the question is; are we prepared for the next level?  We say get ready get ready get ready but are you ready?  Change is coming and may we shift well into all that the Lord has for us.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

When Jesus was around 12 years old He was in the Temple amazing the scholars with His teaching.  The trouble was He never told His parents where He was going or what He was doing and they went searching for Him.  When they found Him He said in Luke 2:49-50 “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”  But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them."  Jesus said that He was about His Father's business and they did not understand.  Not everyone understands those that are in the business of serving the Lord.  The Good News business is one where we work together with the Holy Spirit to bring dying people into a living relationship with God.  Today, everywhere you go, may you be about your Heavenly Father's business.
Tomorrow at the school, noon till 2 our ladies are hosting a community Ladies luncheon.  Evangelist Anita Pierce will be piercing the darkness and shining the light of Jesus.  Anita is full of faith and her confidence is high that good things are about to happen for us.  She will also be ministering for us on Sunday.
Saturday evening @7 there will be a Coffee House at Grace Fellowship to raise money for a mission's trip to Germany.
This is Family Sunday so get ready, get ready, get ready.  We start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  This is a great time to bring a friend to experience the love of God.
On Monday evening at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sydney @7 Suzanne Doane will be hosting a musical evening as a fund raiser for Lifeline Syria.  Silver collection will be received.
Next Friday @7:30 am is the Annual Prayer Breakfast.  If you would like to go you can see Pastor Bruce for a ticket.  Tickets are $25.00   
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Jesus was teaching His disciples about His Father's Kingdom and how it was often very different than the world that was around them.  Jesus points out that the Religious leaders would often teach the right stuff but they were not living the right lifestyle.  In the world it would be those who had the most servants that were the greatest but Jesus said, "he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.  And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:11-12
Being a servant in attitude and action has to remain the main focus in the Kingdom of God.  I marvel at those who truly have this servant thinking working in their lives.  They do not boast in who they are or what they have but are humble to show honor to others.  We are truly a work in progress as we learn humbleness in our journey through the many levels of servant hood.   May we please the Lord Jesus with our attitude and actions today.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, "The Real Action Heroes."  Jesus is the light of the world and His light often reveals the areas of our lives where we need to change.  The good news is His light only reveals those areas that are possible to change.  It's illumination from His Word that brings revelation to our heart that brings transformation to our lives.
Coming up on Saturday April 30th noon till 2pm at the Sherwood Park is a ladies lunch with Evangelist Anita Pierce.  She will also be speaking to us on May 1st Family Sunday.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice.  

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Wasn't last Sunday services great?  The morning service was filled with the anointing and presence of the Lord and in the evening 16 people were Baptized.  Praise the Lord!  At Bible Study we were talking about how to change and become better at living out our faith as we walk with the Lord Jesus.  The Bible tells us that we perish for lack of knowledge so we need Knowledge of the Word of God, Knowledge about who we are, and knowledge about those that are around us.  Armed with the right information we then need to have the desire to please the Lord and change.  After the Bible Study ended it was said, 'change is not painful but it's our resistance to change that's painful.'  My parable; if you said something mean a couple of times and the Lord said, 'stop doing that.'  You could obey the Lord without much resistance.  On the other hand if you were saying something mean every day of your life to everyone you talked to and the Lord said, 'stop doing that.'  Your personal resistance to change would be greater and harder for you to accomplish.  The truth to change for both is equal but the person's personal resistance will be different.  May we all be strengthened in the inner person to lovingly allow His Holy Word to change our world.
This Saturday evening I have been invited to be the guest speaker at the annual Cape Breton Bible Camp Banquet in Millville.  It is always an honor to share a revelation from God with other believers.
This Sunday morning I'll be speaking on, 'The Real Life of A Leader.'  A real leader is someone who God prepares for leadership before they ever become a leader.  Invite a friend to join you in church this Sunday.
In December the church leadership decided due to many circumstances that we should stop having Sunday evening services for 3 months.  The circumstances that were in place then haven't changed but we are in the process of having our own church building.  Once we are in our new church we will look at our weekly schedule to see how things will work.  Thank you for your support for all the things that we do.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice