Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Hi everyone, I know I send this email out on Friday's but I'll be away this weekend.  My grandson Ben turns 9 years old on Saturday and he lives in Carbonear Newfoundland.  We are leaving tonight on the boat and coming back next Monday.  Pastor Bruce is available if you need anything.  Please pray for Alice and I to have good roads and good weather as we travel. 
The US has a new president and we pray for his leadership.  Romans 13:1-2 "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves."  
I have been teaching on leadership at Bible Study and that learning how to follow and lead starts at birth.  Your home life prepares you to follow and lead long before you put on a white hat at a job site.  Following or leading is next about your attitude.   Do you live life in an, 'I want to mode' or 'I have to mode?'  Tonight we will look at the third ingredient that every healthy follower or leader should have.     
Last Sunday was a history maker or at least a record breaker for us.  Before this our greatest attendance on a Sunday morning was 243 but last Sunday it was 258.  Praise the Lord and all the glory goes to God.  With growth comes growing pains and stretch marks as we expand our borders.  Growth also brings with it a certain amount of chaos so be nice, keep sweet, and act kind as the Lord sets the bar higher in us for greater growth around us.  I want to thank you all for your prayers, patience, work, and support in and around our church to make it what it is.  I believe in Christ we have what it takes so as we take what we have lets advance strongly into the future.
This Sunday Pastor Mark will be sharing the Word of the Lord.  Pastor Mark is an inspired speaker and he has a great gift to encourage the Family of God.  Come out and bring a friend.
The Christmas banquet is also drawing near.  Make sure you pick up your tickets.  You can pay later if you have to but with our limited space we need to know who's coming.  Thank you so much for your help. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice  

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Times are changing and it's not just Saturday night when we set our clocks back 1 hour.  We are living in changing times as knowledge is exploding all around us.  As I look at our church I can see that Jesus is ministering to every generation.  We have many wonderful spiritual young people attending, entering in, and enjoying the goodness of the Lord Jesus.  God's message of love seems to bypass customs as He overlooks age barriers and generation gaps.  He doesn't seem to need religious settings or stain glass windows to express Himself but God is God all by Himself and He relates to every generation.  We can wonder if the next generation will respond to the Gospel like the last generation and receive Christ as Savior and Lord.  Luke 1:50 "And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation."  Thank God for He is saving all who call upon Him.
This is Family Sunday so we start at 10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  I will be sharing with you, "Rise Up and Walk."  Often when a person feels down they need someone to help them to get back up.  Those that encourage others will see miracles. 
Continue to pray for those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice.

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Many people can look at life as a problem to be solved rather than a life to be enjoyed, loved, and lived.  When you spent your day looking for problems, other people will spend their day trying to avoid you.  It's not that we should pretend that there are no problems but when we move in love it causes us to have a momentum or a force that goes before us and problems are fixed by the power of love.  Don't be motivated to speak according to the problems you see but be motivated to speak by love.  Love God and love people my confidence in you is high.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, 'The Will Be Done.'  These four words in the Lord's prayer can be easy to say in the good times and hard to say at other times.  Have you ever had any of those other times?  Times when His will didn't agree with your will. 
Sunday evening service with Tim Neufeld has been cancelled.  Tim's 6 year son was taken to the hospital.  We do pray that God heals this little boy.
Next Sunday Nov. 6th is Family Sunday so don't forget to invite a friend to come with you to Church. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Hope to see you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice   

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Romans 14:17 "for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."  His Kingdom is not about what you have but it's about how you live.  Right living brings peace and joy to you.  The question is if we don't have peace and joy what can we do about it?  We could just pretend that we have peace and joy when we are around other people.  We could redefine the words peace and joy so it looks like we have His peace and joy when we don't.  We could try harder to obey God's Word (to walk in the process of renewal knowing that we are not striving to be perfect) so His Holy Spirit could change us to live right before Him.  Life is a journey and at times we can seem lost.  The good news is we do have a GPS, God's Powerful Spirit.  My confidence is high in you that His Holy Spirit will bless you today.
This Sunday Pastor Bruce will be sharing the Word of the Lord with you.  May you be greatly blessed by his message.  I'll be away this weekend at the Moncton Victory Church conducting a Leadership Training Seminar.  Pray for me.   
Coming up next Sunday Oct 30th @7 pm we are hosting the Tim Neufield concert.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice