Monday, 19 December 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016

With Christmas right around the corner shopping is in full swing.  Everyone is looking for that perfect gift, which may be an expensive gift, but the goal is to make the other person happy.  I thought that some of the best gifts are free but then as a thought about it even the free gifts will cost you something.  Jesus said (without spending a dime) give the gift of forgiveness to your enemies.  To give your neighbors and your friends your love.  To all those around you and especially your children be a good example.  To give God your worship and give yourself respect.  These are 'free gifts' yes, yet to freely give them reveals a heart that's been changed by the greatest Christmas gift of all....Jesus.  While you are out shopping don't forget to give to others what Christ has freely given you.
Tomorrow (Saturday) morning @9 is the Children's Christmas Concert rehearsal.  If you have any questions please call either Anndelynn 902 562-5393 or Antoinette 902 562-1251.  Then on Sunday morning it's our annual Children's Christmas Concert.  A Celebration of Christmas with love from our children to you. 
Next Saturday Dec. 24th starting @6 pm will be our Christmas Church Service.  I will be sharing on, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.'  I don't know where I came up with the title.  You know before everything changed it didn't seem like anything had changed.  Twas the night before Christmas.
There will be no church services next Sunday.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice 

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Matthew 2:1-2 "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”  The wise men had seen a star appear in the sky and they made a decision to follow the light to Jerusalem.  John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  I thought about these wise men and how in life they likely had made plenty of mistakes but we are not told about their faults but we are told that when the light appeared they made a choice to follow it.  I talked with a woman at church and she said that the last decision she had made was a bad one and she didn’t know how to get over it.  I said it's true that if she died today her family would likely remember that last bad decision but if she would make her next decision a God one and a good one then the wrong would fade from the memories of those that know her and she would be known for doing good.  We call them wise men because when the light appeared to them they followed it.  We would be wise also to follow Him, the light of the world, and ask for His help in all the decisions that we have to make today.  My confidence is high in you, for you are greatly blessed and highly favoured.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing with you, 'I Want The Best.'  When we buy something we want the best value for the money we spend.  Sometimes we can pay a great price for something but not receive a great value.  What do you do when there is a no return policy (on your spouse)?
Continue to pray for those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

When we are in the middle of something we only know half the story.  It's when we finish a thing that we can look back and declare the fullness of what the Lord was doing.  It's when we haven't crossed the finish line that we don't understand the purpose of the race but let me say that every race has a purpose.  Hebrews 12:1-2 "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."  People couldn't see the purpose of the cross while Jesus was on the cross but afterwards it was truly the greatest victory known to mankind.  If you are in the middle of something today press on, keep going, my confidence in you is high, for your best days are still ahead of you.  You are one who is greatly blessed and highly favored.
This is Family Sunday, I hope you have invited a friend to join you.  We start @10:15 with food (don't forget to bring something) and fellowship followed by the morning service.  I will be sharing 'Are You One of Them?'  We are all one of something and our actions reveal what we understand and thus reveal where we stand. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice    

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Blessings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus.  Our annual Christmas Banquet is almost hereTomorrow morning @ 10 we need some helpers to set things up for the banquet.  The banquet begins @6 for an evening to share the goodness of God with our church family and our community.  We are expecting a full house and that will mean a full parking lot.  If you can use the lower parking lot it would be helpful.  Bishop Don Carpenter will be our guest speaker and he will also be with us for the Sunday morning service. 
Three things to remember as we walk through life together.  'I belong to the wonderful family of God.'  At times our own personal world can be in trouble but we are not alone.  We have been jointly fitted together by the work of the Holy Spirit to His Church.  We are now many believers and yet one body.  2nd, 'I have value.'  The God of Heaven purchased me and though I was once worthless on the open market of sin I have now been redeemed by the perish blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross.  3rd, 'I am able.'  Others may tell me that I can't do something because it's beyond my ability but I say it's not beyond God's ability and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
You are special, you are chosen, and you are a part of my family.  You were created to seek after the deep things of God and confidence is high that this day will be a great day of success for you.  Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice