Sunday, 21 May 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Often our problem is not the problem but its more how we think about the problem.  Our attitude towards the problem can make it seem large and overwhelming or small and under control.  Problems arise from areas of darkness and when we think negative thoughts about our problems we add more darkness hoping to cancel out the darkness with more darkness.  1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."  No matter how dark the room, one flick of the switch and light changes everything.  John 8:32 "Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  Today allow the light of the world to be the light in your world, allow the light of life to bring you life.  Lift up your head and put a smile on your face, your best days are yet to come. 
This Sunday morning I will be sharing, "Wisdom Speaks."  By the work of the Holy Spirit the Lord speaks to us, having wisdom is to repeat what He tells us.    
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear..."   This verse would not need to be in the Bible if believers never found themselves in trouble.  The verse tells us that our Lord God is a very present help.  That means He's not just a help in yesterday's trouble, nor a help that may come by in tomorrow's problems but right here, right now, in this very moment He is our refuge and strength.  A refuge is a place that believers can go to when there is danger, He's truly our shelter in the times of storm.  We are safe because He is strong and His strength is stronger than any weapon that could be formed against us.  By walking in this confidence we find the power to live and move in freedom.
This Sunday is Mother's Day and we have a special gift for every Mother.  We are expecting a great day of worship and celebration in the house of the Lord.  We have a wonderful lady, Rosemary Osasere, who will be sharing the Word of the Lord with us.  Come out and bring a friend.     
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Today is Alice's birthday.  'Oh', you say, 'how old is she today?'  It wouldn't be wisdom for me to tell you her age.  The point is, we seek wisdom to have a smart or a wise answer but wisdom is often found in what we don't say.  Proverbs 10:21 "The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom." A fool by their lips will bring death to many areas of their life.  The way that a fool talks to their friends causes them to not have any.  The way that they talk to their family will bring also death to those relationships.  Psalm 39:1 “I will guard my ways, lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked are before me.”  More wisdom, you know that there are certain things that you can't say in one crowd that you could say in a different crowd.  To find growth in your life today, walk in peace with those that are around you, speak the praises of God, and use your voice to lift Jesus higher.  According to James if we lack wisdom we can ask the Lord for help.  I have confidence that this is going to be a great day for you.
Wait for it....wait for it....IT'S Family Sunday!  We start @10:15 with food and fellowship.  Don't forget your name tag, it helps so much to get to know everyone.  I'll be sharing on, 'The Pull."  We all work to conquer the pull between the flesh and the spirit, between my way and His way.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice        

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The butterfly is proof that you can have a different future than you had a past.  2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."  Just going to church is not transforming.  Being a caterpillar and hanging out with butterflies is not transforming.  You must enter the process to be transformed, Jesus said, 'you must be born again.'  Once you become a butterfly behold or you are now beholding all the areas of your life that have changed.  You are no longer who you were but you are becoming all that the Lord created you to be.  You now can work those wings of faith and fly above what used to hold you captive.  My confidence in you is high, have a super day.
Tonight starts the ladies retreat at the Victoria Road Pentecostal Church in Sydney.  One of the guests at the conference will be speaking Sunday evening at the Pentecostal church.
Sunday morning I will be sharing, 'Renewed In The Spirit.'  There is no greater renewal than one that takes place in your spirit.  It makes all things possible.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Praying is like sowing seeds in the ground.  Things you pray for begin to grow and after a while you will see results.  Keep praying, keep planting for your future harvest is in your present prayers.
Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice  

Friday, April 21st, 2017

When you were created by God you were made in His likeness.  Jesus our Savior said that you would be able to do greater things than He did.  In Genesis 1:3-5 we read the very first thing that God did at creation, "Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day." As I was praying the Lord spoke to me; 'Kevin, My people need to know how to divide light from darkness.'  We need to be able to separate the things of light from the dark things.  2 Corinthians 6:14 "For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?"  Ephesians 5:13 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them."  The Bible also tells us that Jesus is the light of the world and Jesus said, "men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."  What then should we the righteous people want?  I believe it's to walk in the light because our deeds are good.  God created everything else that was good after He separated day and night.  Once you are saved the light of the world steps into you and you can clearly see the difference between light and dark.  We then as His new creation have the power to separate good from evil.  I have confidence in you today that you can speak over yourself and as you would walk in the light as He is in the light the things of darkness would not be able to overshadow you.  This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.  You are a person of the day and may His light warm your world with His love.
This Sunday we will have Peter from the Bible Camp give us an update on how the camp is doing.  I will be sharing on, 'A Second Time.'  Have you ever needed encouragement... a second time?  Have you ever needed to eat... a second time?  God knows in order to continually advance we need to continually be strengthened.  Yesterday's manna will not strengthen us for today's journey.
There will be no Bible Study this coming Wednesday.  Next weekend there is a ladies retreat at the Sydney Pentecostal Church.  The following weekend is May 7th and that's 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 14th, 2017

We all like the easy way to do something.  Why have it hard if you don't need it to be hard?  This lets us ask the question on this Good Friday; Could Jesus have chosen a different path, an easier road and avoided the hardship of the cross?  Could a different journey have taken Him to the same destination?  Could He have lived a long good life, taken an early retirement, traveled the world, and then sat down on His throne on high?  Sometimes it's the hard way that's the only way to obtain what you need to gain.  Without the shedding of blood there was no salvation.  Jesus never planned an easier road but asked for strength to travel the road assigned to Him by His Father.  We call today Good Friday because Jesus stayed on the hard road to accomplish our full salvation.  If you are on a hard road today do not lose hope but hold on, press in, keep the faith, and be a good soldier.  God will come to you and great will be your reward.
Today we celebrate Good Friday with our 10:30 service with Bethel Family Church in Glace BayTomorrow morning we have a Men's Breakfast 8:30 Salvation Army Community Church in Sydney.
Sunday morning is Easter Sunday with special music and anointed word. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Greetings to the Fellowship Family.  (Those who live near and those who live far away.) God is so good, early this morning the song 'Hold On' was playing in my ear.  It's one of the new songs our worship team have been singing.  I was praying for people in the church who need a miracle and hold on, hold on, hold on kept coming from the Spirit of the Lord.  The good news is to receive an exceeding word from God it's only a matter of being open.  Arriving at the end where the word you received is fulfilled is a time of rejoicing.  It's the time in between you receiving the exceeding word and fulfilling that word with rejoicing that we need to love and believe, endure and ignore, trust and obey, hold on and keep our confidence high in Christ.  The real work where we labor is not at the end or at the beginning but it's all point in between.  Today the word of the Lord would say, Hold ON!  It's not over.  I think about the times when I have prayed and then weeks or even months later a day would come when I saw the promise fulfilled.  What's strange is the day when my answer came it was like any other day.  I did not know that that day was the day of my deliverance.    Who knows, maybe today so far is just an ordinary day but could this be the day when your miracle will arrive.  My confidence in you is high, have a blessed day.
This Sunday I will be sharing, "Stuck!"  Success in life is found in flowing or following the works and words of the Holy Spirit.  What happens when we get stuck in a past event.  It could be either a high place of success or a low place of trouble?  Believe it or not people can become no more than a monument of a great victory or a monument of a sudden tragedy.  There they stand stuck in the mud on the banks of yesterday while the forever moving river of life passes them by.
We are one week away from Easter and there are some events planned for you to attend.  Good Friday the Bethel Family Church in Glace Bay partners with us to have a Good Friday Church service.  It's a one hour service starting @ 10:30.   Fellowship time to follow.  Then next Saturday, a week from tomorrow, @ 8:30 am it's our annual Men's Breakfast.  It's at the Salvation Army Community Church in Sydney and all are welcome to attend.  We were planning a Saturday evening worship event but that has been canceled and will be moved forward to a later date.  Next Sunday morning is Easter and it will be a great time as we celebrate the Resurrection and the Life of Jesus.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice