on January 11th, 2021
Today's blog comes from our 21 day devotional that Pastor Justin Mitchell provided for our church family to read during our corporate fast. You can download the entire 21 day devotional by clicking the graphic below. Reject Rejection“And the LORD said to Samuel, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:7As a believer and follower of ...
on January 4th, 2021
Our corporate fast begins this Sunday. I invite you on this spiritual journey as we seek the Lord and draw closer to Him at the beginning of 2021. In today's blog, we are covering fasting basics to help provide information on the upcoming corporate fast. FASTING BASICSSIMPLY STATED, BIBLICAL FASTING IS REFRAINING FROM FOOD FOR A SPIRITUAL PURPOSE.According to the Bible, there are three duties of ...
3 Gifts God Wants You To Have This Christmas
on December 15th, 2020
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:11 This is the time of year where we are focused on giving gifts to our children, family members, and friends. Some are even stressed trying to figure out what gift to buy that family member that has everything.Jesus said our Heav...
Don't Miss Christmas
on December 7th, 2020
“Where is He who has been born?” Matthew 2:2 NKJVMatthew records: “Now after Jesus was born…wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him…when…they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, [they] fell down and worshiped Him” (vv. 1, 2, 11).Because of the International Date Line ...
Power of Praise
on November 17th, 2020
You can praise God too little, but you can never praise Him too much. David writes, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised” (Ps 113:3). “Seven times a day do I praise thee” (Ps 119:164). “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” When you are overwhelmed by circumstances, the last thing you feel like doing is praising God. But it’s the firs...
Sitting or Serving
on November 9th, 2020
“Who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?” Lk 22:27 NKJV The world reveres wealth, power, talent, and fame. And sometimes it regards service as demeaning. But Jesus used a different yardstick when He asked His disciples, “Who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?” Then He answered the question by saying, “I am among you as the One who serves.” Paul said that Je...
The Importance of Raising Your Children In Church
on October 19th, 2020
Taking your children to church can feel like a chore. I applaud parents who faithfully bring their children to church. Waking them up, feeding them breakfast, trying to get them dressed, diaper bags packed, and trying to get everyone in the vehicle so you can make it on time to church can slap wear you out before you even make it out the front yard.As a Pastor, on Sundays I leave my home in the m...
7 Blessings From Serving
on October 5th, 2020
We all want our lives to matter. It’s the reason we do the things we do. We chase promotions and leadership positions because we want to make a difference. We encourage our kids to go to college, get a good job, and make lots of money, in hopes that they, too, will make a difference.There’s nothing wrong with wealth or influence, but those things alone won’t change the world and they aren’t what w...
Sabbath: You Need To Rest
on September 28th, 2020
“On the seventh day you shall rest.” Exodus 34:21 We are living in a time that depletes our energy, emotions, and resources like nothing we have seen in our lifetime. Many people are experiencing emotional and spiritual exhaustion, and we are not doing what we should to ensure that we are rested, replenished, and renewed.It's interesting to me that one of God's top ten in the Ten Commandments is t...
Revealing of the Anti-Christ
on September 20th, 2020
🚨We are closer than ever to the appearance of the Anti-Christ! “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 I love studying end-times and Bible prophecy. The Bible teaches that before the anti-Christ is revealed there will be a great falling away. Falling away is...
Overcome Discouragement: Find A Better Way
on September 13th, 2020
“I looked things over.” Ne 4:14 NIV Happy Monday! I missed you last week on the blog, but I decided to spend Labor Day with the family, and I hope you spent some time relaxing too.Today I want to talk to you about overcoming discouragement. Discouragement is defined as a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness.During the recent pandemic, people have increasingly become discouraged. Am I g...
Past Your Past
on August 31st, 2020
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 This past Sunday we kicked off a new sermon series teaching how to overcome condemnation. If you polled people, most would say they struggle from time to time with a form of condemnation called self-condemnation.Self-condemnation is being unable to let go of a past sin and our anguish over something we did a lon...