Monthly Archives: July 2015

The In Between

We had a fantastic service July 12 with District Supt. Prince and wife. Sis. Prince left an encouraging word of testimony, then Bro. Prince spoke on “the in between”, referencing the book of Mark when Jesus and the disciples were crossing the sea and the storm arose and threatened their ship. There was a beginning of their trip, and an ending. But the in between is where things got interesting.
It was evening time, which meant darkness, add to that the darkness of the storm. At 209 meters below sea level, the Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth. Due to its low-lying position in the rift valley, surrounded by hills, the sea can get sudden violent storms with up to 30 foot waves.
When we start our journey “from here to there”, it may be a calm sea, a sunny day. Things can change in an instant. Remember that Jesus is the same God of that calm sea when you started, as he is when you “wake Him up” in a panic, fearing for your life in the storm.
Jesus was sleeping, He wasn’t worried. He knew He had something to do on the other side of the storm and that things were going to be okay. When you start a something in God’s will, then you are in the middle of His will while being in the middle of the storm. You are just traveling from point A to point B. Jesus is the creator and controller of the winds and waves. They were just as subject to him in the middle of the storm as when the trip began.
When Paul was headed to Rome he was in the middle of the storm. He wasn’t afraid. God had already let him know ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’
WHY must we go to the other side? There is a reason for the journey. We don’t always know God’s plan, and we don’t have to. Just trust and believe. Faith is the currency of God’s economy. For Jesus that day, on the other side was a demoniac who needed deliverance. Jesus delivered him and the man became an evangelist who witnessed to cities of God’s mighty power.
Take time to ask God where He wants you to go, then ask Him to order your footsteps. You never know whose life you may impact on the way, or once you get to the other side. And don’t give up in the “in between!”

Life Class July 8, 2015

There was a good turnout and the presence of the Lord was in our Life Class. Pastor Perkins talked about executing the plan of God for our lives. Notes are under the “Sermon Notes” tab. No one can execute God’s plan for our lives except us!
Truck  plans

Vision Boards

We had a great time Monday night at the women’s prayer group. We brought things to put together a “vision board.” For your own, find pictures or items that you can attach to the board that represent things you want, like, yearn for, need, wish for. Maybe you need a new job, car, house, or maybe print off some pictures of family or friends that you want to pray for. Maybe you need a God centered mate, or home. Maybe it’s a Bible to represent more dedication to reading. Anything you can think of! The scripture tells us that without a vision the people perish. Set your board in a place that you will see often to remind you to pray and to reach for those goals! No limits!

VBS 2015 A Success!

“Poppin’ In The Word” was the theme for this years VBS 2015, and it was a great success! Thank you to all who participated, and special thanks to Children’s Ministry Director, Tarsha Daniels, for her burden for children.

Your Blessing Is At The Door!

True Life class was not your normal Wednesday night Bible study! Pastor Perkins spoke on “your blessing is at the door”.
John 10:1-5
There is a right way and a wrong way to go through the door. When a man enters the sheep pen, it should be through the door. Any other way, he is a robber. The Shepard brings the sheep out of the pen for they know His voice. Then He goes before them and leads them.
Revelation 3:20-22
I stand at the door and knock.
Sometimes we are the one knocking, other times it is Jesus. Know who is at your door. Know the Shepard’s voice.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7.
He has promised us the answer, the blessing. Sometimes blessings are pending, some are held up. But every day we are closer to its fruition. We need to be clear about which voice we are listening to. Satan knows how to mimic God’s voice. That is why it is important to pray without ceasing.
Jesus tried to get into the 7 churches and straighten some things out. The Spirit admonished each one, warning that if they didn’t correct some things He would come and remove their lamp stand (His presence) from their midst. It is important when Jesus knocks on the doors of our hearts and our churches that we take time to listen and obey His corrections. That is when the windows of heaven will open and blessings will flow.