Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24, 2018

Sunday School
1 Timothy 3:16

 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, awas seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
In English translation.......
“Who was manifested in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels,
was preached among the Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
taken up into glory.”
  • And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness - Jesus was born of a virgin, from divine to human yet both. This is the mystery revealed to us.
  • God was manifest in the flesh  for a reason - 1 John 3:8 The one who dose what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
  • Manifest in the flesh.—When the Son of God came forth from the Father “He was manifested in the flesh;” or, in other divine words, “the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father”
  • Justified in the Spirit - either by the Spirit of God, making His human nature pure and hold, and preserving it from original sin and taint. By descending on Him at His baptism (Luke 3:21-22); by His resurrection from the dead that Christ's marvelous claims to the Godhead were justified.
  • Seen of angles -  the angles who inhabit heaven.  Hebrews 1:6 - And again, when God brings His firstborn into the world, He says, "Let all God's angels worship Him."
  • Preached unto the GentilesActs 22:21 - "Then the Lord said to me, 'Go, I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'" Isaiah 49:6 - God says, "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."
  • Believed on in the world - Hebrews 11:3 - By faith we understand that the universe was form by God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.   John 12:47 - As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
  • Received up into glory - Jesus was raised from the dead and had a glory put upon His risen body. Jesus ascended into heaven in a cloud -  Acts 1:9 -  Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 - We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain. (For He said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Subject : Such A Time As This
  • Through Jesus we are able to repent and commit ourselves to God.
  • Matthew 6:20 -  But lay up yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
  • Acts 20:35 - It is more blessed to give than to receive. 
  • We should always, in all things, put God first.
  • 2 Corinthians 4  -  Spiritual Treasures in Clay Pots; Living by Faith
  • While Satan is busy remember that God is in control.
  • God is forgiveness, mercy, grace and love.
  • We Christians must hold on, endure, be steadfast.
  • We must hold on to God's unchanging hand.  Romans 8:35 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018

Sunday School

Imperfection (Us) into Perfection
through Jesus Christ

Who is the scripture referring to and does it or can it apply to us today?

Ø John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Ø 2 Corinthians 12:9 – But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Ø Hebrews 1:3 – He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the Word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty of high…
Ø Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ø Matthew 4:48 – In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Ø 1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Ø Hebrews 10:1 – For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.
Ø Hebrews 5:9 – And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him….
Ø 2 Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Ø Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
Ø Acts 2:38 – And Peter said to them, ’Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ø John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
Ø James 2:10 – For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
Ø Hebrews 9:11 – But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)
Ø Hebrews 2:10 – For it was fitting the He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
Ø 1 Timothy 2:1-15 – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,…..
Ø Philippians 4:19 – And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Ø Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Ø 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ø 1Corinthians 2:6 – Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
Ø Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Ø Romans 8:28 – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
Ø Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ø John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.’
Ø Revelation 1:8 – ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’
Ø 1 John 4:12 – No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.
Ø 1 Peter 5:10 – And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in  Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 
Psalm 115:1-3 - Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.  Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?" Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.
Subject: "But God!"
  • What is man that Thou art mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him? Psalm 8:4-6
  • How great is our God?!
  • God created the heavens and the earth.
  • "But," when coupled with the name of God = will change grief to hope; changes sin to salvation; changes death of the soul to eternal life.
  • There is nothing to hard for God.
  • With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
  • The sinner needs God to save his sin sick soul.
  • Christ died for our sins.
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
  • No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • We are the called out. 1 Peter 2:9
  • Nothing is hidden from God.  Hebrews 4:13
  • God's grace, peace, mercy, love.......all from God alone!
  • God is worthy to be praised.  Psalm 145:3

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 27, 2018 - Memorial Service

Sunday School
The Whole Armor of God - Part 5
Shod Your Feet - The Gospel of Peace; The Shield of Faith; The Helmet of Salvation

  • We must be ready to preach the Word; the ready in season and out of season - reprove, rebuke and exhort with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:21
  • Remember that our position in Christ is not based on our own abilities or worthiness. Titus 3:5 - He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
  • God expects us to take the gospel of peace to others. 1 Peter 3:15 - but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
  • Sharing ones faith is one of the best ways to maintain our own sure footing.
  • God knows that, when we are actively speaking about Him to others, we are marching into Satan's territory and digging our shoes more deeply into truth and strengthening our faith in God. 
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of truth.
  •  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
  • Real living faith should motivate our actions of faith. Do not allow the following to weaken you: insecurity, fear, doubt, temptation, anxiety, guilt, hopelessness, hateful thoughts, discouragement of self, stress, feelings of no purpose in life, etc.
  • Satan wants to distract us that he can blindside us. He's not just indiscriminately firing arrows at us. The arrows are tailored to each person's life. Aren't you glad that we have the Shield of Faith to protest us?!
  • The shield is the first line of defense.
  • The shield guards.
  • The shield deflects
  • The shield can incapacitate the enemy.
  • There is strength in the number of shields. We are not alone in this fight with Satan. Ecclesiastes 4:12 - Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
  • Acts 4:12 - Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
  • John 3:16-17 -  For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
  • Without the helmet of salvation, we would be unprotected from the cares of this world which bombard our thoughts and feelings daily.
  • Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
  • With the helmet securely fastened, we have confidence. Romans 8:18 - I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
  • In other words, no matter what trials we face in life, we know that at the end of it all waits God's Kingdom and an eternity of His perfect reign.  Now, what could possibly be better than that?! 

1 Samuel 17:32-37 - David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him."  Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth."  But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it  and killed it.  Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.  The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine."
Subject:  "The Importance of Remembering"

  • Some things have eternal consequences when we forget where we've come from.
  • We are living in the last days, remember that Satan is a lair and a deceiver.
  • The army was afraid of Goliath who was a braggart.
  • Will the real children of God please stand up?!
  • David's family tried to discourage him. They were afraid for him but David knew that God was on his side.
  • Three things about David: 1. David was willing when he said, "Your servant will go and fight...." 2. David had faith in God. He believed that God would deliver and aid him in the battle with Goliath. In Romans 4:19 - Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."  3. David remembered his own testimony when he told Saul about the lion and the bear.
  • Remember where God has brought us from.    

Memorial Photos

 Today, we salute our Armed Forces living and passed on. Their service is invaluable to us all.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018 - Happy Mother's Day

Sunday School
The Whole Armor of God - Part 4
Review of precious lessons

  • Shod your feet - The Gospel of Peace - we must be ready to preach the Word in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
  • Shodding your feet has two purposes: to defend ourselves against the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 - in all circumstances take up the shield of faith , with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. We must have confidence of or position in Christ and we must stand firm in the truth of God's Word.
  • 1 John 5:14 - And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. We must understand grace without abusing it.
  • Romans 6:1-6 - What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into Hid death. We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too, might walk in newness of life. For we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His.  We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Psalm 103:1-2 - Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. 
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
Subject: The Purpose of Praise
  • Praise means to acknowledge; to bow down in the presence of an awesome God.
  • God is worthy to be praised
  • Praise is to honor God; all the glory and honor belong to God.
  • We gather to worship God.
  • We should have a personal relationship with Jesus.
  • God is the one who woke us up this morning.
  • In Christ, we live.
  • God is the author and finisher of our faith.
  • Benefits are from God for us.
  • There's a whole lot of knowledge but God gives us wisdom.
  • Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think of yourself more highly than you ought to think.  Romans 12:3
  • I have a reasonable portion of my health and strength.
Mother's Day Luncheon Photos

             Happy Mother's Day!!!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

No Church Services Today
Below are some of the Spiritual Inspirational Thoughts used during the church service. These were gathered from the Bible, Internet, other church signs, poets, authors, etc.

  • The word listen contains the same amount of letters as the word silent. You can't really listen to someone unless you're silent.
  • He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
  • Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.
  • Prayer is not a "spare wheel' that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.
  • Don't get ANTS - Automatic Negative Thoughts
  • Faith in Jesus breaks the power of sin.
  • Are you married to Christ or just dating on Sundays?
  • If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!
  • Don't worry about tomorrow, God is already there!
  • Life can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks!
  • The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith.
  • Comparing yourself to others is a thief to your joy.
  • Christianity is more than a collection of interesting facts; it is the power of God to everyone who believes.
  • God is God and we are not!
  • If you want to know what God has to say, read the Bible.
  • God is good at His job!
  • Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.
  • A Christian's freedom is not to do as we please but as we ought.
  • If God is your co-pilot, move over.
  • Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
  • Faith is the ability to not panic.
  • Work for the Lord. The salary may not be much but the retirement benefit is out of this world.
  • Hot words never result in cool judgment.
  • A simple man believes anything but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
  • Thoughts become become actions....actions become habits.....habits become your careful what you're thinking.
  • Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
  • If you are slinging mud, you are losing ground.
  • Be sure you taste your words before you spit them out.
  • Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never a weakness.
  • Grudges like babies grow when nursed.
  • God would never send a thirsty mind to a dry well.
  • God can do what he says he can do. As Savior he saves. As Deliverer he delivers. As Redeemer he redeems. As Master he assumes authority. As Bread of Life he provides. And as Almighty he exerts divine strength.
  • Don't allow a distraction to become your destruction.
  • A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
  • If you have not time to PRAY, you will become PREY.
  • Don't follow the world, follow the Word.
  • Grace is not a license to sin.
  • If the grass looks greener on the other side, stop staring, comparing, and complaining. Start watering the grass you're standing on.
  • Never trust your tongue if your heart is bitter.
  • If you only pray when you're in trouble, you're in trouble.
  • Worry is the darkroom that develops negative thoughts.
  • Worship gets you through the hardest times in your life because it shifts your focus from the problem to the problem solver!!!
  • Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many.
  • Does God's Word lay on the surface of your brain or does it sink in and spread and marinate?
  • Faith in God must be exercised every day.
  • Is there anything too hard for God? Absolutely not! He can provide peace, strength and courage to face whatever you were up against. Don't give up. Put your hope in Him. There are no limits to what God can do. He can do far more than what we might ask of Him, More than we can even imagine.
  • What God began, He finished!
  • I day hemmed with prayer is less likely to unravel.
  • Nothing we have is because of luck or chance. It's all due to God's grace and favor.
  • Salvation is not based on a feeling.
  • Alcohol leaves you breathless, drugs leaves you senseless, evil leaves you heartless, death leaves you lifeless but God won't leave you regardless!!
  • God leads but do we follow?
  • When things go wrong, don't go with them!
  • No other birth has had the impact that Jesus' birth had.
  • Faith doesn't make things easier, it makes them possible.
  • God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory. God is great and worthy to be praised.
  • Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
  • Be careful who you trust, remember the devil was once an angel.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

Sunday School
The Whole Armor of God - Part 4
References: Google,,,,

You’ve Got Heart! Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding…

o   We all have beating hearts. The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body. In Proverbs 4:23 it says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

o   Ephesians 6:14b – “With the breastplate of righteousness in place.”

o   Righteousness means (uprightness, justice, honesty)

o   Righteousness also qualifies as being upright and living in alignment with God’s plan for our lives.

o   So we have TRUTH and now RIGHTEOUSNESS. Truth is the backbone and righteousness is upright living in the will of God.

o   If we are not in alignment with God then we are unrighteous and susceptible to Satan’s snares.

o   We have often heard the term, heart and soul, but do we really understand the meaning?

o   Humans are composed of the BODY which is the in the physical world; the SPIRIT which allows us to align with God; and the SOUL that is our own unique self.

o   It is the soul, that individual part of us that lends the most trouble. It is said that there are four parts to the soul: (1) the MIND which is our thoughts; (2) the WILL which refers to our goals/hopes/desires; (3) the EMOTION which are our feelings/reactions; and (4) CONSCIENCE which, if you are a true Christian, houses the Holy Spirit/rightness/decency/ethicalness/morals.

o   Satan can and does attack each part of the soul with relish and if we aren’t careful and in alignment with God, he will sneak in.

How Satan attacks the Soul
Satan can creep into our minds with untruths about God’s Word, using partial verses from the bible or twisting our thoughts thru negative feedback from others. When we used the opinion of others as a source instead of studying for ourselves, this causes confusion and mistrust of the bible.
When it comes to our will, Satan takes advantage by steering one towards a goal that is not in alignment with God’s plan for us or possibly a get rich quick scheme or luring one into an area that is not meant for them.
Emotions are where Satan can really shine when we allow our tempers to flare or depression to overtake us or frustration to linger or………..whatever!!
The conscience is influenced when the mind/mouth does something that is out of alignment with God, such as, “I’m going to give her/him a piece of my mind!” You know this is not a good idea but you do it anyway. You are out of alignment with God and His truth.
There are so many ways Satan can infiltrate our defenses if we are not Armored Up, if we are not in alignment with God. But there is always a way back. 
In Psalms 81:13-14 – “If my people would only listen to me, If Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!
Whew!!!  Aren’t we glad that God has made sure that we are well dressed for battle?!
P.E. Mittie Muse, Sr. delivered message from....
John 14:15 - "If you love me, keep my commandments"
Subject: If you say you love me, way do you treat me like you do?"
  • If you love me keep my commandments
  • It's hard to love, to give, trust, to forgive if you can't even keep the "two" commandments God asked of you which are "Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
  • We humans cannot decide who God loves.
  • Don't let others steal your joy.
  • Don't be afraid to talk about Jesus.
  • Taking about God's goodness may renew someone else's faith.
  • Don't be afraid to praise God in good times and in bad.
  • Put your trust in the Lord.
  • After you've prayed, act like you've been in touch with God!
  • We must have a relationship with God and also realize that has Jesus was talked about, crucified, etc., we will also suffer.
  • Jesus wants us to do what he asked - the two commandments.
Quarterly Conference Luncheon Photos

Pastor Baggett, Mavis & Mittie Muse Sr.




Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018

Sunday School
The Whole Armor of God - Part 3
References: Priscilla Shirer (Lifeway); Bible Hub;; Google; Matthew Henry;
Satan's Tactics and Believers Way Back

#1 against the believer’s passion – The enemy wants to dim our whole desire for prayer & spiritual things.  Ephesians 6:10-20 – The Whole Armor of God

#2 against the believer’s focus – The believer tends to focus on the wrong thing such as a person, life situation, money, etc.  2 Corinthians 11:14 – And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

#3 against the believer’s personality/character – Satan magnifies insecurities in one’s self, so that doubt creeps in.  Ephesians 1:17-19 – I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is the same as the mighty strength.

#4 against the believer’s family – the enemy will try to fragment/divide the believer’s home, pitting father against mother and children against parents and one another. Genesis 3:1-7 – Now the serpent was craftier than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”  “You will not certainly die,’ the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”……

#5 against the believer’s confidence – remembering past mistakes, wishing you could go back and change things.  Revelation 12:10 – Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah.  For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

#6 against the believer’s own calling – Satan magnifies your worries, fears and anxieties so that we lose confidence.  Joshua 14:8 – But my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.

#7 against the believer’s purity – the enemy tries to move the believer towards the sins of the world.  Isaiah 59:1-2 – Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But our iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not heart.

#8 against the believer’s rest & contentment – the enemy seeks to stress your life to the breaking point.  Deuteronomy 5:15 – Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord you God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
#9 against the believer’s heart – the enemy uses every opportunity to keep old wounds, hurts and bitterness uppermost in the believer’s mind so that there seems to be no way forward.

Hebrews 12:15 – See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
#10 against the believer’s relationships – the enemy disrupts friendships and community affiliations that wreck our true relationship with Christ.  1 Timothy 2:8 –Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up hold hands without anger or disputing.
Remember, that believers need to have a plan, a way to see and act on whatever comes unto them. And remember that prayer is one of the greatest tools.
Psalm 100:1-5 - Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.

Topic: What Should We Bring To Church?

  • Parents bring to church for their children: candy, gum, toys, baby bottles, smartphones with games.
  • Adults bring to church: books, word puzzles, note paper and sometimes their bibles.
  • We should be making a joyful noise!
  • We need to bring a right spirit to the that is constant, steadfast and immovable in the Word of God.
  • The word noise means a shout.  We should raise an anthem of praise to the Almighty God.
  • Psalm 40:1-3 - I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  And He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.  Blessed is that man that makes the Lord his trust, and respect not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
  • 1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
  • We need to bring a serving spirit to the Lord...willing to be in bondage to God's will; serving God with gladness and a spirit of laughter.
  • We need to bring a submissive spirit to God......willing to bow down. Remember, God made us and not we ourselves.  We should submit to God's purpose for us.
  • God took clay and molded it into His image and breathed life into our souls.
  • God saved us that we might serve Him.
  • Bring a spirit of sacrifice to God.  We are meant to praise God.
  • Psalm 150:6 - Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.


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