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Thu, Sep 17 2020
We Hold to God’s Promise

Scientists are working trying to find an answer to a strange phenomena. If you hang a dress, suit, slacks in the closet and leave them there through thanksgiving and Christmas, then by January, they will have shrunk by two sizes🤗. I thought with the world we live in you could use a chuckle. Father, we don’t understand all that is happening in our world; sometimes we are worried, even frightened, but we hold to Your promise (Hebrews 13:5) "I will never leave you or forsake you”. Thank You, Father, amen.

Tue, Sep 15 2020
Last Words

Message this Sunday will be "Last Words”. We’re fascinated by the final words of famous people. One actress cursed and told her maid, "don’t you dare ask God to help me”. What would we want our final words to be? In Luke 23:46, Jesus cried out, "Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit”. Father, we thank You for being with us always -  even in the moment of death. We ask You to take us home with You, in Jesus' name, amen.

Mon, Sep 14 2020
Hell Is No Joke

One of the young men in the seminary class told a joke about “hell”. They all laughed, and then the professor, wiped his glasses and said, “young men, don’t joke about that place, people are dying and going there". I confess that I’ve told a few over the years, but I’ve repented of that. God doesn’t send anyone to hell; it wasn’t designed for us, but for Satan and his angels. Today is the day of salvation, anyone who calls on the name of Lord shall be saved! Father, help us to share the good news with someone today, may Your Holy Spirit penetrate their hearts, in Jesus' name, amen.

Sun, Sep 13 2020
Who Is God?

God can do what He says He can do precisely, because He is who He says He is (from Beth Moore). Moses asked “who are You?” He replied “I am, that I have no one to compare Me beginning, no end". The chorus is right, “What a mighty God we serve”. God, Who loved us enough that His Son would die for us. Father, we thank You for everything, in Jesus' name, amen.

Sat, Sep 12 2020
God Hears Our Prayers

Message Sunday is "When God says no!”. The Father hears our prayers; He wants to hear from us. In Matthew 7:11, "if we know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him”. Father, we have so much on our plates, so much to pray for, we just ask that Your will be done in our lives; we know it will be the best; we ask in our Savior's name, amen.

Fri, Sep 11 2020
Where Were You

Where were you that September morning when the world stopped turning? I remember so vividly that I was at a county commission meeting. Oh my, we’ll never forget. Our nation is so divided, but twice in my lifetime we were united as one: December 7th, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and 9-11, 2001. Father, we remember the heroes of those days, their families; we repent and ask You to heal us, in Jesus' name, amen. To quote Todd Beamer, “let’s roll”.

Thu, Sep 10 2020
Prayer Works

Thank you Father, our daughter’s surgery went well. Home...feeling the after effects. Thank you is not enough, but it’s all I have. Thank all of you who prayed and reached out to us. It was awesome. I quote our son who said, “Dad, prayer works!”. Father, we thank You for healing and deliverance, but most of all for our salvation. We plead the only thing we have, the precious blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross for us, in His Name, amen.

Tue, Sep 08 2020
In the Time Remaining

Our daughter went home yesterday; her mother and I stood, with tears in our eyes and arms around each other watching her drive away. Father, it’s so hard; there's so much pain and sorrow for so many. The days are evil. Oh that Jesus would soon return for His church. Rev. 21:4: "no more pain or suffering nor tears, nor death". In the time remaining, help us to use it wisely, amen!

Mon, Sep 07 2020
Labor Day

Labor Day - I know about that. If I have any attribute, it’s a strong work ethic. I thank my parents for that; I was reared to work. Most of the people I come into contact with share this also. Paul addressed this in 2nd Thessalonians 3:19: “if any would not work, neither should he eat”. Father, thank You for blessing us with the strength and desire to work, encourage us to bless in your name those who cannot, in Jesus' name, amen. Happy Labor Day🇱🇷🎉!

Sun, Sep 06 2020
Neither Do I Condemn You

Message today is "the rock throwers”. Jesus told the woman, “neither do I condemn you”. That’s why Jesus came to our world to heal us, to deliver us that we might not be condemned. The church is not to be a sanctuary for saints, but to be the ER, the trauma center. We’re not interested in what you’ve done or been, but in what you can become. Jesus didn’t condemn us; He won’t condemn you. Come on in, the door’s open. Amen, church?

Sat, Sep 05 2020
Heaven Is For Real

In My Father's house...that house is heaven. At visitation people were calling it “a better place”, it is a better’s heaven. I listened as our Amey sang "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be". At a funeral, I saw the smiles on the people’s faces-even on the family that was in grief. Oh my, there are many mansions there. He’s coming back for us, so don’t let our hearts be troubled. Heaven is real; I plan to go there. Don't you? Amen?

Fri, Sep 04 2020
Be Heartened

I am so thankful to live in South GA. In a funeral procession yesterday on GA 300, the Sheriff's Office led us. I was so heartened when on that busy highway people were pulling over and stopping as a sign of respect, even big trucks and the garbage truck pulled over. In this time of anarchy and evil, I was heartened🤗. Father, thank You for all those who showed respect yesterday, please bless them, in Jesus' name, amen.

Thu, Sep 03 2020
We Need You Every Hour

The church sign said "stay six apart for COVID but draw close to Jesus”. James 4:8 and Jeremiah 29 tell us to draw close to God, and He will draw close to us. We do this by prayer, worship, reading the scripture and service to others in His Name. Father, we feel Your presence in our lives, thank You, we can not survive without You. Oh, we need You every hour, amen.

Wed, Sep 02 2020
Thankful for Blessed Assurance

Old hymn ran through my mind: ”what a day, glorious day that will be, when my Jesus, I shall see...". I have my tenth funeral in about nine weeks. In all of them, I am so thankful that I could reassure the families their loved one was in the presence of the Lord. When the preacher talks about us, will he be able to give that assurance? Father, we thank you for the blessed assurance of our salvation, we thank you in Jesus' name, amen.

Tue, Sep 01 2020
When Life Throws a Curve Ball

Life can throw you a curve ball when you least expect it, and turn it upside down in 10 seconds. Yesterday a precious member of our church was in an accident - in serious condition. The church is praying🙏. Father, we don’t understand all that life throws at us, but we trust You and cry out, "help us". We need You more than ever, in Jesus' name, amen.🙏

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