The Spirit of the Lord is upon me

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“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.


God so Loved

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 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
The most quoted verse in the Bible, John 3:16, shows the deepest love of God. How could anyone love so much?  It goes beyond our imagination.  Being human, we cannot fathom this kind of love.  Sure, we would be willing to give our own lives for someone we love, but to give our child’s life for people that hate us and despise us and not even know us?!  That goes beyond our comprehension.  But God’s Word tells:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8 & 9
His love goes deeper and His compassion is endless.  For this I am very thankful. Let the love of God fill your heart this day.  Recieve His love.  He loves you more than words can say.
 
 
Sandy Winkler
Music Minister/Secretary


My Refuge 1/31/2017

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Psalm 91: 1 & 2
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the shadow the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God in Him will I trust.”
 
The psalmist knows that when we spend time in the secret place with our LORD, the Most High God, we will find refuge, a place of safety, in Him.  Satan can’t come into His presence. When we are in His presence we are safe from the enemy’s attacks.   Run to Him today, He is waiting with open arms. 
 
Sandy Winkler
Secretary/Music Minister


Believe

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Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the Law of Moses?  Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. (NLT) -Galatians 3:2
 
Christians believe that entrance into Heaven is not gained through acts of good or by keeping commandments (Law of Moses). Instead, when you make the decision to believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, the Holy Spirit enters your heart. This decision gives you eternal life. Have you received the message about Christ?


May All Nations Praise You

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May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. (NLT) -Psalm 67:2-3
It’s so beautiful to know the God we serve is not meant for just one nation, one race, or one language. He is a God who saves everyone. Picture it: different skin-toned hands lifted in praise to God, words spoken in different languages, people from different countries all praising the same God. It’s a glorious sight. To see God’s message of forgiveness reaching far and wide around the world brings honor to those who work to see it spread. May the nations praise you, O God!
 
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Lish King