Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

Psalms 50: 15

Call on the Lord in the day of trouble…

Trouble, it’s the gateway to discovering the power of God. God himself cannot deliver the man or the woman who is not in trouble. God cannot show you his power until you get in real trouble. You will never know God in all of his glory until you get in real trouble. How many of you’ve ever been in real trouble?

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Sunday Morning

At this time, we are having three services on Sunday:
8:45am – no sunday school
10:30am – Sunday school
6:00pm – evening service

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How Far Along Are You?

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

So, how far along are you? I know that’s not really the kind of question you would expect to hear a pastor utter at the beginning of his sermon. It’s really the kind of question that one pregnant lady would ask another as they wait to see the doctor. How far along are you?

I’m merely following the illustration that James gives us in the text. He compares the process by which a single sin can enter a person and grow to the process of human gestation. In a manner of speaking, James gives us an ultrasound picture of the conception, maturation, and then finally the birth of sin in our lives.

When sin is conceived within us, it has a way of changing us that is overwhelmingly negative. We become more self-centered, less concerned about other people in the world, and we actually lose the ability to understand what is important and what is not.

Sin has the potential to take control of us and influence the way we think and act. Since these sins are nurtured deep within us, they are not so easy to detect at first. But eventually, as we move towards “full term” and “delivery”, most everyone can see that something is going on.

All of us have known people, or perhaps have had friends who suddenly and without explanation radically change the course of their lives without any concern of how it might affect others.

When a woman becomes pregnant, she begins to think about her baby a lot. That’s good. She begins to make changes in her life to accommodate the little one that grows inside her. That’s also good. She will also read books on the subject and find herself attracted to others who are pregnant like she is.

The same thing happens when anyone allows a sin to be implanted within them. They begin to think about it a lot. They begin to make changes in their life to accommodate the sin. They will resonate with books and other media that support what they are now thinking and feeling. They will find themselves attracted to others who have the same condition as they wait for it to go full term. But unlike the birth of a baby that brings new life to a household and to the world. The birth of sin, as James says, brings death.

Let us be clear as to what is at stake here. Death is the end point of all of this. God created. God gave us life. God made everything good. Sin is an act of un-creation. Sin takes what is good and turns it inside out. All around us, we see this happening. Marriage is being turned inside out. Family is being turned inside out. The meaning of love is being turned inside out. The concepts of good and bad are being turned inside out: In the minds of many, “good” means “bad” and “bad” means “good.” Do you see? This is what Satan and sin are doing to the world. Will they do it to you?

You see, God wants something better to grow in you. Indeed, you have the potential to give birth to evil, but he wants you to give birth to good. He wants things like Love and Joy and Peace and Patience and Kindness and Gentleness and Self-control to come from you. These things, released on the world, bring nothing but blessing to the world; a blessing to your family; a blessing to your neighbors; to your coworkers and so on. You have been chosen, called, set aside and redeemed to be a vessel for God’s goodness. So, I might ask: How far along are you in that?

What will it look like when it is born?

You have become pregnant with the thoughts that envelope your entire being. It’s seems so right. You know it’s wrong, but in the conception, you have found ways to justify it. So, what will it look like when it is done? What will the sin look like in your life when it is finished?

Diseased, Loneliness, Broken, Hopeless, Confused, Shattered Dreams, Broken Homes, all paint the picture of finished sin…. An empty bottle, and empty syringe, an abused child, rape, emotional breakdowns, a courtroom, a lawyer’s office, a prison, a cemetery. Make no mistake the sin that you are carrying will cost you the same as it has everyone else. Sin when it is finished brings forth death.

Hebrews 9:22 – According to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Jesus is the antidote!

2 Corinthians 5: 21 – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Isaiah 53:4-5 – Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted,

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the Chastisement for our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed…..

Sin was the doorway through which death walked through. We don’t have to carry this sin full term. We can accept his work on the cross. Death has already occurred for your sin. Wont you come give it to him now….


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It’s Happening!

Take the time to drive by the construction site and check out the latest on new building!


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24 Hour Prayer Chain

This is just a friendly reminder to everyone.  Please try your best to stay dedicated to your prayer time as we pray for our country and the battle being fought right now throughout the globe.  


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God’s Love Won the Battle

I am so glad for the day that love won over against wrath. I know that some of you fill like living for God is a trap in that you are not allowed to do anything but breath and that better be fresh air. I know I spend a lot of time trying to get people to change a lot of things.

I want you to change the way you act. The way you talk. The places you go. The things you listen to, the things you watch. Every message is designed to get you to change.

There is however something that I have learned along the way. People need to meet the love of God before they leave the love of sin and self.

Confessions of your Pastor. I am never going to get you to live and act the way that you should once and for all, until you are persuaded that you are loved by the love of God that had rather love you than punish you.

Because I am persuaded that He loves me, then I come back to the altar to pray. I come back to the throne to find help. I do this even though I am ashamed of what I have done.

We need to recognize that He will meet us with love and forgiveness and not wrath. That will get you up out of failure!

Now, one more time. You will never leave the love of sin or self until you meet the love of God.

LOVE NEVER FAILS…


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