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Archived Blogs in February 2009

Feb 16

Which Direction are you going?

Posted at 10:21 am | Last Edit on 02/16/2009 | Post by pastor

Adrian Rogers told the following story: "A farmer and his farmhand went duck hunting. The farmer said to his friend, “You’re always talking about fighting with the devil. I’m not a Christian, and I never have to fight with the devil.” The farmhand answered, “Boss, if you and I shot two ducks, one was wounded and one was dead, which one would you go after first?” He said, “Well, I guess the wounded duck.” He said, “That’s right. The devil knows you’re a dead duck.” If the devil doesn’t bother you, it’s because he doesn’t have to bother you since you and he are traveling in the same direction. If you turned around, you’d have a collision with him. Right now, you are in collusion with him." Which direction are you going? The word repent means a complete change of direction once you realize you are heading in the wrong direction. Take advantage of one of God's great blessings and REPENT of any sins He points out in your life, RESOLVE not to continue sinning, ASK His forgivness and LIVE for Christ!

Feb 11

Do you have a problem you've no answer for?

Posted at 12:12 pm | Last Edit on 02/11/2009 | Post by pastor

Often time we have a problem that is simply too big for us to handle. I call this a God sized need. In the Old Testament book of 2 Chronicles, King Jehoshaphat had a God sized problem when a vast army was coming to wipeout the Israelites. His prayer is recorded in 2 Chronicles 20, but it closes in verse 12 with a powerful statement of faith. He says, "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you." I would love to write an entire book on the faith behind that statement. When we don't know what to do, we can still keep our eyes upon Jesus. Where is you focus, your gaze? Are looking to Jesus? In the New Testament, Peter could walk on water as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, but when he took them off to look at his problem, he began to sink. If you're sinking, look to Jesus.

Feb 05

What are you thinking about?

Posted at 9:44 am | Last Edit on 02/05/2009 | Post by pastor

With thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. --Philippians 4:6-7 Are you worried or stressed today? You are not alone. Many of those around you are feeling the same things. Stress, jobs, marriage, finances, kids, they all take their toll on us and keep us up at night. As believers in Christ, we know we will have peace when we get to heaven, but Philippians 4:4-9 offers some practical tips to help you cope with the here and now. FIRST: Be thankful for everything. Don't just thank God for the good things, thank Him for all things. Gratitude and praise produce peace in your life because God inhabits the praises of His people. God is right there with us when we praise Him. SECOND: Think on the right things. It's nearly impossible to think two thoughts at once. So if you are thinking on the right things, you can't think of the wrong things. You have taken control of your thought life. THIRDLY: Do the right thing. Start with that thing that God has been trying to get you to do. When you are doing the right thing, it becomes one less thing that you have to worry about. It takes one more load off of your shoulders. Worry will kill your spirit, your joy, your peace, your hope, and in the end it can kill you! Guard your heart through prayer.