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Rated M For Marriage  
Saturday, October 13th at 7pm 
Meeting at David & Lyn Thomason’s home 1339 South Flores Street #202
 
 
 
Team Ministry Night  
Sunday, October 21st Life Church South West Campus
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Wednesday, October 31st 6:30 – 8:30 pm
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October 2018

“Serving God by Serving Others” Series – Stepping Up to Step Down

Everyone wants to be recognized for something. We want to be recognized for a job well done, for boldly helping others, for supporting a cause we believe in. It is our human nature, but the words of Christ teach us that to step up is to step down. Listen as Pastor Terry will encourage you that the real blessing comes when you are willing to step down to serve in humility and graciousness.



September 2018

“Above & Beyond”

God calls us to go above and beyond. In Genesis, upon Jacob’s death bed, he blessed his son, Joseph, because he went above and beyond. When you are willing to come out of your comfort zones and go above and beyond, God’s blessing and favor will flow in and through your life.



“The Anointing” Series – Don’t Waste Your Oil

In I Samuel 17, the prophet Samuel came to the house of Jesse to anoint the next king over Israel. One by one, Jesse’s seven sons come in, but Samuel did not anoint them. Then, Jesse called for David from the shepherd’s field. When David entered, Samuel knew he was the one and poured the oil over him to anoint him. Samuel d


The Anointing” Series – Fresh Oil

II Kings 4 tells the story of the widow woman about to lose her sons to her creditors. In desperate need of a miracle, Elijah, the prophet, asked her, “What do you have in your house?” She responded, “A little cruse of oil.” In the scripture, oil represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. God’s secret to our victory is fresh oil. In this message, Pastor will challenge you to seek God for fresh oil because, God pours oil into clean vessels.



“The Anointing” Series – The Anointing Makes The Difference

There’s a difference between simply being good and gifted at something and being anointed. If we are not careful, we can rely upon our own abilities, rather than depending upon God’s anointing. In this message, Pastor breaks down the importance of the anointing on your life and the difference the anointing makes.



August 2018

“Discovering Your Divine Destiny” Series – God’s Assignment For You – Part II

God created everything for a reason and purpose including you. You are uniquely and wonderfully made by God to fulfill His destiny with specific divine assignments in mind. In this message you will be encouraged to seek after God in knowing without a doubt His divine assignments for your life.





 
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“Let Your Light Shine”

“You are the light of the world… Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which his in heaven” – Matthew 5:14,16

When our girls were small, they often avoided going to bed. They did not like to be in the dark, so light helped them go to sleep. We placed night lights in their bedrooms. When we turned out the main light, the small night light illuminated their rooms, bringing a sense of security and peace.

Light is comforting to all of us. We need light in our lives. In this dark world, Jesus is our light. As our source of light, He brings hope and security. However, we should not keep this wonderful light to ourselves. We are to be “night lights” to others.

Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, described our influence as light in the darkness. As the vessel through which God’s light shines, we are to reflect His light. We must reflect the light of Jesus to the world-the light of salvation, eternal life, and hope. This light should continue to shine. So, do not hide this glorious light. We must be a light in every setting-work, school, the grocery store, post office, family gatherings, and with friends.

God places countless people in your path everyday waiting for you to care enough to offer a warm, genuine invitation to church. Recent studies indicate 25% of people who do not attend church have never been invited. People long to have someone tell them about God and His love. Look for opportunities to let your light shine because God has shone His love into your heart. Let us not be selfish with what God have given us.

Ask yourself,

Have I spoken to someone in the last month about what Jesus means to me?

Have I invited someone from work, school, or family to church?

Have I contacted someone in the last month who has been absent from church to express my concern?

Do I pray for opportunities to share Christ with others?

Let your light shine! Someone is waiting for your invitation. We never know if this may be our last opportunity or their last chance to hear the wonderful message of love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. God is depending on you to be a “night light” to someone. Don’t pass up your “God given opportunity” to share your light.

Until then, let us continue. . . Changing Lives for Eternity! With Love, Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson


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“Make A Difference”

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38

One of the central truths of this scripture is that Jesus made a difference wherever He went. When Jesus passed by, nothing remained the same. His life made an impact on those around Him.

I remember the story of the woman with the issue of blood. Her life had fallen apart. Illness left her physically and financially bankrupt. She resigned herself to living the rest of her life in pain, suffering and rejection, however, one day Jesus passed through her village. She heard the testimonies from others about this man from Galilee and the miracles of healing that he performed. With a crowd of people around him, Jesus passed her way. The desperate woman mustered all the strength she could and pushed her way through the crowds. The only thing she was able to do was to grab the hem of his garment. She came to Jesus as a sick, hopeless, desperate individual, but when she touched the hem of his garment something happened to her life. She was healed. She went home to her family a different woman because, she came in contact with the one who made a difference in people’s lives.

As you read the gospels, you will find that Jesus made a difference in the lives of people. I challenge you to follow the example of Jesus and make a difference! Live a life that will make a difference in your community, family, job, and church.
 
Don’t sit around and complain about what is wrong with America, but go out and make a difference. Don’t complain about what’s happening on the job or in church, but be the instrument of change to make a difference. Rise above status quo and mediocrity and do your best to be and do what God wants you to do. God did not call you to settle comfortably within yourself and pass through life without making a difference, but God called you to be the instrument of change. Don’t wait for someone else to change or for your situation to change, but be determined to change the things that you can, and for God to change the things you cannot.

Do you desire to make a difference in your church? Don’t wait for someone else to catch the burden, because they may never, but be determined that if God wants to use you, you are willing to make a difference.

How can you make a difference? Touch those around you with God’s love. Be an example of God’s grace and mercy. Love your neighbor as yourself and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Remember, everyone can do something. Be a dreamer, and believe God to use you to make a difference.

Until then, let us continue. . . Changing Lives for Eternity!

With Love,
Pastor Terry & Tina Richard


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“Discovering Your Divine Destiny”

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, ’Oh that thou would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and thou would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!’ And God granted him that which he requested”-I Chronicles 4:10

The “Prayer of Jabez” has been widely quoted and prayed by believers around the world. One of the reason why Jabez is so popular with many people is because he is a person that most of us can relate to. Jabez means “born in pain”. Jabez had experienced the pains and struggles of life and through those struggles God used them in fulfilling His divine destiny. We see that Jabez looked to God for his purpose and destiny. Likewise, God has a destiny and purpose for you using the pains and struggles of life to fulfill His plan and purpose.

In his prayer, Jabez looked to God and made four specific requests:

  • Bless Me Indeed
  • Enlarge My Territory
  • Let Your Hand Be With Me 
  • Keep Me From Evil

Jabez desired that God’s favor and blessing be upon his life. In other words, his request was for a personal blessing. To ask God’s blessing is to ask Him to bestow divine favor. There is nothing wrong with requesting God to bless us specifically. The Psalmist did. He prayed, “Save your people, and bless your inheritance” (Psalms 28:9)

Sometimes, we have the tendency to think that God does not want to bless our life. However, the opposite is true. God wants to bless you abundantly because He is a God of blessing. Often, we have not because we ask not.

Of special interest is Jabez’ second request, “Enlarge my territory”. You see, Jabez desired something bigger and larger than himself. He wanted growth in his own life and growth in a much larger sphere.

Jabez was not satisfied with mediocrity, nor was he content to live in the status quo. Complacency was unacceptable to this man. Jabez was thinking exponentially, meaning larger than what he could think or imagine. He did not want his destiny, but he wanted God’s divine destiny.

The starting point of discovering your divine destiny begins with prayer. Jabez began with prayer as he sought and depended upon Almighty God. As we start with prayer, the Holy Spirit will put a passion in our hearts that we are not content with where we are, but we want more. God is a God of abundance. Ask God to enlarge your vision and see what God sees for your life.

Notice, Jabez’ prayer was that God’s hand would be upon him. When you think of hand, you think of guidance. As Jabez sought God and as you seek God, He will lead and guide you into His plan and destiny and keep you from all harm.

Finally, the scriptures said that God granted his request. The Lord has promised us, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). God has said that He will hear and respond to the prayers of His people. Therefore, we can trust Him to answer our prayers by providing what He knows best, and that we are in harmony with His will and divine destiny.

During August, I am preaching a series on discovering God’s divine destiny. I encourage you to join us as we seek God’s divine destiny and for His blessing and favor in enlarging our vision to see God’s plan for our lives.

Until then, let us continue. . . Changing Lives for Eternity!

With Love,
Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson


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