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July 2019

Lies People Believe Series – “Seven Lies We Believe About Ourselves”

Not only does Satan use strategies of deception to cause confusion, people also believe lies about themselves. Giving into these untruths will cause you to miss God’s destiny and plan for your life as well as hinder your joy and peace. Through this message you will be challenged to believe what God says about you and who you are in Christ.



Lies People Believe Series – “Seven Lies of Satan”

The Bible says that Satan is a liar and the originator of lies. His lies cause confusion, doubt, and manipulation. In this message you will discover the lies Satan uses to deceive people and how to combat his lies with the Word of God. 


June 2019

Celebrate America

We live in a great nation blessed by God with liberty and freedom we enjoy. America is a great nation because of the rich spiritual foundation we have received; however, if we do not preserve and uphold the Christian values that have been passed down by our forefathers, we will lose the greatness that God has bestowed upon our nation. In this message you will be  challenged to pray, take a stand of God’s Word and His righteousness in seeing God’s hand once again upon our country in making our nation great.


“Master of Disguise”

Listen to this powerful message as Pastor Armando shares with us on how sin never looks like sin.  That sin disguises itself and how we have to see  through sin and its consequences on our life.  




 
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“Do It Now”

“When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree calls north or south, it stays where it falls. Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. It they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” – Ecclesiastes 11:3-4

The other day I spilled something on my shirt, and so I went and found some stain remover. The directions said I needed to get to that spot as quickly as possible, and not to let it dry or soak in, but that I should put the solution on immediately. In other words, the quicker I dealt with it, the easier it would be to remove.

It’s the same way in our lives. When God brings something to light, revealing an area that we need to change, or something that we need to make right, that’s when we need to take action. Not next week when we feel like it, or next month when our circumstances are better. No, we need to do it immediately.

Procrastination – putting off till later what we ought to do now – is so easy to justify. We think, “One day, I’m going to do that, so I‘m really being disobedient.” We say “Someday, I’m going to get serious about my relationship with God.” Or, “One day, I’m going to get back in shape.” “One day I’m going to get my finances in order.” Or, “Sometime soon, I’m going to forgive that person that hurt me.” Unfortunately, for many people, one day never comes.

I’ve discovered that if the enemy can’t get us to be disobedient, his next plan of attack is to deceive us into putting off what we know we should do. “God, I’m planning to do it, just not right now.” “I’m planning to tithe – to give ten percent of my income to God through the church – as soon as my finances get better.” “I’m planning to serve in the children’s ministry as soon as my work schedule slows.”

We’re saying, “I have good intentions; I’m planning to be obedient, so that’s not bad.” But good intentions don’t equal obedience. And really, delayed obedience is disobedience. When God speaks to your heart about changing your attitude, or apologizing to that loved one, or treating somebody better, yet you keep putting it off, that will destroy your joy and keep you from God’s best.

Rather than being a procrastinator, be a “now” person. Start doing what God has put in your heart right now. Don’t merely intend to be obedient, promptly obey. What are you putting off? Maybe it’s to live a healthier life, or get out of debt. Perhaps, God has told you to reach out to someone and forgive. Whatever the Lord has put in your heart; don’t put it off. Do it now. Don’t try to rationalize or create reasons why you shouldn’t do it.

When you do what is right, you will walk in the blessing and favor of the Lord. Likewise, when you do the “right thing,” God will open up new avenues of opportunity for you. When you know to do right and you do it, you will be amazed at what God will do in and through you.

Everyday choose to listen to your conscience and the inner voice of the Holy Spirit. You can defeat procrastination. The next time, you think about not doing something, don’t talk yourself out of it, but do it for the glory of God.

Changing Lives for Eternity,

Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson
Senior Pastor


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“Keepers of the Fire”

John the Baptist said, “ I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” -Matthew 3:11

On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down in the Upper Room where all the believers were praying and seeking God. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues as the Spirit of God gave them utterance. This was the birth of the New Testament church! Since then, God has continually baptized believers with His Spirit enduing them with supernatural power.

With the turn of the 20th century in 1906, the Holy Spirit came down in an unexpected way at Los Angeles’ Azusa Street. Those whose hearts were hungry and ready received the outpouring of blessing with openness and joy. To others it was another opportunity to ignore God’s intrusion of His gifts into the lives of believers and the church.

But, our God is the Great Intruder, and the Azusa Street revival, which began in obscurity, caught a heavenly wind, bypassed those who resisted, and has since ushered into its fellowship more than 600 million souls worldwide.

Emil Balliet, in a 1969 reports, documented the Assemblies of God rise from the outpouring at Azusa Street, “Like tiny tributary streams, they converged to form a flowing river of spiritual power, and a significant “third force” of considerable dimensions began to make the impact on Christendom and the world”.

You and I are in integral part of this movement of God. We are not an isolated island, but rather part of God’s great surprise: His continuous flow of the river of God to impact our world. While we have received the wonderful blessings, and benefits from this outpouring of God’s Spirit, we must continue to hand down this precious mantle

of anointing in spite of opposition, giving faithful attention to the flame which was lit afresh on the Day of Pentecost. Nothing was, or is, more important for us than maintaining the spiritual fires of Pentecost.

Some may doubt and others may scoff as they did on the Day of Pentecost, but to us who hunger and thirst for this experience, God will continually fill. Post modernistic theology may say it was for back then and not for today, but this is nothing but a lie to extinguish the fire of the Holy Spirit. However, If the church is to be vibrant, healthy, and alive, the church must have a fresh outpouring. It is presumptuous to think we can change a world without the Holy Spirit. We can do nothing in and of itself without the anointing!

As we celebrate Pentecost this month, let us pray that God will once again touch us with an unusual and transforming manifestation of His Spirit. Let us desire a fresh outpouring which will energize and awaken a sleeping church. Let us pray for God’s sovereign hand to open for a flowing river of spiritual power which will change us and make an eternal impact on the church and the world which we live. Join us on Sunday, June 9th, for Pentecost Sunday and our evening “Outpouring” service at 6 PM at our SW Campus with Rev. Chresten Tomlin. Let us endeavor to be keepers of the fire! Until then, let us continue…..

Changing Lives For Eternity,

Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson

Senior Pastor


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“Things Our Mothers Taught us”

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, so I thought you’d enjoy this list of things our mothers taught us:

 Logic: “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me,” as well as, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?
 Humor: “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me!”
 Genetics: “You are just like your father!”
 Anticipation: “Just wait until your father gets home.”
 Receiving: “You are going to get it when I get home.”
 Religion: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
 Stamina: “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is finished.”
And the all-time favorite thing my Mother taught me,
 Justice: “ One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like.“
There are many things that our mothers have taught us. In 1 Samuel, Chapter 1, we find the story of a woman, a mother named Hannah. There are some important things that Hannah, a godly mother, teaches us. This ordinary woman is an example of a great woman and a godly mother in the Old Testament. What does Hannah, this godly mother, teach us? What would Hannah tell us if we could ask her about her testimony, her story, and her walk with God? First Hannah teaches us…
 
Bring Your Burdens to the Lord
Hannah was a woman who had a burden. 1 Samuel 1:2, 10 (NKJV) says however, “But Hannah had no children… And she was in bitter- ness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish.” Hannah was a brokenhearted and disappointed woman, but she brought her burdens to the Lord. Likewise, whenever we face the burdens of life we can always bring them to
the Lord and leave them there, as we cast all of our cares upon Him because He cares for us.
 
God Gives Peace
When we leave our trials in God’s hand, He will give us peace. Hannah received a peace from the Lord as she left her needs before Him. Perhaps, God will give you peace that your request is answered or just peace that everything will “be OK.” Whichever the case, it will be a peace that is beyond our understanding. He will assure us that He is in control. As we leave our burdens with the Lord, His grace becomes evident. His grace can take us through the darkest circumstances. God gave Hannah grace, and His grace was sufficient for her that enabled her to continue to trust Him for a child.
 
God Gives Joy
God can put a smile on our face and joy in our hearts even in the darkest night. In Psalm 77:6, Asaph says: “I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart; and my spirit made diligent search.” During Asaph’s dark times, he remembered the songs God gave him in the night to persevere. The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength. It is during our challenges of life that God’s joy enables us to continue on. Hannah, despite her sorrow and disappointment over not having a child, continued to worship God. It was God’s joy that enabled her to believe Him.
 
Keep Your Promises
It is important to keep your vows. If you make a vow in the midst of your request, keep it! Hannah vowed to bring Samuel back to the temple and dedicate him to God’s service. When he was old enough, she did just that. When we give God our word we should endeavor to keep our promises to Him.
Let us learn from Hannah’s life the powerful lessons God teaches us. Likewise, let us remember to appreciate and thank our mothers for their love and influence in our lives. To all our mothers… Happy Mother’s Day!
 
Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson
Senior Pastors

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