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May 2018

“Running On Empty” Series – Part 1

Busyness. We all know what it’s like to have too much to do and not enough time, energy or money. We try to squeeze in more and more with less and less. “Running on Empty” leads to stress, anxiety, an inability to focus, and even sickness. What can we do? In this message, Pastor will challenge you to empty yourself and allow God to fill you with His Spirit to energize and strengthen you in these last days.



April 2018

“Arise & Build”

Pastor Terry shares a powerful prophetic word for Life Church from Zechariah 1:16.   


After Easter

In this sermon, Pastor will challenge you on what to do after Easter. Many have good intentions of being faithful to God at Easter, but what happens after the celebration of the resurrection? You will be encouraged to make Jesus Christ the center of your life, not just around the Easter season, but every single day.



“The Power of Jesus’ Death & Resurrection” – Life Worship Choir

Easter is the Gospel. They are one in the same. The God of the universe so deeply wanted to restore His people back to Himself, He sent His Son to die in place of all humanity. When Easter gets into your soul, your sins ar



March 2018

The Torn Veil

In the Bible when people ripped apart their garments, it was a sign that there was no answer to their despair. But when Jesus hung on the cross for you and me, the ultimate garment was ripped. The veil separating us from the presence of God was ripped from top to bottom and now by the grac





 
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“LIFE ON A MISSION”

“For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven , and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him” – Colossians 1:16
 
 

Even before the creation of the universe, God had you in mind and planned you for His purpose. You are created for a purpose and God has a mission for your life. We see that when Jesus, the Son of God, came to this earth. He came to fulfill God’s mission-to seek and save the lost.

Understand that you are not a biological accident, neither are you a mistake or did you enter this world by chance or happenstance. Your life has meaning because God has given meaning to your life.

It is imperative for every person to know and understand that they are purposed for existence, as well as God’s destiny for their life. When a person does not understand his mission, he will wander aimlessly through life being driven by outside forces.

There are some people in life that are driven by things such as guilt, spending their entire lives running from regrets and past mistakes. Others are driven by resentment and anger. They hold on to past hurts and pains, either internalizing their anger or exploding it on to others. Thirdly, you will find people driven by fear. Fear keeps people imprisoned from becoming what God intends for them to be and keeps them from fulfilling God’s mission for their lives.

Not only are some people driven by fear, guilt, and anger, others are driven by materialism. People driven by materialism are never content. This desire for material things perpetuates the misconception that having more will bring happiness and security; however, we recognize one’s value is not measured by what is attained in life. On the other hand, one is valuable because God created him to be valued with purpose and mission.

Finally, many people are driven by the need for approval. Being controlled by the expectations or opinions of others will cause one to miss God’s missions. When you are consumed by what other’s think, trying to please others, or attempting to meet other’s expectations you will become distracted and confused from being what God has called you to be.

However, when you are driven by God’s purpose and His mission for your life, you will discover a life of meaning and fulfillment. God’s purpose and mission for your life is outlined in his word. The Bible says that He has created you for His pleasure as you worship and fellowship with your Creator. You were formed to belong to Him and connect to His family of believers of like precious faith. Not only were you created to belong, but you were created to grow in becoming like Christ. God’s mission for your life is to minister and serve God and others as you use your God-given gifts and abilities to help build His kingdom. Finally, you were made to share your story of what Christ has done in you and through you.

God wants you to understand and live His mission because when you live God’s purpose it is the only real way to live. It is said of David that he was a man after God’s own heart. Why was David considered a man after God’s heart? Because David, according to Acts 13:36 “served his own generation by the will of God…” David dedicated his life to fulfilling God’s mission on earth. There is no greater reward in your generation.

During the month of August, I encourage you to join us for “Life On A Mission” at Life Church as you discover God’s purpose and plan for your life. This will be an exciting and rewarding time as we, a church, unite together in becoming what God desires us to be individually and corporately in this journey of life. Through this series we will learn about Life Church’s core values; Connect, Grow, Serve, and Share and help you incorporate these four values in your personal life. Until then, let us continue. . . Changing Lives for

Eternity!

With Love,
Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson


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“One Nation Under God”

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance”-Psalms 33:12

Last January I had the privilege of going to Quibdo, Colombia, in preparation for the missions trip we will be taking the latter part of this month. While the land and the people were beautiful, most of the people in Quibdo live in the midst of despair, poverty, and hopelessness. In fact, Quibdo, is considered to be one of the poorest areas of Colombia with over 70% of the people living in poverty. When I arrived back to the United Sates, I had an even greater appreciation for what God has blessed me with. It has been said that a person is never truly grateful for what he has until he no longer has it.

When you think about it, God has been good to America. We are a blessed people! You may wonder “why has God blessed America?” The foundation of America was built upon God and the Word of God. Our forefathers fought and died for our freedom, basing the government upon biblical principles. Proverbs says “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” We see throughout our history why God has been so gracious to America.

? First, God has blessed America because we are a giving people

The United States has never been a selfish nation. From the very beginning, our Christian foundation has mandated that we love and help others. Jesus told us to “love your neighbor as yourself” .When you give generously, God will give back to you.

? Second, God has blessed America because right makes might

The terrorists live by the opposite principle. They think that their might makes them right. They think if they have bombs and biological weapons, and are willing to die to use them, then they can terrify their enemy into submission.

However, America has always believed just the opposite. Think of this small struggling nation in the 1700’s. We were a nation of farmers and not soldiers. We didn’t have the industrial factories of Britain; nor did we have the powerful British army and navy. When it came to the American Revolution, we had none of the ingredients to win, except we had “right” on our side-right makes might. The founding fathers believed they were right and they were willing to fight for freedom.

? Third, God has blessed America because we are carrying out the Great Commission

When Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”, the church has been diligent to take the command seriously. Because this is the kind of church God blesses-a missionary minded church.

That is why I am grateful that Life Church is a missions minded church. Many of you have prayed and given above and beyond towards missions and our 2017 mission project of reaching Quibdo, Colom- bia. Later on this month we are taking a missions team to Colombia to be a part of building a church, doing crusades throughout the poverty stricken area of Quibdo, as well as hosting a women’s conference and doing outreach ministry in the community. Without a doubt, I know God is going to bless every person who has prayed, given, and were able to be a part of the missions team. God will bless Life Church because of its faithfulness and heart to missions.

This 4th of July in the midst of family, bar-b-ques and fireworks, let us thank God for His many blessings upon our Nation and Life Church. Let us endeavor to keep praying for America that Godly righteousness will continue to prevail! Until then, let us continue…..

Changing Lives for Eternity!

With Love,
Pastor Terry & Tina


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“POWER FOR PURPOSE”

“And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you and you shall be my witness…” Acts 1:8

 

Before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He told his disciples to tarry in the city of Jerusalem until they received power from on high. This power promised to the disciples would be given them for the purpose of being bold witnesses.


People often think of the Holy Spirit’s empowerment in terms of sign, wonders, and spiritual gifts. However, the word translated for “power” in Acts 1:8 also means “ability” and applies in practical ways to everyday life.

The Holy Spirit supplies whatever it takes to helps us accomplish what is needed. The Holy Spirit enables ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He empowers our witness in what we say. As He did for the New Testament Christians following the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit gives us the internal motivation and unction to speak about Jesus. This is our vocal witness. Our message is Jesus. It is the Christ-centered message the Spirit will honor and use. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would glorify Him. After the Day of Pentecost, the first Christians boldly and clearly witnessed about Jesus as He promised they would.

The Holy Spirit also helps us in how we speak – to communicate Christ as Paul did “in power and in the Holy Spirit with full conviction.” The Spirit moves us in our witness with a sincere, compelling passion because of how we say something communicates as much as what we say. The apostle Paul wrote to the believers at Thessalonica: “Our Gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.”

 

You see, unfortunately, many equate being a witness merely with their speech, or what has come to be termed “witnessing.” But effectiveness in reaching the spiritually lost requires a witness beyond words. This is our vital witness.

Finally, our witness is comprised of who we are. The validity of our witness depends on character. This has always been true. However, in culture that is increasingly skeptical of Christianity, it is even more critical. The context of our message will be greatly hindered if our manner and our actions are inconsistent with our words. People are watching your life to see what is different. Do they see the difference in your life? Can they see Jesus in you? This is our valid witness.

Jesus clearly stated to his church that the essential purpose of Spirit’s empowerment is to be Jesus’ witnesses. The Holy Spirit baptism opens the way to a life of victorious living and powerful witness in what we say, how we say it, and who we are.

On Sunday, June 4th, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday with Evangelist Scott Camp. Seek God for a fresh outpouring and infilling of His Spirit in your life. What God did in the book of Acts, He can do for you. Also, June is the month we celebrate Father’s Day. My prayer for every dad is to experi- ence the freshness of God’s Spirit in his life and in his family. Let us be reminded that God has fresh living waters for you and for Life Church. Until then, let us continue. . .

Changing Lives for Eternity!

With Love,

Pastors Terry & Tina Richardson


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