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December 2017

“The Ultimate Present Is His Presence”

Have we replaced Jesus with Santa and the true wonder of Christmas for bright lights and tinsel? In this message, Pastor Terry compares the first Christmas with our 21st century celebration and how for you to experience the ultimate present: the presence of God this Christmas.

“There’s Prophecy Over You”

God’s prophecy through the prophet Micah, predicted the Messiah would come from Bethlehem, an insignificant place. Yet, it would be the place for the entrance of the Son of God into this world. Even though Joseph and Mary were from Nazareth, God would ensure this prophecy would be fulfilled. Likewise, in this message you will discover how God has a prophecy waiting to be fulfilled in every believer’s life.

“Don’t Settle, Keep Climbing”

God’s promises may take time. You will be tempted to take shortcuts, or pursue plan B. But beware sometimes shortcuts lead you off the path. God’s best is worth the wait. It’s worth the fight! Don’t settle. Keep climbing! In this message, learn to take hold of that which God has predestined for you!

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“20/20 Vision in 2020”

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2-3(KJV)

Vision is a vital part of our life. Your dreams are planted deeply within your heart. Without a vision, we are like a rock that is skipped on top of a lake. We have no way of guiding ourselves. We are at the lake’s mercy as to where we end up, as to how far we go, or as to when we turn or stop.

Without vision, we have no control over our own lives. Helen Keller was once asked, “What would be worse than being born blind?” To which she answered, “Having sight without a vision.” Vision gives you direction, creativity, and resilience. Without one, you become passive, aimless, and vulnerable to quitting.

All of us, whether we care to admit it or not, have a dream. However, along this journey of life, while hoping and waiting for our dream’s fulfillment, we will face challenges, causing us to think about giving up. Giving up on your dreams might seem like an easy way out. But we need to hold on to our dream because when we give up on it, a part of us dies.

God told the prophet, Habakkuk, that in the midst of challenges to not give up on the vision, but to write it down.

The word vision in the original Hebrew language can be translated as “dream.” This was God’s response to the prophet: to write the dream down and make it clear. Why would God want Habakkuk to write down his dream down? God instructed him to write the dream down because in the future, it would help his mind to understand and embrace what he sees. In short, he was to write it down in order for him to see the big picture.

The Apostle Paul understood this concept because in I Corinthians 13:12, we read, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part; but then I shall I known as also I am known.”

Once you write it down, your dream will grow wings and fulfillment will surely come. When you write it down, the dream will motivate you to take action, provide a filter for other opportunities, help you overcome resistance, and, most importantly, enable you to see and celebrate your progress. Under the right conditions and the “appointed time,” God will bring your dreams to pass.

As we look ahead to 2020, what dreams or visions has God planted in your heart? Do not become distracted but endeavor to have 20/20 vision as you focus on the tremendous things God has for you. The Lord told Habakkuk, “your dream shall come to pass.” He did not say it might come to pass, or maybe, or perhaps, but it “surely” will come.

Your dream or vision will go through a time of testing. However, the purpose of testing is to strengthen your faith and reliance upon God. Think about Joseph. He maintained his faith, in spite of his setbacks. Understand that today’s “setbacks” are tremendous opportunities for “come backs.” Your dream may be tried and tested. It may not come to pass immediately, but hold onto the hand of God, for it will come to pass. Remember, obstacles will never destroy your vision, but your attitude can. Continue to look unto God for He is the author and finisher of our faith. Until then, let us continue having….

20/20 Vision in 2020!

Changing Lives for Eternity,

Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson


“The Simplicity of Christmas”

As we enter December and the Christmas season, we are bombarded by advertisers and media trying to convince us to spend money on things. It is evident that the message that is sent out in order to have Christmas is, we must buy more. Since October, stores and shopping malls have placed a high premium on purchasing “stuff” in order to celebrate Christmas. If we are not careful, we can become lost in the massive pull toward consumerism and miss the true message of Christmas.

In addition to this, Christmas is not about shopping, gifts, and holiday gatherings. While those are things we enjoy about Christmas, the real meaning behind Christmas is celebrating the birth of God’s Son and remembering the reason He came to this earth.

You see, Christmas is about simplicity. God chose to bring His Son into this world by very simple means. He could have brought Him to this world with great pomp and circumstance, but He chose to bring Him into this world another way. God has a way of using simple, ordinary means to accomplish mighty things. Jesus was not born in a palace, but in an ordinary manger; A feeding trough was his cradle. He was not born of royalty, but of humble, poor parents. It was in this simplicity that held the destiny of mankind.

It is in this simplicity that we must keep our priorities focused on eternal things. During this Christmas, let us focus on:

Praise & Worship
The shepherds came from the hills, leaving their flocks behind to worship Jesus. Later, the wise men brought gifts and worshiped. Christmas is about worshipping and loving Jesus. Those who have been touched by His love and grace will desire to worship Him. They won’t become so

that they miss worshipping Him. We praise and worship Him for who He is and all He has done for us.

Preaching & Living
Christmas is a reminder to the world about the coming of God’s Son to this world to redeem man from sin. When the shepherds saw the Christ child, they spread the word concerning what they were told about this child. Christmas gives us another opportunity to share the good news of God’s love. Not only must we share the message, but we must also live the life. Our lives are living epistles, read and known by all men.

Serving & Giving
The wise men brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These were gifts fit for a prophet, priest, and king. Most of us are aware of the matter of giving gifts at Christmas. This is the way most people have celebrated Christmas for centuries. When we think of gift giving, we think of giving gifts to family members, friends, and those who have touched our lives in some manner. However, we don’t normally think of giving gifts to the Lord. You might be wondering-”What is the greatest gift I could offer the Lord this Christmas?” The greatest gift you could give is yourself-through serving and giving. You see, the reason we give is because God first gave. The reason we serve is because Jesus came to serve. Of course, Jesus’ giving and serving far out-shadows anything we could do or give.

During this Christmas, let us keep our priorities centered on simplicity. Have a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Changing Lives for Eternity,

Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson

Senior Pastor


“Understanding Who God Is”

“Behold God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.”–Job 36:26

Understanding God in all of His fullness is impossible. In fact, Job says that God is infinitely beyond our understanding. However, does that mean we should avoid the subject all together? Of course not, because God has made many of His traits and attributes understandable.
We see that God reveals himself to us through His Word. Through reading and carefully looking into God’s Word, we are able to learn about who God is, how He responds, and how He reveals himself to us.
God can only be known to the extent He reveals himself. God has revealed himself to us through His natural creation, as a personal God to His people, and subsequently, supernaturally in the incarnation of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
A few things God’s Word shows us about the nature of God is:
  • God is Spirit;
  • God exists everywhere and knows everything: and
  •  God is unchangeable and incomparable.

Another key to understanding God is a study of His attributes. These characteristics, as revealed to us through God’s Word, are crucial to understanding the truth about God, who He is, what He is like, and what He does.

Some of the attributes of God is that He is wisdom. He is that Father who truly knows best. He is infinite for He has no boundaries, and He is without measure. Isaiah speaks of the sovereignty of the God who is in control of every- thing that happens. Additionally, He is omniscient – all knowing; omnipotent – all powerful; and omnipresent – everywhere. We see God’s omniscience in knowing every thought of man; His omnipotence is His every creation, and His omnipresence in the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve attempted to hide from God, but God found them in the cool of the day.

Another avenue to understanding who God is: examining the words of Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:9, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” Jesus Christ came to reveal God, the Father. Jesus shows us that the Father is intimately concerned with the whole of creation. Even the falling sparrow gains His attention; yet, Jesus said human beings are more valuable than sparrows, and the Father is deeply concerned with His master plan for humanity.

Jesus additionally shows us that God, the Father, sends rain on the just and the unjust. He is kind to unthankful and evil human beings. He is merciful, putting up with much from a wayward mankind. He is patient toward us, always hoping for full repentance. As a human, Jesus demonstrated the way the Father thinks and lives. Truly, He came to reveal the Father. It is through Christ, Himself – through His life and work, that we more completely comprehend the Father’s nature.

We see though Christ that God is good, holy, and full of love. Jesus told the parable of the lost in Luke 15: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. The Shepard leaves the 99 in the fold in search of the lost one; likewise, God searches for the lost one. While the owner searches without giving up, so God never gives up on His quest for the salvation of mankind. Finally, we see the love of God as the prodigal came home. The father forgave, received, and restored his lost son. How grateful we are for the forgiveness, love, and restoration of our heavenly Father.

As we enter into this season of Thanksgiving, let us ever be grateful and thankful to God, our Father, for His goodness and many blessing! Until then, let us continue…
Changing Lives for Eternity,

Pastor Terry & Tina Richardson 


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