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October 2021

Oct. 24th Worship Service – “When Little Becomes Much”

Often we find ourselves lacking with little resources never having enough or measuring up to the expectation. Jesus shows us in John 6 how he can take a little boy’



Oct. 17th Worship Service – “Finding God In the Wilderness – Moses”

In this message you will discover essential truths of how you can do the best you can with what you have in the place you are. Moses found himself in the Wilderness tending to sheep doing the best he could with what he had and where he was. In this chapter of Moses’ life it did not seem possible for him to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, yet God’s purpose and plan was to put into effect when he was in the wilderness. Likewise, you can discover God in the wildernesses of your life knowing He has a plan for you.


Oct. 10th Worship Service – Better Together Serving

In this final message of the series, “Better Together, you will discover how we are better together in serving God and one another.  One of the joys of being a follower of Jesus is the privilege to serve because we serve God by serving one another.  Find out for yourself the great possibilities God has for you has you fulfill God’s purpose and plan for you as you serve





 
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“The Person They Knew”

Thought for Today: The Person They Knew

As you draw closer to God in the reading of His word, prayer, and worshiping Him in spirit and in truth, things begin to change in/for your life. And the truth of the matter is, those around you will see the change in you before you do.  

The reason this change is different from how the world changes is because the change in you is from the inside out. You can’t see the change simply because you are not doing the changing. Every time you read the word of God, it begins to mold you into the image of Jesus.  

Every time you pray, the Holy Spirit begins to change the way you talk. Every time you worship the Holy Spirit, God begins to change the way you live your life.  

It will appear that, all of a sudden, you don’t want to curse any more, for the word of God says “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:29-30). 

The more time you spend in the word, in prayer, and in worshipping God in spirit and in truth, you begin to see things differently because you now walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). At one point in your life, you used to just give up when you did not understand what was happening. But now you “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3-5-6). 

As God begins to conform you into the image of the Lord Jesus, the world, your flesh, and the devil will begin to notice and ask the question “who does he think he is?” or “who do she think she is?” And because you no longer want to talk like you used to, they will begin to say “he/she thinks they are better than us.”  

Because you no longer want to live the life that you used to live, they will begin to say “he/she is a holy roller now.” They will begin to point out to you all the changes that God is making in your life. And, since it’s not you that is making the changes in your life but it’s God doing the changing, the enemy of your soul will begin to remind you of who you used to be to prevent you from becoming who God has called you to be.  

They will remind you that you used to be scared of everything, but the new you knows that “God does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). They will try to remind you that you used to not be able to do anything for yourself, but now you can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth you (Philippians 4:13). 

You see, the word of God says “Therefore if any man (woman) be in Christ, he (she) is new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). So when they talk about what you can or cannot do, they are talking about the old you that they knew.  

The word of God says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. That he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). 

God is changing you from the inside out, and those around you who knew you before this change will begin to remind you of who you used to be, rather than who you are now. I say to you my brother, I say to you my sister, you are not the same person they knew back then. And you must not dwell on what you used to do, how you used to talk, and how you used to live. The reason the world, your flesh, and the devil want you to dwell on who and what you used to be/do is simply because they want to prevent you from being who God has called you to be.  The changes that God is making in you are heavenly changes; they are changes in your spirit and not just in the natural.  

Stay in the word because the word of God is what’s changing you from the inside out. Stay in prayer, because your communication with God is what’s changing you from the inside out. Continue to worship God in spirit and in truth because, when you worship God, you get into the presence of God and being in His presence is what is changing you. They want you to live your life by the person they used to know.   

For it is written, “And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother WE KNOW? How is it then that he saith I came down from heaven?” (John 6:42). 

God is doing a new thing in you, and it is not a natural change, it’s a spiritual change. When those who knew you begin to tell you who you used to be, how you used to talk, and how you used to live, praise God because even they can see the work that God is doing in you. 

Be Blessed
 
By Erick Young
 

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“God Asks You A Question”

Thought for Today; When God Asks You A Question

In this season of your life there are many questions being asked of you. “When will you do this? How will you do that? Can you go here? Will you be there? How can this be? How will you ever reach this? Who will help you get there?” 

When it’s you questioning yourself, it is something that you have learned to deal with. But as others begin to question you, that is when you begin to become unglued, especially when they know you are a child of God.  

You don’t mind them questioning you, but when they begin to question your faith when they do not even have any faith, when they begin to question your relationship with God when they don’t even know God for themselves, it is then that anger rises in you and you begin to argue and fight with them. Because, not only did they question you, but they lost their mind when they began to question your God.  

Listen to me, when you begin to fight them on God’s behalf that is when they’ve got you right where they want you. God does not need you to fight for Him. He is God and He can take care of Himself. The real question is, why did the questioning bother you so much?  

There is something within you that has disrupted your relationship with God, and the Holy Spirit of God is asking you the question today, “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” Now, before you begin to try to answer this question you must understand this truth, God does not ever ask you a question that He does not already know the answer to.  

When God asks you a question, it is something totally different than when you question yourself. When God asks you a question, it is different from when other people ask you a question. Because, when you question yourself, or when others question you, most of the time you don’t have the answer and they don’t have the answer either.  

When God asked Adam “Where are you?” in Genesis 3:9, God knew exactly where Adam was. When God asked Adam in Genesis 11, “Who told thee that thou wast naked?” God knew exactly where Adam got the knowledge of his nakedness. When God asked Adam “Have you eaten of the tee, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” God knew exactly what Adam and Eve had done. 

“Then why did God ask them the question, Brother Erick, if He already knew the answer?” God asks humanity questions for two reasons, one to reveal to humanity what’s hidden deep in the heart of man, and two is to open up a dialog with humanity.  

You see, after the fall of man, humanity has its idea of what, how, when and where. Then there is God’s idea of what, how, when and where. For the word of God says in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than yours.”  

In the theater of your mind, you have an idea of how you think God is going to fix your problem, and answer your prayers. You have an idea of the what, how, when and the where of God.  

But I came to remind you “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man (woman) but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12). 

God is asking you a question; “How do you think I will respond? How do you think I will answer you? What do you think I will do in this situation that you are in? When do you think I will answer your prayers? Who do you think I will use to help you get out of this mess that you are in?” 

You must know that God is not asking you these questions because He does not already know the answer. He is asking you these questions because He wants to show you the ideas and plans that are hidden in your heart. He wants to open up a conversation with you to hear your heart so that you can also hear His heart.  

For it is written, “When Jesus then lifted up his eyes and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip. Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? (He asked Philip a question) And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what he would do” (John 6:5-6).

God is asking you a question today, not because He does not already know the answer but, because He wants to show you the thoughts of your heart and He wants to open up a conversation with you to reveal to you His heart towards you and your situation. Sit down and have a conversation with God today. 

Be blessed
 
By Erick Young
 

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“For Yourself”

Thought for Today: For Yourself

As you seek a deeper relationship with God, it seems like the more you try to get to know God the harder it gets. It seems like all hell now breaks loose when you get up to go to church, nothing goes your way when you try to go to bible study, when you try to sit down and read the Word of God everything tries to prevent you from reading happens, and it seems like every time you want to take time to pray it seems like something always comes up.  

And you are asking yourself “Why is this so hard? Why does it take so much for me to get up and go to church every Sunday? Why is it so hard to read the Word of God? Why is it so hard to get to know God better?”  

You feel like it’s just too hard, too much, and it is beginning to stress you out to a point where you really don’t feel like doing anything when it comes to getting to know God better. You think, “My life was not this stressed out before I tried to make this change. What is going on? It should not be this difficult to get to know God better.”  

And the Spirit of the Lord says to you, “The enemy of your soul put up with you getting to know me through other people’s relationships with me. But the last thing the enemy wants is for you to get to know me FOR YOURSELF. For when you experience me FOR YOURSELF the control that the world, your flesh, and the devil had on you will begin to disappear. For, so long as long as you based your relationship with Me on others, the enemy could keep you blinded from what it truly means to experience Me. The enemy wanted you to be satisfied with hearing My words through the preacher and not hearing My voice FOR YOURSELF.”  

The enemy would rather you have the pastor pray for you than you pray FOR YOURSELF. The enemy would rather you see God’s miracle working powers on other people’s lives than for you to experience His miracle working powers FOR YOURSELF. The enemy would rather you sit in a worship service and see everybody else worship, rather than you experiencing pure worship FOR YOURSELF.  

You see, as long as you see, hear, know, and/or experience the LORD through the eyes of others, there will always be a doorway for the enemy to come into your life and attempt to show and tell you otherwise. But, the minute you begin to read the word of God FOR YOURSELF, when you begin to pray to God the Father FOR YOURSELF, when you begin to experience the grace and the peace of God FOR YOURSELF, when you begin to hear the voice of God FOR YOURSELF, and when you begin to experience the Love of God FOR YOURSELF then “no weapon formed against you” takes on a whole new meaning. When you begin to know God FOR YOURSELF, “I can do all things through Christ” fits differently in your life. When you begin to experience the wisdom, power, and understanding of who God is FOR YOURSELF, “the battle is not mine, it’s the Lord’s” begins to flood your mind instead of you fighting a fight that is not yours.  

Listen to me, if you are struggling to get to church every Sunday, if it’s a hassle to get to Bible study, if you are struggling to spend time in the word of God, if you are struggling in your prayer life, if you are struggling to worship God in spirit and in truth then it is not because you are doing anything wrong; the struggle is because the devil does not want you to experience God for yourself.  

God did not put the pastor, preachers, and teachers in your life so that you can have a relationship with Him through them. He placed them in your life to show you and push you into your own personal relationship with God.  

Don’t stop going to church, don’t stop going to Bible study, don’t stop reading the word of God, and don’t stop praying, because that’s just what the devil wants so that you cannot, or will not, ever experience God FOR YOURSELF. 

For it is written, “So when the Samaritans were come unto him (Jesus) they besought him that he would tarry with them, and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of His own word; And said unto the women. Now we believe, not because of thy saying, FOR WE HAVE HEARD HIM OURSELVES, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world” (John 4:40-42). 

God wants you to have a personal relationship with Him and He wants you to get to know Him (have an intimate relationship with Him) FOR YOURSELF. Keep reading, keep praying, keep worshipping God in spirit and in truth and watch the glory of God fill your life. 

Be Blessed 
 
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Erick Young
 

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