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January 2021

Life Church Jan 31st Service – God Is Able

As we reach ahead into 2021, you may wonder how will this year be different from 2020. Be assured God is able to do exceedingly above wha

Life Church Jan. 24th Service – Reaching Deeper

“Reaching Deeper” requires faith and taking a risk.  It requires the courage to step up and face the unknown.  It is always easier to stay within the comfort zone.  On the

Sunday Morning January 17th Service – “Reaching Further”

At Life Church we are about changing lives for eternity, and one way we accomplish God’s mission is through reaching out to others. As we reach, we are stretching our faith further out to others. God has call

Recent Articles

“Now or Later”

There is something every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ will have to deal with. You can deal with this situation now, or you will deal with it later. But there is something in your life hindering you from walking in the power of God. Let us just be blunt about the matter. There is sin in your life. Sin is the one thing keeping a person from drawing closer to God.

I do not know who I am talking to, but you need to expose the sin to God now or you will have to do it later. But all sin will be exposed before God eventually. The problem with the church is we have a habit of blaming everything on the devil. No one was supposed to feel any personal guilt; the devil had done it, so why blame the sinner for the devil’s misdeeds. The church is being taught our sins are not the expression of our rebellious wills; they are only bruises where the devil has been kicking us around. The church is being taught sinners can feel no guilt, seeing they are merely the victims of another’s wickedness. That is why you hear things like “she made me act a fool,” “they made me go off,” or “the devil is busy.” I know this is not the uplifting Thought of the Day you were looking for. But the truth of the matter is there is a sin in your life. It is choking the life out of you. The Word of God says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (I John 1:8) Please do not get me wrong. We should never underestimate the sinister work of Satan, but to make him responsible for our sins is to practice deadly deception upon ourselves. And the hardest deception to cure is the one self-imposed.

Listen to me! “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) There is sin in my life I am dealing with, but I had to make the decision. Either I expose this sin in my life before God now, or I will have to do it later. The longer I waited to expose my sins to God the harder it got. The one thing that helped me do it now rather than waiting till later is God’s Word. I stumbled across this passage of Scripture which says, “Come Now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) This Word opened up to me and I heard, “Erick, no matter how bad you think your sin is, come to me,” says the Lord, “and I will clean you up.” This word took away the fear of me going before God and exposing my sin to God. But then, the next two verses excited me, while at the same time put me on alert. The Word of God says:

If ye be willing (to expose your sin to me, the Lord God Almighty) and obedient (and live your life according to my word, says the Lord), ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse (to expose your sin unto me, the Lord God Almighty) and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword (your sins will eat you up): for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 1:19-20 [emphasis added])

Go before God and expose your sins to Him. He will not beat you up. The devil put the thought in your mind, and it is overwhelming the feelings of your flesh (feelings and or emotions). It is the world, which does not even believe in God, but they tell you if you do go to God and expose your sins to Him, He will get you. How do I know God will not get mad at me if I tell him about this horrible sin, Pastor Erick? Here, let me help you. God’s Word says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) Do you need help with that sin? Do you want the mercy of God? Do you want the grace of God in and for your life? Then go to God and expose the sin in your life now and not wait to later. For it is written:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God (have a reverential respect and honor for who God is), and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 [emphasis added])

Expose you sin to God. It is not like He does not know you have sinned. When you expose your sins to God, it allows Him to come in and clean you up so you can eat of the good of the land.

Be Blessed!
By Erick Young


“Promises From God”

All through the Word of God there are many promises God has given you. A promise is a declaration or assurance one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen. But because those around you have broken their promise to you on many occasions, you subconsciously put God in the same category as humanity. But the Word of God says, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

If the enemy of your soul cannot get you to believe God will break His promise, they will then begin to get you to try to make the promise of God come to pass yourself. This happened in Genesis 15, when God told Abraham, a 90-year-old man, he and his wife, Sarah, would have a child. But, in Genesis 16:2, Sarah took it upon herself to make God’s promise come to pass by telling her husband to have a child through her maid. It is one thing to not believe the promises of God. But it is a dangerous thing when you begin to try to make God’s promises come to pass in and for your life.

Listen to me! The only thing you can do with the promises of God is to believe them. It is impossible to obey a promise for it is not addressed to your will but to your understanding. The Word of God says, “For all the promises of God in him (not in you but in him) are yea, and in him (not up to you but him) Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (II Corinthians 1:20 [emphasis added]) It is God’s part to bring His declaration or assurance he will do a particular thing (His promise) to pass, and it is your part to believe him. God said, “. . . I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5) This is a declaration from God Almighty. You cannot obey this promise. It is not addressed to your will but to your understanding; God will keep His promise. The Lord said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: . . .” (Matthew 7:7) This is a declaration and an assurance (a promise) from the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is not for you to obey this promise. It is not addressed to your will but to your understanding He will do what he said he would do. The Word of God says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)

It is not your responsibility to make this declaration of God (promise) to come to pass, or even figure out how this declaration (promise) from God is going to pan out. This promise is not addressed to your will but to your understanding God will do what He said He will do. I will say it again. The only thing you can do with the promises of God is to believe them. It is impossible for you to obey a promise for it is not addressed to your will but to your understanding. Stop trying to make the promises of God happen. Stop putting God in the same category as humanity as far as His promises are concerned towards you. Stop trying to figure out how God will make his promises come to pass in and for your life. Just do the one thing you can do with a promise from God: Just Believe God will do what He said He would. It is then the promises of God will begin to manifest in your life. And you never know how God will bring his promises to pass. For it is written:

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

I know it sounds too easy, but if you do your part and believe God will do what He said (keep His promise), it allows God to keep His word how and when He sees fit. Believe the promises of God are Ye and Amen today.

Be Blessed!
By Erick Young


“Other Ways”

As we start out a new year, many will begin to look for different ways to better themselves. The thought will even come across your mind: How could I be a better me? I want to do this/that better. I want to live better, and talk better than I did. I just want to be a better person. Ideas begin to pop-up in your mind of how to be a better you. The Word of God says, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4 [emphasis added]) Now, you can Google or YouTube just about anything. There is nothing you cannot find on the World Wide Web. As you embark on this journey to better yourself, I came by on my way to heaven to give you a starting place which has all the answers to making a better you.

Start with the Word of God. For the Word of God says:

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee: . . .” (Jeremiah 1:5)

“And God said, Let us make man (woman) in our image, after our likeness: . . .” (Genesis 1:26)

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalm 139:14)

“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)

You see the problem with most believers in the Lord Jesus Christ is they are looking into different avenues on how to be a better person. And they have the Basic Instructions Before Leaving The Earth (BIBLE) right in their hands. You are looking over here/there on how to be a better person, trying this/ that, and you are wondering why nothing is working. I will tell you why none of the things you are doing are not working to make you a better person. It is because you are not like everybody else in the world. The Word of God says, “Therefore if any man (woman) be in Christ, he (she) is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5:17 [emphasis added])

Listen to me! Stop looking for other ways to be a better you. The Word of God says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; . . .” (Hebrews 12:2) This world will tell you to do what you want, not what you cannot do. But the Word of God will show you what you can do. “I (you) can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (you).” (Philippians 4:13 [emphasis added]) The world will tell you it is impossible to be perfect, but the Word of God says,  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) The world will tell you, you are just like everyone else, but the Word of God says, “But as He (God) which hath called you is holy (set apart from any other so-called God), so be ye holy (set apart from everyone else in the world) in all manner of conversation (living); . . .” (I Peter 1:15 [emphasis added])

The only way you are going to be a better you is to look to the one who created you. “For my (his) thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my (his) ways, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8 [emphasis added]) As a child of God, when you look to any other way to better yourself you are setting yourself up to fail. For it is written:

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man (woman) upright; but they have sought out many inventions (many other ways). (Ecclesiastes 7:29 [emphasis added])

Only God knows how to make you, how he created you. Turn to his Word each and every day. I promise it will make you a better person.

Be Blessed!
Erick Young


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