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September 2021

Sept. 26th Worship Service – “Growing Together”

Watch as we continue the series“Better Together”. In this message we will understand how important it is to be growing spiritually. There are numerous ways we grow spiritually. One of the ways we gr



Sept. 19th Worship Service – Missions Sunday

Listen to this exciting service as we focus on “Reaching Further” to the uttermost parts of the earth with the good news of Jesus Christ.  God has called us to not only reach our community, but to go above and beyond so that all might hear and experience God’s love.  We will also focus on our 2022 Missions Project and Trip to Garagoa, Colombia.



Sept. 12th Worship Service – “Do I Belong”

This new series examines the importance of belonging and that we are better together. God created us to be a part and connected together. Just as iron sharpens iron, we sharpen each other and help one another reach God’s potential for our lives.





 
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“Turn Back to God”

Thought for Today: Turn Back to God

The last few days, months, and maybe even years have been very rough for you. You have found yourself stumbling through life, making mistakes, falling, failing, and in some cases out-right sinning. 

And the enemy has been tormenting you and telling you that you need to get your life right before you try to pray. You need to fix all your mistakes before you read the Word of God. You need to clean up your life before you really get involved in the church again. 

And you find yourself trying to do better, but it seems like things are only getting worse. You try to walk a straight line, but it seems like life is pushing you in all kinds of directions. You are frustrated, confused, scared, and beginning to feel hopeless. 

Not knowing where to go, what to do, or how you are going to get back on track, you sit and do nothing. Listen to me, the unknown is the breeding ground for fear, frustration, anger, rage, doubt, and unbelief. The more you sit there and dwell on the unknown, the bigger those things that I just mentioned get in your mind, heart, and soul. 

I don’t know who I am talking to, but I came by on my way to heaven to remind you that you are a child of the Most High God. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons (daughters) of God even to them that believe on His name.” You are a joint heir to the throne of God. Romans 8:16-17 says, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; And if children, then heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together.” And you are the apple of God’s eye, as explained in Zechariah 2:8, “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; after the glory hath He sent me unto the nations which spoiled you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the APPLE OF HIS EYE.”

I was sent to remind you that even though you do not know what is going to happen, you have the one thing that the rest of the world doesn’t have. You have the ability to turn to the one who is all knowing, all seeing, everywhere at all times, and all powerful. 

Yes, you made mistakes, yes you fell, yes you failed, yes you stumbled, and you may have even out-right sinned. But you need to know that the all-knowing God you serve knew you were going to do those things before you even did them. You did not surprise God when you sinned, repented, and returned back to Him for help.

You do not have to get your life back together before you return to God to receive His love and provision. For the Word of God says that while you were yet a sinner Christ died for you (Romans 5:8). The world, your flesh, and the devil will attempt to convince you that you are too far gone for God to help you and you need to clean up your life before He will even look at you. 

The devil is a liar, you cannot clean up your life for God but, instead, you must return to Him and let Him clean up your life and provide for all that you need. God says to you, “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 1:8).

The last thing the world, your flesh, or the devil wants you to do is to turn back to God while you are afraid, frustrated, angry, lost about a certain matter, bitter, confused, hopeless, and in disbelief. Because, the minute you turn back to God, no matter how far you think you are from God the Father, He is only a turn-back away from fulfilling all your needs in life. 

For it is written, “And he arose and came to his father (TURNED BACK TO HIS FATHER) But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him (no matter how far you think you are from God, He still sees you) and had compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, bring forth the best robe and put it on him and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet. And bring hither the fatted calf and kill it and let us eat and be merry; For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry” (Luke 15: 20-24)

No matter how far the world, your flesh (feelings and/or emotions), or the devil make you feel that you are from God, the truth of the matter is that you are just a turn-back away from God showing you just how much He loves you. Repent, TURN BACK TO GOD, and watch not only the love of God be poured out in your life, but His provision, as well.

Be Blessed
 
By
 
Erick Young
 

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” More Faith “

Thought for Today: More Faith

There are many situations that come in our lives that make us feel like we need more faith in God.

When sickness comes upon humanity, we as believers always say to just have more faith. When finances are not how they should be, we feel like we just need to have more faith in God to provide for us. When confusion, fear and frustration, doubt and unbelief flood our minds heart and soul, we feel like we just need to have more faith in God to take control of the situation. 

But, there is one thing that the enemy uses against the children of God that causes many of God’s children to be bondaged; And that thing is unforgiveness. Unforgiveness imprisons the believer and stops the mercy of God from flowing in and through the child of the most high God. It stops the grace of God from flowing in and through the believer of the Lord Jesus Christ, and, as powerful as the love of God is, unforgiveness even blocks the love of God from flowing out of the heart of the believer.

Whatever that person did or said to you, you need to forgive them because, not only are you preventing them from experiencing the grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness of God, but you are blocking all those things from God to flow in your own life. 

I know you may be thinking, “Pastor Erick, you don’t know what she said to me. You don’t know what he did to me. It is just too hard for me to forgive them for what they did. I don’t know why, but I just can’t. I am struggling with this and it is too hard.”

I came by on my way to heaven to open the eyes of your understanding on one of the reasons why you are struggling with unforgiveness. It’s not just because of what they did or said to you, it is also because of who they are and what they meant to you. If a perfect stranger did or said the same thing you would shake it off and move on. But, because they had some place in your heart, be it a friend, family member, co-worker, you struggle with unforgiveness towards them.

This is a strategy from hell because the devil knows that if you do not forgive that person, the kingdom of God (God’s way of doing things) will stop flowing in and for your life. However, forgiveness is not just for them, but it is also for you. Jesus said, “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses” (Mark 11:26). And, if the Father will not forgive you of your trespasses, then the love of God, the grace of God, the power and authority of God, and, most of all, the love of God will not flow in your life. 

Listen to me, the reason why the world, your flesh, and the devil don’t want you to forgive that person for what they’ve done is because the enemy does not want that person to experience the pure forgiveness of God through you. The enemy wants to block the kingdom of God from flowing in and for your life. 

Forgiveness is not just the releasing power of God from those who have offended you, but it is also the releasing power of God to flow in and for your own life.  You need to ask God to give you the faith to forgive them. 

There is only one time in the Word of God when the disciples of Jesus Christ ask Him to increase their faith. It was not when they watched Him walk on water, it was not when He calmed the storm, it was not when He made the blind see, the lame walk, and the mute talk. It was not even when He raised the dead, but it is when He said FORGIVE; Not just the stranger, but forgive your brother. 

It is written, “Take heed to yourselves if thy brother (especially someone who knows you and you know them) trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repents forgive him. And if he trespasses against thee seven times in a day and seven time in a day turn again to thee saying I repent thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord INCREASE OUR FAITH” (Luke 17: 3-5).

The only time the apostles ever asked for more faith is when Jesus told them that they have to forgive their brothers. If you want grace, mercy, peace, joy, power and the authority of God to flow in your life, you have the key to unlock the prison to let all those things flow in your life; That key is forgiveness. 

Free that person but, most of all, free yourself and ask God to give you the faith to forgive. Once you do that, you can watch the chains of unforgiveness fall off you and the door to freedom open to you so that you are free and the kingdom of God can move in your life.

Be Blessed
 
By
 
Erick Young
 
 

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“The Gift that Cost”

Thought for Today: The Gift that Cost

In the natural realm, when you receive a gift it does not cost you a thing. When someone brings you a gift on your birthday or anniversary, it is a free gift. You do not have to pay anything or lose anything, it is something that you just have to accept. 

The problem with that is, as a child of God, many apply this same standard to receiving the most important gift that God has given humanity. The Word of God says, “For the wages of sin is death, but THE GIFT OF GOD is ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Now, most believers will equate eternal life to living forever. But listen to what Jesus said eternal life is in John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, THAT THEY MAY KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD AND JESUS CHRIST WHOM THOU HAST SENT.” 

You see, the wages of sin is death, which means that when a person dies their spirit leaves (is separated from) their physical body. Spiritual death is the same as your spirit is being separated from God. In the beginning God was one with humanity, but when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden humanity was no longer one with God. 

But John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God gave His all so that you and I can have a chance to have an intimate, personal relationship with God the Father, through God the Son, by God the Holy Spirit. 

It is a gift; you can’t buy it, you can’t earn it, there is nothing that you can do to achieve this amazing gift that God has given us. There is only one thing that you can do to get this gift from God, and that is accepting it.

This is one of the hardest things to do when you have lived life your way, when you have followed after the world’s way of living, and when you have done and said things that are just evil and wrong. 

This is the strategy of hell, the world, your flesh, and the devil will consistently inform you of all the wrong you did or said in your life, and try to convince you that there is no way a Holy God could ever love a person like you. I want you to see this truth about what God says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth His love towards us (God showed us just how much He loves us) in that WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US (this means you).”

God did not wait until you got it all together to show you that He loves you. God did not wait until you knew the bible backward and forward to show you that He loves you. God did not wait until you started going to church every Sunday to show you just how much He loves you. The Word of God says that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

God gave us a gift in the life of Jesus Christ. But you most know this truth, to accept this gift it is going to cost you. I know the Word says that if you get a gift, it should not cost you anything. But 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 your thoughts.”

“Yes, I have given you a gift, which is the opportunity to get to not only have an intimate relationship with me,” says the Lord, “but I have given you a gift to become one with me. But this gift is going to cost you. It is the reason why many will not accept this gift because of its cost.” You may be asking what this cost is. Jesus showed us what the cost of accepting this gift from God is in Luke 14:26, “If any man (woman) come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sister, yea and his own life also he cannot be my disciple.”

God is saying to you today, “I have the gift of eternal life that I am prepared for you to receive, this gift comes through the death burial and resurrection of my only begotten Son. But to accept this gift it will cost you your life. Your way of thinking, your way of talking, your way of acting, your way of living. It will cost you your friends and family members, your co-workers, your associates in life. This gift cost Me My All, so to receive it, it will cost you your all.”

For it is written, “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33).

Many will not receive this gift of God simply because it costs too much. But I assure you that, when you accept this gift, everything you lost by accepting the gift of God will be returned to you in double. Receive the gift of God today and watch the glory of God blow up in your life.

Be Blessed.
 
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Erick Young
 
 

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