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Sunday, April 27 2014
My Peace I give unto you

PSALM 23: NIV   The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.    He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,    He  refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths   for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk  through the darkest valley,  I will fear no evil,   for You are with me;  Your rod and Your staff,   they comfort me.  You prepare a table  before me  in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil,  my cup overflows. Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord  forever.

I can’t add more to this scripture,  take this into your hearts and let HIM be your PEACE, He cares for you my friends!

Love ya,  Pastor Phil      

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Wednesday, April 16 2014
Find a need and fill it

Easter always conjures memories of another time and place predating free flowing cash and endless credit possibilities. No one had much in those days as families struggled to rise from the doldrums of the Great Depression. Gasoline was still on the bottom side of thirty five cents per gallon. And a working man might be content with a salary of $40 or $50 per week.

Such dismal finances served as a dark backdrop highlighting the priceless qualities of selflessness that motivated a little boy’s Mother to proudly wear her “favorite” but ancient and faded burnt orange dress one more Easter so he and his sister could have new shoes for church and school.

Only the passage of time and the perspective of maturity have brought into focus the fact that Daddy’s navy blue suit was badly in need of replacement. But the needs of the children far outweighed his desire for the latest fashion.

As we celebrate the resurrection and enjoy the arrival of spring, let’s remember that selfless giving is really the heart and soul of God’s plan of Salvation. “He left the splendor of Heaven knowing His destiny was the lonely hill of Golgotha, there to lay down His life for me!”

As Pastor Tommy Barnett would say, “Find a need and fill it. Find a hurt and heal it.”

Happy Easter!

You are loved,

Pastor Rich Orrell - Lead Pastor

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Wednesday, April 16 2014
Fear not - He is with us

“For I am the Lord thy God . . . and I have loved thee. . . . Fear not: for I am with thee" (Isaiah 43:3-5).

As a Child of God we should anticipate daily His Divine favor.

When we receive unexpected blessings - an unexpected refund, a great parking space, kindness from a cashier, a message that exactly fits our current dilemma, those are not accidents.

Our Heavenly Father is touched with the feelings of our infirmity.  He has promised He will supply our every need, and He actually delights in giving us the desires of our hearts as well, even if they are not actual NEEDS, but just something we’d like.

As our Father, He delights in taking care of His children.    “Little children rejoice, you’re a child of the King, - - - Lift your heads up high and rejoice, you’re a child of the King!”

Quit moping about what you don’t have today and rejoice that you’re an heir to Jesus’ riches. He loves and cares for you!

Love ya,  Pastor Phil      

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