Thought of the Day! 3-14-17

And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” (John 10:4, 5 NKJV)

Life can be so overwhelming. As work gets more and more demanding, you wonder how you will ever keep up or wonder how or catch up. Family time is often reduced to a quick meal or simply a good-night kiss and hug. Even Sundays are busier and busier with worship services, church activities, and family dinners. It’s easy to get so consumed in life that you don’t notice His voice.

If you listen carefully you can hear Him amid the daily life calling to you. Can you hear Him saying to you Slow down…..Come away with me…..I love you.

The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice. My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. (Song of Solomon 2:8-10 NKJV)

Thought of the Day! 3-8-17

God promised that you would be the heir of the world. It is the same promise that He made to Abraham. And because you are Christ’s, you are Abraham’s seed and an heir “according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). When God made this promise to you, He made it so easy for you to receive, “through the righteousness of faith.” All you have to do is believe that as the heir of the world every blessing is righteously yours because Jesus died to give them to you. He also rose from the dead to enforce them in your life.

So don’t try to earn your blessings “through the law” or through your efforts or performance. Freely receive what God freely gives to you through Christ and His finished work at the cross.

Don’t let the devil disqualify you by bringing you the law and saying, “How can you receive this bleFor the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. (Romans 4:13 NKJV)ssing when just last night, you broke God’s law?” Or are you sure you deserve this?” Instead say, “Father, I thank you that I receive everything freely by your grace, Your unmerited favor in my life, because of the blood of Jesus!”

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. (Romans 4:13 NKJV)

Freely receive today what God freely gives to you through Christ and His finished work at the cross.

Thought of the Day! 3-1-17

I know at times you feel as if you are all alone, but that feeling is further from the truth than you can imagine. As you follow God, you have a number of examples of His presence in your life. In addition to always being presence with you. I have sent to you the Holy Spirit, who guides,encourages, and comforts you. But there is one more form of His companionship that is often overlooked or taken for granted, the special communion you can have with other believers.

He loves to be with you, and He longs for you to seek Him with all your being. He created you so that we could be in relationship with each other.

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (1 Corinthians 12:27 KJV)

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21 KJV)

Pastor Pete