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The Word of Promise Experience!

We are now working on every Sunday being a

Welcome to
THE WORD OF PROMISE EXPERIENCE:
A THRILLING AND FULFILLING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

It always begins "today" and runs for the next 7 days!

THE WORD OF PROMISE EXPERIENCE  is
- growing in your experience with Jesus
- enjoying more of your relationship with God!
- becoming continually sensitive to the Holy Spirit!
- being filled with the delight of God's Word!
- taking your rightful place in the Body of Christ!
- Shining the Light of Jesus to the world around you!

And it's all just so... well, THRILLING!

And... anyone can do it!

The Bible Life System

We have started introducing the Word of Promise Bible Life System!

The WOP Bible Life System is our step by step Biblical approach to asssist people in
- allowing God to come into their lives
- learning to walk with Jesus at their side, and within them, in a very real way,
  on a daily basis


You don't have to be a spiritual expert!
You don't have to go into it being church smart or religiously intellectual!

Anyone can do it! 

It just takes someone who really wants God in their life!

We will help step by step!

The Word of Promise Bible Life System
 

To Lay His Life Down

Jesus once said: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
(John 15:13)

Jesus also taught that there is Divine love, even in laying down your life for those you do not know, and even one's own enemies.

Brave soldiers have, for centuries, been laying down their lives for their countries, their king, their relatives, their own families.  To our own soldiers who offer themselves in harm's way for the rest of us seeking prosperity, peace and safety - WE ARE ALL VERY GRATEFUL!

Jesus Christ gave Himself as a sacrifice for all

He bore our sin, guilt, condemnation, grief, sorrows, sickness and disease - He died upon a cross as being rejected by society and the earth itself - He went into Hell to take our place there!

He was then raised from the dead and appeared in the throne room of Heaven in the presence of God
NOT FOR HIMSELF - but on the behalf of all of us - to purchase, as it were, eternal salvation for all of us!

[God]...will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:4-6 (KJV)


 

Spring Refreshing!

2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."


When we invite Christ Jesus into our lives, and trust Him as our own Lord and Savior, something happens: We become new on the inside, our spirits become refreshed by the Spirit-Life given to us by God!

And just as Spring comes every year - this newness, that comes to us as a gift of God, is NOT a one-time thing - it is a continual refreshing within!

John 7:38 (NIV)
"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."


May You be Divinely refreshed and enjoy His sense of NEWNESS!

 

A Giving God

Christmas - the Celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ! 

It is an awesome display of how God is such a loving and giving God!

"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"  Romans 8:32 (KJV)

God gave His son for us - from Heaven to Earth - Jesus gave Himself for our sins - took our sins upon Himself - Giving Himself for us! Suffering for us! Shedding His Blood for us - the cleansing agent for sin.

That is Divine Redemption!  The saving of our souls from eternal death and separation from God!

That is the greatest gift we can all receive!

"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- " John 1:12 (NIV)

THANK YOU JESUS >< THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER
I RECEIVE YOUR GREAT GIFT!

 

Soft Seats

We are thankful to finally be blessed with freshly padded pews!
The Lord provided and the members were generous!  What a great group of people!

I am not sure if we realize it here in America - but around the world, believers walk for miles
to church, sit on the dirt ground, or a wood plank all to fellowship with people of like faith and to
worship God!  They are great inspirations and marvels to us!

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 1 Peter 5:6 (KJV)
 

Change

There is something so sweet about the changing of the seasons. It seems like many times, in places such as Ohio, that the perfect weather occurs in early Autumn and Spring. It is like the best of both worlds!

These middle or transitional stages are a great time of reflection, as well as, hope! A time of reflecting on the great summer past, or even the drab and cold winter that proceeded. It also serves as a time of Promise. Summer will once again return in several months, or as in the case of Spring - Green and Sunshine are soon on their way!

Actually, winter can be a beautiful time in and of itself! Some people really enjoy the cold and the white snow. For sure, Winter is a “warm” time of the year, in that, our main holidays and get-together times happen during this season - this brings much personal warmth!

I so very much enjoy the change of the seasons, and consider the change and variety a great delight and blessing from God! God is a God of Variety!

One Churchman rumor is that a sign of “end-times” is that the seasons will all change or all be the same etc., etc.,. I don’t know much about that? I do know this: “And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:21-22

Praise be to God our Wonderful Creator!

Remembering

Coming up on this Memorial Day weekend, I am very thankful for those who have given their lives to gain us freedom, and to keep us free!

It always amazes me that young people, with all of life ahead of them, would be so willing to put it all aside and give it all up, to ensure that the rest of us could live safely in the American Dream!  What a sacrifice! Thank God for such heroes!

And no other gave Himself to such an heroic extent as did our Lord Jesus!

For friends, loved ones, enemies, and foes, He gave His life.  He did so in such extreme humiliation and pain, eventually being tortured on the cross, and going into Hell - to take our place!   All so that we could enjoy the Eternal Dream - forever in Heaven!

This time also causes me to remember our friends and loved ones who are now in Heaven.  They are not lost! They are not gone forever!  They are not - nowhere!

They are in Eternal Life - enjoying the splendors of Heaven - basking in the Presence of God Almighty, and the Son of God! 

Thank God for such wonderful realities!

Divine Embrace

Saturday we had all day prayer here at church.  Individuals and couples taking one hour to pray, intercede, and spend time with God, as they walked about the church.

 Everyone thought the hour went by way fast!  Everyone had a "touching" experience!

Definitely much more of this to come!  Getting in touch with God is, after all, what this is all about!

 "...In His presence is fulness of joy and pleasures forevermore."  Psalm 16:11

Thank You Veterans

War is not good!  However, there will always be thieves, tyrants, and aggressors here in this earth! 

We are so thankful and very grateful for the men and women of this country, who have put their own lives on the line to protect and secure this country, and the rest of us!  THANK YOU!

This country, is no doubt, a blessing from God Himself!  Without His watching over it, along with the blood, sweat, tears, and diligence of our veterans and armed forces (all police agencies included) we would be a doomed society!

 May all of our forces, soldiers and veterans be blessed, safe, secure, and provided for!

 

 

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