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Christmas is Heaven

Going to Heaven is the number one reason of Christmas
and why the Savior came.  Everything that Jesus came to
do really, results in going to Heaven, becoming a child and citizen
of Heaven, the Home of the Heavenly Father!

THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS
Jesus the Savior came
FROM Heaven
FOR Heaven
to get us INTO Heaven!
 
The Jesus mindset and perspective is - this is the biggest thing going!
 
It's why He came! Hallelujah!!
 
Heaven is not a thought to put off until "6 weeks before they die"!
 
It is now!!!!
 
It is the biggest deal - now!!
 
...For us - our friends - our relatives - our acquaintances...
 

1. The greatest place in the universe

     by far is HEAVEN

 

2. The greatest things in the universe

     by far are found in HEAVEN

 

3. The most beautiful sights in the universe

     by far exist in HEAVEN

 

4. The greatest feelings and realities of love

     by far are felt in HEAVEN

 

5. The most tremendous experiences of

      peace and joy and happiness and

      contentment

      by far are granted in HEAVEN

 

6. The most perfect understanding of all

     mysteries and questions and truth

     will be completely realized in HEAVEN

 

7. The perfect and complete revelation of God

     and all that He is and who He is will be

     totally seen and experienced in HEAVEN

 
Through faith in the Lord Jesus and receving His free
gift of Eternal life, by asking Him, we become Heaven-Bound!!!

 ...and it feels so good!!!
Merry Christmas to us all!!!
 

New Things Old Things

We, as people, seem to thrive by clinging on
to the OLD and striving for the NEW with
equal effort and energy.
 
We were made that way!
 
The Key is clinging on to the RIGHT stuff of OLD
and striving for the Right stuff that is NEW!!
 
It is an awesome balance!  It is what makes life great!
 
There are things - old - in our lives that we should forget,
and leave far behind, buried in "the Past"!
 
There are things - new - or yet to be experienced, that
we should not even entertain the thought of, or even
head in that direction!
 
Some people only dwell on the past, and have no
insight into their future.
 
Some people value none of their past, appreciate none
of their present, and only cling to an unrealized future.
 
When a person is numb to both past and future, and
wholly despises their present - this is a very dangerous
situation.
 
**Reading and Meditating on God's Whole-Word**
from Genesis to Revelation is the best thing that
exists to keep us in healthy balance on these issues,
Past, Present, Future!
 
The Scriptures teach, that man shall not live by
bread alone (i.e. earthly sources), but by EVERY
Word that comes from the mouth of God! (Mt 4:4)
 
God's Word is perfectly balanced!!
 
Matthew to Revelation is not the whole Word of God.
 
Genesis to Malachi is not the "old testament" to be
discarded!
 
There are elements of the "old testament" within
Genesis to Malachi, but the whole of it, is everlasting
Divine Truth and spiritual food for us today!!
 
Make 2017 a year of the Word for yourself!
Make 2017 a year of Healthy Balance for yourself!
Make 2017 a year of the Excellent Divine Life & Living!!
 
God Bless You Abundantly!!!
Pastor Dave
 
 

God of Blessing

We were reminded Sunday that God is a God of Blessing (Dt 28:1-14)
 
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might
receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
[Galatians 3:13-14]
 
As we walk in the wonderful Light of God, His
blessings come upon us - in the spirit and in
our natural world.

Blessing Defined - to have the Hand of God
in our affairs,  for our good and well being.

 
Today's Proverb (Ch 10) again reinforces this awesome truth.
Proverbs 10:6 (TLB)
The good man is covered with blessings from head to foot...


Proverbs 10:22 (TLB)
The Lord’s blessing is our greatest wealth...
 
Proverbs 10:25 (TLB)
Disaster strikes like a cyclone and the wicked are whirled away.
But the good man has a strong anchor.

Proverbs 10:27 (TLB)
Reverence for God adds hours to each day...

​Proverbs 10:28 (TLB)
The hope of good men is eternal happiness...

Proverbs 10:29 (TLB)
God protects the upright...

Proverbs 10:30 (TLB)
The good shall never lose God’s blessings

The Love of His Cross

"God loves you!"
 
But just how real is this - really?  

This is what "Easter Season" proves to us.  It is VERY real!
 
Jesus suffered beyond human comprehension!
 
No matter how Hollywood has tried in recent years to portray the death of Jesus in very graphic ways; it still does not touch the extremity of what He went through for you and for me!
 
What does God expect in return?
 
Of late there has been a preaching emphasis which indicates God wants NOTHING in return for the great sacrifice of His only begotten Son!
 
This is an utmost fallacy!
 
Among other things the Scriptures teach us that God the Father and God the Son (Jesus) want
a very REAL faith on our part!
 
Out of His sacrifice, Jesus wants us to have a very REAL desire to walk with Him everyday!
 
Let's not wait till death's door to make this very very Real in our lives.
 
God's Love for us is VERY REAL!
 
And you shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and
with all your soul, and
with all your mind, and
with all your strength:
this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:30

A Real Relationship

​Today we celebrate not only our Real Relationship
with God our Heavenly Father, but the promise
that He would make Himself very accessible and
easy for us to "find"!
 
If you have come to God through Jesus Christ,
take joy and have faith that God is very near you,
in regards to an ACTUAL, REAL, LIFE GIVING
RELATIONSHIP!
 
Believe it!
 
Act every moment of the day as if it is true!
 
Because it REALLY is!
 

Hebrews 8:11 
And they shall not teach every man his

neighbour, and every man his brother,

saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know

me, from the least to the greatest.

 

Hebrews 8:11 (MSG)
They won't go to school to learn about me,

or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons.  

They'll all get to know me firsthand, the little and

the big, the small and the great.

 

May You Enjoy Him to the Fullest!

Valentine

With Valentine's Day coming this Sunday, I offer you a most intriguing reminder:

Jesus said this during one of His teachings: "At the resurrection [i.e. in Heaven] people  will neither marry nor be given in marriage..."  Matthew 22:30 

This is a great cue from the Master, to "put it all in", when it comes to our marriage relationship.

One reason that we enter into a marriage covenant, is to guarantee that we get to keep this most wonderful person "forever"!

As it turns out - our marriage will not continue beyond this life; SO, WE MUST MAKE EVERY DAY OF OUR MARRIAGE COUNT!

One word that always comes up in a marriage conversation is "CHERISH"!

We cherish our marriage and our marriage partner, because as awesome as it is (or can be), and as wonderful as our Best Friend (spouse) may be... it will only be for the rest of our lives!

Let's not take one single day for granted!
Let's Celebrate this special gift that God has given to us!


 

Share the Good

What you have been given freely, freely give it to others!  This is what Jesus teaches us.
Sunday, Heather Tyler, from Youth With A Mission, shared with us testimonies of sharing
the love of Jesus with others.

Jesus' main mission was to share the message of God's love, and salvation by faith to
EVERYONE!

This is what Jesus spent His life doing -- He tells us to do the same also.

1. God loves you! 
2. Jesus died on the cross taking our sins upon Himself.
3. He paid the price of sin for us and gives us eternal life for free--------------
4. IF WE WILL FREELY ACCEPT IT!

No matter who you are --- tell someone about it!!

Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,
cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

A How2 Church

We are a HOW 2 CHURCH!

We are here to encourage others and to show people HOW to WALK with GOD!

The Bible begins with God walking with, talking with, and helping man - in a very real
personal and present way! (Genesis Chs. 2-3)

The Bible concludes with telling us of the future ahead where God will come down on earth and
be with men - once again - FACE to FACE!  (Revelation Ch.21).

The point is -- this is the whole point!
God really desires for man to walk and talk with Him!!

Jesus came to demonstrate this (Jesus was God) in a very miraculous way!
1) He showed us how God interacts with man.
2) He taught us how we should interact with God.

Oh the goodness of God!  He invites all of us to come to Him...
And to WALK WITH HIM!

We are here to show people HOW2!

Pastor Dave


Revelation 3:20 Jesus said;
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will fellowship with him, and he with me.



 

Born Again!

Sunday we continued discussing the greatest miracle that can happen
to a person-- Being Born Again by the Heavenly Father!! 
John 1:12-13
But as many as received him, to them gave he power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God.
 

"It is not simply a decisiona persuasion, or something you learn...  but - a radical change, a re-creation, and transformation!!It is being born all over again [in our spirit] into someone else,

something new!"
 
I encourage you to draw out of this great well of promise and blessing
so that the New Birth -- continually brings Divine "New Things"
flowing through your heart and soul!!!
 
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus
old things are passed away
look - all things are become new.
And all things are of God!
2 Corinthians 5:17-18b

Jesus was Raised!

I write this, thinking about what "Easter" season is to Faith minded people.
It is Jesus coming from Heaven to Earth and taking UPON HIMSELF our
sin
guilt
condemnation
grief
sorrow
sickness
disease
and the curse 
and allowing it all to have its full affect and destruction upon His body, soul, and situation!
 
He was rejected, humiliated, and tortured as He waged war against sin, satan, death, and hell for EACH ONE OF US INDIVIDUALLY!
 
And because of eternal justice, He was raised again from Hell to Earth to Heaven to the Holy of Holies, ALL FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL BENEFIT!
 
WOW to JESUS!  Again, I say "WOW"!!

LET EVERYONE KNOW - TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW...
...is the Bible mandate, and the only natural and decent human response!

God wants us all to know and experience the blessing of the work 
that Jesus did for each one of us!
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