Friday, April 30, 2010

May- Word From The Word

Hello Blessed Ones

I pray as you read this that all is well with you and yours. We are living in a day that we are seeing the Glory of God moving on behalf of His people. I believe that the rest of our days are going to be the best of our days!

One of the things that I believe in the days ahead is that we are going to need the peace of God. I preached a message entitled, Peace Is A Place. What I mean by that is, peace is a place of safety, supply, contentment and rest. The Bible says that we are to enter into His rest, it even says that we are to be diligent to enter in.

Psalm 34 says that we are to seek peace and pursue it. That sounds like we are to go after it. In John 14 Jesus says, "My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you." Obviously then peace is available to us.

I think that right in the middle of adversity there is still peace available to keep you from being overcome by the situation and allow you to deal with it with the wisdom of God, strength, confidence and peace.

I have made this statement many times, “Peace is a place where faith works at its best.” When you are in His peace, faith works its best because you are giving no place to worry, doubt or fear.

To hear this message, "Peace Is A Place" simply go to our website and click on the SERMONS tab or click HERE and scroll down to find it. I pray as you hear this message that faith will rise up in you to a place that you enter into His peace and you find rest for your soul. Peace is a place where you can cast your cares on Him knowing that He cares for you.

Pastor Lloyd

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April- Word From The Word

I hope you are enjoying the Spring like weather that we are having. I love this time of year when everything seems to come alive again. Just a few short weeks ago things looked to be dead forever.

I would have loved being around on the day that Jesus raised up from the grave. When they placed Him in the tomb they knew He was dead. On the third day when they went to the tomb, He was not there!

The angel said, “why do you seek the living among the dead, He is not here He is risen!” That makes me shout a little, He is not here, He is risen. I have never been to the tomb, I don’t have to in order to know that it is empty.

I did however have to make my way to the cross one day many years ago. O, I never saw the real cross that Jesus hung on for me, but with my faith in the Word of God I showed up there and realized what Jesus had done on it was for me and because of me.

He did not have to give His life for me, but He chose to. I did not have to give my life to Him, but I chose to. At that time I was dead to, spiritually speaking. Then suddenly, just as everything now is coming back to life, I came alive in Him.

Regardless what seasons that I face in life, He keeps me alive and well. With the strength and ability to overcome and to always rise up the victor. I am so glad that He is not still on the cross, nor can He be found in the tomb, but if you look beyond my outward flaws as a person and look inside my heart, you will find where He abides.

I hope you have a great Easter and that you remember that Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Pastor Lloyd