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August 16, 2017, 9:18 AM

What you Believe in doesn't Save you

Church Family,

The difficulty of reading the Old Testament is understanding the context. Let me encourage you to keep reading even if you dont know the context. Something that grips my heart is that God is announcing His judgement on Moab in this chapter. Yet the same sin is being committed in America, our Community and the Church today.

Isaiah 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab—how proud he is!—of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; in his idle boasting he is not right.

Isaiah 16:12 And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.

Sadly Moab is religious, but doesnt know God. There are many in America, our Community and possibly our Church that are Religious. They see nothing wrong with what they believe in as long as someone tells them that they are "good people." In their pride and arrogance they refuse to follow Christ. Little do they realize that a judgement is coming that does not ask if we are "good people." Instead that Judgement will ask, Do you Believe on the Name of Jesus? Believing on the Name of Jesus is not the same as believing that Jesus exists. It means put our whole weight, trust in Jesus. That would He said is good, is good, and what He declared is evil, is evil.

WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN DOESN'T SAVE YOU, IT'S WHO YOU BELIEVE IN THAT SAVES YOU!

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 14, 2017, 9:17 AM

God is in Control

Church Family,

To date we have Invited 1268 souls to church. Please continue to pray for those that have been Invited and those that we will Invite in the Future. Be Bold and Courageous as you lovingly tell others about Christ. Today in my bible reading I am reminded that God is in Control even when it seems like the world is in chaos.

Isaiah 14:24 "The LORD of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,"

Isaiah 14:26-27 "This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out 
over all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

For those who are curious, this chapter also describes the fall of Satan. So, it should not come as a surprise that God ends this chapter by reminding us of His Sovereignty. God is always in Control. This is a great comfort for believers.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn



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08-14-2017 at 3:28 PM
Don Purvis
Keep up the good work.
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August 11, 2017, 6:39 AM

Impacting our community

Church Family,

God has grabbed my heart with yesterday's reading,

Isaiah 10:1-3 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who keep writing oppression,
2to turn aside the needy from justice
and to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
3What will you do on the day of punishment,
in the ruin that will come from afar?
To whom will you flee for help,
and where will you leave your wealth?

 

We are living in a Nation where people love to support causes. They love helping those facing injustice, the poor, single parents, orphans, etc. They love doing this because their creator loves doing it. If the church is going to be like Christ, it must love making a social impact with the desire to use this impact as a means to reach others with the gospel. Where can you serve God with the purpose of spreading the gospel while helping those that God loves?

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 9, 2017, 11:12 AM

Pride and arrogance of the heart

Church Family,

Today in my reading I have come across a type of pride that still prevails in the world today.

Isaiah 9:9-11 and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart: 10“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.” 11But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him,
and stirs up his enemies.

The Pride and Arrogance of our Hearts says what we will do, but the Lord proclaims the Truth. God does not boast falsely. Many think that at any moment they can change the direction of their life, family, church, business, etc. Yet only God has such power. He makes this clear in verses 6-7 when talks about sending the ultimate life changer. I believe that a part of the reason so many are depressed, beaten down, and discouraged is that they believe the lie that they can change their life at any moment, only to find that this is too great a task. Only God can do such a powerful thing. Pride comes before the fall. Pride has caused people, nations, churches, and businesses to fall. May I encourage you to join me, by humbling ourselves before the Lord. He and He alone can save us.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn



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08-09-2017 at 1:37 PM
Ellen King
Amen! He and He alone can save us!
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August 7, 2017, 12:29 PM

Fear, the common excuse of sin

Church Family,

We are up to 1215 invitations to church. Take moment and let that sink in. 1215 souls being invited to church. Yet, dont let up Inviting now for 2 mains reasons: God has commanded us to go and there are lost souls going to Hell unless we get the gospel to them.

Today I read Isaiah 8:13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Isaiah and the people of Israel are in a tough spot. The people are calling what is good, evil and what is evil, good. God reminds Isaiah and us to not fear man or let them be a dread to us. We are to honor God as Holy. God is reminding us to fear and dread not keeping God Holy. So often we fear what people think of us and allow that fear to be our excuse to live in sin rather than holiness.

 

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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