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June 12, 2017, 9:08 AM

The End- Who do you worship?

Church Family,

Praise God for the 273 souls that were Invited to church this past week. That brings our total up to 813 since the beginning of April. Thank God for your faithfulness. Will you join me in prayer today for each of those souls, that God would draw them to Himself for salvation?

Revelation 22:8-9 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

After seeing all of that, after hearing all of that, and after having walk with God Himself, John still struggled to worship only God. Let that sink in. It's not that his faith was misplaced or misguided or untrue, but that we were made to worship God. The sin within us still wages war to lead to us worship anything other than the true God. If John can so easily do this, then how often do we do this? It's not by random chance that this happens during the last chapter of the Bible. God is sending us a warning. Be sure to worship only Him and when we see someone worshipping something other than God, be sure to lovingly correct them.

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn



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06-12-2017 at 12:10 PM
Don Purvis
Way to go!
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June 9, 2017, 9:18 AM

Conqueror or faithless coward?

Church Family,

Are you a conqueror or a coward?

Revelation 21:7-8 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son8But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

The power of verse 7. Such hope, such joy, such an amazing promise to look forward to. Then comes verse 8. Is there anyone who does not fit into verse 8? Is there anyone who did not cower away from furthering the gospel because of their comfort or preferences? Any who did not fail to keep the faith? Any who did not lie, hate their brother(murder), or lust once?

All that joy, hope, and peace comes crashing down.

We need God's grace. We need to remember that God loves us. If this verse is true and it is, then other verses like:

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

All these are also true. There is only one way to conquer. Only one way to eternal life. Only one way to be a child of God. His name is Jesus. All who call upon the name of Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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June 7, 2017, 10:14 AM

The Fake Heaven

Church Family,

During my worship time this morning I read this:

Revelation 18:2-3 

And he called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
3For all nations have drunk
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality,
and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”

I dont understand it all, but of the many questions I have this one sticks out the most today. Why would God have so much wrath towards a single city? Everything about sin is a fake. It's a lie, a scheme, a distraction. This city became the place that influences the people, cities, lifestyles, politics, money and rewards of Earth. It was the fake heaven. In a single day it will be destroyed and the people will weep over it. Do you fall victim or willingly follow after the passions of this world? Is there any other place that you would rather be than in the presence of God? Is their any relationship, valuable, lifestyle, etc. that you put before the Lord? Have you missed the mark? Are you living in Sin? Please I beg you turn to Jesus.

What is God saying to you this morning through your devotion time with Him?

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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June 5, 2017, 9:10 AM

Revelation 16

Church Family, 

My time with God today is hard to put into words. He showed up in such a sweet way. Today, God's Word proclaimed so many deep truths. 

Revelation 16:5-7 

And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!” 7And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments!”

As God is pouring out His wrath, He stops to let the world know that what He is doing is Just and true. In other words we deserve what we get when we rebel against God and God is doing the right thing by pouring out His wrath.

Revelation 16:9 and 10 both say this about the people, They did not repent and give him glory. 

At the heart of a believers life is not that they are better, but that they have repented and given God the glory. To Repent means to turn from our sin and to Jesus. Many will turn from their sin, but few turn from their sin and to Jesus. Why? Because we dont want to give God the Glory of saving us and we don't believe that what God is doing is Just and right. 

The beauty of what happens when we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior is that we dont get what we deserve. We deserve an eternity separated from God in Hell, but the believer gets an eternity with God. If you haven't given God praise today please do so. To Him be the Glory.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn



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06-05-2017 at 12:15 PM
Don P
Amen!
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June 2, 2017, 8:23 AM

Baby eating Dragon

Church Family,

A good rule of thumb to follow when reading your bible is to focus on what you understand, but strive to learn what you don’t. Don’t get defeat by what you can’t grasp. Celebrate what you do because that is a gift from God. Revelation 12 reads like an action-packed movie.

Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

  1. Satan is constantly accusing us.
  2. Satan is partially correct. We have sinned against God.
  3. Satan is completely wrong. There is salvation, power, authority in Christ to conquer our sin and our accuser.
  4. How do we conquer sin and satan? By the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
  5. What is our testimony? That Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again. He is more precious to us that our own lives or anything else that is created.

Satan’s accusations seem to be based on the idea that we love something us more than God. To overcome that will you take time today to value the greatness of God today. Value God above all things, all desires, all wants, and all needs.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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