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August 23, 2017, 8:00 AM

Judgement is coming


Church Family,

Today's bible reading is a reminder of what sin is doing to the world.

Isaiah 24:5-6 The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant. 6Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.

The great news is that God has sent His Son to save us from our sins. Judgement is coming, but God loves us so much that He rightly judges us and rightly provides salvation.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 21, 2017, 7:16 AM

When we Know All


Church Family, 

What a blessing it is to be able to converse with the One who knows and plans it all.

Isaiah 22:11-14 You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago. 12In that day the Lord GOD of hosts called for weeping and mourning, for baldness and wearing sackcloth; 13and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and slaughtering sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine.
“Let us eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die.”
14The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears:
“Surely this iniquity will not be atoned for you until you die,”
says the Lord GOD of hosts.

 

What is the sin that the people have committed? Rather than believing God, calling out to God, and repenting. The people decided that they knew what the future held and threw a party. If we are going to die, let's die partying. Far too often we assume the outcome. Rather than leading others to seek and trust God we assume the worst and in the process, ruin our witness. 

Can I lovingly encourage you to not assume the worst outcome, but instead to seek the face of God. Dont fall for Satan's tricks and spread the news of the worst possible outcome either. Seek the One that has never lost to sin. Plead for forgiveness where it's needed. Turn and follow Him. What if God is using the battle to grow us, not to harm us?

Love, Serve, Go!

Brian Winburn

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August 18, 2017, 11:14 AM

God accomplishes His purposes


Church Family,

God saved the People of Israel to be His witnesses, but they failed to do that. So in Isaiah God is sending the Assyrians to punish the Israelites. The Israelites are running to Egypt for Help, Instead of God. Here is a Picture of God accomplishing His purposes even when we fail to follow Him. God is going to reach Egypt, Assyria, and Israel. 

Isaiah 19:11 In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of hosts. One of these will be called the City of Destruction.

Isaiah 19:23-25 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance

In our arrogance and pride we refuse to Follow Christ, to be His witnesses, and live Holy lives. As a result we miss out on the one thing we need, God! God will accomplish His purposes with or without us, but the Bible is clear in that God wants to do it with us. 

Reminders:

1) Be Bold. Make an Eternal Difference today and share the gospel. Invite others to Jesus.

2) Awesome August is Homemade Ice Cream this week.

3) Women's Bible Study is hoping to Begin Sept 12th. See Blaire for more details

4) We are starting our NEW Discipleship Classes this Sunday Night. Sunday School Done Right and The Battle Plan for Prayer.

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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



Comments

08-14-2017 at 2:28 PM
Don Purvis
Keep up the good work.
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