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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 12:37 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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August 4, 2017, 7:10 AM

God asks, What more?


Church Family,

We are at the Family Summer Camp and so far it has been a blast. I am currently watching at a distance as the boys are playing hand ball. Without being told to they made sure the youngest boy not only got a hit, but made a homerun. No doubt this is because of how the parents raised them. What was put into them by the parents has produced such an amazing moment.

In my bible reading this morning I read Isaiah 5:4 What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?

What more? God is asking. Is there any more that God needs to do? Think of the power of this question.

What has the love of God produced in your life? Can I encourage you today to take sometime praising God for the wonderful things that His love has produced in your life.

Reminders:

1) Pray for our summer camp. Ask that God saves the lost, grows the faith of the saved, and brings glory to His name.

2) Make sure you check out the latest softball schedule. I dont have all the results but I know they won again last night.

3) Its never too late to tell someone about Jesus. I am praying to the Lord that He would give you a Spirit of boldness and courage as you intentional look to share your faith. Invite people to Jesus, Invite people to worship.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn



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08-04-2017 at 8:11 PM
Valerie Hardee
Im glad you all are having fun! Thank you for loving on our children and being a great church family! Praying for everyone there and for safe journeys home tomorrow!
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August 2, 2017, 9:20 AM

Failure to lead begins with a failure to follow


Church Family,

Today in my reading I came across one of the saddest judgements made against Israel. All of chapter 3 and 4 are worth reading to understand more.

Isaiah 3:1-4 For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts
is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah
support and supply,
all support of bread,
and all support of water;
2the mighty man and the soldier,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,
3the captain of fifty
and the man of rank,
the counselor and the skillful magician
and the expert in charms.
4And I will make boys their princes,
and infants shall rule over them
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When a generation refuses to follow God they will force the next unprepared generation to lead. When followship fails in the people of God, God often disciplines them with unprepared/poor leadership. There is a lot more to be learned and said but for times sake let me remind you of this: 1) God never changes, but His people should be changed/transformed by Him every day. 2) Paul mentions that the church shouldn't change certain traditions, preaching, singing, reading your bible, etc But that also implies that the church should be changing in order to reach the next generation and the lost community. 3) When failing to lead destroys all generations, but that failure begins with a refusal to live by Faith.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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