June 10. Knowledge Is Power. To Know the Lord is Power. Minister J. Frazier. Knowledge - facts, information, or skills acquired. We all have knowledge of something. What do we know? John 10:27 – God knows us. 1 Cor 4:19 - Use your knowledge to uplift/bill up the church and the name of God. Heb 3:5 – God will never leave us so why worry. Isa 41:10 No need to be fearful or dismayed, God is with us. All these promises come from God. Jer 29:11 – God has a plan for us. Rom 8:28 – If you love the Lord you can lean on Him. Prepare to be soldiers of God. 2 Tim 2:1-4; 2 Tim 2:15. Study God’s Word. Get God’s word in your spirit. Get the knowledge of the Word so you can use it.

June 3. A God of a Second Chance. Gen 4:8-15. Look back at the close calls in your life. Times your life might have ended but God gave you a second chance. Cain committed the first murder. God could have killed him, but He gave Cain a second chance. Hezekiah got a second chance at life when God heard his prayer and gave him 15 more years to live. David committed adultery and had Uriah killed but God gave him a second change when David repented and prayed for a clean heart. Peter denied Jesus three times, but God gave him a second change saying, Go tell my disciples and Peter. He told Peter to feed His sheep; he still had things to do for the kingdom. Jesus gave us a second chance. Hanging on the cross, He said Father forgive them for they know not what they do. The blood of Jesus gave us a second chance. Take advantage of that second change.

May 27: Gen 6:5-8. Find Grace In Perilous Times. In Genesis every imagination of man’s heart was evil continually; but Noah found grace in the eyes of God. God destroyed the world and only 8 people (Noah’s family) were saved.  In 2 Tim 3:1-7 we see a description of perilous times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. That is happening now.  They will be without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal. That is happening now.  They will have an outside show of godliness but not on the inside. We get more information in 1Timothy 4:1-6. We see the conclusion in Rev  20:11-15. The devil that deceived many will be cast into the lake of fire. We are saved by the Word of God. We find grace by following Jesus. God will find grace in us when we obey Him in perilous times.
May 20: Gen 22:13. (1) Satan will try to stop God’s plan. Cain killed Abel but God substituted Seth and His plan continued. (2) Believe God. When God tells you something, believe Him. Sarah tried to make a substitute because she did not believe God. (3) God provides what we need. God provided for Abraham when he was willing to offer his son. God substituted a ram. (4) God gave us Jesus as a substitute. The penalty for sin is death. We deserved death but Jesus took our place. Jesus was without sin, without spot or blemish. He endured much for us. But not only did he die He rose again. Thank God for the substitute.

May 13: Rev. Lisa Owens. From Bitterness To Victory. Ruth 1:1-14. Naomi was a good representative of God; Ruth, her daughter-in-law, followed Naomi’s God. Naomi became bitter because she had lost her husband and both sons while in a foreign land. She had feelings of anger and disappointment. Because we are Christians does not mean we will not go through troubles. Both Naomi and Ruth rose from bitterness to victory. Ruth refused to leave Naomi and helped to care for her though she was hurting herself.  Ruth got her victory, she married a rich man and they had a son that was the grandfather of King David. From this line came Jesus Christ. Sometimes we have to go through, to leave, to get to where God wants to bless us. God is in control of everything in our lives and wants to take us from bitterness to victory.

May 6: A Well of Water Sitting On A Well. John 4:1-7. Jesus was a well of water. Jacob’s well was of water that satisfied only temporarily. Just one drink of Jesus’ water provides eternal life.   (1)Jesus was not prejudice. The Jews and Samaritans had no dealings with each other but Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman. Jesus wanted to prove that all were welcome. (2)When Jesus tells you to do something you should do it. (3) Jesus has living water that will allow you to never thirst again. He holds the key of death and hell. (4) To get the living water you must live right. God is a spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth. Put your trust in Jesus.  

Apr 29: Deacon J Frazier. Romans 12:2. Just In Case You Didn’t Know. It’s OK to be different.  Doing wrong can lead to a life of wrong. Prov 1:15. (1) Peer Pressure. It can be good or bad. Listen to the voice that tells you to do the right thing. Phil 4:13. God will help you to be bold enough to walk away from those pressuring you to do wrong.  (2) Followers vs. Leaders. Be different as a follower or leader. A good leader must be a good follower of Christ. 2 Cor 5:17. Become leaders for Christ. (3) What would Jesus do? Gal 6:9, 1 Cor 4:16. Jesus was different: righteous and without sin. Be like Jesus. (4) Who else is like me? Seek out other Christians as friends. You are never along because Jesus is always with you. Ps 56:4.

Apr 22: Rev J. Blake. I Got a Word From God. James 1:1. James, half brother of Jesus, became a believer after Jesus rose. Servant - there to fulfill another's need. Plant your eyes on Jesus. Joy, patience, sacrifice for God, wanting nothing in your spirit or character, wisdom (reference for God). We serve people in and outside the church. God will give liberally. Your word and life must follow God.

Apr 15: What Is Death? Eccl 12:1-7. God created man to live forever. Death came to the world through Adam and Eve because of disobedience. Jesus retrieved the keys of death and hell from Satan at His resurrection. Death separates what was once united.  At death, the body returns to the dust and the spirit returns to God. Death terminates all earthly relationships. Death is a beginning; after death comes the judgement. Death is referred to as sleep, a state of rest. Death brings relief from the burdens of this world. Death of the Christian is to be celebrated. We awake in glory. The last enemy was death, and Jesus took the sting from death.

Apr 8: Mission Completed. Isaiah 9:6-7. We are all born with a purpose. You have a zeal placed on you for that purpose. Don’t wait until you get close to the end of your life to think about all the things you could have done but did not.  Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Jesus suffered many things for our sins. He was born, baptized, worked miracles, rejected, falsely accused, tried, beaten, crucified, rose again, and ascended into heaven to fulfill His purpose.  He went back to heaven on a cloud and is coming back the same way. We all have a mission. We need to complete that mission.
 
Apr 1: The Ransom Must Be Paid. Matthew 20:25-28. Jesus died to be a ransom for many. We all have to die. A history of the Jews reveals Satan’s attempt to stop the redemption of God. When Cain killed Abel the devil thought he had won. But then Seth was born. After that evil spread and the mind of man was on evil continually. But God chose Noah to build a place of redemption, the ark. Noah preached for 120 years that it was going to rain. God restarted the world with just 8 people, Noah and his three sons and their wives. Then came Joseph the dreamer. His brothers tried to destroy him but God used Joseph to save the nation. When Moses was born Satan tried to have him killed but he was raised by Pharaoh’s on daughter. Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt and through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Then Ruth the daughter-in-law of Naomi left Moab and followed Naomi back to Bethlehem. Boaz became her kinsman redeemer. Ruth and Boaz had Obed, the father of Jesse, the father of David. On down to Jesus. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked on water. Jesus came to set His people free. Satan decided to kill him. Jesus gave His life to redeem us, to pay our ransom. Jesus came not to be ministered unto but to minister and be a ransom for many. Don’t make Jesus coming be in vain in your life.

Mar 25: Minister Frazier. The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37. Good – having qualities for a particular role. A man of good character knows and will sacrifice for his neighbors. Let your light shine through good works. The role of pastor is from the Lord and is equipped for battle with the whole armor of God. For the man of good standard, not weapon formed against him will prosper. What God has for you is for you. There is no greater leader than Jesus Christ. Have you thanked your good Samaritan?

Mar 18: The Work of the Third Person. Joel 2: 28-31. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Third Person. You become a Christian in a moment but becoming like Christ is a lifelong journey. To become Christ-like we need the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your guarantee of eternal life. The Holy Spirit convinces us of sin, gives confidence, comforts, and counsels.  

Mar 11:
Men on Fire. Psalms 23

Mar 4:
The Lord Has Need of You. Mark 11:1-4. How could the creator of the world need us who were made from dust? The Lord wants to use us. The Lord wants us to love and forgive each other, just as He did for us. He wants of to raise our children in His ways. Do exactly what God tells you to do. The Lord’s needs come before our needs. The Lord can use anything He wants; thank God He uses us. He needs us but He can get along without us. The truth is we need God. Say with Isaiah, here am I send me.

Feb 25
: Wait. Bishop R. Jackson. 1 Samuel 1:2,6.  Hannah had  to wait on a miracle. When God has you wait, even those close to you may not encourage you. While waiting, time will go by; 1000 years is as 1 day with God. Waiting does not mean no, it just means wait. Just because you do not have it now does not mean you are not favored and one that has it is favored. God may need to get you to a place where you will hear Him.  While you are waiting, God wants to use you as an example. When you are waiting, God is with you. When God blesses you, return something back to Him. While you are waiting, give God praise. 

Feb 18: Leave Your Comfort Zone. Numbers 13:30-33. Leave your comfort zone and God will bring you through. As in our scripture God has been faithful. He has brought us through many trials. We should know by now that we can trust Him. God will warn you of the challenges you will face. He wants us to be aware of the challenges. The promised land flowed with milk and honey, but there were giants in the land. When we leave our comfort zone we will face challenges. God told Israel He was giving them the land, and they would not have to fight. God wants us to leave our comfort zone so He can fight for us and give us the victory.

Feb 11
: Hold On To Jesus When Satan Is On Your Back. Acts 5:28,29, 40—42. Satan is going about seeking whom he can devour, Job 1:7; 1 Pet 5:8. Satan is seeking to erase the mention of God from public places. He is seeking to make his agenda seem normal. Do not follow the things of the world. Hold on to Jesus when Satan is on your back. Stay with Jesus. God will make a way of escape from the temptations of Satan, 1 Cor 10:30. Pray when Satan is on your back. Keep the faith. Hold on to Jesus no matter what, no matter who else does not hold on. Draw closer to Jesus. Praise His name everywhere you go, even when Satan is on your back.

Feb 4: From Zero to Ten. 1 Samuel 16:8-13. God works best with nothing, with impossible odds. God told Job the world is hung on nothing. God does not see what you are, He sees what you can be. God’s strength is made perfect in weakness. God can take us from zero to ten as He did Abraham (0 to the Father of many nations), Jacob (0 to 12 sons that became the 12 tribes of Israel), Joseph (0 to saving his people), Moses (0 to leading his people from Egypt), Joshua, Gideon, Ruth (0 as a Moabite to the grandmother of David and the line of Jesus Christ). When you accept Jesus  you go from 0 to 10.

Jan 27: Almost Saved. Acts 26: 27-29.  Paul was one that persecuted the church. Paul was arrested because the Jews thought he was breaking the Jewish traditions. When he came before Festus and King Agrippa he told them of his conversion experience. King Agrippa said he was almost persuaded to be a Christian. Many have almost joined the church, almost been saved but the devil changed their mind.  Paul said in Rom 8:38-39 that he was persuaded. God saved me, He washed me. Nothing can separate me from the love of God. In His love I have found everything I need. Don’t be an almost, be fully persuaded.

Jan 21
: The Second Coming of Christ. Rev 1:7. Jesus was born to draw us back to God. Our scripture tells us that Jesus is coming back; 1 Thes 4:16, Acts 1:11. Every eye shall see him; those looking forward to His return and those that do not believe in Him. No one will be able to deny the truth. Christ came to open our eyes. The kindreds of the world will mourn when they realize they rejected the true and living Christ. Jesus is coming to judge the lost and reward the saints. Watch, because you do not know when He is coming. Be ready when He comes.

Jan 14:
How To Remain Free. Gal 5:1.  I am free through the blood of Jesus Christ. Do not believe the false promises of Satan. Sin can cause you to lose your money, family, job, health, and life. You are free; do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Jesus gave His life to set us free. Don’t return to the yoke of bondage. To remain free: walk in the Spirit, listen and respond to the guidance of the Spirit, separate yourself from old friends, separate yourself from the things of the world, stay in the word of God. Stand fast in the liberty wherein Christ has made us free.

Jan 7 2018:
What The Facts Don't Reveal, Mark 5:25-26. Do not give up. The facts may say one thing but God can say something else. If you have faith in God, you can do all things. Jesus can do and heal anything.  No money, negative diagnosis, getting worse; those facts do not reveal your future. We need the faith to push through to Jesus. Do not count yourself out. Have faith in God.

Dec 31:
Mr. M. Frazier. Perseverance. With God all is possible. Even with difficulties and challenges you can succeed. To accomplish your goals: start early, get help, take the actions needed. Persevere through failure. Never give up on your dreams.  

Dec 24
: Rev. O. Watts. God With Us, Isa 9:6.  

Dec 17: The Ark of Noah and Jesus  

Dec 10:
The Birth of Jesus

Dec 3: Did You See Jesus? Show the Love of God. Matthew 25:31-40. We need to introduce the down and out to the Lord. We can bear our burdens much better with Jesus. The world says look out for number one. God says esteem others better than yourself. Those who show God’s love are blessed. See Jesus when you see the hungry, stranger, naked, sick, and imprisoned. When you help the least, you do it to Jesus. Let them know that no weapon formed against the servants of God will prosper. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.

Nov 26, 2017: Rev. O. Watts. John  3:16. The Love of God. Thank God for what He has done for you. Through Him we live, move and have our being. God loves us despite ourselves. God loves us and we should love each other. Do what you can for someone else each day you live. No matter what you have, your situation, where you are, no matter what, God loves you. God will not give up on you; do not give up on Him. God loves us so much he gave Jesus to die for us. No matter what, there is hope in God.

Nov 19, 2017: Mark 12:1-2. How Recently Has the Lord Checked Your Fruit? God created us and He has a right to expect fruit from us. God sent His son Jesus and they mistreated and killed Him. Jesus took time while dying to welcome one of the two thieves hanged with Him into His kingdom.  God is constantly checking on us, we need to be producing fruit. Matt 23:37. Don’t reject Jesus. Ask God to forgive your sins.

Nov 5, 2017
: 2 Kings $:1-4. Shut The Door. God has all power in His hands and has invested in us the power of prayer. We should pray without ceasing, not just when there is trouble. When you pray, shut the door. Go into your secret closet where you will not be disturbed. Shut the door and let God know what you need. Shut the door and call on God. Talk to God one on one.

Oct 29
: Heb 12:1-2. Get Rid of the Trash. When you accept Jesus as Savior you begin running a race. When you run for Jesus it is a race for eternal life; when you run for devil, the reward is hell.  Trash weighs you down and keeps you from running the race. Get rid of the trash of doing wrong, disobeying parents, not paying attention in school, thoughts and improper words, lies. You have people that are already in heaven cheering you on, telling you to get rid of the trash so you can go to the place God has prepared for you.

Oct 22: John 6:9-11. From Our Hands to Jesus’ Hands. God’s hands are strong. Put your problems in Jesus’ hands. Give Jesus something to work with – your faith. Obey what Jesus instructs you to do. You do not have to fear not having enough if you pay your tithes. Put it in Jesus hands and you will end with more than you began.  Give your problems, tithes, headaches, additions, worries, sicknesses and inability to Jesus. Take it out of your hands; you cannot do it yourself. Take it from your hands and put all your burdens in Jesus’ hands

Oct 15: 2 Kings 2:1-2. Minister E. Frazier. Turn Your Face to The Wall and Pray. No matter what comes your way, no matter what situation you face, turn your face to the wall and pray. God hears and answers prayer.

Oct 8: Romans 8:16-18. Hold onto Jesus No Matter What.  We suffer for many reasons. Tribulation is one of the best tests of Christian maturity. Suffering reveals our faith, develops our faith, works together for our good (Rom 8:28), and is allowed by God. God has a purpose in allowing suffering; He wants to perfect us. He wants to purify us.  Jesus suffered for us, but He held on so that we could have eternal life. If we hold on, no matter what, we shall come forth as pure gold. Our present sufferings cannot compare to the glory we shall have in heaven.
 
Oct 1: Rev O. Watts. Press On Until the Change Comes. To survive a world in turmoil, press on until the change comes. A nation filled with jealousy and hate will fall from within. To change requires a personal relationship with Jesus. Pray, meditate and praise God to keep sane in an un-sane world. Focus on heavenly things and leave worldly things in the past. Guard your thoughts, Philippians 4:8. The prize of this race is eternal life. Press on until the change comes.  

Sep 24, 2017: Lev 6:12-13. Fire represents God, it represents the Holy Spirit. Keep the fire of praise burning. Bring the fire with you. As with David, be glad to go into the house of the Lord. Praise Him every day; every day is a day of thanksgiving. If people see the fire of God in you, it will draw them to God. Keep the fire burning through praise, prayer, meditating on the Word of God, and watching what you say. Give thanks to God for all He has done for you.

Sep 17, 2017: Gratitude. Ps 116:12. What shall we give to God for all His many benefits? We can never pay God back. Even as we try, He is continually giving to us. Every time we say thank you; there comes another blessing. Salvation is free but we have to take it. When we make a vow to God, we need to keep our word. The main things we can give to God are thanksgiving and praise. He deserves our praise; praise and thank Him every day.

Sep 10, 2017: Rev. Brandon McElhaney. Joshua 1:1-7. It’s Your Turn Now. God is very specific in His assignment and blessings. God will always prepare you for what is coming your way. Get over what you have been through. Be ready. It’s your turn now. We are all called to something. Arise and go forth. God has already given it to you, but He is waiting for you to get in place. With our turn comes responsibility.

Sep 3, 2017: Wise vs Foolish. Matthew 25:1-2. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The foolish believe there is no God. Seek wisdom, James 1:5. Jesus is coming back- keep watching, be ready, be willing and wait until He comes. Get all the Holy Spirit you can. Allow God’s Spirit to lead you. You cannot rely on the oil/Spirit of others. Be wise and God will take care of you. Choose to be wise.

Aug 27, 2017:
Double Coverage. Ps 23(6). The double coverage in health insurance and sports do not compare to the double coverage of goodness and mercy. Goodness and mercy will take care of us through all our troubles and trials. Goodness and mercy will protect us and stand by us. When we pray for others, that gives us triple coverage. Jesus gave his life to protect us.

Aug 20, 2017:
A War Is Going On. Gen 3:15, Rev 12:7-10. Whatever God loves/hates, Satan hates/loves. Satan has power but God has all power. A war is going on and Satan is the captain.  Satan will try to destroy your job, family, church, community, life. God sent His only Son to free us from Satan. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and stay in prayer because we are in a war. Put on the whole armor of God. In the end, Satan is defeated and we win!

Aug 13, 2017:
Acts 6: 54-67. Will You Run or Will You Stick? Jesus preached a gospel that will save and help you live in this world.  We need to be able to take it when trouble comes. Even the disciples ran when Jesus was crucified. But John stuck and God allowed him to write the book of Revelations. No matter what happens, stick with Jesus.

Aug 6, 2017:
Ex 3:1-3. When a Man (or Woman) Finds God.  When you find God He will talk to you, lead you, and give you something to do. When you find God you become a new creature, old things pass away, all things become new.  Lay aside every weight and sin that so easily besets you.  Jesus died on the cross and rose again so that all can find Him.

July 30, 2017: Dr. C. Garrison. Jer 29:11; 2 Cor 5:9. Back to the Future That Pleases God. Remember your actions that had negative consequences and avoid those actions to change your future. God wants to give you a future filled with hope. Make this your motto: I will seek to please God. Before you do something ask: Will it please God.

July 23, 2017: Rev. O. Watts. Dead, Yet Alive. Col 3:1-3. Those dead to Christ focus on what they have. We focus our attention on who not what. Don’t be a walking dead.  Live differently after you come to Christ. Let the old man die and put on the new man. We are now dead in the world but alive in Christ.

July 16, 2017: Under New Management. Acts 9:10-16.  With salvation comes a new manager, Jesus. New management will improve your marriage, job, health. When Jesus is your manager he will straighten things out – if you let Him manage. When you try to manage things yourself, you will mess it up. Saul put his life under new management and became one of the greatest missionaries the world has ever known. Trust in and lean on your new manager, Jesus.

July 9, 2017: Minister E. Frazier. A Woman of Value, Ps 139:1,2,13,14. (Woman's Day Program) Women have many roles but what makes you valuable is how you connect with the Lord. We are fearfully and wonderfully made; you do not have to wait for others to make you feel valuable. Stay connected, (re)surrender to Him.

July 2, 2017: Do You Want to Get Well?; John 5.
You must want to get well and want to do what is necessary. Jesus is asking right now, do you want to get well?