Easter 2014: Time to Reflect and Spend With Family

What is Easter?

Easter is my favorite time of the year. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. He died for you and for me. It is by His death that we can freely receive the gift of Salvation. Salvation is like ticket to Heaven. You do not have call TicketMaster to order your ticket. All you have to do is pray and ask God for Salvation and confess that Jesus is His son. Pray? Prayer is conversation between you and God–just like you have a conversation with a friend. Yes, is that easy. When you ask God for Salvation, your name is added to Continue reading Easter 2014: Time to Reflect and Spend With Family

Harvest Church – Reach Kids Camp 2011

Harvest Church hosted there first anual kids camp this month.  The camp took place August 11-13. At this camp, the kids were involved in devotions, putt-putt, skating, swimming, worshipping, praying, and listening to biblical teachings.

Satan tried so hard to prevent this event from taking plan, but God had great plans for this camp and was determined to make things happen! That is how great and mighty our God is!

8.11.11 - Group praying

The kids actively prayed for God to do great works. They believed with faith that God heard their cries and that He would answer their prayers!

8.11.11 - Worship: Going after the Lord in song

The kids sang songs like “Deep Cries Out”, “Praises”, “You Are Good”, and “How He Loves” as they worshipped the Lord. It was a joy to see young kids sing, lift up their hands, and dance before the Lord. God is raising up a generation of unashamed worshippers!

8.11.11 - Jordan, Andria, and Jodi dancing
8.11.11 - Jordan, Andria, and Jodi dancing

On Thursday and Friday night, the kids observed a dance synced to music.

8.11.11 - Leaders praying over the kids

The leaders had a chance to pray over the kids. It was a great time with the Lord! Not only did the leaders pray for the kids, but the kids prayed for other kids and the leaders.

In addition to all of this, the leaders made the kids a 20 ft. long banana split. And, on Friday night they had a camp fire and had a lock-in.

20 ft. long banana split
Group photo

Forgiveness Is Where the Healing Begins

The Grace Card is an amazing movie that proves that forgiveness is where the healing truly begins.  Go see this movie, and it will teach you a lot about the situations that we face in life!

I promise to pray for you every day, ask your forgiveness, grant you the same, and be your friend always.


TheGraceCardmovie.com

God, Chisel Me

In our daily lives, we go through so much pain and struggle.  Through trials and tribulation, we forget how important we are to God, and we forget how much God loves us.  We put on the weight of the world more and more each day.  We let the what others say and think about us define who we are.  We neglect to remember who we realy are–who God MADE us to be.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” -Matthew11:29


REMEMBER: You ARE God’s original masterpeice.

“When God chisels the dead weight out of our lives it can be very painful.” -The Skit Guys

Message For Church People

I have been talking with my friend Jesse through a few Facebook posts about Jude 1:4.  It talks about people in our churches, even today, that twist the Word of God.  They change the truth to make themselves and others feel better.  Jesse states in his blog post that “people in the Church who are using Christ as a get out of hell free card, not as Lord and Savior”.  I fully agree with him.  People try to work there way into heaven, pray their way into heaven, preach their way into heaven, tithe their way into heaven….

“For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” -Jude 1:4

There is no way that we could even be good enough, give enough money, pray enough, or work/serve enough to be able to have eternal life in heaven. It is only by the grace and mercy of God that we can have salvation.  Grace and mercy have two different definitions. Mercy is God withholding what we do deserve, which is death; grace is God giving us what we do not deserve–eternal life in Christ. Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8 that “for by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

In the video below, Nate Pfeil elaborates on this point.

What is your take on this? Do you agree? Comment here

Did You Know?

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It is do amazing how fast our world is advancing in technology!

Did You Know 3.0 – 2008:

Did You Know 4.0 – 2009:

In a world that is advancing so quickly, it is hard to tell what we should/should not believe.  But one thing that we can be sure of is that God is on His throne!  God is not just some distant/non-existent being; He is very real, and He is as close as you let Him be.  If you want Him to be some distant God that does not aid your day-to-day life, then just walk away from Him.  But, if you want Him to be you very help in time of need, your source of strength, your healer, your deliver, your friend, … your everything … just come unto Him.  It is YOUR choice.  For Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. [Matthew 11:28]”

As our world quickly advances, the time for Jesus’ return draws nearer.  Jesus told us in Revelation 22:12-13, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”  Christ is coming to gather those that have surrenderd their lives to Him.  He will give unto those the gift of eternal life and a new home on high in Heaven.  O’ Lord how I want to be in that number!  Those that believe in Christ Jesus will be rewarded for the works they have done.

Jesus is the only way into Heaven; there is no other way.  “I [Jesus] am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me. [John 14:6]”

Give Thanks With a Greatful Heart

As you may know, it is getting close to Thanksgiving Day.  What are you thankful for?  I am thankful for Jesus dying to save me, for a God that love me enough to send His only begotten Son, Jesus raising from the Dead, the comfort that the Holy Spirit gives, my fiancee, my family, my church, my pastor, a healthy strong immune system, the privilege to have a variety of food to eat, potable water (clean drinking water), life itself, salvation, my grandparents that took me to church when I was young, the blessing of an automobile that runs, a job, ability to go to college, the blessing of having a copy of God’s Word to study and to live by, people that are pro-life and support the right to life for babies in the womb, my friends, the talents that the Lord has given me, to live in a free country, … and the list goes on and on.

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give Thanks because He has given
Jesus Christ His son

And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord
Has done for us.

Give Thanks.

Lord, thank you for all of the blessings that you give me in Life.  I pray that I will use them for your honor and glory.  Let me not use them for my own selfish desires, but let others see Jesus in me.  Let them see Jesus in what I say, how I say it, where I go, and in what I do.  Let my life be a living sacrifice for you.  Lord I pray not my will but Yours be done.  Lord, give me the strength and the courage to live life in surrender to You and to share the Gospel will others.  Teach me Your Word and Your ways.  Teach me to love like You love.  Teach me to live as Jesus did.  Help me to be the hands and feet of Jesus so that I may serve others as He did.  Let me focus on Heavenly wealth and not earthly wealth.  Bless me O’ God and direct my steps.  Lead me on the path to Righteousness.  Expose unto me areas of my life that are not pleasing to You.  And Lord, be patient with my doubts.  Help me to trust You more each day.  You know that I am only a mere mortal, and that I am not perfect.  Your love for me is unconditional.  Help me to become more and more perfect each day.  Lord, You alone are my comfort, my strength, and my song.  I desire to be with You.  I trust You to be with me in the light as well as in the darkness.  Lord, help me to be a light for others.  Make me into the willing vessel that You would have me to be. I ask this in You blessed Son’s name, Jesus Christ ~Amen

We have so many things to be thankful for everyday.  Do not forget that.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  God Bless!