Monday, December 31, 2012

Next Guatemala Meeting for March 2013 Trip

There will be a Guatemala meeting on Monday, January 7th, 2013 regarding the March 8th - 16th Guatemala mission trip. The meeting will be at Pineview Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend if you are interested in going on this trip.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

John14:15-24 if you love me, you will keep my commandments! Just that is not what Jesus leaves His disciples with, He tells them that He will send the Helper to live in them. He states that He will not leave them as orphans but that He will be with them. This is an awesome text because we can now see evidence that what Jesus was telling them is true. We have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, helping us to keep His words.So now we can know if we love Jesus, do we keep His commandments? Don't look at this as trying to become self righteous! Jesus is not saying here for you to prove to Him that you love Him and then He will bless you with the Holy Spirit. He is saying that you will know if you love Him if you keep His commands. He already knows wether you love Him or not, He is God! Listen to this, Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Does that excite you to think that God has or will made His home with you? I pray that it does and that it is what drives our lives! May we today keep His words out of the love we have for Him and by the love that He has shown us! God bless

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John14:1-14 Jesus is the Way, the truth and the life! He is the only way to the Father. The disciples are confused on what Jesus is saying here. They are asking questions like we don't know the way, what way. Show us the Father and that'll be enough for us to believe. When He has explained the He is in the Father and the Father is in Him. Now their confusion will not prevent Jesus from the truth that He shared with them to start. "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. He said this because He knew how they would react. He also encouraged them and us that they will be with Him where He is going. He says, in my Fathers house there are many rooms, and he is going to prepare a place for them. This house is not built by man, so get materialism out of your head. This is all spiritual with only God, not anything that was built and can be destroyed. This is like no other place you can imagine and it's only because God is there! When all we have is God we do not want! Amen! So today may we remember all that Christ has done and trust in Him! Do you know the way? God bless

Saturday, December 1, 2012

John13:36-38 Peter is telling Jesus what he knows about himself and how he will choose to follow Him and die with Jesus. So Jesus gives Peter and insight into what Peter will actually do when tested to follow Jesus. He tells Peter before the sun fully rises you will deny me three times. Wow! Understand as much as Peter humanly can, he loves and trust Jesus. That is why Jesus is telling Peter He must go. Not so He will make Peter look worthless, weak, and a lier. He loves Peter and He wants the best for Peter and you. The best for us is to know our God and to make much of our God. That is the only true joy. 
So trials come to show us that He is with us and that we can trust Him. Our faith is in Him and what He can do through us. This what Peter wrote after Being filled with the Holy Spirit. 1Peter5:6Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. God bless

Friday, November 30, 2012

John13:31-35 Jesus speaks here about that the Father and Him will be glorified in all the things that are about to happen. He also tells them that He is going away and gives them a new command. This command was for them and for us! For those who are His disciples. The command says, love one another the way I love you, by this people will know that you are my disciples. This is something that we must consider very important and seek Him to help us accomplish. Do you love others the way Christ loves you? First we must consider how does Jesus love us, Eph.5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. May today we truly show the love of Christ in what we say and do! Through this love others see that Jesus is leading us as His disciples! To Him be the Glory! God bless