Sunday, November 24, 2013

THE GOOD SHEPHERD




          The old Testament gives a wonderful picture of God as our shepherd. " Give ear, O shepherd of Israel. Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock."  
                                                  Psalms  80: 1

     A shepherd protects and feeds his sheep, and pursues them when they stray. At evening he brings then into the fold, secure against every enemy.  Without the shepherd, the sheep would scatter and wounder into danger.

      The New Testament tells of another shepherd---- The Lord Jesus Christ: " I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."   He guides and protects us and even gave His life so we will be safely in His fold forever. 

                                                 John  10: 11.


Sunday, November 17, 2013





Thanksgiving Prayer

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

                              Amen.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Sure Guide





          Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.       Psalm  119: 105



           As Christian's we only need one source for our direction's in life and that is the word of God, its our compass for finding the sure pathway.

           In the midst of  many different ways to go, the written word of God, given to us by God, tells us the true way to go and how to get there.

                      If we follow that way, it will lead us home every time,no matter how far we may have strayed off course.

                      The Bible truly is a sure guide to an unsure world.   Is it your guide ?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

HOW ARE YOU USING YOUR FAITH?

        There are three kinds of Faith, that come to mind when we put our Faith in Jesus Christ.


                Struggling faith;  like a person floundering and fearful in deep water.

        Clinging faith; like a person hanging to the side of a boat.

         Resting faith;  which finds a person safe inside the boat-----strong and secure to reach out his hand to help someone else.

         We notice each person had faith. Each knew the boat was his only hope,but of the three only one had a resting faith.  Only one had discovered he could actually be in the boat---where all he had to do was rest.

          This is the kind of faith God wants us to have---a faith that trust Him totally.

          Unfortunately sometimes we discover its reality only after we have endured struggling or clinging faith.

           Sometimes we only realize we can get in the boat when the storms rages and we cry out to God with new faith.

           Then our savior graciously says, "Come to Me---- and I will give you rest."

                                 Matt.  11:28

           Are you in the boat or out of the boat?