It was not God’s perfect will that Jonah refused to obey God; but it also wasn’t God’s perfect will that Jonah perish. When his shipmates threw him off the boat because his disobedience was affecting their peace, it wasn’t the devil that sent a vehicle directly to where Jonah was- that could breathe under water and carry him to God’s perfect will. Whether his shipmates or the residents of Nineveh liked it or not, the Lord permitted Jonah to live. And although Grace is hard for us church folk to accept for ourselves or to use for others– it isn’t hard for God because He already died for it. God doesn’t use Grace sparingly. Thank God! When we step outside of His perfect will, as every child of God has at some point, He amazes us with His Grace. God, help us be publishers of the very Grace, Peace, Love, Hope and Truth that we depend on for ourselves! The people that are the most guilty of secret sin are the ones who hold the highest standards for others; and the people that aren’t perfected in God’s Love are the same people who are too bound by fear to use their faith to access God’s Grace when they need it. Peter used Faith alone to access Grace; and Judas died by the lack of Faith in repentance and God’s Grace to forgive. Although Grace has been abused and misinterpreted in our religious world, it’s none of our business; and we will answer for our own. Don’t let your disobedient brother’s and sister’s mistakes corrupt your innocence and faith in God’s Grace, because your belief in it could be what saves you when you reach an uncontrollable place that life brings. Grace is still what saves me and you. The more we give it out, the more we get it for ourselves!
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into the grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God
Moses said ……Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
After Moses got all fueled up in the Mount, he came down to teach God’s people who so desperately needed direction. But instead of finding them as anxious students preparing for his return, unfortunately he found impatient do-it-yourselfers. A temporary fix won’t take long to get and it won’t last long once you have it, but a message from the Mount is worth the wait! It takes perseverance to build a house on a rock, but it will outlast the blowing of troublesome winds of life and it will stand strong against the thunderous lightening of the enemy’s punches. There is no microwaved Plan of Salvation. It wasn’t thought of last minute– there was no improvising! It cost the Lord everything and he didn’t fall short on paying the full price for the redemption of our sins. Shouldn’t we be willing to do everything that he said that it would take to receive it and apply it to our lives? God died for me to have it, I want it! I don’t want to try to alter it now when it’s worked all of this time the way that it was given to the church of the book of Acts in the New Testament. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again! Matthew 7:26 / John 3:7
Tuesday Dec 19, 2017 @ 7pm — We invite you to our Annual Children’s Christmas Parade and Music Ensemble.
All kids from infant-12yrs old are welcome to be in the parade. No membership or sign up is needed. A free professional picture is available to be taken of each child who attends.
Participants: Please arrive by 6:45pm to line up for the parade. For extra fun, dress up in a Christmas costume or outfit and/or bring a bike or scooter to ride on.
Invite your friends and family to come and celebrate this wonderful Louisiana Holiday event!
Sunday Dec 17, 2017 @ 6pm — We invite you to come and hear The Wilbanks live! at our annual Wilbanks Christmas & Worship Concert! There is NO Admission Fee. Join us on this wonderful Lousiana evening as we sing and worship The True Reason for the Season!
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God…