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Sep 17, 2018
Love Others
"9_16_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
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  • Sep 17, 2018Love Others
    Sep 17, 2018
    Love Others
    "9_16_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
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    Sep 17, 2018
    Love God
    "9_9_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
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    Aug 21, 2018
    Hidden Treasure
    "8_19_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
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    8_5_18 Bro Lynn Sermon
    "8_5_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
  • Jul 30, 2018You Can Trust God
    Jul 30, 2018
    You Can Trust God
    "7_29_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
  • Jul 23, 2018Without Holiness No One will see God
    Jul 23, 2018
    Without Holiness No One will see God
    "7_22_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
  • Jun 25, 2018Living in the Spirit
    Jun 25, 2018
    Living in the Spirit
    "6_24_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
  • Jun 21, 2018Father’s Day Sermon
    Jun 21, 2018
    Father’s Day Sermon
    "6_17_18 Bro Lynn Sermon".
Pastors Pen

Encouragement

Encouragement-the action of giving someone support, or hope. It can also mean persuasion to do or to continue something. To inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.
 
The word encourage comes from the French word “en-corage. “From the Old French “encoragier”…to make strong, hearten, from en- ” make, put in” plus corage…. courage,  heart.
 
When Christ encourages us He puts courage in us. That can happen when we read the Scriptures and read stories of God’s people doing great things for God. There are tons of examples in Scripture where God’s people were suffering, oppressed, in danger, overwhelmed, faced poverty, or distress and were encouraged to persevere.
 
When people are down they need the courage from other Christians who come along side them when they are hurting, fearful, or dealing with life’s problems.
 
We can encourage ( put courage in) to people when they are at a low point. We do that in the most powerful way through God’s Holy Word.
 
The Lord Jesus is the Great Encourager! He can put courage in, give hope, strengthen and help us overcome!
 
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, ” Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Let’s be encouragers this week, all week! Use Scripture! Prayer! Use your presence! Use your own testimony of how God has helped you. You will be encouraged as you encourage others!
 
Just Do It in Jesus Name!
 
Pastor Lynn


God Blesses An Attitude of Gratitude

You may not be familiar with the term “common grace” but it’s something we all benefit from every day we live, even non Christians!

 

It’s a Biblical concept, right off the pages of Scripture. James 1::17 says it this way, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights….” Acts 17:28 says, “For in Him we live and move and have our being….”

 

We know that God created everything that exists, that He spoke everything into existence. Genesis 1:1

And we know Hebrews 1:3 says, speaking of Jesus, “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.”

 

Common grace is a huge subject but basically it means God has provided enough blessings ( grace) that all people everywhere can know their must be a Creator.

 

Life is a gift from God, family, our ability to think, create, work, enjoy a meal, communicate with others, friendships, marriage, children…I could go on forever about all of the things God has put in place for everyone regardless of whether people know where the blessings ( grace) come from.

 

Common grace is also the fact that God is restraining evil. Life would be much, much worse if God wasn’t restraining evil. God ordained government ( Romans 13) to restrain evil.

 

Common grace is a witness to a good and gracious God. Christians of all people ought to be the most thankful people on the face of the earth because we know the source of common grace. Not only that but we know saving grace.

 

Common grace isn’t enough to get us to heaven, it is present to provide an environment in which we recognize that all that we experience in life points to a good and gracious God.

 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God….” Eph. 2:8

 

Saving grace only comes when we put our full trust in Jesus death for our sins. Common grace points us to God but we must have saving grace to find forgiveness, restoration and eternal life.

 

Are you focused only on the brokenness in your life or can you see the goodness of God in the thousands of good things He provides? That’s not just positive thinking, that’s Biblical, Christ centered thinking!

 

Blessings,

Pastor Lynn

 


God Gets Our Attention

The Reason For Hope
 
For Christians there is always a reason for hope. The problem is usually that we aren’t accessing the hope already provided through Jesus Christ in the Bible. When we get discouraged, angry or depressed it’s usually because we are too focused on the problem instead of the problem solver, Jesus Christ.
 
We get frustrated when any of the following are present in our lives:
 
1.) Not faithfully serving in church. Not using our spiritual gift or gifts.
 
2.) Attending church, listening to sermons but never putting into action what we hear or say we believe.
 
3.) Limiting our serving to only those inside the church. When we aren’t serving outside the church, we aren’t being salt and light. Matthew 5:13-16
 
4.) When we put anything before God. Remember we are supposed to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added as well.” Matthew 6:33
 
5.) When there is no spiritual fruit in our lives. Galatians 5:22-23
 
6.) When we aren’t loving God. “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.” Matthew 22:37
 
7.) When we aren’t loving others and obeying His commands. John 13:34 & 35
 
I live in the same fallen world that you do and I’m subject to the same problems. I’ve found that the way to change things is to put my faith into action. When we do we will be encouraged because God is working in and through us. We will see more of what God can do when we focus on Jesus Christ and His agenda for our lives….and in the process He will help us with our frustrations, our anger, problems and depression.
 
Blessings,
Lynn Crosslyn