Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Do you notice how people you love make you shine.  You see them and they light up your life.  It seems the more we love someone the quicker we are to forgive them.  Jesus our Savior is the light of the world and He put His light in us.  I was thinking that Christ is in us and we should strive to be the light in someone else's world.  When they see us coming it should brighten their day.  Then I was thinking that we are the light in our own world.  Do you love the fact that God made you?  Why should you love you?  People that don't like themselves have a way of taking past mistakes and using the memory of those mistakes to cast a dark shadow over their own life.  Poor me.... no it's not poor me but I am rich in love and filled with God's grace and mercy.  We should always remember to love God and love others but don't forget to love who God made when He made you.  Have a blessed day in Jesus name.    
This Sunday morning I will be sharing on, 'The Right Place.'  Things always happen when we get to the right place and sometimes wrong things happen but they end up working together to get us to the right place.
This coming Tuesday @7 the ministry music of Double Portion will be at Munro Academy in Balls Creek.  This group is well worth the effort to come and hear.  Please try to attend if possible.  There will be an free will offering taken to support this ministry.
There is no midweek Bible Study this Wednesday.
Alice and I will be away next Sunday as we are attending the CFCM National Conference.  I am the Atlantic Canada Director for this ministry and each year that we attend the National Conference we are refreshed hearing about what God is doing across the nation.   
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, September 9th, 2016

You will likely enjoy most days more if you can avoid complaining about the little things that go wrong.  The little aches and pains, the little red traffic lights, the little things that others try to turn into big deals.  Solomon 2:15 "Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes."  It's in the tender places of our heart that little things going wrong can spoil our day.  On the other hand Psalm 118:24 gives us some insight into how we can have a better day, "This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it."  Try this verse on for size and apply it to your day.  A change in your attitude will result in a change in your altitude.  Don't sweat the little stuff but walk through today with the Lord for He is setting in Heavenly places.  Psalm 5:11 "But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You."
This Sunday I'll be sharing on "Gravity."  Gravity is a pull that one thing can have on another thing.  When we make a decision to bring something close to us it can have a pull on us.  Bringing God close puts a Heavenly pull on us while bringing evil close draws us away from the things of God.  Do you know the gravity of your decisions?
Next Wednesday is Bible Study @7 pm at the Spanish River hall in Sydney River.  I will be sharing again on, 'Understanding Spiritual Dreams.' 
Coming up a week from next Tuesday Sept. 20th @ 7 pm the music ministry, 'Double Portion' who are doing a tour in eastern Canada will be at Munro Academy.  They are a family ministry that you will really enjoy.  Our church is hosting this event but we will be using the Munro school.  (we will need some helpers)
Continue to pray for all those in need, confidence is high, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice. 

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

When we speak about our best days being the days that are in front of us we are believing that things will get better in the future for us.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy today for this is the day that the Lord has made but I believe by faith that there are better things ahead.  If you can't look far into the future and believe by faith for good then try having faith for the rest of this daySay that this day will be great, good things are coming my way, God put things in today to bless me and I will receive them.  You are paving the road ahead of you with a heart that's full of faith.  When you made excuses why today won't be a good day you place potholes in your path and with each bump you say, 'I knew this would go wrong.  Nothing good ever happens for me.'  If you were counting up from 1 to 100 each time you go to the next number it is higher than the last number you just said.  Counting up is like looking up and believing that I am going higher and higher.  Excuses are like counting backwards while trying to move forward.  Believe with me that today is going to be a great day and good news is coming your way today.
This is Family Sunday and we are expecting new people to be in our service.  We start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  My message, 'The Volunteer'.  We can do many things but what is the attitude of our heart.  The right heart makes all the difference in what you will receive from the Lord.  We will share in 'Communion' at the end.
Bible Study will start again next Wednesday @7 pm.  We meet at the Spanish River hall in Sydney River.  I will be sharing on, 'Understanding Spiritual Dreams.' 
Coming up on Tuesday Sept. 20th @ 7 pm the music ministry, 'Double Portion' who are doing a tour in eastern Canada will be at Munro Academy.  They are a family ministry that you will really enjoy.  Our church is hosting this event but we will be using the Munro school.  (we will need some helpers)
Continue to pray for all those in need, confidence is high, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love pastor Kevin and Alice. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Matthew 7:1-2 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."  The biggest work we have is not to make the world see Jesus clearly but it's to make Jesus clearly seen to ourselves.  If we can clearly see Jesus in us, we can clearly explain Jesus to others.  Isaiah, when he was called to be a great prophet said in Isaiah 6:1 "I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple."  Once we clearly see Jesus and learn how He deals with us, we can then correctly measure out advice to others.  Keeping our eyes on Jesus and learning to focus on Him allows us to see this world from God's point of view.  In verse 6 of Matthew 7 we read, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."  There are times when we have said the right thing but we declared it in the wrong place.  May you know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it and may you be a great witness for Jesus.  May you know the difference between being given an opportunity to speak for Him and you making an opportunity to speak for Him.  Today keep your eyes on Jesus and allow Him to reveal Himself in you and through you to others.
This Sunday I will be sharing the word of the Lord with you.  'Disciplined To The Call.'  Everything the Lord does is on purpose for a purpose.  We are all called by Him to bring Him glory and it's our mission in life to do life according to His will for us.  Not my will but His be done.  There are some things that we are all called to do and there are some things that each member is personally called to do.... wisdom is knowing the difference.
There are those who have asked about being Water Baptized.  If that is your desire please see Pastor Bruce and we will work on having a service for you.  Also remember to pray for Pastor Bruce this Sunday as he has been asked to be the guest speaker in Glace Bay at the Bethel Family Church.  This church needs our prayers as it seeks the will of the Lord for its future.
This coming Wednesday Alice and I will be going on vacation for two weeks.  If you have any concerns please call Pastor Bruce 562-1312 or Pastor Mark 562-1637
Continue to pray for all those in need, we are looking forward to seeing you real soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, August 5th, 2016

This is tomorrow's e-letter today.  Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."  A merry heart and a broken spirit both point to how we feel on the inside.  How we feel in our heart and our spirit will have an outside effect on those that are around us but the biggest effect will be internal.  If you have a headache you can be grumpy with others but the greatest one who is being hurt is you.  The internal headache may drive others away from you leaving you hurting and alone.  On the other hand a merry heart works like a medicine on the inside to help you feel better about yourself and causes you to treat others better also.  Have you ever laughed and said, "I haven't laughed like that in years."  The Holy Spirit has given us the book of Proverbs (Wisdom) to help us live a more abundant life.  Find something clean and funny to laugh about for a Godly merry heart lives inside a happy, hopeful, wonderful person.
We had a great outdoor service last Sunday night.  Pastor Mark shared a great message and we even had ice cream at the end.   
This Sunday is ....get ready, get ready, get ready... It's Family Sunday!  We start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  I will be sharing, 'Are You Ready To Run?'  We all are running somewhere for something but are we all running in such a way that pleases the Lord?  The reward is not only the prize that we receive but it's the love, joy, and peace that we receive from reaching the prize in a Godly fashion.  Have you ever worked hard to receive something but it didn't give you any love, joy, and peace?  It may not be the fault of the prize but the fault of how we ran to obtain the prize.  There is a right way to run.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Proverbs 18:24 "A man who has friends must himself be friendly."  Often we want friends but we fail to act friendly.  The need or the desire to have friends must be expressed properly.  We all walk through open doors but exit when the door is locked.  If we are going to have true friends in the church then we must be open.  Not just with the words that we use but in expression, tone, our body language, hugs, and handshakes.  Proper communication should make a person feel loved, respected, and safe.  I know that finding friends can be met with rejection.  Some of the rejection comes because of our approach and some rejection can come because some people don't want any friends.  I work on me and I try not to be discouraged by others.  Jesus is a true friend and we are to follow His example.  Today, in all that you do be friendly and make others feel loved, respected, and safe when they are around you. 
This Sunday morning I will be sharing, "An App for Success."  An app on your phone allows you to do things that a phone without that app can do.  The scriptures reveal apps or gifts from above that will allow us to do things that those without that app can do.  The Bible says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Sunday evening @6 it's Drive-in Church on our church property Kytes Hill, Grand Lake Rd.  We are on the left one KM past the May Flower Mall heading towards the CBU.  Worship and praise, word and revelation, food and fellowship.  Join us for a great time together in the Lord.
Next Sunday is Family Sunday so invite a friend to join you.
Continue to pray for all those in need and pray for wisdom for our church leadership.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Proverbs 8:1-2 "Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet."  Does not wisdom cry out?  There are times when wisdom needs to say something.  Not revenge, not anger, not jealousy but wisdom speaks.  Times when silence is not golden but like John the Baptist there is the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, prepare yea the way of the Lord.  Times when we understand that it is wiser to say something than it is to walk away.  I believe the Holy Spirit trains us for years in the ways of wisdom for moments of opportunity to speak for Him.  Where the paths meet is where people cross your path.  At the intersections of life as we rub shoulders with others we can speak wise words that bring life.  As you go about your business today and interact with people be mindful that wisdom speaks.  May you say things today that will change people for eternity.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, 'Daily Favor.'  How we act daily towards God reflects daily favor from God.  If we are hit and miss when it comes to favor then we need to examine our daily walk according with God.
Next Sunday July 31st we will have our regular morning service and Sunday evening (weather permitting) @6 Drive-in Church on our church property Grand Lake Road.
Continue to pray for those in need for prayer does make a major difference for those you pray for.  Pray for our church leadership to have the mind of the Lord in all that we do.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice