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

Friday, July 15th, 2016

We all will have our share of battles where we will feel that we have lost.  On that day we will feel that we were beaten and things look dark.  Our Faith is the internal light switch that turns on the power of the Holy Spirit so we can take that one bad battle and not allow our flesh to darken every battle that we ever fought.  We need to walk in the light and refuse to attend our own Pity Party.  Paul told Timothy that he needed to stir himself and move forward.  2 Corinthians 4:7-8 "...we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."  Yes we face battles but we never face them alone.  Confidence is high, it's a way to early to quit, your best days are yet to come.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, "Who Is Truly Blind?"  Jesus asked this question to His disciples, "Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?"  Jesus healed the eyes of those who were blind but the hardest eyes to had to heal were those who could already see.  The eyes of their understanding were closed.
Continue to pray for those in need.  Thank God for those in the church that have given themselves to pray more and more.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Happy Canada Day to all the saints.  With all of the turmoil in the world it's a good day to remember to pray for our nation and those that rule over us.  There was, is, and will continue to be, as long as sin remains, both wicket and righteous leadership.  In the beginning there was darkness ruling over the earth and then God spoke, 'let there be light.'  Everything began to change and in a few days the earth was a different place to live.  Many times what we face in life is spiritual darkness.  It's a darkness that can hide in the shadows of our heart at noonday.  It's a darkness that can hide in others when all seems bright.  God set the example when He said to darkness, 'let there be light' and we need to speak to any area of darkness that confronts us, 'let there be light.'  Let light come to our hearts, homes, churches, and communities as we declare Jesus is the light of the world.  Jesus is the answer for He reveals the hidden things and brings unseen things into the light.  May we bring Jesus, our light, into everywhere we go today.... Happy Canada Day! 
The Youth Laser Tag event went well this past Wednesday night and more youth events are being planned for the summer.  Check with Pastor Mark for details.
Get ready, get ready, get ready, it's Family Sunday and we begin @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service.  Our guest speaker is Pastor Ted Yuke from the Rock Church in Lower Sackville and Ted has been a spiritual overseer for us for years.  Ted is no longer the senior pastor at Rock Church but he is being used around the world to encourage the Body of Christ.     
Continue to pray in faith for all the needs that are around us.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice       

Friday, June 24th, 2016

In Matthew 16:19 Jesus said, "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."  Jesus used the word keys and not the word key.  There are many keys in the Kingdom of God because there are many doors in His Kingdom with different locks.  Also there are doors that appear in one season that were not around in a former season and there will be new doors in future seasons.  Jesus has all the keys to every door and He is willing to give them to us. Luke 11:9-10 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."  Years ago I received a vision of a parking lot filled with different cars and trucks and on the wall where I was standing were lots of keys hanging and each key was marked to match one of the vehicles.  A voice in the vision said to me, "pick one on the keys and take it for a ride."  As I reached for a certain key that was marked red hot sports car the vision paused and the voice asked me, "Why did you pick that one?"  I replied, "That's the one I liked the most."  The voice said, "that's the way it is in My Kingdom, I offer all the keys to My Kingdom but people only pick what they like the most."  The vision ended and I pondered for many days the insight that the Lord was trying to reveal to me.  I understand now that I have been given all the keys and the key that I need is the one that will open the door that's before me. I may not like the look of the key or the car but if it's the one that takes me to the next level of faith, then hop in we're going to the next level.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Preparing A Gallows.'  What we prepare for others is often what we have to deal with ourselves.  Prepare good things for others and good things will come back to you.
Coming up next Wednesday will be a Laser Tag event for the youth.  Check with Pastor Mark for details.  Next Sunday July 3rd is Family Sunday and we will have with us Pastor Ted Yuke from the Rock Church in Lower Sackville.  Ted has been a spiritual overseer for me and our church from the very beginning.  When I have had questions that I didn't know the answer to I would call Pastor Ted for some advice.  Ted is no longer the senior pastor at Rock Church but is being used around the world to encourage the Body of Christ.     
Continue to pray in faith for all the needs that are around us.  He who has friends is friendly so be your wonderful self and be friendly to the many new people who are coming to our church.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice