November 2, 2016

Good Morning,


This morning you are receiving 2 scripture readings to consider during the day. Sunday I spoke of God’s test for Abraham and Abraham’s faith that God’s test would be to the glory of God. There’s should be no doubt that Abraham had a very special relationship with God. It was a relationship though that was not built overnight. There were many trials, tribulations and stormy seas that went into building that special bond between God and one of His children. Your first scripture reading today is Genesis 12: 1 – 3 to understand that the journey God had planned for Abraham started first with a single step of faith. Do you have a faith that allows that first step in the journey or will your faith keep you home. Here is your next scripture reading and devotion.




No Condemnation


Romans 8:1-4


Some believers are plagued by feelings of condemnation. Either they think they’ll never live up to God’s expectations for them or they’re nearly drowning in guilt over past sins. These men and women cannot seem to shake the sense that God is displeased with their puny efforts at being Christ like.


The book of Romans confronts this lie head-on: “There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1). When the Savior went to the cross on our behalf, He lifted the blame from our shoulders and made us righteous before God. Those feelings of condemnation do not belong to us; they are from Satan. He amplifies our guilt and feelings of inadequacy and then suggests that’s how the Lord feels about His “wayward child.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Our sins are wiped clean, and we are chosen and loved by God.


Condemnation is reserved for those who reject the Lord

(John 3:36). Sin is a death sentence (Rom. 6:23). Anyone who chooses to cling to sin instead of seeking divine forgiveness must pay the penalty, which is an eternity separated from God. Two synonyms of condemn are ‘denounce’ and ‘revile.’ Those words certainly describe Jesus’ statement to unbelievers in Matthew 25:41

: “Depart from me, accursed ones.”


There is no condemnation for those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior. The believer’s penalty for sin is paid, and he can stand blameless before God. Trust in the Lord’s love and let go of Satan’s lie. God’s beloved children are covered by His grace and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.






Wednesday – 6:30pm Family Night in the Annex – great time for family of all ages



Wednesday – 7:00pm Choir practice



Saturday – Before you go to bed remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour



Sunday – 9:00am Sunday School for all ages. We have a class for you to get involved with.



Sunday – 10:15am Come and Worship with us



Prayer for Christians to Vote

 Dear Father, we do not take lightly what You have done in our nation. We appreciate not only the right but the privilege we have to vote. We pray that we as well as others, will use that privilege wisely, seeking Your will as we consider the qualifications of those for whom we are to vote. 

We pray for our Christian family (the body of Christ) that they would see the right to vote as a gift from your hand and avail themselves of this opportunity. 

May there arise such a force of righteousness in our electoral system that it would affect every realm and level of government in our nation.

 We pray in Jesus’ name that the powers that be would gain a profound respect not only for the political strength of the Christian community but for our spiritual influence in our nation as well.

 We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.