Parson to Person | 2017

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Parson to Person: December 31, 2017

1 Peter 4:14   |  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, HAPPY are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on our part he is glorified.

Revelation 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things NEW. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Zechariah 14:16   | And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to YEAR to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Let us go into the New Year with the knowledge that the God of Israel goes before us.

Love in Christ,

Pastor Doug

 

 

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Parson to Person: December 24, 2017

Isaiah 9:6  |  For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

To know Christ has come and will return and we have a Wonderful Advocate in heaven, this should bring us peace. We are at peace with God by way of the cross of Christ. We have the peace of God because the adoption papers have been signed, in blood … HIS!

Sharen and I are blessed to serve with you all and thank you for your kindness to us. Be blessed when we say, “Our Father in heaven …”

Merry Christmas to you all!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 17, 2017

Proverbs 17:14  |  The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. KJV

Or, it might be said like this:

Proverbs 17:14 The start of an argument is like a water leak — so stop it before real trouble breaks out. CEV

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 10, 2017

Proverbs 10:22  |  When the LORD blesses you with riches, you have nothing to regret.

In other words, you won’t have to hide how you got it!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 3, 2017

Back in the construction days we used to joke around. We used to say a blade (motor grader) operator’s survival kit was a grade stake. If he ever went camping or hunting and got lost, he could pound that stake in the ground and a truck driver would soon show up to run over it and he could get a ride into town with him. If you don’t get this it’s ok. Make sure you get this:

Proverbs 3:5-6  |  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

You will never be lost.

 Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 29, 2017

The self righteous legalists asked:

Matthew 22:36 |  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Matthew 22:37 |  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 22:38 |  This is the first and great commandment.

Matthew 22:39 |  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The world is motivated by fear, the Church, by love!

If you love GOD, you will be provisioned to love your neighbor.

 Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 22, 2017

Mark 1:22   |  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 1:23   |  And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Mark 1:24   |  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

James 2:19   |  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

EVEN THE DARK SIDE BELIEVES!

A PERSON MUST WILL NOT TO BELIEVE!

IF THE LIGHT TESTIFIES AND THE DARK TESTIFIES TO GOD’S HOLINESS —

WHY CAN’T MAN TESTIFY?

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 15, 2017

Psalm 29:2  |  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

Important message from the world about God’s Holiness.

SEE BELOW!

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The world has no message of the holiness of God. A lot of energy goes into denying God! If He doesn’t exist, why do they dwell on it?

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 8, 2017

JESUS SAID …

Revelation 22:7-9  |  Behold, I come quickly: blesses is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of they brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

MAKE SURE YOU FALL AT THE RIGHT FEET!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 1, 2017

Psalm 117:1-2  |  O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people For His merciful kindness is great toward   us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.

YES, THAT IS THE WHOLE PSALM.

Your life will change when you praise the LORD instead of complaining about the life HE gave you!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: August 20, 2017

Exodus 3:4  |  And Jehovah saw that he had turned aside to see. God called tohim out of the midst of the thorn bush, and said, Moses! Moses! And he said, Here I am.

The reason many 12 step programs work is because one turns aside to see …

John 1:38-39  |  Then Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, What do you seek? They said to Him, Rabbi (which is called, being translated, Teacher), where do you live? He says to them, Come and see. The came and saw where He lived, and stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.

It is true you may turn aside and not see.

It is also true that if you never turn aside you may never see!

THINK ABOUT IT!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: August 6, 2017

Nehemiah 4:7  |  But when it came to the ears of Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabians and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites, that the building of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and the broken places were being made good, they were full of wrath; and they made designs, all of them together, to come and make an attack on Jerusalem, causing trouble there.

In this world there will always be a resistance to building the name of the Lord.

John 16:33  |  I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.

Be of good cheer!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: July 23, 2017

Romans 11:34  |  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counselor?

Before you answer this question, know this!

Philippians 2:5  |  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

We gain the mind of Christ by learning and yielding to the Spirit but, we will never be in the place of counseling GOD!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: June 25, 2017

Matthew 25:46  |  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Everlasting and eternal are the same word in the Greek.

Wise choices to be made in this world — because that world is coming!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: June 18, 2017

My Pastor used to share with us that he knew he was loved because he had been adopted.

You can be born to a genetic set of parents and be left in a dumpster.

To be adopted means somebody really loves you!

My own father had three sons – he adopted three more – and one more after that!

Some of us rejected him – he never rejected us! A Godly man!

Our own Father in heaven conceived us and we rejected him – we were orphans of our own doing.

One day a loving father came to the orphanage and adopted us back into the family – we were never so glad to get out of that place!

Romans 8:15-16  |  For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.

It is a Happy Father’s Day both directions!

He got us and we got Him!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: June 11, 2017

I guess you could say that Moses was the most wicked man ever …
he broke all ten commandments at once,
when he threw down the stone tablets!
Don’t take that too far!
Another time in his anger he struck instead of talked.

Don’t ever be Godly right and mean as hell!

1 John 4:19   |  We love Him because He first loved us.

Earn the right to be heard!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: June 4, 2017

Proverbs 4:14-15  | Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

THAT WOULD BE MONDAY THRU SATURDAY AS WELL!!

If God is good all the time, I’ll be evil is evil all the time, too!!

We are finding out about God more as we go along …
we already know where evil hangs out!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: May 28, 2017

Proverbs 28:1  | The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

They run from.
We run to!

John 10:9  |  I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: May 21, 2017

Proverbs 21:1  |  The king’s heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the rivers of  water; He turns it wherever He will.

Be blessed as Children of the Living God!

Presidents will come and Presidents will go!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: May 14, 2017

(Isa 55:1)  The LORD says, “Come, everyone who is thirsty— here is water! Come, you that have no money— buy grain and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk— it will cost you nothing!

(Isa 55:2)  Why spend money on what does not satisfy? Why spend your wages and still be hungry? Listen to me and do what I say, and you will enjoy the best food of all.

THE WOMAN AT THE WELL

(Joh 4:15)  “Sir,” the woman said, “give me that water! Then I will never be thirsty again, nor will I have to come here to draw water.”

You can’t satisfy a spiritual thirst with the food and water of the world!

Jesus is the bread and water of life!

You can never be satisfied without Him!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: May 7, 2017

Why do we call them the hard sayings of Paul? They weren’t hard for Paul to say them!

Christians are on the run!

Matthew 16:18  |  And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The gates signify a defensive posture, not an offensive posture!

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

THE CHURCH SHOULD BE ON THE OFFENSE NOT THE DEFENSE!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: April 30, 2017

Colossians 3:15  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Peace and gratitude are linked.

You can’t have the peace and be ungrateful!

NO FAITH — NO PEACE — NO JOY!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: April 23, 2017

THE REVELATION

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CHRIST IS COMING!

The whole Bible adds up to HIS unveiling!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: April 16, 2017

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!

If you have been born again, you have been resurrected in spirit.

Resurrection means to stand again.

Our spirit is like a place holder for the rest of us.

The body and soul will follow.

Romans 8:10-11 KJV   |  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: April 9, 2017

7 “I Am” Statements in John

  • “I am the bread of life” (6:35)
  • “I am the light of the world” (8:12; 9:5)
  • “I am the door” (10:7, 9)
  • “I am the good shepherd” (10:11,14)
  • “I am the resurrection and the life” (11:25)
  • “I am the way, the truth and the life” (14:6)
  • “I am the true vine” (15:1)

He should be the BREAD you feast on, the ONE that lights your path, that leads you to the DOOR, that opens to you the pasture of the GOOD SHEPHERD, that brings you to RESURRECTION and NEW LIFE, that establishes you IN THE WAY and THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, causing you to understand that without Him there is none of the above!

Is He?  All of them?

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: April 2, 2017

2 Peter 3:3-4  |  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. KJV

Interesting … from the beginning of creation?

Wouldn’t that require a creator?

Who is crazy here?

There isn’t a creator but, the creation continues from the beginning?

Genesis 1:1  |  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: March 26, 2017

Ezekiel 10:18  |  Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. THIS IS THE PAST!

The priests had been worshipping the sun and the women weeping for Tammuz. To worship the rising of the sun in the east they had to turn their back on the Temple. God took His glory and left their presence.

BUT, IT’S NOT OVER … HE SHALL RETURN!
EZEKIEL TELLS US THAT GOD SHOWED HIM (AND US) THE DEPARTURE AND THE RETURN!

Ezekiel 43:1,2  |  Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the est: And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

THIS IS YET FUTURE!

HOLD OUT FOR IT SAINTS!
HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: March 5, 2017

If you believe as some do, that “The Revelation” is a historical book … aybe you can tell us when this ever happened?

Romans 11:26-27 | And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

God included us all in unbelief that He may have mercy on all. Yes, there is glory to God in creation. However, the highest point in His character is when He died to get it all back!

The Savior is RETURNING soon!

Be READY!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: February 19, 2017

Proverbs 17:13  | Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

In other words … don’t expect good to come to your house if you are welcoming evil!

Don’t forget this!

2 Timothy 3:16  | All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,

  1. and is profitable for doctrine, (what’s right)
  2. for reproof, (what’s wrong)
  3. for correction, (how to get it right)
  4. for instruction in righteousness: (how to keep it right)

2 Timothy 3:17  | That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. KJV

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: February 12, 2017

The apostle Paul asked this question …

Romans 7:24  | O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? KJV

Isaiah 43:11  | I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. KJV

Long before Paul asked the question, GOD answered! He thought of everything!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: February 5, 2017

Acts 2:42  | And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. KJV

They continued as the church … let’s look a little closer …

Acts 2:42  | And they continued steadfastly,

  1. in the apostles’ doctrine (TEACHING AND LIVING IT)
  2. and fellowship, (HANGING OUT WITH OTHERS, GOD INCLUDED)
  3. and in breaking of bread, (COMMUNION)
  4. and in prayers (TALKING TO GOD IN ADORATION, CONFESSION, THANKSGIVING AND SUPPLICATION)

Don’t add or subtract from this, and you will be a healthy member of the body of Christ!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: January 29, 2017

Proverbs 27:17  |

  • KJV: Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
  • GNB: People learn from one another, just as iron sharpens iron.
  • CEV:  Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.

There is a reason we have translations of the Word. How about this one:

LITV: Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens his friend’s face.

This last version (LITV) is literal, but loses the meaning.

(ISV) Stop being deceived: “Wicked friends lead to evil ends.”

Without a lot of versions to look at, i got this one right off the bat!
Hang out with evil and you will be!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: January 15, 2017

1 Corinthians 15:51-42  |  Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpte. For a trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.

That would be for the better!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: January 8, 2017

Does God ever seem far away to you?

James 4:8  | Come near to God and He will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind. BBE

Since God cannot change, it is up to us!

Repent and Believe!

Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: January 1, 2017

Happy New Opportunities!

2 Corinthians 5:14-17 KJV  | For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

BELIEVE IT!

Happy New Year!
Pastor Doug

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