Parson to Person | 2013

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Parson to Person: December 29, 2013

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 your 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 22, 2013

Wow! Could we ever be so blessed than to be a part of what GOD is doing in His church? Sharen and I could never have dreamed to be so blessed as to have a family like all of you! We also would like to thank you for all you do! Everybody has a part in the body and we are forever grateful to Jesus for this life we live together. Each one of you has brought a welcome facet of the life of Christ to us and we appreciate your service to Him.

As we enter into this time of celebration and new beginnings let us all see the birthing of Christ in each other and be grateful for all God has done for us!

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas with much love!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 15, 2013

Man continues to search for the source of life, as in where life may have first began. Man is looking to other planets and dimensions. The source of life is not a geographical issue, it is a personal issue. The source of life is God.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

John 6:33
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Life is a good gift; eternal life is a perfect gift.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 8, 2013

Life Principle #12: Peace with God is the fruit of oneness with God.

Psalm 4:8
I will lie down, both in peace and in sleep. For You alone, Jehovah, make me dwell in safety.

Romans 5:1
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Peace with God was made at the cross through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The peace of God is imparted to the soul when we agree with God on the terms.

Faith in the finished work is comfort to the soul. If we work for god’s favor, peace never comes.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: December 1, 2013

Life Principle #11: God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey Him.

Exodus 16:4
Then Jehovah said to Mose, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain amount every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My Law or not.

It seems God has always met our needs … it is our wants we expect delivery in!

Gratitude adjusts our expectations!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: November 24, 2013

What to be thankful for this season?

Hmmmmm … let’s see.

Romans 8:28 [ KJV – King James Version ]

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

ALL of IT!

If you love GOD!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: November 10, 2013

Life Principle #9: You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow.

Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.

To know what is beyond, one has to trust the One who is there!

The Word of God has forecast our lives!

John 15:15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Man continues to look for life in other areas of the universe! There are things much more important here! Deal with what God has disclosed to you through Christ and do what is in front of you and you will have a full plate every day. As my Pastor always put it so simply:

Wherever you are, walk with God there, based on what He has revealed to you!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: November 3, 2013

Life Principle #8: .

Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

I don’t know about you, but I forget this simple principle sometimes.

The best we can give each other as spouses, parents, children, relatives, neighbors and all others is a solid walk with God! A solid walk is a close petitioning walk.

Philipians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 13, 2013

Life Principle #6:  You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow.

Sow good = reap good.
Sow bad = reap bad.

I hear more and more Christians using the word ‘karma’ for the same principle. The effects of bad behavior may bring bad physical effects. Karma is from Buddhism. The difference is, there is forgiveness in Christ! There is an escape from worng doing, wrong thinking and wrong being. It comes with the indwelling of the perfect One. That One is Christ and no other! He is not a concept!

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Reject all others.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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Parson to Person: October 13, 2013

Life Principle #5: God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable. More about The Unreasonable Will of God

Sometimes God’s will is most easily determined by what His will isn’t. We do know what His will isn’t.

A whole bunch of life is just doing what is in front of us and trusting God for the rest. The whole trip is walking with God wherever you are!

The sum total of Godly living here will be the changed lives saved by grace that watched you pass thru.

Love in Christ,  Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: October 6, 2013

Life Principle #4 in Charles Stanley’s Bible is:  The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for work.

Deuteronomy 20:1
When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Continual communion with God keeps us ready! The question might be ready for what? The answer is ANYTHING!

Mark 13:35
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Join me in praying that we Saints might be ready!

Love in Christ,  Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 22, 2013

If you are looking for signs and the sensational, remember …

John 12:37
“But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.”

Jesus Himself is the greatest sign God ever gave, yet “He is despised and forsaken of men.” Isaiah 53:3

The best sign is a changed life and a testimony to God’s love and mercy. How are you making Christ known through your own life? Look for simple ways …

Love in Christ,  Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 15, 2013

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment. With every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.

Grace and peace to you all.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 8, 2013

Charles Stanley’s “Life Principles”
Life Principle #4: The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work. More about Energized by His Presence

Deuteronomy 20:1
When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Continual communion with God keeps us ready!

The question might be, ready for what?

The answer is, ANYTHING!

Mark 13:35
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 1, 2013

Charles Stanley’s “Life Principles”
Live Principle #3: God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm. More about Our Anchor in Times of Storm

Hebrews 6:18-19
God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two thins that can never be changed. We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us. This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, hope reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place. { CEV }

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 25, 2013

Charles Stanley’s “Life Principles”:
Life Principle #2: Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. More about A Life of Obedience

Job 38:1-4
From out of a storm, the LORD said to Job: Why do you talk so much when you know so little? Now get ready to face me! Can you answer the questions I ask? How did I lay the foundation for the earth? Were you there? { CEV }

God is right — all the time!

His ways are much past finding out!

Love in Christ,  Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 18, 2013

Starting next Friday night @ the little school house: Charles Stanley’s “Life Principles”

Do you want to learn to cope with life?  Hears (no typo) how.  For new and old believers, all of us need a brush up on living life as a Christian. You are cordially invited to join us.

Life Principle #1: Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives. More about Our Intimacy with God

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 18, 2013

Starting next Friday night – Aug. 23 @ the little school house:  Charles Stanley’s “Life Principles”

Do you want to learn to cope with life?

  • Hears (no typo) how.
  • For new and old believers, all of us need a brush up on living life as a Christian.
  • You are cordially invited to join us.

Life Principle #1: Our intimacy with God — His highest priority for our lives — determines the impact of our lives.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 11, 2013

The Holy Conspiracy

1 Peter 1:2 – according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May Grace and peace be multiplied to you.

  • The Father chooses us and makes us His children
  • Jesus redeems us — going to the cross on our behalf
  • The Holy Spirit draws us to the Lord and continues to work in our lives to make us pleasing to God.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: July 28, 2013

Romans 4:3-5 CEV

The Scriptures say, “God accepted Abraham because Abraham had faith in him.”

Money paid to workers isn’t a gift. It is something they earn by working.

But you cannot make God accept you because of something you do. God accepts sinners only because they have faith in him.

This is GOD business! Man cannot pay God back for even one breath of air!

We can, however, live like we appreciate Him!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: July 21, 2013

Galatians 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these:

  • Adultery,
  • fornication,
  • uncleanness,
  • lasciviousness,
  • Idolatry,
  • witchcraft,
  • hatred,
  • variance,
  • emulations,
  • wrath,
  • strife,
  • seditions,
  • heresies,
  • Envyings,
  • murders,
  • drunkenness,
  • revellings,

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is:

  • love,
  • joy,
  • peace,
  • longsuffering,
  • gentleness,
  • goodness,
  • faith,
  • Meekness,
  • temperance:

against such there is no law.

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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number 9

From 101 Scientific Facts & Foreknowledge:

Blood is the source of life and health (Leviticus 17:11 and 14) Up until 120 years ago, sick people were ‘bled’ and many died as a result – like President George Washington. Today we know that healthy blood is necessary to bring life-giving nutrients to every cell in the body. God declared that “the life of the flesh is in the blood’ long before science understood its function.

Leviticus 17:10 – And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among the people.

Leviticus 17:14 – For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

Prefiguring the Life of Christ Poured Out For Us!

No wonder the world has gone after vampire entertainment! It is completely against God’s teaching!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug

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