Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Men's Breakfast

Hi Guys, Just a reminder that this Sat. Feb. 4 is our Men's Ministry Breakfast and Fellowship.
Starts at 9 a.m. come and join us.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

“With God On Our Side in 2012...How Can We Lose?” Romans’ 8:31

Pastor Matt’s Thoughts…Feb.

“With God On Our Side in 2012...How Can We Lose?” Romans’ 8:31

Faith is like a muscle; opposition may strain it, but in the end it grows stronger. The Psalmist David understood this principle. He was continually chased by his enemies. Even when he was being anointed to sit on the throne. Saul the old king was still occupying it, but instead of losing faith in God’s promise, David understood that, “the Lord has set apart (ear-marked) the godly man for Himself” (Ps. 4:3 NAS). So he declared, “In peace I will ….. Lie down…. For You…. Lord make me to dwell in safety”(Ps. 4:8 NAS).

When the Philistines captured him he prayed, “When I am afraid, I will…trust in You” (Ps. 56:3 NAS). And when David ended up in a cave while fleeing from Saul’s jealous rage he said, “I will hide beneath the shadow of your winds until this …is past” (Ps 57:1 TLB).

Legend says that during the third century, when St. Felix of Nola was running form his enemies, he took refuge in a cave. Eventually a spider began to weave a web across the small opening, sealing it off and making it look like nobody had been inside for months. As a result his enemies passed by and didn’t bother looking there. Later, when he stepped out into the sunshine, Felix declared, “Where God is, a spiders web is a wall. And where He isn’t, a wall is but a spider’s web.” Jesus said you’d have problems on earth; people will disappoint you, and you’ll disappoint yourself. Sometimes you’ll end in a cave because of something you did, and other times because situations you have no control over. But God is with you either way. And like Paul said, “With God on our side…how can we lose.”