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AUGUST, 2019-07-27

Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”     

    The Word of God is to your spirit as bread is to your body.  When your body feeds on physical food, it produces physical power called strength.  When your spirit feeds on spiritual food, the Word, it produces spiritual power called Faith.  Just as your can’t eat one meal and feed on the memory of it for several  weeks and become strong, you can’t  just remember what the Word says and stay strong in faith.   We can’t get casual about the Word, if you do, you’ll slack off or one of these days the devil will catch you unprepared and steal you blind.   Remembering the Word isn’t enough.  You must continually feed on what it says.  Get it out read it and study it.  Verses you’ve read a thousand times ..and suddenly God will give you the greatest revelation of it you’ve never seen before.  You can’t get continued results if you don’t spend time in Prayer and in the Word of God, and Doing it, allowing the Spirit to nourish you daily.   Jesus said “The Words I have spoken to you, they are Spirit and they are Life.”


Food Review—Cherries, sweet, juicy, delicious cherries.  I do enjoy them when they are in season and have been enjoying them thoroughly.  Not only are they one of my favourite fruit (God’s Candy) but they are acclaimed to be a super fruit.  They have the highest level of disease fighting antioxidents and contain other important nutrients, as beta carotene,( 19 times more than blueberries or strawberries), Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fibre and folate.  They ease the pain of arthritis, gout and lower the risk of heart disease,diabetes and certain cancers.  They help with memory loss, jet lag and aging, I’m all for that, and are a good anti-inflammatory.        

Cherry crisp—5 cups pitted cherries     2 tbsp sugar    1 tbsp cornstarch    ½ tsp vanilla    ¼ tsp almond extract

Topping---1/4 cup whole wheat flour   ¼ cup br sugar packed   ¼ cup granulated sugar    ¼ tsp. Cinnamon  ¼ tsp salt     ¼ cup cold butter cut in pieces   ½ cups oats   1/3 cup chop almonds.   Toss cherries, sugar, cornstarch and extracts in bowl.  Prepare topping whisking flour, sugars, cinnamon,& salt. Add buttrer oats & almonds mixing until crumbly.  Place cherries in small pan, sprinkle topping over cherries.   Bake 375 for 25-30 min., until topping is slightly browned.

Satan can’t control you if you don’t lose control


Why isn’t my giving working

God will only do what He said He will do

The four ways of giving that are mentioned in the bible are these.

The tithe--- People struggle with it.     Firstfruits --- people don’t believe in it.

 Alms---- people totally understand it.    Seed----people think its a gamble.

God wants us to do all of these, but He offers different results. For each of the four types of giving. That means that not all giving is the same. you see, you can only expect God to  do what He says... and believe me ,what He says is enough! Whether it’s spiritual, physical, financial or otherwise, you can have faith in the word and yet misapply it’s teachings and not reap the results you were expecting. Of these four types of giving, three are towards God and one is towards man. Purpose is the key. Whatever you purpose in your heart that’s what you give---- not grudgingly nor of necessity ( meaning you should not be moved by need.), because God loves a cheerful giver (2Cor.9:7). Never forget that God meant what He wrote in His word and if we want to succeed in this life--- no matter whether it’s spiritual, physical. Financial or otherwise --- than we must live by His ways. So, if we want to excel in life, we’ve got to learn those ways and apply them. This is true in every respect, including the way we give. People will say that giving in any specific way is old testament is an “old testament” principle and that all of it has been done away with because we have been saved by grace and are “New Testament” believers. But Christ Himself warned that He did not come to do away with everything that came before Him, but to fulfill the purity of God’s law down to the last “jot” and “title” until “Heaven and Earth pass away” (Mat 5:18). It might be seen that believers who say the Old Testament is irrelevant to us today usually just want to get out of giving the tithe, because you never hear them bring up the argument regarding anything else! To show why you should believe tithing  is relevant  for New Testament believers, consider Melchisedec , a priest – king of Jerusalem in the Old Testament  who “blessed “ Abraham. In return, Abraham gave him 10% of what he had gathered in battle (Gen. 14) . Melchisedec   is referred to in the bible as a type of Christ and, in (Heb 5:10), Jesus is repeatedly referred to as  “called of God an high priest after the order of Machisedec “  ( Heb 5:10) 

In the upcoming letters we will see the breakdown of each type of giving, or look on the church blog page over the next few weeks for this study called “Why isn’t my giving working?).  

Women's Newsletter: July

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER

JUlY, 2019-06-29
Awhile ago in my daily devotional , 1 Cor. 6:17 really spoke to me.  “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 
Be separate is the key.  Jesus in John 17:17 says, when praying to the Father, “Sanctify or Separate them through your truth, Thy Word is truth.”  We cannot separate ourselves from any destructive habit without replacing it with something else .  We cannot turn away from the things of this world unless we turn to something stronger.   If we give the Word of God first place in our lives, it will continue to separate us from poverty, anxiety and  sickness and hatred and the darkness of our old habits.  Once my son discovered this.  He had a small Bible that he carried around in his pocket.  Every   time he wanted a cigarette and reached in his pocket  he pulled out the Bible instead and turned to premarked verses, such as “I can do all things through Christ,”  “Greater is He that is in me” until the urge went.  He won victory over that habit by the power of the Word.  We need to lock into the Word and let it separate us from the things of the world and move to the things of God. 

God’s Medicine

The words I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. -John 6:63
We’ve seen tremendous medical breakthroughs in our generation. We’ve seen “miracle drugs” developed that can conquer many kinds of sickness and disease. But you know, in the 20- plus years I’ve been a believer, I’ve discovered another, much more effective kind of medicine: THE WORD OF GOD. There’s never been a miracle drug that could equal it. God’s medicine is the answer to every need. It is life, it is health, it is the power of God. And if you put it in your heart and act on it, you will be healed. 

Sometimes people ask, “if God’s medicine works every time, why are there so many believers still sick?” there are two reasons, 1st because they don’t take the time to plant the word concerning healing deeply into their heart.  And 2nd, because they don’t do what the word tells them to do.

Think of it this way: if a doctor prescribes medicine for you to swallow daily and you rub it on your chest instead, that medicine isn’t going to work for you. You have to follow the instructions and use it properly if you expect to get well, if you read God’s prescription for health and don’t act upon it, you won’t reap any of its benefits.

Proverbs 4:22 says God’s Words are life and health to you. So don’t wait until you get sick to start using them. Start now, begin to put God’s Word in your heart in abundance and it will be hard for you to get sick. That Word within you will constantly be keeping God’s healing power at work in you.  

And don’t worry. There’s no limit to the amount of God’s medicine you can take. You can’t get an overdose. The more you take the stronger you get. 

Start growing stronger today.

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Women's Ministry Newsletter: June

JUNE, 2019

2 Corinthains 4:9   “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect  in weakness.”   When you run into an impossible situation, one you don’t have the strength or the ability to handle, are you often tempted to throw in the towel and simply give up.  Remember the Word of God says God’s strength is about to be made perfect in you. 

  Strength or dunamis means God’s miracle working power will come into play when your human strength ends.  Acts 14 shows this promise in action.  The  Apostle Paul was stoned, taken out of the city and left for dead.  His human strength had ended, he was powerless, but the disciples gathered around and prayed and the Lord raised him up and he went on his way.   God’s power enabled him to be an overcomer.  So if you are facing a crisis today---If you are sick and medicine has failed,---   If your family is falling apart, ---If bad habits have you hopelessly bound, ---If you’ve done absolutely all you know to do with no results...Then rejoice!  For when human strength ends, the power of God excels!  Only Believe, God’s Grace is sufficient for you.  To Receive you must Believe.  Believing is trusting in God to honour His Word, which He says He watches over it to accomplish what He said it would do, that He even honours it above His Name.  We need to cut our ties to what the world says and Believe what God’s Word says.

Father’s Day  was founded in Spokane, Wash.  at the YMCA on June 19, 1910 by Sanora Smart Dodd.  Her father was a Civil War Vetern, a single parent who raised 6 children.  She heard a sermon about Jarvis” Mother’s Day at a Methodist Church and told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday honouring them.  When she went away to college it faded away until she returned in 1930 and started promoting it again with the help of N.Y Associated Men’s Wear Council.  It wouldn’t pass congress as it was perceived as another attempt by merchants to commercialize it like Mother’ Day.  Finally in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June.  Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed it into law.  It was soon adopted into Canada but is not considered a public holiday.


WE DON’T BELIEVE GOD’S WORD THE WAY HE DOES

II.  Replacing Negative Confessions with the Word of God

A.  My Don’t Do It List 


1.  Never again will I confess that, “I can’t do something,” for, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” – Philippians 4:13
2.  Never again will I confess lack or, “I can’t afford that,” for, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19; Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:1-3
3.  Never again will I confess fear or say that, “I am afraid,” for, “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – II Timothy 1:7
4.  Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith or say, “I don’t know, or I’m not sure I can do that,” for, “God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3
5.  Never again will I confess weakness, for, “the Lord is the strength of my life,” and, “the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” – Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32
6.  Never again will I confess defeat, for, “God always causes us to triumph in Christ.” – II Corinthians 2:14
7.  Never again will I confess lack of wisdom or “I don’t know,” for, “Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God.” – I Corinthians 1:30
8.  Never again will I confess that I am sick, for, “With His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
9.  Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for, “I am casting all my care upon Him; for He careth for me.” – I Peter 5:7
10.  Never again will I confess bondage, for, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – II Corinthians 3:17
11.  Never again will I confess condemnation or be self-condemned, for, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

III.  Proverbs Referencing Our Words
A.  Proverbs 6:2
B.  Proverbs 10:11, 19, 31-32
C.  Proverbs 12:6, 14
D.  Proverbs 15:4, 23
E.  Proverbs 16:24
F.  Proverbs 25:11-12