A great day to finish off the month of May! What better thing could we do than to have a ‘blowout’ church service and top it off with a baptism! What a beautiful thing it was to see Macey buried in the waters of baptism in the name of Jesus! Let’s pray that Jesus fills her with the Holy Ghost quickly!
It was also good to see some of our friends back in church who haven’t been in a while. To see Jesus touching them is always a tremendous faith builder to me! Keep doing your thing, Jesus!
Let’s pray for a great move on Saturday at our graduation!
Love you all…
Find someone this week that doesn’t know Jesus and brag Him up to them!
PS – I had someone else talk to me about baptism today!!! Look for another one in a couple of weeks!!!
Thanks to all the ladies who showed up to help with the cleaning on Tuesday and Wednesday Evening! Your help is invaluable and it sure could never get done without your help. That’s why we’re family… You’re the greatest!
The following post is not original, but was harvested from a Pentecostal pastor’s blog. While I don’t know the man, these words reveal a spirit with which I can identify…
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always…” Ephesians 6:13-18
In the midst of revival the enemy wants to send fiery darts to every believer. We need to make sure the church family is equipped to withstand those darts….
I am convinced that the devil has learned to not try to deliver big bombs to the Body of Christ. Rather he likes those pesky little fiery darts….
Those constant little stings and tormenting thoughts….
Those little darts of discouragement….
The little fiery dart of a discouraged saint….
The fiery dart of a forgotten thank you…..
The fiery dart offense….
The fiery dart of fatigue….
The fiery dart of finance…..
The fiery dart of stress….
The fiery dart of sickness….
The fiery dart of second guessing…
The fiery dart of disunity…
The fiery dart of the cares of life….
The fiery dart of distrust…
The fiery dart of loneliness….
The fiery dart of a discontented spirit…..
These little fiery darts and quadjillions of others are the devil’s specialty…
But there is a solution and protection from these things: the whole armour of God!!!
Our loins must be girt with truth….
The reproductive part and vital organs of our bodies must be protected with truth….
Our hearts must be covered with the breastplate of righteousness…..
We must everyone have our gospel shoes on…..
Our minds and thoughts must be covered with the helmet of salvation….
We must not allow the sword of the Spirit to ever be at rest….
And the fiery darts of the devil are to be warded off by the shield of faith…
We do all of this by prayer. We do not want the spirit of revival to be quenched or deterred by the devil’s fiery darts!
Rather… I take up the shield and wield faith and I refuse the pesky little darts. Because I realize they are not pesky if our faith is let down and the dart gets past the armour.
Therefore… I stand fast with faith… if we will put on the whole armour of God we will see continued revival.
During the month of May, we had early morning prayer for three days weekly (Monday – Wednesday, 6-9 AM). A total of 312 people came for prayer, an average of 26 per day.
Thanks for your faithfulness and know this… when we pray… things will start to happen.
May God Bless you today!
It is feast or famine on these pages… That’s what happens when only one person is doing the blogging. I would like to try to remedy that in the next few weeks.
However, I do want to say a huge thank you to all the men who showed up on Saturday. Of course, not being here, I don’t know for sure who came or didn’t, but by the look of the list of things that was accomplished, the turnout was satisfactory! Thanks, Men!
I want to say a special thanks to Bro. Wesley for mowing my lawn. He has come at just the right time for me on two occasions… once when we were heading to Bangor and I just didn’t have time, and again, last week, as we were in a rush to get ready to go to Plaster Rock. He was a life saver, for sure!
WHAT A GREAT CHURCH FAMILY!
Today was a pretty busy day at the church.
Sis. Goodine was here most of the day finishing up the students computers and getting them ready to head home, just as soon as we get all the permanent records updated!
Clay did some work on the web, for us and the missionaries… Sis. Hanscom shopped ’til she dropped for the Awards Banquet coming right up.
Some of the boys painted in the furnace room and at the parsonage, built some furniture, and finished off their evening tearing down the old garage beside the church!
Even though school was not in session, it was truly a blessing to see almost every one of our school students and graduates showing up for prayer meeting this morning. May God bless you, every one!
After many years of holding it’s own next to the church, the old garage is coming down! As I type, the boys are stripping out the copper, rescuing any usable insulation and studs, getting as dirty as they can!
We intend to save the rafters and use them for the construction of a decent sized picnic shelter for the field behind the church.
Hopefully, we will see some spiritual walls coming down in the next few weeks as well!
To look at these pics… You’d never know which of them was in the hospital!