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Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Beginnings



A fresh slate, a time to start afresh, new goals and promises. We can get quite cynical about the hoopla and about the prospects of real change in our life. Even Christians long for something real that will propel them forward. That something is more than will power, goals, or good ideas. It begins with sowing the Word in our hearts and taking steps of obedience. You know sometimes we want to do great things for God, but we have trouble doing the little acts of obedience that God asks of us. The other day...I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me to speak to someone about an issue...I didn't want to do it because I thought it would be alright to let the matter slide...but the Holy Spirit made real to me the need to speak up. I had a choice to make. In truth the best goal we can have is not something that takes will power to accomplish...but rather to place ourselves in a position to hear God's voice and then to do what He asks us to do. It may be to submit to someone in authority even when you would rather do it your own way, it may be foregoing the midnight snack that you want, it may be speaking to someone at work about the gospel , it may seem small in scope. Remember that obedience to God in the small things and in the big things brings us into a place where God can trust us. It brings us to a new beginning. A launching pad for the future God has planned for us. God is not against planning In the planning listen to the voice of the Great planner and allow him to guide your path.


New Video next week after Christmas and New Year's . Micaiah Ministries now has a sermon player similar to ours with both song cd's and sermons. I'm going to be listening to the Sermon entiltled Becoming Less Vulnerable to Enemy Attacks . Click here to go to their sermon player Micaiah Ministries.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Party: Let's try again


Living in the North Country can be an adventure. Sunday morning when we got to the church with Sis. Evie in the car with us, we realized that if it kept snowing that by the time church and the Christmas part were over we might have a situation where everyone was stuck. So with two cell phones we began going down the list calling those we could telling them that we'd have to cancel services. Br. Earl put a notice on WWNY for us. I hope you all had a nice restful day. We decided to leave the tables up. We'll get a cake and have a little party after church. Sis. Kay sent me this link and I think you will really enjoy it. The First Christmas Gift


We did not do another video or audio this week so here is an audio sermon from our archives called "I will build My church" Simply click on the button.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Getting ready for the Christmas Party



It's time again for the Living Waters Christmas Party. This year we will hold it at the church after morning service...aprox. 12:15. Games and prizes and fellowship have made our celebration something to look forward to all year. Pastors sermon will be from the Cradle to the Cross will remind us of the great gift that God gave us through Jesus.

This weeks video teaching is Kingdom Principles 3. It deals with Unity in the body of Christ and avoiding divison. Click the triangle on the player to start the video.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Recent Video

I'm testing to see if I can put a mini player here on the blog of the recent video teaching.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Best Gifts



The other day when I was subbing in a local elementary school the teachers aides and I were singing a song which I love and Pastor John hates. You may know the lyrics...."let is snow, let it snow, let it snow" Pastor takes the fact that the words of our mouth are important seriously especially when it comes to snow. Saturday...he spent several hours snow blowing between our house, the church, and my fathers driveway. After we were all done he prayed, "Father, I ask that we don't have a snow storm like predicted tonight." (He didn't want to have to get up early and plow the church for Sunday morning and my Dad told us there was an 80 percent chance of snow overnight) God answered his prayer and when I put the dogs out at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning there was no snow. By 7:00 a.m. the snow was coming down...but not so bad to hinder church. So next time we'll add "until after church". The celebration of Christmas in December reminds us that God's greatest gift is not the delay of snow....it is the giving of Jesus to the world as Immanuel "God with Us" and the invitation to accept Him as our Lord and Savior. The Bible tells us in Romans 6:23 " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. "NKJV God desires to reconcile His wayward children to himself. Sin separates...repentance and acceptance of Jesus and the finished work of the cross changes us from the inside out allowing us to live in the fullness of life.
Look for the second video in our series sometime this week.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Video Is Finally Here.

What a day it's been trying to get the video up and running! We really believe that God is going to bless through this media outlet. We look forward to teaching series with Pastor John and myself and the testimonies and teaching series of those in our church and the body of Christ in the North Country.

Click here to take a look at our first video. (our first internet video teaching) Click on Kingdom Principles and then the play button. It just takes a few moments to buffer. The great thing is we will improve as we go along.

Sis. Ruth



Monday, December 1, 2008

The launch of LWF video internet ministry is near


Yesterday was an exciting day for us at Living Waters Fellowship. We've transformed a section of the fellowship room to begin our video ministry. Pastor John and Sister Ruth have started a series called Kingdom Principles at the 3:30 p.m. service. We will also be interviewing some of our church folks in the coming weeks. They all have wonderful testimonies of God's grace in their lives. It may take a few weeks to get things loaded up here on the web, but we will announce it to the church and blog list. We thank Charles and Leesa for their help in this endeavor. Also for those who came and were part of our first audience. Pray for us as we launch into new territory. We believe God has ordained this and that He will use it to be a blessing.

Last night I found some very good videos that someone uploaded on Godtube. Just click on the video feed and you will be able to see them. If you receive our blog automatically on your home page you may need to go directly to lwfchurchblog.blogspot.com to see the video
Tom and Jerry with great edits






Can't Give up Now