Perseverance. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

1 John 5:3Psalm 129, (NIV)

1They have greatly oppressed me from my youth—let Israel say—2they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. 3Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. 4But the Lord is righteous he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.

5May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. 6May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; 7with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms. 8May those who pass by not say, “The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.

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I. Introduction

II. Perseverance Isn’t Fearing Failure

III. Perseverance Is Finding Your Purpose

IV. Perseverance Is Trusting God’s Faithfulness

V. Conclusion

True Happiness. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

The song Pastor Chuck played, at time index 23:04, can be found on You Tube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOgsvZa68Rk

Mark 11: 9

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

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How the Church Grows? By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Scripture Psalm 127

Dreamers. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

The song Pastor Chuck played, at time index 20:30, for us can be found on You Tube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFrdJ2V3r7Y

Hebrews 2: 12

Psalm 126

1When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. 2Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

4Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negev. 5Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. 6He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

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This Life to Live. By Elder Barbara Morris

Psalm 23:4
Psalm 23:4
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Surrounded By God. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Psalm 18 2

 

I.Introduction

II.Surrounded By God’s Promises

III.Surrounded By God’s Peace

IV.Surrounded By God’s Protection

V.Surrounded By God’s Power

VI.Conclusion

 

Psalm 125

A song of ascents.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people
    both now and forevermore.

The scepter of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.

Lord, do good to those who are good,
    to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways
    the Lord will banish with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.

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The Other Side. By Rev. K.C. Wahe

Luke 8: 22-25 (NIV 1984)                    Page 1606

LikePEACE20Ce 8: 22-25 (NIV 1984)

                22One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23As they ­sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25”Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

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God Is On Our Side. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Isaiah 25:9Psalm 124 (NIV),   Page 966

A song of ascents. Of David

1 If the Lord had not been on our side—let Israel say—2 if the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us, 3 when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; 4the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, 5 the raging waters would have swept us away. 6 Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth. 7We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

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How to be a Godly Servant. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Read 1 Peter 4: 8

 

Psalm 123 (NIV),

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. 2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. 3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt. 4 We have endured much of ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.

 

 

 

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