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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Why do we need the Church? By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Psalm 122 (NIV)

A song of ascents. Of David.

MEET15C1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up—
the tribes of the Lord—
to praise the name of the Lord
according to the statute given to Israel.
There the thrones for judgment stand,
the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.

7 May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.

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Our Heavenly Father’s Great Love. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

WINGSC_2323Scripture: Psalm 121 (NIV)

Independence, Freedom, Peace. By Elder Barbara Morris

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Scripture selected verses form John 16 (NKJV)

Prodigal? Me? By Elder Barbara Morris

Scripture: Luke 15: 11-32: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A+11-32&version=NKJVTULIP Scripture Luke 15:10

The New Creation. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Galatians 6:14

Scripture Galatians 6: 11-18

I.Introduction

II.Boasting in Self (6:11-13)

III.Boasting in the Cross (6:14-18)

IV.Conclusion

The Birthday of the Church. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

PENTE10C-trans1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violet wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11(both Jew and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

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I.Introduction

II.We Need the Holy Spirit in Order to Witness

III.We Need to be Transformed by the Power of the Holy Spirit

IV.As God’s Children, We Cannot Afford to Ignore His Immediate Presence

V.Conclusion/Observance of Communion

An American Memorial. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Micah 3:1-12 : (NIV 1984)          Page 1443

1Then I said, “listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Should you not know justice, 2you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; 3who eat my people’s flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?”

4Then they will cry out to the Lord, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.

5This is what the Lord says:

“As for the prophets who lead my people astray, if one feeds them they proclaim ‘peace’; if he does not, they prepare to wage war against him. 6Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets and the day will go dark for them. 7The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God.” 8But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression to Israel his sin. 9Hear this, you leaders of the house of Jacob, you rules of the house of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; 10who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with wickedness. 11Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priest teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the Lord and say, “Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us.” 12Thefore because of you Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.

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  1. Mayflower Compact “Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia”
  2. John Adams (2nd President): “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity”
  3. Alexander Hamilton (1st Sec of the Treasury): “the two things which Hamilton said made America great:
    • Christianity
    • a Constitution formed under Christianity.
  4. Patrick Henry: ““It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
  5. George Washington: “ It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”
  6. “What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.”
  7. Thomas Jefferson: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Six requirements that God recommends for government leaders from Proverbs

Righteousness (Proverbs 29:2)
Wisdom (Proverbs 8:12-16)
Absolute Honesty (Proverbs 17:7)
Separation From Bad Influences( Proverbs 25:4-5)
Personal Purity (Proverbs 31:3)
Protection Of The Weak And Defenseless (Proverbs 31:8-90