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

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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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)