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Imminent Return

Imminent Return

Dear Friends, how often do you think about the return of Christ?
I have personally heard more and more talk about the eminent return of the Lord, in the last two years, than I have heard in the last twenty years. Maybe it is time for us once again to revisit some of the verses in regards to this incredible subject. You know of course that you can find the gospel in the Old Testament and one example of this is found in Genesis 24. In Genesis 23 you will find that Abraham has just buried his wife. It is important to recognize Marriage and Burial are a major part of the Biblical narrative found in these chapters. I would encourage you to go read the story again and when you do you will find a special foot note in Genesis 24:67: “Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah [in marriage], and she became his wife, and he loved her; therefore, Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

HEART TO GOD AND HAND TO MAN

HEART TO GOD AND HAND TO MAN

Sending you Valentine’s Greetings and blessings to all our faithful friends in the Love Month of February.

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The warmest of greetings to all those who have chosen to walk with us on the long road of obedience in the same direction.

The Gospel Of The Kingdom

The Gospel Of The Kingdom

To all our friends who God has providentially made a special part of our lives,

WHEN WE PRAY AND FAST TOGETHER

WHEN WE PRAY AND FAST TOGETHER

Choice Winter Greetings, to all those who share in life together with us, as part of the wonderful family of God.

ARE YOU A CONTENDER?

ARE YOU A CONTENDER?

Jude opens his book of the Bible with an appeal to the ages, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Maybe we should tie a string around our finger to remember this admonishment by the brother of Jesus. The Amplified Bible puts a little more emphasis on the text. “I was compelled to write to you [urgently] appealing that you fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith that is the sum of Christian belief that was given verbally to believers].” Are we fighting really hard as to say putting up a real fight in defense of the faith? I have noticed that each translator deals with this a little different for instance The Message Translation reads:

Follow Through In 2022

Follow Through In 2022

Happy New Year, to those who mean all the world to us. Welcome to the Year of our Lord 2022. The first few days of a new year are always considered to be a time of reflection and a time of resolution. It has been said the resolutions are only made to be broken.

Our resolutions as Christians are different than non-Christians for one reason. Our resolutions are vows and vows are not made to be broken.

The theme we have chosen for the New Year is, FOLLOW THROUGH IN 2022. I decided long ago that I could never be all that God wanted me to be with a WEEK END MENTALITY of the Christian life.

Early in my walk with God, the Lord made this verse so real to me, that it became a life conviction. Here are a couple of sources, the Message and the Passion Translations, for us to consider as we turn the page into a new chapter of our life.

“So, let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.”

This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, (as some have formed the habit of doing). In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.

The same verse in the King James Bible is used as a set up for Hebrews 11 which is the Heroes of Faith chapter we all are familiar with. The writer uses this and admonishes the readers to ‘SPUR’ OTHERS ON, TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD WORKS. HEBREWS 11:39 holds a message for each and every one of us:

“So, don’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion. It won’t be long now, he’s on the way; he’ll show up most any minute. But anyone who is right with me thrives on loyal trust; if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy. But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.”

Knowing there is no chapter separation in the original scripture manuscripts, gives a whole new meaning to Hebrews Chapter 11, we know then that to be preserved we must persevere by faith. “So, then faith, is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.”

IMPERATIVE FOR EACH OF US TO RECEIVE THE END OF OUR FAITH.

THE JANUARY FAST BEGAN ON THE 3RD OF JANUARY AND WE INVITE YOU TO FAST WITH FOR GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME, GREATER THINGS ARE STILL TO BE DONE.

We give God thanks for all he has done for us in 2021 and the marvelous changes made in the sanctuary. As you have heard me say in the past, FIRE FALLS ON SACRIFICE, I believe God has seen our faithfulness and as the songwriter has written, “You prepare the fire, I’ll provide the sacrifice.” I am going into 2022 with this in mind and I believe the fire is on the way.

I believe in you.

Cleddie Keith

 

 

Pastor Cleddie

Note To Self

Note To Self

To all those who share life with us, in some way, Happy New Year, to each and every one of you

I wanted to fill your mind and heart with expectations as we approach the Year of our Lord 2022. I decided I would share with you my NOTE TO SELF, which may last longer than a new year’s
resolution.

Note to self-2022:

These are random thoughts I have catalogued along the way.
1. Remember, no one really loves a warrior until there is an enemy at the door.
2. Remember, it is useless to continue trying to recycle what god has decided to replace.
3. Remember Cleddie, it is better to be annoyingly positive and incurably optimistic than to be destructively critical and negative and hateful.

With Capital Letters, remember.
“THINK ABOUT THIS. WRAP YOUR MINDS AROUND IT.
THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. TAKE IT TO HEART.
REMEMBER YOUR HISTORY,
YOUR LONG AND RICH HISTORY.
I AM GOD, THE ONLY GOD YOU’VE HAD OR EVER WILL HAVE—
INCOMPARABLE, IRREPLACEABLE—
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
TELLING YOU WHAT THE ENDING WILL BE,
ALL ALONG LETTING YOU IN
ON WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN,
ASSURING YOU, ‘I’M IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL,
I’LL DO EXACTLY WHAT I SET OUT TO DO,”
ISAIAH 46:10
4. Note to self: trust in god’s timing, rely always on his promises, wait for his answers, believe in his miracles, rejoice in his goodness, and above all relax in his presence. (get lost in it and your problems will vanish your night’s turn to days)
5. Remember what Hosea had to say about what god is really after.

“I’m after love that lasts, NOT MORE RELIGION”. Hosea 6:6

God Can Do It Just Like... THAT!

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AND FINALLY, CLEDDIE REMEMBER,
IT WAS GRACE THAT CARRIED YOU THIS FAR AND BY GRACE YOU CAN CARRY
ON.

To all those who and alongside us and are privileged to walk by faith and not by sight, rememberthat grace is our greatest need. 2022 here we come blazing for Jesus with hearts filled with love for God and mankind. Good Bye, 2021 and it may be smart to remember your front wind shield is a lot bigger than your rear-view window.

We love you and are blessed to have you in our lives, We would not want it any other way, at this point in my life I have lived in Kentucky longer than I lived in Texas, so does that make me a briar hopper?

Providentially Yours,
Pastor Cleddie and GayNell

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