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finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;
and the people whom he hath chosen
for his own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12

 

 

LENTEN DISCIPILINES

from Pastor John

 

 

The Mentor

 

Promise of God’s help

in time of need: 

 

We live in unprecedented times. Never before have we seen such turmoil and confusion in the world. The pandemic has laid open an unsettledness that even Christians have not been spared.

Continued social distancing and working from home–these have taken a toll on the spiritual lives of many Christians. More than ever before, this is a time we need to heed what God warns us of in Scripture. He reminds us that Satan is like the prowling lion, looking for his prey and ready to pounce. God’s Word reminds us to get back to the basics of our faith, and to guard against the Enemy of our souls who is ready to devour us when we let down our guard!

 

When you find yourself discouraged, downtrodden, and spiritually weak; Praise the name of God. Find some praise music, call a friend and dig into the Word of God…

Psalm 34

 

 

 

Poca UMC is registered for the Rural King Church Week so we are ready for you to participate and support your Church, Thank you!

 

Have you ever thought about the magnificence of The Bible and what a privilege we have in studying It? Pray; then open The Word and let The Holy Spirit teach…

 

Decisions, Decisions

 

Walking in the Light
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:5-10 

 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  Matthew 6:33-34

 

Hear the word of the Lord , ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
               Hosea 4:1‭-‬3 KJV

 

Passion

Christ told the church of Laodicea, “I know your works, that you are nether cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16). God says, “Be cold or be hot—just don’t be lukewarm!” The disciples on the road to Emmaus had burning hearts (Luke 24:32), …and man’s love in the last days is going to “grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). And the Laodiceans had lukewarm hearts. The Church today has become so politically correct and intimated that it is afraid to be passionate. As a result, we have grown lukewarm. We don’t want to be labeled as emotional or extremist—except when we’re screaming our heads off for our favorite sports team. Then it’s okay to be passionate.
But when it comes to our faith, we somehow think it’s better to be formal and reserved.
from David Jeremiah’s study guide and Sermon series;
“The Life God Blesses”

 

God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others!!!

 

We will begin using a disinfectant “fogger” next week so we can begin to return to Worship Service and feel safe doing so.
Click here for more information on how this works…

Come and Worship with Us on Our LiveStreams where we are taking the Gospel Message outside the four walls of our Church!!!

 

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” — Golda Meir.

Have you found JOY in your life…Has your life brought JOY to others…

Jesus
Others
Yourself

 

for a little encouragement: “In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.”

 

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Our challenges don’t define us,

our actions do…

2 Corinthians 4:8-11

 

God’s Wild Wonderful Creation…


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