Message by Pastor David Whitmore for December 10: Who is on God’s Christmas List?

I want to tell you about the Christmas list God has..  I am going to use a lot of different scriptures this week but the main scripture is the one we all memorized when we were young John 3:16..  In this verse God tells us who is on his list and why.

(Extracted from the pastor’s introduction).

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of December 10

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

The terrells enjoyed family time together. Didi has moved into a new place. Ruth praises the Lord that she is able to be here and slowly getting better. Michael also rejoices to be here and is trusting in the Lord. Debra is back with us! Kimi is thankful for opportunities to minister. Eli is thankful for God’s creation.

Cindy is home with hurting legs. Pray for Rachel as she has testing coming up. Edith asks us to pray for someone whose car was burning when she left her house. Kimi asks prayer for her legs. Keep praying for Clarke’s recovery. Keep praying for Don’s recovery. He has a kidney related appointment this week. Lupe is sick again and not able to walk.

Let God use you to be an answer to prayer this week.

Larry

Sunday December 10, 2017 "Who is on God's Christmas list"

It was really good to have been in church last week.  We had a good group, and had a great time together.  It was good to see Linda back and the Terrell family as well Pris brought her lesson on having respect for each other I gave a message on What is it we can believe in no matter what. I hope everyone got as much out of receiving this message as I did presenting it.

This week I want to talk to you about making a Christmas list for the people you need to buy for on Christmas.  I think we all do this so we don’t leave anyone off.  I want to tell you about the Christmas list God has.  I am going to use a lot of different scriptures this week but the main scripture is the one we all memorized when we were young John 3:16.  In this verse God tells us who is on his list and why.  I hope you will join us Sunday as we worship together

Brenda says that they are going to move Clark to a nursing home for rehab but not sure when.  Keep him in your prayers along with Don & Brenda as they take care of him.  Here is some good news, Dee Dee has found a new place and she will be moving in this week.  This is an answer to her prayers.   Sometimes we just have to be patient and trust God and she has, now she receives her blessing.  Stay warm and remember you are on God’s Christmas list.  We will see you on Sunday!!!

We love you so much
Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for December 3: What Can We Believe In?

We sometime lose our hope and we question ourselves what is it we can really count on? The Scripture is in Mark 13:24-37. I know that we all at some point in our lives have lost our visions, our dreams maybe even our faith.. We can’t seem to see good in anything and we feel like God is not even hearing our prayers much less answering them.. We don’t know where to turn and what to believe.. I have been there and the question I have asked is what can I really believe in? What can I really count on in life? It is time we understand that there are somethings that are always true regardless of our circumstances.

(Edited from the pastor’s original message introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of December 3

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

Edith praises the Lord that someone returned her checkbook after she lost it and everything was there. Tim and Cindy enjoyed last weekend together and time with family. Pam got fitted for her custom shoes. Didi is especially thankful for the help she has recieved as she looks for a new home. Kim is thankful to be doing well with her physical therapy. Lupe enjoyed getting nice cards from people who recieved the blankets she made. Brenda is thankful that her cooworker John is doing better. Richard and Barbara are living on their new land. David is excited for a coworker and her husband who feels called to preach. Ruth is just happy to be here and we are always glad to have her.

Ana is looking for work. Anita prays for Bianca and her young children. Kimi prays for her friend’s grandmother who was badly injured by a car. Her name is Margaret. Didi asks prayer for her cousins. Cindy asks prayer for friends of hers the Fletchers who have lost a family member. Lupe is going to the doctor to get test results tomorrow. Barbara asks prayer for her relationship with her mother to improve. Other family is involved. She prays for wisdom to make things right. Pam asks prayer for Rusty, relative of Chris, who needs surgery for a vascular issue. Cindy asks prayer for the grandchildren to do well in school. Debra is still fighting vertigo. Clark is in the hospital with an infection. Pam is having trouble swollowing. Lisa is home sick. Don is having some pain likely resulting from shingles. John was not ready again today. We don’t know why.

Be blessed to be a blessing this week.

Larry

Pray for Clarke

This from Brenda earlier today:

“Clark couldn’t get out of the chair in his bedroom, he had been talking to Shelly so she called 911 and told them where he was and to come check on him. At 1st they were going to take him to medical city Plano, but ran more tests in the ambulance and they told me they were going to take him to Garland Baylor.”

Sunday December 3, 2017 " What can we believe in?"

It was good to be back last week after being gone for the last two weeks.  We had a good group and we are looking forward to several things coming up in December.  Priscilla taught the Sunday School lesson that we should not underestimate what God can do and we should be doing the will of the father as he has a plan for us.  I spoke about how Jesus showed us people are more important than rules and how it is OK to sometime rest when we are weary.  Everyone gets tired but we should always remember who we are even in resting period.

This week I want to share with you how we sometime lose our hope and we question ourselves what is it we can really count on?  The scripture verse this week is in Mark 13: 24-37.  I know that we all at some point in our lives have lost our visions, our dreams maybe even our faith.  We can’t seem to see good in anything and we feel like God is not even hearing our prayers much less answering them.  We don’t know where to turn and what to believe.  I have been there and the question I have asked is what can I really believe in? What can I really count on in life?  It is time we understand that there are somethings that are always true regardless of our circumstances.  Please join us Sunday as we look at the word of God and hopefully we can be inspired by the promises God has given us. With Christmas right around the corner I don’t want you to feel like you have no hope. You can have hope even when things seem dismal.  Don’t trust me, trust God and he will give you the hope & peace you are so needing.  Maybe you have a friend or relative that needs some hope.  Invite them to come with you on Sunday as we look at what God has for us.

Remember to pray for those mentioned in our prayer request last week.  I want to give a special thanks to Harvest Oaks Church for coming 2 weeks ago and having our service and serving a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, they are truly an inspiring group of people who love the Lord.  Do something good for somebody this week and we will see you on Sunday!

We love you so much;
Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for November 26: I Need Some Rest

I talk this week about how Jesus feels about us taking time to rest. I am going to use the scriptures in the Gospel of John the 5Th chapter and vs 1-15.. This is the story of a man Jesus healed and how the Pharisees reacted to him doing this on the Sabbath.. We look at how the religious men in Jesus time made the Sabbath a day of stress and persecution not a day of rest.

(Excerpted from the pastor’s intro)