He Lives

March 29, 2013

Luke 24:5-6 says “And they were afraid, and bowed their face to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He (Jesus) is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

During this Easter Season let us not forget that we serve a savior that came to earth in the womb of Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit, who lived, died was buried and rose up (resurrected) on the third day with all power. Thus, because he lives those of us who know our God don’t have to be afraid of what life holds for us because our life is in Him. We don’t have to live our lives in fear and dissatisfaction because we are satisfied and content in him, for he is more than enough. This season is much more than Easter egg hunts and purchasing new outfits for Sunday service, it’s more about a risen savior with the ability to change your life right now if you would only open your heart to him.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Our Hiding Place

March 26, 2013

(Psalm 46:1) says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” That’s always good to know. It’s good to know that in troubling times we who trust in Christ Jesus have a place of refuge, a place of shelter in the midst of the storms of life, a hiding place where we can go and hear only from him and tune out all the noise. Consider this: when troubling times smacks you in the face, what is your foundation? Where do you turn to? What or who do you depend on? If you are a Christian, make sure during troubling times that God truly is your refuge and strength and a very present help in trouble, because there are a lot of voices out there that desire to speak to us when we are in a state of trouble…be sure you are hearing the right voice when trouble comes.

God Bless You

PVM


Lord Let Me See

March 20, 2013

In Mark 10:46-52, we find a blind man by the name of Bartimaeus crying out to the Lord saying “thou son of David have mercy on me”, Jesus says “what wilt thou that I should do unto thee”? Bartimaeus replies, “Lord that I might receive my sight”.

One of the most important request we could ever make to God, would be that He would allow us to see, and I’m not talking about physical sight, as much as I am our spiritual sight. As Christians we need to ask the Lord, to open thou our eyes that we may behold the wondrous things out of His law (Psalm 119:18). Having our spiritual eyes open will cause us to see ourselves, our friends, our co-workers, our church family, even our enemy so differently, because we would be able to see them from Gods perspective. You may ask why is Gods perspective so important; simply because if I am a Christian it’s only Gods perspective that matters. In attempting to look at people through our own lenses, the sight will be tainted, corrupted and a blur on our best days. Let us see each others through the lens of Jesus because that’s the only lens that matter.

God Bless You

PVM


Seek To Understand

March 15, 2013

(Prov. 21:16) “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”

For the Christian it’s always important that we seek to understand God; that we seek to understand his ways, his thoughts and his acts because without that constant seeking we could find ourselves in the congregation of the dead. To be in the congregation of the dead doesn’t mean that we have fallen to a physical death; however, we could be spiritually dead and not even realize it. Thus, we who believe that we are close to God could actually be separated or further apart from God than we realize all because we don’t seek to understand what God really wants to do in our lives.

To understand God is a lifelong journey and because it’s such a journey we can never get to a place where we believe we understand him enough; thus, this journey keeps us on our knees, it keeps our hands lifted up to him in praise and it keeps our face pressed to the pages of his word. God desires for us to understand him so much that the writer of (Proverbs 4:7) said “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” It’s been said that wisdom is not what you know but it’s how you apply what you know. However, it’s understanding that directs us to apply that wisdom properly and righteously. Therefore, seek to understand Him.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason