"For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye... So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him."
(Deuteronomy 32:9 -10, 12 KJV)
Jacob had many difficulties, often of his own making, as recorded in Genesis chapters 27 to 37. But he was faithful to Our Awesome God, who had chosen him to become the father of His chosen people and protected him and helped him overcome all of his difficulties.
Our Awesome God is also our parent. In order to teach us a necessary truth, He will lead us to the problem and push us into solving it. We forget He is right there watching and, if we ask, He will help us. We may not realize that when we, with His help, have solved the problem, we will possess an inexplicable power and confidence that we can acquire only through doing it with His help.
God may take away your comfortable life and privileges so that you will be a stronger Christian. He may be pushing you to learn how to handle certain difficulties, to realize your strengths and weaknesses in a situation and to remember that, when Our Awesome God puts you in a difficult position, He will be there to rescue you if needed. But some things in life have to be experienced so that you will have a stronger faith in God and the knowledge of what is at least a good way out that honors God.
We often say that we are having difficulties or even that Satan is bothering us but it may just be Our Awesome God making us more mature Christians. He loves us and wants us able to handle most situations, as any father would. He has a purpose and a job for you to do in life as well as in heaven. Are you confident that God and you can handle any difficulty?
If you are not confident that Our Awesome God and you can handle all your difficulties then get ready for more testing. Most of the human race needs many problems to teach him or her to solve problems in God's way: asking our Lord to help. Praise the Lord for difficulties!
Becoming confident and trusting in Our Lord needs to start with your becoming a Christian if you aren't. Then check the Bible to realize all the laws you have broken and that Jesus Christ came to earth as a man to save you from having to pay for breaking those laws. A Christian is just a saved sinner. Become a Christian by repenting of those sins and accepting Our Awesome God's gift of life.
LWBC is a loving church who tries to live by Biblical principles while encouraging all its members. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name."
(Psalms 100:1, 4 KJV)
"Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him."
(Psalms 68:4 KJV)
The best way to start a day is with praise and worship for Our Awesome God. It always begins the day on a positive note and we usually find that, at the end of a day, the day has been productive. Sometimes, we get all tense knowing some of the obstacles in our paths for a certain day. We do better if we start all days with a small worship service of our own. Read His Holy Bible, pick a praise Psalm and read it, tell our Father the problems you are concerned about, sing praises to Jesus Christ and lay your problems at Jesus' feet.
This sharing of your concerns with Someone who can do something about the problem will relieve that tension you have and you'll feel better. Knowing that Our Awesome God loves us (1 John 4:10) and does all things for our good (Romans 8:28) gives us great comfort in the tumult of this world. He keeps His promises and is always there with a strong arm to help us. We need to remind ourselves of His love, faithfulness and righteousness. So we should have a daily worship for Our Awesome God as we begin each day. Plan for it!! Make it happen.
You can vary your worship service as you want and need, using Our Awesome God's promises, praise songs, His attributes, Jesus Christ's love for us and naming the things God has done. We humans tend to forget what God has promised and done for us and we can become discouraged when we have problems. But if you dedicate a regular time every day to hold a personal worship period, it will keep you closer to Our Awesome God and remind you of His power and love. It will make your day more peaceful and less tense to live when you start it by worshipping God.
We (as a church) want all people in church, worshipping Our Awesome God with faith and obedience every Sunday. If you are not yet a Christian, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your Creator and Savior. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study along with AWANA for children 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."
(Psalms 47:1 KJV)
"Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed."
(1 Samuel 2:3 KJV)
How do we praise Our Awesome God? The Lord mainly wants our heart right and our praise to be heard. He wants us to be joyful, thankful, appreciative and loving. Do you express this as you sing? Do you lift your hands and voice in awe to our God? Do you praise God with your mouth?
When the Bible tells us to “PRAISE” Our Awesome God, it’s calling us to give vent to our adoring heart. Worship can be silent, but praise never is. Whether the song is slow or fast, or even if it's not a song at all but perhaps a shout or applause, it's irrelevant, but we are called to verbalize the adoration of our hearts. We are to tell Him that we appreciate Him and love Him.
The Bible emphasizes "praise" almost as much as prayer and if you pray and praise God, and you mean it, you are pleasing the Lord. Your praise is important to Our Awesome God. It tells Him where your heart is. It tells Him that you love and appreciate Him and that you know you do. It tells Him that you are okay. He never sleeps and He is always there to help you.
Our whole life should be a praise to our God, all of our being is to "praise God" including the spirit, soul and body. Real worship begins in our spirit and our praising of Our Awesome God will cause us to spiritually come into His presence. Remember that worship can be silent but "praising" never is. Remember also, there is power when you pray and praise Him at the same time.
Our Awesome God has done so much for us, such as creating this whole universe and all that is in it, making everything work together to keep everything reproducing what is needed to live and giving us a Savior in Jesus Christ so we could go to the heaven He made. We can surely find plenty to praise Him for.
If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God or someone who has never been a Christian or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
(Philippians 4:6 KJV)
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
(Hebrews 4:16 KJV)
There is a time when you are praying that comes to all, if they pray believing and trusting Our Awesome God. It is called a turning point in prayer and it is a time when we are willing to do or accept God's will instead of our own. Usually the prayers that you are personally and passionately involved with are the hardest to turn over to Him and allow Him to do what is best for all involved. This is true even if we believe He knows best, because it often can be agonizing to know that by telling Him to do His will, the answer may mean our loved one goes to heaven.
We need to remember that Jesus Christ knew what would happen before and during His time on the cross and yet He said, "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." (John 6:38 KJV) Yes, He knew what was going to happen and how He would die in pain and humiliation. And He knew what God wanted and why. He did God's will! Shall we do less?
We must realize that, as Our Awesome God knew what was best for His Son, He knows what is best for each person we pray for. He is trustworthy and loving. He wants what is best for His creation and adopted children. He taught us faith and love and grace so we know He is pure. God will always do what is beneficial for us, though it may not seem so at the time to us. He can see the whole plan and how it all fits together. He will always love you!
God wants you helping Him to tell others about what He has done for you and can do for them. Come join us as we learn more about Our Awesome God and His Son, Jesus Christ and then put it into action in our community. At our church we believe that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. He can be found at our church.
Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and 10:30 AM for worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM for Bible Study along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and prayer with a Bible Study. We appreciate visitors!
"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."
(Psalms 47:1 KJV)
Our Awesome God should be worshipped with joy and gladness in our hearts. The purpose of worship is to glorify, honor, praise, exalt, and please God. Our worship must show our adoration and loyalty to God for His grace in providing us with the way to escape the bondage of sin, so we can have the salvation He wants to give us.
Worship is a time when we pay deep, sincere, awesome respect, love, and fear to Our Awesome God, the one who created us. "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;" (Acts 17:24-25 KJV).
Our worship not only honors and magnifies Our Awesome God, but it is also for our own knowledge and strength. Worship helps us become more God-like and Christ-like in our character. We will become like those we admire and worship. When we worship God we tend to value what God values and slowly take on the characteristics and qualities of God, though never to His level.
While we worship God, we start developing such traits as forgiveness, tenderness, justice, righteousness, purity, kindness, and love. Worshipping is slowly preparing us for eternal life in heaven with God and Jesus Christ. As we are told, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2 KJV)
Our Awesome God has a purpose for all He does for us while we are on earth, preparing us for heaven and eternal life. So your worship of God should be with a heart focused on Him, remembering His goodness, giving Him our love, praise and respect. Be glad and happy that He is your Father and that He loves you. Worship Him! His eternal home for Christians is Heaven.
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. We love visitors!
"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him."
(Genesis 4:8 KJV)
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, born after they were evicted from the Garden of Eden by Our Awesome God. Cain, like his parents, sinned against God. Cain killed his brother, he lied about it to God and he never felt sorry he had done these things. So Cain roamed his part of the world building cities until he died.
Why did Our Awesome God have this situation included in His Holy Bible? God always has a purpose for man's good. Here are a few things that we should remember: 1) God always warns us and even offers a way for us to escape (Genesis 4:6-7), 2) what we do is an outward statement of our thoughts (Genesis 4:8-9), 3) punishment does not mean that we repent of our sin (Genesis 4:13) and 4) the world is not the real Judge, God is (Genesis 4:11-12). God does all the above because He loves you. Sin brings consequences to the sinner.
Cain's grain offering was not what God required for a sin offering and Cain knew it. It was unacceptable because his heart was not broken and repentant toward the things he had done wrong. This is a problem that Our Awesome God knows since He knows every thought you have. We need to realize that our lack of repentance put stripes on Jesus Christ's back and created more humiliation for our Creator and Savor, even as Cain's did.
This is where we need to look at our own lives. Are we sorry for what we've done wrong and are we willing to do or try to do better? If not, don't bring it to Our Awesome God. He will know you aren't repentant. He will know if you will really try to stop sinning. God warns you and offers a way out of your problem. He loves you. No one loves you as God does! Repent, then seek God!
Learn more about Our Awesome God by reading His Holy Bible, praying to Him and worshipping in a church which preaches and teaches the Holy Bible. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior. We can show you how from the Word of God and we love visitors.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen... But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
(Hebrews 11:1, 6 KJV)
What exactly is Faith? Webster's Dictionary says faith is "an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence." Though Webster's Dictionary says we don't need evidence to have faith, as Christians we do have evidence for our faith if we need it. 1) We have the Holy Bible: 66 books, 40 authors, written in 3 languages, over 1600 years, prophecy, and moral and spiritual truth. 2) We Christians have the resurrection of Jesus Christ; confidence in His words, and evidence of God's truth in our lives. 3) We have archeological finds that prove what the Holy Bible has stated so we believe and have faith in the Holy Bible.
The nearest definition of faith we have in the Holy Bible is found right here in Hebrews 11:1 which is above. In the NIV Bible, Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." The single most important thing in a person's life is their faith in Our Awesome God. An important point, though, is that faith is only as good as the object in which it is placed, so place your faith in Jesus Christ who has proved Himself. All the faith in the world in something false won't help you. It will only increase your doubt the next time you are asked to have faith in something.
Faith is "an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence". But don't think you can make something happen just because you believe it. Our Awesome God is a reality to me. He is in my heart and helps me daily. I see His miracles physically happen around me. Faith and belief in Jesus Christ encourages us to do right to all around us, loving and helping each other. We have faith in our Our Awesome God because of His character. We just need to remember our God never lets us down, He never changes, He loves us and He knows how much we have. How great is your faith in God?
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. Wednesday at 7:00 PM, we have Prayer Requests with prayers and Bible Study. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill