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Pergamos & Sardis

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation 3. Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamos: Is about 20 miles inland from the Aegean Sea. On the ancient side of Pergamos, there is a village today. It’s called Bergama. It’s a Turkish corruption of the word Pergamos. Legend says that a son of Hercules built Pergamos. By the time John penned this letter, it had been the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor for somewhere between 250 and 300 years.…

Ephesus & Smyrna

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus: Founded by Paul in the first century was a renowned church in the Roman province of Asia in modern-day western Turkey.  The Ephesians worked hard, were patient, and persevered. They didn’t like being around those that were evil, and they were able to spot false apostles. But there was a problem; they had left their first love. The simplicity and passion once associated with their early love…

Together We Rise & Win!

The light of Jesus in us is more powerful than the darkness of the enemy! The bible says that we are the light of the world, why? Because Jesus is light and He lives in us, He is the hope of glory. Isaiah 60:1 – Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.  In Revelation, it is written to the pastor of the church, “Be faithful until death, and I will…

Freedom From Obstacles

 Paul said in Romans 7, I’m a mystery to myself, for I want to do what is right, but end up doing what my moral instincts condemn. And if my behavior is not in line with my desire, my conscience still confirms the excellence of the law. And now, I realize that it is no longer my true self doing it, but the unwelcome intruder of sin in my humanity. There are two types of Obstacles, natural and spiritual, that…

His Kingdom

God’s deeply invested in restoring things that have been lost. The Gospel is the Good News about God restoring all of creation. He desires to restore us to His original intent or as some may say, the factory settings. There are many things around us we can’t see, and it’s essential to understand that we are just as much a part of a spiritual world as well as a material world. In God’s Kingdom, whatever is true about Him is…

Breaking Patterns

It’s all about making the shift that you need to make to walk in the freedom that God has for you! Perception plays a significant part in how we see and our understanding of how to truly walk in freedom. In Ephesians 1:17, it says, “Open the eyes of their hearts, and let the light of Your truth flood in.  “Freedom- the ability to act and react in life as the man or woman you were created to be.” To…

The Words That Shape Us.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me… Lie, lie, lie! Those names become the voices that try to shape us. Let’s talk about a few of the voices,  The lying voice The devil tries to keep us from hearing the voice of God and uses lies to do just that. Making it hard to listen to the truth when our Heavenly Father tries to speak His word to us. The devil was a murderer…

The Unknown

Do you try to figure everything out? Are you frustrated when you don’t know which way to go? Do you find yourself throwing up your hands yelling “I’m out!”  Well, I do. I have been walking through a few unknown things lately and I continued to get frustrated because I felt, I couldn’t hear the voice of the lord. I felt confused and honestly a little lost. I had no idea how to navigate the situation.  I reached out to…

Freedom Part 3

Are you overwhelmed with life? It happens. Sometimes amid everything, we find ourselves in a negative place, but we must believe and have courage because God has gone before us! So no matter what you are facing right now God is going to go before you and reveal the way. Joshua 3:4 – Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the…

Freedom – 3 Levels of bondage

We try and we try but without a proper definition of the problem, we will always lack the proper tools for lasting freedom. Three Levels of Bondage How do we get in it and how do we get out of it? Bondage to bad definitions Bondage to ourselves Bondage to a variety of obstacles The trap of bad definitions, if a person has a faulty idea of what freedom is then nothing will set them free no matter how hard…

Freedom Part 1

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Freedom is something that we all desire and over the next several weeks we are going to discuss how to achieve true freedom.  “None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe the Famous German Novelist from the 1700s  Freedom: The drive for freedom is part of what makes us human, Wars…

Vision and Values of Church on The Lake

New wine in One Nine… The vision and values of Church on The Lake  VISION A PREVAILING CHURCH Proclaiming the gospel with life-giving, dynamic worship that shows passion for Christ, with powerful prayer that makes a difference in our day and with an unshakeable commitment to the Bible as God’s Word and guide for life. A REACHING CHURCH That champions the timeless message of Jesus Christ in a relevant way to every generation.  A church where young and old alike…
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