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Zephaniah 3:17
Jun 16, 2021
The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves.
He will rejoice over you with gladness.
He will be quiet in his love.
He will delight in you with singing.
 
Zephaniah 3:17
 
Zephaniah 3:17 is one of my most favorite scriptures in all of the Bible. I am often reminded of it in moments of sadness and despair. This short verse has a lot to say, and it does not take a multi-degreed biblical scholar to understand it.
 
  1. First, God reminds us that He is present. Often times in our darkest moments we cannot sense His presence, but rest assured He is with us. (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5 CSB) Knowing He is present should give us the strength and courage to press on.
  2. Second, God is fighting for our salvation. What a picture this is of His incredible love for us. He is not just sitting back hoping we come to saving faith, he is battling for us.
  3. Third, God rejoices over us. The human race has mastered criticism so it is rare that we feel loved and valued by those around us. (Psalm 147:11 CSB) God’s love for us is so great that He sacrificed His only son for us. He is cheering us on to victory!
  4. Fourth, His love is tender. God does not withhold discipline, but He always assures us of His love toward us. (Psalm 147:3, Luke 1:78-79) When my spirit is overwhelmed with life God often wraps His loving arms around me reassuring me He has not left me alone.
  5. Fifth, He sings over us. As a worship pastor that spends a lot of time singing it is amazing to know that my God sings over me. God rejoices over us when we faithfully follow Him.
 
What verse or passage does God bring to your mind in your low moments in life?
 
Ryan Leffel

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Comfort in Christ
May 26, 2021
We are given God’s word to deal with every aspect of life from birth, to how we should live as Christians, to how we should deal with certain things that will arise in our lifetime, and also to how we should think about death and cope with it when loved ones pass away.
 
In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Paul is seeking to comfort the Christians at Thessalonica as he writes,
 
 13    But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
 14     For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
 15     For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
 16     For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
 17     Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
 18     Therefore comfort one another with these words.
 
Paul says look, I want you to be informed that one day Jesus is coming back and those who have already gone to be with the Lord and those of you who are still alive at His return will all be with Jesus forever. Some of the Christians at this time were scared that their loved ones who died would miss the glory of Christ's return. But we know that the Bible teaches our souls go directly to be with the Lord when we die. Paul explains to them that, if we believe the Gospel, that Jesus died and rose again, then believe also that He will come back for His bride one day. The dead in Christ will also rise (our earthly body that has been laid in the grave) and the living at the time will be gathered all together. He says in light of what you have you have heard here… encourage one another with these words.
 
We have a hope that non-believers do not have. We have hope beyond the grave because we know that the death of this body only means that we are present with our Savior.
 
The encouragement, the eager anticipation is, that we get to spend eternity with Jesus. When it talks about us being gathered all together I know we will see loved ones and friends who died in Christ before us and we will all be reunited together with Jesus.
 
In John 11:26-26: Jesus tells Lazarus' sister Martha, I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
 
We know that our hope is in the gospel, the good news of Jesus dying for ours sins, being raised again on the third day, and defeating death forever. God offers salvation to those repent of their sins, believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, and humbly surrender their lives to Him. I am so thankful for the gift of salvation and we need to seek encouragement from God in His word. What a glorious day that will be when we get to see Jesus!
 
1 Corinthians 2:9 says, What no eye has seen, nor ear has heard, and no human heart has conceived—God has prepared these things for those who love him
 
I envy those that have gone before us, because they are seeing Jesus face to face right now and experiencing all God has prepared for His children that He loves dearly
Just imagine the JOY we will experience when we are welcomed home by Jesus and He says, “WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT”
 
Jarod

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What a Privilege to Pray for One Another
May 12, 2021

What a Privilege to Pray for One Another

How often does someone approach us and ask us to pray for them? For many, it could be every day or several times a day. Have you ever thought about the responsibility and privilege that request carries? Honestly, I don’t always.   

God’s word actually commands us to pray for one another. (Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”)

Praying for one another strengthens our relationships with them and with the Lord.

We can pray for each other for a number of reasons: salvation, safety and healing just to name a few. God uses our prayers to line up our hearts to His will. We also have the assurance that God hears our prayers. (1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us.”) When we pray for one another it benefits us as well. We begin to experience the peace of God. (Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”)

We will grow spiritually and learn to trust God more and more. (Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”) We pray for people because we love them and want them to come to know God more deeply. As you encounter people in need of prayer, remember that praying for one another benefits both parties but most of all it honors Christ through obedience..

I have been serving in the personal ministries area for over 2 years, and we have people call in and ask for prayer. It is an honor to pray with them. I would like to encourage you to pray for the people we serve as well. So many of you donate food items each week, and we greatly appreciate it. Let’s take it a step further. When you are shopping for your items, pray for the families that will receive them. Pray for the single mom and her children who receive that cake mix or canned vegetables. Pray for that young man who receives the peanut butter or cereal. Pray that they will somehow see Jesus and their need for Him. Pray as you leave your items that the gospel of Christ is being proclaimed through this ministry.  Pray for the ones volunteering that the love of Christ will shine through them. We may never know the impact our prayers have on others. In reality it could be eternal.

Have a great week!

LaSondra Hatton, Personal Ministries Assistant

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Only a Holy God
Apr 29, 2021
I love to hear the church sing. It is one of the most joyful and fulfilling experiences of my life. As I stand before you each week and hear and watch you sing my soul is stirred and encouraged as we together declare the greatness of God. We do that through songs that have been passed down for generations and songs that are being inspired by the Holy Spirit and written in our generation. In the coming weeks I will introduce to you a new song, Only a Holy God from the group CityAlight.
 
Take some time to meditate on the lyrics. You will see that “only a holy God” can do what He does. Check out the links at the bottom to hear the song and for deeper study into the lyrics.
 
Only a Holy God
 
Lyrics
Who else commands all the hosts of heaven
Who else could make every king bow down
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles
Only a Holy God
 
What other beauty demands such praises
What other splendor outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice
Only a Holy God
 
Come and behold Him
The One and the Only
Cry out, sing holy
Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God
 
What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated
Only a Holy God
 
Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a Holy God
Only my Holy God!
 
Credits
Michael Farren, Jonny Robinson, Dustin Smith, Rich Thompson
CCLI 7073332
 
 
 

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Hess's Headlines April 2021
Apr 21, 2021
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful
in its effect. Elijah was a human being as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land. 
Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.”
James 5:16-18
 
Dear Church,
 
Sometimes when I read the Bible, I find myself putting the people on pedestals. In fact, I can do that to the point that I find them unrelatable. I do not know what it is like to call down fire from heaven like Elijah. I do not know what it is like to see someone who is dead, take breaths of life again like Elisha witnessed. I do not know what it is like to see a young man who never walked suddenly leap to his feet and begin to jump around like Peter witnessed as he went to the Temple. I do not know what it is like to hear the Lord’s voice in a burning bush like Moses. I do not know what it’s like to experience the Lord battle against the enemy with hailstones and extend the daylight like Joshua. So, in these areas, I find them unrelatable.
 
Then I read the book of James and he reminds his readers, “Elijah was a human being as we are, and he prayed earnestly.” Suddenly, we relate. Maybe I relate more than I thought. I may not have called down fire from Heaven, but I have seen the power of God called down and intervene in marriages, in health situations, and watched the Lord transform someone’s battle with depression and anxiety. While I have not raised someone from the dead like Elisha, I have seen someone raised spiritually from death to life in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2). While I do not know what it is to see someone able to walk miraculously; I have seen some folks walk miraculously through the fire of trials, hardship, and difficulty, rejoicing in the presence of Christ. While the Lord has not spoken to me from the burning bush, He has called me to preach the Word and serve the church. While He has not extended days supernaturally in my life or rained down hail on my enemies, I have watched Him fight battles ahead of me, answer prayer, and quiet storms as they raged in personal matters.
 
Church, prayer changes things. While it is amazing to relate to the great heroes of faith. The fact that the Lord relates to us in Christ Jesus, that he speaks to us through His word and in prayer, and that He sympathizes with us in our temptations, this is grace. Let’s continue to pray. Let’s continue to see God work. Let’s continue to cry out to Him in desperation, remembering that Elijah was just a human being like us. God is working at Woodmont Baptist Church – Let’s keep praying!!!!
 
In Christ
 
Chad Hess

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