Sunday January 15, 2017
Pastor Glenn Keen

I say again, TIMING IS EVERYTHING!!!!  God is a timing God.  HE does things on HIS timing which makes everything fall into place.

Joshua found himself in a place of authority when Moses was denied of entering into the Promise Land.  Joshua was to take the children of Israel into the land that God had promised their fore fathers.  
Remember Joshua was full of faith for he had seen the land when he and the other spies had entered that Promise Land to see what was ahead of them.  Joshua brought a positive report back and was motivated to conquer the GIANTS that possessed the land.

Now everyone of us have  GIANTS in our lives.  A GIANT is a situation or trails that stops us from getting where God wants us to be.  Timing is everything.  God knows about the GIANTS and He is motivated to conquer them GIANTS   with you as you possess the Promise Land He has for you.

Joshua 1:1-9   King James Version (KJV)
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Now the Lord is speaking to Joshua here and in verse 6-9 we see that the Lord encourages Joshua 3 times.  "Be strong and of good courage", the Lord is telling Joshua that he will come up against GIANTS, but he needs to be strong and of good courage and he would conquer the GIANTS that want to stop him.
Remember Joshua already knew about these GIANTS, but God knew he would want to quit and would get tired.

God knows what we need before we need it.  God is always in control and HIS TIMING IS EVERYTHING.  So when this life gives you GIANTS that seem too big to conquer, remember there is never a GIANTS AS BIG AS YOUR GOD.

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Sunday January 1, 2017

Scripture for the Day
Isaiah 43:19
"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the deset."


 

Sunday  January 1, 2017
Pastor Billy White
Everyone gets something they want to do new every year, until 6 weeks into it.  Then you think you can take a break.  Commitment starts to get hard.

The entire year we have to be what we say we are.

We need to spend 2017 like what I am about to tell you.

Luke 7:36-50


36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an Alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee.And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

What does this have to do with 2017?  Those who have endured the hardships and pain of 2016, who have traveled in places full of sin or trails -  we understand how this woman feels - we k now we are forgiven and we know God has been with us.
This year - 2017 - we need to be at His fee.  Kneeling at His feet, worshiping at His feet and thanking Him for His sacrafice for our sins.  We appriecate Him and show Him that we can take of ourselves and wash His feet and dry His feet and anoint His feet with our worship, thankfulness and praise.

A new year - A fresh start - begins 2017

We take what we have learned in 2016 and make 2017 bigger, stronger and powerful, more anointed and letting God use us where He needs us so that His name can be magnified.  Showing the world who Jesus is like the woman was respecting and showing who Jesus was before anyone realized who He was.  

This house, this church, will be at the feet of Jesus.

 Your house will be in order and at His feet because we know that being at His feet is where He wants us.  

We can't make it without Jesus..  


HAPPY NEW YEAR  
STARTING AT HIS FEET









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Sunday A.M. 
Pastor Billy White

At this time of the year, there are parties and gatherings we do.  They are just not worth doing if we don't have FUN!
Also at this time of the year, the world tries to remove Christ from the place HE was introduced at.
In life it is hard to stay on course with the busyness and duties required of us.

It is hard to be who we are to be sometimes.
Others see change in us when we allow life's pressures who we are.  We can't or won't see these changes because we are too caught up in what life is throwing at us.

When others see the change in us - it changes your witness.
We can't allow our circumstances to change how we act, talk, walk and live.

Our examples we have to follow in God's Word is:
   - Daniel (under pressure he still stayed faithful in his belief, even unto the time of being thrown in the lion's den)

   -  Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3): they remained who they were even unto being thrown into the fire

   -  Job - he wouldn't curse God when he lost everything, he remained the same 

Their circumstances didn't change them or how they lived.

Just because we are Christians doesn't give us the right to change because we think we are forgiven.
Raising voices, harshness, less attentiveness -  Life will pressure you to the place where it changes your actions to others.

I encourage you read Acts chapter 14 and 15 first, then Acts 16

This is where we are told about Paul and Silas in prison.

They were challenged by a woman who didn't believe in God and put in prison for this.
Remember, others watch you.  Just as they watched Paul and Silas at this time.
Paul and Silas didn't allow their circumstances to change them.
They sang praises to God just as if they were freed and living outside of bars.

As you read you will see that the doors of the prison were opened and that they were going to be freed anyway, but Paul insisted that they were released where the public could witness since the public witnesses them being arrested.

I think of the Chameleon Flower when I think of this story.  The Chameleon flower blooms during the cold, chill, hard weather.  It doesn't allow its surrounding or circumstances stop it from being what it is.

The thing we must remember is that we are in our circumstance for a reason.  You can't change from what you are because it affects others.
Others will not be helped if you don't stand like Paul and Silas.

In your hardest times you have to Praise the Lord.

Don't let this life take you away from what God has for you.  

I encourage you... Praise the Lord in the good,  Praise the Lord in the bad.. Do not let anything in life change you... 

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Minister Christopher Coleman
Sunday PM 12/27/2015

New Year is coming and I am a fan of OPPORTUNITY

We always try to make things better... we seek for more and better

Problems with Resolutions is we get BIG EYED

We lose our minds;  first, we make the decision to GO; Second we get into the resolution we realize its alot and we take a break and we don't get it done.

"Do what you can!"

We get BIG EYED and think we have to get it done quick. And we have to get as much done as possible.

We have time... step by step

How we seek things?
When we seek things, we find ourselves looking at signs, nature, titles, captions, etc.  Anything that jumps out at us.

I saw a title of a book that caught me attention:

Where is the end of me?

When I think about that question, we have to think what do I have to give and how better can I become.

Knowing that when I come to the end of me, that God will be there


Exodus 13:14

14 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

Judges 16:28


28 And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.


As a coach in strength conditioning, I give all I have I in the first few minutes, so that the rest of the time in that session is the end of me and bettering and progress what I am becoming.

Opportunties are amazing

The way we look at the life everyday is sad.

Today/Everyday is an opportunity.

What are we going to do with this day?


Joshua 14:11

11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

Joshua knew God was with him

When was God real to you?

Where did you stop and God begin?

We can only do some much
It takes 0 talent to give 100%
It takes 0 blessings to give 100%

Give all of self even if you don't get the blessing

How much can I give?

Samson had no strength, he prayed, he gave his everything.

At your end is where God begins

When you get up from work and you ache and you are sore - you get up because of responsiblity you have - God kicks in.

1 Chron. 16:11

11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

When  you see others success means they are working, praying and letting God begin.

Don't get greedy - small steps

Improvements with every day

When I get to the end - God begins
God wants you to seek him everyday so when you get weak, He will have your back.

All God wants is You.

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December 27, 2015

Rev. Glenn Keen


This world changes but the one thing that will never change is JESUS!!!


Hebrews 13:5-9

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

As the year changes and things of life change as we live in this world... we make resolutions to better ourselves and our lives.
We need to make our resolution on the ONE THING that doesn't change.... JESUS.

When we make New Year's Resolutions.... sometimes we do them and sometimes we don't... and that's okay

But Jesus Christ said you have to go through Him to get the Father -
John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Here is an idea for a New Year's Resolution:

STAND UP FOR GOD

Jesus said that we would be able to do greater things than him.

We lack the faith to do those things and it stops us.

Jesus Christ never hung his head even in knowing he would be talked about, he still went on.

This world will pervert everything.
This world hates Godliness.

You love me for who I am even when I don't say something you don't like or do something you don't want me to do.  Love doesn't stop because of circumstances.

Be who you are and who you were made to be.

Begin by STANDING UP FOR GOD

 HAPPY NEW YEAR..... looking forward and not behind

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July 12, 2015
Minister/Pastor Billy White

We all need healing..
What is the Balm of Gilead?
In the New Testament it refers to Jesus, in the Old Testament it was a high quality anoint from spices from a flowering plant in the Middle East that people sought after because of the healing properties for the physical.

In Jeremiah 8:20-22

20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. 22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

He asked a question knowing the answer.

God tells 1st the church .....Church  needs a healing so church can go to the world to give.

Psalm 31:9-10

9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Jesus is the Balm
The problem with the church today is that the church accepts everything in its doors.
The church has to tell the truth and say "NO" to unrighteousness and not turn them away from the church.  The truth is freedom, but accepting is bondage.
We can't lead the world behind it - we need to get in front of it - 

Something is coming.... coming fast

Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

This is the churchs' verse

Don't let stress over things around you.

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: 31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Ask for healing --

Proclaim the Balm of Gilead and take control and dominion over sickness.

Age has nothing to do with your physical, mental, spiritual healing

Why are you scared about healing?

We ask for money, house, etc.
So why not healing?
We have a mission and we need to healed to we can get healed and get out there and fight this fight with the enemy.

What you do - depends on it you have a stress free life.

No one can tell us (the church) what to do when it comes to God.
God has a calling on this church and no one can stop that calling no matter what is doing against us....God will raise us up for the calling to be accomplished.
Don't be discouraged because of situations coming against us.... that is Hope and Confirmation that God is on the Throne and His hands are on us.

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June 28, 2015
Youth Pastor Christopher Coleman
P.M. Service

Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

I have a mind set.  "I can do this!!"
You are suppose to have a m ind set when you have a goal in front of you.
Don't be scared when you have to work to get something.
Knowing you have control of your life - even if you don't have it today - you can tomorrow.

Today's situation: News - why are we so shocked.  God has given us dominion over the earth.
We choose to take it for either for God or for selfish and worldly reason.
Ask - What am I doing with my part God has given me?

You have to take what God has given to you and apply it.  It might not fall you way everyday, but you have to know tomorrow is another day and God is there.

Once you make a discussion to go with God - you can't change or turn on/off whatever you want to.
This world will try to keep your attention on subjects so you don't keep your attention on your goal.

Success isn't comfortable, pretty or all good - all the time.
Success is work - it can be hard - it can be difficult - nothing is stopping you from having success.
We need an attitude to know we can do it for God.  A knowing that I can accomplish what God has set before me.  Focus on what you have been given to do - no on this world.

This world wants to : destroy, shatter, tear down
God wants to : build up, puts back together, grow
Sometimes it won't happen in the life you re ministering to - God will heal you heart, move you some where else where you can make a difference.

STAY FOCUSED AND MOVING TOWARDS GOD.

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July 28, 2015
Pastor Glenn Keen

We are not born to hate - we are taught to hate.
God did create us to hate.... to love

No matter what this world does, we shouldn't let stop us from being Godly.

There are more sins than racism and homosexuality.
we put degrees on sins - God doesn't - SIN is SIN

If your thinking and actions don't line up with God's Word - then it's just your opinion.

Media is full of what we need to be thinking.  That's what the world wants us to do.  Stay out of God's Word and in the hot head liners of this world.

Congress makes the laws - 435  congress reps we vote for does their jobs.
Supreme Court has no power or tight to make laws or change laws.
Supreme Court enforces law - not makes laws.

My concern:  Taking our right away.
The Bible says we will be running one day.  That we will be killed for praising God.
We need to preach and teach the truth.  It's time to get right

It's not about what I sinned - its how I turn and bounce back from that sin.

Prosperity means more that money.  Prosperity means with health, family, things lasting long than expected. The day will come with money is gone and means nothing.
The day you accepted Jesus as Savior is the day you became Royality. A child of the King.

When God said "Let's make man in our own image" God didn't specify in color, race, character, etc.
We are different so God can tell us apart and we are unique in His sight.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

We have to change the teaching.  We need to get tighter.  Are we ready for the end days?
The elite will be deceived.

Get closer to your Savior and remember to always line up everything with the Word of God.  Don't let the media and things of this world draw your attention from your Savior.

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June 21, 2015
Pastor Glenn Keen

1 Corinthians 3 King James Version (KJV) 3
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.


While watching a documentary of Matt Miller last week about his life and about how he lived his life based on 1 Corn. 3:8 - Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Everything is God ordained and you have to work it.

Youth always say that can't wait to turn 18 so they don't have to do anything or listen to anyone.  The truth is.... you always have to work... you always have someone to answer to.  

Think of a garden.  Without someone working the ground and planting the seed there wouldn't be a garden.  Nothing grows without labor.

Everything at Joy Explosion has been planted..... lets work it.

News this week shows that the shooter in South Carolina: the seed was planted wrong.  That's the church's fault.

Our seed are planted for us and we are to work it.

There is a purpose for you- God wants the plan to go forward and not give up.

Remember Rome wasn't built over night.... it takes time.

God has a plan and we are to work it.  
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March 22, 2015
Deacon Christopher Coleman

Ezra 1:1-11

1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem. 5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. 6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered. 7 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; 8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. 9 And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives, 10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. 11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.

I want to talk about "Being Moved" tonight.  
God shows your purose and you feel that jolt to move and then.... we loose the ability to move in the direction God wants us.
In "moving" God has a given a charge.  That charge is motivating and causes a stir in you.
Whatever God gives you and when you start moving ... that is when things happen.  You have to start moving to see it... A charge holds power and that charge from God causes moving.  You have to put that charge into action.

In Ezra 1 we read that God's people were charged to build the temple and together they were moving together to do it.  Then in Ezra 4:1-5 :

1 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; 2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. 3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. 4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, 5 And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

We hear... Satan don't mess with those he has... only after those moving with God.

Satan is our adversity --- our conflict--- our enemy
So as God's people were building the temple - thur Cyrus, Darius and to the next reign king, we read that something happens

Somehow we find ourselves moving forward and making head way to our purpose when somehow things, people and things of this world stop us.
When we look at the scripture we see the people mixed together and God was put 2nd because they started marrying each other and life got in the way.
By the end, Pagans had moved in and God was not in front.

Don't let things get in the way of God.
Get charge from God and as you moving for God know that things are going to come in the way to stop you.  Don't let them...
RESPECT THE CHARGE, UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE AND COMPLETE THE TASK FOR GOD.
You have to find the way to push through.

Push thru to move toward God.

When God speaks to you.... MOVE... How do you expect to be successful when you don't listen when God says something because you are worried about what you will look like or what others will thing.

Follow what God has for you.  Move with the charge

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February 1, 2015
Rev. White

"WHAT HAPPENED TO BINDING AND LOOSING?"

"WHAT HAPPENED TO AGREEING IN PRAYER?"

"WHERE ARE THE SAINTS?"

First,  let me reaffirm.... couples/married you are not separate... you are one.
As one you must get back to praying together.  There is power in praying.  Get back to praying for each other and your children... 

Respect.. needs to get back to it.  Everywhere.  Respect in homes, Respect in church, Respect in everyday life.  Prayer is the key.

When we stand together and touching one thing.... things happen.

Matt 18:18-20
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

In verse 18.... "WHATSOEVER"  Not just one thins... WHATSOEVER

Where are you?
Are you where you don't believe anymore.


In this passage.... Jesus is talking to Peter.... we can place our household here and learn to STAND AND BELIEVE TOGETHER.

Stop playing church and get serious about church.

Stand up and hang on to each other and pray.  Praying is what stops the enemy.

Stop worrying about things you can't control and start believing.

Where two or more there he is in the mist.
We need to get the concept that we need pray.
The way to be undefeated is prayer.
Back to the basics...... on our knees and talk to God.

LETS FIND THE SAINTS AGAIN... LETS GET BACK TO AGREEING IN PRAYER TOUCHING ONE THING... LETS GET BACK TO BINDING AND LOOSING AND DOING GOD'S BUSINESS.

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January 4, 2015
Rev. White

The famous Satan worshipper made a dying statement during his last days.
"Oh God, what have I done"..  this statement shows that re realized he lived wrong.
 
Live your life right!!!
2 Kings 20

20 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine HOUSE IN order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,
3 I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4 And it came to pass, after Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.
6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the Lord the third day?

Hezekiah was given more life, but messed up with pride.
We fall into traps that bound us up.
Hezekiah states that as long as my watch is truthful, then its ok.

What are we doing with our blessings for our children and those to come?

Later - Babylon came in and took all.
Daniel, and the three Hebrew children were the eunuch that were captives of Babylon.

It's important that you live right and not boast about what God does for you.

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December 21, 2014
Rev. Keen
Luke 6:36-38

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

God wants us to give yourself.  He wants us to know that giving of ourselves is important.  Just like God gave of his self when He gave He only begotton Son, Jesus Christ.  That kind of giving goes a far way.

All year God intended you to give yourself to the Lord.  I would like to share an experience that my wife and I had just last night.  We left a Christmas and were headed to the babysitter when we spotted a young lady sitting on the ground at 11pm in the dark.  We both were moved to bless her.  So when we passed by we looked for her.  

She was walking so my wife jumped out of our car and told her that we saw her earlier and felt the Lord wanted us to bless her.  As my wife was handing her a gift we had received from the party she was letting the young lady know that God loves her and that there would be a Live Nativity Scene at the church.  

verse 38 is a Promise from God.

When you give of yourself God sees and He honors.
God gives 24/7 so should we.

Lets go into the new year giving of ourselves so that God can be exalted and uplifted.
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November 8, 2014
Bro. Billy White
“Christian” what does it mean?
It is what we are suppose to live like. What does it REALLY mean?
We know that it’s something that we are to be it and that the church is confused as to who we are.
The church has turned into entertainer, money hungry, people pleasers and bottom liners.
The church has forgotten who we are to follow in these days.
If following Christ was good in Jesus time then why now….. New moves to draw more people….. NO Same in Jesus time, then why not stay with it. The RED letters are the same and still work and still draws men.

Meanings: CHRISTIAN – CHRIST-like The hyphen draws comparison upon Christ. So question is – Am I worthy to be like Christ?
CHRISTIAN – Followers of Christ – walking behind Christ as He leads me, in the direction he leads, as He moves I follow. We need to change our thinking, singing, actions.
You want change something, then change you.
World is changing things to reach more people. We don’t need to change. We need to come against that that changes God.
John 14 King James Version (KJV)
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

All we need is Jesus. Every word out of the mouth of God – that the most important. Keep word solid and our foundation

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January 5, 2014

Elder Billy White

When we get to a new year, we are always looking for a fresh start.

Every morning holds the same feeling...... fresh start.

Being REFRESHED is exciting.

Year 2013 was great..... so we know that 2014 is going to excel and knowing this we should be excited and looking.

When you work all day and come home... you take a shower. Now when you get out of the shower you feel refreshed.  All dirt is washed away and it gives you a sense of refreshment.


 

Jeremiah 31:25

New International Version (NIV)

25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”


What an encouragement and promise.  

Trails of this life makes you tired and worn down.

When tied you need to be REFRESHED.


Isaiah 40

King James Version (KJV)

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


When an eagle gets tired of flying, he holds his wings out and soars.  He is still able to reach his destination even tho he is tired. He doesn't give up and stands in his place and allows God to move him.  He gets REFRESHED as he soars.


We are tired, but we are being REFRESHED. 

Ask for your refreshing today.

Isaiah 40 - He giveth power.... and increasing strength.


Hang on Joy Explosion Church.... we are running in 2014.



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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!


We are excited and looking forward to an awesome year for the Lord.  We are purposed and willing to go where He leads.  Goals are widened and lives will be changed and improved for the Glory of God.

Self-Improvement we will achieve for the purpose of the Holy Spirit to use each of us to accomplish God's Will on earth.


HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HERE WE GO


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June 2, 2013

Elder Billy White


Deut. 31:6-7    - Appointment of Joshua


6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.




In the sight of all Israel


“Inspire Someone”


Joshua was inspired….


We know how to discipline and take care of our kids… do we know how to inspire them for greatness?


Do we tell them…. You are special… God could have made you like everything else, but instead God created you in His image. He took time out to make you special.


Joshua was inspired in the sight of all Israel - this wasn’t to embarrass him; this encouraged him.


Israel believed in Moses and the words that Moses spoke because Israel trusted Moses. When you inspire someone, you give them courage and confidence in themselves where they are proud of themselves.

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April 21, 2013


Rev. Glenn Keen


Romans 11:1-4

I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

God hath not cast away his people which be foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? How he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

LORD, THEY HAVE KILLED THY PROPHETS, AND DIGGED DOWN THINE ALTARS; AND I AM LEFT ALONE, AND THEY SEEK MY LIFE.

But what saith the answer of God unto him? I HAVE RESERVED TO MY SELF SEVEN THOUSAND MEN, WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO THE IMAGE OF BAAL.



When God tells us to go do His work, we pick and choose.


Sometimes we choose not to go when He tells us.  When things get rough and hard to deal with we quit.  But when our lives hit hard places and we ask God to jump in we expect Him to do.


We want God to do His job but we want to pick what we do for Him. 


When we choose what we do, we deny God.


Jesus sat with sinners. If He didn’t choose neither should we.



Matthew 10:23-33

Shosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heave.

But whosoever shall deny  me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.



When you accept Christ, that is the day you will have to venture into places in your life where you don’t want to go or face.


Jesus was doing his Father’s business at the age of 12.


Satan might run the world but God has won the battle.

 




April 14, 2013

Rev. Billy White


Yesterdays outreach “Healing for Hope” reflected what you should be already doing.



GIVE - we can learn more about it


GIVE  means giving of  yourself or items you give to someone.


Jesus gave all of hisself to us.  Jesus took out of his busy life and took care of us.


Witnessing to the homeless we met yesterday can teach us about giving and what God expects from us.


Deut. 16:17

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy god which he hath given thee.


If you have been blessed, you should be giving.

We tend to forget who we are to give Jesus too


Acts 20:35

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jessus, how said, It is  more blessed to give than to receive.


More blessed to GIVE 


The emptier you are the more God can fill  you with


When you follow Acts 20:35, you will have more than you can handle.


Proverbs 19:17

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

 



April 6, 2013

Elder Billy White


There is a spirit of fear rolling through the atmosphere….


2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.




We can’t let the spirit of fear control us.

We as Christian have a sound mind which does not fear.


The news is carrying fear about the foreign land and war.  This works fears.  


Power mean to possession of control or command over something or someone


Romans 8:38-39


You don’t have to fear anything….. Satan has been working on his plans for generations and is throwing everything he has at us. But we must remember that NOTHING can separate us.

Satan is working overtime…. Why?


Satan knows he time is short and he wants to take as many as he can down with him.



God never said that you couldn’t walk away from the love of God - u can separate yourself from God.



Free your mind from fear….. Learn Romans 8:38-39 and 2 Timothy 1:7


Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


The Bible has 66 books…. So why do we need more than that for us to give up fear?


Please commit suicide because they are afraid…. Fear destroys and kills….


God is life …… Break the grip that fear can have and life freely with Christ

 




January 27. 2013

Rev. Glenn Keen


2 Timothy 4


We are in the end times!


Paul is talking about people that are able to talk so smooth and slick to cause people to follow them.

There will be those that: walk, talk and act godly, but will always tell you ungodly things are okay.

- sheep in wolves clothing


We need to know sound doctrine. Who you learn from, who you follow (leaders) and who you listen to is very important.


We are in a place in life that we will listen to anyone.


False teachers are leading people daily.

We have to learn the Word of  God to know the truth. 


From front to back so you will know if others are Godly. Must be careful.

False teachers will come into the churches to destroy God’s work.

With purpose to destroy from inside out.   Will use the tongue to destroy.  Wolves in sheep clothes.


Our nation is definitely showing signs of (antichrist prophecy) making the way.


Must know sound doctrine.  Always chapter and verse check everything.

We will need it.  So easy to crumble when you are sick.

Easy to follow methods (like microchip) to get a doctor’s attention.  

Must know the Word.

We have prophecies over us and we must be ready.


Are we ready to fight this fight where we are in the world?

Remember Satan will come to destroy and stop us from moving on.

Life on the sound doctrine a blessed life.


Satan knows Jesus too.

People will come and say they know Jesus Christ.  Satan knows the words too.

Easier to live for Christ than this world and Satan.




February 10, 2013

Rev. Billy White


You have to have a beginning to get the end.


 Exodus 14:15-20


You have to know that God is in front of you when He needs to be and He is in back when He needs to be.


We have a past - like the children of Israel.  That past in always creeping up behind us haunting us.


We are moving forward!!!


Exodus 23:20-26



Deuteronomy 31:8





Testimony Service

February 10, 2013

PM Service


Alberta:  You have to be going thru something for God to show who He is. I don’t dwell on the negative.  I do what I am suppose to do and know what is God’s responsibility. My problems are not mine.


Glenn: Change is good! The unknown is scary! But God goes before me and stand behind.  I made a promise if God would give me a second chance I would live for Him. I’m keeping my promise and He is keeping His.


Tiffany: God showed me what I was through His eyes. I am beautiful. Christ and God is my Rock and without Him I would fall apart.


Bob: God gave me a second chance and He has blessed me and giving me a woman who probably saved my life during my hardships.


Mattie: some days me and the Lord talk all day.  Me and the Lord and my cats are doing good.  God is good.  Anytime I can help - that’s what I want to do. All of you are precious to me.


Sharon: I am so blessed.  Double blessed with the Coleman family and White family.  I love the Lord.  He is taking care of my family.


Nate: He is my everything. I thank Him everyday. When I came to this church I  found out what friends are. And I feel loved.


Edna: I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore.  Very deeply stained within. Now safe am I.  Because of His love. I have something this world didn’t give me and can’t take it away. I came to this church in despair. He has been more than everything to me.


Brittany C.: There is nothing I haven’t asked for that I haven’t gotten. It’s in God’s timing not mine.


David I: God to me is my Shield. I wouldn’t be where I am if God hadn’t shielded me from parts of my life.



February 17, 2013

Rev. Glenn Keen


Timing is everything!

Listen to God… obedience and following good leaders causes sacrifices.


We sacrificed our Blessing Dinner this year at Valentine’s Day to go and bless others with the Love of Christ.

It felt good.


We were there at the right time.  That timing caused us to be blessed.  We need to take our time and do God’s work.


2 Kings 20:1-6




Each of us have/had a special time when we got save. Our own time. We were dying inside like Hezariah was dying.  Timing is everything.


The more we bless others the more blessed we are.


Before we can go and bless and minister to others - we must let god heal our hurts.  Others talking about healing ourselves. God Word heals. We claim the sacrifice that Jesus gave on the cross for our healings.


Praise team sings with purpose to being Spirit in for the rest of the church to use for healings and ministering.


You do God’s work and He will bless you.




March 10, 2013

Rev. Billy White


On the news I saw a church in Texas that bought a bar.  They kept it looking the same.  They will have church then turn around and start drinking.


Something wrong with that!!!!

World is thirsty and longing for something.  We need to give them what they really need.


Phil 4:18-19


Supply ALL your needs… His riches


God is rich

We have to be straight with Christ/God.   No fakeness…. The truth only.


The “I AM” means the fulfilling of all things.


Jer. 15:16

When you eat something - it becomes a part of you.

When you eat the Word of God it becomes a part of you.


Eat that will sustain you forever.  What you take in will come out.


When we eat and get full. We are just full.  But when we eat of God, we are truly full.


Full with something that will produce goodness and glory to God.

 






February 10, 2013

Elder Billy White

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BEGINNING TO GET TO THE END!

Exodus 14:15-20

King James Version (KJV)

15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.


You have to know that God is in front of you when He needs to be; and in back when He needs to be.

God always is with you.


 

Remember the song: Whom Shall I Fear - "I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind. The God of Angel armies is always by my side. The One who reigns forever. He is a Friend of mine.. The God of Angel armies is always by my side."


Everyone has a past. The children of Israel had a past.

You past always creeps up behind you. Haunting you.

WE are moving forward.... WE  are leaving our past behind.


Exodus 23:20-26

King James Version (KJV)

20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

25 And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.


Be encouraged and move forward with us.


 

Rev. Glenn Keen

We recently held "Healing" classes here within the church to meet the purpose of healing our own hurts within this church and our own personnel life's hurts. 

Now we have a vision to carry the healing out to others.  

Who is tired of being in captivity?  Who is tired of being in bondage? Who is tired of being held back?

We are moving forward......

Jeremiah 29:1-9  read to home

Jeremiah 29:10-14

King James Version (KJV)

10 For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

 

If we are hurting and we are bound up, then we can't help others get free - we have to be free ourselves.

We all have to be praying and fasting together to move forward.

To be dominate we have to be free and ready to be used.

Let the world be the world and let the church be the church.

Things in life happen to stop us when we don't let it go.  Satan uses life things to keep our attention so that we can't see and move forward with God.

We need the whole God, not just a God in our finances, marriage, jobs, etc.  We need to be praying for the whole God.  Even if we know that it means we have to let go of things.

When the Lord calls us - are we going to be ready? We need to allow God to fix all of our life,not just parts of it. Or the parts that we want Him to fix and us keep the parts we don't.

We need unity - we need to be whole.

Lets take the chains off church.

God will make a way - if you seek the whole God.

We have to be ready... God won't give if we ain't ready.

Shake the chains and lets get ready.

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January 13, 2013

Rev. Billy White

"Christian and Animals"

Here in Lake City we have a special lake. This lake has very unique animals that live in and around it.  Lake Desoto holds several animals that we can learn from.

Turtles, birds of all kinds, and mosquitoes....but the one animal that I want to draw attention to the the ducks..


Lake Desoto ducks are the main attractions....they are confident, stubborn, purposed and how where to get their help from.  These ducks watch the vehicles that come to Lake Desoto and they which vehicle has food and which don't.

Now when a vehicle that has food shows up, these ducks swarm it ready to be fed..... the people in these vehicles that have food are ready to feed them.

Now as Christians - do we know where we get our help from? Do we know that God has our needs?

We will go everywhere else to try to meet our needs, why not go to God.

We search from everyone advice and direction, but not from what we really need.

Psalm 121:1-8

1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

 

God knows exactly what you need - what He gives you will keep you satisfied.

Palm reader give information you think you need - God already has given you what and all the information you need or want to know.

Philippians 4:19

King James Version (KJV)

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

God gives the best bread.

Lets be like the Lake Desoto ducks - confident and know that God feeds us.

 


 New Year  ---  2013  --- New things happening


October 17, 2012

Elder Billy White

Proverbs 18:19-22

When we go through hard times we all need someone that will stand beside and be for us. We all need a “cheerleader”. During a football game the football players always look to the side lines to the cheer leaders because they are encouraging them to make that touchdown. The players can always count on them to be cheering.

Cheerleaders do more than just cheer. Cheerleaders are encouragers. During those hard times we need that encouraging word to help us along. Words that inspire and motivate. Words that move and push. Words that have positive meaning.

Nations have been destroyed because of words. You can destroy someone with words just as fast as you can uplift them.

Sometimes encouraging has different meanings and actions. Sometimes encouraging means to comfort and not speak a word. Actions can also encourage.

Psalm 126

You can do whatever you set your mind to do. Don’t let anyone say other wise. Be an encourager. Be a cheerleader.

 

 

 

 

Sept. 23, 2012


Rev. Glenn Keen


STORMS OF LIFE


We can recall the storms that Jesus endured while He was on earth.  


Matthew 26:37




Mark 4:35





When Jesus was going through his storms the disciples were sleeping.


When the disciples went through their storm Jesus was sleeping.


Both tried to wake the other.


Everyone wants someone with them as they were endure and facing a storm.  God was with both of them.



In storms we want help but we don’t want to receive it.


We want to know someone has our back.


Storms stop us from being what we are to be to God.  Don’t let storms lead you wherever it wants.  Let God lead you.


How do we handle the storms of life?


We need to weather them out.


The storm won’t stay and the storm will weaken in time.


Faith plays a big part in how you weather through storms. 

 



Rev. Glenn Keen

September 16, 2012

When we betray or do something wrong against someone else, don't make the mistake like David did and think it wont be seen by God.

God didn't like several things in the Word we can read.  Example: Sodom and Gorrorrah; Ananias with Sapphira (Acts 1:5)

And God didn't like what David did.

2 Samuel 12

King James Version (KJV)

12 And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:

But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:


God sent the prophet Nathan to give David promises.

Also notice that the rich did the poor wrong and this made God angry.

David broke commandments: do not steal; do not commit adultery; do not kill; and do not covet.

God gives us things in life - be satisfied.  David wasn't. So he made decisions that caused God to be angry.


2 Samuel 12

King James Version (KJV)


And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.


Bathsheba sinned too. God chose to kill baby that she bared.  We still have to get consequences to our actions.  Whatever happens in the dark will be brought to the light.  There is no secret from God.  HE sees all.  You can fool anyone else, but you can't fool God.

The devil likes for you to be in the dark. Can't find God in the dark. God is the light - the way, the truth, and the life.

The devil likes to sneak in the back door so you don't realize he is there.  God wants you to know He is there because Jesus die for reasons not for nothing.

God stated, "Let us make man in our own image...." .  This is a hint that we should be like Jesus/God.

We should be happy with what God gives us.

God gives us a chance to be the light.  We have to work at being the light.

Don't be afraid to be the light.  They made fun of Jesus when he was living, this world will make fun of you.

The reason why Tebow is hated in the world is because he stands for Jesus.  He is not afraid to be a light.  He has guts to stand out in this world to be a light for God.

Our actions causes us to be in the dark.

People fight to get to the top not realizing that there isn't a top.

God says, "Either you are for me or you are against me"

David had everything and still wasn't happy.

Let's take a look into our life and see that God has placed others that are around us there and placed us where we are for us to be happy.

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Rev. Billy White

July 29, 2012

Sunday AM Service

"UNCHANGEABLE"  "UNSHAKEABLE"  "UNSTOPABLE"

That is what our GOD is!!!

 

We serve a UNCHANGEABLE, UNSHAKEABLE, UNSTOPABLE GOD.  As we are serving Hime, we should have the same aspects about ourselves.

The God we serve goes before us and we ride on the coat tails of Him.

If you can't change, shake, or stop God - then nothing should be able to change, shake, or stop us.

Isaiah 40:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

40 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

The only thing in this world that doesn't change is the Word of God.

The same God He was to Moses, Abraham, and to us (you).

We change with circumstances - God doesn't.

People ask the church for answers - we can't be a changing church.

Most recently - Colorado situation; People ask "What does God think about this (Colorado situation)?

People always ask "What does God think?"

Daniel 6:25-27

King James Version (KJV)

25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.

27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

 

God is UNSHAKEABLE!!!

Daniel was unshakeable - he didn't shake from his faith.

God closed the lion's mouth - God will close the mouth of the things that try to devour you.

We are more powerful that ever at this time

 

God's voice cause seas to stop, tells the stars where and when to shine, when He breathes it causes life.  That awesomeness is what we are serving.

 

Why are we acting defeated when we are in the right place at the right time for the right purpose.

1 Kings 18:17-38

King James Version (KJV)

17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:

24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

God is UNSTOPABLE!!!!!

Couldn't stop God with the water - "UNSTOPPABLE"

As GOD is UNCHANGEABLE - let us be also; As GOD is UNSHAKEABLE - let us be also; As GOD is UNSTOPABLE - let us be also.

 

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Rev. Glenn Keen

July 22, 2012

Sunday AM Service

Ecclesiastes 11:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

11 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

We have stopped casting our bread upon the water.  We won't cast our bread because we want a promise we will receive something if we do cast.  We want to receive before we give.

We are deal beaking with God.

 

Mark 4:31-32

King James Version (KJV)

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

 

A mustard seed is one of the least of seeds, till it is sown.  The mustard seed is very small in size and greater in production.

We are afraid to plant that seed.  You have to sow your own seed.  Are you willing to give without getting back.

When one body of God is asking another body to sow into their body - that's sad.

We are individuals need to cast our bread into the water. By one member at a time God's body will produce great things

 

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Sunday June 24, 2012

 

Rev. Billy White

 

We need to be happy, because we are blessed people.

God is not a liar. His Word says if you follow Him, He will bless you.  You must delight yourself in the Lord.

I want to motivate yo to stay happy (delightful)

Psalm 37:4-5

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

 

How do you delight yourself in the Lord?

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Service. Working. Continue working and not quitting.

Word is written in your heart - it keeps you  motivated.

You getjoy by working. Doing God's Will will keep you happy.

You stay delightful by staying in Your service.

After accepting Christ you were happy, full of joy. You need to keep that joy going.

You have a purpose.  Doing your purpose will make you delightful.  You won't always be happy, but you must not quit.

Being delightful means you take each day of service and know even on the bad days. Joy comes in the morning - a thing to remember.

I'm motivating Joy Explosion today to get to work.

Even though you will deal with pain and suffering, please remember that you will have pain and suffering anyway even if you aren't doing God's purpose.

In becoming committed to serving God brings a driven motivation because we willing serve Him because He loves us.

My life means nonething unless I am serving God.

Happy doesn't mean laughter, smiles, joking - that is just a state.

Happy is knowing where I am ging and what I have in this life. Being happy in God. He will give you the desires of your heart.

Same as our children. When kids do good and right, we reward  them.  The same goes with us and God.  He wants to reward us for being good.

Be happy in our service and will be delightful to the Lord.

To motivate - just speak truth.

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Sunday May 20, 2012

Rev. Glenn Keen

"God's Will"

How many ofus think things happen for a reason in life.  How many know we can't change the outcome once it set into place. God has a plan for each of us.  In this instance Im; going to tell you a story about Apostle Paul who was captured and set to go to prison. 

Act chapter 27; chapter 28:1-6

Here is a man that at one time was the top solider doing God's work killing Christian, had a Damacus experience, turned the other way whole heartily for God and goes from the hunter to the huntee (being hunted).

Even though he was doing God's work there was still a purpose at the end of Paul's ministry.  He was sent to prison but it didn't stop him from still serving God.  In the midst of the storm and troubles God still had a purpose. He still had a plan.

We go through things in life that we don't understand why they happen, but the reason they happen is God's will. You suffer to make you stronger.

God's will was for Paul to get to Rome someway and somehow no matter what got in the way God had a plan.

Some many are telling us what you aren't - when we should be telling them who we are.

During this storm Paul continued to tell the guard thathe would make it to Rom because the angel told him so.  The others on the boat needed faith.  We go through things to show others what faith is.

 

 

When the boat crushed and they ended up on the island. Who Paul was was shown.  While gathering material for the fire Paul was biten by a viper. Those around saw it and faith grew within them when Paul shook the viper loose and lived.

Paul made it to Rome and was in prison but still Paul stayed faithful with things to do. He wrote letters to the churches and Timothy which are still  used in our lives today.

Even though Paul and us don't want to go through unpleasant things and troubles, we have to remember that all good things work toether for those who love the Lord.  Love the Lord as much as Paul did and serve Him through it.  Stay in God's will.

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Sunday May 13, 2012

Always With Me.

 

 

M-O-T-H-E-R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.

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Sunday May 6, 2012

Rev. Billy White

 

Encouragement directly to the Saints of Joy Explosion Ministries

"Don't quit your bass is out there"

Luke 11:5-8

Don't quit when you get discouraged or frustrated. It's easy when you are frustrated to say - "No I don't want to do .....". This is giving up.

Churches are quiting due to part of the ecomony pressure - starting to quit God.

One of our mottos: We Believed; We Endured; We Accomplished"

Let's look at "We Endured" - let's add "ing" to make "Enduring"

That is what we are doing. We are tired, but we can't stop.

Just like fishing. You cast your line continually but no bite. You witness others catching different types and size of fish, but you nothing.

Luke 11:8 - Importunity means assistance

Because of the persistence - he will get more than 3 loaves

We can make any excuse to quit.

No team heads to the game saying "We are going to lose".  They are there to win.

God has brought us this far - He wouldn't leave you/us now.

Remember the songs: "Lord, I want You to help me" and "I never would have made it without You"

I Corinthians 15:58 - "unmoveable"

"Don't quit of God. Don't give up. He didn't give up"

Before the day ended: I got my bass. I didn't give up

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Sunday April 29, 2012

 Rev. Billy White  

"Climb your tree"      sycamore tree picture   

Luke 19:10

       

When it comes to God, let nothing stand in your way.

Everyone remembers the story of the woman pressing thur the crowd.  She didn't let anyone or anything get in her way from her healing. 

Press means to continuing move forward.

If you have to climb a tree to get to God, then climb it. Zaccheus did. Zaccheus's status in body was small, but he held a high position in the city as head tax collector.  He was very important in the city. Even though he had everything, he still needed Jesus. He needed to see Him.

Zaccheus climbed a sycomore tree. Some facts about sycomore trees - can grow to 167 feet high; bark is nasty because it one of the only trees that grow from the outside not inside like other trees, so that makes the bark sticky feeling.

Life problems can be sticky.

It don't matter how sticky, nasty that tree is, use it to get to God.

The faith of Zaccheus caused Jesus to look up. God will see you wherever you are as long as you are trying to see Him. The story continues to say that Zaccheus's whole family was saved.

Zaccheua wouldn't let anything get in his way.  He want a clear view from the choas. Lift high above the choas to see God. Why don't we want to climb the tree? Zaccheus was pampered. He had nice clothes, he took care of his skin, and he didn't do hard labor.

I encourage you today. Climb the tree!!

Keep running the race - We are going to press.

We are climbing our sycomore tree.

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April 22, 2012

Rev. Glenn Keen

"Troubles of Life"

Psalm 32:7;34:6-7, 11-17

Few things (steps) in life's troubles:

In today's times trouble seems to surround us on everyside of life, from a failing economy, failing relationships and failing health but in all of this turmoil God is still right there to fulfill his promise and thiat is to rescue all of us from this.

But in order to have God in middle of our troubles we have to have Him in our hearts.

We find ourselves kicking and screaming and begging him to help us face our problems and save us from them, whenhe says He will honor those who honor Him, and by honoring Him we can go to the Lord and it tells us how to deal with our everyday life. He say he will rescue us.

Then the Word says to call on Him, acknowledge that He exists.  See it took me 40 years to mess up my life but I wasnt God to fix it in a couple of Sundays.  We can't just put Him in our lives when we're in trouble we have to have Him when we're on top also.

We have to have a relationship and in order to know Him on a personal note.

The next thing we don't fear God anymore we're not afraid, but the Word tells us to be afraid to fear Him, don't speak lies and evil on our fellow peers, turn from wicked ways and do good.

If you want God to be God in your trouble, let Him be God in your heart.

 

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Sunday March 25,2012

Rev. Glenn Keen

"Where's your Fire?"           

Malachi 3:1-5; Matthew 3:11-12

This Word is a promise from God.  What does fire do? Fire cleanses everything. Think of a farmer and how he burns his fields before planting. The reason for this is to burn the bad out and replace it with nutrients that will help the crop being planted next. 

John the Baptist stated: "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire"

The Spirit is to lead, guide, teach and comfort you.  Fire is to purify and nuture our souls to become closer to God. Certain things put your flame height down - hurts, disappointments, worries, stress, etc. When a fire gets low the smoke comes to ground level. This smoke will fog our vision where we can't see where we are going or what is ahead of us.  A roaring fire has smoke that lifts to the sky and clears the ground level which helps with the light that the flame gives to us will result in clear and sound visions see everything happening around us.  A roaring fire is God's desire for us.

Matthew 3:12: "Whose fan is in His hand...."

When your fire gets low, you need to work that fire to cause the flame to become roaring again. John the Baptist said the One to come will have a fan in His hand.  Fanning your fire will cause your flame to grow. We blow on a nature fire to get it going again. Think the same breath that God gives us life is the same breath/fan to keep our fire roaring and strong.

Matthew 3:12: "and thouroughly purge his floor and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable."

God will separated out His own. He will blow on our fire and we must continue through prayer, studying His Word, praise, worship, fellowship, and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives to keep our fires roaring for Him.

Again, "Where is your Fire?"

Lets stoke it, allow God to fan/blow on it, and build it to roaring so we and other can have the light from it, the warmth it gives, and the smoke to show others where He is.