Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Give Thanks for Spiritual Speed Bumps

In our go go type of life when there’s so much to do, God has as Ford motor company used to say: “A better idea”. Watch out for the speed bumps.  Especially spiritual speed bumps.imagesAt times parts of our lives challenge us. Maybe it has to with finances, or relating to others, or work issues with a boss, or a shaky marriage. If we aren’t careful we cruise through life having hurt after hurt,  repeating certain ways of thinking that tear us apart from the inside out.  What’s the answer?  Speed bumps.

Haven’t we come before a speed bump?  A speed bump is a place in a road where the pavement is built up.  If we are going fast and go over a speed bump we will probably damage the undercarriage of our vehicle. The purpose of the speed bump is to make sure you slow down so that you don’t have a bigger crisis. So it is with God and everyday life.

There are moments when God says-“Hey, I love you, slow down.” Stop and slow down in life. When certain things happen, heed God’s words “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth( Psalm 46:10).” Slow down. Possibly stop. Take a time out.  Seek the Lord’s wisdom for your challenging situation and then after going over the speed bump proceed forward with caution.

Sunday-we have what we call at Trinity a Focus Sunday-time to worship-and discuss our church’s priorities followed by a meal provided for all by the church.  See ya Sunday-Pastor John and Maureen

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Are You Hitch-Hiking The Way to Heaven?

imagesHitch-hiking is as old as time. Whether its by road, rail, sea or even air-folks who need to get some where can be very inventive.

What hitch hiking always has in common is that the hitch-hiker assumes that he or she can’t get to a destination by himself/herself.  All hitch hikers enjoy getting to their destination with the help of another who is also headed in the same direction.  Now bring heaven into the picture.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe that all human beings have one major thing in common. No human being can get to heaven by himself or herself. With no dis-respect meant to other spiritual views, I believe that only through Jesus Christ can one experience new life (what Jesus called being born-again) and enter the Kingdom of God called heaven. So are you hitch-hiking  the way to heaven?  No dis-respect meant to other spiritual views but I believe Jesus is unique in that he said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one gets to the Father, except through me (John 14:6). So we as hitch hikers can use our thumb, or a sign, and as we call out to Jesus Christ, he will so to speak pick us up and help us get the way to heaven. I respectfully believe that while all spiritual views are worthy of respect, only through Jesus Christ does one get to heaven. Friend, not all roads or spiritual views lead to heaven. If you would like more of a explanation here, I would be happy to respectfully share why only thru Christ can one get to heaven.

This coming Sunday April 26th-we continue the second in a series on “Living Three Dimensionally-Knowing the Future God has for You!”  This Sunday lets review what we know about heaven-our imageseternal destination.  Happy traveling down the road of life.  Are you hitch-hiking the way to heaven?

Sincerely- your servants for Christ-Pastor John and Maureen

Be Spiritually Hydrated!

imagesWater, water, who’s got the water? This is the question more and more are asking.  Its’ not just a business question, but its about personal self care.  Not only do the fields cry out for moisture, but we humans so often find ourselves dehydrated. All creation cries out for hydration. It’s about our well being.

Just as we must be aware of our physical hydration we also must ask ourselves are we keeping “spiritually hydrated.” Like in Jesus’ day and so today-all meet at a “watering hole” of some kind whether it be at Starbuck’s or at the village well.

Jesus says to each of us as he said to the Samaritan woman at the well-“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to cropped-jwell2eternal life (John 4:14).” O friend, yes we need physical water, but oh how we need the water of the Spirit that only Jesus Christ offers.

Tomorrow at Trinity we begin a new series of messages on what it means to “Live Three Dimensionally.”

See you tomorrow-Your servants for Christ- Pastor John and Maureen