April Newsletter 2018

Let us pray

In everything pray.

Father, We seek your presence that we may be made aware of power beyond ourselves. Forgive us when we forget that your ability is always available to us as we struggle in our daily walk with thee. We seek your presence, Father, because we need a strong shield against temptation, we are tempted daily by the devices of the world. Keep us we pray from compromising your truths or engaging in activity’s that are displeasing to you. We need your presence that we may find the ability and desire to be taught what is Godlike and right. We need your presence so that we might understand what is holy and sacred and eternal.

Father, we need your presence so that we might have a love for your word with all its power and insight and guidance. We need your presence so that we may be examples of Godlikeness as we walk in the community, and as we show loyalty to your kingdom, and serve you in all humility among our fellow human beings, and as we show care for your creation. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.  

Congratulations!

May the Lord grant you many more Anniversaries.

Congratulations!

Carl & Sue

On your Wedding Anniversary

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

If you would like to add a name to our Birthday list phone (845) 344-1982 Or email the pastor at denniscarolee@frontier.net

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Adriana, Cameran, Glenn Wisher, Andrew,

 Marjorie & Andrew Kummer.  

Birthdays are special because they are from

the Lord, enjoy your Birthday.

))))) A Fathers fear )))))))

Pray for our young men and woman.

 Dad! will the policeman shoot me,
When I grow up because I‘m black?  

The Church Picnic

DON’T FORGET!

The Church picnic will be held on August 18, 2018, So mark your calendar if you plan to attend.

Additional  information will be posted in the May
Newsletter, or call (845) 344-1982.

April Scripture Reading

Father, we thank you for the written word.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,

In everything give thanks; for this is

the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

(1-Thess.5:16-18).  

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

God loves a faithful servant.

Perfect attendance for

the month of March was:

Leah, Anna, & Zoey,
 Great job girls.

Also, we would like to welcome
Apromise and Alondra
Into the Sunday School Class.

Church Announcement

The Church is offering Crochet classes

on Saturdays, for information phone

(845)344-1982.

 Leave message for Sonnymarie or Dee.

Church Trip

This year the Church will be visiting,

       “The Maritime Aquarium”
      On Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Admission:
     Children age 3-12,               $14.00
     Children age 13 or older,     $20.00
     Adult Admission:                 $20.00  
     Senior Citizens                    $19.00 

Admission Price includes entrée into the Aquarium, plus, free admittance into the Imax Movie. Further information will be posted in the May Newsletter.
To visit Maritime Aquarium website, click link,
https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/

Bus Fees, courtesy
The Voice Of The Gospel Mission Church

Don’t Forget,

May 13, no Sunday School.

May 13, is Mother’s Day, there will be no
Sunday School.

Also, on May 27,  the Sunday School children

will be doing their spring flower planting so

dress appropriately. 

The soul watcher>>>>>

Am I my Brothers keeper (Gen.4:9).

What is the soul watcher?

The soul watcher is short stories written

by the  pastor to show believers and unbelievers

how Satan tries to trick them so he can use them

to advance his evil schemes.

If we take a walk back in time, we can study

the first two brothers who walk on the face of the earth.

The birth of Cain and Abel Cain and Abel were

born to the same parents. They lived in the same house;

they received the same upbringing, ate the same food,

yet, one brother struck his sibling with a rock killing

him (Gen.4:1-8). 

What turned Cain into a murder?
The Lord questioned Cain about his anger saying

to him if you do well, will you not be accepted?

And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door.

And its desire
Is for you, but you should rule over sin (Gen.4:6-7).

What influenced Cain to commit murder?
No,’ it was not anger that drove Cain to strike

his brother with a rock because the Bible says be

angry but do not sin (Eph.4:26-27). 

What made Cain the worlds first murder?
Cain became the worlds first murder because of his

inability to control his temper. The Lord said two

things to Cain concerning his wrath, 1) do well,

and you will be accepted 2) You should rule over

your desire to sin (Gen. 4:7). In the book of Ephesians,

the apostle Paul said believers and unbelievers

who can not control their anger are vulnerable to be

used by Satan (Eph.4:27).
The apostle Paul also said do not let sin reign in your

mortal body that you should obey it in its lust. And do not

present your members as instruments of unrightousness

to sin (Rom.6:12-14). Like Cain, if you suffer from uncontrolled

anger than you should pray and ask the Lord to help you rule over

your temper, and your evil thoughts. 

 

Abraham Believed God

Why should a Christian believe in an invisible God? If we step back in time, we will not only learn why Abraham Believed God, but we will also understand why we should Believe God as well. Although Abraham could not see God, The Lord could see him, not only did God see Abraham, He was also involved in Abrahams affairs. 
Remember it was God who told Abraham to get out of his country, from his family and from his father's house to a land that I will show you (Gen.12:1-4).

God’s promise to Abraham:
God said to Abraham, if you obey Me, and get out of 
your country, from your family, then I will:
(Gen.12:1-4).


1) Make you a great Nation.
2) I will bless you.
3) I will make your name great.
4) I will bless those who bless you.
5) I will curse them who curses you.

Can you imagine leaving the comfort of your home, your country, and your family with nothing in your pocket but a promise from a God you can’t even see?  

Obedience is what’s important
God promised Abraham that He would make him a great Nation, and not just any nation, but, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own special people (1-Peter 2:9-10).

A promise is like a contract
A promise is like a contract, and both parties had agreed to fulfill their part of the agreement.

God’s part of the agreement
1) To make Abraham a great nation.
2) To bless him
3) To make his name great
4) To bless those who bless Abraham
5) To curse those who curse Abraham

 

Abraham’s part of the contract:
1) To obey God’s voice
2) To get out of his country
3) To leave his family
4) To get away from his father’s house

 

Listen! 
Listen, God never told Abraham to try and make his name great, nor did the Lord say to Abraham, try to make a nation for yourself. God gave Abraham only ten percent of the contract to fulfill which was: “Obey God’s voice.”  To obey God’s voice, one must listen carefully To God’s word, and do only those things the Lord said you should do and leave the rest up to God. 

 

Stop trying to do it yourself:
As Christians, we often try our hardest to do God’s part of the contract. Example, When I, pastor Dennis, bought a new car, I prayed and asked God to provide the extra money needed to pay the monthly payments on the new vehicle. Well, shortly after I prayed, I found myself looking through the help wanted ads in hopes of finding a part-time job so I could make the car payments myself.

 

What’s the since of praying?
What’s the sense of praying and asking for God’s help if you never intended to trust Him to grant your prayer request? Instead of thanking God in advance for answering my prayer request I was to busy trying to fulfill God’s part of the agreement by trying to scrape up the funds myself, and that was right after I prayed, and asked God to provide the necessary money I needed for the monthly car payment. 

 

Are you doubled minded?
James, the brother of Jesus, said Christians like me are double-minded, and unstable in all their ways
(Read James 1:1-8).

 Is your faith weak?
I did not like the hurtful words coming out of James' mouth because his words were exposing my faith, in which now I know it was weak. However, James words were correct. One minute I was full of confidence, trusting in the scripture that said, God, will supply all your needs (Phil.4:19). And the next minute I was full of fear, doubt, and anxiety concerning God’s promise. “James said when a Christian ask anything from the Lord, let them ask in sincere faith, with no doubting”
In which I am guilty (Mark 11:23-25). 

Speak the truth in Love
The apostle Paul tells Christians to speak the truth to one another, and not harshly, but out of brotherly love for one another (Eph.4:1-32). So, out of love James was pointing out the things that make a Christians faith weak, things such as:
Fear (Matt.8:26).
 Doubt (Matt.14:31).
Worry (Matt.6:25).
Anxiety, Or, Anxious

Question?
How can a Christian fix their old conduct, or behavior, if they are not aware that their behavior is destructive
Not only to others, but to themselves as well?
(Eph.4:23-32).

Examine yourself
The apostle Paul reminds Christians to examine themselves as to whether they are in the faith
(2-13:5).  

I Thank God for James letter
I thank God for Christians like James who are not afraid
To speak the truth to his brothers and sisters. We need more men and woman in the churches like James who will tell others where their faith is lacking or falling short. At first, I was offended by James word’s when he called me a double-minded man, but I would rather have my feelings hurt if it means improving my prayer

Life, and  especially when I pray for others, I want God to respond to the peoples request that I pray for. 

A Christians responsibility  
James said if a brother or sister wanders from the truth, Or their faith falls short of the glory of God, we are to show them where their faith has fallen short.    

Our part of the contract 
Like Abraham, a Christians part of the contract is not to Fear, doubt, worry, or be anxious about anything they cannot change themselves. 
 Our part is to:
1) Pray without ceasing (Lk.18:1)
2) Have faith in God (Jn.6:28-29) 
3) Wait upon the Lord (Psalm 27:14)  

Fear is not from God
The apostle Paul reminds Christians that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2-Tim.1:7).

Abraham Believed God  
The Bible said Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness (James 2:23).

What did Abraham believe?
Abraham believed God that the Lord would keep every one of the promises He had promised Abraham.

Don’t judge God’s capabilities  
Don’t judge God’s capabilities because of your circumstances, nor, pick and choose the scriptures
You believe, or you don’t believe. If you believe Jesus is Lord, believe also that He heals, that He can supply all your needs no matter how big or small they may seem. Our part is to wait on the Lord, and not try to do or fix it ourselves.  

 

 

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