Let us 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 as we struggle in our daily walk with thee. Lord, we seek your presence 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 activities that are displeasing to you.
We need your presence, Lord, that we might find the ability and desire to be taught what is Godlike and right.
We seek your word 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. Lord, we need your guidance that we may be an example to others as we walk in the community; as we show loyalty to your kingdom and serve you with Humility. Walk with us, Lord, as we care for your creation, we pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
OCTOBER WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Brian & Holly Barrett,
Pete & Ericka Gamella,
May God bless your special day,
and grant you many, many
more Happy Anniversaries.
If you would like to add a loved ones
name to our Anniversary list,
email the Pastor at:
The voice of the gospel mission Church has been serving the community since 1961, and specializing in weddings, Baptisms, Christenings, and funerals.
You do not have to be a Church member to take advantage of our programs. Our qualified pastors and teachers are always ready to provide spiritual ceremonies, advice, and guidance to everyone who might request such services.
For information/Questions please
Phone 845 (344) 1982,
leave a message.
We can also be reached at
Pastor Dennis, Tiasia Thompson, Shelly,
Dee-Dee, Jalessa Lewis, Jasmine Lewis,
The church website
had 748 visitors from
September 24, to October
THE STORY OF HOLLOWEEN
October 31 is the day on which all the saints and
Celtic people originally celebrated Halloween.
But now popular with the children of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The children dress up, often as witches or ghosts, and go from door to door asking for candy from the residing residence and saying "trick or treat."
The Voice of the Gospel Mission Church
will be holding their church Christmas Party
Saturday, December 18, 2021
5:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M.
AMERICAN LEGION MIDDLETOWN POST 151
185 Wawayanda Ave
Middletown NY, 10940
And you are
You do not have to be a church member
To attend the Christmas Party.
So, if you would like to fellowship with Godly people, Enjoy a delicious meal,
and have a night of fun,
please call the Church at
so your name can be added to the Christmas list.
Cathy Bradford, a member of the
Voice of the Gospel Mission Church is
Now Offering Notary Services.
Cathy can be reached at
Thank you Cathy for serving the community.
The Shoe Box Program
The shoebox program has begun at the Voice of the Gospel Mission Church. Our goal for this year is to collect twenty or more shoeboxes packed with Christmas, Goodies. The church will donate the shoeboxes to Samaritan Purse, who will distribute them to boys and girls around the world who otherwise would not have any gifts for Christmas.
The shoebox program is about more than a gift; It is about sharing the Love of Christ with young boys and girls who otherwise might not know Him,
As Christians, we are God’s stewards over His earthly children. James, the brother of Jesus, said pure and undefiled religion before God, and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world
Today, won’t you help God touch the hearts of His children by donating to a worthy cause? Jesus said, since you provided a gift for one of the least of these children, you have provided it for Me (Matt.31-40).
If you would like to participate in the shoebox program, you may do so by donating any amount to:
The Voice of the Gospel Mission Church
27 Fairfax Ave
Middletown NY 10940
Please write “shoebox Donation” on your check,
THE MANUAL-THE BIBLE
By Gene Cunningham
By using the active voice, Paul is saying that Timothy alone can supply the spiritual hunger and inner motivation he will need to be unashamed before God. Diligence is the one thing we have to add to God’s plan. No one else can give us spiritual hunger. We are responsible for choosing to be persistent, motivated, hunger for the study of the Word of God. “Handling accurately” rightly dividing the word means to cut or divided. It means to cut straight, to divide accurately, to properly fit together. Paul is saying that Timothy understands and shares some common notion of what is the right way to handle Scripture. Peter declares in 2-Peter 1:20 that there is only one accurate interpretation of any passage of Scripture, and that is the Bible’s own interpretation. Peter, too, assumes that his readers understand how to “rightly divide Scripture. The reason both these apostles make this assumption is because there were at the time--and still are today--commonly know and accepted rules for the science of Biblical interpretation.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which Is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God (1-Pet.1:22-23).
When Peter says that we have been born again from an eternal, imperishable seed of the word,
he is telling us that our salvation is just as eternal as the word. Both are unchangeable and absolutely secure. The Word is the basis of our salvation, our security, and our growth. In 1-Peter 2:2, Peter admonishes his readers to, “like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation.” “Grow” is a word that refers to the normal healthy growth of a plant that brings it to the point of being fruit. The normal Christian life is to be a life of growth. God’s plan is that believers will move from faith to faith (Rom.1:17), from infancy to maturity, from helplessness to a point at which they can say, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Phil.4:13).
There is only one way we will be able to fulfill God’s plan for our lives; by growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2-Pet.3:18). The first time He taught the multitudes, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matt.5:6). He promises blessing and satisfaction, but His promises have a condition. We have to supply spiritual hunger, inner motivation. We have to choose to look away from the distractions of the world and to the truth of he word. If we wish to grow spiritually we must develop a hunger to read God’s word.
What is suffering?
The dictionary describes the word suffering like this,
(1) Pain: Physical or psychological pain and
(2) Painful experience: an experience that is
painful or distressing.
Paul touches on the subject of suffering. And everyone who hears Paul’s message must understand what Paul means by suffering for Christ (1-Peter 4:13).
New converts or the unlearned believer will believe as Christians, they must suffer pain and affliction, and this is just not true. Jesus said I have come that you may have life and that you may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). God wants you to live an abundant life. The Lord gives you the power to get wealth, and God tells you that in His word (Deut.8:18).
“Lets look at Paul’s message”
Come on! Get your Bible out, and look at
(1-Peter 4:15-17). Paul gives us an example of suffering for the wrong reasons. Paul said, do not suffer as a murder, a thief, an evildoer, or a busybody in other people’s matters. Some Christians suffer because they lack self-control, they cannot control their wants and desires.
Paul said, if you must suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God in this matter. (Matt.5:12), (Heb.10:36).
How should Christians suffer?
James said to take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience (James 5:10) (Matt.5:12) (Heb.10:36). How did these prophets suffer? The prophets of old suffered doing the will of God.
Why did Paul suffer?
Jesus said Paul is a chosen vessel of His to bear His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel (Acts 9:1-43), (Eph.3:7), (Acts 20:23), (2-Cor.4:11). Paul suffered to win souls for Christ (read 1-Cor.9:19-22).
Paul suffered establishing the Churches of Christ. Paul suffered that the word of God may be preached (Col.1:24), (1-Peter 5:10), (1-Peter 2:19-20),
(2-Corth.1:5-6), (1-Peter 3:17), (1-Peter 4:12-19).
Jesus said, if anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me (Matthew 16:2426).
Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. suffered righting a wrong. His suffering was related to a nation that was walking in injustices. Everyone was not free, in a free America. Again Paul gives us three reasons why a Christian should suffer.
(1) Suffer for righteousness sake.
(2) Suffer doing the will of God.
(3) Suffer to save souls for Christ.
Please read the following scriptures
(1-Peter 3:14,17). (Col.1:24,25).
I pray that your suffering is caused by doing the will of God, otherwise your suffering is in vain.
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