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Impact On Purpose

Pastor Michael Ruth 9-3-17, notes

Jesus made a huge impact, He changed the world.

Every person he touched then touched other people.

So should our lives impact others.  In fact, our lives do impact others whether we want to or not. The question is, how is your life impacting others?

The Word is our road map that tells us what to do. Josh 1:7 tells us:

Be strong and courageous, Be careful to obey the law, God is with you wherever you go.

People will let you down but you can count on God.

God’s promises are available to all, but we have to do our part.  People want the promises of God without doing their part.  The enemy is stealing the promises of God from people by convincing them not to do their part.  The Word is clear on what we are to do in each circumstance.

People are watching you. Get into His Word and let Him work through you.

IICor 12: 9-10 says My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness. Your weakness doesn’t matter.  We are not doing God’s will in our own strength.

Make an impact on purpose and do it through God’s strength.

“What is my purpose?” 

Don’t confuse purpose with task.  Some see their job as their purpose.

YOUR PUPOSE IS TO IMPACT PEOPLE.  BE A LIGHT IN THE WORLD.

If you think your task (ex. Job) is your pupose, what happens when your task is accomplished?

Everyone wants to impact the people around them.  How do we do that?

Humble yourself.  God, I give you my life 100%. Romans 4:11 Accept that God created all things. People want to focus on man. 

Proverbs 3:6  Ask God in all your ways. He will do it! He will,not us.  He makes straight your path.

We do our part and God does His.

Ps 57:2 …God most High who fulfills HIS purpose for me..  We want to do things our way but we need to do things God’s way. HUMBLY come to God. His plans are greater than your plans. One person being changed for God can change the world, can change a whole generation.

We don’t need to tell people what is wrong with them. Yes, there may be a time when with God’s leading we are to confront, but mostly we are to be the

Light of the world.

Some sow, some water, but God makes it grow. I Cor 3:7 Only God gives growth

We are fellow workers.

Be a person of impact no matter what stage of life you are in.  The most fulfilling life is life with God.



Speak About Others as if you Had Your Cell Phone on and They Were Listening

How Should Christians Talk?
 
Colossians 4:6  
Let your speech be always with grace,
seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to 
answer everyone.
  Salt- basic fundamental goodness.
 
Proverbs 18:1 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
 
James 3:  1-1 
... if anyone does not stumble in wha he says,
he is a perfect man, able to bridle his whole body as well...
 
Proverbs 12:13-14  
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression
of his lips 
 
Proverbs 10-14  
Wise men store up knowledge, but with the 
mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
 
Proverbs 11:9  
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards
his soul from troubles.
 
Proverbs 64:3-4 
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrow.
 
Proverbs 11:11 
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, 
but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
 
Proverbs 10:11 
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.
But the mouth the wicked conceals violence.
 
Okay, there are lots more, but I think you get the idea.  The words
of our mouth are very important. As Joyce Meyers says, "they are
containers for power."
 
Another verse that comes to mind is this one. Luke 6:27..
But I say
unto you , love your enemies, do good do them which hate
you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which 
despitefully use you.
I looked up the meaning of bless and it means 
to speak well of.
 
I could go on and on about the words of our mouth, but instead
I want to share with you a modern day version of all of this that
the Lord gave to me today.
 
Speak about others as if you had your cell phone on and they
were listening. 
 
 Text , (email) only those things about someone
you would feel comfortable for them to read if you accidentally sent 
your text (or email ) about them, directly to them.
 
If you have ever texted a text to the wrong person or left your
phone on and were talking about the person on the other end,
you know exactly what I mean.
 
But isn't that the way we should always speak?  In a way 
that we would never have anything to be ashamed of no matter
who is listening to or reading our words.


Christians United for Israel

Christians United for Israel  CUFI
Pastor Lyndon Allen
 
Have you entered the Kingdom?
Do you see the Kingdom?
 
John came saying,"Repent ,the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
Then Jesus said,"Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
 
Repent from two words. Meta-To change.  Noya-thinking.
Repent means to Change Your Thinking, Change your mind.
Kingdom means Government.  God's government is here.
We are in His government and Jesus is our King.
 
In this government there is an Economic Plan,  a Family Plan,
a Medical Plan.
 
Jesus is the King of this kingdom.  God's government is for planet 
Earth. Are you part of this kingdom?  The Bible is the constitution.
 
We must let go of the world's way of doing things and do things
God's way.
 
Healing is God's medical plan. We need a body to be in this 
kingdom. He wants us here on Earth to function with His 
authority, power and influence.
 
Earth is a gift from God.  He is coming back. Jesus is coming
back to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of the Kingdom of
God.
 
Everything happened in Jerusalem. 
 
Do everything the Kingdom way. Don't let death come out of 
your mouth. Only let life come out of your mouth.  God doesn't
do things the way the world does it.
 
Three things important to the Kingdom.
1) Sanctity of Human Life
2) Marriage
3)Plan to redeem the planet-Kingdom endeavor


Simple Truths About Giving



Simple Truths About Giving
Pastor Phil 8-3-2017
 
Giving is an act of providing for others either for their wants or necessities.
 
Can be a response to a request or the desire to give can be generated with
no petition at all, just to bless someone else.
 
Acts 3:2  Man was laid there to ask for alms to provide for his survival.
He asked someone he believed could help him.  Peter and John told him
that they did not have silver or gold.  They wanted to help-money is not
the only answer.  There are things that money cannot buy such as, health
peace, salvation from Hell.  Money can buy a bed, but not rest.
 
1)They gave their attention to the man first to let him know that he was valuable
and loved by God. They took time to build his faith. They took time to see
his condition.
2) He was expecting to receive something from them.
    They gave their attention.
    They gave their experiences with Jesus. ( such as I have) to build
     his faith.
 
Giving is the nature of God.  Every good thing is given by God.  God is a
giver.
John 3:16  He gave His only begotten son to save the world.
 
Unregenerated man wants to be a taker.
God tells us to work so we c an give to him that needeth.
 
Giving reveals the nature of God in us to the people around us.
There is a different nature in us and our giving is a witness of that
nature,God in us.
 
People watch what we give in our time, mercy,compassion.
People are touched when we give.
God sees what we give.
Giving is reciprocal brings blessing.
Giving promotes Thankfulness.
 
Why are some people ungrateful?
1) No relationship with God.
2) Self sufficiency
3) Sense of entitlement
4) Forgetfulness
5) Haven't been taught to be grateful.


He Who Has Ears to Hear?

Pastor Gloria's message 7-16-17
Matthew 11:15  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
 
Who is he "who has ears to hear?"
 
After you are born again, God  opens your understanding to
why some things happen in our lives.  You begin to understand
that God's hand is on you.  God has forgiven you and He has 
placed you where you can teach others about Jesus.  We have 
power in our lives.  The power God has given you leaves no
place for the devil.
 
Open your ears so you can hear.  Some people, no matter what
God says, they ignore Him.  If you have deaf ears in the spiritual
realm, it means your heart is not committed.  Don't let the enemy
stop your spiritual hearing.  Jesus says, "My sheep shall know my
voice and they shall follow no other."
 
How can He open your ears if you won't listen?  First you must 
open your heart before you can hear. Until you open your heart,
He can't reveal the work of the Kingdom.
 
Be willing to listen and obey.  He is looking for a willing heart.
God will reveal things that we don't understand.
 
If you harden your heart, the enemy will steal the Word from you.
Have an ear to hear and a heart to listen.
 
 
 


Anger-Danger

From Pastor Phil's message July 13, 2017
 
Have you ever noticed danger is only one letter away from anger?!
 
We all want to live in victory.  We all want to live in peace.  And the devil wants to keep us from the blessings of God. One of his most effective strategies is to compel us to be led by our emotions instead of being led by the Spirit of God.
 
We are not always going to FEEL like doing what the Spirit leads us to do.
 
Proverbs 2: 24,25 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways and  set a snare for your soul.
We are talking here about a person characterized by anger.  They have a negative attitude, they speak down, they have a victim mentality.
 
1) Dependability- You can count on getting angry.   It is an emotion given to us by
God.  Even God had righteous anger. Our anger, however, is not always righteous.
 
) Danger- With anger comes danger. What we do when we get angry can be destructive if it is uncontrolled anger.  Unresolved anger can lead to all kinds of problems. Anger not dealt with correctly stirs up strife and abounds in transgressions.  Stored up anger stirs up strife and that is a work of the flesh.
Be careful not to take on traits of an angry man.  Examples:  always has a complaint about something, argumentative, unteachable, prideful, selfish, superior.  These people have been hurt.  They don't see their part in a problem. They are always mad, shouting, cursing, threatening.  They make the situation worse. They have the habit of hurting other people.  They continually dwell on what is bad and wrong.  They are not grateful. People do not want to be around them.  They try to upset others and abound in what is wrong.  They can move from verbal to physical.  They have a spirit of vengeance and violence.
 
Anger can be used for constructive or destructive purposes. What comes out of the mouth is also seen on the face.  If you do right, you close the door of anger. Don't let the devil in your house, your family or your church.  Take control of the situation.  Control yourself.  Uncontrolled anger destroys relationships. It keeps us from the Golden Rule of treating others the way we want to be treated.  When you are angry
with someone you can still choose to treat them with RESPECT, PATIENCE and MERCY.
 
3) Spiritual Loss- Loose our witness when our anger is out of control.  Biggest loss is the loss of God's Will in our lives.
 
Find resolutions for anger.
Remember who you are and whose you are- a child of God.
Is your anger justified? Or are you believing a lie?
Keep virtue in mind, excellence of spirit.
Meekness is power under control.
Seek peaceful resolutions.
Learn the art of holding your peace.
 
Adopt the mantra.  I AM FOR PEACE.


Basic Qualification

Basic Qualification to be a true follower of Christ.  Pastor Gloria's sermon 6-18-17
Luke 14:25-6 God is not in the same category with people.
He is our Heavenly Father, even if we don't have an earthly 
father.
Who are we? And who do we represent? Do we love Him more
than anyone else?
2 Timothy 2:1 We belong to Him. Put your plans on hold and put
God first.
The question is:  Do I really want to follow Jesus? Represent Him?
Give ALL to Him?
First, we must repent of our sins and receive Christ into our hearts.
Things God requires of each of us if we truly become His disciples.
1) Is this something you want to do?  Really, really, from your heart
of love?
2) Who do you love more than anything?
3) What are you willing to give up it the Holy Spirit asked you to?
4) Can you fully trust Him? (if he asks you to do something strange 
from anything you've ever done?
Did I hear a  "Yes, Lord."?
But, remember,  God will NEVER go against His own Word. (Bible)
5) Can you serve the Lord not because of duty or obligation?
Every day of the week?
6) Will you serve the Lord no matter if it is popular?  Or if it is 
accepted by others?
7) Will you serve the Lord when you are criticized, persecuted,
misunderstood?
8)  Are you willing to walk in the ways of the Lord and let the
Holy Spirit take the lead?
9)  Are you willing to walk the Love Walk? (Remember Love NEVER
fails)
Are you ready to shout from the housetop?  YES!! COUNT ME IN!!
Now that you are ready to be a working member of the body of
Christ, it is time for a few  more scriptures, so, when you hear the
voice of God, you won't be afraid to answer. There will be a time of
preparation for what He will ask you to do, but remember, He will
never ask you to go or to do anything that He ha not already, through
the power of His Spirit, prepared Heaven to walk with you.  A good 
example of this to start with is Exodus 9:1 God said to Moses-- Go to 
Pharaoh and say to him, this is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews
says.
Exodus 9:1 Moses and Pharaoh.
Judges 7:7 Gideon and the Midianites.  Sometimes less is more! (obey
God, He already knows the outcome.)
How many of His disciples are wiling to pay the price for someone other
than themselves?
Judges 6:17, 7:23, 8:32 Corinthians 10:3-6
There are many examples in God's Word for us to read and to be encouraged
by.  Corinthians 10:7
Are you Ready?
We are in the end of the end-times.  People are in darkness. God is waiting
for all of us to take our place.  This world needs to come back to God.  We
need a heaven sent, Holy Ghost Revival.  Only the body of Christ can pray
down the Fire of heaven to this earth.
Are we ready Cathedral of the Palms?
If that is you, shout it out! Count me in!!
 
 
 
 


How Can We Please God?

Notes from Thursdy June 1, Pastor Gloria
 
How Can We Please God?
 
Are you dealing with life without God?
Without faith, it is impossible to please God.  
 
Are you complaining about everything around you?
Are you looking at the mountain? (whatever your difficulty
may be) or are you looking to God?
 
In order to please God, you may need a switch in 
your spirit. Walk with god, going forward.  Life and
death are in your own tongue. Please God with
what you say.
 
Proverbs 6:16 Read the things that God hates. Are any
of your behaviors in there?
 
Ask God "Am I pleasing to you?"
He  wants to bring you to a place of perfection in Him.
Listen to God, go and sin no more.  The ungodly will
pay for what they do. God won't sit back and let you
continue in sin.
 
With faith, we please Him.  Be spiritually minded.
Repent to please God.  Follow His plan.  If you become
condemned it is because you do it to yourself. If you
take His forgiveness lightly and keep on sinning you
condemn yourself.
 
If you have a problem that causes you to sin, God will
deliver you.  Get a clean slate with God.  Get serious with
God. you CAN get free.  Don't make provision for the
flesh.
 
He is getting ready to come back. Please GOD!
Rely on Him. Ps 147:11-He takes pleasure in those who
fear Him. 147:3-6 He heals the broken hearted and binds
up their wounds.
 
Respect God.  If you love Him, you won't want to sin.
We will be held accountable. Respect God and other
people.Fear keeps you from sinning.
 
He is mighty to save. Fear and respect him.  Learn to
hear Him. John 8:29  God is with you.  Do the things 
that are pleasing to Him. Obey God, Obey His Commandments.
You were bought with a price.  He will change your character
as you obey Him.  Become more like Him. He takes 
pleasure in uprightness. Avoid breaking God's commandments.
 
Do His will and you will become complete on every side.
Do whatever he asks you.  Sacrifice whatever God asks.
Don't hold back anything from God.  Continually thank HIm
for all He has done. Love Him with all your heart, soul and
mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.  Please God.


When You Are Going Through

I have been learning something lately and 
it is so wonderful to know that you know 
that God is teaching you something new in
Him! Giving you a new perspective on things.
I was listening to a preacher on tv and she 
said God wants to be number one in your 
life.  Okay, i knew that!  And sometimes He
doesn't deliver you immediately out of what
you are going through because He knows 
that through those circumstance you WILL
lean on Him, you WILL focus on Him, He will
be number one in your thoughts and heart.
Hmmm.
Have you ever prayed, Lord help me keep you
number one in my life?  I have and I meant
it with all my heart.  Now I'm not saying that
God makes bad things or bad circumstances
happen, not at all. BUT, I am saying that His
promise that He will make ALL things work
together for good to those who love God and
are called according to His purpose.  With that
in mind, going through the hard things in life
becomes bearable!
I know that I know that all things will work 
together for my good, God said so!  I know 
that He is in control and though circumstances
may look bad at times, He is at work.  Making
it all work for our good and helping us to keep
Him in his number one place in our hearts and
minds.
If you are in a hard place right now, get this down
in your spirit.  It's okay! God knows where I am
and He is using it all for my good and His glory.
He's using this to help me keep Him number one.
I'm not saying this will make it easy, but it will
make it doable and it will give you a rock solid
faith to stand on as you go through.


The Voice of Truth

Notes from Pastors Sermon 4-30-2017
 
Who are you following? John 8:31-34 Jesus said IF you
abide in my Word. If you hold to my teaching, you are
really my disciples. Are you  following tradition? Alot of
things lead people astray.  Everyone who practices sin
is a slave to sin. 
 
Be sober minded.  Don't turn away from listening to the
truth and wander off. 2 TImothy 4:1-5.
 
It is time to grow in the truth-grow up spiritually. 2 Tim 4:15
The truth stands firm.
 
John 14:17 Jesus is the only way to the Father.
People curse the very name that can deliver them.
 
Phil 2:21 Be careful what you do.  Money is for blessing.
 
Luke 16:14 The love of Money is the root of all evil.
Pursue God and His peace.  Go after righteousness, love.
Fight the good fight.
 
Proverbs15:9-10 The way of the wicked is an abomination-
there will be severe discipline for him who forsakes the way.
Listen to what God has to say.
 
1 Corinthians9:24-27  Run so you can win the prize.  There
is something at the end of all this.
 
Phil 3:12 walk in the truth no matter what.  Press on.
 
1 John 2:20-21Stand strong in God, endure. You are annointed
to stand. Follow the path of righteousness.
 
2 Cor 8:7 Excel in the Love of God. I don't care how ugly you are, I'm 
gonna love you!




5 Responses to “Blog”

  1. Clara says:

    Great and inspiring devotionals!

  2. Bobbe Lee says:

    I love this Thank You Jesus & Thank You COPT!!

  3. Bobbie Lee says:

    I have read all that u have sent Gail u r doing an AWESOME JOB FOR THE LORD! I love reading the blogs & devotional!!! Thank you so MUCH!!

  4. Bobbie Lee says:

    Thank You COTP!!

  5. Cindy Puebla says:

    Love reading ALL the great things you are posting. GOD is Amazing… so Loving and caring. Thanks Gail

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