"The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me
Because He has annointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind.
To set at liberty those who are
To proclaim the acceptable year of
Then He closed the book, and gave it
back to the attendant and sat down. And
the eyes of all who were in the synagogue
were fixed on Him.
And He began to say to them, "Today
this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
So all bore witness to Him, and marveled
at the gracious words which proceeded
out of His mouth.... Luke 4:18-22
This is the reason I came My beloved.
Who are the poor among you?
Those who don't know Me, they wander about
crying out, but don't know what for.
Who are the broken hearted?
You see them everywhere you go. Lost and
alone, divorced or cruelly mistreated. That's
what this world does to people. It draws them in
with false promises and then spits them out.
Who are the captives?
Aren't they the ones who are captivated by this
world and all it has to offer, not hearing My
whispers to try to capture their hearts.
Who are the blind?
They have left Me and are no longer thankful.
The cares of this world have swallowed them up,
the hurts and disappointments have overrun
their minds and consumed them.
And who are the oppressed?
They are those who the enemy keeps from my call.
I call out day and night, but they are restrained.
This is why I came, into a hurting world.
I see your hurt, I see your pain, I see your very
I am the way, the truth, and the life.
You need a Savior, you need a Redeemer, a Healer,
a Comforter, You need the truth
to set you free.
All who labor and are heavy laden, aren't you
weary of laboring?
I am gentle and lowly in heart. I will give you
rest for your souls.
Come to Me.
For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
and the government will be upon His
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Is. 9:6
I came, because I love you.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Merry Christmas to you all. I pray that God blessed you greatly during the Christmas season.
Can you believe 2008 is just around the corner? Time seems to fly by so fast.
Our regular Tuesday evening Bible studies will be starting up again in January. From January until May, we will be studying the Fruits of the Spirit. This is going to be a wonderful study.
Here is the calendar for January:
January 8 - church office at 6:30 p.m. - Fruit of the Spirit study (love)
January 22 - church office at 6:30 p.m. - Fruit of the Spirit study (joy)
We will have studies ready for you beginning on December 30. Please look for these on Sunday.
Also, just a reminder, our annual spring retreat is coming in April!