"Give it all to Him." That's the subject of the 4 sessions of Roundtables beginning this Sunday at Hosanna. The Roundtables begin at 6pm. Most of the time, we think of giving to God in terms of material or tangible things. But there are "internal things" that need to be given to Him in order to follow His will for our lives. Come and learn what they are and how you can experience peace and freedom as you "give them to Him." Scripture thought today: Isaiah 41:10. God bless you!
As I prepare this message to you, the New Orleans area, particularly here on the West Bank, is under a stalled storm system which is creating flooding and hazardous conditions. This condition reminds me again of the inability for us as creatures to control the elements of the Creator. Surely, the "earth and all that is in it" belongs to Him. Jesus spoke about the rain, the winds and the floods. He used the natural to illustrate a spiritual truth. The "wise man" (or woman) builds his/her house on the ROCK (Jesus!) and when the storms of life come, the house will stand the test. But, on the other hand, the foolish person who depends on anyone (anything) other than Jesus Christ for the answer is building a house on sand and it will fall. Friend, I hope you are trusting the Lord Jesus for your salvation today. THERE IS NO OTHER! God bless you this week!
Did you make it to church on Father's Day? I was blessed to be in the service and share a message with our congregation. We presented every dad and man present with a copy of the book----STRONG IN THE LORD. Call Hosanna's office if you did not receive a copy. We have a limited number available. Our Scripture text on Sunday was Psalm 27:1. I challenge you along with the congregation to memorize this verse. Think about it! I will be meeting with my surgeon this week---the one to whom I presented a copy of the One Year Bible. He's also the one who felt the power of prayer during my surgery. God bless you for your love and prayers!
ps. I would love your feedback during the next 25 days of our Strong in the Lord men's devotion. Feel free to write a comment or word of encouragement to share with others.
Dad, I challenge you to be in church on Father's Day. Don't wait until it's too late. Hosanna's service begins at 10:30 am. The greatest--the most powerful--the most well-rounded man who ever walked on planet earth was Jesus Christ. Come and learn more about Him. One day every one of us will have to face Him as Savior or as Judge. A wise man will make the right choice. God bless you, Dad!
Sunday was a milestone for me. Although I felt extremely weak in body, I believed it was time for me to once again step into the pulpit. The gracious and enthusiastic response of the congregation gave me added strength and confidence. As I gazed out into the audience, I was especially excited to see my nurse, Jennifer, in the service. All of us shared in Communion following the message. What a blessing to be part of God's family. And it's all because of the precious blood of Jesus! God bless you this week!
"Apart from Me, you can do nothing." Jesus made this declaration in John 15 as he taught about the vine and the branches. I am realizing more and more the truth of what Jesus said as I am going through this recovery process. What about you? Are you still trying to solve your problem in your own strength? Take it to Him! He's the Vine. Everything you need comes through Him. A branch can do nothing alone. God Bless You!
It was great to be in the service Sunday morning! Very encouraging to serve a congregation like Hosanna that does not center on one personality. To see the church move forward in my absence is a testimony to the strength and foundation of Hosanna. It is also a tribute to my family and their dedication to the Lord's work. Thank you for your continued prayers. God bless each one of you! Scripture for thought: Romans 15:13.
Thank you for visiting our website today. I am continuing my recovery time from prostate cancer surgery recently. Fortunately, the cancer was contained and the prognosis is good. God's promise to us as His children is that He is directing our steps, We do not live by chance, luck or roll of the dice. Even in this unexpected experience in my life, the Lord is working through it to touch other lives with His love. The Lord makes no mistakes! "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivereth them out of them all." (Psalm 34:19). Will you take a moment right now with me to thank the Lord for His promises, even when the path is dark and the road is rough? God bless you, friend!