Sunday, September 30, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon -- Peace

"He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me." (Psalm 55:18 NKJV) Everyday we go through many trial and tribulations of various kinds and degrees, in additions to joys. God never promised us that life would be easy, only that He would be there with us to help us through both the good and the bad. Not only does God help us through everything, but He also redeems us and gives us victory over the bad times in life if we allow Him. No matter how much we feel, and have, going against us, beating us and weighing us down, God WILL get us through it AND He will make us VICTORIOUS over it!! "The LORD will give strength to His people;...But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." (Psalms 29:11; 37:11 NKJV) What an amazing and gracious gift this is! Praise God!! Love, Beau

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon

"For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;" (Luke 9:24; Galatians 2:20a NKJV) Have you truly given your life to Christ? It's just not enough to say I believe in God, repent, and be baptized. That is just the first steps in truly giving your life to Christ. Once you turn you truly give your life to Christ, then you totally strip away who you are, or were, as a person, and let God totally take over you and your life. You completely and totally lose yourself and yield yourself to God, so that He may work within and through you. You become His vessel of good works, and at the same time God is reshaping and molding you into all that He knows you can be. Until you completely lose your life and yield it to God, then you have not yet totally given your life to Him. If this is what you truly desire, then take a moment now and pray, "God I believe in You and I completely trust in You. I give my life completely to you to do Your will. It is no longer I that lives, but You that lives and works through me. Use me, mold me. In Christ's name, I pray. Amen." Love, Beau

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon - Prayer

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; pray without ceasing,” (Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV) No matter what your faith, prayer is a central part of it. And, it should be a central part of your daily life as well, not a “whenever I feel like, the mood strikes me, or I can fit it into my schedule,” thing. Prayer is a direct reflection of one’s spiritual life and relationship with God. Not only that, prayer changes things…not just other people and circumstances and things…but the one praying as well. If there’s something you’re thinking about, deciding about, worrying about, or just wondering about, how about praying to God about it instead. Nothing is too small or unimportant. God hears ALL your prayers! And, it doen’t have to be a formal prayer…just having a normal conversation with God can be prayerful! So, the next time you’re deciding where and when prayer fits in your life, think about these things! Love Beau

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon - Rest in God

"The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you." (Psalm 116:6.7 NKJV) Everyone runs out of energy and fuel sometimes. Even the strongest, healthiest, most energetic hit empty from time to time. Life's demands, it's ups and downs, and even simple daily chores can drain you. One needs to take time to rest and recharge. Even farmers "rest'' their fields periodically so the earth can rebound again. When God was finished making the universe "on the seventh day HE rested." (Genesis 2:2) And you know, if God rested we ought to too! So whenever you're tired, emotionally or physically drained, discouraged, or just worn out, take note. That is when you need to turn to stop, turn to God, and rest. "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NKJV) This is God's promise to us! (So, take a prayer break then take a nap..naps are what cats do best!) Love, Beau

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon

"..Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning...To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die...a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; " (Psalms 30:5a; Ecclesiates 3:1b-4 NKJV) This week we have lost several of our dear friends. It has been a sad week, but at the same time there is much to be joyful about. We may weep now but God promises to turn it into joy. Another thought I would like to suggest, by a play of words, is that joy comes in the mourning as well. Joy comes in the mourning in that we know that our friends and family have gone to a better place and we will again see them some day. Joy comes in the mourning in that we know they are now with God in the palm of His hand. And, Joy comes in the mourning knowing that those who were suffering are suffering no more, and that we have each other for support. Yes, there IS a time for sorrow and breaking down, but there is joy in the morning and the mourning, and the time is coming to be joyful, laugh, dance, and build up again. Remember this in the coming days. Love, Beau