2017 is going to be a year of battle! We are called to go out in the battlefield and retake what the enemy has stolen from us. Following these words give for this year, Pastor Parkey speaks this week about not fighting alone!
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Today, our Senior Pastor Parkey Cobern shares a word that he has been sitting on for a while and was finally released to share. It is the story of Elijah and Elisha, and the passing of mantles from the leader to the student.
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"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (which means 'God with us')." - Isaiah 7:14
Watch and enjoy our celebration of Christ's birth during our 2016 Christmas ...
In an article in Psychology Today called, Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger, the following statistics were shared regarding children of absent fathers: *Children consistently report feeling abandoned when their fathers are not involved in their lives, struggling with their emotions and episodic bouts of self-loathing. *Fatherless children have more difficulties with social adjustment, and … Continue reading "The Need for a Father"
Today, I want to talk about changing your point of reference. Each one of us, whether we are aware of it or not have within us a point of reference from which we judge what is possible in our lives. Point of reference: our current state of faith from which we judge what is possible … Continue reading "Changing Your Point of Reference"
“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ISAIAH 43:18-19 A new year is here. I have a message … Continue reading "2017 will be different!"
As I was praying about what to share with you this week, I came across these passages. I hope that they speak to you as you go through the Holidays. “If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the … Continue reading "Word for You!"
Have you ever thought about the mystery of today? We know “today” as a finite period of time. Today is a 24 hour period of time that will end when those 24 hours are up. Today lasts until tomorrow comes – right? When tomorrow comes, it will be a different day. But, when tomorrow comes, … Continue reading "Today"
As we approach the end of another year, it is normal to look back and analyze how things went the past twelve months. You may look back and say to yourself, “This was a good year.” But, there are many who will look back upon this year and think, “I will not be sorry to … Continue reading "Finishing Strong"
I was thinking this morning of the passage in Luke 10 regarding the Good Samaritan. This story crossed my mind because of where we are on the calendar. We are in the season that is often called “the season of giving.” You may remember the story. A man goes down to Jericho and is attacked … Continue reading "Loving your neighbor"
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 We are approaching the time in our culture called Thanksgiving. Historically, it is a time in which we give thanks for the good things that are in our lives. Without Christ, … Continue reading "Why do you always give thanks?"
At the beginning of every new year, many attempt to get a word that characterizes that year – what God has in store for that specific time. I myself try to get alone with the Lord and find out what He is saying to me and to the church I pastor at the close of … Continue reading "The Sword of the Lord"
For several years, Gallup polls have painted the same picture regarding church attendance in America. Gallup polls reflect American church attendance right at 40 percent. Most of this information is gathered by talking to people and asking them about their habits. There have been further studies done recently which do not depend upon asking people … Continue reading "The Value of Being in Church"