MONTHLY updates

Our desire is to keep in touch with all our friends (family) at New Hope Calvary Church with a monthly newsletter and devotion from Pastor Al.

Greetings to friends and family,

Snow sheep are gathering for their annual migration south to their winter feeding grounds.  Christmas will be on us before we know it.  The annual Live Drive Through Nativity is gaining steam.  Get here quickly, we need you!  The dates are set:  December 9th and 10th .

Observing this crazy world should convince all God’s kids we’re going Home soon.  With that in mind we have much to do.  May God motivate and guide us to redeem the time and evangelize Desert Hills where He has placed us to serve.

Pray, fellowship, witness, and serve for the night is coming.

By His grace, we are in overtime.

In His Service,

Pastor Al

 

PS:  We have a ‘LETTERS TO GOD’ mailbox

in the parking lot for those who anonymously

or otherwise want to express themselves to God

for any reason.  They will be held in strict confidence

unless otherwise stated.  No stamp required!

 

 

 

Shepherd's   corner

ONLY GOD

Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed…  He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision…  Now therefore be wise O kings, be instructed you judges of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.  Psalm 2

Soon we will vote in our nation.  Sadly we are in the most divisive political era in my lifetime, but even sadder is the division it has created between brothers and sisters in the Lord.

That ought not to be.

Scripture is clear, that it is God that sets up and puts down.  He alone places rulers and authorities.  In Matthew 7, Jesus told Peter, render to Caesar his tax, lest we offend them.  In Romans 13, the Apostle Paul made it very clear that every soul is to be subject to governing authorities and all authority is appointed by God and by resisting those authorities, we bring judgment on ourselves.

I fear for those who have chosen political strife over love which does no harm and is the fulfillment of the Law.

Thinking they are wise, they are foolish doing the works of darkness which Paul list with lewdness, drunkenness, and revelry.

The Apostle Peter said, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake…  Honor all people.  Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honor the King…  Why?  For this is the will of God.

If we are putting a politician or political party or politics above a loving relationship with God’s family, we are dwelling in enemy territory.

To somehow think that man will fix what ails us is telling God, He doesn’t know what He’s doing.  God forbid.

Trust in the Lord with all you heart; lean not on your own understanding; delight yourself in Him and He will direct your path.

As with all who have gone before us our mission is the gospel of Jesus Christ.