Last month many people around the world became what many would consider fanatics. What was the reason? The World Cup.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting spectacle in the world. Thousands of people are attracted to this event. It involves teams from different countries playing soccer. During this time many fanatics stay home from work to watch their country play a game on television. The games produce passion, loyalty and desire in many people including myself. For many there was joy because their team won. For others there was sadness and anger because their team lost.
At the end of the game of life, will you be a winner? This was the question that was asked by a football coach a few years ago.
( Photo: Latin America winners of the Who’s My Neighbor festival soccer tournament.)
My question for us today is the following. Do we have passion, loyalty and desire for the things of God? Do we desire to be faithful to our Lord to be a champion before His eyes? At the end of our life on this earth, will we hear this? “His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21
My desire is that you as a believer can continue to battle to win the game of life that you’re in. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12. Don’t give up! The conflicts of life will not overcome you. You belong to the team of Jesus Christ, He has never been defeated. Not even death was able to defeat Him. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Pastor Moses Rodriguez
Iglesia Hispana Evangélica
(complex of Calvary Church theater #3)
‘A Pastor Chosen by God’ is the theme of the 2-day Pastoral Installation Ceremony when Reverend Dr. K. David Johnson will be installed as pastor of the historic Third Baptist Church, 402 Pinewood Avenue.
Reverend Johnson is a retired Naval Chaplain with more than 30 years experience providing pastoral counseling and leadership around the world. His pastoral expertise includes teaching, preaching, inspiring and motivating a diverse congregation or organization, fiscal management and building an active, progressive congregation. He has received numerous awards and honors including – 1985, Outstanding Man in the Community (Oakland, CA) and ‘Who’s Who Among American College and University Students. He is a native of Berkley, CA.
On Saturday, August 2 a formal banquet will be held in the Third Baptist Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Reverend James Willis, Regional Board Member for ABC/Ohio and the Moderator for the Toledo Area American Baptist Association and Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church is the speaker.
Reverend Willis commented, ‘Dr. Johnson possesses a very humble spirit. I’m not one to take to people without careful observations. As I continue observance of Dr. Johnson, I can see the passion that he has for the love of God. I believe Dr. Johnson was selected to lead Third Baptist Church because this was a part of God’s plan for such a time as this.’
The ‘Installation Ceremony’ continues on Sunday, August 3. Reverend Geoffrey V. Guns, former president, Virginia State Baptist Convention will speak at 11 and later at 4 p.m.
Reverend Gun said, “Rev. Dr. K. David Johnson is a tremendous blessing to our congregation. He is professional and knowledgeable of the contemporary NT church and its ministries. He loves God’s people and is very spiritual. Dr. Johnson is committed and capable of building God’s Kingdom on earth.”
For more information, including purchasing banquet tickets contact – Reverend Barbie Harrison. 419.598.5633
Northwood Baptist Church is located at
566 E. Florence Ave. Northwood OH 43619
Both events will be at this location.
1. Saturday July 26, 2014 Block Party Celebration to kick off Vacation Bible School Noon – 4pm
Everything is FREE. Food, Ice Cream, Yard Games, Bounce House for the Kids, Music.
Come and join us for an afternoon of FUN & and register your child for VBS.
2. Sunday July 27 – Thursday July 31 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vacation Bible School Week
For children Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Bible stories with crafts, games, music & snacks.
Will be at Oasis Christian Fellowship on July 25 at 7 p.m. for an evening of worship and ministry.
Ben Fitzgerald is the Neighborhood Outreach Pastor from Bethel Church in Redding, California. Ben was born and raised in Australia, is the founder
of the Empowered Evangelist Network, and will be returning to northwest Ohio to share amazing testimonies of outreach and healing, equipping and
outpouring of the Holy Spirit! There will be a love offering taken.
More about Bethel
Oasis Christian Fellowship is located at 400 Enterprise Road in Wauseon, Ohio. For additional information call: 419-335-9800
This is a five part video series that we are making available to the Body of Christ. It was developed by the Pure Desire Ministry – Dr. Ted Roberts. A three minute introductory video can be found at – http://www.puredesire.org/home-english/ Continue reading
Oppression, slavery, lies, disease and injustice are part of a person who is not free, you do not walk alone and always subjected to this pattern. These are the same qualities that our country was under the rule of England, until a man who took the lead and spread to the other person who suffered this attack on their lives, inspiring them to seek freedom, and out of all this oppression receiving leading them to have independence, forming a status where they had freedom with justice, peace, and joy same treatment.
We can tell you that this story is an example of another true story that already happened long ago Avia. Yes!, A leader who stood up to bring these same qualities, but until today many men or women have not wanted to admit it. His name is Jesus.
Being one day with other people who were watching determinedly took a parchment where he remembered these words Avian already mentioned but nobody paid any attention, and said the following “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor. “Luke 4:18-19
The aim of Jesus is to bring freedom and liberty you can ask that? Freedom from sin, oppression giving, sadness and injustice. All this has already been declared for more than 2,000 years ago, this was signed and agreed with his death and resurrection, the problem that we have not wanted to accept him as our leader that leads to independence from sin. We have the opportunity to enjoy complete freedom in but we did not want to accept, so if you want to celebrate the Independía begins with our Lord Jesus.
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Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
There is a hunger and a thirst for the true anointed word of God in these days and the days to come. Dry religion is not going to do it, we need a mighty move of the Spirit of God in our land we need to hear, thus says the Lord. Continue reading
Years ago I was involved with a men’s movement called Promise Keepers as a Spanish translator in some of their conferences. Thousands of men would gather together in different stadiums across this country to lift up on high the name of Jesus Christ. John 12:32 “And I, when I am lifted up (exalted) from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” Unity was the force that brought us together. Cultural and denominational differences were put aside in those gatherings. I believe that today more than ever God wants to bring Christian people together regardless of ethnic origin, denominational background or style of worship. The common factor that must draw us together is that we believe in salvation through Christ alone and we have made Him the Lord of our lives. John 13:35 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
One of the most notable events that Promise Keepers ever had, happened on October 4, 1997. Thousands of men along with myself had traveled through the night to attend the Stand in the Gap Sacred Assembly in open air at the National Mall in Washington D.C. It was an awesome sight as close to a million men showed up on that day to experience the blessings that God imparted over those that were there as brothers in total unity.
I have been involved in the Who’s My Neighbor Festival since its beginning and I fully support what this festival is trying to accomplish. The passion by Syd and Liz Doyle to make people from other countries who have immigrated to the USA feel welcomed, is something I truly admire. As a citizen of this country, I truly welcome this. My parents immigrated from Mexico many years ago and I would have to say that the Rodriguez family has benefitted by living in a country that allows us the freedom to worship God as one desires, whether it’s in Spanish or English or any other language. My prayer is that the diversity of cultures that we find in this country will unite us to learn from each other and to serve one another. It must not be a means of dividing us. As Christians and as a nation we must not allow this to happen. Psalms 133:1,3 ” How good and
pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.”
It’s important to understand that everyone, no matter from what culture they may be from is a creation of God. As believers we have a great opportunity to show them that they can become something more. Children of God. John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Pastor Moses Rodriguez
Iglesia Hispana Evangélica
1360 Conant St. Maumee OH 43537
(Calvary Church complex theater # 3)
419- 893-2171 or email@example.com
United Church of God is inviting the Community to come and worship with us at our Initial
Service at our new location 701 Phillips Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43612.
This worship service will take place on July 13, 2014 at 10:00 am
Rev. Dewayne Braxton, Senior Pastor
Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to another beautiful day in the neighborhood. And it’s beautiful because you’re my neighbor and you’re part of it.
You are the Light of the World
“To the world you might just be another person, but to one person you may be the whole world.”
D. L. Moody told the story of a man crossing the Atlantic by ship. One night, as he was confined to his cabin due to seasickness, he heard the cry, “Man overboard!” He felt that there was nothing he could do to help, but he said to himself, “I can at least put my lantern in the porthole.” He struggled to his feet and hung the light so it would shine out into the darkness.
The next day he learned that the person had been rescued and had told others, “I was going down in the dark night for the last time when someone put a light in a porthole. As it shone on my hand, a sailor in a lifeboat grabbed it and pulled me in.”
God has chosen us to reach out and light up lives. No matter how small or insignificant you may feel, you are not. You are significant and important. You are the Light of the World.
Whose life will you light up this week?
Honor Similarities * Respect Differences * Celebrate Diversity