Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"I Trust You"

How many times have we said to our friends and relatives, "Trust God" He can handle any situation you have. That is good sound advice. But, how often have we taken our own advice. We are always trying to find favor in the sight of man. We trust "man" to resolve our problems be they great or small. I have over spent on my budget, let me call a friend to bail me out! I'm trusting man. I was not paying attention in class, yea, I've got the book and can read for myself but let me call my best bud to bail me out! I'm trusting man. Proverbs 3 tells us "My child, remember my teachings and instructions and obey them completely. They will help you live a long and prosperous life. Let love and loyalty always show like a necklace, and write them in your mind. God and people will like you and consider you a success. With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow. Don't ever think that you are wise enough, but respect the LORD and stay away from evil." (CEV)

The God we serve is an awesome God and there is nothing that is too hard for HIM. Tell Him today, "I Trust YOU!"

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Something to think about

When you read Psalm 90 what do you find? It is a simple prayer of Moses, the man of God. A short 17 verses. This prayer could conceivable be prayed by me or you. As Moses ends the prayer, he simply ask God to "establish the work of our hands."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy New Year Church Street Members and Friends!

This New Year of 2011 has begun and we are alive to see it as well as to experience all that God has planned for us. Praise the Lord!

Both as individuals, families and as a church family…this year offers us new opportunities. This is a natural time for new ideas, new directions, and new approaches to old ideas. While we need to talk about where we have been and where we are, this New Year should be a launching pad for a word about what God wants us to do and where God wants us to go. While some may be more concerned about recreating the past, we must be committed to seizing today and reaching for tomorrow. What better time than today…to focus upon the possibilities of victories in the present and in the future and not merely to rehash the pain of failures in the past.

This is a time of vision, motivation, and progress. God has great things in store for us as individuals, as families and as a church. Therefore, with one accord, let’s pray and work together, with all our might, to realize God’s vision for us.

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3rd John Verse 2, NIV)

Pastor Walker

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tis The Season

Church Street Members and Friends

As another year swiftly comes to a close, I want to say "THANK YOU" for the privilege of being a co-laborer with you in God's Kingdom-building business. "THANK YOU" for your prayers, presence and participation in the life and ministry activities of this Christian household. "THANK YOU" for what you do to strengthen the inner workings of our church family and "THANK YOU" for helping us to reach out beyond the walls of the church house to be a more effective and viable witness of God's love. "THANK YOU" for your support of my pastoral leadership and "THANK YOU" for suppporting each other.

Having begun this 2010 Advent season, let us prepare our minds and hearts to focus on the real "reason for this season" that we are entering. Advent is a season that focuses: on the memory of the God who became a child and is now our Savior and Lord, on repenting prayer and reforming worship of our hearts, on reading and reflecting upon the Word of God, and on taking time to slow down in the midst of this busy season to be awakened to appreciate the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary and that yet is so wondrously present.

May this season be filled with love, joy, peace and hope. May this season find you being a holy and helpful people . . . kind, patient, generous, and loving.

Elaine and I wish you a most blessed Advent and Christ season!

We love you all!!!

Pastor Mitchell M. and Mother Elaine Walker

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Are you a teacher?

In a recent book I was reading some interesting quotes and sayings about teachers. It lead me to examine my reason for wanting to be a Bible Study Teacher. Here are some interesting pearls of wisdom to consider. "You cannot impart what you do not possess." How profound is that? In order for me to teach my students, I first must possess the knowledge of what it is that I am attempting to teach. I first have to study, digest and become my subject! Whoa! I have to turn off the television, get off the internet and sit down with my study materials. Preparation for Bible Study is about more than reading the Bible. You have to know exactly what it is the Bible is saying. So, in addition to reading the Bible, I have to research the events in the scriptures and read the reference material. Most of all I have to ask for understanding. Who do I ask for understanding? "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." (Proverbs 1:7a) Therefore, to begin that knowledge, I had to search the scriptures. I learned in James 1, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." and in chapter 3 that "The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be intreated."

So as I gather my four to seven year olds for class this evening, I will recall these PEARLS OF WISDOM and make every effort to apply the love, gentle peace and knowledge that has been imparted to me to them.



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