Pastor Roger’s Blog 
 

10-18-20

The goodness of God, who could ever fully articulate? One of our great old hymns sings of the Great Things He Has Done, so loved He the world He gave us His Son! What a thought; far too great for most to comprehend. How could anyone love sinners so much to give their only innocent Son that the sinner could have eternal life? We believe this is a fundamental truth and is the very foundation of our faith. Without having faith in this truth, no one will ever enter into the glorious heaven He has been preparing for 2000 years for all who believe and live as His disciples. Salvation is free in receiving however, there is a cost, that is we must die to self in order to live for Him.

     When we speak of watering down His word, we mean those who teach you can have both worlds. His and this world we are now in. However, Jesus said you cannot have both, we must choose one or the other.

     Matthew 6:24 Jesus said no one can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (money). 

     Many people want His Kingdom but they don’t want God in it. We must be sold out to either Him or the world. You know what happens to those in the middle called lukewarm. The Word of God said it makes Him sick and He will vomit those out of His mouth Revelation 3:16 (the lukewarm church).

      Interesting to compare John 3:16 and Revelation 3:16. He gives all an opportunity to be saved and then tells us plainly what will happen if we do not choose Jesus’ sacrifice by coming to this sinful world. Choose life and live! 

                                                                         God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger



10-11-20

Welcome to October eleventh; only three more Sundays before the re-election of President Trump! I trust you received your voting guide in the mail. Christians must vote and vote pro-life. I do not know of any Democrat who is pro-life so that should be a help for all. None of us should be living in fear, either way, we win. We must always remember this old world will pass away, but heaven is forever!

     God is blessing our church in spite of every attack. Last Sunday we baptized five more saints in the Name of Jesus. We are continuing to work on our kid programs. I do understand Christians being cautious, but these kids need to be in church, the same as adults. Especially if they are homeschooled or on-line. Kids need to have friends outside of being locked up with a computer all day. They must have these Bible truths taught to them.

     One word God has placed in my mind this week is “faithfulness”. Faithfulness is one being full of faith; one could say that is a no brainer, however, we need the encouragement of like believers and accountability. The Bible clearly teaches we are accountable to fellow church members of His Body. None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something, just like supporting C.P.C. We took a full pick-up load of baby goods and a thousand-dollar check. Thanks to this Body. The same is true, we may not be able to save every baby, but we can save some. We all must pray this murderous low be repealed and America repents for the worst crime and sin in our history. We must seek the face of Jesus and obey His Word. Thank God for His Holy Spirit who guides all who will allow Him to lead us. 

                                                                         God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger



10-04-20

 We are entering the most beautiful season I do believe yet the enemy continues his attack upon this human race. Some folks think our archenemy only hates followers of Christ, but the Bible teaches he hates all humans because God made man in His image. Far too many have taken the wrong path in life. We all have our choices and we must choose life and live. When we submit to Jesus Christ, He promises us eternal life with Him, it is our free will and free choice to believe His word that never returns void.

     Psalm 5:1-4 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. (2) Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. (3) My voice you shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up. (4) For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, not shall evil dwell with you.

     This past weekend there was a renewed hope in the hearts of Christians in Washington DC and across America. It is heartwarming to see thousands gather to pray, yet most Sunday School classrooms are empty if the church even has Sunday School. I hear a lot of complaining about the public-school system of which we have very little input. However, we do, each and every one of us can help build these Christian classes. First of all, you must believe they are necessary; let me ask how many of us remember our Sunday School teachers of our early childhood? 

     We must keep teaching our boys and girls these Bible truths. Every person in our church can help one way or another. Nothing is too small in the eyes of God Almighty. May we stand together as we have the opportunity to help mold these precious minds to follow Jesus Christ.
                                                                        God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger                                   



9-20-20

faithful Members of Spirit Filled:

     Are you ready to help Spirit Filled Church complete the vision God clearly gave us? One thing I know for sure, the Bible teaches us this is a body ministry. No one or even a few can complete the task of spiritual unity without all on board.

    Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, but all members do not have the same function. (5) So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

     This is basic teaching even elementary if you will. Yet so many still think they are not part of the greater work. Men didn’t invent the church; Jesus birthed His church on the day of Pentecost. I don’t think He has changed His mind after giving His life for all who are willing to help complete His vision for a lost and dying world.

     As your under-shepherd I am urging each and everyone who claims Spirit Filled as their own, rise up and together we will win those who God has assigned for salvation. Our ministry is to find them and lead them through the gate of salvation, that is our assignment.

     We are praying and believing the Holy Spirit will lead us as we endeavor to develop a ministry to the lost and broken-hearted. 

     I want to encourage every department head your calling is no less than mine. If you don’t get in with real conviction, how can we expect others to follow? I believe God gave us a mandate last Sunday with a wonderful response to the altar call, something a lot of churches are not acquainted with. We must stand together and keep our priorities in order ⎯ God, family and our country.

                                                                          God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger                                                                                



9-13-20

faithful Members of Spirit Filled:

     It looks like we have rounded the curve on this life killing virus. “Praise God!” However, we must continue our prayers for our nation and the saints. The church, as you know, is under satanic attack. There really is a lying devil who wants to take you out and the entire Body of Christ. This is no time for quitting, rather it is a time for all spiritual warriors to step up and declare Jesus is Lord. 

     Once again, we are into a lot of different opportunities for each and every one of us to minister. There are no bored frontline soldiers engaged in battle. The ones who are bored and want to quit are the ones who never have felt the glory of winning. It may look like Christians are losing but when we stay in God’s Word, we know Jesus already defeated the enemy on Mt Calvary.

     If we don’t learn how to see with spiritual eyes, we never will see the unseen.

     2 Corinthians 4:18 While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

     Unbelievers will never understand this truth because they do not have spiritual eyes. Their spiritual eyes have been blinded by the devil. 

     2 Corinthians 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

     It’s not enough just to believe, even the devil believes. James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well, even the demons believe − and tremble!

     We must not only believe but act upon those beliefs; and how do we do that? Be engaged in battle, learn how to allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you accomplishing His perfect will.                                              

                                                                          God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger



8-30-20

     End of the month already? Would you say your faith has been tested this month, perhaps all of 2020? Of course, the Word of God tells us we will be tested.

     1 Peter 1:7 That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

     Many Christians have said, ‘even if I am thrown into the fiery furnace, I will not deny Jesus.’ Easy to say, difficult to put into practice. Look at what’s happening right now and ask yourself, ‘have I walked in fear?’

    Daniel 3:25 “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

     So it seems a lot of Christians are walking in fire this year. If you are one of them, then how is your walk going, can others see the Son of God with you?

     Next, to be being born-again, we need the church body that we might be encouraged in difficult days. I need the fellowship, prayer, and testimonies of other Christians. Let’s be real, the world just doesn’t get it. How can we be encouraged by unbelievers? The answer is clear, “We can’t!” Oh, we might learn some things from those who are not Spirit-led but we can never receive spiritual help from those who do not walk in the Spirit. You can’t get water out of a dry well unless you redrill it. Perhaps many need a redrilling? I, for one, want all of Christ’s Spirit He can allow me to have. The older I get, the more I realize without Him I am nothing. But the good news is, we have Him because we received Him when we confessed our sins and invited Him to be with us even in the fire. Yes, He promised to never leave us, so may we all look up and be at peace in Him. 

                                                                            God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger                                               



8-23-20

1 Kings 18:44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that He said, “There is a cloud as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So He said, “Get up, say to Ahab, ‘prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’”

     As you remember it had not rained for 3-1/2 years. Now we see Elijah the prophet praying and sending his servant out to see if any rain was on the horizon. The seventh time which is God’s time, the servant said “I see a little cloud about the size of man’s hand rising out of the sea.

     Well, with this pandemic we are in I see a little break through coming and we must prepare for the cloud burst. Our responsibility is to immediately affirm and keep on affirming. Which simply means to keep on keeping on! I know we are in some very discouraging days with the fear of sickness and the smoke from California. I believe with all my heart we are going to enjoy a great awakening. However, as you know there are always just a remnant that forges ahead. I do believe we are a remnant church and we must rise in faith and proclaim the goodness of God.

     We must continue to teach and preach the good news and remind people this is not the end for believers. The best is yet to come. We are only on the proving grounds and we will face Jesus face to face in His glory. It will be worth it all, stand your ground.

     If anyone is worn down and weary, come to these altars and let’s seek His presence together. Many people are missing out. We must have the Body of Christ in fellowship. He will lift you up and encourage your walk of faith. Remember a little cloud is rising up.

                                                                            God Bless

                                                                            Pastor   Roger                                                                           



8-16-20

faithful Members of Spirit Filled:

     Here we are in the third Sunday of a five Sunday month. Most pastors are excited for five Sundays however this has been a very difficult month and we are only halfway through.

     The Bible clearly teaches those who have a personal relationship with Jesus, it is good even in bad. But we must focus on Him not ourselves. Sometimes I think we can get our eyes off heaven when days are so difficult. We must remember the prize set before us.

     Philippians 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

     When we are in the valley of despair and being hammered, we can lose sight of our “upward call of God”. I often say, “if the devil had power to kill us, we would all be dead.” He is trying to weaken our faith, so let’s all look up and take hope, Jesus is our strength. Someone wisely said “it is hard to keep vision when someone is poking you in your eye.

     This is why we need and must have the Body of Christ. As we unite in worship and prayer, we will be strengthened. I thank God for each and every member as you all know, yes we have Jesus but we need each other, He our creator made it this way.

     We have a lot of people doing double duty and I want to thank each and everyone of you who help carry the load.  We must stand together and pray all the more.

     Every time we gather in corporate prayer, my heart is full of joy and I receive supernatural strength. No one is saying these are not hard times but we are saying we have the power of Christ’s Spirit within.   

                                                                            God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger        



8-9-20

 Welcome to August 9 2020. This month is rare 5 Sundays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Fridays. Well, that makes for long weekends. We were hoping 2020 would be a perfect year as in 20-20, however it seems just the opposite. We are under full attack, so what shall we as Christians do? Shall we retreat, give up, and let the enemy win? I think NOT! One warrior once said we are completely surrounded; this is a good time to attack!

     Well I know one thing for sure; our Lord Jesus has not left us. I really believe He is testing us to see how we will react in the end times. Yes, there are many things out of control, but we know who holds us and holds tomorrow. 

     If I, as your Pastor, ever needed this body of believers to rise up and stand together, it is now. This is no time to let the enemy divide us. Anyone can second guess every decision, that’s not difficult to do. What we must do is bind together in the Name of Jesus. You know, it’s those songs we have been singing for thirty years.

     The only way I know to overcome is by the prayer of believers, it’s all in the Bible.   

     Let’s continue to pray a covering over our church and especially our school opening next week. We are all leaders once your born into Christ’s Kingdom and no one can sit back and second guess those who are doing their best to keep these doors open.

     I pray our theology is correct as we are pre-trib. I don’t want to see what will happen to the church if we go into the tribulation. I still believe Jesus is about to rapture His bride and I pray it will be soon. In the meantime, we must remember it is His strength, not ours that keeps us in these times. 

                                                                            

God Bless,

Pastor   Roger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                           



7-26-20

  It is not difficult to write to those you love, and I love the Body of Christ, our wonderful church. No, we are not the only Body but we are a Body. One thing I know for sure, we win whether we live or die. Well we are living right now and I think we should be sure and keep our eyes on Jesus and how He redeemed us from death. What a wonderful God we serve and now we are getting a chance to stand up for His Name. We must not be defeated by what the enemy is saying through the media. One person said how can we improve; then the answer was quit watching the news. I agree yet I want to encourage everyone to stay in God’s Word and if possible, gather in these corporate prayer meetings. I know you pray at home same as you have a relationship with Jesus. However, there is power in prayer meetings with the Body of Believers. Jesus is the one who birthed His church. His bride and I for one want to do all I can to bring light in this most difficult time.

     We are in the middle of a crises but our eyes are on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Think about that, He began faith in you and I; now He must finish it, How does your faith grow? Untested faith is useless, so our faith must be tested in order to grow. It is not faith in faith but faith in Jesus Christ who is our victory. Jesus has already won the battle and what He wants out of us is to live like we believe it.

     As a born-again Christian, you must believe He defeated the devil on Mount Calvary. He rose from the dead and He is coming back for those who believe in Him. 

     We believe, we serve no matter what the cost.

                                                                            God Bless
                                                                    Pastor   Roger