Encouragement Words for Your Soul, - sharing Bible verses

I hope this would be a helpful tool for many readers, to guide them and help them find salvation through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

I often sit down and reflect at my life and I have numerous reasons to thank God for what he gave me in 2012, for many great experiences, taking me through tribulation time and give me a new outlook on life matters!

So, looking back to 2012 - I had my share of all things and there were times of enjoyment and time of tribulations; what is to be appreciated is that with God's help I was able to regain focus and get before God and thank Him for all I had or didn't get in life this past year.

We might expect things to happen a certain way, but God has it planned differently!

So, be patient my friend! 
Psalm 37:7 
King James Version (KJV)
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Early in the year I had heard voices (God's voice for sure); there were clear promises and God came to have those promises come to pass; at the time, I didn't even realized that and I had trouble deciding. With some prayer the clouds gone away and I could see clear the promised fulfilled and only later I realized that the Voice's promised came to pass!

What a realization! There were little things and some more major things that happen and they were all God's promises. 

I will mention here one example. It was early Spring when I hear a voice telling me (not that I insisted on the subject or were totally over stressed with the issue) regarding things for my business, - that I will have an easy time this summer and all things will come to pass smoothly.
I didn't make much of that at the time.

A couple of months down the road I had a proposal to engage in offering someone our business place as they work place and she was supposed to learn some trade skills and gain work experience with us; the agent was asking for some chunk of hours. I committed to say YES that evening. But, then... a storm started in my mind and I was analyzing each aspect of the matter and by the end of the evening it was a more like a tornado or hurricane in my mind. I had to pray and put things to rest for the night.

Miracle! Next morning I woke up and I was very much at peace with my decision and myself!
I hired the person and my summer season was going great! Only later in the season I remember the Voice. I gave God praise and glory for all He worked in my life! That was a great experience; I like to think about it as a great learning experience and I know God had used me to be in that persons' life as well as the other way around!

What a great God we have! 

There will be many other Little Things that happen almost in the same manner. My Health was challenged and I just prayed for things and I will be relieved of bad symptoms, headaches...

Pray and speak with authority and God is there for you!

So, don't look for the perfect set up on how things should happen but let the Lord work His plan in your life the best He knows for you!

James 5:7 King James Version (KJV)

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

And keep in mind His word and promises!

Psalm 37:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 

Happy New Year everybody! Have a blessed 2013!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The little Things

Getting advise step by step!

In my daily life I like to observe God, His love and the miraculous ways He does things for us - the little things!

We needed a car or, an SUV! My husband usually does the research and we then follow the steps; most of the time it's like there is a written guide for us! Or I should say, - so very many times we are just pushing forward; go on, go into the unknown and expect things to happen! In other words this is going in faith!

Now, we found the car, but didn't know where we get the money from. Then, the car is selling from out of state - need transportation, but wait, - we would like to see the car before buying it!

So, we did not have any of these item in place! Still we were at peace, prayed and said - if this is to be ours, all these will be resolved!

After I placed the first call to the seller, it was a matter of a week before everything was resolved and we were in possession of that car. And this is one of  THE LITTLE THINGS that we experience and enjoy in our everyday life!

I'll post a link of the article on this experience once completed!

Psalm 36:5-10

King James Version (KJV)
Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: OLord, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

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Wisdom from the Spirit

Use God's Wisdom from the Spirit, He gives it freely!

Living Proof
Thanksgiving – an extra long weekend for some, but hopefully for you it is a time to stop and take account of God’s blessings in your life…and how He has carried you through life’s trials or how He has magnificently provided for you at a time when many are struggling.
A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
James 3:18
James, the brother of Jesus, wrote to Christians who were having trouble in their personal lives and in their church fellowship. There were difficult testing, temptations to sin, unhealthy competition, and stumbling in the proper use of how they spoke to each other. Sound familiar? James insists that their actions must be living proof of their spiritual maturity.

Vibrant faith adopts God’s peaceable wisdom rather than the contentious wisdom of the world. The worldly wise – motivated by selfish ambition and consumed by envy and jealousy – are arrogant, bitter and self-centered. But the maturing believer exhibits godly behavior. It is first pure, then “peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)

Let your righteous conduct sow peace. Your harvest will be not just the absence of uneasiness in this country, but an atmosphere that is positive – one of contentment as well as security.

1 Corinthians 2

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Don't have time to read it? listen to MP3 here for the entire reading 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Friday, November 9, 2012

Give Lord Praise Everyday for all things Happening in your life

"Don't be discouraged by whatever challenge you are facing, instead realize that God is teaching and preparing you for great things." - Pastor John Hagee

Act 3:6-19

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I've been given things without asking

What a GOD we have!

In the mix of life, I made a phone call and at the end of conversation I am being offered a new program where I get a low APR and lower monthly payments...

The thing is that's not why I called that place!

I did nothing to deserve this!
How wonderfully God works!

(P.S. I've been left behind - had to stay at the business and my husband went to Church; I am very inpatient to find out about the sermon's message and what God has to tell us TODAY)

Psalm 139:23-24

King James Version (KJV)
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

About Love and Life!

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 13:8  King James Version (KJV)

8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

John 15:13

King James Version (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 3:18 King James Version (KJV)

18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Psalm 63:3  
 King James Version (KJV)

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Proverbs 10:12 
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

John 15:12

King James Version (KJV)
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Mark 12:30

King James Version (KJV)
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Love your enemies

Matthew 5:43-48

King James Version (KJV)
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Romans 8:38-39

King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

in conclusion

1 John 4:7

King James Version (KJV)
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today's prayer

Read this out loud if you feel these words and the power of God in your being and in your every day life!

The Lord desires to hear the deepest desires of your heart. He’s not interested in a performance designed to impress other listeners. As you pray today, don’t filibuster the Lord. Avoid wordiness and pray with earnestness and expectation that God will change the hearts of America’s leaders. Believe, and He will answer!
Also read Mark 11:24

Psalm 63

King James Version (KJV)
63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Daily Devotional

Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
                                                                                                                       Mark 5:36

Enriching, Powerful Word of God is great food for soul; out of this text 1 verse stood out for me - verse 26
"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain." 

GOD doesn't need religious men that live a life in Vain!

James 1:1-35

King James Version (KJV)
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Feeling down and at the end of the rope?

Isaiah 40:31

King James Version (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Mark 10:26-27

King James Version (KJV)
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stay Positive and have faith

Scripture is full of people who were closer than they thought... 
  • David faced impossible odds against Goliath, but he was moments away from victory (1 Samuel 17).
  • Elijah was surrounded by 400 false prophets, but the power of God was about to be revealed for everyone to see (1 Kings 18).
  • Joseph was forgotten and left in prison, but he was just a dream away from his royal position (Genesis 39–40).

Can you imagine if David dropped his slingshot and ran? What if Elijah had backed down? What if Joseph had stopped dreaming?

They didn’t give up, and God gave them victory!

These stories reveal that it is often the darkest right before the dawn.

Perhaps today you are facing impossible odds. Maybe you feel surrounded, maybe you feel forgotten. The good news for you is that our God can act suddenly in your situation. In a moment’s notice, everything can change for the better! 

Romans 10:9

King James Version (KJV)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Why relational discipleship has become my priority

I could've not said it any better!

"Jesus calls us to do ministry His way—by making disciples. Yet in today’s performance-based culture, we think bigger is better. We put all our money and time into splashy events while ignoring relationships. We want the sensational, not the simple. We crave big meetings, bigger platforms, noisy sermons, hyped-up altar calls and instant results. It may look spectacular on opening night, but the show fades fast ... "

"Once when I was traveling in India a pastor made a tempting proposal. “If you come to our city, we will stage a big evangelistic campaign and invite thousands,” he said. “You can preach to all of them.” This man assumed I would be intrigued. After all, I could take photos of the big crowds and use them to brag later about how many people made decisions for Christ.

I didn’t accept the offer. Instead I gave the man a second option. “Let me spend three days with a small group of pastors,” I said. “Let me encourage them, and then they can go out and preach at the big meetings. They will do a much better job than I could.”

I’m not against mass evangelism. I’m not criticizing people who organize big meetings. But I’m learning that the best way to impact a large number of people is to focus on a few.

This was Jesus’ method of ministry. Most of his conversations in the Gospels were with His small group of handpicked disciples. Even when He did mass meetings, He used them to instruct the people He was mentoring. For 3.5 years He invested in His closest followers in a deeply personal way—not as an instructor but as a friend. Jesus did not mass-produce legions of followers. He hand-carved a few—and they became the pillars of the early church.

Jesus calls us to do ministry His way—by making disciples. Yet in today’s performance-based culture, we think bigger is better. We put all our money and time into splashy events while ignoring relationships. We want the sensational, not the simple. We crave big meetings, bigger platforms, noisy sermons, hyped-up altar calls and instant results. It may look spectacular on opening night, but the show fades fast.

This shallowness is killing us. Christianity in so many parts of the world is a mile wide and an inch deep because we think faith is best transmitted to people by preachers standing behind pulpits. Preaching is certainly important, but without personal discipleship leaders aren't formed and Christians don’t develop true character. If this vital relational aspect is overlooked, our faith becomes programmed, superficial and horribly fake.

I’ve changed my priorities as I have grasped this truth. I’m not as interested in flashy conferences or huge crowds as I am in making an indelible mark on people who can then disciple others. And as the Lord has shifted my paradigm, I have become more intentional about making discipleship a part of my daily life. I’ve done this by following what I call the Five “I’s” of Discipleship:

1. Identify. Jesus prayed carefully before selecting those who would travel with Him. Paul selected people like Timothy, Silas, Aquilla and Priscilla to be his ministry companions. Who are you called to disciple? God connects people in discipleship relationships.

2. Invest. Don’t look at discipleship as a program. It must flow out of love and genuine friendship. It is a precious investment of your time into a younger Christian. Paul told the Thessalonians: “We were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us” (1 Thess. 2:8, NASB).

3. Include. One of the ways I disciple young men is by taking them with me on ministry trips. I would have fewer hassles if I traveled alone, but my privacy is not that precious. In the last couple of years I’ve invited emerging leaders such as Jason, Steven, Vitaly, Khuram, Donnie, Felipe, Lyndle and Ryan to accompany me to various events. Investing in a disciple, to me, has become more exciting than preaching to a multitude!

4. Instruct. Jesus didn't lecture his disciples; He artfully wove His teaching into the events of daily life—a storm, the death of a friend or an encounter with a needy beggar. His teaching flowed out of His relationship with His companions. Discipleship does not have to happen in a classroom setting. It can happen at a doughnut shop, during a bike ride or in a car. Expect “teaching moments” to flow naturally when you are spending time with those you are mentoring.

5. Intercede. Paul told Timothy that he constantly remembered him in his prayers “night and day” (2 Tim. 1:3). The most effective discipleship occurs when the discipler invests time in prayer for those he or she is mentoring. After some of my young disciples gave me an iPad last year, I decided to return the favor by using it to help me pray for them. I now have a “visual prayer list” with photos of the people I intercede for regularly.

Floyd McClung, a former leader of Youth With a Mission who now lives in South Africa, says he wishes he had spent more of his time making disciples when he was younger. He recently wrote: “I've been blessed to do many things: books, conferences, television, etc. But that’s nothing compared to pouring into others and seeing them go for it.”

Leaders all around the world are coming to this same conclusion. They recognize that today’s fatherless generation is looking for more than the hottest music, the coolest stage lighting or the hippest techno-pastor. They just want authentic role models who will spend time with them."
Courtesy of : http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/fire-in-my-bones/32791-why-relational-discipleship-has-become-my-priority

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Northern Light

"Hello, and welcome to our church home; I hope it becomes yours as well.  I'm Jim Shipley, and am blessed to be the pastor of Northern Light Church.

When I once looked for a church home, it was very important to me to go beyond the meet-and-greet and find out more about the church:  what the pastor preaches, what the church holds as their belief system, and what I can expect to learn under the pastor's teaching.  I expect you feel the same, and this is why I have put this section together on our website.

I'd like to tell you what I love about our elegant church, which sits in a beautiful country setting.  Above all else, I love our people and the warmth in which they welcome guests.  I love that we are more like a family than a church, but still respect our visitors.  We know that some want to slip in and slip out, and others want to stay and chat over a bagel and coffee.  That's fine!  You won't feel "button-holed" as a "prospect" here.  Most importantly, we love to dig into the real meat of the Bible at "Northern Light," and that is a great deal of fun.  Lastly, but certainly not least, I love that we consider our church a spiritual hospital instead of a spiritual museum:  we are all here to non-judgmentally encourage each other to spiritual maturity.

The scriptural verse which is the impetus of our ministry is Philippians 3:10 stating in part; “That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection…”  For what more could you ask? 

The strength of our pulpit is twofold: 

First of all, I preach and teach “The Saving Death” of Jesus Christ.  That is, that the Lord Jesus accomplished his death on the cross by offering His sinless blood (Acts 20:28) shed for the redemption of mankind.  His vicarious death assures that everyone’s past can be forgiven, and their future in heaven secured.  That is His “Saving Death.”  And “…whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  (Rom 10:13) 

Secondly, I preach and teach, “The Saving Life” of Jesus Christ, in that “…he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:4)  With the “Saving Death of Christ” securing forgiveness of your past and heaven for your future, the hand-in-glove teaching of the “Saving Life of Christ,” equips you to experience now, in this life, the life of the risen Lord Jesus in the person of His indwelling Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:10; I Thess. 5:10) --- That is truly “good news!” 

If I were to know about a prospective church what you’ve just been told about “Northern Light,” I would determine to get there as soon as I could.    I personally need reality, not religion in my life.  I need and want that personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that the Scriptures promise, and I trust you do too! (I John 5:10-13; I Thessalonians 5:10)  

As for more of what we believe, consider the following: 

1.  We believe the scripture which says that “in Adam all die (because of sin), even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (I Corinthians 15:22) 

2.  We believe that both to “see” and “enter” into the internal and invisible present-tense Kingdom of God, “you must be born again.”   The scriptures teach that this is accomplished personally by receiving Christ into your life by invitation, not baptism, or any other sacramental work (John 3:5,7; Luke 17:20,21; Revelation 3:20; John 1:12; Ephesians 2:4-9).  

3.  We believe and teach that it is personally provable in your life, that “…I (Jesus) am come that (you) might have life and that (you) might have it 
more abundantly.” (John 10:10) The “abundant” life is the normal Christian life.  Are you living it?  We’ll teach you how.  It was said that “the children of Israel knew the works of God, but Moses knew His ways.” By God’s grace we will teach you “His ways” from scripture, should you so privilege us. 

4.  We believe that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is 
profitable (1) for doctrine, (2) for reproof, (3) for correction, (4) instruction in righteousness,” and that scripture has been preserved for us in the Authorized King James Bible (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 12:6-7).  At “Northern Light” you will learn everything in plain English, easy to be understood, and with the assurance that scripture will be the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. 

5.  For those of you that already understand prophetical theology, we believe and teach the Bible principles of the Pre-Tribulational rapture of the church and the Pre-Millennial return to the earth of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

6.  We are chartered as an independent Baptist church, believing that such a church most closely functions as a New Testament local church. 

I trust this brief sketch of who we are and what we believe will whet your appetite for our Bible believing fellowship.  We know the Lord Jesus has “friends” everywhere (John 15:15), but I am sure you’ll find “Northern Light” an unusually friendly church home. 

I look forward to meeting you. "

Pastor Shipley

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Psalms of David - Psalm 20:1-7

Psalm 20:1-7

King James Version (KJV)

Psalm 20

 1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
 2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
 3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
 4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
 5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
 6Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
 7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.