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Gospel of Christ Fellowship

It is our purpose here, and in all of our gatherings, that Christ Jesus be the primary consideration.

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March 2016

2016, March 31

” Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5

God’s love is toward those who are His. He wants us to know Him, He wants us to be involved in His works, He wants us to be productive in His kingdom. When we align our wants with His wants, He will provide.  If we love Him with all of our heart, then our heart’s desires will be things of eternal value. Desires to know Him, to have greater understanding of His word and His ways, to love as He loves, to have boldness to proclaim Jesus to the world, etc. These are the things that please God and He wants to give us abundantly. Continue to ask Him for an increase in His ways and have faith in His provisions. Desire Him and He will give you your heart’s desire.

– Sister Hillary Boyd

2016, March 29

Philippians 4:11-13
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Contentment is characteristic of the Christian if we have Christ we have everything. Our desire is for fellowship with God and we would readily forsake all else to obtain it. The believer confesses this because they know who God is; that He is good.

This text, particularly verse 13 is often quoted by athletes in our day to boast in the ability to perform their craft. While God is certainly able to help in this regard the text here has nothing to do with those things. We are talks by about the ability to be content with any present circumstance either having an abundance or having nothing. Godliness with contentment is great gain. Christ empowers us to endure all things for His name and to do so with contentment and even joy. Fellowship with Him ensures this. Discontentment is an confession that the person is not satisfied with Jesus. We must wage war against all manner of lust that springs forth from the flesh. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Seek that power!

– Brother Pat Woods

2016, March 28

“In Him, you also, after listening to the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, YOU were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of Gods own possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11

Is this not good news? Yesterday we all had the resurrection of Jesus on our hearts and minds now consider the great effects and implications  of that resurrection! Because He arose we shall also on the last day! Believe until the end brethren the fullness of our redemption is coming! Because He lives we can face today and all our  tomorrows!

– Sister Kayla Olmsted

2016, March 27

Is it ever too late to proclaim the Resurrection?  NEVER!
It’s never to too late to proclaim He Arose!
The stone was rolled away….
The tomb was empty…
Leaving our hearts Full of love, our lives Full of joy, our future Full of hope. 
He did not leave us empty, but Full of His promises and one of them being, He will never leave us.
Up from the grave He arose
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes ,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Halleluyah!
Christ arose!…..
Yesterday, today & all our tomorrows, we remain thankful to God for that empty tomb.
We have reason to rejoice, Brethren!

-Sister Kasey Stokes

2016, March 26

“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (Mat 10:37-40).

As we remember Jesus’ cross, let us find grace to carry our own. Remembering that the end of the cross is not the grave but the sky. Be sober today and keep the “main thing” the main thing.
– Brother Erik Olmsted

2016, March 24

” For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

” O death, where is thy sting? O grave , where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1Corinthians 15:55-57

Payson ran into my room this morning and proclaimed with great joy, ” The sun is up, it’s a new day, God loves us.”  We also have great joy because we can say, ” The Son has risen, we have hope of a great new day, all because God loves us.” Rejoice because God made a way to take our sins away, rejoice because Jesus is the perfect way, rejoice because our sin has been handled once for all, rejoice because He reigns victoriously, rejoice because we belong to the King, rejoice because now we have hope.

” Up from the grave He arose, 
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever with His saints to reign,
He arose, He arose,
Hallelujah! Christ arose!”
( Hymn: Christ Arose by Robert Lowry)

-Sister Hillary Boyd

2016, March 23

This was part of the message Peter preached to Cornelius… “Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
-Sister Brandi Woods

2016, March 22

Acts 9:15-16
But the Lord said unto him, “Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”

God chooses men for particular tasks and it is not according to works but according to His purpose and grace. Paul stands as an example of just how rich the mercy of the Lord is. He is also an example of what the grace of God can accomplish in a man. A persecutor of the church can be made to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, have an abundance of revelations, endure much affliction and publish some of the most insightful words in history. God filled Paul with His Spirit and sent him out as the apostle to the Gentiles. According to his own words, Paul lived the rest of his life not unto himself but for Him who died for us and rose again.

He was a chosen vessel of God. Has God chosen you? Labor according to the power which God supplies and suffer well as you go.

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, March 21

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.” John 10:27-30

To say that you are in good hands is an understatement! God has placed you in Christ and no one can remove you! In Christ we have a great hedge around us that is not able to be penetrated! There is no other refuge that compares! So continue to tune your ears to hear the voice of our great shepherd and remain in the safety of the Father’s hand!
– Sister Kayla Olmsted

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