I AM the Vine

The disciples sitting in the upper room at the last supper knew exactly what Jesus meant when He said that He was the “True Vine”! They understood the symbolism of the vine, the branches & producing fruit. They were longing for the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning “the Branch”. They were waiting for the day when Jehovah would replant His Vineyard! Join us this Sunday as we rethink this well know parable in the Gospel of John chapter 15!

Children are loved! Their craft & lesson is always inspiring!


The Triumphant Entry

Your KING is coming…!
We all have a king in our lives. Someone (or something) that reigns supreme, and governs our thoughts, motivations & actions. The Lord God, Creator of the universe wanted to be KING of the nation of Israel. However, they wanted to be like all of the other people and have a man as king. Therefore, they rejected Him & His sovereignty. God answered their prayers and appointed a man to rule over them.
In God’s providence, He has know become the mediator between God & man, the Man Christ Jesus, the KING!
In His sovereignty, God still allows each of us to determine whoever or whatever will reign in our life.
Join us tomorrow on “Palm Sunday” @ 10 am, as we understand who this “Coming KING is!


1 Cor. 13 continued… This Sunday is Daylight Saving Time – set clocks ahead 1 hour

In 1 Cor.13:4-8 the Apostle Paul lays out 16 points to help us determine what God’s love is and what His Agape love is not. Half of these characteristics help us define what this God-kind of love looks like in our lives, and half of them help us determine what this love does not look like in our relationships.
 
Join us this Sunday (3/11) as we continue to pursue this Agape Love of God and allow the Holy Spirit to mature His Love in us. As we do, God’s love will be manifest in everything that we do, everything that we say and in every relationship that we have.

This Sunday we will continue our teaching on “Love is… Love is not…” I plan on talking about how “Love is not provoked (touchy, fretful or resentful)!”

Also, this Sunday is Daylight Saving Time starts, so remember to set your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday night!!!

 


“Love is…. Love is not… (1 Corinthians 13)” Continued

 
In 1 Cor.13:4-8 the Apostle Paul lays out 16 points to help us determine what God’s love is and what His Agape love is not. Half of these characteristics help us define what this God-kind of love looks like in our lives, and half of them help us determine what this love does not look like in our relationships.
 
Join us this Sunday (3/4) as we continue to pursue this Agape Love of God and allow the Holy Spirit to mature His Love in us. As we do, God’s love will be manifest in everything that we do, everything that we say and in every relationship that we have.

“Love is…. Love is not… (1 Corinthians 13)”

We have all heard the expression, “He loves me, He loves me not…”! We can all rest assured that the LORD always, unconditionally, irrevocably loves us. The Greek word Agape is used by the writers of Scripture to convey the concept of how much God loves us. Agape is the very nature of God and is a Love that is not based on emotion, feelings, or sentiment, but solely on an act of God’s will. Agape is an unconditional love given freely to all without any thought of reciprocation, nor with any strings attached to it. It is sacrificial love personified in the Lord Jesus Christ.

As a child of God, you have this Agape love inside of you.

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 the Apostle Paul lays out 15 points to help us determine what God’s love is and what it is not. He penned this well-known portion of Scripture not to be read at weddings, but to the most problematic and immature church that he had established.

Join us this Sunday (2/18) as we allow the Holy Spirit to mature His Love in us, so that this God-kind of love will be manifest in everything that we do, everything that we say and in every relationship that we have.


Super Cup Sunday

Join us this Sunday (2/4) at 10 am as we celebrate Super Cup (Communion) Sunday.  We will see from Scripture how Jesus  partook of the Cup of God’s Wrath, so that we can enjoy the cup of His New Covenant.   All are invited and welcome to attend.  Children’s Church is also available!


Fasting for Break Through (Part II)

Fasting for Break Through (Part II)

Jesus said that sometimes in life we do not get the results that we desire unless we attack the situation through prayer & fasting. Join us this Sunday (1/28 @ 10 am) if you need a breakthrough in any area of your life or if you are praying for someone else to receive what God has for them, as we learn from Scripture what are the benefits of prayer & fasting. This is the fifth point on “Turning New Year’s Resolutions into New You Realities”! (Philippians 3:12-15).

We started the month of January with 3 nights of fasting & prayer. I invite you to join us on Mon. (1/29) through Wed. (1//31) from 6 pm until to end this month in fasting & prayer.

Abundant Life 220 Main St., Johnsonburg, NJ 07825


Focus on the Goal

Join us this Sunday (1/14 @ 10 am) as we continue to learn from Scripture how to “Turn New Year’s Resolutions into New You Realities”! Through Faith in the work of God; By Forgetting & Forgiving; Always Facing Forward; Focusing on a Goal; Fasting for a Break Through. Our text Scripture for these five points is Philippians 3:12-15. If you don’t want to be part of the 92% majority who can not fulfill their New Year’s resolutions, then this series is for you!


The Indescribable Gift

Your best Christmas present will not be found under your tree. God’s greatest gift to you is what hung on His Christmas Tree!
Join us this Sunday (12/24) for one of our Christmas Services (10 am & 5 pm). and receive God’s Christmas GIFT to you!
Abundant Life Johnsonburg, 220 Main St. Johnsonburg, NJ 07825. (We meet at the former United Methodist Church in Johnsonburg.)


The Holy Spirit’s Role in Christmas

This Sunday we will continue to look at the Trinity’s Role in Christmas. Last Sunday we saw how the Father orchestrated the entirety of human history, with all of its empires and world rulers to set the stage for the coming of His Son, our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Join us this Sunday (12/17 @ 10am) as we examine what the Angel Gabriel meant when he said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you…” Come to Church this Sunday and discover how the Holy Spirit wants to Overshadow & Empower you to do great things for the LORD! This Christmas allow Christ to be born anew in you! Receive the Word of the Lord and conceive the Father’s purposes for your life.