The annual Valentines Party will be held February 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at New Life Church. All kids 3 years old – fifth greade are welcome. Ty and Denise will be serving Pizza, playing games and much more. Please RSVP by February 10th!
Winning Over The World
By Pastor Lew Pizzala
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:2
IF all the world is a stage than God’s people should have stage fright. The Bible calls for separation from the world. That doesn’t mean we are to separate from people. We are to be separate from the world’s system.
Moses understood that if he was to be a vessel that God could use he would have to separate himself from Egypt. Moses understood the power of refusal. He “refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” Ministry is all about “refusing” and “choosing.” Not only did Moses refuse to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he chose to suffer affliction with the people of God. What is the key to refusing the world and choosing Kingdom dynamics? Comparing rewards. God rewards and the world rewards. Which one will you refuse, and which one will you choose. Religious people wear a cross; the vessel God uses bears the cross.
Prayer:“Release within me a desire to choose a life of holiness that is characterized by a refusal of the world and a choosing of the Kingdom of God.”
| Making Time For Joy!
By Pastor Lew Pizzala
The story is told of a mother who was frantically running from store to store to finish up her Christmas shopping when she suddenly realized the little hand of her five year old son was no longer clutched in hers. In a panic she retraced her steps and found him standing with his little nose pressed flatly against a frosty window gazing at a manger scene. Hearing his mother’s hysterical call, he turned and shouted with excitement: “Look Mommy! It’s Jesus – baby Jesus in the hay.” With obvious indifference to his joy and wonder, she impatiently jerked him away saying, “We don’t have time for that!”Friend, if joy is the missing ingredient in your holiday preparation, make time for Jesus. He is the only one who can bring lasting joy!