See What The Father Sees
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 The Amplified Bible
Ever since the Garden of Eden it has been satan’s aim and goal to mess up the image of God. He has always worked on man to get him to see himself in some other way than the way that God sees him. This is a major factor in issues that we have with war, lust, insecurity, divisions and competitiveness that has its source in envy and strife. Of course this is an issue in the world. However, it is also an issue in the church, the body of Christ. We must leave this realm of satanic deception and walk in the realm of the new creation. When we look at ourselves, we must see what God sees. He does not see us as insecure, low–life, insufficient and cowardly. He sees us as He made us in Christ Jesus. The key for you and I is for us to see ourselves the same way. However the Father sees Jesus is the way that he sees us. It is way past time for the members of the body of Christ to renew their minds to this. When this takes place, oh how different life will be!
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 John 4:16-19
My Heart, His Home
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” Colossians 3:16
Think of every word concerning Christ – His instructions on love, serving, giving, forgiving, healing, being anointed by the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God – and go after them, filling your heart with them like you would fill a dump truck full of gold bars. Make your heart a place for His Word to dwell in you in abundant measure.
Scripture reading: John 15:1-17
Christianity Is Not For Wimps
“Only be thou strong and very courageous…” Joshua 1:7
All throughout the Scriptures God commands His people to be strong and courageous. Never does He ever suggest that we should be cowardly and shrink back from satan or the circumstances of life. The English word “courage” has its roots in the Latin and French words for “heart.” To have heart is to face up to any challenge, adversity, problem and even the threat of disaster or death, stare it in the face and defy them; even deny the right to run one off in fear. God can encourage us to be that way because He knows Who He is on behalf of His people and He also knows what He has invested in us – Himself. He has made us more than conquerors and proclaimed to us that He, in us, is greater than the one who is in the world. He has given us His armor to wear and the Word of God to come forth from our mouths. He proclaims repeatedly that He is on our side and that He is our Helper. So, as Christians, we are to face every single adversity with courage, not run as cowards. We can do that because we know Who He is and we know who we are!
Scripture reading: Joshua 1:1-18; Psalm 118:6-17; 2 Corinthians 2:14
Dear CLCC Family and Friends,
We are very excited about our upcoming 30th anniversary celebration and we hope you are too! As a reminder, the celebration and banquet are on Saturday, September 29th from 5pm-8pm. The catered dinner will be from 7pm-8pm that evening.
We don’t want you to miss out on the fellowship, fun and food, so we have extended the RSVP and payment due date to this Wednesday, September 19th
. The Spring Creek BBQ catered dinner is $13 per person. If you haven’t already paid, you are welcome to drop it off during our Wednesday night service or through our PayPal account online. See the link here: https://bit.ly/2MPh8pz
And don’t forget to join us for a continued celebration service starting at 9:30am on Sunday, September 30th!
May God continue to bless you abundantly today!
Yours in Christ,
Pastors Nick and Germaine Wright
“Where the Love of God Abides”
5201 Davis Blvd., NRH, TX 76180
Shine Your Light For The World To See
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1
We are at a place today in which the Holy Spirit is opening our eyes to the reality of many truths in the Word of God. He is delivering us from the traditions of men and doctrines of demons. He is helping us to refine our prayer lives and become accurate in the Scriptures. Most of these things have to do with the authority that God gave to man in the Garden of Eden and especially now, the authority that has been given to the body of Christ. One of the major areas that we are seeing and that we will see more clearly as time goes on has to do with the areas of revival and outpourings of the Holy Spirit. For so many years and for so many people the thought has been that revival and outpourings will come as we pray for God to release something that He “seemingly” is holding back until we get enough prayer mustered up to where He says, “Ok, I’m releasing My Spirit.” We must realize that His Spirit has already been poured out into the earth and the responsibility for manifestations of His Spirit is now in the hands of the Church, the body of Christ. This Scripture tells us that we are to rise up and shine because our light has already come. Other Scriptures also bear this out. We are to pray in the Spirit, pray the prayer of intercession for others, binding the spirits of darkness and releasing the light of God into the lives of others, and then let our lights shine so that others will see and experience through us the glory of God. We all are a vital part of this and the time has come for us to renew our minds to these things and become accurate so that we can properly function in the light of the Bible.
Scripture reading: Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 2:13-16
Stand For The Truth, Church!
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
As the church, the Body of Christ, we must realize how important we are to God and His plan, to the world and to one another. God has invested His truth in the Church – we are It! If the world, or the universe, for that matter, is going to understand what truth is, they are going to find it out from the Body of Christ. Paul tells us in this Scripture that we are the ground, the support, the prop, the mainstay of the truth. We must see how vital it is for us, especially every Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, to search out the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit’s help so that we have the exact truth of God and represent it properly. Then, we must all get on board with the truth, guard it and protect it from error so that God is properly represented. We must all humble ourselves and search out what the Father has ordained as truth.
Scripture reading: John 7:16-18; Ephesians 3:7-11; 2 John 6-8