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The Pastor's Corner - Rev. Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 10.16.2016

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

I Chron. 9:33 "And these are the singers... They were employed in that work day and night."

It appears that in the temple, the sacred chant of the singers never ceased, day or night. As the mercy of the Lord is forever, so must the music be going on as well. How well must we think that praise and prayer go on somewhere around the world in a non-stop chorus to the King of Kings. What a glorious and worthy occupation, to be one of the millions who make the 24-hr. a day prayer and praise chant happen. We are a part of the mighty, blood washed band that never ceases! Praise is comely. He inhabits the praises of His saints.

Join in today!

- Rollin Mitchell

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The Pastor's Corner - 10.09.2016

Prov. 11:25 "...And he that watereth shall be watered also himself."

In this verse, we find great promise and hope. When we work in the vineyard and field of the Lord, we are often called upon to water. Carrying water in the days of the Bible was a hard task, but so necessary for a good crop. It could become drudgery, if you took your eye off the goal, which was the crop.

The good news is, when we water, there is the promise that we ourselves will receive water. Our need will also be met, because it has been spoken so by God. How many times in helping others, has God met our own need? In preparing sermons to help others, I have been helped myself. We embrace this Proverb, and welcome it's prophecies.

Get out your watering can!

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 10.02.2016

John 4:6 "Jesus, therefore, being weary with his journey..."

The setting is Jacob's well. Jesus is sitting on the curb of Jacob's well. The time is about noon. Jesus is weary with his journey, and it's only noon.

Some of our days are like that as well. We too grow weary with our journey, and it's only noon. At times our weariness is overwhelming, and we know not the cause. At other times, we can put our finger on the reason, but it all remains the same. We are weary, and it's only noon.

We see the humanity of Jesus in this verse. He understands and cares. In His weariness, He confronts the woman at the well and makes a difference in her life. Many believed because of her testimony.

It may be that we, too, will do some our best work for the Lord - when we stop to rest at noon.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.25.2016

Psalm 119:126 "It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law."

In this verse, and others in this longest of the Psalms, the Psalmist lets us in on something that breaks his heart, and causes him to cry out, "LORD, it's time for thee to work!" And that thing is: "They have made void thy law." The Psalmist just can't stand the fact that God's law has been made void, and, as yet, God has done nothing about it.

Many times, in these recent days, we feel the same way. Why does God allow puny man to flaunt himself against God with no retribution? God has already set a law in motion that takes care of the situation. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." There will be a harvest to those who set aside God's law and order. God will do His will in His time.

Let us see to it that our own harvest will be a good one.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.18.2016

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Psalm 116:6. "...I was brought low, and He helped me."

In this verse, being brought low denotes feebleness, being emptied out, having become dry, or to be made thin. How many times are we made aware of our feebleness or our inability to go forward with our situation? We feel we have given out and not replenished. We need something fresh from the Lord to help us make it through. The good news is the Psalmist said, "He helped me."

He will help you through your feeble hours. When you are empty, you are a candidate to be filled. Look ahead - your Helper is on the way!

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.11.2016

Psalm 56:8 "...put thou my tears into thy bottle... Are they not in thy book?"

In this Psalm, we find the writer in a time of great anguish. In those days, the practice of collecting tears into little thin glass bottles, known as lachrymatories was common. Many of these have been found in burial sites. Of course, they are now empty, as the tears have dried up. People also collected tears in this manner to remind them of other sorrow filled days over various things in life. The psalmist is here asking God to take note of his sorrow, by collecting his many tears. In at least one place in the Word, the writer says his tears have become a fountain, which would take many large bottles to hold the tears. The thought of the desire that his tears be collected by God, and the knowledge that what has happened, is written in God's book, helps him to feel God is attentive to his situation, and an attentive God will come to his aid in pity and love.

Remember what a Band-Aid will do for a crying child. The child dries his tears, and with assurance that he is loved, goes on his way. We also need the assurance of an ever attentive God, and his attention in our hour of trouble makes everything better.

- Rollin Mitchell