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The Pastor's Corner - 03.26.2017

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Matthew 6:28 ".....Consider the lilies of the field...."

This verse, and those that follow it are a wonderful reminder to us that the God that provides for, and takes care of the lilies of the field will even more consider us, and our goings and comings. He that clothes the lily in splendor will see that we are clothed as well.

Verse 32 tells us ".... Your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things." But we are also reminded to "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness...." If we put Him first in our lives, and with our heart, he will see to it that our needs are taken care of. The trouble some have is that their definition of "need" may vary from God's definition.

One day our granddaughter came to me with a squirt gun she picked up while we were shopping. "Pappy, I need this," she bravely said. Well, I knew she didn't need it, but because she put it so sweetly and innocently; I got it for her. Sometimes God even allows us our desires, even when they aren't necessary, simply because He loves us.

- Rollin Mitchell

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The Pastor's Corner - 03.19.2017

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Prov. 30:12 "There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness."

In this and others like it, we see the calamity of a generation that has no need of salvation. Faithful Bible preaching and the singing of an altar call song would many times end with seekers at the altar for salvation. In my childhood, it was a regular occurrence. At camp meeting, it was the same result. It seems that we have reached the generation the Proverb writer was talking about; namely a generation that has no need to be saved, because they see themselves as already good.

The gutter living drunkard, the drug addict, and the child molester; all these are sinners. But those who casually attend church when nothing else interferes... well they aren't needing salvation. They are moral and kind. They are friends of the church. They consider themselves "good." They are a cut above deep sinners. They have need of nothing. So on they go, year in and year out, in the very shadow of the church, and yet very lost. We must pray for an awakening. We must continue to preach and sing, and hope that the light of conviction will dawn upon them. This generation is a fresh challenge for the saints to be at our best.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 03.12.2017

Psalm 68:19 " Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the .god of our Salvation. Selah."

Sometimes a vehicle will be advertised as "loaded". What it means is simply this; the car has so many options on it, that they are too numerous to mention in the ad. That is the way I am feeling today. God has blessed me beyond measure, and he has loaded me with benefits that only heaven can afford.

The truth is, this verse says the Lord does this daily. Daily a fresh load of benefits backs up to the door of my soul, and the unloading begins all over again. Who is driving the truck ? The God of our Salvation. Later another truck backs up to the doors of our soul. This one is fresh mercy. Yet another arrives. It backs up to unload new grace for the day. He will keep his saints.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 03.05.2017

Zechariah 3:1 "And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him."

In this verse, we see a glimpse into the reality of the spirit world. We have an angel, a human priest, and the old Devil himself pictured. The Lord allows Zechariah a view into the unseen. We see the work of Satan, and that is to resist. He has never changed his evil work. If we could see into the spirit world during any given day, we would see him there, doing the same thing... Resisting.

During a sermon, he is seen resisting, and causing others to resist. We have seen the resisting spirit in the political left as they protest any and everything the right puts forth. It is that same dark, ugly, sinister thing that creeps into services, into homes, into every place where human hearts are.

Satan resists God and Godly enterprise. He has never changed his foreboding workings. But the Bible also says, "Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you." We can resist him; we should, and we must.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 02.26.2017

Philippians 4:6 "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God."

The first thing we see about this verse is that when we pray, we should not be anxious about anything. In other words, don't approach God as if he can't meet your need.

Sometimes when I go to a store, I feel very sure they won't have what I am looking for. Also, when I visit the doctor, I have a feeling he/she won't be able to help me.; or you may have the feeling a friend won't understand your situation. Throw all those away when you come to God in prayer.

He is able and anxious to hear you, and to help you. Don't approach him with anxious doubts. Come expecting. Come in worshipful oratory with your petitions. Come with thanksgiving. Here thanksgiving means "God grateful." This is the way we are encouraged to pray. Let's do it soon.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 02.19.2017

James 4:8 "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you..."

Getting closer to God; now that is something we should all be interested in. How do we get closer to God? We must be interested in the things He is interested in, and all the while shun the things that He would shun. We should spend more time with Him, and get to know Him better and more personally. Read His word and find out what He is all about. Do the things he would like.

The list goes on. but the promise is, if we draw nigh to Him, He will draw nigh to us! To be best friends with the God of Heaven... Wow! If the Bible says it, we believe it. So then let us strive to be close with God, and He will be close with us.

- Rollin Mitchell