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The Pastor's Corner - 10.15.2017

Philippians 4:19 " But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

When thinking about this verse, we often think of material needs, such as a place to live, a dependable auto, food on the table, and other such things. Indeed that may be the case, but many of our truest needs are not material, but spiritual. The riches of Christ are not material things of this earth, but the unseen treasures of Heaven that meet the deepest needs of the soul, and this verse assures us that we will have everything available to us that we need to make it to Heaven! This is a wonderful promise indeed. We must avail ourselves to accept and draw on the banks of Heaven for all our heart needs. He has gone on record that He is able to afford all that we are in need of. The price has already been paid, and the account is made payable to the believer.

- Rollin Mitchell

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The Pastor's Corner - 10.15.2017

We have had a great week of Revival. The messages have been effective and timely. The singing has been anointed and inspiring. Thanks to our workers. A big thanks, also, to everyone who was faithful to attend. The Revival offering is still open, and I urge you to put something in today and mark it Revival. We want to do our best for our workers.

On Friday, we laid Sister Doris Smith to rest in Louisville, Ky. I was honored to serve as pall bearer. Bro. Dodrill and I shared the funeral remarks and service. She will be missed.

Also, this being Pastor Appreciation Month, we have been enjoying and appreciating all the beautiful cards that come daily for us. You are a great crowd, and we give our thanks.

As we enter the Fall season, let us honor God and revel in His greatness.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 10.08.2017

Psalm 85:6 "Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?"

We have read this verse many times across the years, and yet it still remains a fresh request. The Psalmist spoke often of refreshing, reviving, and rejoicing. This week we have invited workers that we know and love to minister to us. Hopefully, everyone has put everything possible on hold, so that you can pray, attend, fast, and boost the meeting. We invite you to come and be here every night at 6:50 for early prayer around the altars. We need a move of God in our midst now more than ever. Our attendance has been down for a number of weeks. We need a revival of coming back to church! Do everything possible to plan to be an every nighter. We are asking God to overwhelm us with his power and presence. Pray for our workers. Pray for the lost. Pray for our community. Pray for miracles and healings. Pray for conviction to be present. Pray that everyone will be healthy. Invite friends and family. Invite neighbors and co-workers. Let's be at our best. Come early if possible to welcome visitors.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 10.01.2017

Prov. 25:11 "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."

In this verse, we have a wonderful truth, in an easily learned verse, which we can take with us all our lives. It is a souvenir from the wisdom books of the Bible, which is a great rule to remember on your journey.

Words are powerful, and once spoken, can never be recalled. We must be on guard at all times, lest we cause hurt or pain that we will always regret. Words can hurt or heal. Which will it be? Many are those who have been wounded by unthoughtful speech. We are given the power to heal with our words. It makes us all ambassadors of goodwill.

Let us all be mindful as we unleash words

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.24.2017

Gen. 8:22 "While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, and summer and winter, day and night shall not cease."

In this verse, we see that God's order shall stay in place as He made it. We are now heading into the "harvest" phase of the seasons. Cool nights, Autumn color, crisp mornings are all a part of the Fall season. The changing of the seasons reminds us that God is in control of this world. His power and glory are seen in it all. The season changes mark a new start for everyone. It keeps us from drifting into sameness, and forces us to change. As when doing that, life takes on a new perspective.

We need a restart in our spiritual lives as well. We need to leave vacation mode and get back into spiritual harvest. It is time to restart your faithfulness to church mode. Ask God to help you make His house and what happens here a top priority. Restart your devotional life. Perhaps you need a fresh start there as well.

The final harvest will some day be taken into the barn. Are you ready?

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.10.2017

Mark 11:25a "And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: ..."

In this verse, we have an amazing and forthright command from Jesus Himself: the doctrine of forgiveness. How many people do you know who can't move ahead spiritually until they have forgiven someone? Old hurts and old grudges block spiritual progress. Verse 26 tells us if we refuse to forgive, then we can't be forgiven by God. It is impossible to be in the good graces of God while harboring an unforgiving spirit toward someone else. Hurts will happen, but our attitude of forgiveness sets the stage for victory in our own hearts.

It's time to forgive.

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.03.2017

Psalm 31:24 "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."

This week has been a week of bad news. The death of Jason Higinbotham has crushed many in our church who are family members, and also his many friends here. Urijah Lynn's family were troubled when Urijah burned his hand on Wednesday. We were all so sorry. Other families had troubling news as well in various ways. Many called in on Wednesday to report they wouldn't make it to Prayer Meeting. Several are sick. The Hobelman girls are in the Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. We are all troubled by the events in Houston, TX.

These are trying days, but we must be of good courage. He has promised to strengthen our hearts. Whatever you are facing, He is there for your help; to give you hope.

- Rollin Mitchell