Loving God and loving your neighbor

Mat 22:35-40 AKJV
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Loving God and loving your neighbor are powerful virtues. Two things that we all need. Just as repentance is unto God and forgiveness is unto our neighbor. No man or woman in Christ can ever reach their full potential without these heavenly virtues.

I was thinking some time ago, if these two virtues are great commandments, could we stand before God and give an account of our love walk? I believe so.

Today, tell the Lord how much you love him, and show love and kindness to your neighbor.

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Choose life

Deu 30:19 KJ2000 I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.

Moses was profound in declaring this prophetic passage of scripture. Was he prophesying to the Messiah? I truly believe so.

Moses said:

Deu 18:15 KJ2000 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken. (hear, listen or obey)

Jesus said:

Joh 3:16 KJ2000 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 6:48 KJ2000 I am that bread of life.

Joh 11:25 KJ2000 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Joh 14:6 KJ2000 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

Joh 10:10 KJ2000… I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

True living and life comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!  Nothing in this world physical, personal or financial can give us life like Jesus Christ.

Remember everything nice in life has a price and a sacrifice. If you choose death over life,  you will surely pay the price.  Choose Christ that you may live and have eternal life!

God bless! Pastor Quinn

The Blessing of faithfulness

Mat 25:21 KJ2000 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.

In the book of Matthew chapter 25, Jesus gives us a profound parable on the blessing of faithfulness.

In this story a businessman commits talents and responsibilities to three men. He then goes on a journey. When he returns, he asks them to account for their stewardship. Two out of three are commended for their faithfulness. One is rebuked for his lack of faithfulness.

In other words what did you do with what I committed to you? Did you take care of my goods? Where you responsible? What was your attitude toward what was committed to your charge?

People of God, Jesus is giving us a kingdom principle that will change your life in everything you do.

Whether on your job, in church, paying your bills, a relationship, or a ministry. You will reap what you sow in regards to bring faithful.

Greater areas of responsibility are always committed to faithful men and women who go the extra mile.

It’s amazing that many people ignore this Kingdom concept. But Jesus told two of the servants the following :

Mat 25:21 KJ2000 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.

Jesus also confirms it in Luke 16:

Luke 16:10 KJ2000 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

The text tells us that men and women who are faithful in little things, will be faithful in many things.

This is a Kingdom key to promotion in Christ and even on your job! Your talent, knowledge, skills, and know how will only take you so far. Faithfulness will open greater doors of opportunity!

The key factor that separates the mediocre from the excellent is faithfulness. The key factor that separates the best from the good is faithfulness.

The Apostle Paul even said in 1 Cor 4:2 KJ2000, Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

In other words, the requirement for stewards or one who manages the resources of another is to be faithful, consistent, steadfast, and about your business.

When you are unfaithful, you disqualify yourself from the blessing that comes from being faithful. Today, think about ways in which you can be faithful in your service to God!

Because when you do, you will reap a great blessing! So the question today is, “Are you faithful?” God bless!

Pastor Quinn

Strong in Christ

2 Cor 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Sometimes we go through things in life through trials, tribulations, tests, troubles and tragedies, and we pray diligently to the Lord for help.

Many times those prayers are answered and we praise and bless God for his healing grace! But sometimes when the healing doesn’t manifest as we desire, what do we do?

Well, according to scripture, God gives us the grace and strength to get through it!

The Apostle Paul shares with us that he prayed to the Lord three times that whatever was troubling or ailing him might depart from him. God told him, ” My grace is sufficient for you.”

In other words, I’m not going to heal or deliver you from it, but I’ll give you the grace to get through it. These are truly powerful words indeed!

Then the Lord told him, “My strength is made perfect in weakness!” Isn’t that powerful! In a time when we know that the power of the Holy Ghost can enable us to do the impossible, God said my strength is made perfect in weakness!

Do we really believe that? Paul did! Paul said, if that’s true, then I’m gonna boast in my weakness that the power of Christ will rest upon me.

In other words, through my weakness, humility, surrender and faith in God, The power of Christ will rest upon me. It’s amazing that people today think that because we are meek, we are weak! Christ was meek and weak at the cross, but had all power in his hand!

He then goes on to say in verse 10, “Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

Paul said, “I’m not gonna boast in my strengths, I’m gonna boast in my weaknesses in Christ, for when I am weak, then I am strong in Christ! Hallelujah!

Did you hear that? It’s not so much about what you can achieve, or what you can do in your own strength, but what Christ can do through you in your weakness!

People of God, Be encouraged and know that you can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength. It may be trial, tribulation, test or trouble. A vision, a dream, goal, or aspiration.

Regardless of what it is, the strength of God through Christ is able to make all grace abound toward you!

Be blessed, Pastor Quinn