“Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.”
2 Corinthians 4:1
There must be NO QUIT in your life! No matter how hard or difficult life becomes we need to hold on to what God has promised! Too often people give up just one day away from their moment or one prayer away from their miracle. The answer to your heart’s cry may be one second away. Don’t quit too early. Hang in there. Be strong.
God made you for so much. Your life is filled with great potential. Paul never said “we wont give up” – he declared “we never give up.” In other words, there is no quit in our past, present or potential. We will work hard and serve God with great passion. It was a declaration of faith. No matter how hard or intense it becomes we will never, ever quit!
Don’t quit on your health, job, marriage, children or your life! Your greatest days are about to be experienced if you do not quit. If you need someone to stand with you please email us and we promise to lift you up in prayer this week. You are not alone!
Be encouraged – God is for you! And if God is for you nothing can stand against you!
According to the NY State Comptrollers office New York has 12 million dollars of unclaimed money. And the United States has billions of dollars in unclaimed money. You can search online and Google “unclaimed money” – you will discover that there are properties, assets, reimbursements and inheritances that have not been claimed. There are people who have some extra funds and don’t even realize it!
But there are also Christians who live the good life instead of the better life because of the “unclaimed promises” of God. The BETTER LIFE is filled with ALL the blessings of God. Hebrews 3:14: “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.” Friend, you and I will – what does it say – share in all that belongs to Christ!
Deuteronomy 28:2 declares that “all these blessings will overtake you.” You are a child of God. That means you are an heir of the blessings of God. Don’t let God’s blessings be unclaimed in your life.
Claim your healing.
Claim your miracle.
Claim your blessing.
Stand on the promises of God’s Word & Will. The BETTER LIFE is filled with, not some, but all of the blessings of God.
Last Sunday I announced NY State has 12 million dollars in “unclaimed funds” – so I searched for my name and there it was! Today those funds are no longer unclaimed – I received a check – $75 is still $75!!!!
Don’t let Gods promises go unclaimed either! Go after them!
“You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
I think one of the most challenging seasons of life takes place when we don’t understand what we are going through or why we are going through it – whatever it is! Jesus gives some re-assuring words in the above verse … he basically says, “Right now it is hard for you to know they whats and the whys but one day you will.”
I believe too many people, myself included, are looking for answers immediately when God is saying be patient in the process! At the right time you will know why you went through what you went through.
What to do when you don’t understand?
- Wait. One of the hardest things in life to do is wait, but the Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Waiting gives us clarity.
- Trust. Don’t lose sight that God has a plan and a purpose. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart.”
- Focus. The enemy often uses distractions to get our eyes off of Jesus. Stay focused on Him.
- Remind. Keep reminding yourself that God has good plans for his children. He is working behind the scenes on your behalf.
- Stay determined. Never quit. Don’t give up one heartbeat away from your miracle. Push the limits and pursue Him.
Someday we will all understand what we have gone through and why. God is working on your life! There is a reason to every season.
We are so excited about all the increase that God has brought to our church as a result of our friendship with Ps Joel & Victoria Osteen. It has been nothing short of awesome. Seeing so many people walk into the doors of our church is the most rewarding thing we have seen at Point Church.
So we are re-airing our TV Commercial w/ Ps Joel beginning on Monday March 10 and running for 3 full weeks.
We are believing God for greater increase and a deeper impact! Mary and I are so humbled by the support of everyone at Lakewood Church. I am living proof that “God will put you in places you know you could not put yourself.” #BreakOut
This may be our last run of this commercial …….. our building is NOT big enough!!!
I am so excited about what God is going to do at our Point Church – Queens location. But I would not be that excited without the leg-work, hard-work and prayer-work that Jeremy & Christine Sweeten did as they planted Forest Hills Community Church 8 years ago. They laid a terrific foundation for the future.
Mary and I were so honored to be at the final service for The Sweeten’s and able to shower some blessings on them. They are a terrific family – we believe God has great things in store!
It’s not every day, in church life, where one pastor passes the torch to the next pastor. I will always remember this day as the foundation for our future!
In the story of Queen Esther you see that she was a little intimidated to approach the King. But Mordecai encouraged her to make the right decision and raise her voice for the underdogs.
Church, that mission is no different! God has given us a voice … lets use it to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves … to fight social injustice … to speak God’s Word whether popular or not … to be a voice of hope, help and healing … to stand for high morals in a world with lowered standards.
Mordecai said to Esther – if you don’t use your voice God will lose your voice!
Pop-culture does not determine right or wrong … it can’t be the standard because its standards are always changing. We need a standard that has not changed! And that standard is found in God’s unchanging, unflawed word – the Bible!
The Bible is the authority on marriage … romance … dating … and sexuality. God’s Word is our map for finances … integrity … character … and future. It directs our decisions, passions and dreams! We must use our voice to be the megaphone for God’s Word!
1 Peter 3:15: “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” In other words, speak up.
Esther was told if you don’t speak up it wont just affect you … listen again … “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die” (Esther 4:14). Our silence affects others … speak up for what is right!
Let’s not be silent.
Point Church – mark this date! We are adding another service in Hicksville and adjusting the other service times as well. These are GREAT problems to have! God is growing His Church.
I have heard so many people say, “Pastor, I can now come to church on Sunday at 9:30am because I have to work at 11:00am. Thank you.”
PLUS we are re-airing our TV Commercial leading up to the service time changes … so we are hoping to HAVE A FULL HOUSE right away! So thankful our church has a vision top GROW — we can never change!
KIDCITY will be available at the 11am & 12:30pm ONLY! If you are a parent and 9:30am is better for you … please volunteer … we would love to do it but we have a volunteer shortage!
Humbled and honored how God is doing this!