BBQ & Fun Night

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Come on out with your friends and family and enjoy some great food and games
 
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Baby Dedication


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Movie Night

Come on out with your friends and family to watch a great family friendly movie
 
free event – please register here
 

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Fathers Blessing

 
Fathers Blessing
Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Pastor George Dupree
 
Genesis 18:18 …..Abraham will become the father of a great and powerful nation, and all the other nations of the earth will find their blessing in him. 19 I have chosen him for a reason, namely that he will carefully instruct his children and his household to keep themselves strong in relationship to Me and to walk in My ways by doing what is good and right in the world and by showing mercy and justice to all others. I know he will uphold his end of the covenant, so that he can ensure My promises to him will be fulfilled and upheld as well.
 
 
A Father – Gives, Speaks, and Keeps
Gives vision to his children of God’s favor and their destined purpose.
Speaks God’s word in faith over his family for success.
keeps his promises to lead his family in the purposes of God.
 
Galatians 3:14 This is what God had in mind all along: the blessing He gave to Abraham might extend to all nations through the Anointed One, Jesus; and we are the beneficiaries of this promise of the Spirit that comes only through faith.
 
Numbers 6:22-26 And the LORD spoketo Moses, saying:{23} “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall blessthe children of Israel. Say to them:{24} “The LORD bless you and keep you;{25} The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;{26} The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Pastor George M. Dupree
 
Ten Things To Know About Pentecost
 
1. Pentecost Sunday marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.
2. Pentecost Sunday occurs 50 days after Easter.
3. The Bible records the Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13.
4. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
5. Pentecost is also known as “the birthday of the Church”.
6. Pentecost fulfills Jesus’ promise to send the “Counselor” and “Spirit of Truth” in John 16-5-15.
7. Pentecost launches the large-scale spreading of the Gospel after Jesus’ ascension. Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd after receiving the Holy Spirit, some 3,000 people were baptized.
8. The Pentecostal movement derives its name from the New Testament event in Acts 2.
9. Jews also celebrate Pentecost, but not for the same reason as Christians. The celebration by Jews of Pentecost is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. The Pentecost in Jewish tradition takes place 50 days after Passover.
10. In Western Churches, Pentecost is usually represented with the color red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.
 
The Holy Spirit gives us a supernatural enabling to live a completely different life than we could otherwise live. He enables us to BE His witness everywhere we find ourselves. There’s a BIG difference in witnessing or telling people about Jesus and BEING a witness. When we are a witness our live lines up more accurately with our words.
 
The only way that will really happen is when we are living “Life In The Spirit”
Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
 
Jesus told His followers that they WOULD receive POWER after the Holy Spirit came upon them. He had already told them they had received the Holy Spirit, now they were receiving a new infilling of the Holy Spirit.
John 20:21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.
 
What we see here is that the disciples received the Holy Spirit after Jesus had risen from the dead, but before Pentecost.
 
On Pentecost a different “receiving” of the Holy Spirit occurs. It’s commonly known as a Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Here Jesus says “with”; it’s the Greek word “en” which means “in”. That makes sense because the Greek word for baptized is “baptizo” which means to immerse or submerge.
Acts 1:5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
 
Look at this passage this way
Acts 1:5 For John submerged you in water, but in a few days you will be submerged in the Holy Spirit.
 
Jesus gives a description of what will happen because of this baptism – we receive power.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
 
This power has a great purpose for our lives. The power Jesus speaks about enables us to live a life that is an example of Jesus to people and the result will be to point them to the Lord. This power enables us to be overcomers of the harsh realities of the life we live in this world. This power will transform our life; it will produce the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
 
There are manifestations or demonstrations we can expect as a result of this baptism. Here’s what happened as a result of the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
 
There are other manifestations or demonstrations we can expect as a result of this baptism. These are often referred to as the “gifts of the Spirit”. Most commonly they are referred to as nine gifts, but there are more than that. The thing that is common to every gift is this – they point people to the Lord, they are for the common good.
1Corinthians 12:7 …the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

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WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

Did you know what you think becomes the basis of our experiences in life. You become what you think about all day long. As a man thinks in his heart, so he becomes. If you think in your heart that you are powerless, unworthy, undervalued, or simply just being average, that is what you will be. Or perhaps, you believe you will never amount to anything, you are not very smart, you then will become what you have thought about yourself.

On the other side of the spectrum, if you think that God’s might and power Is joined to you, you become more than a conqueror. If you believe the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead is living inside you, you become unstoppable, with unlimited ability. You are only limited by the thoughts that you choose.

Your destiny lies in what you believe about yourself and what you are actually capable of doing. If you believe that you have unlimited potential, you will live your life by design and begin to create the life you want. If you believe that you have very little potential and cannot contribute very much to society, you will live your life by default accepting whatever comes your way.

If you believe greater is He that lives within you than he that is in the world, then you will become lion hearted, fearless and be the salt of the earth that Jesus described you as.


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OUT OF YOUR HEART FLOWS

There is a saying that exists and is a true principle; in order to know yourself you need to grow yourself. The converse is true in order to grow yourself, you need to know yourself. Which comes first? LOL

If you raise your awareness and begin to know yourself, you will discover that God has placed some deep underlying motivations and desires within you. These deep desires, if followed, will lead you into the fulfillment of your destiny, especially if you ask God to empower and guide your heart. God is speaking this to His children today, “ I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go.” These heart motivations that exist will be expressed whether you are working on a task within your local church or in the community. Whether it is your job, vocation or career, this will be evident if you followed your heart passions or motivations. When you discover the kind of work that excites you, you have discovered the basic underlying heart motivation which flows from within your heart. Remember Jesus said “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living waters.” I believe it is important for you to discover what it is that your heart really loves to do and then do that with all your heart as unto the Lord. I love what one person who defined success as; “doing what you love and being paid for it.” I have learned this in life: “if you are doing what you love, the overflow of excitement and passion from your heart is felt and observed by all who are near.” This is what enables a person to go the extra mile in what they are doing. Whether you are volunteering or getting paid, the results are the same in the work that you do.


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Spring Cleaning – Uncluttered

SPRING CLEANING
Uncluttered – Swipe Up
Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Pastor George Dupree
 
How many of you have a smart phone?
 
How many of you have it with you today?
 
How many of you have looked at your phone during the service today?
 
How many of you with smart phones experience phantom vibration or ringing?
 
How many of you can ignore an incoming call without even looking to see who’s calling?
 
How many of you check your phone in the middle of the night?
 
How many apps do you have open right now on your phone?
 
Maybe it’s time for some of us to swipe up!
 
Swiping UP is a method on the iPhone to close out apps that are running in the background.
These running apps drain battery power and they use memory.
 
Did you know that the average American household has over 3000 items in it?
 
How many items in your house are rarely or never used?
 
How much time do you spend organizing your things at home?
 
How much time do you spend thinking about and arguing about the clutter in your home?
 
Are you a hoarder, probably not. Ladies, do you think your husband is a hoarder?
 
In this new series called Spring Cleaning we’ll look at some of the clutter in our lives and we’ll make some decisions about what can stay and what has to go.
 
We’re not going to be spending time on decluttering our computers and smart phones.
We won’t talk about decluttering our pantry, shed, garage, basements or closets.
 
But we will talk about decluttering our heart, our mind, our soul. We’ll talk about decluttering our memories and dreams for the future and hopefully, we’ll have less stress and more free time in our lives.
 
In Jesus’ time how many laws do you think there were for the Jewish people?
 
It’s said that there were 613 of them!
 
They say that there were 365 negative ones, don’t do and there were 248 positive ones, do these. Isn’t is interesting that when Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment He answered the question in this way…Love God & Love People
 
Matthew 22:34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
 
Perhaps Jesus was interested in decluttering people’s lives. Perhaps He wanted to reduce things down to the least common denominator. Keeping up with all those laws was soul stressing that’s why Jesus said this…Matthew 11:28-30
 
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.   The early Church had it right – they simply wanted to focus on the less cluttered life.
 
Acts 2:42 They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.
 
If you want to declutter your life get rid of the things that prevent you from loving God and loving others.
 
 
If you want the things that faith brings then bring the things that bring faith.

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ConeXion BBQ this week


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How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. Today we’re talking about How Bad We Want Something. Everyone want something but the question is How Bad? Are we just sitting around or are we pursuing? There’s a saying that tells us that Good Things Come To Those Who Wait…there’s a certain truth to that saying but how about this one Good Things Come To Those That WORK!

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How Bad Do You Want It?
Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Pastor George Dupree
 
Today we’re talking about How Bad We Want Something. Everyone wants something, but the question is How Bad? Are we just sitting around or are we pursuing? There’s a saying that tells us that Good Things Come To Those Who Wait…there’s a certain truth to that saying but how about this one Good Things Come To Those That WORK!
 
John 5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.
 
HOW THIRSTY ARE YOU?
Psalms 42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.
 
Pursuit is the evidence of desire.
 
Mark 10:46 Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.”And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
 
 

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