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We believe & teach that there is only ONE God, ONE faith & ONE Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Living Water Church is a place where where you will encounter spiritual truths and get answers to some questions that we all wrestle with in a safe and welcoming environment. Come and experience what’s happening at Living Water Church!
 
 
 
 
It all began on Sunday, January 1, 1978
 
Over 41 years ago, Living Water started out as a Prayer Meeting in Frank & Phyllis Dupree’s living room in Laurel, NY on Long Island’s east end. Soon, the church grew, and on January 1, 1978, we moved into a storefront building in Jamesport, NY.
 
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“Our heart & soul is to connect people with the living and powerful God.”

 
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
 
Pastors George & Carolyn Dupree

 

 

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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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Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Pastor George M. Dupree
 
This weekend we’re talking about how life can be very difficult and we can feel like all hope is lost. But we find comfort in Psalm 23 when it talks about the valley of the shadow of death…stay tuned.
 
 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me   The word SHADOW seems to have such an OMINOUS tone about it doesn’t it?   It’s kind of a shadowy word, isn’t it?     This is what it means – a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface:

  • A shadow is partial or complete darkness.

Here’s some things we say about shadows   A stranger slowly approached from the shadows.   A Doctor says I don’t like that I see shadows on your lungs in this X-Ray.   In the 1930’s the shadow of war fell across Europe

It describes inferiority or obscurity – he lived in the shadow of his brother all of his life.
 
Someone who’s been very sick for a long time is described as a shadow of his former self.
 
You feel frightened walking down a dark street because you think someone’s shadowing you.
 
You describe a timid person as someone who’s afraid of their own shadow.
 
All right, it’s not always bad – it can represent a faithful attendant – her little dog was like a faithful shadow, always following her – then she tripped over it and broke her leg.
 
The Psalmist uses the term the valley as the shadow of death.
 
What we have to remember is this – Shadows are NOT the real thing.
 
In today’s verse there’s a very important point for us to see and this is it We walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death, we don’t DIE there, we walk through.
 
In the summertime the shepherd will bring his sheep to higher ground for grazing.
 
As the weather changes he’ll move to the higher elevations where the winter snows have melted and the pastures are green and lush.
 
In order to get to the mountaintop they have to pass through the valleys where there can be dark shadows and streams that can be overflowing because of the melting snow above.
 
The streams and rivers can be a source of refreshing water but they can also be a dangerous thing because of the swift running water, the sheep can be easily swept away and drown.   But the shepherd is always with the sheep, always watching for danger.
 
The sheep says that he will fear no evil because the shepherd is with him. Isn’t it a comfort to have someone near you in a dark time?   As one shepherd said:
  • Every mountain has its valleys. The sides of the valley are scarred by deep ravines and gulches and draws. And the best route to the top is always through these valleys. Any sheepman familiar with the high country knows this. He leads his flock gently, but persistently up the paths that wind through the dark valley.

You can’t get to the mountaintop without passing through the valley.   Also, you can’t get back to the ranch from the mountaintop without passing through the valley again.   You may be walking through the valley of the shadow of death and be feeling like all hope is lost but it’s not. You’re just passing through.   Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.   To the Chief Musician with my stringed instruments – that indicates praising God   2Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—   2Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.   Tell these momentary light afflictions work for you.


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Reset My Hands part 1

by Pastor George
 

Reset My Heart part 2

by Pastor George
 

Reset My Heart part 1

by Pastor George
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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