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Nothing Can Seperate Us


Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Walking In Love

 

As you walk in love you are walking in the power of Almighty God! No matter what you may face in this life the Apostle Paul reminds us that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God.

Any of the things that are listed in these verses in Romans can bring fear to our heart; but we must remember that the perfect love of God casts out fear.

1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Fear can be quite convincing; but the Word of God is more powerful and convincing. Use his Word and speak to those things. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear is like a shadow; it looks real but it’s not. Fear no evil; let Love show fear the door.

 

Prayer – Father, I thank You today that nothing can separate me from your love. Keep me focused on you today so I can walk in the Love of God.
 

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Stand Firm

 
I have found that the best way to stand firm in my faith is to do three simple things…

1 – Give God Praise

2 – Pray – with the Spirit and with understanding

3 – Meditate on the Scriptures

These three things help me to shift my attention to the Lord.

I hope you have a great day today, I know you will as you intentionally focus on the Lord.
 

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The Power Of Love

 

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love…

 

Walking in Love

 

To walk in love is to be like God. God is Love and everything He does is in Love. If we want to be more like Him we need to walk in love.

 

One way to walk in love is to listen to the small voice inside that tells us to show acts of kindness to people. Have you ever had the thought to call someone, just to say hello but put it off and then before you knew it days and even weeks have passed and you didn’t call. It could be that God put that person on your heart. Maybe they just needed to hear a friendly voice say, “Hello, I’ve been thinking about you”. So often it’s the little things that make big differences. Every time you think of someone you don’t need to call them; but you could just whisper a prayer of blessing for them. But sometimes you should give them a call, an email or a card; it could brighten up their day and you’ll be walking in love.

 

Prayer – Father, I thank You that You will help me to be sensitive today so that I may walk in love. I also want to thank you for your love in my life.


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Amazed In Emmaus

 

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. Pastor George Dupree will be talking about how Jesus will meet you when you’re going the wrong way how He’ll appear to you. He did that with the two people who were walking down the road to Emmaus. They were bewildered by what had just taken place, they watched Him die, they thought He was the One, now He was gone, but was He? We’ll look at how Jesus was revealed to them in the breaking of bread.

 

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Amazed In Emmaus
Online Communion Service
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Pastor George Dupree
 
After Jesus was crucified there were two people leaving Jerusalem on a seven-mile journey to a town named Emmaus. We only know one of their names, he was Cleopas, his companion goes unnamed. They were distraught about the crucifixion of Jesus; they thought He was the one…
 
Here’s the story…
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Luke 24:13-43NKJV

13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him. 17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?” 18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What things?”So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. 22 Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23 When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. 24 And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.” 25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. 28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them. 30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. 32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread. 36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” 40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.

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Jesus will meet you when you’re going the wrong way, he’ll appear to you.
 
He did that with the two people who were walking down the road to Emmaus. They were bewildered by what had just taken place, they watched Him die, they thought He was the One, now He was gone, but was He?
 
After their walk and talk Jesus breaks bread with them and their eyes were opened to who He was.
 
Before He went to the cross Jesus transformed the Passover meal into the Lord’s Supper. There He announced His body was to be broken for us, He was going to be the sacrificial lamb and His blood would be signifying the new covenant.
 
It’s no wonder that the two big celebrations from the Bible are the Passover and The Last Supper – both of which are represented in a meal.
 
Think about how a meal will be a connecting point for people, how it will be a place to disconnect from the outside world and connect with the ones we love. Think about this –
Jesus was revealed to the two men who walked with Him to Emmaus after the resurrection after they broke bread.
· Luke 24:30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
 
As we break bread today and celebrate communion my question to you is
 
What does communion mean to you?

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Communion Sunday Online


Good Morning – I pray that you’re well and coming closer to God every day and in every way.

Pastor Carolyn and I are praying for you everyday and we long for the Celebration to come when we can all be together in Church.

Until then we are meeting online in several different ways. We have our weekend messages on

Saturday @7:00pm, Sunday @ 10:00am, 1:00pm and 6:00pm – Living Water Church Online
Monday Night Bible Study @7:00pm – Living Water Church Online
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study on ZOOM @10:30am – download the ZOOM app – https://zoom.us
The ConeXion on Wednesday Nights @7:00pm – Living Water Church Online
Thursday Night Rewind (Messages from the vault) @7:00pm – Living Water Church Online

The BEST way to view services in on the Church Online Platform – you connect there using the Living Water Church Online
Also you can view the service as it streams on the Living Water Church YouTube Channel, be sure to subscribe and you’ll be notified by email when the streaming is taking place.

Many of you may view the broadcast using Facebook, while this is an option it may be unreliable because Facebook will sometimes block the broadcast due to music content. Although we do have the licensing to stream the music we broadcast Facebook will not always recognize our licensing. We are working to resolve this but we can’t guarantee that the broadcast will not be blocked. That is why the best way to see the service is by using Living Water Church Online or Living Water Church YouTube Channel

This weekend we’ll be having Communion during our service, we hope you’ll join us and experience God’s Presence during this special time. All you’ll need is an open heart and crackers or bread and some kind of juice, they’re the symbols we use for communion.

Just like Jesus said “…I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you…” I feel the same way, I am eager to share in Communion with you this weekend.

If you need prayer let us know with an email at prayer@lwfgc.org or on the Church website at the prayer page

If you need or you know someone in need of food assistance the Joseph’s Storehouse, or food pantry, is open on Wednesday & Thursday from 10:30am – 2:30pm – please use the front door to check in.

We love you and we’re praying everyday for you.

Pastors George & Carolyn


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God Has Me In His Grip

 

Psalms 37:23 If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; he’ll walk in step with God…24 If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; GOD has a grip on his hand.

 

When you walk in step with God it means He’s holding your hand. That means you are in agreement with Him…two can’t walk together unless they are in agreement. Being in agreement with God requires that you know what He’s thinking about you, and let me tell you that He’s thinking good thoughts about you, He has good plans for you.

 

Just because you are walking with God doesn’t mean there won’t be bumps in the road, even an occasional pothole. As the song goes “that’s life”. In this life each of us will have times that we stumble and even sometimes we fall. But, as we’re walking with Him and holding His hand we’re ultimately safe. As the scripture says “if he stumbles, he’s not down for long.”

 

Prayer – Father, First I want to thank you for keeping a grip on me, I need it. As I walk through life I’m grateful that I’m never alone. I pray that my life will please you.
 

Especially during these difficult times we want you to know that we are here for you.

If you’d like us to pray for you send us an email at prayer@lwfgc.org or click here and send us your request.

If you’ve missed an online service go to our YouTube Channel here and while you’re there subscribe and you’ll be alerted when we’re live and new content is posted.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your kids check out the latest songs and fun video’s here

Missing Bible Studies? We’re online on Monday Nights at 7PM right here

Do you need or know someone who’s needs some food assistance? The Joseph’s Storehouse, our food pantry, is open on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s from 10:30 – 2:30 at the Church (front door)


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Celebrating Palm Sunday

 

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 is Palm Sunday, the day we remember the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the Passover Feast. At the feast were some Greeks who had come to worship and they asked Philip if they could see Jesus. Pastor George Dupree will be talking about how important it is during this COVID-19 Pandemic for the Church to show Jesus to people…how will people see Jesus through you?

 

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Celebrating Palm Sunday – People Want To See Jesus
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Pastor George Dupree
 
The Passover Celebration is taking place and Jerusalem is overflowing with worshipers from all over the world. It’s the biggest feast day in Judaism. Passover represents freedom – freedom from slavery and bondage.
 
 
After centuries of slavery the children of Israel were freed from the land of Egypt. One day they were slaves and the next day they were free. Just like when we are born-again, one moment we’re a slave to sin; the next moment we’re free.
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II Corinthians 5:17NKJV

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

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As the feast is approaching Jesus makes what is know as His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem He comes riding on a donkey as the King of Israel. It might seem strange to us that He would ride a donkey but there was great meaning to this.
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Matthew 21:1-11NKJV

1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion,‘Behold, your King is coming to you,Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” 6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:“Hosanna to the Son of David!‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

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Exodus 13:13NKJV

13 But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.

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Why A Donkey? – The donkey is an animal of peace; the horse is an animal of war. A king came riding upon a horse when he was intending to make war and rode upon a donkey when he wanted to show that he was coming in peace. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem said that He came as the Prince of Peace.
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They took palm branches and went out to meet him shouting “Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord – Blessed is the King of Israel. –John 12:13
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In ancient times, palm branches symbolized goodness and victory.
Waving and placing palm branches was a sign of HONOR
 
They shouted Hosanna; which means Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
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An interesting thing is told to us from John’s Gospel about some people who were there
John 12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
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Whether they know it or not people want to see Jesus. People want to know and experience something greater than what this life has to offer.
 
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has also set eternity in the hearts of men
 
God has placed in the heart of man a desire for something more than this temporary life.
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Especially during this time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic people need the Hope that Jesus brings.
 
I am so happy to see so many Churches reaching out to people during this time – Churches are stepping up efforts to bring Hope to people by streaming services, sending words of encouragement over social media, text messages, phone calls, emails, written letters and cards, shopping for people, singing songs outside of houses and a myriad of other types of ways.
 
It’s a very sad time for people who are hospitalized to things other than COVID-19 and they can’t have visitors. Sad also for people afflicted with the virus and for the loved ones of people who have succumbed to the virus.
 
Church Let’s Let Our Light Shine In This Dark Time.
 
I pray that after this is over, and it will pass, that the Church will continue with string efforts to connect with one another and reach out to a world that needs Jesus.
 
What we want to think about today is –
How Do People See Jesus Through Us As Christians?
 

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Corona Worry

Worry About Corona Doesn’t Work

March 27, 2020 – Pastor George Dupree

 

Amid all of the concerns over the COVID-19 Pandemic I want to encourage you about your thinking during these difficult times.

 

First let’s make a distinction between worrying and concern. Concern is acknowledging a problem and taking steps to correct it. Worrying is going around in circles, fretting, not taking action.

 

Worry is something that nearly everyone is familiar with. Worry can best be defined as a chain of negative thoughts that have to do with fears about the future and regrets about the past.

 

Concern can be useful. Concern can be a method to resolve problems and anticipate and prepare for future events. For example, being concerned about a test will cause you to study, because by studying, you will reduce the negative feeling accompanying the concern. However, rather than solving problems, chronic worriers often simply generate more and more worries.

 

Excessive worry can become a significant problem. Since worry is often accomplished by a mixture of negative emotions, for example tension, fear, apprehension; and physical sensations such as muscle tension, heart palpitations, upset stomach — worrying can have a substantial impact on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Excessive worry can lead to impaired functioning — for example, excessive worry can distract someone from their work, or decrease enjoyment of good things that are happening. It’s been said that approximately 15% of the population spend eight hours a day worrying.

 

Luke 12:25-26 Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day? 26 So if worrying adds nothing, but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry about God’s care of you?

 

Peace Replaces Worry

John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid

 

Have you ever said, “I’m worried sick!”

If you have, there is medical evidence that you’re absolutely right on the mark. Worry can make you sick.

 

Has anyone ever said to you, “Don’t worry about it!” “That’s easier said than done,” you replied. It is hard to stop worrying. That’s because worry is a habit and it is as addictive as chemical abuse. Worry is emotional abuse of the self. It has absolutely no productive or positive qualities and it is always a negative, downward spiral.

 

Trust In God Cancels Worry

Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

 

Prayer Brings Exceptional Peace

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Are You Worried? Have A Little Talk With Jesus

Psalms 55:22 My LORD, I belong to you.

I tell you what worries me, and you won’t let me fall.

 

 


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Online Campus

God is GOOD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.1 Chronicles 16:34

But in the day that I’m afraid, I lay all my fears before you
and trust in you with all my heart. Psalms 56:3

 

In light of the coronavirus we have a lot of people asking: Will we be having church this weekend?

 

The answer is, ABSOLUTELY! However, due to the gathering restrictions, we will NOT BE HAVING SERVICES ON-SITE THIS WEEKEND.

 

LivingWaterChurch services will be ONLINE at https://lw.churchonline.org We need to hear God’s word and worship with His people more than ever.

 

There is a lot of fear in America right now, especially in the light of COVID-19. Remember: The promises of God are still true! God is bigger than the coronavirus.

 

The mission of LivingWaterChurch has always been to bring a message of hope to all people. In light of all that is happening, we are even more determined to reach as many people as we can with the life-changing message of hope that comes from Jesus Christ.

 

Can we pray for you about anything? Give us a call 631-722-4969 ext 6 or send a request by email at prayer@lwfgc.org or through our website at https://lwfgc.org/prayer

 

Please call or email Pastor Rick with your contact info, as we want to give you a call from time to time and see how you’re doing. You can reach him at 631-722-4969 ext 6 or prs@lwfgc.org

 

We also want to ask you to pray for our nation and for our leaders, pray for our healthcare providers, and for all of those in our country and around the world who are directly or indirectly affected by the coronavirus. I’m sure you can agree that we need God’s help.

 

We will be online Sunday at 10AM, 1PM and 6PM Wednesday at 7PM and Saturday at 7PM for our service. Let your friends, family, and neighbors know that we have a message of hope for everyone.

 

This would also be a good time to download our app for your phone or tablet device. You can search for it as Living Water Church Riverhead https://lwfgc.org/app

 

On the app you can watch our service live wherever you are, and it also provides lots of material for your spiritual growth.

 

See you online this weekend!

 

 

Pastor George Dupree


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