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Word For The Day - January 8, 2014

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

 

Who do you serve today? Many of us claim to be Children of the most High God and yet, we do not reflect

His Glory with our lives and with our substance.  If we truly are children of God let us love Him with

all our hearts and show His love as a living testimony to the outside world.

 Money nor things can bring you glory only a life in Him will stand.

Blessings “The Shepherd” Pastor Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - December 12, 2013

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:11

Putting Christ On Your List

I can still remember as a young child being given coins to put into the church basket. From that lesson, I now know that when we value someone, we honor them by giving. As a young child I didn't know the whole story, but I honored God because my mother honored Him. As you get closer to the day we call Christmas, is there room in your heart to honor the Savior?

Blessings!

“The Shepherd “  Pastor Maxine A. Gray 

  from Pastor L. McNickles

Word For The Day - August 21, 2013

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you.
 - Exodus 3:14
 
The God of All Power and All Might has defined Himself as “I AM”. When you consider your relationship as a Son of the Most High God, think on His ability to handle your concerns. For the Hebrews to obtain freedom He sent many plagues, and to get them to safe passage He split the Red Sea. For your salvation and mine, He shed His blood that we too might be free.  OH WHAT LOVE “I AM” has for us. Blessings!   
 
“The Shepherd”, Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - August 20, 2013

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
 - 1 Corinthians 2:9
 
There have been many home goings that all of us have witnessed in our lifetimes. We have shed tears of sadness coupled with joy. We must always bear in mind that the beauty of Christianity is the hope that we all share a great day when we shall all see what the Lord went away to prepare for us.  It is so magnificent that words cannot adequately speak it! Get excited about that Great Getting Up Morning when we will see Him face to face!
Blessings!! 
 
“The Shepherd”, Pastor Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - August 6, 2013

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.
 - Jeremiah 32:17
 
Jeremiah looking into the vast expanse began to rejoice in his heart to know that God the maker of all things has great power and nothing is beyond His ability to handle. Saints you serve an all powerful, all knowing, all seeing God, so what’s your issue (name it), now ask the question “what is too hard for God?”
 
Then answer it, NOTHING!!   Blessings “The Shepherd”
 
Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - August 5, 2013

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
 - Psalms 103:2
 
That's the way the psalm begins—David prodding himself and prompting and urging himself and stirring himself up to bless the Lord. To bless means to say good things about the Lord in a spirit of admiration and gratitude and wonder. So David prods himself: Bless the Lord, soul; remember his benefits, speak of his wonders, tell of his greatness. So as we look out into the beautiful sky and the bright sunshine, let it move us to Worship our God.
 
Blessings “The Shepherd”
 
Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - August 2, 2013

If I then, your LORD and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
 - John 13:14-15
 
Beloved we must love one another, we must serve one another, we must appreciate the gifts that are given through the Holy Spirit to each of us. There must be time to stop and wash each other’s feet, refresh one another with His precious love.
 
Blessings! “The Shepherd”
 
Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - July 30, 2013

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
 - Genesis 15:1
 
Saints of God remember the Blessing of Abraham? Of course! We’re blessed because we are the seed of Abraham through faith!  You’re blessed in the city and the field, going in and coming out, even your seed shall even be blessed. You can tell that old thief and liar the devil that what God has blessed no one can curse! Now in the words of “Mary, Mary” go get your blessing! GO GET IT!!
 
Blessings! 
 
“The Shepherd”  Pastor Maxine A. Gray

Word For The Day - July 24, 2013

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 - 1 John 4:4
 
We sometimes feel the world is dictating our lives, things seem to fall into a most uncomfortable place.  It is in those times we must speak these words “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world”, we must confess that “we are more that conquers through Him that loves us”! Now be confident in your God!
 
Blessings,
Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray, “The Shepherd”

Word For The Day - July 22, 2013

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
 - Philippians 2:3-4
 
Praise the Lord blessed ones! Today let us be reminded by the Apostle Paul that we must prize and love those around us. To be vain, arrogant and full of self is a poor testament to who we are and of whom we have believed.  Let us move away from self glorification, and rather glorify God that others may see Him in us.  Blessings!
 
Pastor Rev. Maxine A. Gray, “The Shepherd”
 

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