Faced with a questions from Jesus, “Do you also want to go away?” One of Jesus disciples answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)

     Jesus describes His Words of Life as living water, saying, Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4: 1014)

     In another place the Word of God says, “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

     This page is meant to be a place where short Words of Life from the Bible will be shared, to encourage, to teach, to help us to see our faults, that we might seek Jesus, who gives us the Words of Life, that through Him we can be trained in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Click on the links below to see only:

____________/_____________/______________/

Thoughts from the morning sermon — June 21, 2020

Text: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6, New King James Version)

Our good and merciful Shepherd, never denying who He is, guides us . Deserving His wrath, we, His Sheep, experience, rather, His goodness and mercy all our days. Our Shepherd has not forgotten us. He will never stop guiding us. He came from heaven to earth, so we, His sheep, can follow Him from earth to heaven forever.

Have you submitted your life to the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you know Him as your guiding Shepherd? These blessings of the Shepherd are for those who know and follow Him.

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon — June 14, 2020

Text: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (Psalm 23:5, New King James Version)

In this hostile world, bountifully fed from our Shepherd’s table in safety, our Shepherd having already triumphed over our enemies, are you living out of the fullness of Christ’s bounty or still wandering in a wasteland, feeding on a table of your own choosing, rather then according to His Word? Are you living as one anointed or filled with the Holy Spirit, and overflowing with Christ? Let the Holy Spirit lead you to feed on Christ, such that Christ overflows out of you.

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon — June 7, 2020

Text: 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. (Psalm 23:4, New King James Version)

He leads His sheep to green pastures through the valley of affliction. Fear no evil. He, the source of comfort is always with us, protecting with His Rod, guiding & keeping us with His Staff, The Rod and Staff of His providence[1] and of His Word. Accept His path,[1] hear His Word. Keep your eyes on the good Shepherd and He will bring you safely home.

[1] God’s works of providence are, His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures and all their actions. (question 11 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism)

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon — May 24, 2020

Text: He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3, New King James Version)

Have you wandered and lost your way like a “cast down” sheep?[1] “We all like sheep have gone astray.” For His sheep, the Lord our Shepherd does a restoring work saying, “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick.” (Ezekiel 34:16 a) He picks up His cast down sheep and then leads us in right paths, proven paths of holiness, mapped out in His Word. He never leads in a bad way.

[1] A cast down sheep is a sheep which has laid down and cannot get up because it center of gravity is off. If not turned upright and put on its feet by the shepherd it can die in a matter of hours.

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon — May 17, 2020

Text: He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. (Psalm 23:2, New King James Version)

It is most important to know The Lord is my Shepherd, who cares and provides.

He provides the green pastures of His word, gently persuading us to feed on and rest in His Word. Knowing we need more than His word, He leads us beside the still waters of His Holy Spirit. Food and water. Word and Spirit. Do you seek to know His word? Do you desire and ask for the thirst quenching work of the Holy Spirit in your life

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon — May 10, 2020

Do you know The Shepherd of Psalm 23 Personally? If so, you can say, “I shall not want” or “I shall not lack anything I need.”

Why? Because the Good Shepherd, the Lord God Himself, knows and constantly cares for His sheep. Sheep need a lot of help. Have you embraced your sheepness, realizing you need the Shepherd? Are you content with His care for you? Pray you grow in contentment in the Lord your Shepherd and that others will see the Lord is your Shepherd written all over your face.

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

A message for our congregation from our Pastor
Pastor Ken Hutton, May 8, 2020

2 Peter 1:4
…exceedingly great and precious promises… (The New King James Version)
__________/__________/__________

Thoughts from the morning sermon – May 3, 2020

Text: The LORD is my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1 a, New King James Version)

Are these well known words of Psalm 23, the LORD is my Shepherd, your words?

Can you say from your heart, the LORD is MY Shepherd? Do you hear His voice? Do you desire to follow Him? Are you amazed the LORD, the Creator of all things, came down and called your name? In the coming weeks, in our services, we hope you will meditate with us on the LORD, our Shepherd. Pray you will hear His voice and follow Him.

Click here for thoughts on Psalm 23 series in in chronological order & to listen to the sermon.

__________/__________/__________

A message for our congregation from our Pastor
Pastor Ken Hutton, May 1, 2020

Philippians 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus..
(The New King James Version)
__________/__________/__________

A message for our congregation from our Pastor
Pastor Ken Hutton, Apr 23, 2020

Philippians 4:11b-13
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(The New King James Version)
__________/__________/__________

A message for our congregation from our Pastor
Pastor Ken Hutton, Apr 17, 2020

Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(The New King James Version)
__________/__________/__________

April 15, 2020

Luke 24:25-26
Then He [Jesus] said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”
(The New King James Version)
__________/__________/__________