Pastor’s Blog

Weekly message straight from Pastor Dickie Spargo to you!

Have you noticed that the moment you set a goal for your life, people start saying, “Who do you think you are?”, “You can not do it,” “Forget it.”

The way to overcome the voices of doubt is to hear the voice of God instead!

Think of all the criticisms that Noah faced in his life. “That guy, Noah, thinks God talks to him, but he’s devaluing our properties by building that ark in his garden.”

Be patient with God and with yourself!

One of the frustrations of life is that God’s time is rarely the same as ours. We are often in a hurry when God is not.

You may feel frustrated with the seemingly slow progress you are making in life.

God will not only use your gifts to fulfill your destiny, he’ll also use your limitations.

Let’s look at Esther. She had several big limitations that made her perfect for the role God wanted her to fulfill. She was an orphan adopted by Mordecai; she was a minority, a Jew living in a Persian country; and she was a single woman. A single woman in a male-dominated society had zero rights.

In Jesus’ most famous sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, he explains the choices that help us heal from our hurts and hang-ups, and the habits that mess up our lives. The first Beatitude, Matthew 5:3, says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” .

What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? Jesus is saying that nobody gets into Heaven who is full of pride. We get there by grace. To be poor in spirit, you must humbly admit you need help.

“Everything on earth has its own time and its own season” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). On this beautiful Sunday morning…Remember these 3 things! Believe God is working in your life even when you don’t feel it. Spiritual growth is sometimes tedious work, one small step at a time. Expect gradual improvement. The Bible says, “Everything on earth has […]