Today’s Worship–04/07/2016

Today’s Scripture

“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

 

Today’s Worship Playlist

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1. We Will Not Be Shaken – Bethel

2. Fire Never Sleeps – Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

3. Steady My Heart – Kari Jobe

4. Morning Song – Steffany Gretzinger

5. Endless Light – Hillsong

6. Prepare Ye the Way – Michael W Smith

7. You Will Remain – All Sons and Daughters

 

God Bless

Pastor Gerry Desjardins

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Today’s Worship 04/06/2016

 

Worship to start your day.

Today’s Scripture

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
 “You shall have no other gods before me.
 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exodus 20:2-6

Today’s Worship Playlist

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1. At Calvary – Casting Crowns

2. Joy – Rend Collective

3. You Make Me Brave – Bethel

4. Psalm 46 – Shane & Shane

5. Your Love Never Fails – Jesus Culture

6. Greater – Chris Tomlin

7. Take Heart – Hillsong United

God bless

Pastor Gerry Desjardins

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Today’s Worship–04/05/2016

Worship to start you day.

Today’s Scripture

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
 Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!” 

1 Chronicles 16:23-31

Today’s Worship Playlist

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1. Shine On Us – Bethel

2. First – Lauren Daigle

3. Here As In Heaven – Elevation Worship

4. Thrive – Casting Crowns

5. Never Going to Stop Singing – Jesus Culture

6. Relentless – Hillsong United

7. Heroes – Amanda Cook

God Bless

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Today’s Worship 08/02/2015

Where Is Your Treasure?

As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honour your father and mother.’”

“Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. Mark 10:17-22 (NLT)

We live in a very affluent society. Many of us have been blessed with good jobs and possessions. I think we here in the West have more than our ancestors ever had. We think it’s important we own our own home, need at least two cars and everything for our children that we didn’t have. It seems to me though that even though we are blessed with these things, we are less happy than those that came before us. We are never satisfied with what we have and want more. So it is with the general population. Riches and wealth of possessions rarely brings happiness, Yet so many of us would be hard pressed to part with them.

As I was praying last night I thought much about this young rich man that Jesus spoke with. What if I was in his position and Jesus asked this of me? Would I react in the same way? In all honesty I have to admit there was a lot of hesitancy on my part. I love my warm home and my bed and the fact that I live in comfort. Am I more interested in my own comfort than that of the poor? I’m not rich but what I possess is much more than many around the world. This troubled me quite a bit. My heart is not in the right place and I am in the process of remedying that. In giving us His all, Jesus has asked for all of us. It’s not an option. He’s either Lord of all or not Lord at all. We can’t afford to have any attachment to this world. We are not our own, we have been bought for a great price. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

The question begs asking, what about you? Are you so tied to your possessions that they mean more to you than your service to Christ and His Lordship? If Jesus asked you to give up everything tomorrow, would you? Or would you walk away sad like this young man did? As Christians we should be able to let go of people and possessions at the drop of a hat. Our answer should always be, “Yes Lord.” without hesitation. Everything you have been blessed with is not yours anyway. It belongs to Him to do with a He pleases and if that bothers you then you need to seek the Lord as to why. We bring nothing into this world and there is nothing that we can bring with us when we leave it.

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!” This amazed them. But Jesus said again, “Dear children, it is very hard to enter the Kingdom of God. In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.” Mark 10:23-27 (NLT)’

When Jesus died on the cross He made it possible for all to be saved, but it still comes down to a matter of the heart. Where your heart is there is your treasure also. Luke 12:34. Whatever possesses our heart, possesses us. If it be Christ then we are in the right place. If it is other people or things that we possess then we need to get right with God. Jesus tells us that in giving up our earthly desires and possessions that we gain much more in heaven.   

Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said.

“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.” Mark 10:28-31 (NLT)

So tell me is your heart here on earth set on your possessions or are you building towards your inheritance that Christ has promised you in heaven? It is a question you alone can answer in your time with Jesus. Lord help us to put you first in all things!

Pastor Gerry Desjardins

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Today’s Worship–07/26/2015

Watch Your Tongue

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

Do you remember the old rhyme that many of us quoted when we were children; “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”? The truth is that words are powerful things and can cause long lasting harm. Physical wounds will heal, but words spoken in anger can last a lifetime.

As a child my dad who was an alcoholic used to pick on me. He would call me stupid and mock me. He would tell me that I would never amount to any good. One time, he told my first girlfriend that she would be better breaking off with me and finding someone else. Those words stayed with me and I developed a hatred for my dad. For years I struggled with my worth and even believed that God could not love someone like me, because I was stupid and couldn’t do anything right. It was only when I met His Son Jesus Christ that my view of self began to change. I still struggle now and then, especially when I mess up or when things go wrong. I find myself during those times asking; “God do You really love me? Of course He does and He has never stopped.

I was very careful what I said to my two children in raising them. I leaned from my past and the way that the Jews raised their children. They speak into their children’s lives everyday and tell them how bright and intelligent they are. That they will go far and can do anything they set their minds to. If you look at some of the most intelligent and successful people today and see what their upbringing was, you’ll find most come from Jewish families.

Parents be very careful what you say to your children. Let them know always you love them and are proud of them even when they mess up. Show them how to get back up and try again. Encourage them at every turn and never, never for what ever reason put them down. Punish them when they do wrong, but always let them know it is because you love them.

If you are a spouse always speak encouraging words to your husband or wife. Let them know how much you love them and appreciate all they do, even the little things. I take the time to always thank my wife and let her know how special she is to me. It is amazing how just using words that bring life can spice up your marriage. If your marriage is struggling, try using positive words in speaking to each other and I bet within a few days you’ll begin to see a difference.

Last year some words were spoken over my life that almost destroyed me. For the last year I almost believed I was a person without hope and that God had abandoned me and I would never be used again. Every night for the last year I would go to bed crying out to Him wanting to hear some kind of word. All the words that were spoken to me years ago were mocking me even to the point that I was coming to believe that just like my dad, God couldn’t find any good in me either. I had been thrown away and was only fit to be thrown into the fire. I kept up a good front as I didn’t want anyone to know the pain I was going through.

About a month I found a church called Daily Hope just down the street from us. I called the church and arranged that my wife and I would visit. That night I had a dream where all of a sudden I was given a new song, but yet it was an old song. Hard to understand, but in my spirit I know what it means. As I began to sing this old/new song I was raised up into the air beside a flag pole and I knew that this was the Holy Spirit that was upholding me and I saw that I was singing to the nation. It was the next day that I got a call from the pastor of Daily Hope and knew then after meeting with him that God was not finished with me. I was exactly where He wanted me to be and that this was the appointed time.  He had never abandoned me. I remember a prophet speaking over me years ago and Now they come back so clearly. He said that God was calling out to me as though through a megaphone saying; “You are my son and I have called you from before you were even in your mothers womb and I set out a path for you. There are those who have even said, can anything good come out of this man? But be encouraged because they said the very same things about my Son. I tell you that in that appointed time my Spirit will fall upon you and they will know that I have called you by my name, says the Lord.”

Please, please be very careful what you speak into someone’s life. You may have very good intentions, but you can cause more harm than good.

Just as I finished writing this blog I looked at I bag of Granola that I was munching on and even though my eyesight is poor, I saw a scripture on the bag and it say; “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Could the Lord be speaking any more clearly?

Pastor Gerry Desjardins

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Today’s Worship – 06/08/2015

 

Today’s Thoughts and Scripture

But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 (NLT)

For we who worship God in the Spirit are the only ones who are truly circumcised. We put no confidence in human effort. Instead, we boast about what Christ Jesus has done for us. Philippians 3:3 (NLT)

There is a story of a man who one night had a dream. In the dream an angel escorted him to church one Sunday. There he saw the musicians playing vigorously and the worship team singing with gusto. But the man heard no sound. The congregation was singing but he heard nothing. Finally the minister got up to preach. But the man could not hear him either. In amazement the man turned to the angel and asked him for an explanation.

“This is the way it sounds to us in heaven,” said the angel. “You hear nothing because there is nothing to hear. These people are engaged in a form of worship, but their thoughts are on other things and their hearts are far away.”

It’s so easy to play church and forget the reason why we are there. It becomes a formula. We come to the service, sing 6 or 7 songs, listen to the message and then go home. All the time our hearts have been far away from Jesus. God created us to worship Him. To have fellowship with Him. He created us as spirit beings. When these bodies we live in die, our spirits will still live on. Worship is communion with our Creator and if we don’t worship Him in spirit and truth our worship becomes ineffective.

I have been involved in music ministry for over 20 years and I am still learning what it means to truly worship God in spirit and truth. It is very easy to let your flesh take over and try to please man instead of God. Worship becomes more of a performance for the congregation than it is a sweet fragrance to the Lord. At times the worship leader can make himself the center of attention and the worship, though it may sound great, can actually become a stench before God. I have noticed that when I lean too much on my flesh, I struggle. Yet when I take my eyes completely off myself, repent and surrender to the leading of the Holy Spirit, amazing things can and do happen.

Can you imagine what would happen in our churches if everyone came with repenting hearts and a determination to concentrate not on our problems, but on Christ alone, what would happen? I believe that God would visit us in such a powerful way that our lives and lives of those around us will be changed. Let’s together with God’s help strive toward this.

Gerry Desjardins

Today’s Worship Songs

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1. Set Me Free – Casting Crowns

2. Light of Your Face – Jesus Culture

3. New Creation – Leeland

4. Seek – Downhere

5. Communion – Third Day

6. Your Name Will Be Praised – Laura Story

7. Remember Me – Kutless

God bless and keep you –  Gerry Desjardins

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Today’s Worship – 06/07/2015

 

Today’s Thought and Scripture

Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,16 holding fast the word of life. Philippians 2:14-16b

It’s so easy to become envious of others and complain about our lot in life.  Our hearts are dragged down and we lose that shine that we as Christians should have. As the verse says we as Christians live among a crooked and perverse generation. They have no hope except in their accomplishments, wealth and possessions. If we become like them in desiring the things they do, how can we sow them the way out? That there is much more to life than what they are living. That the treasures of this earth are nothing to compare with what is in store for us who have accepted Jesus as our Saviour. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:9; But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” If we complain how can we show them the way? Is the world going to pay more attention to you in your grumbling and complaining or if you shine brighter than all other imitations of the Light? They may seem to be happy and yet within each of them is an inner voice saying; “Is this all there is?” If you do not shine before them, there are plenty of false lights out there to lead them astray such as cults and false teaching.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

You are not the Light, but you are a reflection. In the same way the moon is not the source of the light, but a reflection of the sun, it is Jesus who is the Light and you are His reflection.  He is the Light of the world and we are to let Him reflect His light through us to the world. It is not something to be hidden, but used to illuminate the darkness that much of the world doesn’t even know is there.

Has your shine dulled? Get out the word and let it along with the Holy Spirit remove the dross and gunk that has built up and buff up that shine once again. Your unsaved friends and family need you to shine so bright that they can’t help but notice it.

Gerry Desjardins

Today’s Worship Songs

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1. Spirit of the Living God _ Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2. When My Heart is Torn Asunder – Phil Wickham

3. Lay Me Down – Chris Tomlin & Passion

4. Absolutely – Starfeild

5. I Shall Not Want  – Audrey Assad

6. Take the Time – MercyMe

7. Bring Us Home – Michael Tait, Blanca Callahan & Lecrae

God bless and keep you –  Gerry Desjardins

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