Hurt Can Poison Our Hearts
February 25, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Hurt Can Poison Our Hearts" -Jesus bore 39 stripes on His back for our complete healing. He didn't suffer the anguish of that beating so that Christians could live with hurt in our hearts and lives. How much do you allow hurt to influence your decisions and actions? How is hurt able to affect your interactions with people on a daily basis? How is hurt being used by the enemy to affect your relationship with the Lord? Because we all have a threshold or tolerance for pain and hurt, we allow ourselves to just live with hurt. However, we do this to our own hurt. Jesus came to set us free from all hurt and pain. If you are hurting because of emotional pain, God has a word for you.
How Valuable is Your Faith to You?
February 21, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"How valuable is Your Faith to You?" -Self is our greatest enemy. This is why Jesus commands us to deny self if we want to follow Him. Self will deceive you into thinking that it is for you when it's just the opposite. If believers give into self, we will become double minded and unstable in all our ways. Instead of being on fire for God, we will begin to make excuses why we can't obey His purpose for our lives. When believers give into self, self can cause us to devalue our faith. No one or no thing should be more valuable to a Christian than our faith in Jesus. Therefore, we shouldn't allow people or things to come between us and our devotion to the Lord.
The Amazing Love of God
February 18, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery • Isaiah 14:12–17, Genesis 3:11–19, Hebrews 1:1–9, Genesis 6:1–8, Romans 5:1–10
"The Amazing Love of God" -In this word from God, you will discover new truths about the depth and degree of God's love for humanity. There are times that we hear about certain subjects, such as the love of God, but we don't really dig into what that really means for us. The more intimately and personally we know the Father, the stronger we will become as His children. It's time to wean ourselves off of the milk of the Word and to grow to the place that we can hear and receive the meat of the Word.
The Power of Doubt
February 11, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"The Power of Doubt" -If we fully understood the power of doubt, we would be less likely to allow doubt to impact our heart and decisions. Satan sets out to distort and pervert everything that God originates to utilize those things against anyone who places their faith in God or His Word. If faith gives us the ability to receive salvation, then doubt has the power to cause believers to walk away from the Lord to live as they please. Doubt is perverted faith that we allow to influence our hearts, decisions, and lives once our faith has been compromised. This is why we must keep our hearts with all diligence.
Learn How to Live Free
February 7, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Learn How to Live Free" -Jesus told His disciples that if they wanted to follow Him, they must deny self. Jesus doesn't just require us as His disciples to deny self, He lived it. Even though Jesus was God incarnate, He still had a will like humans. Even so, He submitted His will to the Father in every situation and trial. Consequently, this empowered Him to do God's will even when there were people that opposed or tried to stop Him. There is a place in the Spirit that we can dwell where no one and nothing can keep us from obeying the Father. This is perfect liberty and freedom.
How to be Strong in Your Faith
February 4, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"How to be Strong in Your Faith" -There are two types of believers within Christianity. There are those who are strong in their faith and there are those who are weak. We all begin weak in faith, but God requires us to grow so that we can come to know Him and be strong. If we take a stand for God's Word, our stand will be challenged. If we will stand once we have been challenged, God will empower us by His grace to overcome this world. The trials of life are nothing more than our faith in God being put to the test to see how we will respond to trouble. Will we stand and prevail or will we waiver and fail?
Declaring the Word of the Lord
January 31, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Declaring the Word of the Lord" -For many generations, the Jews heard prophecies from God's prophets about the coming Messiah. When the Messiah (Jesus) came, He caused a spiritual transformation to take place. Moreover, He caused different transitions to also take place that most of the Jews were not prepared to accept. Consequently, God closed the door to that generation of Jews and opened it to the gentiles to be saved. In our generation, we are in the midst of another major transition that God is performing in the Church. Will believers accept this transition or will many reject it because they are comfortable with the familiar?
The Greater One Lives in You
January 28, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"The Greater One Lives in You" -How much power does a thought have? The question should be, "How much power do we allow a thought to have over us to control our decisions?" Satan is able to convince us that our problems are bigger than our God by getting us to focus on them instead of God. What we focus on, we will give power to be enlarged in our hearts and minds. Eventually, what began as a thought can become so large in our hearts that we see problems as being greater than the God who is greater and lives within us.
Can You See It?
January 25, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Can You See It?" -This word from the Lord is intended to energize your faith in God's ability and willingness to give you the victory in life. In every adverse situation, we have to decide if we are going to challenge it in faith or allow it to defeat us. If we will stand on God's Word in faith, the Father will empower us to see "the way of escape" that He has for us to overcome the trials of life. If you are a child of God, you already have victory over this world and its problems, but you must always remember who you are in every trial of life.
Breaking the Power of Deception
January 21, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Breaking the Power of Deception" -It is well known that sin destroys the souls of humans. It also well known that if someone dies in their sins, they will spend eternity in torment in the lake of fire. There is one thing about the sin of man that isn't as widely known and that is the deceitfulness of sin. It is the deceitfulness of sin that can cause sinners to reject the truth of God and refuse His attempts to save them from sin. It is the deceitfulness of sin that can cause a lost person not to fear God, nor the possibility of them going to hell for eternity.
How Did We Get Here?
Pastor Asa Dockery
"How Did We Get Here?" -Have you ever woken up one day and ask yourself, "How did I get here in my life?" There is a way that seems right unto a person, but its end is the way of death. Many people on earth believe since they have a physical body and live in a physical world that everything that pertains to them is of a natural occurrence. It is this type of thinking that has gotten us as humans in the place that we are spiritually. Get ready to be empowered with God's truth.
Pursuing God with Your Whole Heart
January 10, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Pursuing God with Your Whole Heart" -It's possible to be a follower of Jesus, but not be able to receive all that Jesus came to offer us. God told the Jews which He delivered from Egypt that He would give them their own land that was flowing with milk and honey. The Jews were God's people and He delivered out of bondage, but they wouldn't allow God a place in their hearts so that He could give them the Promised Land. Until we give our heart to the Lord and hunger for the truth, we will struggle in our faith walk to receive all that He has for us. The Father wants so much more for us as His children than to provide us with our everyday needs. He wants to give us life to the full so that we can stand for Him no matter what comes our way.
Defying the Powers of the World
January 7, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Defying the Powers of the World" -It is time that Christians realize who we are in Christ and why God has us in the world. If we know who we are and the purpose for us being on earth, we will stay focused on God's will and overcome the world. We are in this world, but we are not of the world. Satan can overpower us when we take things personally. Therefore, he seeks to get us personally involved with the cares of this life and of the world to distract us. We are able to defy or resist the powers of Satan and the world as we keep our hearts fixed on the Lord. We will overcome this world because the Greater One who lives in us has already overcome it.
Playing It Safe
January 3, 2024 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Playing It Safe" -As Christians, we are created to push the envelop and to challenge the status quo. However, as humans, we may have more than a tendency to want to avoid confrontations. Because we are of God and live in a fallen world, we won't be accepted or celebrated. Jesus taught in John's gospel that we will be hated for His name's sake. Are you playing it safe in your faith walk or are you obeying the Lord with your whole heart? No risk, no reward!
Letting Go of the Past
December 31, 2023 • Pastor Asa Dockery
"Letting Go of the Past" -As Christians, we can't do the same things the same way and expect our lives to be different. There has to be a transformation that takes place in our hearts. To override our human weaknesses, God has given to every person the measure of faith. To override our ways so that we can please the Father, He has given us His truth. As we obey the truth of God by faith, God will reveal the error of our ways so that we can be transformed. All we need to do is OBEY the Holy Spirit. It's that easy!