Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Time Is Coming #87912142014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Christmas Day Is Coming

Christmas day is coming and it will not be long. Just what does that mean to you? Are you ready? Will you celebrate the birth of Jesus our Lord?

What a beautiful time to show love and cherish the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone is busy and rushing around to get the best present for family and friends. It is wonderful to see the joy that fills the air this time of year. It could be Christmas for me every day if it would bring this good out in everyone.

I know we may spend too much time getting the gifts but we all love to open them up and see what we have for this year. What kind of gift did you get Jesus this year? He gave his all for you; will you give your all to him? Jesus wants you to take time to share his love for you to your world so they may experience what you have down in your heart.

This makes me want to sing the song dad would lead us in and it brings tears of joy as I visualize him singing “Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart, Lord Jesus, Come in today, come into stay, come into my heart Lord Jesus.”

At our church we will be placing gifts under the tree for Christ, they will be opened next Sunday morning; I can’t wait to see what everyone gives him this year. This tradition my family and I have done at churches we pastor has been a blessing as people bring anything from paper towels and toilet paper, to tissues and other church supplies. Some have brought new tables and even an organ one time.

We have lots of fun and it really helps the church the next year. Well let’s be about sharing Jesus and get going. Have a good week in the Lord.

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

This Is The Day #87812072014

SURFING WITH JESUS
Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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This Is The Day

Hum? Yes, do you know that Pearl Harbor was attacked to throw us into WW2 on this day? It’s sad to say that many of our people today don’t remember what happened on this day in 1941.

Kind of reminds me of the Lord’s Day, many today don’t remember to get out of bed and go to church and thank God for what he has done for us. We are a blessed nation and God has favored us. Let us take time to remember what he brought us through and give glory to his name.

I had a lot of family in the military in this war, my mom had three brothers serve and four spouses of her sisters with my dad do  service during this time, all but one made it thru this time of war. All served proudly and signed that blank check to ensure we can arise and go to the house of God today.

When I’m around town and see a WW2 hat on a Veteran I love to say thank you and listen to their stories. If you really want to learn about this time in our history take time and allow them to bless you. Many are leaving us so you need to hurry to learn firsthand information.

One local story I always love is on the hill around 8th and 10th Street off Benton Pike as you come into Cleveland, Tennessee. It got the nickname of Holy Hill. I’m told you could go into that area anytime and hear mothers crying out to God for the safety of our men and women. What a testimony to a generation that knew how to reach the throne of Grace.

Lord help me, help us this day remember how blessed I am and we are as individuals and as a Nation. I think I’m going to get out of here make it to Sunday School and church on time this morning. Hope you will join me.

Lord, thank you for this day, thank you for your son Jesus, I celebrate his birth and thank you for sending him and thank you Jesus for dying for me that I might have Salvation, looking forward to your return, it will be a great day.

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spend One Hour Praising God #87109132014

SURFING WITH JESUS
Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Spend One Hour Praising God

My name is God. You hardly have time for me. I love you and will always bless you. I am always with you. I need you to spend an hour of your time with me, don’t pray, just praise.

Why do we feel sleepy in prayer, but stay awake through a 3 hour movie?

Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK but find it easy to read other books?

Why are prayers getting smaller?

Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage with God?

Think about it, are you going to ignore this because you think you will get laughed at? 80% will not do it.

God said if you deny me in front of your friends, I will deny you on the Day of Judgment.

When one door closes, God opens two. Has God opened doors for you?

God has no BLACKBERRY but he's my favorite contact.

He is not on FACEBOOK but he is my best friend.

He is not on TWITTER but I still follow Him, and even without the INTERNET I am always connected to him.

He is not on Gmail but he's always online.

Has God been good to you!

God has been very good to me. God has given me a wonderful family, great friends and so much more. How about you?

WILL YOU JOIN ME IN TAKING TIME TO PRAISE HIM FOR ONE HOUR THIS WEEK?


REMEMBER
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire / Meditation in God's Word Part 3

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
 #86909012014

Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire
Meditation in God’s Word Part 3

Rejoice with me before the Lord as we continue to mediate in God’s word. He is alive, my God is real for I can feel him in my soul. He has washed and made me whole and I thank him for his love.

Psalm 104:33-34 (KJV) 33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.

Psalm 119:15-16, 23-25, 48, 77-78 (KJV) 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Psalm 119:77-78 (KJV) 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

Psalm 119:97-99 (KJV) 97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Thank you again Lord for your love and your care, thank you for your tender mercies to me each day. Glory, glory, glory be to your holy name.

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire / Meditation in God's Word Part 4

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
 #87009032014

Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire
Meditation in God’s Word Part 4

Ah! I hope you are still with me. This is the last part on this thought. It was too long to do in one setting. As you allow God to set your bush on fire remember it is all about him and not you. If you are hungry God will fill you with his manna.

Psalm 119:145-149King James Version (KJV) 145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. 149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment.

Psalm 143:5 (KJV) I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

Philippians 4:8-9 (KJV) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

1 Timothy 4:13-16 (KJV) 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

I hope you have been fed as you read and meditated in God’s word. I encourage you to continue as we make preparation to pray.  

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire / Meditation in God's Word Part 2

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire
Meditation in God’s Word Part 2

I give you the same challenge today I gave my congregation last week. Pray for one hour for YOU. Commune with God and allow him to speak to YOU. I think you will find it a blessing and you will cry out GLORY a time or two.
Let’s continue our scriptures now.

Psalm 5:1-3 (KJV) 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 19:14 (KJV) 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 49:3 (KJV) My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalm 63:6-8 (KJV) When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Psalm 77:12-15 (KJV) 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Isn’t it wonderful to experience God as you meditate in and on HIS word.

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire/ Meditation in God's Word Part 1

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
 #86708202014

Turn Aside to See, He Will Set Your Bush on Fire

These words are often used “He will set your fields on fire.” We love to be inspired and sing God’s praises and this is all wonderful, in fact I want to say GLORY. This week as I’ve sought God I have decided it’s time to get back to the simple thing that brings us to the place he will set our bush on fire.

What will do it? I think it is prayer and in this light I share scriptures and thoughts on Preparation for Prayer. These thoughts and verses were used by the ABM Department of Pastoral Care of the COGOP, Published by: J. Countryman Publishers Houston Texas and printed in Belgium
Meditation in God’s Word Part 1

Joshua 1:8King James Version (KJV)
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalm 1:1-3King James Version (KJV)
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Think on these verses today and allow God to feed you. He loves you.

REMEMBER
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GOD’S GREATNESS and MAN’S WEAKNESS #86608152014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
 #86608152014
GOD’S GREATNESS and MAN’S WEAKNESS

Oh, hear the word of the Lord. I was sitting in a Chiropractor’s office this morning and looking at a Gideon Bible and was blessed with this topic. Only 31 verses but read with me and let the word of God saturate you and lift you up today.


Isaiah 40 King James Version (KJV)
40 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not
faint.


What more can I say? Now that you’ve read it will you pray with me that we practice this lesson and grow in the Lord? He alone is great and we are weak. The songs says “I am weak but thou art strong, Jesus keep me from all harm, daily walking close to thee, let it be dear Lord, let it be.”

REMEMBER

“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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Friday, January 03, 2014

Be Steadfast In the Year Ahead #83912292013



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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
 #83912292013

Be Steadfast In the Year Ahead

I greet you with Paul’s greeting to the Corinthians wishing you grace and peace from our Lord. Paul started a work in Corinth and continues to teach them the truth of God. Man can get all twisted up and turned around but Paul’s desire was to see them steadfast in their tribulation and suffering.
As you begin 2014 don’t think you are the only one starting the New Year with problems in your life. Things come along to tempt us to listen to false teachers or cause us just to give up on God. Rest assured God will be with you each step of the way.
I know several who have suffered the loss of a loved one recently, others who have a broken marriage, others who have no job to go to tomorrow, others who are on the verge of losing their home and on and on I could go. Then there are others who are depressed, ready to give up on God, confused about what the truth really is and want to just walk away.
Folk’s, life is not always easy and as a child of God we need to cling to the word of God and know good and bad come to everyone. You have the assurance that God will be with you and never forsake you.
Join Paul as you begin this year with the confidence of a good conscious before the world as you walk in simplicity and let your light shine before others that they see God as you face what life brings before you. He is God, he is real, he is alive and you are alive in him. Rejoice, again I say rejoice and be bold in God.  
2 Corinthians 1:1-12 (KJV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
REMEMBER
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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