Saturday, February 14, 2015

BE MINE #89002142015


Be Mine

As we enjoy this another Valentine season, I believe the Lord would say to us, BE MINE! Can you let that sink in a moment and think on how you can be HIS? Can you follow the Commandments”
Question: "What is the greatest commandment?"

Answer: 
Jesus was asked this very question by a Pharisee who was considered to be “an expert in the law” (Matthew 22:34–36). Jesus answered by saying, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37–40).

Jesus gives us two commandments that summarize all the laws and commands in Scripture. The Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 deal with our relationship with God and then our relationship with other people. One naturally flows out of the other. Without a right relationship with God, our relationships with others will not be right, either. The cause of the world’s problems is that man needs to be reconciled to God. We will never love our neighbor as ourselves if we do not first love God with all our heart, mind, and soul. All of man’s best efforts toward world peace will fail as long as men are living in rebellion against God.

Once again I declare God wants us to get hold of this simple Valentine message we see on candy “BE MINE.” Will you do it? Jesus is the sweetest name I know and he loves us when we are weak and when we are strong. Have a good 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, February 01, 2015

Are you ready for the real Super Bowl? He Could Come

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Are you ready for the real Super Bowl? He Could Come

Today many will skip church and get ready for the big event, the Super Bowl. Those that do go to church will be asking Seahawks or Patriots? Even if you are not a football fan, you have heard it until you are tired of hearing it. Regardless of whether you are interested or not you get caught up with the events of the day.

How many of you are tired of grown men going at it all for a little ball and a trophy or ring at the end of the day?  Are you tired of hearing he cheated, he is a mean player, our defense will show him, their offense is not as good as ours? On and on it goes.

Well what if the Lord came back today? Would we be so caught up with worldly things and not see his return? Do you think it’s time we take the return of our Lord as serious as we do the Super Bowl?

Are souls really dying? Are they really crying, do they want to hear someone proclaim Jesus and share the message of his love with them?
Acts 1:1-11(KJV)
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
What if that was today? Would we be so focused on the Super Bowl of man that we would not see Jesus? Would we be so wrapped up with the excitement of man’s game that our Lord would come and we not see him?
You say preacher that’s not possible? I don’t know Noah, warned them for many years that a flood was coming and only after the door to the ark was shut and the waters begin to rise did they realize it was taking place and it was too late for them.
Matthew 24:36 (KJV)
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Just a portion of today’s sermon.
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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Today Is The Day #88601242015

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Today Is The Day

Yes, it is the day one should rise and behold the beauty of the Lord. He is everywhere. He was in the cold rainy weather yesterday and he is in the nice bright sunshine today. Weather is just like your life as it is sometime cold and rainy and sometimes shiny as a new penny.

So, how will you receive it today? Will you accept it and proclaim this is the day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it or will you look at with drudgery?

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, he changes not, you must decide how you receive it and how you go forth into the day. All of us have moments we go forth with a smile on our face ready to accept any challenge that comes our way. Then, there are moments we see ourselves going forward with our head down and don’t know where to go.

Jesus told us there is not anything placed on us we cannot bear, he said he would be with us and help us each step of the way. He also faced things like we do but he drew strength from our father and made it through. Therefore let us take a read in God’s word for help today. Join me in Psalm 61.

Psalm 61 (KJV)

61 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Let us take time today and proclaim this is the day we will go forth in God’s name and let nothing hinder us. Have a good day in Jesus.




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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Time Tested Beauty Tips $88501172015

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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         Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
and even redeemed.  Never throw away anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

I was doing a cryptogram yesterday and came across this quote from Sam Levenson, well-known educator, author and talk-show host who died in 1980:Received from my friend Gary Bell

I hope you will all strive to be beautiful. Have a good day and remember to be in church 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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Chaplain's Corner #8841112015

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Today I share a writing I’m doing for TNSC Veterans Magazine.

Greetings, my fellow Vietnam Veterans, family, and friends. Wow! Where did 2014 go? It seems like yesterday it began but no 2015 is well on its way. As I look back to 2014 we all had some ups and downs. Some had good health, some had bad and we had far too many leave us.

I am so thankful to have known many of those that left us; we shared together, played together and prayed together. I will remember those time and continue to cherish them.

For those of you that are still with us, there is a reason, sometimes we wonder why we are here but God has a plan and purpose for you. My goal this year is to continue to do all I can for God, our Veterans and fellow man. How about you?

God has been so good to me and I always want to thank him for his love and his tender mercies. Yes, I have aches and pains, and I have ups and downs in life but God is so real I just want to take a moment and remember how good he is to me.

This week with cold weather I was taking my dogs out and I heard this peck, peck, and peck. I kept looking and sure enough there on a tree in my yard was an ole woodpecker working his heart out to survive in this life. What a treat to see God’s creation knowing what to do to survive even under bad circumstances.

I wonder if we took time to remember where we come from and how far we’ve come if we would be encouraged to stick it out and do the best we can to survive. Sometimes it’s hard when we struggle and we wonder about the verse that tells us God will not put more on us than we can bear but he will make a way.

Yes, my God is real and he will not leave you nor forsake you. Place your hand in his hand in 2015 and allow his peace to surround you and help you continue your journey. 

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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The Fence #88701302015

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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The Fence
I came across this from “No Greater Joy Ministries” and thought you would enjoy it.
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.” You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.
- Author Unknown

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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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I can't believe it; this is the Last Day of 2014 #88312312014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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I can’t believe it; this is the Last Day of 2014

No, it can’t be? This is the last day of 2014? I must be getting old because I can’t remember where all this year has gone. The “ole” folks use to say the older you get the faster life passes you by. Hum, do I have to accept I am one of them “ole” folks now?

Don’t laugh at me, some of you know what I mean. Whew! It seems the year just begin but then, I think a moment and begin to remember all that has taken place and I guess it is the end of 2014.

So, Lord, thank you for this another year on planet earth and thank you for being with me each step of the way. You know, I had a scare or two but you kept your promise and did leave me.

I want to thank you for the days I was able to walk and sing, and listen to your still small voice and hear the birds and other creatures sing unto you. Thank you Lord for feeling your spirit as I communed with you during these precious times as you gave me strength for each day.

Lord, thank you for helping us as we had some hard times with my daughter and her cancer and my son and his continual battle with his legs. I also thank you for helping my wife with her legs and feet and me with my aches and pains and eye surgery and dental situations. You are a great big wonderful God and I just want to give you a hug.

Lord, thank you for helping our little flock at church as they overcame struggles in their lives this year. We are still here, we still come each Sunday to lift your name in praise and receive strength for yet another day. Thank you Lord.

And now here it is another end of the year and we are still here, Lord we haven’t forgotten your word; we are still looking for your return and believe it is near. Help us as we finish this year to not grow weary or faint but to rest upon your promises and lean not to our own understanding of the day but to trust and obey you as you direct our path.

Well, here I go out to use up this last day you have blessed me with in 2014, I hope to see you soon in 2015. I’m excited about what you have in store for me. Thank you again for being there and being here. I love 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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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Now That Christmas Is Over What Will You Do? #88212272014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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Now That Christmas Is Over What Will You Do?

I plan to follow God’s word and take time to do as the Psalmist that wrote:
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

God blessed me with his son and continues to provide all my needs and many of the desires of my heart. It is wonderful to be with my family and be able to talk about God and share his love with each other.

Was everything rosy this year? No, but God was there for us and is there for us as he brought us thru another Christmas season. As I shared with some of you today, “Wonderful Christmas, so thankful I am debt free, Jesus came and paid the price for all my sins, and I also had all of my Christmas paid in full because he made a way for that too. Jesus is so good, I love being free.”

I simply love God and love knowing Jesus is in my heart and the Holy Ghost leads me day by day. With all the devil conjures up in this world to tempt us to turn our back on God I am thankful that I know that I know that God is real , yes he is real in my soul. I cannot comprehend how anyone can deny him and reject Jesus. You must have taken a crazy pill I can’t swallow. Thank you Lord for the peace in my heart right now because you live.

My bible just fell open on Isaiah 40:27-31, I feel impressed to share the NLT this time.
27 O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?
    O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
28 Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

I cry unto you the word of God, hear his voice, heed his call, receive him and share him with others that have need of him today. The song says “Jesus is the one, yes he’s the only one, let him have his way until the day is done, and when he speaks you know the clouds will have to go, just because he loves you so.”

Yes, God is speaking to YOU. My prayer is for you to yield not to Satan but to the Holy Spirit as conviction grips your heart and leads you to God.

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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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What Is Your Gift for Christ #88012202014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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What Is Your Gift for Christ

Over two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His life was threatened as a babe because the rulers were afraid of a King that would come to perhaps take their place. However, Jesus represented more than a mere earthly leader and throne that would decay and vanish away.

The prophets foretold of this event and how he would one day rule the world but man could not imagine what kind of Kingship that would be. Man is still struggling to understand his fullness to come.

So, Jesus, the Son of God came and his gift to you was his dying on the cross for your sins that you may inherit eternal life thru  him and be with him forever. Wow! He gave his all. What will you give to him as a gift as we celebrate his birth?

Many Psalms come to mind when I ponder on this thought. Read with me.

Psalms 121:1-2 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”

Psalms 100 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”


Psalms 29: 1-2 “Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

Psalm 31:19 “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!”


Psalms 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

 

Psalms 39:1 “I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.”


Psalms “73:28 “I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.”

Psalms 91: 1-2 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

Psalms 95:6-7 “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice…”

Psalms 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

I could go on and on because I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love. Lord my hope my prayer is a big thank you, Happy Birthday and I just want to lift my voice and praise you and do my best to live a life pleasing unto you until the day Good calls me home. Looking forward to seeing you face to face some sweet day and hearing you say well done.

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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What Was It Like Christmas Week #88112232014

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Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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What Was It Like Christmas Week

It is two days before Christmas and it is a dreary rainy day. I wonder what it was like as Joseph and Mary with child made the trip to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. I’m sure Mary had some discomfort being so close to delivery. But they faithfully made their journey to comply with the laws of the land.

As we continue our journey this week trying to squeeze every minute into our busy season before stores close early, I wonder if we can even imagine what this young girl was thinking or experiencing. What would she do if the baby came while on this journey? Where would she deliver Jesus? We know the prophets foretold it would be in Bethlehem. Was Mary and Joseph aware of this as they traveled?

Well, ready or not Baby Jesus came just as was promised by God. God’s promises always come to past. Jesus became the Savior of the world and he is not in the manager today. He grew up to be a young man and he gave his life for you and me.

Now, we have two things we can do. We can accept Jesus or reject him. There are two promises that go with this too. If you accept Jesus, confess your sin, receive him as your Lord and Savior he has promised you eternal life. If you reject him you will face judgment day without  Jesus and be placed into hell forever and ever.

I choose Jesus, how about you? So, as you continue your business this week, remember God loved you so much that he gave his only begotten son so you could rejoice around the throne with him when this life is over.

Sing it with me “I can hear the brush of angel’s wings, I see glory on each face, surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.” Merry Christmas.

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 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

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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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