THE SEASON OF LOVE

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LOVING GOD – LOVING OTHERS

Throughout the world, we find that the month of February is often seen as the season of expressing love.   For the servants of God, this season should be every day we live, loving God and loving His people.  Yet when we look around our world we find in many instances, no resemblance of the expression of the true intended love of God.  The nations of the world can be seen as experiencing a growing spiritual darkness, while in a general sense, the church often sits in a state of lethargy; going through the motions, ‘having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof (2Tim 3:5).

REVIVAL ON THE HORIZON

Yet, in the midst of it all, we see that God is doing what He said He would; shaking the nations, awakening their need for Him; preparing hearts for a revival comparable only to an early and latter rain together.  Let us remember, revival must first begin in us!  For every servant of God, let us purpose to go back to what God intended on the Day of Pentecost; ministering in the power and authority of Christ.  The key is preparedness.  If we are to be ready, we must examine ourselves in the light of God’s Word,  asking, ‘Am I loving God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength?  Do I love my neighbor as myself – even those who have said or done me wrong?  Is my focus as Pastor or leader that of pleasing God or man?  Let us consider I John 4:15-19: Do I love as my Savior loves me?  I Peter 4:7-11: Am I loving and serving only for God’s glory? 

Until we can say yes to being the body of Christ in the manner that God intended, what do we hold out to a lost and dying world?   Where the Word of God is the standard ‘norm’, the church will experience revival. Chains will be broken and hope will be found.  Be encouraged today Church, as we give our all to loving God – and loving others, we shall be the  “The Church Victorious”!  

Patricia Atwell – Pastor Emeritus
Barkersville Christian Church, Middle Grove, NY

Full Gospel Assemblies Welcomes Pastor David Sundberg

From left to Right, FGAI Ministers participating in the ceremony, Minister Dan Mueller, Officiating Regional Minister Pastor Regi Licht, and Pastora Narcedalia Licht, Pastor David Sundberg, Pastor Ben Vongsiri, and Pastora Timmy Maier.

There is reason to rejoice as FG Assemblies welcomes Pastor David Sundberg (above – center) as a Commissioned Minister of the Gospel.  Pastor Sundberg serves under the leadership of Pastor Reginald Licht with the Bluffview Center of Hope in Prairie Du Sac, WI.   Officiating the laying on of hands service on Jan. 21, 2021 was FG Regional Director Pastor Licht, along with church eldership Pastors Narcedalia Licht, Ben Vongsiri, Timmy Maier and Minister Dan Mueller.  Pastor Sundberg is serving in the ministries of Prison Chaplaincy, Men’s and Women’s recovery, and missions outreach.   Pastor David’s wife, Pear Chaiyasit, who is native of Laos, was blessed with the opportunity to join the service online.