“Take a moment with me!”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, January 4, 2017

Dear Friends,

Please take a moment with me at the beginning of this New Year and ponder the Apostle Paul’s words from Philippians 1:27-30. The long term motivation and personal ramifications for our life as we strive to live out this truth can be astounding and make a huge difference personally, in the church we attend and in our sphere of influence around the land.

“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will her of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel in no way alarmed by your opponents–which is a sign of destruction for them, but salvation for you, and that too, from God. For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.”

When each of us strive within our own heart and then together to:
-Be Unified in Christ,
-Unified with ‘one purpose,’ to glorify Him through the spreading of the gospel by using our individual talents, abilities and gifts,
-That we are Unified with one vision (Christ said it best, “to go into all the World”)

Pondering…….

“Lord may each of us who read this to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ!”

Blessed New Year to you all,

Doug

P.S. Please join us for worship this Sunday at our church facility, 33rd and I Streets, Kearney, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

Pastor Doug’s devotional can be received via email by contacting him at dgshada@gmail.com. His daily word of encouragement can be read by connecting with him on Facebook and with Living Faith Fellowship on Facebook. Each has a unique view of inspiration to help you through the day.

“Prayer Support”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, December 30, 2016

Dear Caring & Praying Friends,

Last evening I read a sad and sickening report of the fate of many Christian missionaries at the hand of Muslim extremists in the middle East. This report detailed some of the most evil, awful happenings these radical Islamists have done and are doing to both the adults and children of these Christian missionaries. I am not going in to detail in this this note, it is to gruesome and sad.

I am writing to ask “you” to join me in prayer for the Christ following missionaries, especially in these third world countries. Not that God would take them out of the fire of evil, but that “holy boldness” would be there’s. His peace, power and authority would flow from their lips. And very importantly that “many” people will come to saving faith through the message of the gospel which they are sharing. It has been true down through the ages that the gospel goes further and faster on the blood of these Christ honoring martyr’s.

Some have said, “well, these missionaries just need to leave those evil areas.” Well friends, why should we expect them to be treated any differently than they treated Christ or the Apostles or many other Christ followers down through the ages? No, many have been called to go into these evil areas knowing full well that death could be imminent.

Lastly, as we close another year and begin a fresh new one, please pray for each other as Christ followers that we “would be bold in our witness for our Lord” using our talents, abilities and gifts to honor Him regardless of the personal costs to “our” life. That obedience and faithfulness would mark our life.

Thank you all!

It is truly a pleasure to “Strive together” for His glory,

Pastor Doug

“Happy New Year”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, December 28, 2016

lff-eph-1-17-18Dear Friends,

Farrol and I want to wish each of you a blessed and Happy New Year!!!

It seems like the days go by faster the older we have gotten, yet we know they haven’t. The joy of knowing eternity awaits us all, and it could be today, is motivation to live in a manner our Lord is deserving of.

My prayer for each of us as we enter this new year is the prayer the Apostle Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus . “Lord I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give each of us a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of our heart may be enlightened so that we may know what is the hope of His calling and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”

What a joy it is to live each day for His glory and to look toward Heaven as our eternal home that awaits us as His children.

May we live in light of that glory that awaits us with the passion, commitment and the joy of being a Christ follower!

Happy New Year all,

Doug

“My Prayer For Each Of Us…”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, December 21, 2016

Dear Friends,

Farrol & I would like to wish you a blessed Christmas and a joy-filled and prosperous New Year!

There is no greater hope than the Hope that entered this world as a babe in the manger, who became our Savior on the Cross and today sits at the Right Hand of the Father of Glory, victorious over sin and death. This Hope that offers salvation to all mankind by grace through faith in Him alone is truly an anchor of our soul that “no one” nor “anything” can shatter!

Friends, as we close 2016 and begin a new year I am challenged by these words from the prophet Micah in chapter 4 and verse 5, “Though all the peoples walk Each in the name of his god, As for us, we will walk In the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.”

I am praying for my family and each of us who read this that daily our choice would be clear and distinct who we worship and serve. Let it be seen in our actions, through our speech and in our thought life. We are servants of the Most High God and we choose to walk in His name and for His glory until He calls us home.

Truly, a daily choice worth making!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you,

Doug

(Pastor Doug’s weekly devotional can be received via email by contacting him at dgshada@gmail.com. His daily word of inspiration can be ready by connecting with him on Facebook and by connecting with Living Faith Fellowship on Facebook. Each has a unique motivation for the day. Please join us for our Christmas Eve worship time at 5:00 p.m. and for Sunday Christmas Worship at 10:00 a.m.)

Upcoming LFF Events

Wednesday, December 21 – Join others in prayer, 7:00 a.m., in Church library
Christmas Eve, 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Day, Regular worship time at 10:00 a.m., no Sunday School
New Year’s Day, January 1, Regular worship time 15 at 10:00 a.m., Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.
LFF Youth: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m., January 1; New Year’s Eve Part, December 30th
LFF College: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m., January 1 in church library

Quotes from “Finishing the Task” Conference, Saddleback Church, December, 2016

Several LFF members attended the December, 2016 “Finishing the Task” Conference at Saddleback Church. Finishing the Task is an effort to spread the gospel worldwide, especially to unreached people groups. Highlights of the 2015 Conference can be reviewed at http://www.finishingthetask.com/videos.html.

Quotes from “Finishing the Task, 2016”:

Francis Chan: “What’s wrong is when this Hope doesn’t anchor our soul.”

David Joannes: “Fields are ripe among Unreached Unengaged People Groups.” (UUPGS)

David Joannes: “Go is a real command!”

Children’s Ministry Christmas Program, Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Living Faith Fellowship Children’s Ministry presented their Christmas Program during the worship time on Sunday, December 18th. (Click on one picture to view a slideshow)


Please join us for a special Christmas Even Service on Saturday, December 24th, 5:00 p.m. Also join us for worship on Christmas morning at 10:00 a.m.