“S-U-C-C-E-S-S”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, April 26, 2017

Dear Friends,

How do you define “Success?” The World would want us to believe that “Success” is when you have a good amount of money in the bank, a big home with a two or three car garage. We are told the really “Successful” people are leaders of companies, they have a lot of prestige and power and the admiration of many.

Friends, I don’t believe that is God’s definition of “Success” at all.

I believe Jesus defined “Success” quite different by the life that He lived and the words He taught us. Look at a summary of His life, “Success, means much more than making a living. It means making a life that honors God and serves others” (Mark 10:44-45).

I like what one writer said about “Success” when he said, “It is striving each day to do your best at honoring God with ones character, speech and thought life all the while helping others be all God created them to be for Christ’s glory.”

Let’s don’t fall into the trap of letting the World define “Success” for us, instead let Christ’s model and the model of other great men and women of the faith set the tone for true and lasting “Success” as pleases God. He will truly be the final judge of all!

Have a “Success” driven day friends,

Doug

“Divine Appointments”, Pastor Doug’s Sermon, Sunday, April 23, 2017

Divine Appointments” is the title of Pastor Doug’s sermon for Sunday, April 23, 2017. The sixth part of a series, “Reaching Our ‘Full’ Potential“, the notes for this sermon can be downloaded here. Please join us for worship each Sunday at our church facility, 33rd and Avenue I, Kearney, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

Good Friday and Easter Services

Dear Friends,

Farrol and I wish each of you a blessed Easter. What a magnificent time to reflect on God’s grace and mercy on our lives as we remember what Christ did on our behalf to set us free from the bonds of sin and death.

Remember Good Friday services at LFF are at 7 PM. An excellent time of worship/praise and teaching from God’s Word will be ours as we gather together to grow in His grace and knowledge.

Easter Sunday Morning: We will not be having any Sunday School classes.
Our Worship & Celebration time is at 10 AM. Join us as we celebrate the single greatest event in human history: Jesus’ Resurrection.

Because He is Risen we have strength for today and a bright hope for tomorrow.

Have a blessed Easter,

Pastor Doug

“Walk In It!”, Pastor Doug’s Devotional, April 12, 2017

Dear Friends,

One person said this week, “We really should celebrate “Easter” every day!” Now that would be nice! Each day understanding the “hope, the victory, the forgiveness, the deliverance from darkness to light, the freedom that is ours in and through Jesus Christ……Now that is something to think about daily for sure.

But, if your anything like I am, the “to do list,” will often get in the way, we will get bogged down with the cares and concerns of life and all to often forget what Christ has done for us and try to handle life’s situations ourselves.

He took the penalty we rightfully should have paid upon Himself, out of love for each of us and went to the cross in our place………. Victory over our sin and immanent death freely given by the grace and mercy of our Lord.

I spent four minutes this week and listened to a favorite on U Tube entitled “That’s my King” by Dr. S.M. Lockridge…….take a moment in the busyness of life and be reminded of who the King of Glory is for each of us. WOW!!!!

Christian friends, Farrol and I wish each of you a blessed Easter, now and each day He gives us. The cross is empty and the tomb is vacant…..

“But thanks be to God who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15).

Striving together for His glory,

Doug