Jesus loves me this I know. Debra Wants me this I know. My kids appreciate me this I know. My church encourages me this I know. My Life Group cares for me this I know. Everything else I know, I will share with you.

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Letter from Pastor A to newLife

Today I am trying to clear my head from Sunday to get ready for Easter, and to do that I want to share a few things from yesterday that are important.

#1 Yesterday was the most exposed I have ever felt in Church as I opened up about my life and I am thankful for those who prayed for me that I might be bold and honest.

#2 Yesterday was the hardest message I have ever preached because of the subject matter and the danger of it being taken wrong and causing pain instead of healing.

#3 Yesterday was the most exciting day we have had in a while as we witnessed an amazing testimony from Randy, Chere found out how much Jesus Loves her, and for those of you who don't know yet, Jane trusted Christ as her savior during Ron and Kathy's life group.

But the work of Yesterday is Yesterday. Awesome as it was and Amazing that it is we have tomorrow to look forward to and this Sunday is going to be big for us.

and here is what I am asking you to begin Praying Ephesians 6: 18-20

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Pray for yourselves, your families, your relationship with Jesus. vs 18

Pray for other Christians and Church members. vs 18

Pray for me. vs 19-20
That God will reveal to me the right message, righteous boldness, and real clarity that the work that we do does not fall on deaf ears but that Sundays opportunity will represent our Lord and Savior.

Yesterday was Awesome, But Sunday's going to be GREATER.

I love my Life.


  1. Yesterday was touching and meaningful. I appreciated your openness and honesty. You are always so real with all of us and that is one of the reasons I was drawn to this church and have kept going.

    I have gone through the depression. Two suicide attempts because I didn't think I could make it through one more day. Wishing for death to just come and take me so I wouldn't have to try a third time and hurt my husband and children. Occasionally the devil tries to get those hooks in me again and God has gotten me through those times in the recent years.

    Now, I love my life!


  2. Sunday was tough for me as well. I am so thankful for the raw personal emotion that you share with us continually. Not just you, but so far every single person I've ever personally talked to at NewLife. Through Christ, the people of this church have literally loved me back to life. My church family has shown me a love & a friendship like I have never known. I was just telling my mentor Sunday over the phone that God spoke to me Sunday towards the end of your message that I am in the other side of finally I have hope to live the life He has for me instead of false hope in the "relief" of death. As you mentioned about the good & evil spirits and the voices... It still does get very crowded up in my head & all around me but I'm learning to recognize the difference in the positive & negative. I know I've told you before but I am so thankful for the prayers & love of so many here. My prayers are with you always and for the resurrection message this Sunday.

    1. You are prayed for a loved Jen we will not let the evil one have you! Thank you Jesus for sending us Jen and for sending her someone who has mentored her back to the living through your word! You are an amazing God...and we are blessed!
      Love you girl!

  3. Things came up Sunday that I have had to deal with in the recent past. Things came up, things came back to memory. I am so very thankful for Christ. I am so very thankful for my family. This time of year is special to me. Jesus' resurrection and my fate being sealed in His overcoming the world!