Monday, December 30, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
WE are SO excitied to have Frank M. Juelich, (a PAOC Global Worker to Nagpur, India, since 1981. Coming with him is his successor Bapu H. Desai. It is a GREAT honor to have this internationally known, "Hero of the Faith" in Lanigan. Come and listen and be challenged!
Watch Frank's story here on VIMEO It is a GREAT video!
Watch Frank's story here on VIMEO It is a GREAT video!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
COME listen to what she has to say on this important subject in our culture today.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday, September 07, 2013
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
24 HOUR PRAYER BEGINS TODAY!
LPC will be open all day Saturday for anyone who wants to come and pray.
PLUS… We are inviting you to gather at LPC tonight from 7 PM and 8 PM ( Saturday Sept 7th ) for praise and worship and gathered prayer.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
"You Are God Alone"
You're not a God created by human hands
You're not a God dependent on any mortal man
You're not a God in need of
Anything we can give
By Your plan, that's just the way it is
You are God alone, from before time began
You were on Your throne, You are God alone.
And right now, in the good times and bad
You are on Your throne, You are God alone.
You're the only God whose power none can contend
You're the only God whose name and
Praise will never end
You're the only God who's worthy
Of everything we can give
You are God, that's just the way it is
You're unchangeable (Unchangeable)
That's who you are (That's who you are)
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Find the expanded version here at the online Christian college website,
1. Make a budget so that you can anticipate your expenses ahead of time. Luke 14:28-30
2. Be honest without fail in your financial dealings and never try to cheat others. Proverbs 13:11
3. Be content with the things that you have. Philippians 4:11-13
4. Don’t be afraid of having success in your life. Deuteronomy 30:9
5. Pay off your debt as soon as possible. Proverbs 22:7
6. Avoid co-signing for other people. Proverbs 6:1-2
7. Don’t fall prey to get-rich-quick schemes. Proverbs 13:11
8. Be a cheerful giver, remembering the blessings you have been given. Luke 6:38
9. Seek wise counsel when you prepare to invest your money. Proverbs 15:22
10. Freely lend your money to those who need it, without worry of being repaid. Luke 6:35
11. Do not place money in a place of importance above God and your family; do not treat money as an idol. 1 Timothy 6:9-11
12. Plan for the future by saving your money wisely. Proverbs 6:6-8
13. Pay your taxes. Romans 13:5-7
COMMENTS? What is your favorate Biblical financal advice? PLEASE, feel free to POST THEM.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
This Sunday we are giving Bibles to our four grade 12 grads. Plan to come and encourage these young adults as they approach this important event in their lives.
Shaylyn Berezuik Andrew Sawatsky
Shaylyn Berezuik Andrew Sawatsky
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
- "I believe in you."
- "It’s a blessing to be your mom/dad (grandma, aunt)."
- "I love you." Then be specific: "I love your smile (energy, caring heart, etc.)."
- "I noticed ... (you got your homework done, you have a new friend). That’s what I call responsibility (kindness, other character quality)."
- "Keep up the good work. You’re making progress!"
- "If more kids were like you, this world would be a better place."
- "There is a bright future ahead for you."
- "Thanks for what you did (helping, doing chores, doing homework, etc.)."
- "If all the 8-year-old girls (use child’s age) were lined up from all over the world and I could only pick one, I’d pick you."
- "I admire or am proud of you for (name a specific quality or trait)."
10 Negative Phrases Not to Say Because They Tear Kids Down:
- "You’re no good; you’ll never amount to anything."
- "If you don’t stop doing that, I’m going to leave you here (or go home without you)."
- "Why can’t you be more like your brother/sister?"
- "I can’t stand you."
- "You are so much trouble."
- "I can’t wait until you’re grown up and out of here."
- "Don’t you ever listen? Where are your brains?"
- "What’s wrong with you?"
- "You are stupid."
- "You’re giving me a headache (or stressing me out)."
PS: I would two more sentences after I have read this. 1) I am sorry 2) Will you forgive me.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In our year of GROWTH at LPC, here is a good article from ChurchLeaders.com . It is important that we grow in our use of "pet" scriptures. I agree that these are most often used wrongly. PLEASE feel free to comment.
Top 5 Most Misused Verses in the Bible
The Bible is a sharp, double-edged sword — able to pierce the heart. However, when portions of the Bible are used in the wrong context, it’s like trying to fight with the butt of the weapon instead of the blade. It’s just not effective.
Over my years in ministry and as an ongoing student of the Bible, I’ve come across many biblical misquotes, misunderstandings and flat-out misuses.
However, if I’m honest, many of these have come from my own lips. I confess: I’ve been guilty of abusing passages, ignoring context and, even at times, stretching the meaning for my own teaching needs, but I’m seeking to reform my loose ways in favor of something much more beneficial — the original interpretation.
Here are the top five Scriptures, in my opinion, that get misused in the church today — with a brief description of the original context.
I invite you to comment on each one or to provide additional passages you think should appear in the top five. Also, just to be clear, I don't think referencing these passages in a slighlty different context is a biblical felony — if it was, I'd probably be doing hard time — but it's always good to know the heart of the original meaning.
1. I Can Do All Things.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
This short verse is often quoted by sports teams, bumper stickers and taglines as a rally cry to accomplish great things like running a marathon, climbing a mountain, winning the championship, finishing the remodel on the kitchen, etc.
However, this short — and powerful — passage gets its meaning amidst the context of contentment. Paul is writing this letter to the church in Philippi to let them know that God has taught him to be content in times of plenty and in times of desperation (he’s writing this letter in prison).
So, in its proper meaning, this verse is a tribute to a man who learned to follow God in any circumstance. Whatever came Paul's way, he handled with faith. It could be stoning, prison, shipwreck, beatings, etc. This passage is not a clarion call to go out and accomplish great feats of strength, but a beautiful reminder to pursue faith and trust God in the midst of the ups and downs of a life given fully to the cause of Christ.
So, if you get put in prison for preaching Christ, beaten, and learn to live with little food or possessions, and you find yourself content because you have Christ, well, this verse should definitely be quoted.
2. Plans to Prosper.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." — Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
This verse is often quoted during a trial to encourage or inspire — pointing us to the promise that God has specific plans to help us prosper so don’t worry!
However, in context, this verse is dealing with a particular promise given to Israel from God; the promise points to the end of their Babylonian exile in specific terms — 70 years (verse 10). So, the word prosper doesn't refer to money or material blessings, but physical and spiritual salvation.
But, someone might say, God still wants us to prosper, right? Well, in terms of salvation, yes. In fact, this passage is a great reminder of the fulfilled prophecy and the perfect Word of God. This is an amazing story that points us to a greater release and redemption for all of God’s people.
So, taking away our specific, individually focused application doesn’t subtract the awesomeness from this passage. In fact, it enhances it and reminds us of the collective salvation of God’s people in history and in the future, still to come.
3. Where Two or Three Are Gathered.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” — Matthew 18:20 (NIV)
This verse is often used as an encouragement that God is with us in tough circumstances — all we need are two to three people in a prayer group and we’re set. In fact, you don’t even have to say the full verse, just start it out: “Where two or three are gathered … ” and other church members will shake their heads in agreement.
However, this passage really deals with building a testimony in the context of church discipline. A proper, and reliable, testimony was extremely critical in the Jewish context. This passage was an encouragement to the church leaders during difficult times of confrontation and church discipline — that God would be present with the witnesses as they sought to make matters right and restore a fallen member.
So, it’s pretty safe to say that unless you’re in the midst of church discipline, you’re taking this verse out of its original context.
Is God still with us when two or three are gathered? Yes, of course. He's also with us when it's just one or one thousand.
4. All Things Work for Good.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28 (NIV)
This passage is often used to encourage another believer who’s going through a tough time — reminding them that it will eventually work out for something good in their life. In other words, don’t worry about getting fired — God has something better in store for you … all things work out for good, remember?
There are two major issues in this passage to deal with to keep it in context.
First, the passage deals with those who love him. That’s an important distinction. It’s not for everyone, but specifically for believers.
Second, the “good” that’s described in context is our ultimate conformity to Christ, not our comfort. So, the good here leads us to sanctification and our ultimate glorification and not the turnaround of our circumstances from bad to good. Things might get better after the job loss, they might not. Ultimately, we have redemption to hope for — and that's the ultimate good.
5. Where There’s No Vision.
Where there is no vision the people perish, but happy is he who keeps the law. — Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
Your church will not perish without a vision statement. I think vision statements are fantastic — and helpful, but this passage isn’t a divine reminder for pastors to build a better brand direction.
This verse is often used to remind leaders that if they don’t have a compelling vision, and dream big, their people will be lost. The key word in this passage, “vision,” is actually the word revelation and it points to the Word of God or the revelation of God.
In other words, a more accurate interpretation could be: Where there is no revealed Word of God the people perish, but happy is he who obeys God’s Word.
This verse is a great picture of what happened in Nehemiah. The people rediscovered the Word of God and read it for everyone to hear and understand. The result: revival. It had nothing to do with Nehemiah’s catchy core values or the Venn diagram of his mission statement — it was the Word of God that brought life to the people.
So, this passage isn’t necessarily apropo for the building project or the five-year plan for your life center, but it is a fitting reminder that God’s Word gives us life — especially when we obey it.