The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama  - Company Message

The Overseer's of The Church of God from 1903-Present
These men of God have led or are leading The Church of God into an era  of Holy Ghost "Rain."  Church, let it "Rain", pray to the Lord for an awakening and  for the flood gates of heaven to open!
Acts 2:17 Tells us that our old men shall dream dreams and our young men will have visions!

What does this mean? Three of our past four General Overseers' had  "The Dream" as to what The Church of God was going to be, the "Old Men." Now the young men are taking the church with the VISION", under the the anointing of The Holy Ghost,
as Joel prophesied of. And then in Acts the same words were spoken. Before Brother Smith had gone onto his reward in glory, through the VISION of God he led the effort of restoring the "Mount Hattin" marker in Israel  and now an even YOUNGER man anointed of God is taking The Church of God with the same Godly VISION! Let us pray for Brother Pimentel and this task that he leads the entire Church of God what she has been commanded to do!  And that is............
Move forward, "Win the lost at all cost!" . Our marker in Israel is a Biblical  realization of  "Write the vision.....make it plain!" 
Pictures: Top left: A.J.Tomlinsom, Top Middle: M.A. Tomlinson, Bottom Left: Robert Pruitt, Bottom Right: Stephen Smith, and Far right: Oscar Pimentel (current General Overseer)

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1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205-285-4361

The Church of God, General Headquarters
Oscar Pimentel, General Overseer
P.O. Box 450 Charleston, Tennessee 37310
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James Horne, State Overseer
P. O. Box 650
Bessemer, Alabama 35021

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Our theme this 2016 year is "A Year of Prayer. We have taken June & July as a time of "Let It Rain." Prayer will cause a rain of God's power on His people. We then will be able to reach the lost, through the love of God we show, through the Christlike spirit we show. We must win the lost at all cost. The song you are listening to is called "Let It Rain.". and it so deeply says how I should feel, how we feel to win the lost. You have heard this "Talk is cheap." Well it is. We can no longer just Talk the Talk but it is time to stand up and Walk the Walk, the walk of Christ. We are to be HIS liaisons to help this world find salvation. We are to be Christ-like, thus the very meaning of a Christian. Time for the return of Savior is near, there is no time to waste. "For in an Hour you think not."
As you look at the photos above you see the past and present General Overseer's of The Church of God, 1903 to Present. God has done miracle upon miracle for The Church of God. The beauty of God's bride is so simple, so beautiful, so fantastic. It reminds me when I looked at my "Bride" in her wedding dress for the first time.....simply dynamic! We are witnessing the days of Joel. These past Overseer's have led us out of the "wilderness" and our last Overseer Brother Smith  and now our present General Overseer, Bishop Pimentel have/are preparing the Bride ready for the promised land.....The marriage supper of the lamb!
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2016 General Assembly

The Church of God just concluded the 111th General Assembly at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. It was a time of rejoicing in the Spirit of God. 
There was anointed singing and preaching throughout, giving the delegates a fresh renewing of their souls. Many were healed of their infirmities.
We heard from God on many occasions, who exhorted us to remain faithful and follow him.
Follow His Word and He would guide our footsteps!
God was so present in the Assembly that we went to our fields of labor rejoicing!
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Coffee Makers Vs Coffee Drinkers 3 Oct

You know that you're drinking to much coffee when; The nurse has to run to check your pulse-You get a speeding ticket while you are parked-You grind coffee grounds in your mouth-You watch DVD's on fats forward-You lick the coffee pot clean-Your eyes stays open when you sneeze-you can type 60 words a minute on the computer with your toes=You can jump start your car without cables--You source of sugar is sugarine. You don't sweat, you percolate-You've worn out the handle on your coffee cup- You got to AA for free coffee-Star Buck owns the mortgage on your home. You are so wired, just by looking at your TV it comes on automatic-You sleep with your eyes open_ Instant coffee takes to long to make.
          Why did I just say all of this! In John 7:37-39  Jesus spoke thees words. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given: because that Jesus  was not yet Glorified.)
There's something almost intoxicating about entering Star Bucks. Freshly brewed coffee, espressos, and the sound of the froth machine. Starbucks is not just selling a cup of coffee, they are selling experience! Their people working there, may enjoy the beverages they make, but they set aside their enjoyment to cater to the customer. Their job is "coffee making" not  "coffee drinking."
           It's time for us to take out evangelism efforts to the next level. We must move beyond the level of coming into out churches and enjoying the move of the Holy Ghost and leaving it in the church when we leave. We have to be about our "Father's Business", He;s in the "soul 'winning souls business!"
          When some one come into our church there needs to be an atmosphere so powerful and intoxicating the sinner can't but a drink of what we have.  The living water which Jesus promised. They may not know what to order, to be saved or  a healing or something else, but they are there for a reason. They may not know the lingo, but the right coffee drinkers should know enough of what is going on with t he  Coffee maker that can pour some into the sinner's cup till it overflows, and they too will become a coffee drinker also.
All they know is they want a hot fresh of cup of something  and God's got it all prepared for them-we need Holy Ghost filled people to be passionate for the hungry and hurting souls of  who needs God
There is nothing wrong  coming out of the house of God and enjoying a good dose of The  Holy Ghost, which should be at every service, but we need some folks that aren't Just "Coffee Drinkers...We need some Coffee Makers too!!

The  OutHouse  27 Sept 2016

Here's a family with an odd name. It's the Out family, and I mean the Bible is full of them. Like all families, there are some good and some bad kin that happens to carry the family name. This family is the Out family, or the Out  House, like when folks pass by my house, they say "that's the Flippo house.. I sure you know some of the Out family, like Show Out, Speak Out, Time Out, Come Out, Try Out, Fall Out, Sneak Out, Throw Out, You're Out, Git Out, Cop Out, Way Out, Keep Out, Put out, and we all know the Daddy of the Out House: Bro Butt  Out
          Let's look at some of the OUTS in the  Bible.
1. In Genesis 6:14-17,. God told Noah to build an ark, and put a door on the side, so those that did not enter by the door would be shut out. In John 19:9 Jesus said. "I am the door. By me is any man enter in shall be saved. He also said in Revelation 3:7-8 that if he opened a door no man can shut it. Matt 25;1-13 The ten virgins went out to meet the groom. But in verse 19 the door was shut on five of them. Oh! my friend , Jesus is coming!! I pray that you will not be shut out.
          2. There's the Hide out. In Genesis 3:8-10 Adam and Eve were hiding form God. They thought just like a lot of us , thinking we are cool, hiding things from people and God. Remember the song. Called Charlies Brown that said you're gonna get caught, just wait and see. Then Charlies would say, "Why's everybody  always picking on me." You can run, but you cannot hide." Be sure your sins will find you out. (Numbers 32:23.
Acxhan tried it and was caught-David tried it and was caught-Annanias and Sapphira got caught-Jimmy Swaggart got caught-David Hyles got caught. These not only hid Out, but were found out. This reminds me of the little girl peeking out from under her baby blanket, thinking she could not be seen and would say, "Daddy can't see me." I sure you know some Christians that hide out?
          There's  Went Out. Genesis 4:16-17, says Cain went out from the presence of the Lord. Now Cain was full of hate, and murderer his brother. But sir, Why have you went out. Judas Went out from the Lord )John 13:30. I know a lot of folks like Judas. I would have never expected them to have "went out" from the Lord's service. If you went out like the prodigal, you need to come back home today.
There's sell out. Esau sold his birthright for soup. Don't laugh! I know some of you have sold out for a pat on the back (Bragging on your self). Judas sold out for thirty pieces of silver. Some  have sold out for pleasure and popularity.
There's  shell out. Thank God for this crowd who don't mind giving to God's work. Jesus knows what you give. read Luke 21:1-4. Proverbs 3:9-10 says Honour the Lord with thy substance and with first fruits of thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst with new wine. Read Leviticus 27:20
There's the  Wore Out; I now many of pastors that are ready to drop. There are always playing nurse maid and baby sitters to bunch of  Church babies. They need to stop sleeping on church member's door steps, drinking coffee and eating donuts hoping they won't leave. Yes you get wore out. Again red mark 6:30-31-John 4:6
         There's the Hang Out.  Old Bro Paul said to come out from among them. You are saved. Don't hang out with the old crowd. You've hear the old saying .just hanging out. You can hang out with the wrong  people, even some church members. Read 1 Cor 5:9-11. If you hang out with dogs, you are going to get fleas. I beg you to watch what preacher you hang out with or listening too.. Samson hang out with the wrong  women. So watch where you hang out.
There's the Drop Out Galatians 6:7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. These folks did run well when they started, but dropped out, because they were running with the wrong crowd
There's Holding Out; It's dangerous to hold out on God.. Just ask Annanias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11 who causes people to hold out on God? Acts says that it's Satan. Holding out puts you under a curse of God (Malachi 3:8-10)
There's Blow Out; Read 1 Cor. 4:6. Puffed up ready to blow out. Come to Church like an oil well: "Thar she blows!" Ready to fight. You come to Church to gripe about every sermon,  every testimony and every other thing. How many people have you  blow out of you Church.
There's Lay Out .Read Heb. 10:25. The church is the Bride of Christ. Don't tell me that you love Jesus and don't like his wife. You been laying out, scratching your head saying, "Why is Jesus mad at  me?" Hey I can tell you. "He doesn' like the way that you're treating his bride!" A hit and lick and a promise will never work in the Bride  of Christ. 
There's  Knock Out Read 1 Cor 9:26 Paul said not to beat the air. Go for the knock-out punch. Sorry to inform you sleeping saints, but we are in a fight. If you want to knock the Devil out.get in and old- fashion, sin fighting Holy Ghost church and back your pastor          There's Fall out. Read Proverbs 24:10 & Acts 20:7. This young man fell out because he was getting more of the world than he was the church, So will you.
There's Go Out. These go out after sinners, but also struggling saints. We have a mandate from Christ Himself to go out into the highways  and byways, and compel them to come in. believe me. if you ain't fishing, you ain't following . Jesus said said, "Go, and Lo. I am with you unto the end of the world." If you ain't got no GO, there is no LO
        Finally: I thought that I knew you were kin to the Out family. because while writing this, I thought you would Pass Out!!

Coming out of the Pit (16 Sept 2016)

How many of us have been in the pit of discouragement? Put up your hands and say, "It's no use." We try to live according to God's Word, but that does not mean that we are not going going have trouble
        I read a story about a woman who owned a little Canary, and it sang all day long. The little bird was always happy. He brought joy to the whole household with this singing. One day the mother was cleaning the house  with a vacuum cleaner, so she decided to clean the bottom of the bird cage. While cleaning  she dropped an attachment to the vacuum cleaner and bent over to pick it up. When she did, the hose flew to the top of the cage. She heard something go phoof!, and he vacuum began to race. The bird had been sucked into the vacuum cleaner. The woman was frantic. She turned the vacuum off and opened the bag. She dug till she found the bird. She cleaned it's mouth up and wash it's eyes, and put him back on his perch. But the little bird never sang again
         Have you lost your song today? Has the Devil sucked you up in some dark vacuum, and has caused you o lose your song? I'll tell you most of us have been down in the devil's dark vacuum, and he does his best to get us discouraged. He tries his best to get us to give up and quit. He does his best but for most of us it isn't good enough (Can I get an amen?) You see we serve a God who's greater than the Devil. he sucks us up, but we keep coming out! When you come out of the devil's dark vacuum, or when you come out out of the devil dark pit, you've  got to clean your mouth, you've got to wipe your eyes, you've got to shake yourself, and then you've got to trust God to give you your song back
         Psalms 40: 2-3 "He brought me up also out of  an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon the rock and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto God: many shall see i, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord." Don't stay discouraged. Don't let the devil steal your song. The little bird never sang again. He just got upon his perch and sat. He was in shock. Some of us go into shock  when something happens to us and we get discouraged and we want to give up. But God wants us to sing again.. God puts a new song in our hearts and it's up to us to sing it. The devil tries to suck you a dark vacuum, so what! God is alive, so what if trouble comes? Our god is a living God! Our God is alive. Clean your mouth, wipe your eyes, brush yourself off, and get ready to sing, sing, sing!
         God hears  your cry. David said, "I waited patiently for the Lord..and he heard me. God heard me and brought me out of the pit! God heard me and brought me out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a solid rock. God heard David and He will hear us too. But I've been knocked into the pit. but God hears you in the pit and He sees you even though you don't see Him!
        The Children of Israel got discourage because of the way. they spoke out. Joshua was told to be "strong and of good courage.Courage is opposite of discouragement. What kind of word kept Joshua strong? It was the promises of God. It was God's Word that that was suppose to be on their lips, just as ours should be.
       So be careful what you say when your are mad. When you get mad you get down. The children of Israel spoke against Moses.The preached was the first one they talked about. Don't down the members either. If you can't say it to their face, it's best to keep your mouth shut. Usually there will be something in your life,when you are harping all the time about things when they are not going your way or something else. You will never get out of the pit doing this, and the singing that your doing is not even getting to the top of the  ceiling.
       When we get discouraged we try to blame God, even if He did why would you want to make Him madder? O course it is not God's fault, but you are not to smart to go against God will? It's not wise move. God is on your side and if your are discouraged today, quit beating yourself over the head with it. Quit crying over it. Clean your mouth, wipe your eyes, dust yourself off and sing. You may be in the furnace today, but you will come out without the smell of smoke. You may be in the lion's den, but God has send an angel to lock his jaws. The bible said that David was greatly depressed because the people thought to stone him and nobody was there to encourage David. Nobody to say, "I's gonna be alright." But David encouraged himself through God.
         As a child of god, He knows when we get in the pit and He told us how to get out of it. So get out of the of dark vacuum, clean your mouth, wash your eyes, and dust yourself pf and sing, sing, sing.