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  2016...A  Year for Prayer!!!


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So glad  you  stopped by to visit! We hope your time is filled with just what you need from God . I must ask though, what are you looking for? Better yet, who are you looking for? Looking for Jesus ? looking for peace? Looking for proof? Looking for peace of mind ? Looking for God? Looking for someone to talk to? That's okay. You don't have to tell us right away. We've got time.  Take all the time you need! What? you're no bother. Friends and people of all walks of life  come here all the time to reflect on God. Maybe our reflections on God are similar to your experiences. This site is more than just a "lost and found"  place. If you've lost hope, maybe you can find  your "hope"  here! if your life  seems to have no rhyme or reason right now, maybe spending a little time here you will give  reason enough to ask Christ into your life  We hope so!  While you pray or read, enjoy the music the "Music Page". Come, See that God is Good! Please don't forget to leave your prayer requests or testimonies. Jesus is waiting to hear from you as are we.





 Canaan 
1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205-285-4361 alrevrick@charter.net

 
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A Word From the Pastor

I have prayed a sought God for guidance and wisdom for a theme for 2016. I waited for an answer from Him but did not hear from Him. I sat down one day and began to watch several of the news channels. Other than bashing the other candidate for the President of the United States, there was a common thread among these channels......The family unit is decaying, more rapidly than ever before. Much of the dysfunction is blamed on Social Media i.e.
Twitter, Facebook and the like, or the advent of the new "improved" handheld video/gaming devices or too much television time. That's the News media!
What happened to Bible reading time and family prayer? It is LOST!! How can this be? How? Ever said or heard this?.......Go to your room and watch TV, or go play with your tablet, go watch a video. Or here's one you never hear.......Let's go pray and read the Bible as a family. Don't say I work to much, time is found to do the things we WANT to do. Question for you, when is the last time you had prayer over you meal? not just grace, but prayer that gets Gods' attention? Grandparents we are not exempt either, if your grandchildren live in your home. Make it a Godly home. No matter what the circumstances God must be firs. Just remember how we raise our children is the course we set for America or any other country for that matter. Family units with God in it make great families. 






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You Shall Have No Other God before Me! (5 Feb)

Well. Sounds simple huh? Make God your one and only God and everything will be plain and simple. But we tend to not really think about the stuff that could be  other gods. Things like Money/ Sex/Fame/Success/Friends/Popularity.
   Let's start with money. yeah, you gotta work hard. After all clothes, food and life necessities cost money. Pretty much ya  hafta have moolah to survive in this world right? I would agree for the most  part. But examine your life. Is money a god for you? You might not even know it!! If you are obsessed with working so you will be richer and richer: if you're obsessed with just looking rich or wealthy; if you are a shopping fedish; or if ya just feel the need to make those rich brats look poorer, you probably have money as another god
   Next item on the list is, Sex. I'm not talkin about obsessions with having sex. I'm talking about members of the opposite sex. Yeah, we all get crushes. And as a a teen you probably experience your real first love. It was wonderful right?. But just remember that once again that you are  not overly obsessed with that magical that makes your day. And hey not only does god want us to save ourselves for the person we marry.
   Nest is Fame or Success. Yes, we all want to succeed, and we all have a dream or two about becoming famous famous movie start or a sports figure. But mostly those were jut dreams. See, in god's world, we're already famous celebs. And if we get God in our lives, and we will remember Him always, we're successful until the day we die. And the we  be for evermore! Sooo you don't need earthly fame or success, though you may get your big chance. With God, it's all good.
   Popularity & Friendship. This one is 's is directly  mostly to girls. Teenage time is full of backstabbing and the desire to be popular. But  when the sun sets, where the path ends, when i's all over, what really matters? Where you're going, that's what. Hopefully you're going with me to be with Jesus. If not, and you don't care, that's your decision. But popularity, it's a big issue, we're  cliques, whether we like it or not. Preps, punks, goths, jocks, nerds, gays, geeks, freaks, and somewhere in the middle, Yeah I  know labels. I have one too, what is there was a label for the Christians..you know, the Jesus freak or something. Sadly, religion is not something associated with popularity or social status. If it was, where do you think it would be placed? What reputation would we have? or would it matter? Think about it.
   Well. if you're not sure if you've  got any other gods before God or something like that, think of it this way. What was the last thing you think before you go to sleep? How much money have you got?  I wish I could meet that person. I wish I was famous! Oh, I wonder if I should get my hair fix tomorrow. I hope my team wins the  Super Bowl.
   Yeah I know we all think of something along those lines at one point or another. But hey we are humans! But we need to get God as our main man, instead of those things mention above, Why can't we pray for those things that hinder us from having only one true God. Thinking him for the good things you already have, and all that he has given you. It is a good way to remember that he is the absolute best God anyone could and should ever have.. Keep God your God and Only God!!!!

The Luke Skywalker God Jan 30 2016

Luke Skywalker , just having escape from the Sand people, stands in the spartan dwelling of Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet of Tatooine. Luke  had just learned that Obi-Wan was a father, Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone war with Luke's father. Obi-Wan gives him  lightsaber that once belong to Luke's father and, in the course of the conversation, mentions "the Force."
   "The Force"said Luke , Obi=Wan respond, "Well, the Force is what gives the Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.
That concept of the Force, which occur throughout the immediately popular Star Wars movies, has a familiar ring to it. That is because "the Force" is what many people imagine God to be. They picture God as a faceless, formless "energy,"  an impersonal"force," that mysteriously surrounds and guides the universe,
But that is  a myth!!!!!
Oh, God does surround and guide the universe. He is present everywhere. He is a Spirit. But He is not just  some mysterious "force," that mysteriously surrounds and guide the universe, He is not a thing, an it. That astounding thing about God is that he is a personal God. "I love those who love me, He said and those that seek me find me. (Proverbs 8:17) Notice the personal pronouns God uses to refer to Himself, "I...me..me...me." Does that sound like some "cosmic energy?"
   Far from being an  impersonal force, God is referred to in the Bible as "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." He told His name to Moses. He revealed Himself to a boy  Samuel. He spoke to Isaiah in the temple. He told Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (Jeremiah 1:5) The Apostle Paul called Him "my God." King David called Him a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows." And all Christians have received the spirit of sonship, so that we may call Him Father" ( Romans 8:15)
   God the true god, is personally interested in you. he knows your name. "See," He says to His people, "I have engraved you in the psalms of my hands" (Isaiah 49:16). " He cares for you," The Apostle Peter says in
(1 Peter 5:7). Jesus says that "even the hairs on your head are number. (Matt 10:30).And God promises that you can call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:12-13). That's a promise you may take personally
     Read Jeremiah 29:12-3 in the last of this chapter. Circle each personal pronoun ( I, me, you in those verse) Locate the portion of Jeremiah 1:5. Circle the personal pronoun in that brief reference. Read Moses' encounter with God in Exodus 3:1-15. How does God identify Himself to Moses in verse 6? By  what names does He called Himself in verse 14? How many times does god use the pronoun "I" in these verse
 

Is there Really a hell ? Jan 22

Is there really a place called hell? You've got to be kidding me. Yes there is a place called hell. Many people ask that question. However, the Bible is very clear on that place called hell. Hell in the Old Testament was mainly called Gehenna, Sheol and Hades.. The Old Testament saints knew hell as the place of the dead. "The sorrow of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me" (2 Sam.22:6) " Let death seize upon them and let them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them" (Psa 55:15. So back then, there was a strong belief that there is a hell.
Today many people will still think there is not a hell, which leads me to think they are hiding from the truth. They will tell you that God is a loving god, but I myself with counter them by letting them know that although God is a loving God, He still judges their sins. People just want to live and dirty old way and still expect to get away with it.
What does Jesus say about hell. One day Jesus was speaking to the people about  the rich  man and Lazarus. He said that both men died; Lazarus went to the bosom of Abraham while the rich man went to hell. I hell being in torment, the rich man lifted his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame" (Luke 16:23-24). In these verse of Scriptures, Jesus not only confirmed the validity of hell but description it for us also. 1. in Hell there is no water to drink because the rich man asked Abraham to send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to cool his tongue.2. The rich nab was suffering in torments. Hell is a place of great torments! 3. The rich man was suffering torments in flames. This mean that your thoughts of going to the lake of fire is going to happen. The rich man could see. Because  he lifted his eyes. 4. The rich man could talk. Because he ask for water. He could feel. Because he felt the flames.
Hell was created for the devil and his angels, but because of disobedience to God and by us not obeying the teachings of Jesus, he will allow you to go there.
  So I stand steadfast, since the bible makes it clear that there is a place call hell!

Listen to me! God does't make mistakes (Jan 16 2015)

God created Adam and Eve; not Adam and Steve. Got it? Any 2nd grader knows this truth. But once the evil public school system gets hold of them, there's no telling what they'll believe and become. If you teach a child that he or she comes from fruit loops, hatch from and egg or from a monkey, they are not going to have much esteem. Yet. retarded society can't figure out why so-and-so does thus and so-and so to who knows? It's really not that hard to figure out!
      Public school teachers are not allowed to teach about chastity, virtue or character; but they can get our condoms, show Harry Potter movies, and teach New Age trash to kids. Public school children are being taught they're victims of Christianity, the big bad wolf who has only come to oppress and frighten the poor little defenseless homosexuals.
    We hear much nowadays from the homosexual community about being born gay. TV talk show hosts (Ellen), the news media and medical professionals have brought into deception that some people are naturally born Homosexual and can't help it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
   To say that some people are born homosexual is to say that God makes mistakes. If God creates a man ( The ability to help bring a human into this world), but that man has God-given natural sexual desires for another man, then God made a mistakes. The Bible plainly states in Genesis 1:27, "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." There is nothing in the bible about two men getting married, nor two women. Same-sex marriage is sinful in the eyes of God.
Listen, and listen Good. GOD DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES! No one is born gay. God created male and female, and they have natural sexual attraction one for the other, because they have male and female physical reproductive differences and genes. The very idea of two men having sexual relationship is against nature. Homosexuality is a mental illness caused by spiritual wickedness. In fact, the Word of God states this in Romans 1:24. Romans 1:26,27 state; "for this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their woman did change the natural use into that which against nature: And likewise also the men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves the recompence of their error which was meet." Clearly,the bible teaches that heterosexual is natural; BUT homosexuality is abnormal and against nature (Romans 1.
  God does not make mistakes! No one is born Gay. If you tell me some people are born gay then you are saying  that my God makes mistakes, and my God does not make mistakes. Why would God give two men a "natural' attraction one for another, but they cannot mate and reproduce, because it is impossible? That would be absurd. Nature itself teaches us that homosexuality is abnormal, messed up wrong. If homosexual attraction is "natural", then God made a mistakes. It's a choice, no one is born gay. Homosexuality is a vile lifestyle of lust and shame that one CHOOSES to live
   It is telling that the only type of  society that will embrace homosexuality is a sick-minded society that also embraces feminism, abortion, adultery, pornography,nudity, witchcraft, idolatry and every other form of sin imaginable. This very fact by itself evidences the degenerate sinful nature of homosexuality, which the Old Testament calls sodomy. God curse is upon  the United States because of the wickedness and love of wickedness (Evidence by TV, internet and mostly Hollywood)
These days America can't get enough evil. It's bad enough that we encounter evil all over society today (Victoria's Secret is no longer a secret); but then people go buy the magazines at the check out counter at the grocery store, to read nothing but smut and filth, but still don't get enough and they turn on the TV of reality shows, and movies where people masochistically wounding themselves, and sadistically hurting others; but that still is not enough. They watch the evening news, owned and run by hypocrites who spread the trash of other people's broken lives, destroyed families and evil of every sort. That is still not enough. People run to Netflix and buy Those weird movies, cursing God's Holy name, blaspheming Jesus Christ, feminism, idolatry,all sorts of crime and homosexuality, but they still crave more in their evil hearts (Jer 17:9), and so they watch late night shows that sing about going to hell, portraying Jesus as a homosexual voyeur who enjoys watching other homosexuals, and they blaspheme everything that's sacred and holy' and on and on it goes. Yes we are a rat-infected,decadent, wormhole society in America
   But judgement day is coming upon us, but most people are to blind to see it yet, and the Church had better wake up, this Devil fed trash is standing on the doorstep of the Church just waiting for the slip of a pastor or member (Some church es it has already entered) to agree to let it walk in


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