The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama  - Company Message
Don' give up
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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 of 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. Jesus is waiting to hear from you as are we.

1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205-285-4361
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The - Stephen E. Smith,
P.O. Box 450 Charleston, Tennessee 37310
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James Horne, State
P. O. Box 650
Bessemer, Alabama 35021

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A Word from the Pastor!
Welcome to 2015! What does that bring? Another step closer to the rapture of the church. Have you made any New Year resolutions. Let me share some thing that Leonard Shepard wrote in our monthly publication back in 1997.

I will follow and serve Christ with all might.

I won't ever turn back nor from His way will I part.

I will share my testimony with everyone I can.

I won't fail as a witness, and I will as I can be.

I won't make excuses or complain about what I'm asked to do.

I will be a light and proclaim that Jesus is the only way.

I won't neglect to pray or read my Bible everyday.

I will share what I have to those who are in need.

I won't take part in wrong doing.

I will be a good servant and in earnest to my utmost.

I won't me slothful in expectation to the heavenly Host.

I will not take for granted for the blessings I
have received.

I won' ever forget the prayers God has answered for me.

I will pray pray for others and lift them up when they are down.

I won't go around daily and complain and wear a frown.

I will be an example and my life to the best.

I won't crumble and falter when I am tested.

I will take care of myself and show love to all 
I meet.

I won't let earthly things hinder my duty to God.

I will work on my faults so I can soar on and reach perfection in the eyes of God.

I won't let salvation appear as a myth and nothing more, but be vigilant to prove salvation is real only through Christ.

I will begin to live immediately as Christ would have me live, because I am concerned with my fate.

I wont' wait until tomorrow because it might be to late.

What  Great New Years resolutions!!!!

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Suffering And the meaning of Life (Jan 23)

Hey! Listen to me!! Do you think one day God sat up and rolled his eyes, and having nothing better to do, He decided to create some miserable little human robots, and threw  him out to one of the spinning planets in the middle of a big old rock... Well?? That in reality, as life as we know it, is void, and totally without meaning. That  our pain and suffering goes unnoticed , because God is off  in a cosmic bowling alley with Michael and Gabriel. (Some thinks that might be the thunder we hear when they hit the pins) That our prayers  go from our lips to God's computer and then He  marks them spam and deletes them. Hold your tongue. Do you realize just how little we know about God?. And you should be a shame for thinking such a thing if you are! Life is a mystery and it meaning alludes. Well it does men anyway, I mean what do I know? I am just a  little guy who got a second chance. But be assured God knows the meaning of life, and when you need to know, He will tell you! He created you for a reason and a purpose.. He had plans for you since the beginning of time.. You are very special to Him, and He has loved you since you were born. That's all you need to know. You are just a passenger on God's  earth flight. You don't need to know the theory of aerodynamics!  Just sat down buckle your seat belt and hold on.  And have fun doing what God intended for you. Oh Yes! we were talking about pain and suffering and why God allows it. My question is, allow what? His pain or ours? His suffering or ours? And what is our pain and suffering compare to His? Huh? You don't think God feels pain? That God can suffer?> Oh, Good grief, read you Bible! His people rejected His message of salvation, they rejected His love, and then thay took His Son, that wonderful young man and beat Him, bruised Him, mocked Him, humiliated Him, and hung Him on a tree to die. You think God felt nothing? Shame on you! The earth didn't shake and quake just because Jesus died.I t shook because God's heart was breaking; His only begotten Son, who had never done wrong, not even once, was ripped from His arms  and slain right before His eyes. I cannot imagine the  Anguish of God's pain and broken heart. Now I know the pain of rejection  and I have lost loves ones than I loved more than life itself. I know the  hole in the heart that it leaves, that the sands of time can never fill. How much more did god suffer in His grief? Now our lives are  very limited, but God is vast. We are all His children, Do you not know that he suffers when we suffer? When we are sick and illness fills our bodies? When we fail to do or best, or worse we go out and sin? We have such a narrow view of everything. We focus in one  flower in the field. We suffer when bad things happen to  good people, forgetting that worse things happened to God. Every single stripe that was lain on Jesus' back, was a never ending wound on God's heart. he felt every one of them., just has He does when you and I suffer physical or emotional pain. Please don't think I am putting down our earthly pain and suffering, because I am Not. It is real and all consuming to us. It is like a fire that we walk through. It is part of meaning of life, God allows it, so we can know His pain, and knowing His pain bring us closer to Him. And that isa good thing. Because face it, God is the only one who can truly say to us, :I feel your pain..." and even more important He is the only one who can truly reach out to us and say.."come lte me comfort you.." Now maybe, Just maybe, Just because we  love Him, may be we should find a way to comfort Him back. Hmmm? Hey ,maybe that is the  real meaning of life. The way we do that is trust Him and obey Him

Why The Church was not sat in Order on the day of Pentecost/ 

In Matt 16: 18 Jesus said. "Upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against." This Is when the Church was sat in order, and not  the Day of Pentecost.

1. It had a rule of discipline before Pentecost (Matt 18:17)

2.We read that Jesus sang in the church (Heb 2:12) The only time that Jesus ever sang, so far as we have record of it, was at the institution of the Lord's Supper (Mark 14:26). This was before Pentecost

3. They had a business meeting before the Day of Pentecost and elected a successor to take the place of Judas (Acts 1:15-26).

4. The Apostles were in the Church before the Day of Pentecost. (1 Cor 12:28) The first ones who were put in the Church were the Apostles, and this was at least 3 years before the Day of Pentecost.

5. The Church had its  commission to preach before Pentecost. (Matt 28:18-20; Mark 16:15)

6. The church had its authority to baptize before Pentecost. (John 4:2)

7. The church had the Lord's Supper before Pentecost (Matt 26:19)

8. The keys of the kingdom were given to it before Pentecost (Matt 16:19)

9. It had a Church roll before Pentecost. (Acts 1:150

10 To this Church There were about 3,000 additions on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:41). If I said that I was going to  add 1,000 rt my bank account. this would be saying  I hand an account to begin with. In view of the  fact  that 3,000 were added on the Day of  Pentecost, then we are led to believe that the Church was in existence before Pentecost.

"Let me tell you the story of my call to Pastor." Jan 12 (2015)
When  I thought I was called to Pastor, I went to the State Overseer. I felt the call to pastor. He said "I'l have to asks you some question, to which I agree. He said :Can you read?" I say "Yes, I can read readin' , but I can't read writin'. "Well do you know your Bible?" Yes, I shore do: in fact, I am pretty good in the Bible. I know it for lid to lid, kivver, kivver, and form Generations to Resolutions." He ask "What part of the Bible you like best?" Well I like the New Testmint. " "What book do you like best?" he ask. "I said I like the book of Parables." "Which of the parables do you like best? he ask.
I said the parable of the Good Cemeterian the best!. He said "well tell me about the good Samaritan." I started "Once upon a time a man went down form Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thorns and they grew up and chocked him. So he went on and din't have any money and met the Queen of Sheba who gave him a thousand talents of gold earrings and 100 chances on a horse. He got into his chariot and drive furiously and while he was driving under a tree, his hair caught among the limbs and he hung there three days and three nights. The Ravens brought him food to eat and water to drink. One night while he was hanging there, his wife came along and cut his hair, and he fell on the stony ground where it rained forty days and forty nights. He hid himself in a cave when he met a man who said "come have supper with" to whom I said, "I have married a wife and cannot come now.." So the man went into the highway and by ways and compelled him to come have supper with him. After supper, he went into Jericho and sitting in high in window was Jezebel. When see saw him, she laughed, and they flang her down from the window. And they flang her down, and they flang her down some more. They flang her down so more, until 70 times 70 and seven times more, and the fragments they picked up were 12 baskets shook down for good measure full. Now who wife is she going to be in the judgement because she brake in pieces and multiplied? Amen and Hallelujah!" The State Overseer sat in awl for  few minutes. Finally he said, "These are some thoughtful delineations you have pronounced to me. "I will recommend you to be accepted as our new pastor here out my local church, because you know your Bible form lid to lid, to Kivver, to Kivver, from Generations to Revolutions" Amen and Hallelujah!

The Two Brides!  3 Jan 2015

Our best relationship with Jesus is Mary. She was always sitting as his feet, just listening to every word. You could not lure her away with good works. So we have those who just wait on the Lord, those who are always busy doing good things that take them away form Jesus. Jesus said that Mary had chosen the  best part, and that it would not be taken away from her. Luke 10: 41-42 "And Jesus answer and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubles about many things: but one thing is needful;and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Once you chose sitting at Jesus feet, He will not allow anyone to come along and lure you away from that position, as if there was something better to be doing? Martha did not know how to rest in the Lord, she needed to be doing something, but it was not what she needed. She was depriving herself from sitting with Jesus. This does not mean that she didn't have a relationship with Jesus, it was a different kind of relationship, one that was never,ever as close or as intimate as Mary's. Mary's relationship with Jesus is the Bride. She stays with hi, and you cannot lure her away. Mary went after Jesus when he was a corpus in the tomb. She went to minister to a dead man. She was willing to go to the tomb and lay hands on him to give to him what she could. She was pursuing Jesus, when he was suppose to be gone? After the disciples came to the empty tomb, and saw for themselves, instead of waiting with her, they all left The fruit of Mary's relationship  is profound, and this is what needs to be brought out  and closely examined., since a small group will ever know this kind of intimacy. Because Mary's relentless pursuit, this all came to the climax at the tomb, where Jesus stood still after his own Resurrection, waiting for Mary. Jesus was waiting for Mary, before he left and Ascended to the  Father. Jesus knew she was coming and he wanted to be there for her. Mary was reunited with Jesus as he tarried for her between Earth and Heaven. Time was standing still while Jesus tarried in the garden, awaiting for Mary to arrive (The disciples did not tarried, they left) Those moments that Mary shared with Jesus.know one else will ever have. Know one else wanted to wait with her.. Her waiting on the Lord was rewarded. The time we spend tarring for Jesus will one day result in him coming to us when we least expect it. So here are 2 examples of a relationship. The Bride which is Mary, who never stop pursuing Jesus, and is always waiting. The second hand bride, which is Martha, who is always to busy to wait., and is always asking him to do something for her. Even complaining about those who are at his feet. 2 completely relationships.  But today the second hand bride is not really a relationship. She at least came straight to Jesus with her complaints. Today the second hand bride go's to total strangers seeking insight for her own life. She isn't busy serving the Lord with her good works, she is just running after signs and wonders, worshipping angels. Mary would never settle for angels, she wanted the angel to tell her where Jesus was. Today second hand bride is after man's word. not God's Word, she buys all kinds of self help books, or listening to  false prophets, about growing spiritually, but she never spends time in the only book that can change her life, by faith. She has no faith, she is mentally ascending to it. She has no idea how to act on the Word, by faith. The second hand bride is in emotional bondage. Worship is an emotional out let, not an expression that comes from a deep relationship, which only real relationship can produce. The second hand bride asks total strangers for a word from her Lord, So sad. She is still trying to fix the dead past, as if she was never born again. There is no faith on living as a new creation, so she constantly digging up her dead old man, and now resurrecting her dead past, since she does not know how to live a resurrected life now. Are  you a Second Hand Bride? Can you imagine a bride asking someone else what the grooms wants to say to her>?Would you want your husband sending you second hand messages through someone else, while you are sitting right next to him? We are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. He speaks straight to us. The Holy Ghost comes in person, he does not send angels. Angles are for people who do not have the Holy Ghost living inside of them. The real bride is on her honeymoon. The second hand bride is never alone with the Bridegroom long enough to have one. When Jesus returns for his Bride who is Waiting, the second hand bride will not even know that it happened.




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