Good News of Great Joy

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him, and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her... Read more >>

Seek Part 3: Seek To Obey No Matter The Price You Might Pay

“Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him." After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they... Read more >>

Seek Part 2: Seeking to Worship Before Wealth and Works

After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:9-11 NAS Can you imagine hearing a knock on your door and the shock as you open the... Read more >>

NEWS RELEASE - 2023 Co-Host Announced

  NEWS RELEASE – December 1, 2022 Contact: Amy Parks The National Day of Prayer Task Force (719) 559-9566 [email protected]   Reverend Samuel Rodriguez joins National Day of Prayer Task Force President, Kathy Branzell as Co-Host of this Year’s 72nd Annual National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 4, 2023 Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, Senior Pastor of New Season Church, and the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches, will be co-hosting this year’s National Day of Prayer which includes the annual national broadcast, along with NDP Task... Read more >>

Filled and Overflowing

Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18b-20  Greetings! As you settle in to read through this message, I am praying that you have been filled today with wonderful food, fellowship with family and friends, and especially filled and overflowing with thanks to God for His abundant and everlasting lovingkindness throughout your life. Our hearts have been filled and overflowing in prayer... Read more >>

Remembrance and Gratitude

“… God has said, “I will never, under any circumstances, desert you nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless, nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you, assuredly not!” Hebrews 13:5b AMP The instructions and promises throughout Hebrews chapter 13 are a powerful balm to the soul, and I can just imagine that Heaven is filled with the prayers of believers across centuries who have whispered, groaned, and shouted these scriptures in heartfelt prayer to the Lord. This passage of scripture has been... Read more >>

History of Appreciation: Thankfulness to and For Our Military

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:2-4 NIV  Greetings! As we prepare to observe and celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, we want to begin by saying in the greatest of respect and the deepest of gratitude, “Thank you!” to all of those who serve and have served in our... Read more >>

Counterfeit Caution: Clothed vs. Costumed

10-28-22 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them…" Matthew 7:15-16a  Greetings! As Fall festivals, trunk or treat events, and Halloween approaches we see people dressed up in costumes pretending to be superheroes, animals, movie, television, and other famous people and characters. There may be many that you easily recognize and a few that you might have to ask, “Who are you?” It can be cute to see young children play dress up and pretend to be someone or something they are not, but... Read more >>

Growing vs. Going

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking... Read more >>

Encouraging Our Pastors

“For I want very much to see you, so I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:11-12 HCSB When I read these verses, I can hear the Apostle Paul’s heartbeat for the ministry of the Kingdom of God. He recognizes the calling on his life to impart spiritual wisdom to fellow believers, the power of being in the presence of brothers and sisters in the faith, and the necessity of mutual encouragement. If Paul, the great evangelist and church planter, needed... Read more >>