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Service Times

  • Sunday Morning Worship

    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Intercessory Prayer

    Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • New Believer's Discipleship Class

    Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Bible Study

    Wednesday 7:00 PM
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve Svc.

    Thursday 7:00 PM
    A very peaceful and enjoyable evening of Christmas carols and the Christmas story
  • New Year's Eve Candlelight Prayer/Communion Svc.

    Thursday 7:00 PM
    A very important time of prayer for the new year
  • Annual Church Picnic Saturday, July 17th, 10am-8pm

    Saturday 10:00 AM
    Our Annual Church Picnic at Plymouth State Park at Echo Lake. Please bring something to share; church will pay park entry fee, and provide hamburgers, hot dogs, various condiments. The Park has a good hiking trail, kayak and canoe rentals, and a beautiful beach for sunning and swimming. Come spend the day or any time during the day. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the peace. Driving Directions to Camp Plymouth State Park (Echo Lake) From Renewed Life parking lot, turn right onto VT-103 N In 3 ½ miles, turn right in Chester and stay on VT-103 N. In 13 miles, go straight through the traffic light in Ludlow, Continuing on VT-103 N. In approx. 2 miles, turn right at the next traffic light onto VT-100 N. In 3 ½ miles, turn right onto Kingdom Road (Directly across from Echo Lake Inn) In ¾ mile, turn left onto Scout Camp Road. State Park entry in ½ mile. You have reached your destination.

Scripture of the Week

  


BINDING  AND LOOSING-Mat. 16:13-19, Mat. 12:22-30

                                    To Restrict or To Release

In Matthew 16:19, Jesus said, “I give you the keys of the Kingdom. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven”.

Psalm 119:89 tells us, “Forever o Lord, Thy word is settled in Heaven”.  What God said has already been established.  Now it is up to you and me. What are we going to say about it?

God will not alter what He has said.  Psalm 89:34 says, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips”.

Whose words will we establish on earth?  The power of binding and loosing is on earth.  It is not in Heaven.  According to Mat. 16:19, you and I are the ones doing the loosing and binding, and He basically said that all of Heaven will stand behind what we say.  Many of us have effectively bound our finances and loosed the enemy by the words of our own mouth.  We have even, at times, bound our own spiritual growth by confessing the enemy’s ability to hinder us.  We put more faith in the Devil to defeat us than we have in God to deliver us.  There is no scriptural basis for this and God is not the one to blame for our circumstances.  Where we are today may be the result of what we said yesterday or six months ago.

BINDING THE STRONG MAN-Mat. 12:22-30

In this portion of scripture, the strong man is Satan. (Given authority after Adam disobeyed God and lost all his authority over God’s creation on the earth)

In the parable, the strong man is the owner/resident of the home I wish to invade, rob, steal, and plunder his goods, possessions. I must disable him before I can achieve my goal.

The stronger man is the Christian empowered by the indwelling Holy Spirit, and exercising his authority to bind (restrict, hinder, thwart) in the Name of Jesus.

 






 

Bulletin Notes

       


How can I really hear the voice of Jesus and talk with Him?

This is a really important question. The Bible tells us that God will speak to us when He wants to guide us and we want to follow. John 10:3-5 says: “His sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name, […] they know His voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Jesus expects us to hear His voice
Jesus compares us to His sheep. A sheep knows the voice of the shepherd, will trust him and follow him, but they won’t have the same response to a stranger’s voice. So we know that Jesus fully expects us to be able to hear His voice and follow Him.
You heard Jesus’ voice at least once
If you are already a Christian you have already heard His voice. He called you to be his child. Think back about how this happened. How did you know 
the Christian way was right? What made you follow and accept Jesus as your savior?
How can I hear God’s voice?
Someone shared with you the Christian message, you read it in the Bible, or someone showed you different places in the Bible. This is exactly how God can speak to us. Through someone else, or through the Bible. It is His 
Holy Spirit working to attract your attention.
Sometimes God will use a really strong conviction/feeling in your heart, urging you to do something, or helping you to understand what you have read in the Bible. Sometimes you may hear His voice audibly, (probably not very often) or you may have a thought come into your head that makes you surprised and wonder where that came from.
Learn to understand when He speaks
These are other ways that God can talk to us. As His sheep, we will get to recognize His voice, the words in our hearts, the convictions/feelings that He causes us to feel. All of these will be in line with 
what the Bible teaches. If you are not sure if something is from God or not, ask Him to make it clear to you – you can be sure that if He is speaking, He will definitely help you to be sure.
How can I talk to God or Jesus? How did you let God know that you wanted or needed His forgiveness? 
You prayed. This is how we talk to Jesus. Many people when they first become Christians they say I don’t know how to pray. I’m afraid I’ll use the wrong words, I don’t know the right formula. God is not so much interested in the words we say as much as what is in our hearts. A child who loves his father will not hold back, afraid to talk to him in case he doesn’t say the right words, he just says the things that are in his heart. How he feels, his requests, what he plans to do or is doing. A child can often keep up a conversation even though others may not be interested, fathers love to listen and talk to their child.
Be like a child and talk in prayer to your Father
The same is true of God. Every time to talk to Him we are praying. It may be a quick prayer “Lord, what should I do?“, it may be longer telling Him what we’ve done, and how things are going, and just thanking Him for His help or telling Him about the problems of our friends and family and asking God to help them. Thanking him for our food, His help, His love, praising Him, 
this is worship. This is how we talk to God, it is simple, so even a child can do it.


The Bible...is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God, and spiritual nature and need of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.
Woodrow Wilson

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.  John Wayne