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    Pastor David's Blog

    Thursday
    Apr112013

    Becoming Apprentices 

    Being a follower of Jesus is more than just celebrating that He died for our sins and knowing that we will escape the fiery pit of Hell. Being a follower of Jesus is about living in the Kingdom NOW! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God..." Too few of us have been trained in methods of seeking God's kingdom, and thus we live, according to Henry David Thoreau, "quiet lives of desperation." 

     

    But what if I told you that it was possible to break out of that life of quiet desperation? Jesus declared..."I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly!" To be sure, most people would agree that there are things we can change and things we cannot change. Seeking the kingdom, is definitely something within our control. But how do we begin? I think the place to begin is by "bringing every thought captive to Christ."

     

    Eric Liddell, of Chariots of Fire fame, suggested that the place to begin was by getting God's Word into our minds so it can filter down to our hearts and then work its way out to our hands. He suggests four sections of Scripture every believer should commit to memory; Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments); Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd…); Matthew 5:3-10 (The Beatitudes); and Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer).

     

    Now, you may think you cannot memorize Scripture. I assure you that you can. It may take some time, but remember, Scripture memorization does not need to be done quickly. Try this… start with Psalm 23. Copy it on a piece of paper. Read it aloud to yourself as a part of your morning routine. Read it again (aloud) at night as part of your “getting ready for bed routine.” Just before you read, ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Commit to doing this for forty days, and I guarantee that you will have the 23rd Psalm memorized before the fortieth day. Then move on to the second passage and the third and the fourth! Remember, it’s not a race; it’s about endurance. When you memorize Scripture in such a way, you will find yourself thinking about God’s Words more often. Thoughts impact actions, and actions define character.

     

    As we allow the Word of God to occupy our thoughts, our actions will be influenced and the result will be a transformed character. Transformation is what we are after as apprentices of Jesus. Transformation leads to that abundant life Jesus referred to when talking with His followers. I hope you will accept this challenge to “seek first the kingdom of God.” I’d love to hear how it’s going for you. Please feel free to drop me an email at pastordavid@gmpc.org. My prayers will be with you!

     

                                                          Grace and peace,

                                                                       Pastor David 

    Saturday
    Apr062013

    LAUNCHED!

    If I have learned anything in life, it is that things always take longer than one thinks they should. That being the case, we have "lift off." Our new website is up and running and I hope you find it easy to use as well as informative. Our prayer is that the ministries of Graham Memorial meet a need and provide a means for God to speak His truth into your life, as well as give you opportunities to exercise the gifts God has given to you.  Explore, poke and prod. Please leave feedback so we can make sure this both useful and honoring to God. My email address is pastordavid@gmpc.org. I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    God bless you all!!!

     

    Pastor David

    Tuesday
    Oct022012

    2012 October 

    Well, it's been a work in progess, but we are finally unvailing our updated website. Have a look around. Click on the links and see what the Lord is doing here at Graham Memorial. These are challenging times and exciting times as we discover together what it means to be followers of Jesus. If you have any comments you'd like to make, please feel free to email me, pastordavid@gmpc.org, and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible! God bless you all!!!

    Tuesday
    Aug142012

    2010 December 23

    Dear Friends and Family,


    Once again the Christmas season is full upon us. I do hope and pray that you are experiencing abundant joy in your lives as you prepare for this glorious celebration. The other night at Bible study, we talked about the importance of remembering significant events in our life of faith as well as the importance of celebrating those events. Pentecost (the birth of the Church), Easter, and the birth of our Savior stand as the top high holy days of our faith and certainly are worth every bit of our celebration and remembrance. Remembrances and celebrations keep these important events front and center in our lives and remind us of God’s unyielding faithfulness. Surrounded by the secular trappings of the season, it is easy for us to fall into step with our culture and miss, not only the significance of the birth of our Savior, but also the opportunity to share with others the hope we have being found in Christ Jesus. The angels still proclaim the One born in Bethlehem and wise men (and women) still seek Him. As we seek together throughout this Christmas season, may the joy of the Lord continually bind our hearts together in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    Merry Christmas,
    Pastor David

    Tuesday
    Aug142012

    2010 June 18

    "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" 
    Romans 10:14


    They've been classified alongside the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and flying cars—things that people talk about, but never actually see. Of course, I am referring to links to Sunday sermon audio files on the church website. Well, your patience is being rewarded. You may subscribe to the sermon podcasts—called Island ReCast—at iTunes. You also may download .MP3 files directly from the church website.

     

     

    Choose between two options:
    Subscribe To Island ReCast»
    Play / Download Audio Files From Our Website»

     

    Ever since I stopped preaching from a manuscript, people have been asking when the sermon recordings were going to be available online. We anticipated that it would happen sooner than it has, but things rarely happen according to plan. Again, thank you for your patience!

     

    Here at Graham Memorial, many people come through our doors for a few years (mostly thanks to the US Navy) and then move on to all points on the compass. Long ago, we realized that we played a significant role as a “sending church,” whereby we would train and prepare individuals and families to carry on the work of the Lord in other locations. With the advancement of the Internet, we can now continue our outreach through the spoken word. Members and former members will be able to subscribe to an RSS feed of the sermons and automatically receive podcasts as soon as we publish them.

     

    I am grateful for the dilligent work of Colleen Carr and Sean Hart, who have teamed to name, brand, edit, and publish our recorded sermons in two formats to allow almost anyone with a computer and internet connecton or a digital playing device to download and listen to the sermons.

     

    While the audio portion of the sermon is now accessible, it will take a while longer for the video recordings to be available. I would tell you that they'll be coming to a website near you soon, but I am afraid I’d start hearing rumors of Big Foot sightings before long.

     

    God bless you all,
    Pastor David