Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
DO YOU LIKE PEACE?
Of course you do although some people never seem to get
any. There always seems to be an impending doom of some kind hovering
over their heads, ready to destroy their peace.
I remind our Church all the time that the Bible is not a story
book to entertain but it is an instructional book for our survival. The
problem in the world is many people think if only they were rich or had
that new car or clothes or jewelry that they would be at peace. Have you
seen children when they want something? They act like they will die
without it especially if all their friends have it.
The Bible gives us the answer. God will keep us in “Perfect
Peace” not give us occassional peace but perpetual peace. He will keep
us there but there is a catch, your mind has to be stayed on Him. Do you
wake up in the morning saying, ” Good morning God?”
Do you read His word and pray, not for things but to be able to
please Him? Do you ask Him to show you what He has for you each day? Do
you delight in His promises? Then you, already know what I mean. As for
you others,give it a try. Shift your thoughts to God and off the things
of the world. You will have peace.
Peace in the Church
David said, “
Psa 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
we begin Church I say, “Good morning Payatas Baptist Church. It’s so
good to be…” (and the Church responds) “In the house of the Lord.”
And we mean it. There is no place on earth that we would rather
be. We are family, not just a place to meet once in a while. We are
there for each other. Everyone in the Church has a position and all work
It is usual for me to pick up a baby that is crying and
continue my sermon. After Church, people chip in together for a little
fish and a little rice or whatever, and we all eat together. The kids
play their music together or board games and the adults get ready for
whatever group they are teaching that day. We have true peace as we
focus on the things of God.
Peace in the Homes
“Psa 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.”
By having constant communing with God, His peace goes with us
where we go.We are satisfied with what we have, little or large because
God has gives His peace. Understand it is not having things which give
you peace, many who have much, desire more and have no peace. It is
being satisfied with that which God has given to us. So as my family
practices their music for Church or the kids are doing a craft and my
wife is working on her school curriculum, I can sit back and praise God
for the peace in my home.
Peace in service
Around 60 people every week come out to go door knocking
comes and the crowd of happy Christians pour into the Church ready to
take the word (and peace) of God into the community. Our two by two
teams go out weekly to visit those they have met but who do not come to
Church to educate them in the Bible. It is a ten week program. There
have been many who began in the Church this way. We also have personal
visitation to the sick, or those who missed Church or requests from
The Church is there for the people, for the community and to
spread the Gospel. October so far has three scheduled Baptisms.
In a world filled with war, hate, disease, famine (all which
have been predicted) the Church of God can still live in peace because
God bless all those who have supported this ministry with prayers and financiaal support.
Pastor Jack, Malou, Laura & Linda
in Payatas, Philippines