October 3, 2015

Today the ladies that is Janet, Karen, Becky, and Ginny plus Lindsey and her sisters and Mom all went to the Extraordinary Women's Conference right here in Roanoke at the Civic Center. Even with the constant rain that we are having I pray they will be blessed with such people at Tim Hawkins, Max Lucado, and Mercy Me all being there to help bless and encourage the ladies.
Well I can't believe I finally figured out how to post something again! Seems like it goes straight through sometimes and then at other times I just can't find the "NEW POST" anywhere on the site. But I have tried, so while it has been awhile since I have posted...at least I have been trying to keep track of some of the things that have been happening at Life Pointe Church. So with that said...Wow! That's just all I can say is WOW! God continues to grow us and use us in ways that I just didn't know HE would do. For example, just a couple weeks ago we baptized 5 people and while that alone was just great, going to Wasena Park to do that proved instrumental in God seeing that a 6th person was baptized. After baptizing our five people, Russ and Angie Meadwell; Trish Wright; Evelyn Harris, and Susan Overstreet, we then had a total stranger come up and say he wanted to be baptized. His name was Ronnie Mullins and while he seemed to be a person that may have lived on the streets, he seemed very sincere in wanting to be baptized. I asked him if he had asked Jesus into his heart and he nodded yes and then I asked him if he knew he was forgiven of his sins and he again said yes, so I wanted to make sure that he didn't think baptism saved him but knew for sure that Jesus did. Turns out someone later said he had been watching us the whole time and was just crying and waiting his turn at the end. God must have spoken to him in a big way for when I asked him if he was ready, he walked straight into the water with his street clothes, shoes, and everything on, not caring if they got soaked or not. So God is at work in our hearts and in the hearts of others too. Trish, one of the ones to get baptized, is coming with her husband Perry and now their son Trai is also attending our services and they are a blessing. Again to show how God works, we had been going to Long John Silver's for a long time and it is there where we met Trish and Perry. One night Trish just sat down and we talked about the Lord and attending church and so it seemed God had been preparing her for that talk. Turns out she and Perry started coming on Easter and haven't missed a time yet except for a family reunion so God is growing us with folks close by and with folks we don't even know. I am amazed that he used me as a church planter and pastor for I still am learning and growing myself. His grace is good and His mercy is new every morning!

June 1, 2015

Continued Blessing!

Has it really been almost a year or so since my last post? I think it was October of last year....and now it's the first day of June 2015! I am so glad we have memories of past events and so that's another reason I try to keep up with my blog but I am getting worse and worse on doing that....sham on me. I so want to say thanks to the Lord for a fantastic day at Life Pointe today and it seems He is really touching hearts and changing lives so I thank Him deeply for that. And our son James Andrew Moser married Lindsey Nicole Narmour yesterday so it is so wonderful to see Andy with his brand new wife. It was a great day! So things are changing both in our family and our church family. Folks are visiting us and God is visiting us by bringing people in that truly need a change in their lives. I am just thankful and humble He uses us.  I didn't record it here on the blog like I should have but another reason God saw fit to put us right where we are on Williamson Road was so we could minister to the Harris family whose son Todd had cancer and is now with Jesus.  I had no idea that God had us move in so I could talk with Todd to make sure he knew Jesus, eventually come to know and marry Todd with his wife Evelyn and even preach the funeral where several hundred firemen would be present. It is just so amazing to see God's Hand unfold sometimes and let us see what His plan is, especially since we had no idea that is what it was going to be from the beginning.  God is awesome and amazes me with the way He works things through. So until next time....I just want to say thanks be to the One who has us right where He wants us and am thankful He continues to bless and use us just all the time!

October 27, 2014

I just found this post from what I had typed a few weeks ago. I knew I hadn't lost my mind because I just knew I had typed a post about our church dedication service with Jonathan Falwell stopping by to see us. But then again, I thought, maybe I did just fail to write it; turns out I did write it but just failed to post it.  I just have to get better at these posts! That was what I wrote in the first line of my last post, that is maybe getting help with them; looks like I could use the help! But at any rate, here goes, and hopefully I will do better in the futre.  Here is my post from several weeks ago.

I guess I should just delegate these blog entries to someone else, I am just so bad about taking the time to write them; but then again, I mostly use this as my own "diary" or "journal" so I guess I'll keep posting although I know I could do much better. I checked the last entry and it was on July 30th and just so much has happened since then. For one huge thing, we had our Life Pointe Church Dedication and Celebration on September 21st, just in time to be an early birthday present for me and an early blessing to all who attended. I asked a friend from Lynchburg to stop by and pray with us and for us and to give us a short challenge and it just so happened (God continues to confirm and work things out for us) that this friend was speaking close by and gladly accepted my invitation to stop by and visit with the Life Pointe Church family. So in addition to Joan and Gary Francisco stopping by (the previous owners of the building), and Debby Williams, the nice banker lady who helped us secure our loan after we had been turned down by another group, and Ken and Carol Looney from Craig Valley Baptist Church rushing back from the beach and their vacation to be with us, be we also had the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church stop by and so Jonathan Falwell was my friend who I had asked to come by and pray with us and so it was a great day of celebration indeed! We had slides, pictures, testimonies, songs, and a sort of narrative to go along and help folks see just how far God has brought us. And then Lindsey had a very nice video at the end that was the perfect finishing touch so again, it was a great time! Cake and punch fixed by Ginny put the final accent on our great day of blessing! We continue to see God bless and even last Sunday was one of the best Sundays we've had for awhile, so God continues to bless us richly. We also continue to see our building change to a home instead of just a building. When we first moved in, our building changed from an accounting office to a church, or as the inspectors downtown say, from a "B to a A" meaning from a business to an assembly. But then, even though it looked so much better with our new floors and fresh paint and just all the nice things we added, we begin to put up curtains; and wall printings; and pictures; and then the building now even seems to have gained it's own personality of warmth and an inviting atmosphere with a "tree" being planted in the children's area, and a beautiful picture of Noah's Ark in the nursery. Things look so nice...I am impressed, blessed, and grateful. I just know if anyone would visit us they would feel welcome and feel as though they had come into our "home" which is exactly what want guests to feel. I pray and look forward to more things to come and for people to come to Christ, be baptized, and to grow in Him.

God Continues to work at Life Pointe!

My what a busy weekend we just had at Life Pointe Church! On Saturday several of us traveled to Lynchburg, or more specifically, Liberty University, to watch the Flames take on the Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb. LU was triumphant in a 38 to 0 win, so it was a great day for the Flames and some of us who enjoy lunch at Sheetz and then a beautiful day at Williams Stadium.  Then yesterday at church we continued with our Before Amen Series, emphasizing the important and simplicity of prayer, watching a short video with Max Lucado and enjoy a message and communion. Then at 1:30 we had a special baptism service with James Sledd; Virginia Almond; Kylee Overstreet; and Lucas Sorrel. It was a great time watching these guys share outwardly what has taken place in their hearts, that is a decision to accept and follow Jesus Christ. And then last night a movie classic with Don Knotts, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, so it was a busy but very blessed weekend.  And now by the way, I do realize I have not posted since July, so I don't know where the time goes! Today is October 27th and it is almost November so that means I have waited for over 3 months to post! I just thought for sure I had posted since then. We had our church dedication with Jonathan Falwell dropping by to offer a prayer and short message of encouragement with us and that was super! And the reminder of just how far God has brought by us showing the pictures of our past, the construction of the building, and just what God has done for us was just amazing and very touching. I am indeed grateful for what God has done for  us and continues to do for us. Right now we are doing a series on "Before Amen" based on the book and video series by Max Lucado, so again, we stay busy but I never want to fail to say THANK YOU to God for all of what He has done. We use to pray for so much and God has answered many of those prayers and provided for our needs, so I want to always be grateful, thankful. and appreciative of what He has done. Yesterday with the baptisms, I was reminded again of how God has changed lives and hearts, and helped people make a decision to follow Jesus more closely. I am indeed blessed and very thankful God called me to plant and pastor His church, Life Pointe.

July 30, 2014

We have been showing movies for the past 3 Sundays but next Sunday we are going to show "God's Not Dead" which was just in the theaters a couple of months ago, so we are praying and hoping for a big turnout! It's a great movie, so I do pray folks come to watch it; enjoy themselves; and then come back on Sunday to hear the new series by the same name.  Let's pray and ask God to work!

July 29, 2014

It's Tuesday, July 29, 2014, so I thought I better post to record how things are going this summer. We are showing movies on Sunday night now for the month of July and have shown 3 movies with our biggest movie coming up this coming Sunday night which is "God's Not Dead" which was just in the theaters a few months ago. We pray for a big crowd and hopefully some new folks who need to find a church home. May God bless our efforts. We also continue to hang curtains, paint boards, put down a new floor in the kitchen, and use our talents to paint baseboards, paint quarter-rounds, and just make the church a beautiful building in which we all can come and worship God. I appreciate Jim and Marjory and it's quite evident that God sent them our way to help us with all these building projects; they sure are an encouragement and their help is just overwhelming at times. It's hard to tell where we would be if we did not have them doing so much of the work these past weeks and now months; we have been blessed to keep our 30 plus congregation over the summer months despite lots of folks going on vacations. Ginny has now painted the kitchen and the nursery and made both rooms quite appealing and beautiful. The nursery has a magnetic wall to hold things for the kids to see and play with and both the teen room and the children's room have painted chalkboards to aid in the lessons the teachers bring out to the children. So, a lot is happening at Life Pointe and God continues to bless us and our efforts. Hopefully we will see a "harvest" soon.