If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It

Introduction: Have you ever needed something to be fixed? All of us have! Here are 4 broken parts according to the apostle Paul that Jesus Christ fixed.

1. A Wall of Separation! (Eph 2:12) – “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

Look at the word alien. In other words, we were “foreigners” or outcast from God’s plan.

2. A Door of Isolation! (Eph 2:12) – “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

The word “commonwealth” means citizenship.

3. A Window of Invitation! (Eph 2:12) – “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

Outside of God’s covenant promise to Abraham and his descendants is the inference.

4. A Lost Generation! (Eph 2:12) – “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

Clearly this was bad! No hope!! Without God!!! But the good news is Jesus’s redeeming blood fixes the problem.

Conclusion: God fixes the problem of the Gentiles being alienated from the Jewish Covenants. When Jesus Christ died and arose again pouring out His life’s blood, the wall, the door and the window was opened up for both the Gentiles and the Jews to be included into the Church and more specifically the plan of God; i.e. God had a plan for Israel and for the Church – they are not the same. However, even those with a Jewish background can be saved and join the Church today. Prior to the resurrection, Israel’s (individual’s) faith in the God of the Bible brought them into a Covenant relationship.
Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese


Evolution vs Creation

Introduction: Did man come from apes? Was there a “Big Bang” in outer space eons of years ago? These questions demand an answer. How were the heavens and the earth created? Did God use the process of evolution to bring about Creation?

The book of Genesis answers these questions.

1. What Creation teaches: Something out of Nothing!
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1).

The word “created” is בָּרָא,(baw-raw’), which means to shape, or create. In other words, God (אֱלהִים – el-o-heem’), spoke into existence something out of nothing.

Time, space, matter was created at an instant thru the spoken Word of God. Remember. There was never a time when God was not; He is from eternity past. And He will be in eternity future.

2. What Evolution teaches: It starts with the Big Bang.

Billions of years ago gases in outer space collided and it caused a Big Bang or explosion. Instantaneously, planets were flung into their proper order without missing a beat. Then through the process of radiation and mutation a single cell amoeba turned into a paramecium, and from there a tadpole, a fish, a monkey, and ultimately sophisticated man!

Question: If this theory is true, then where are the transitional fossils?

That is just it, there are none!

The creation model explains that almighty God made man from the dust of the earth, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7).

He made a woman from the side (rib) of the man, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Gen 2:21-22).

So rather than man evolving from apes, the Bible teaches that God created both man and woman.

3. Is Evolution a religion?

Yes. It attempts to bypass accountability to a Creator. In fact, it leads down the road to man becoming his own god! This is called humanism. 

However, man cannot escape his “date with destiny”!

Conclusion: Whereas today students are being brainwashed into believing the BIG LIE; the Word of God adamantly refutes this nonsense. When comparing and contrasting the two models, one will more than likely embrace CREATIONISM over EVOLUTION.

One last thought: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Heb 11:3).

Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese

The Fight Is On

Introduction: Called to be soldiers! A good soldier must be ready at all times to engage the enemy. Are you a soldier? Are you ready to both defend the attacks of the enemy and to deliver a crushing blow? But how can we be ready?

1. By Enduring Hardness! (2Tim 2:1,3) – “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus….. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

The word “strong” is the word ἐνδυναμόω (en-doo-nam-o’-o), which means to empower or to fill with power… to strengthen, or it means to make strong. We all need more STRENGTH! Do you?

“Strength for the Journey”! Yes!! Give it Lord!!!

The words “endure hardness” is συγκακοπαθέω, (soong-kak-op-ath-eh’-o), which means for someone to bear evil treatment along with another. In this case, we as believers in Jesus Christ are to suffer hardships together with Him.

Easier said than done, right?

2. By Not Engaging in Worldly Affairs! (2Tim 2:4) – “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

The word “entangled” is ἐμπλέκω (em-plek’-o), which means to weave in, to entwine, or to involve with. When we get entangled with the things of the world it gets us side tracked. Are you staying focused with the right VISION?

Are you fulfilling the right MISSION?

Conclusion: The saying comes to mind: “Toughen Up Soldier.”

Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese

How to Pray for Leaders

Introduction: Are leaders really in control? How is God in control with so many things going wrong? Wars and lawlessness seem to be escalating. Sin is abounding, but Praise our Lord, because His grace superabounds! The Word of God reminds believers that things are moving according to God’s plan.

1. The King’s heart is in His Hand! (Prov 21:1)  “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”

Remember a king named Solomon wrote this. He would know because he was inspired by the Holy Spirit. The natural man does not understand this because it is spiritually discerned. Do you believe this?

2. The King’s heart is fulfilling His will! (Rev 17:17) – “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast,  until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

In the context of Revelation 17, John is describing the false religion and how God will use puppet kings for His own purpose. Can you see this happening?

3. The King’s heart will recognize that the God of the Bible rules and reigns! (Dan 2:21) – “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”

To Daniel it was revealed that his God changes the times and seasons along with setting up and removing kings. What a revelation! The sooner CNN, CBS, NBC, and even FOX recognizes this truth the better the news will get!!

Conclusion: Since our Lord is ruling, overruling and ever ruling, CHRISTians ought to see things from a biblical worldview instead of a secular worldview. When we do, then it becomes obvious that while world leaders seem out of control, they are actually under God’s control.
Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese

Cyber Monday

Introduction: Cyber Monday is supposedly one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Great deals are available. The term was coined back in 2005.

Do you ever wonder if CHRISTmas time is one of the biggest events of the year where people are “shopping” for spiritual things?

There is no doubt that scores of retailers get ready for this phenomenal event in the marketing world. How much more should followers of Jesus Christ get ready for engaging in conversations about the one and true living God?

Why? Because of the following:

1. Jesus Christ is Hope to the hopeless! (Matt 1:21)

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Jesus is our Savior and our only Hope for this life and the life to come. Do you agree?

2. Jesus Christ is a Life-Changer! (2Cor 5:17)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

When Jesus takes over, things begin to change.

3. Jesus Christ is a Peace-Giver! (John 14:1-3)

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

People are looking for Peace in a bottle, a pill, or money. Jesus brings everlasting PEACE!

Conclusion: Are you getting ready for this CHRISTmas season? Purpose in your heart to reach out to people who are searching… even those who are not searching.

Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese

Prayer and Thanksgiving

Introduction: What does anxiety have to do with Thanksgiving? Can we be worried and Thankful at the same time? Does “Prayerfulness and Thankfulness” go together? But how? The secret to this union is found in the fourth chapter of the letter to the Church of Philippi.

1. The curse of Anxiety! (Phil 4:6)

“Be careful for nothing.”

The word “careful” is μεριμνάω, which means distracted, anxious or care for. Are you feeling distracted? Worried? Anxious? The definition of anxiety can include nervousness or unease. Do you feel nervous? What can you do?

2. The Cure with the Prayer of Thanksgiving! (Phil 4:6,7)

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

First, pray. Second, pray in faith. Third, pray telling God your needs. Fourth, pray with Thanksgiving because our Lord knows all about us. Fifth, thank Him for His PEACE because you cannot explain it!

Conclusion: What an important message in the Bible! It is the cure for care. Prayer with Thanksgiving is a cure for care!

Wow. Let’s pray.

Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese


Introduction: How can you tell that you have a heart of Gratitude? See if any of these responses reveal you?

1. A Heart of Thanksgiving! (Luke 17:15 -19)“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

As you know, it just so happened that 10 lepers approached Jesus in order to be healed. But only one came back to “GIVE THANKS”! Look around today, you can see the same response.

2. A Gift of Gratitude! (Mark 14:3)“And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.”

With a heart overflowing with gratitude for “who” Jesus was, and “what” He had done, this woman gives a most generous gift. Will you first give of yourselves to Jesus and then your service to Him?

3. A Posture of Worship & Thanksgiving! (Rev 7:11,12) “And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

Here is thanksgiving at its best! Notice the submission before the glory of our Lord!! Listen to the heartfelt words about Jesus. This makes us want to join in with this great multitude. Go ahead!
Conclusion: Do we have a heart of thanksgiving? Would we be willing to give Jesus a gift of GRATITUDE? Is our song that of Praise? This “Thanksgiving” can be a Special Time in our spiritual journey as we intentionally grow closer to Jesus by following these who set the example.
Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese

Thanksgiving in Heaven

Introduction: Did you know there is going to be perpetual THANKSGIVING in heaven! 

1. Who are these Thanking God for His great Salvation? (Rev 7:13,14)
“And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Every CHRISTian is blood-bought! The blood of Jesus REDEEMS! Are you THANKFUL?

2. Why are they Thanking our Lord? (Rev 7:15)

“Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.”

Jesus desires that our THANKSGIVING turn into THANKSLIVING! Are you serving our Lord with the right motives?

3. How are they Thanking Jesus? (Rev 7:11,12)

“And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

This is both a posture and a place where we (blood-bought) CHRISTIANS will spend eternity.

Conclusion: The bottom line: Everyday is THANKSGIVING DAY! Even in heaven we will celebrate THANKSGIVING for Jesus Christ’s SACRIFICIAL GIVING!

Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese


When to Give Thanks

Introduction: When you are in a storm give THANKS! When you are on the mountaintop give THANKS. When you are in the valley give THANKS.

Paul wrote to the Thessalonica believers, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Does this really mean in everything give thanks?

1. In Bad Times give Thanks! (Job 1:21)

“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” (Job 2:9-10)

Job faced some of the most difficult days anyone could ever endure. Yet, he did not curse God! Would we do the same?

2. In Good Times give Thanks! (Psa 106:13)

“They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:”

Truthfully, do you take your blessings for granted? Most of us do. Stop and thank God for His wonderful works.

3. In Everything give Thanks! (1Thess 5:18)

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Did you notice? “…this is the Will of God.”

Conclusion: Have you given Thanks for your daily bread? Health? Family? Home? Church? Job? Government? Adversity?

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese

How to Pray for America

Introduction: God bless America! Lord make America blessable! How should we pray for our country?

Here are some ways we need to pray for America:

1. For Righteousness to reign! (Prov 14:34)

“34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Doing those things that please the Lord is mandatory!

2. Don’t forget God! (Psa 9:17)

 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Have we forgotten the God of the Bible? God help us not to forget Your blessings!

3. Check the Foundation for cracks! (Psa 11:3)

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Sin erodes the foundation. America’s foundation is cracked.

Conclusion: America is in need of prayer. Will you pray for our nation?

Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese