LEWIS AND CLARK

LEWIS AND CLARK ENTRY – MAY 2010

I have decided to post some pics at the end of each month of our two golden’s over the next year on this blog.

Here are the photos for the month of May.

Lewis on the left and Clark to the right.

Lewis in the back Clark up front.

Clark left – Lewis right

Lewis in the back – Clark up front.

Clark in the back – Lewis up front.

Lewis before pick up at the breeders. Early May 2010.

Lewis @ mom and dad’s May 2010. (GOING HOME TO PRESCOTT)

Picking up Clark @ Windsor’s in Mesa

Lewis in the back and Clark goin for it in Bren’s flowers.

The last four days of having two puppies as been pretty good. They are getting adjusted to each other. Our rescue Golden Bella is doing amazing and she seems to understand what is going on in our lives right now.

Really happy we got two.

Steve

Prescott Az.

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THE TASSEL’S WORTH THE HASSEL !

I just wanted to post a few pics of some amazing students who graduated from high school this past week.
The class of 2010  has a lot of class. All of the Grads from the church are active in some type of ministry. So proud of these guys.

We had a fun grad celebration at Goldwater Lake Saturday with friends.

Karim Hakim is a foreign exchange student from Aley Lebanon who graduated this year and he wrote us a two page letter before leaving Prescott.

Here is just a few words from our new friend Karim.

“For Prescott First Assembly I have a word to say. I want to thank every member of this church for excepting me as one of you regardless of my religion or my race. I’d like to thank my brother Jordan Sheperd for bringing me to this awesome place. I want to thank this church for being my other family.”

Just a few quotes we shared with the graduates during the Sunday worship service.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. ” ~Mark Twain,

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ” ~Beverly Sills

The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
~Author Unknown

“Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you to all the graduates who help make our world a better place. –

We love you and Brenda and I are so proud of you.

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NOTHING NEW OR SOMETHING NEW?

Have you ever noticed how fast thing can get old?

I mean what happens a year after you buy a brand new car? – That “new car smell” seems to get smothered in other smells that are not so new.

Solomon had come to the conclusion that after a while everything gets real old real fast.

This weekend I wanted to look into a teaching that DECLARES that SOLOMON WAS WRONG!

Here is a brief outline to the notes.

SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
PASTOR  STEVE LUMMER

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.  10 Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”?  – ECCLESIASTES 1:9,10 (NIV)

SOLOMON WAS WRONG!

Ecclesiastes 1:12  I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Again in 2:17 – So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
But God hates things to get old – He said in Isaiah 43:14  : 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing!

WHAT YOU REMEMBER SHAPES WHO YOU ARE BECOMING!.

Luke 1:26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin ….37 the angel said to her, “WITH God nothing will be impossible.
Virgin Birth? WOW! that a little bit new.

IN A CULTURE WERE WE HAVE BASICALLY “BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT” – HERE’S A FEW NEW ONES FOR YA.

1. A  SAVED TO SERVE LIFESTYLE.

2. A  COMMITMENT TO LOYALTY

3. A SENSE OF FAMILY

The ? Nothing new under the son or nothing impossible under the son?

Some things get old real fast …. WITHOUT GOD!
Marriages, work, family, life, vision, relationships and even ministry can get real old without God’s refreshing spirit.

Is it going to be nothing NEW or something NEW?


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion’s fail not 23 they are new every morning – Lamentations 3:22,23


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FIRST THINGS FIRST

Being from Iowa, when I heard Kurt Warner was going to quarterback the St. Louis Rams my ears perked up immediately. Since he took the team to the Super bowl  our family has followed the Warner’s for the past decade and half.

I just picked up his book First Things First yesterday.

Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a hospital for chronically-ill infants. Together they’re the parents of seven, going into their 12th year of marriage, and founders of a foundation that helps disadvantaged children and families. Their formula for success? They put First Things First—family, faith, and giving to others—it’s their family motto, and it drives everything they do. First Things First is an honest, insightful, and entertaining look at life inside the Warner household. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind.

Can’t wait to finished it and have Kurt come to speak at our church here in Prescott someday.

Steve

Lead pastor Prescott First Assembly

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EPHESIANS part 4

Here is the outline to part 4 4 of our Ephesians series.

EPHESIANS
What being a Christ follower looks like
part 4
Pastor Steve Lummer

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints Ephesians 1:18 (niv)

Ephesians is has a two part theme:
1. Who we are in Christ  Chapters 1-3 – DOCTRINAL chapters
2. How we should live  Chapters 4-6 – PRACTICAL chapters

Paul gives us a great look at how we can understand how the Christian life works.
” ‘Who are you, Lord?’  … “‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’ I asked Acts 22::8-10

The Threefold postures of the Christ life

1. Our Status – SIT

God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus Ephesians 2:6

2. Our Service – WALK

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light Ephesians 5:8

3. Our Strategy – STAND

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 613

The Greek verb to “STAND” means to “HOLD YOUR GROUND”

We don’t fight FOR victory …..we fight FROM victory

“They overcame the devil by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11

1. STAND UP –  Nehemiah. 9:5

2. STAND OUT –  Romans 12:1,2


3. STAND IN –  1 Corinthians. 2:5


4. STAND STILL –  Exodus. 14:13

The power of perseverance
Ever seen one of those inflatable clowns with a round base? When you knock him down he bounces back up wearing a big, cheesy grin! Perseverance: it’s a powerful tool! The Bible says, “Blessed is the man who perseveres.” Paul was flogged, shipwrecked, persecuted, and imprisoned in establishments without weight rooms, HDTV, and time off for good behavior! He could have thrown in the towel, but instead he said, “I have no regrets. I couldn’t be more sure of my ground – the One I’ve trusted in can take care of…me…to the end” (2Ti 1:12 TM). Can you say that?
God isn’t impressed by human ability, dynamic personalities, titles, and designer clothes. He respects people who, when they get knocked down, bounce back with their faith intact, more determined than ever to live for Him. It’s Satan’s job to attack you – it’s your job to fight back. If you are passive he will demolish you! Paul writes: “Resist the enemy…[and] after the battle you will still be standing” (Eph 6:13 NLT). Perseverance means staying in the fight and refusing to give up. It empowers you so you stop feeling like a victim of circumstances. It builds your confidence and becomes a tool you automatically use.
Somebody said the nose of the bulldog is slanted backward so he can keep breathing without letting go! Plus, your reward in heaven is determined by your level of perseverance here on earth. “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne” (Rev 3:21 NKJV). So keep persevering.


5. STAND BEFORE – Romans 14:10

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EPHESIANS part 3

Here is part 3 of  the outline on the Ephesians series.

EPHESIANS
What being a Christ follower looks like
part 3
Pastor Steve Lummer

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints Ephesians 1:18 (niv)

Ephesians is has a two part theme:
1. Who we are in Christ  Chapters 1-3 – DOCTRINAL chapters
2. How we should live  Chapters 4-6 – PRACTICAL chapters

Paul gives us a great look at how we can understand how the Christian life works.
” ‘Who are you, Lord?’  … “‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’ I asked Acts 22::8-10

2. Our Service – WALK – Practical Life in the real world
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received Ephesians 4:1
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light Ephesians 5:8

OUR GOAL – BELIEVE – BELONG –  BEHAVE

1. WALK WITH.
As you received Christ Jesus the Lord,  walk with him:  Col 2:6

2. WALK ACROSS.
Then Andrew brought Peter to meet Jesus. John 1:42

3. WALK THROUGH.
“Walk through the shadow of the valley of death.” Psalm23:4

4. WALK ON.
“Let us go on with the Lord.” Hosea 6:1

“Your next miracle lies within the next step you think you cannot take.

“abiding” is the key to “abounding,”

Less Squawk  and more  Walk..

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PFA SOFTBALL BEGINS WITH A WIN

It was a great night for the beginning of softball season last night.

Coach Harry has pulled together a great team this year and last night our team won 12-0 :).

Here is the schedule for this year – come out and cheer on the team.

Friday , May 7th 6:00 pm – 12- 0 (W)

Friday, May 14th 8:00 pm 15- 8 (W)

Friday, May 21 7:00 pm 11- 8 (L)

Friday may 28th – NO GAMES SCHEDULED

Friday,  June 4th – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 11 – 9:00 pm

Friday, June 18th – 9:00 pm

Friday, June 25th – 7:00 pm

Friday, July 2 – NO GAMES SCHEDULED

Friday July 9th – 8:00 pm

Friday, July 16th – 8:00 pm

Friday,  July 23 – NO GAMES SCHEDULED

Friday, July 30 7:00 pm

Friday, August 30th – END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT – TOP 4 TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.

* All games will be played at Pioneer Park field #2

1200 Commerce Dr

Prescott, AZ 86305

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