010718 Don’t look back | Part 2 | Allen Hickman | Message Only

January 9, 2018
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God is a God of new things.  He is always doing something great and new.  Sometimes we miss it because we are not moving forward but living in the past.  Remembering the “good ole’ days” and looking back are for those who have no vision for the future.  Can we learn from yesterday? Absolutely.  We had better learn from yesterday.  If we don’t we will squander the experiences, trials and victories God has blessed us with.  But learn from them is what we do, not live in them.   God is always moving forward and so should we.

The lepers that sat at the gate of the city in the Prophet Elisha’s day learned great lessons about looking back and longing for what “was” back then and we must learn those lessons as well.  Instead of wallowing in self-pity and self-loathing seek the reason to move forward because you can always find a reason not to move forward.  They also realized that God was already working on their behalf when they got to the camp of their enemy and God had already routed them and blessed the leper with the spoils of the camp before they ever arrived.  They learned a valuable and life-giving lesson we all need to adhere to.  They learned that God’s blessings on and in our life are not solely for us.  Never make the assumption that what God gives you is for your own consumption but to be a conduit that His blessing can flow through.  When we learn these lessons, and apply them to our lives we will then move forward with no reasons to look back.

010718 Don’t look back | Part 2 | Allen Hickman | FULL SERVICE

January 9, 2018
00:0000:00

God is a God of new things.  He is always doing something great and new.  Sometimes we miss it because we are not moving forward but living in the past.  Remembering the “good ole’ days” and looking back are for those who have no vision for the future.  Can we learn from yesterday? Absolutely.  We had better learn from yesterday.  If we don’t we will squander the experiences, trials and victories God has blessed us with.  But learn from them is what we do, not live in them.   God is always moving forward and so should we.

The lepers that sat at the gate of the city in the Prophet Elisha’s day learned great lessons about looking back and longing for what “was” back then and we must learn those lessons as well.  Instead of wallowing in self-pity and self-loathing seek the reason to move forward because you can always find a reason not to move forward.  They also realized that God was already working on their behalf when they got to the camp of their enemy and God had already routed them and blessed the leper with the spoils of the camp before they ever arrived.  They learned a valuable and life-giving lesson we all need to adhere to.  They learned that God’s blessings on and in our life are not solely for us.  Never make the assumption that what God gives you is for your own consumption but to be a conduit that His blessing can flow through.  When we learn these lessons, and apply them to our lives we will then move forward with no reasons to look back.

123117 | Don’t look back | Allen Hickman | FULL SERVICE

January 3, 2018
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When we are young we have the whole world before us but as we age our yesterdays become more than our tomorrows and we are tempted to look back to days gone by for comfort and security. The older we get the less likely we are to change. We have a tendency to live in yesteryear.

However, that is not what God wants us to do. God is everlasting to everlasting, the first and the last, the alpha and omega. Time is irrelevant to Him but it is not to us. God has provided us with all that we need to move forward and not look back. They are more people than Lot's wife who are pillars of salt because they looked back longing for what used to be.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, no matter if your are 5, 15,55 or 75. Live life to it's fullest just like Jesus said for us to. "... that you might have life and life more abundantly." Don't look back.

123117 | Don’t look back | Allen Hickman | Message Only

January 3, 2018
00:0000:00

When we are young we have the whole world before us but as we age our yesterdays become more than our tomorrows and we are tempted to look back to days gone by for comfort and security. The older we get the less likely we are to change. We have a tendency to live in yesteryear.

However, that is not what God wants us to do. God is everlasting to everlasting, the first and the last, the alpha and omega. Time is irrelevant to Him but it is not to us. God has provided us with all that we need to move forward and not look back. They are more people than Lot's wife who are pillars of salt because they looked back longing for what used to be.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, no matter if your are 5, 15,55 or 75. Live life to it's fullest just like Jesus said for us to. "... that you might have life and life more abundantly." Don't look back.

122417 | The Unstoppable Gift | Allen Hickman & James Moore | FULL SERVICE

December 26, 2017
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Ever since Christianity began it has been opposed. People, Governments, Kings and Dictators have tried to stop it from growing. But Christianity is more than a movement; it is love from the creator that can never be stopped. It is more than meetings, worship "environments", or organizations.

Christianity is and has always been built on the love that comes from our Father that we in turn as His children give to those around us and thus changing our world in the process. The unstoppable gift is not something we can purchase or get in a store or online. It first must transform you and you will not be able to help yourself and you will just give it away and thus the gift keeps on giving.

It is His love that is relentless in pursuing us, overtaking us and transforming us into the men and women He knows we can be.  Our friend and miracle of God James Moore tells us his story of how God’s unstoppable love never gave up on him when everyone and he, himself gave up on him.

May the unstoppable love of God that always finds you overwhelm you and bring you peace during this amazing time of the year.

122417 | The Unstoppable Gift | Allen Hickman & James Moore

December 26, 2017
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Ever since Christianity began it has been opposed. People, Governments, Kings and Dictators have tried to stop it from growing. But Christianity is more than a movement; it is love from the creator that can never be stopped. It is more than meetings, worship "environments", or organizations.

Christianity is and has always been built on the love that comes from our Father that we in turn as His children give to those around us and thus changing our world in the process. The unstoppable gift is not something we can purchase or get in a store or online. It first must transform you and you will not be able to help yourself and you will just give it away and thus the gift keeps on giving.

It is His love that is relentless in pursuing us, overtaking us and transforming us into the men and women He knows we can be.  Our friend and miracle of God James Moore tells us his story of how God’s unstoppable love never gave up on him when everyone and he, himself gave up on him.

May the unstoppable love of God that always finds you overwhelm you and bring you peace during this amazing time of the year.

121717 | Prince of Peace | Allen Hickman

December 18, 2017
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We are living in a chaotic and stressful world, not only in our own country of America, but many of the countries in our world. Conflict after conflict, economies are collapsing, war, both big and small are all around us. How can we as human beings find any hope or peace in this world?

There is one and only one that can bring that hope and peace, all the time, and not just one time a year during a holiday season. The reason they split time in have, the reason for "the season", the Way, the Truth and the Life is Jesus Christ, God's only Son. He is more than all these things. He is hope, He is Love, He is all that we will ever need, He is our Prince of Peace.

If Jesus is our Prince of Peace then we have been reconciled to God.  In other words, we are back in right relationship with Him.  How?  Because Jesus was our substitute.  He bore the penalty of our sin.  He was our propitiation. 

We must first have peace with God if we are to ever have peace with men.  We learn to humble ourselves and not always want and try and get our own way.  We also know that our peace is a choice.  We choose to keep our mind “stayed” on Him and He will keep us in perfect peace.

121017 | Right Relationships | Nettie Winters

December 11, 2017
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Because we are created in the image and likeness of God we have the DNA of relationships at the core of our being.  We were designed with three relationships in mind: with God, ourselves, and others.  When one relationship is out of balance the others are equally affected.

The beauty of our relationships with God, ourselves (self & each other in the Body of Christ) and others help make this balance right. Roman 12 teaches us how to relate to God, ourselves and others (non-Christians and enemies).

God is all about relationship.  He created man so that we could be in relationship with each other.  He said that “it’s not good for man to be alone.”  From that statement God created Woman.  However, that statement has much more implications than just men and women relationships.  It is also about all of humanity and the importance of relationship.

Guest and friend Nettie Winters of Mission Mississippi shares these points and more in this week’s message about “Right Relationships.”  “A Right Relationship with God, with ourselves and with others will Result in Right Living.”

120317 | Who Am I | Allen Hickman

December 6, 2017
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In today's DNA testing world we are desperate to know who we are. We have generations that have grown up with no idea who they are and what their purpose in life is. With the proliferation of information and social media we are as confused as to who we are as a termite is in a Yoyo.

Who we are is important and we can't find that with a DNA test. Though they are exciting, fun and informational the real way of finding out who you are is through our Father God and what He says and determines about you.

Too many in our society see themselves as victims.  They see themselves as victims of society, bad families, the system, and the list could go on.  However, we are not victims we are children of God and He and He alone gives us our value and identity.

112617 | Family Dynamics | Part Three | Allen Hickman

November 28, 2017
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Family is not as important in our society as it once was. Or is it? People desire family and they desire relationship. Most people whether they admit it or not are desperate for intimate relationship with others. Relationships where they are accepted for who they are and are loved for who they are. A family does that. But a family gives and receives more than just acceptance and love.

We get our identity from family. Our father God gives us our identity. When we know who we are and who we belong to we have a confidence that the rest of the world envies. We are not orphans we belong to family. Orphans typically seek their own and are not concerned with others. They are just surviving, getting by. It’s a survival of the fittest. Our family is part of who we are.

We have a responsibility if we are in a family. The Church is a family and God is our father. We are responsible for each other. Families take ownership of the family and family members. However, most churches function more like an orphanage than they do a family. We are here for each other and serve each other not looking out for our own interest but that of others.