First United Pentecostal Church, Ravenswood

 

Pastor David Johnston

 

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: ...  

Psalms 150:1 (KJV)

 

Our Mission: Growth,  Spiritually - Individually - Numerically
Our Purpose: To be an end-time Apostolic Church in Passion, Purpose and Practice

 

We have a variety of ministries to meet every person's need, ministries to aid in the building of families and the changing of lives.  We believe God has promised an outpouring of His Spirit in the last days.  We invite you to come see for yourself what God is still doing today, for He still heals, saves, and has a profound impact on people's lives.

We love to praise and worship God.  If you are tired of the same old thing, please, "Come Join Us!"

 

"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God,

 will come to know God, because they know you"

 

Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? — Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

 

"A Word for the Journey"

    Just Human

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    He came to her and said, And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.   And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, ….   And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

    Mary was just a regular human being. She wasn’t full of grace; she needed grace. She wasn’t sinless; she was a sinner, just as all of us are. The reason she said, “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:47) was because she, too, needed a Savior. Even in this amazing passage from Luke 1 where we first meet her in Scripture, we see her perplexed and “greatly troubled.” We see her afraid in the presence of the angel Gabriel. We see her expressing HER doubts—“How will this be, since I know not a man?” (Luke 1:34)—like any regular person would ask.

    But here’s what matters. We also see her finding “favor with God.”

    God’s favor means that He has laid His hand upon your life, and He is going to use you for His eternal purposes.

    God’s favor isn’t always easy, but God’s favor is always good.

     

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