From the Pastor's Laptop - 04/24/2014

By Pastor FREE |  April 27, 2014

Greetings ALC Fam!!!
O Give thanks unto the LORD for He is good and his mercy endures forever.  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so…  It is with great Jesus joy that I greet you in the strong and matchless name of Jesus our Christ!  I am sending this e-mail first hoping that you all are blessed and enjoying God's favor.  I want to encourage you in your daily LIFE to continue to press into God for strength, guidance and peace.
This week, I must admit I have been hit pretty hard emotionally. At times, I have wondered what God is up to.  It seems there is death and pain all around…  It has almost felt in moments that the enemy is winning…  And then I was forwarded this writing and along with the sermons from Dr. McCormick the word of God has reaffirmed my confidence that no matter what this LIFE looks like, we WIN!!! (Thanks Tammie Franklin)
Victory over Sin and Death
“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57, NLT)
On yesterday we celebrated Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So much happened at Calvary’s cross over two thousand years ago; but ultimately, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we could have abundant life. Because of Jesus, we have victory over anything that would try to hold us back!
No matter what bondage, fear, stronghold, sin or addiction has held you captive in the past, when you receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you receive His power — His burden-moving, yoke-destroying anointing.  Nothing can hold you back any longer because when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed! (See John 8:36)
It all begins by believing and receiving this promise by faith. Today, thank God that you are free and have victory through Jesus Christ!
Father, thank You for giving me victory! Thank You for Your Word which is life and healing water to my soul. I choose to set my heart and thoughts on You, knowing that You are empowering me to overcome in every area of my life n Jesus’ name! Amen
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Let’s reflect on Sunday’s WORD:
The NARRATIVE SERMON (Barabbas: One who lived because He died) was AWESOME in my opinion…  I thank God for all who participated in ANY WAY to make it a success! 
For those who want to check it out again… Here is the link for the“With U N Mind” Video… -
LIFE Kudos: 
I want to give special thanks to Candace Akers, Shaunte Williams and Carol Marshall for all of their creative assistance in accomplishing the Narrative Sermon… You all made it come to LIFE and I thank you for your serving with a smile!!!
In closing, please be mindful of these announcements for the coming weeks: