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Eternal Plans

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior,
repeat the following prayer in faith, and Jesus will become your Lord:
 
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus.
Your Word says,”…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37)
So I know You won’t cast me out, but You take me in. And I thank You for it.
You said in Your Word,”…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9, 13)
I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God.
I believe he was raised from the dead for my justification.
I am calling upon His Name–the Name of Jesus–so I know, Father, that You save me now.
Your Word says,”…with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10)
I do believe with my heart, and I confess Jesus now as my Lord.
Therefore I am saved!
Thank You Father!
 
If you have just prayed this prayer, please call, write, fax, or E-Mail Pastor David and let him know.
Si usted no conoce a Jesús Cristo como su señor y salvador,
relance el rezo siguiente en la fe, y Jesús hará su señor:
 

Rezo de la Salvación
Amado Padre Celestial, Reconozco que soy pecador y te pido que perdones todos mis pecados. Ahora vengo en el nombre de tu hijo Jesucristo para recibirlo y confesario como mi Señor y Salvador. Ven Jesùs a mi corazòn te entrago mi vida.
Gracias Jesùs por salvarme y por darme vida eterna.
Gracias Padre porque ahora soy salvo.

 
Si usted acaba de rogar este rezo, por favor llame, escriba, envíe por telefax, o E-Mail Pastor David y déjelo saber.

Bible reading plan

Are you looking forward to growing spiritually? So are we!
 
We believe that for a person to get everything that God wants for them, we need to wash our mind with God’s Word.
 
Here are Bible reading plan to help us all renew our mind.
Read the New Testament a chapter a day
Read Psalms throughout 2017
 
Please also see the prayer schedule for 2017:
Prayer Schedule for 2017
 
This requires that you have Adobe reader installed on your computer to access the download. Adobe reader is a free download
 
Pastor’s Blog – 06/17/17
 

Dear LWC Family & Friends,

 

Some of you may receive my pastor’s newsletter, but even if you already do, I wanted to share a recent one with you. I will get back to teaching on prosperity soon during our Sunday morning service, so until then, this newsletter that I’m sharing now will hopefully focus your attention in that direction. I encourage you to meditate on the truth in it because God wants you and me to step into and operate in things that until now we have only desired or seen from afar. Prosperity is one part God’s plans for us. 

Here is the link:
 
Remember, you are blessed to increase and anointed to gather. Let’s receive ALL that God has provided for us!
 
Pastor David S Ferguson
Living Word Church
9401 Hull Street Road
N Chesterfield, VA 23236
804-728-1337

www.mylivingword.org
 
 
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Pastor’s Blog – 04/29/17
 

Dear LWC Family & Friends,

I have been preaching and teaching the past few weeks about being a witness, doing the works of Jesus, and impacting people with the power of the Holy Spirit.   The following newsletter from Pastor Virgil Stokes emphasizes the importance of engaging people and not isolating yourself from connecting with people in this world.  I hope it makes as much of an impression upon you as it did on me.  You and I can make a difference!

 

I was in Walmart the other day getting some stuff for Judy.  My mind was filled with all the data and debris from the morning, the week, and the future:  North Korea is nuts, the Middle East is on fire, people no longer know what bathroom to use, etc.  As I walked along, a little lady using a walker smiled broadly and said, “Boomer!” Realizing she was reacting to my University of Oklahoma T-shirt, I replied brightly, “Sooner!” She laughed, I laughed, and we went on our way, both of us with a spring in our step and a smile on our face.  From there I went to the checkout where I heard one cashier saying, “Have a blessed day” to a customer who was obviously cheered by the encouragement. The lady who helped me was named Sima (It was on her name tag).  She was from Liberia, and had a lovely accent and an appreciation for being called by her name.   We waved and exchanged blessings as I took my bags and left.  I forgot all about Kim Jung whoever, the mysteries of bathroom choice, and all my other global concerns, because I had made personal contact with real human beings. 

Here’s the point.  The world around us is a mess.  There are genuine mega-problems at every turn.  These things deserve thought and prayer.  They don’t deserve worry and distraction.  The life we are living day to day gives us constant opportunities to be a blessing to individual people, eye-to-eye, one at a time.  It is why we are here, and it is incredibly simple.

·          Remember that the “idiot” in line searching his pockets for two pennies to make right change is probably just as frustrated as you are.  Don’t curse him, encourage him.

·          Smile and greet people.  Make eye contact. Jesus died for them.  The least you can do is grin at them.

·          Look for common experience. A hot day, a beautiful sunset, even impatience at the DMV can be an opening to connection.

·          Read name tags and t-shirt logos.  Use the information you find.  Researchers tell us that nearly everyone loves to hear their own name. 

Above all, value people.  They are more important than your worries.  Understanding is more effective than criticism.  Winning people is much more likely to spring from connection than contention.

Somebody Said:   “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

Scripture Reading:   “Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge: “Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.” – Matthew 10:5-8 (MESSAGE)

Our lives have become remarkably isolated, even in a crowd.  We stare at a screen, plug buds in our ears, and withdraw into the seclusion of our own minds.  Maybe self-centeredness has become the norm, and self-absorption an acceptable pastime.  But, I think folks long for the days when we waved at neighbors instead of fearing them.  For those who never experienced it, try it, you might like it.



Pastor David S Ferguson
Living Word Church
9401 Hull Street Road

N Chesterfield, VA 23236
804-728-1337
www.mylivingword.org
 
 
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Pastor’s Blog – 04/07/17
 
 
Dear LWC Family & Friends
Recently, Allen and Linda Campbell sent me a copy of the last newsletter my dad wrote as the pastor of Living Word Church.  His subject was remaining focused on your vision and the Word of God.  Those of you who attend Living Word know that I have been ministering about prosperity and healing for the past few months.  Since staying focused on what the Word says about you no matter what the circumstances look like is a key in receiving from God in these areas, I thought it would be good to share my dad’s thoughts on this subject.  I hope it encourages you to be steadfast in your faith.

Pastor James Ferguson

July 1, 2002

Two of the most important areas you will need to develop concerning vision are getting focused and staying focused.  A Christian who can stay focused on the vision God has given him can overcome any obstacle and any adversity that might come his way.  When you are a focused believer, you are a threat to the enemy’s plans.  The word “focus” is defined in the Noah Webster 1828 dictionary as, the central point; the point of concentration.

In order to become excellent, above average, or a person of success, you must become and remain focused.  In order to obtain the promises God says are already yours, you must be focused!  Daniel 11:32 says, “… but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.”  In order to be strong and do exploits you must know God; to really know God you must be focused and stay focused on Him.  People who do great things are people of focus.  They have a clear vision of what they desire in their lives.  They see that vision every time they wake up.  They see it throughout the day.  They see it in their dreams.  There is a vision on the inside of them and that vision motivate them to be strong and do exploits.  The New Testament says in Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith …” The word looking does not mean a quick glance.  It means a long steady gaze or, we could say, a steady focus on Jesus.

Focus requires a goal.  Without a goal there is nothing on which to focus.  When you read God’s Word and you discover all the promises for your life, then that Word of God creates vision and a goal for your faith to reach.  Your desire to obtain that goal then becomes your motivation to stay focused on reaching that goal.  This is why focused people 1) are not easily distracted from their goals, 2) refuse to compromise what they believe, 3) make no provision for failure, 4) do not change what they believe because of circumstances, and 5) finish what they start.

If you lose your focus, everything that pertains to your vision will be consumed with hopelessness, which means that there is nothing for your faith to reach.  Satan’s goal is to cause you to become hopeless.  Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.”  When a person is focused, it makes no difference what happens, he continues to expect God’s Word to come to pass.

Remember, whatever you focus on and pursue will eventually come to pass in your life.


Pastor David S Ferguson
Living Word Church
9401 Hull Street Road

N Chesterfield, VA 23236
804-728-1337
www.mylivingword.org
Pastor’s Blog – 03/27/17
 
 

Dear LWC Family & Friends,

Since I have been ministering about healing recently, I thought the following newsletter from Pastor Virgil Stokes would be helpful.  It concerns effectively ministering healing to other people.

“You just need to believe.”  “Listen to these tapes over and over.” “Oh, don’t say that!” “Turn off the secular TV and watch Brother So-and-so.” “You need more faith.” These and a hundred others are common phrases I hear from faith folks who are trying to help someone get healed.  There may be a grain of truth in each of them. The people who say them are probably genuinely concerned for their friends.  The problem is that this approach, preaching sermonettes to sick people, is rarely effective.  We are often answering our own questions, not theirs, and in the process adding to the burden of guilt and inadequacy they are already carrying.  Amazingly, God, in His infinite mercy, often manages to get people healed anyway. A couple of thoughts if you really want to help people:

1.    You can’t “try to believe.”  I don’t even know what that means.  It implies that there is some emotional or mental effort that I am not exercising.  Faced with unbelief, Jesus responded by teaching. (Mark 6:5-6) The only remedy for unbelief is to feed the heart on the Word of God.  (Romans 10:17) For the person struggling with sickness, a sermon on how they should work harder at believing is not generally useful.  The implication is that they are not “doing it” properly. Don’t let your frustration become their condemnation.  The truth can become law, and thus bring death. (2 Corinthians 3:6)

2.    If a person is a Christian, he already has faith.  Learning to use it is a place to begin. When the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith (they had been hearing the Word teach the Word every day), He told them to use the faith they had.  The amount of faith could be as small as the mustard seed.  No matter how small your faith, you can use it by speaking to the problem.  (Luke 17:5-6) Faith is exercised by speaking, not about the problem, but to the problem.  “I believe I am healed, therefore, pain (or nausea, or fear, or whatever), go!”  If you want to help, give them Bible assurance that they have faith, then ask if you can help them learn to use it.

3.    Jesus came to take our sin and sickness upon Himself, then rose again to dwell with us forever.  Healing ministry springs from relationship.  Begin by listening to people long enough to hear what is in their heart, and what questions and doubts they are dealing with.  (Luke 6:45)  Find out where they are and meet them there. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Comforter.  The Greek concordance says the word means “one called alongside to help.”  If we want to join in the healing ministry with Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we can begin to walk with people rather than preach at people.

Somebody Said:   “Christians do not take advantage of what belongs to them. Either they do not know how to take advantage of what belongs to them, or they do not know what belongs to them.”  Kenneth E. Hagin

Scripture Reading:   The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!”   (Luke 17:5-6 NLT)

I believe we are on the cusp of a great revival.  Healing the sick will be a key aspect of this move of God.  I want to be really good at helping people receive.  Let’s do this!


Pastor David S Ferguson
Living Word Church
9401 Hull Street Road
N Chesterfield, VA 23236
804-728-1337
www.mylivingword.org