Sunday Service-October 17, 2021 “Fast, Pray, and Stay”

We are going through times like no other. The urgency to call upon God for His mercy, grace, and power for this broken world is great. He is looking for people who are willing to humble themselves before Him, to intercede and meet the needs of those around them, and to stay steadfast in honoring Him. In other words, God is wanting us to Fast, Pray, and Stay. Since September of this year, WLACC has committed to meet in person, every Wednesday night to seek God’s will and to cry out to Him for His intervention. We are already seeing results of our prayers.

Sunday Service-October 10, 2021 “Bringing Sins To The Surface”

Whenever a major project is started, there are bound to be problems which hinder progress or completion—financial, permits, materials, labor issues, and other difficulties. Last week, we learned that, as Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, he had to deal with internal conflicts between the leaders and the followers. He knew that it was important to address these differences so that the rebuilding could move forward. As we work together to rebuild the Church, we are also going to come face-to-face with conflicts, especially as the enemy tries to discourage us in both times of failures and successes.

Sunday Service-October 3, 2021 “Rebuild The Wall-Part 5

Whenever a major project is started, there are bound to be problems which hinder progress or completion—financial, permits, materials, labor issues, and other difficulties. Last week, we learned that, as Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, he had to deal with internal conflicts between the leaders and the followers. He knew that it was important to address these differences so that the rebuilding could move forward. As we work together to rebuild the Church, we are also going to come face-to-face with conflicts, especially as the enemy tries to discourage us in both times of failures and successes.

Sunday Service-September 25, 2021 “Rebuild The Wall-Part 4”

Cries for social justice, racial and gender equality, fairness in distribution of wealth and resources, and respect for each other’s lives are all grievances that we hear around us or see on the news and social media every day.  Everyone has solutions—the President, the government officials, the political parties, the media, and the people—but, oftentimes, these solutions will benefit some while simultaneously offend others.  We often blame the world for these problems but what happens if these same issues are impacting the Church itself?

Sunday Service-September 19 “Rebuild The Wall-Part 3”

For the past two weeks, we have studied the book of Nehemiah and saw what steps were taken prior to the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. These broken walls, today, represent the brokenness and dysfunctionality of The Church—the results of not following the true will of God and the ensuing attacks of the enemy. As with Nehemiah, we should all have the burden and desire to rebuild The Church as God had intended it to be. We need to be the repairers of the gaps and the ones who are willing to do whatever it takes to make the Body of Christ whole and complete.

Sunday Service, September 12, 2021 “Rebuild The Wall-Part 2”

Yesterday, many Americans across the country, including myself, watched the various tributes for the Twenty-Year Anniversary of September 11th. There were various ceremonies, speeches, songs, and other activities that reminded us to never forget the lives that were lost and the sacrifices that were made.
After twenty years, we still feel the impact of this tragic event. Our lives have been changed forever—our sense of security, the way that we travel, what we go through to attend major events, and how we view other people. Such trauma is difficult to overcome and rebuilding and restoration of lives and property are almost impossible tasks.

Sunday Service-September 5, 2021 “Rebuild The Wall”

Happy early Labor Day to everyone.  This is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements that originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.  At the height of the Industrial Revolution, in the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days-seven days a week, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, and people of all ages faced extremely unsafe working conditions.  The labor force became fed up and began to show resistance to and protest the current conditions.  To help address the protests, riots, and casualties on both sides, President Grover Cleveland, on June 28, 1894, signed into law, Labor Day as a national holiday.  Since that time, this “workingmen’s holiday” has been celebrated with parades, picnics, barbecues, and other activities.

Sunday Service-August 29, 2021 “Faith Over Fear-Part 7”

We have done it.  In the past 6 weeks, we have gone over many fears that several key people in the Bible experienced.  By looking at and identifying each of these fears, we see how the enemy works to try to discourage or stop us from accomplishing what God has prepared for us—His plan and purpose for our lives.  Our faith in God, which is our total confidence in Him rather than ourselves, is what we need to overcome all these fears.  There are many other characters that we could study in the Bible and other fears that we can explore but the main purpose for today’s message is to move us forward from fear to faith—in every trial, circumstance, and situation.

Faith Over Fear List

Sunday Service-August 22, 2021 “Faith Over Fear-Part 6”

We have been studying for the past five weeks about how we need to have faith in God that is greater than all our fears.  We have discussed, so far, twenty different fears that biblical characters and people who we know have faced and overcome through God’s perfect love, grace, and mercy.  At the end of this series, we will provide a list of those fears that we studied, along with scriptures that will encourage us to put our total faith in God in all circumstances.  But, what are we still afraid of?  What have we not yet given up completely in God’s hands?  Impossible situations? Dysfunctional relationships? Lack of finances? Serious illnesses?  Other major problems?  As we have been examining each of these fears, we are discovering that there is NO fear that our faith in God cannot defeat, destroy, and render powerless.

 

Sunday Service, August 15, 2021-“Faith Over Fear-Part 5”

For the past few weeks, we have been examining biblical characters and seeing how they have used their faith in God to overcome their fears. We will continue this series today, but instead of looking at the past, we will be using a real-life modern-day character to illustrate this concept. That person happens to be sitting in this church today. He may not know it, but he is a living testimony of how God works in adverse circumstances, when faith and trust are placed in God alone.