Saturday, November 27, 2021

Psalm 100 — The Passion Translation 

“Lift up a great shout of joy to Yahweh! Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere! Worship Yahweh with gladness. Sing your way into his presence with joy! And realize what this really means— we have the privilege of worshiping Yahweh our God. For he is our Creator and we belong to him. We are the people of his pleasure. You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name! For Yahweh is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for he keeps his promises to every generation!” Psalms‬ ‭100:1-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Amen. Amen. Amen. 

Pastor Kerry Willis 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Reverse the Script 

This powerful video i used a few years ago in a sermon came to mind again tonight. 

https://youtu.be/jgFU5Ak88-k

i believe…

Pastor Kerry Willis 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Goin’ Home 

i told a dear friend i was preaching on Heaven this morning and he sent me this beautiful song that affirms the words i plan to share.

https://youtu.be/gToWAfHsIlw

Heaven awaits. 

Pastor Kerry Willis 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Jesus Redeems Human Frailty 

Some days as human beings we can feel exhausted. And our nerves can be frayed as we may even wonder what good purpose our lives could have on such days. 

For example, after pumping gas in my vehicle, the pump did not produce a receipt so I had to go inside the store to request it. It was a very small thing, i know, but on a day when you are exhausted and the temperatures are colder, it can be a little frustrating, humanly. On the way out of the store with my receipt in hand, i spontaneously smiled at a little boy and he smiled back. i think my day has been worth living already. 

"My Jesus, You even redeem days of human exhaustion, frayed nerves, and little frustrations. Thanks for entrusting me to smile at a child on such a day. i am a grateful debtor. Amen." -kww #beingvulnerable 

Pastor Kerry Willis 


Friday, November 19, 2021

The Sweet By And By

7 years ago today my two brothers and i officiated our Daddy Billy’s homegoing and burial services. This hymn is giving me renewed anticipation for our great reunion day up ahead. 

https://youtu.be/JhNxXBTIjfk

We do not grieve as those who have no hope. 1 Thess. 4:13.

Pastor Kerry Willis 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Are We?  If Not, Why Not? 

As we go through our lives, are we bearing fruit that will last? If not, why not? Is it because we are not asking in prayer and in His Name? Jesus has appointed us to go and to bear fruit that will last. 

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you." Words of Jesus, John‬ ‭15:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

In our lives, Lord, be glorified, magnified, and satisfied. Amen. 

Pastor Kerry Willis 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Psalm 130 -- i Count on You, Lord! 

What joy it was this past Lord’s Day to preach from Psalm 130…

"From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer. Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn. O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows. He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin." Psalms‬ ‭130:1-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Indeed, i am counting on You Lord! Amen!

Pastor Kerry Willis