Pastors Garage

Pastor’s Garage- June 8/2023

I just want to begin by thanking you for being brave enough to open an email coming from me! It has come to my attention that in recent weeks several people have received emails with my name attached that I definitely did not send! I had one person tell me that my email had been hacked and suggested that I should change my email address. When I got them to forward me the email they received in my name, I quickly realized that while my name was at the top, it did not come from my email address. My email, I don’t believe, is the issue. It’s just that someone has borrowed my name! My email I would change if it was the issue, I’m a little hesitant to change my name! If you receive a email from me with a strange email address offering to show you some pictures DO NOT OPEN IT! IT DID NOT COME FROM ME!!!!! An equally frustrating factor is that it would seem that these fraudulent emails are targeting those I have sent pastor garages too!

While thinking about this whole scenario the passage in 2 Corinthians 11 came to mind where Paul talks about how the devil comes posing as an angel of light trying to deceive us. It can be pretty confusing when thoughts come into our mind, or people share something with us, that kinda sounds like the voice of God but something just doesn’t seem right. I am reminded of a story how bank tellers are taught how to detect if a bill is counterfeit or not. There are millions of variations in counterfeits out there. It would be impossible to learn all of the tell-tail signs of why any bill would be a counterfeit. They learn how to tell them apart by intensively studying the real thing. I wholeheartedly believe the same principle can be applied in detecting if it is indeed the voice of the Lord speaking to us or some other imposter! Read your bible, daily! Spend time talking to God. Spend time listening for His voice! There was a very profound song most of us learned as a child that if we applied its principles to our lives a Christians, I believe, it would still bear much fruit. “Read your bible, pray every day, and you’ll grow, grow, grow!”

Just a couple reminders of what’s coming up. This Sunday Greg Paulson will be joining us to share. The following weekend, June 16-18, is our church camping weekend. There is a sign-up list at the church if you are able to bring some of the extra food items. Please let me know asap if you plan to attend so we can plan our food. There will be no service here in Grenfell on the 18th. The following Sunday, June 25th, there will be someone from the travelling ministry team out of the Regina Apostolic Church joining us to share the word. On July 2nd we are planning on doing an outdoor community outreach service at the museum grounds followed by a bbq. Please invite anyone you might think would come to such a thing!

Keep your stick on the ice, your feet in the pool, and head out of the clouds, or whatever works for you! “Let us not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:7-10

Pastor Mike