Sunday June 28, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday, June 28th, LIVE at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Experiencing God in the Adirondacks

For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. (Romans 1:20 AMP)

and all [of them] drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:4 AMP)

“There is no one holy like the Lord, There is no one besides You, There is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2 AMP)

Each [one of them] will be like a hiding place from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry land, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched and weary land [to those who turn to them]. (Isaiah 32:2 AMP)

For who is God, but the Lord? Or who is a rock, except our God (Psalm 18:31 AMP)

Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity]. (Psalm 1:1-3 AMP)

The fruit of the [consistently] righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise captures and wins souls [for God—he gathers them for eternity]. (Proverbs 11:30 AMP)

He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38 AMP)

Jesus went out again along the [Galilean] seashore; and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them. (Mark 2:13 AMP)

And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:12 NLT)

Deep calls to deep at the [thundering] sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. (Psalm 42:7 AMP)

Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song will be with me, A prayer to the God of my life. (Psalm 42:8 AMP)

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:4-5a AMP)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:1–2 AMP)

As Jesus was walking by the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon [Peter] and Simon’s brother, Andrew, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example]. (Mark 1:16–18 AMP)

I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior] (Romans 1:16 AMP)

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

  • July 4th celebration: The Long Lake Town Supervisor Clay Arsenault has announced that the Town will be having its celebration on July 4, “without all the extras…just the fireworks.” So there won’t be the usual family fun activities prior to the evening show.

    So we will plan to meet in the LLWC parking lot for fireworks at dark (9:00 pm). We will not have the usual picnic. Please bring your own food and drink, chairs and mask, and try to stay 6 feet apart as we have been doing for Sunday morning worship at the Pavilion. There will be no common water/lemonade jug, utensils, etc. There are some guidelines at: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/coronavirus-summer-cookouts.html, and they say that games like cornhole are still OK.

Sunday June 21, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday, June 21st, LIVE at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

The Real Protest: I Want the Truth

But even if our gospel is [in some sense] hidden [behind a veil], it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing; among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 AMP)

This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. (John 3:19 AMP)

Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel [just as sin may be sweet at first, but later its consequences bring despair]. (Proverbs 20:17 AMP)

Stolen waters (pleasures) are sweet [because they are forbidden]; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” (Proverbs 9:17 AMP)

Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Leave Me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels’ (demons) (Matthew 25:41 AMP)

“I and the Father are one heart and mind.” (John 10:30 MSG)

The Jews said, “We’re not stoning you for anything good you did, but for what you said—this blasphemy of calling yourself God.” (John 10:33 MSG)

The absolute truth is that I was in existence before Abraham was ever born! (John 8:58 NLT)

“The Word [Jesus] was God” and “the Word became flesh” (John 1:1, 14).

We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. (Titus 2:13 NLT)

I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. (2 Peter 1:1 NLT)

But to the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. (Hebrews 1:8 NLT)

Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed. (Matthew 14:33 NLT)

And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. (Matthew 28:9 NLT)

So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. (Luke 24:52 NLT)

“Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus. (John 9:38 NLT)

He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. (1 John 2:2 NLT)

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT)

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13)

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32 NLT)

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

Sunday June 14, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday, June 14th, LIVE at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Abundance in Chaos:

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. (John 10:10 AMP)

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11 AMP)

Come [quickly] now, you rich [who lack true faith and hoard and misuse your resources], weep and howl over the miseries [the woes, the judgments] that are coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted and is ruined and your [fine] clothes have become moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up your treasure in the last days [when it will do you no good]. Look! The wages that you have [fraudulently] withheld from the laborers who have mowed your fields are crying out [against you for vengeance]; and the cries of the harvesters have come to the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. On the earth you have lived luxuriously and abandoned yourselves to soft living and led a life of wanton pleasure [self-indulgence, self-gratification]; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and have put to death the righteous man; he offers you no resistance. (James 5:1-6 AMP)

But now I am coming to You; and I say these things [while I am still] in the world so that they may experience My joy made full and complete and perfect within them [filling their hearts with My delight]. I have given to them Your word [the message You gave Me]; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world and do not belong to the world, just as I am not of the world and do not belong to it. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but that You keep them and protect them from the evil one. (John 17:13-15 AMP)

And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].” (John 8:32 AMP)

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT)

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:27 NLT)

And the Lord replied, “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. (Luke 12:42 NLT)

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

  • June 7 at 6:00 PM: Sunday Evening Bible Study with Pastor John at LLWC, and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • June 10 at 6:00 PM: Wednesday night Bible Study with Dave Carney at LLWC and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • June 13 at 9:00 AM: Plant broccoli in Community Garden at Thompson’s place on Kickerville Road. No tools are needed, just bending to plant!

  • June 13 at 6:00 PM: Saturday Night Alive message with Pastor Skip. Go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for SNA.
  • June 14 at 11:00 AM: Live church service at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! It will also be available online; go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

  • June 14 at 6:00 PM: Sunday Evening Bible Study in person with Pastor John at LLWC, and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • June 17 at 6:00 PM: Wednesday night Bible Study with Dave Carney at LLWC and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • June 21 at 11:00 AM: Live church service at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! It will also be available online; go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.
  • June 28 at 11:00 AM: Live church service at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! It will also be available online; go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Sunday June 7, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday, June 7th, LIVE at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

What America Needs

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT)

These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (James 1:15 NLT)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NLT)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16–17 NLT)

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NLT)

He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right. (2 Kings 22:2 NLT)

The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the Lord’s presence. He pledged to obey the Lord by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. In this way, he confirmed all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll, and all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. (2 Kings 23:3 NLT).

You were sorry and humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I said against this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the Lord. (2 Kings 22:19 NLT)

Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven. (Psalm 119:89 NLT)

The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. (Psalm 19:7 NLT)

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following services this week:

  • June 7 at 11:00 AM: Live church service at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. All invited! It will also be available online; go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.