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Not Just a Hi Ho Christmas | Poet’s Corner

December 20, 2023|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , , |

Santa, what will you bring?  It’s not just a high ho, Christmas  Playing the gift-giving game.  It is so much deeper than that  As important as “that” is     (to us). It’s a Christmas to celebrate Jesus  The gift that our Father God did give.    He was born in a lonely manger  On a cold winter night  To the Virgin Mary  Because she and Joseph had to take flight  From their home; going to Jerusalem, There their taxes to pay,  As did all the other people  Who traveled along that way.  So all the sleeping places  And all the inns [...]

Christmas Poem | Poet’s Corner

December 20, 2023|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , , |

From God To You: Celebrate Jesus   I, myself, in the form of a baby In a manger born To the virgin Mary Joseph’s very first Son.   I prepared (ahead of time) The stable and the manger Where He would lie Wrapped in swaddling cloths (But unwrapped on the cross When it was time to die.)   He grew in wisdom and knowledge All that I am I infused into Him. Temptations came day by day, But He bowed a knee to not a one of them Because He often came away alone to pray Therefore the vision of [...]

Poet’s Corner | CFC Called to Be

May 28, 2023|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , |

  CFC Called to Be A light in the world  that shines brighter  than the noonday sun. Full of Holy Ghost power That keeps the devil on the run. Resisting his tactics and watching him flee As demons say (to each other) "Let's go; they're from that church, CFC.  CFC called to have the Fullness of Christ in our life-- Shinning brighter  than the noonday sun, So that others can see in us, Jesus Christ the Savior, The Holy One Who died to set all men free  (who believe and receive Him) And by following our words, our deeds, our [...]

Poet’s Corner | A Day Without Writing

February 22, 2023|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , |

A day without writing is like a day Without the breath of God flowing  From the tip of my pen. In the end, A stunted day Without growth.  A day of writing is a day Where the breath of God is pouring Forth in vividly descriptive words  Penning forth what the Writer has heard  From the heart of the Father God. What did the Writer hear? Many a word of love and compassion, And also words of rebuke and strong correction. Words of salvation and full forgiveness For the repentant heart. Words of Love abounding— And on God’s part Never [...]

Nuggets FtPD | What is Faith?

October 27, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Nuggets From the Pastor’s Desk For the past three months (August-October) Pastor Jones has been teaching on the subject of Faith. Included here are nuggets from these lessons to ponder and meditate. For the full lessons visit Branch of the Vine Christian Fellowship Church facebook page live streams From the Pastor’s Desk starting Aug 9, 2022.   What is faith? Bible definition Hebrew 11:1 KJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrew 11:1 NLrV “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do [...]

Poet’s Corner | Love

September 15, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , |

It ends in Love. It began in Love. Faith carries you      through by Love. You are a child of Love. I love you with an      Everlasting Love. Start expressing that Love. Make it sure in Me. Decide Once and for always      To be free      To Love Me. The Lord God      who is Love.   Colossians 3:2-3 By Cora Jones ©️

Confessions | FtPD August 2022 Summary

September 8, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

This is the last lesson in a series on the “Confession of Your Faith”. Learn to hold fast to the confession of faith without wavering. Confession means saying what God says about you and your situation. Say it because God can’t lie. Therefore no word of God will return to Him void.   When I became a believer I joined the family of the redeemed. I have learned to talk like a Holy Ghost filled, fire baptized child of the living God. I hold fast to saying what God says about me.   Revelation 12:11 KJV states “They overcame him [...]

Confessions | FtPD July 2022 Summary

August 9, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The right confessions are very important. In this series we’re talking about the confession of faith in the Word of God and the place it holds for the believer. In order to understand the importance of confessing the Word, you need to understand that God said a thing and it was. When God created this world, He spoke (confessed) or declared everything into existence (Genesis 1). We also have to learn to speak what we believe based on the Word. The Bible tells us “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus [...]

Poet’s Corner | Glorious Morning

July 20, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , |

What a glorious morning. What a glorious day. What a miracle of life! What a price Jesus had to pay!   What a love extended To a world lost in sin. What a precious salvation For all who are born again.   What a heart of gratitude I give to You today, For the miracle of life Because of the great price Jesus had to pay – for my salvation.   Oh, what a gift! What a life I can live. What good news I can tell About what a love God gives   To the world lost in sin [...]

CAMPMEETING 2022 RECAP

June 27, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Words cannot fully describe the amazing time we had at Campmeeting 2022. There was an anointing and presence of Holy Spirit that remained. Our theme this year was “You Shall Recover All” (1 Samuel 30:8). We had many anointed speakers who delivered the Word of God with both power and charisma.   Each service was opened with pre-service prayer led by George and Lucy Davis.   To start the week Sunday morning, Minister Terez Jones taught on the Name of Jesus and the power that Name holds. His teaching instructed us that when we use the Name of Jesus, we [...]

Clarion Call

June 8, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In 2013 God gave me “The Gathering of Daughters.” I took it, but did not “run with it” and pursue it’s purpose as I knew in my heart He intended. I did not want people to think I was trying to gather daughters to myself. We held a few Women’s conferences with that theme at CFC, but then I let it slip. Rekindling the Flame On Wednesday, June 1, 2022 while I was in my office thinking of whom to invite to Tuesday night (6/14/22) Campmeeting because I’m preaching, Father God gave me the following command. Father God: Gather the [...]

There is a Name (Article 1)

May 27, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

     Are you familiar with the name, JESUS? Most people are in the context of it being the name of the Son of God. However, I want to talk to you about its power and authority and the place the Name should hold in a believer’s life. When a believer becomes equipped with revelation knowledge of the Name of Jesus, they will be unhindered by the forces of darkness. Look at Philippians 2:10 ESV, “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,” and Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ [...]

Poet’s Corner | THE NAME

May 27, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , , |

There is a NAME. Powerful! Highly exalted! Worthy of all honor and praise, A Name to which every knee shall bow, A Name above every other NAME. It is the Name of Jesus.   Equipped with that Name, Ready for battle you’ll be, As you go forth, in that Name, Setting the captives free From the bondage of sin.   Doing as Jesus did While here on earth he trod. Holy Ghost anointed with power “Doing good and healing All that were oppressed of the devil.”* Always obeying the voice of God And uprooting evil.    Now, we, being well [...]

Success In Life | Summary

April 29, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

From Pastor’s Desk Part 3 Summary In the rest of this series (see Facebook page FtPD Ep. 1-11) I talk about the power of God that is available to you in and through Jesus Christ His Son.  The first Adam sinned; Christ the second adam brought life and light. 1 Corinthians 15:45,47 KJV 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.                                                  [...]

Success in Life (Article 3)

April 11, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

From the Pastor's Desk This is Pastor Jones again at Christian Fellowship Church. I want you to know that God has supernaturally arranged your life for success. (Part 3) Our Foundation scripture is Psalm 91:9-10 TPT When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us? As I said before, there is so much going on in the world. Jesus said that these days would come, but I want you to know that God has supernaturally [...]

Poet’s Corner | OUR PASTOR

April 4, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , , |

Bolder than a lion, Fearless as can be Known around town As one who sees what others cannot see. Always thinking Always moving Always making plans for something new. Lover of the Savior, Jesus being truly Lord, Living with the favor Of man and of God. Filled with the word of faith Moving out by God’s grace. Builder, architect, designer Of buildings, and of lives Erecting a sanctuary while preaching Jesus Christ. Always an idea Forming in heart and mind, Never backing to the rear Even in hard times. The Lord says: Keep growing and going Bold fearless Son. Keep [...]

Success in Life (Article 2)

February 23, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

From the Pastor’s Desk Bishop Jimmy Jones I want you to continue teaching on how  God has supernaturally arranged your life for success.  (Part 2) For those who are born again, we are developing a basis for faith and believing so you can learn how to receive all that God has given you to be successful. The Promises of God Second Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) says “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” Not some, but ALL of the promises.  Some of the many are: “I’ll never [...]

Poet’s Corner | The Good Gift

February 21, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , , |

The good gift The perfect gift Is what God gives    from above.  It comes down From the Father of lights Who is stable, unchanging, With whom is no shadow of turning.  Who Himself is Love.    Who brought us to himself With the word of truth.  Who made us His own  Through the good gift  Of love from above Who made us the first fruits of his creatures The favorites and The crown of His creation  With His God-image features  Of the Holy One. Provided for us The greatest  good gift—SALVATION Through the gift of His Son.  That is God  [...]

Success In Life (Article 1)

February 7, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

From the Pastor’s Desk Bishop Jimmy Jones In the following series of lessons I will briefly explain how God has supernaturally arranged for you to be successful in life. (Part 1) With all the negative things going on in the world you may ask, “How can we live our lives successfully–free of fear and worry?” We can because God has supernaturally arranged for our success through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. When we look to Him, faith and trust replaces fear and worry. His word says, When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our [...]

Poet’s Corner | Holy Bible

February 7, 2022|Categories: Articles, Poetry|Tags: , , |

Holy Bible, Holy Book Open it up and take a look into New revelations that await you there Read. Read it thoughtfully and with much prayer   Find within its pages all you need Salvation, peace, joy, prosperity, And a way to live and succeed Find in it Life evermore   Holy Bible, Holy Book Word of God that took Generations to write and record Proclaiming Jesus is Lord. Holy Bible, Holy Book Holy Word of God.             Open it.             Take a look into           [...]

Word of the Lord for 2022

January 26, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

(Excerpt from Prayer Line | January 1) The Lord said: I’m going to do for you things not done in 2020-2021 and in the years before because your eyes have come open. Ephesians 1:18 KJV 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Some of you I’ll have to catch up [to where you need to be]. Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV 18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee [...]

Happy New Year 2022

January 19, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Yes, 2021 has come and gone. Now for the children of God 2022 opens the door to a bright, new beginning. It is a time to leave behind old successes and failures and to access the great goodness of God. God’s goodness is an open door for the outpouring of God’s power and anointing upon all. Acts 2:17 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men [...]

Precious Holy Spirit (article 3)

February 19, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

[Continued from article 2] What does it take to get a person born again? Believe on Jesus. How do you believe on Jesus.? You believe with your heart and say with your mouth Jesus is the Son of God. The bible says when you do that you are saved, born again. This is what they did when Philip preached the kingdom of God. He preached how Jesus came here, lived, died, rose again from the dead, and took a seat at the right hand of God. They belived and were saved. Philip batpized them, men and women. Then in verse [...]

Precious Holy Spirit (article 2)

February 17, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

[Continued from article 1] Now let’s look at verse 17 in the Amplified. John 14:17 AMPC 17 “The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you” Notice that he is the Spirit of Truth and the world can’t receive the Spirit of Truth because they are not born again. Only born again believers can receive this Spirit of Truth. The world can receive Jesus. Once you have received Jesus, you have received life. [...]

Precious Holy Spirit (article 1)

February 15, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

We’re going to start a series on the Holy Spirit. I know you have heard so much about the Holy Spirit. Some bibles translate him as Holy Ghost; some translate him as Holy Spirit. You have probably heard different opinions, comments, thoughts, and expressions about the Holy Spirit. Some people call him “it”; some call him “that thang”. But he is the third person in the God head, and I want to talk about him in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which Jesus said would take place when he comes. Some people say being baptized in the Holy Spirit [...]

GOD IS LOVE

August 3, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

     In this statement the word Love is a noun. So, since God is Love, then Love is who God is. If you are already born again, be encouraged. If you are not saved, you can be born again today.                                        Love Is Who God Is      When we come to understand that God loves us because He is LOVE, we can accept the truth of the word of God.  "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every [...]

The Love of God

July 10, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Many things are said about God. Some will try to have you to believe that there are other gods that are true gods and that these gods can give you life. But God said He is the One and only true God.   Ephesians 4:6 KJV 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. In I John 4:8 God tell us who He is: 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.   This verse tell us who He is. He is love.   Romans 13: [...]

Sermon Series: Love – pt 1

June 14, 2017|Categories: Articles|

I want to talk about LOVE by going through the scripture to the old and the new covenant. The text for the is series is Matthew 22:36-40. To get a better understanding, however, I will refer to vv. 23-35. Here you will see that the words of Jesus were very powerful and profound. As a result, often someone or some group would try to trap Him in his own words, but they couldn't because he always had an answer. In these verses the Sadducees tried to trip Jesus up with a question about marriage after the resurrection (even though they [...]

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

December 12, 2015|Categories: Articles|

How good is God? Can anyone measure the goodness of God? Can anyone measure the height of his goodness? Can anyone find the depths of His goodness? Can anyone compare to God and how good He is and how wise our God is? Listen to what the Bible says about God and His goodness and who He really is. Romans 2:4 4 … despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count [...]

A G.O.D Conference

November 4, 2015|Categories: Articles|

A G. O. D. (Gathering of Daughters) Conference Sermon: "The Call" I.   A word from God about Himself Isaiah 57:15 MSG I am the high and holy God, who lives forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so I can restore their confidence and hope. II. I the Lord God am sending out a call to my daughters– many of whom are "lost in the wilderness trying to get home."                            THE CALL Listen my children [...]

Live Your Life Through the Word

July 18, 2015|Categories: Articles|

The life you chose to live is ultimately up to you. Since everyone will to choose one of two ways to live life, I believe the first and best way is to live it through the word of God. You will have help when you choose God's way.

A FAITHFUL AND COVENANT KEEPING GOD

August 16, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Once we realize how faithful God is, then we must be able to grasp the fact that we can commit everything to Him. We can gain a confidence in our heart as we eagerly trust Him for every thing in every situation. As we understand his faithfulness, will realize that we can live a life filled with victory and joy and peace through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pray Without Ceasing

June 1, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

We live in a very chaotic world. It seems that there is trouble and devastation on every hand. As a result, many have become stressed and fearful. Some have even concluded that God doesn't care, or that He’s a destroyer, or just does whatever mean thing He pleases. That’s far from the truth.

The New Birth

June 1, 2014|Categories: Articles|

The new birth is a reality. You must experience it in order to get what heaven has to offer you. Yes, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. The new birth of the human spirit. (You may have heard your spirit referred to as your soul.) To be born again, you must believe:

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