New Beginnings

Pastor Damian Teachings

New Beginnings “Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it.”  (Gen. 1:28a)   This is a very important and exciting time in the history of Lighthouse Tabernacle Church. It’s a time of New Beginnings! What better way to think about this than from a verse in the Book of Beginnings, Genesis. The verse above is probably one of the most important verses in the Bible. It also states a very important truth for our church in this season. A New Beginning. This speaks of transition. It speaks of GENERATIONAL blessing. God commanded Adam and Eve to multiply and fill the earth – to reign over it. These words are not accidental. God spoke them deliberately. He told Adam and Eve that they would bear children and their children must be trained to reign from generation to generation. This is how God’s Rule is transmitted. The Bible calls it continuity. It is God’s way of passing His covenant blessings and responsibilities to succeeding generations. It works the same way in churches. As we enter this new season in our lives, Lighthouse Tabernacle is poised on the threshold of a new move of God. …

The Plumb Line

Pastor Damian Teachings

The Plumb Line “…I am going to put a plumb line up against my people…to see what is straight and true…”                                                                                        Amos 7:8      Have you ever gone into a person’s home to visit and noticed that one of the pictures on their wall was just a little crooked? In fact, you may have wondered if the homeowner even recognized it. The longer you look at it, the more crooked it appears and the more you wonder how it can go unrecognized, and uncorrected, by the owner. You’re left with one of two choices. You can either say something, or just go over and straighten it out on your own. Every carpenter knows how important a plumb line is among all his tools. It is a weight on the end of a string that, when applied to a wall, ceiling or section of cabinets helps him confirm if they are actually straight, or slightly bowed. If …

A Love Relationship

Pastor Damian Teachings

“A Love Relationship”  “All who love me will do what I say, and my Father will love them; and we will come am make our home with each of them.”  John 14:23 This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a time when we let those we love know how much we do; how much we appreciate them. We buy them gifts to commemorate the love we share with them. We say things like, “I just don’t know what I’d do without you.” It’s a time for romance… After all, what more powerful words can we hear but, “I love you” from someone we love?  Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is a love relationship as well. Oh there are many people who never think of it in this way. Most “religious” people never think of whether they love God, or Jesus Christ. They are usually busy thinking about how to go to him when they’re in trouble; when they need Him to do something for them; when they are in a desperate situation and there is no help but God! The wonderful thing is that, in all these situations and more, God is there for us without fail! But the …