The Good, The Bad, & The Ridiculous


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From a Pastor’s Heart

Friends, I want to ask you a simple question. “Are your kids ready to go back to school?”  Are they spiritually equipped, prepared, and protected?  One of the most powerful things you can do in ministry right now is pour into the hearts of your children to prepare them for the situations they will encounter at school.  I urge you to teach them, lead them, and pray over them as they go back to school.  -Pastor Gary

Encouragement for YOU – The Good, The Bad, & The Ridiculous!

This week I will be presenting a message titled, “The Good, The Bad, & The Ridiculous.”  I’d like to share a few thoughts with you today to encourage you in remembering that God’s goodness is at work in your life and ministry.

Luke 12:32 encourages us with these words, “Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom!”  Our Heavenly Father is GOOD!  His pleasure, in other words ‘His delight’, is derived from giving good things to us.   Remember Christ’s words from Matthew 7:11, “how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!” (AMP)

Doesn’t your heart rejoice as you are reminded that God is GOOD and He gives GOOD and ADVANTAGEOUS gifts to you?

This world is filled with both good and bad.  The Good is from God; whereas, the bad is from the enemy of your soul.  It is impossible for bad to come from God.  Do bad things happen?  Yes.  Does God work good in our lives in spite of the bad that the enemy brings against us?  Yes.

It may be best expressed in God’s Word through Genesis 50:20 (CEV) “You tried to harm me, but God made it turn out for the best.”  Satan cannot do good.  God cannot do bad.  Therefore, be encouraged to realize that when bad comes, God can overturn it to good.

If the enemy of your soul has ever caused you to think that God caused something bad in your life, be reminded today that your God loves you, He gives good and advantageous things to you, He will overturn those bad things in your life and cause them to work for your good as your hope is consistently in Him.  God is good!  To think otherwise is…Ridiculous!

– Pastor Gary

Open Children’s Ministry Positions

Vancouver Church, Northwest Church, and Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church are all looking for children’s ministry leaders.  More details at: