Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If you were to have to stand before God right now, and He asked you why He should let you in to Heaven, what answer would you give Him?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Some Of Our Services, If Interested.

Most are about the Power and Misunderstanding of the Holy Spirit by Believers.

The last is about walking in the presence of God.

God Bless You Today My Friends!!! Cochise

Monday, June 13, 2011

Check all 4 parts of this Message out!!!

This is the last of the videos for awhile (there are 4 parts to this one, and this is the ending). Man o man, this is so time consuming to download these. It will only allow you to do 15 minutes at a time. But anyway, thank you for checking them out. I don't believe I am the best speaker, but I do believe the messages are good.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saved, But Still Feel Empty? You Stopped To Soon.

What seperates us from truly being in the presence of God. Jesus' death rent the veil that kept the common man from entering the Holy of Holies, so what is keeping us away. He wants us to enter in. That's why He allowed Christ to die.

It must break His heart to see believers, to only go so far into the Tabernacle, going half way and then stopping right before getting to see His Shekinah Glory. To actually get in His presence.

There is a veil that still sepeartes us from entering into His existence, and it can be best described as self. Selfishness. Self gratification. Self-centeredness, must I continue? Why do we not tear down that spritual curtain in our heart that sepeartes us from the all Powerful One.

We took the first step into the Holy Place when we received Christ into our lives, but there is another step, one more place to walk into, that will forever change your life, and your eternity. It is the place that will give you prophetic power, and allow you to do the things that Jesus said we could, "even greater things than Him". So what holds us back? Just ourself.

Tear down that veil made of spiritual membrane that, (that Christ ripped asunder), is stitched back together with ego, selfishness, pride and lust. He that looses his life for Him, will find life in Him. Don't think about what you may be giving up, but concentrate on what you are gaining. The things that stop people from experiencing the one on One personal relationship with God will all be burned up one day, so do not let the temporary things of this condemned earth, keep you from the eternal presence and power of the great God whom made us for His fellowship.

Tear it down and walk inside to where He lives. God is waiting on you.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

No More Subscriptions!!!

We Are No Longer Doing Subscriptions On The CHOPS Magazine!!! Sorry, But It's Way To Much Hassle Just For One Person!!! I Will Honor All Previous Subs or Refund Any Money Owed If We Cannot Fullfil Our Obligation To You!!! Please Share This Around, Thanks!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

7 things Weaver suggests non-Christian may be thinking before they walk through our doors:

From Paul Ballew

Understanding the people our churches are trying to reach with the Gospel is far more important than we may think. Even here in the Bible belt, many are unfamiliar with biblical Christianity and have no clue they are in need of transforming grace from Jesus. We can’t assume and carry on like they are going to get our Christian culture. There may have been a time in the past when we could assume they understood our language, worship, and fellowship, but those days are gone.

Thomas Weaver is the Lead Pastor of Logos Community Church, an Acts 29 Church in McAllen, Texas. Recently, he posted on the Resurgence website an article describing non-Christians visiting our churches and what they need us to know about them. There is nothing here many of us have not heard before, but it is good to remind ourselves not to get comfortable in our “holy huddles”.

Here are the 7 things Weaver suggests non-Christian may be thinking before they walk through our doors:

1. I’m not going to understand religious language or phrases so be aware of that when we talk.

2. When you ask me how I’m doing, know that I don’t trust you. I’m probably going to lie and tell you I’m fine. It’s not that I don’t want to tell you; it’s just that I come from some pain and am not sure if I trust you yet. How about you tell me your story first? If I like you and get the vibe that you’re not trying to capture my soul or anything, I’ll tell you mine.

3. I’ve got pretty rough language and I can be bitter and angry about some things. If I sense in you a mindset of superiority, I’m out. If you are just waiting for your turn to talk instead of truly listening to me, I’m not going to be interested. Don’t expect me to be exactly like you.

4. Don’t make a big deal of introducing me to everyone you know. I understand a couple of people, but please; don’t set up a welcoming line. I’m just there to check it out; I need a bit of space.

5. I’m going to be looking for genuine interest in me. I don’t want to feel like your personal salvation project or be a notch on your “I saved one” belt. If this Jesus is who you say he is, then I’m looking forward to seeing him in you. That’s how it works, right?

6. I’m going to have questions. I need truth, not your preferences or your religion, so can you just tell me what the Bible says?

7. I need to feel welcomed. Is there a time limit or something on my visit before I’m supposed to feel unwelcomed? I mean, I’ve been to other churches and there seemed to be a push for me to make up my mind or something. How long until I’m unwelcomed?

As Christians we desperately want to see people come to Jesus and we need to remember this fact, that seeing people come to Christ and joining his mission is the church’s purpose. I have often seen guests at church overwhelmed by eager church members wanting to make them feel welcome. The result was a feeling of awkwardness on the part of the guest. I think people leave our churches trying to understand our behavior more than trying to figure out what God has to say to them. I have wondered if they leave with the feeling we want them to join our church more than feeling we want Jesus to become real in their lives.

My point is that we are not recruiting people to join our club. We are on a mission sharing and living out the Gospel of Jesus.

“When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22″


Never get above your raising! Never forget where you came from. Be content with what God has given you and don't forget others as you are being blessed. Never look down on someone. Try to help others as much as possible. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.

Lastly, some people may be better off than you, but no one is better than you!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fresh Oil Part II

Fresh Oil
David Was Anointed Three Times With Oil, why? Each time he was selected to do a new job, a step up in grace, he was anointed with fresh oil.
I Samuel 16:12,13
II Samuel 2:4
I Chronicles 11:3

Continue on in Acts Chapter 1 “Every time we read about the Holy Ghost, we see Church growth!!!”

vs. 13 The eleven, less number 12 (who is missing?).

vs. 14 The secret to building a “community of faith”...........ALL in one accord. THEY APPLIED THEIR STRENGTH IN PRAYER!!! “with His Brethren (John 7:5)

vs. 15- 26 The first church and the first “business meeting” of the church. Peter may have got ahead of himself on this one. The Twelve, Matthias (who you never hear of again) or Paul? The secret to who was to become the 12th person, is in Verse 22,“ to be a witness with us of His resurrection”. Paul met Him on the road to Damascus!!! Acts 9: 1-7

Chapter 2 The Day of Pentecost!!! (For the Jewish Believers. Gentiles Pentecost is found in Acts 10:44-45!!!)

How To Build A Church!!!

It is believed that they prayed together for 10 days, while in that upper room, and waiting as Jesus had commanded them. I wonder what would happen if we applied ourselves to such a task or privilege, perhaps the Holy Spirit would visit us as well, and a great spiritual awakening would take place.


Vs. 1-4: Expound upon this AWESOME experience.

Matthew 25: 1-13 The ten virgin's OIL, or lack there of. The Bridegroom came back for His bride (the church) and 1/2 of them were not ready, and they ran off trying to get some OIl or borrow some, but it was to late, then Jesus brought those who were ready in, and "closed the door". It was final.
The Sinner's Prayer For Salvation.

Dear God I know I am a sinner in need of a Savior, so I confess my sins to you and ask in Jesus' name for you to forgive me of my sins and to let Jesus and the Holy Spirit take control of my life. I surrender my all to You, and I am trusting You and Your Word to forgive me and to set me free from the bondage of sin. I repent and am sorry, and I accept Jesus Christ and His way into my heart. I pray this in faith. Amen.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fresh Oil!!! Lesson One of The Book of Acts!!!

Here is an outline we used as a guide for our introduction to the Book of Acts and the Power of the Holy Spirt. Feel free to use any of this. God Bless, Cochise

Fresh Oil (A Jack Hyles Sermon)

King David Was Anointed Three Times With Oil in the Old Testament, why? Each time he was selected to do a new job, a step up in grace, he was anointed with fresh oil. I Samuel 16:12,13- II Samuel 2:4-I Chronicles 11:3

The Holy Spirit is called "The Oil of Joy."

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

It is important to understand the significance of oil when this was written. "Oil" does not refer to petroleum, but rather olive oil, a major crop at the time. It served as food, was burned in lamps for light, and was traded for other goods and currency.

This is also a most beautiful and suggestive name of Him whose fruit is first "love,", then "joy."

Galatians 5:22 [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Notice the word "fruit" is singular, not plural, the fruit of the Spirit is made up of all this attributes.

Did you know that oil, evaporates? Loses it's viscosity? Leaks out? Burns up? And that we often times must change it, or add to it. FRESH OIL!!!

The beginning of the Apostles receiving the Holy Spirt, A Foretaste Of Glory Divine!!!

John 20:19-22 King James Version 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

Greek word, "pnuema" = breath, wind, spirit, ghost.

“Begin Ye To Receive The Holy Spirit”. This was just a foretaste of what was about to come on the day of Penetcost!!! Acts 2:1-4

Let's start in Acts 1 and work our way through.

Verse 5; John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Verse 8 How The Gospel Will Be Spread!!! From home, outwards. Missions statrs at the house, in our town!!!

Verse 9 Left On A Cloud, He Will Return On A Cloud Of Glory (Rev.1:7) & Mat 24:27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Everytime we need to take a step up in grace work, we need fresh oil!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Doubt, a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. Doubt brings into question some notion of a perceived "reality", and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for mistakes or faults or appropriateness.

Some definitions of doubt emphasize the state in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them.

The concept of doubt covers a range of phenomena: one can characterise both deliberate questioning of uncertainties and an emotional state of indecision as "doubt".

Doubt that god(s) exist may form the basis of agnosticism — the belief that one cannot determine the existence or non-existence of god(s). It may also form other brands of skepticism, such as Pyrrhonism, which do not take a positive stance in regard to the existence of god(s), but remain negative. Alternatively, doubt over the existence of god(s) may lead to acceptance of a particular religion: compare Pascal's Wager. Doubt of a specific theology, scriptural or deistic, may bring into question the truth of that theology's set of beliefs. On the other hand, doubt as to some doctrines but acceptance of others may lead to the growth of heresy and/or the splitting off of sects or groups of thought. Thus proto-Protestants doubted papal authority, and substituted alternative methods of governance in their new (but still recognizably similar) churches.

Christianity often debates doubt in the contexts of salvation and eventual redemption in an afterlife. This issue has become particularly important in Protestantism, which requires only the acceptance of Jesus, though more contemporary versions have arisen within Protestant churches that resemble Catholicism. The debate appears less important in most other theologies[who?], religions and ethical traditions.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Breaking Bad Habits.

Do you have the right people around you? Do you have a support group? Did you know that most people are NOT praying for you! And because of jealousy, many want to see your demise! You have to have some folks praying for you and you praying for them, if you want to break a habit that is dragging you down, and making your life and others miserable.

James 5:16 says Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. That's heavy and it works!!!

We need each other, in the church. How can we get set free of the fleas if we are still hanging with the dogs? Many want to be delivered but they are still hanging on to those who want to see them fail. Hang with righteous people who are and will pray for you.

If we want to be healed of a habit, we need to run from it and not to it. We cannot run with people that support our bad habits. We have to pull up that root.

We can not hang up a bad habit while hanging out with the habit. Watch who you hang with. Poeple propituate our weaknesses. Seek out a people that love you and want you to succeed.

Satan wants you to run with the people who will keep you in the flesh and in your sin. We have to change our committments. Change the SECULAR to the SACRED, by committing to the Kingdom of God.

Fellowshipping with other BELIEVERS is the answer.

God Bless, Cochise (A Witness To What I Just wrote)