A little about ourselves
We have been blessed by the pastoral ministry of Loren Salfrank the past few years, and we are sad to see him leave. Pastor Loren and Cindy took advantage of the opportunity to move closer to their children and grandchildren. As any grandparent will tell you, you don't want to miss those important milestones in your grandchildren's lives. They enjoyed the Alliance Community Church immensely but knew their grandkids wouldn't stay "little" for long.
As we move forward to new opportunities ahead, we have invited Pat Misener to be with us in the interim. Pat was with us many years ago as we began candidating for Pastor Loren. We will likewise be blessed with his ministry along with his wife Judy. Pastor Pat and Judy have been in ministry for many years and have the skills needed to see us through our transition. The Lord has certainly blessed Pastor Pat with great humor, a love for people and the Word. Judy is equally passionate about people and loves to see people grow in their spiritual journey with God. Transition can be a challenge - with Pastor Pat and Judy, we have what we need as a congregation to move forward with joy and excitement for our future at Alliance Community Church.
Below are examples of a few of Pastor Pat's messages. You can see the most current ones on our home page under "Sermons & videos" or by going to "Pastor Messages" for archived sermons.
Hi Everyone, here's this week's message https://youtu.be/2lExaFJqJFg . I know that many of you may be joining me at church this week, but for those who aren't - here you are. I'm going to be sharing about my feelings about the George Floyd killing. Hoping all is well with you. God bless, Pastor Pat
May 22: Hi Everyone, Here's this week's link to Sunday's message. This is the last message on the 7 churches in the Book of Rev. I'm not sure I'm going to continue the study of Revelations, but who knows? I've attached the background sheets for you along with a bulletin insert for those of you who LOVE to fill in spaces. Also, this message has an invitation to receive Christ as your Savior at the end of it. This would be a great message to pass along to someone you are hoping to reach out to with the Gospel. It also has an invitation to believers who have grown cold toward God to make a new commitment.
Judy and I want to wish each of you a blessed Memorial Day weekend. We have our annual Spring Workday on Saturday so we'd appreciate prayers - particularly that it won't rain until the afternoon. Thanks for your love and support. Hoping to see you all soon. God bless, Pastor Pat & Judy
Click below for the video link:
LAODICEA—YOU’VE GOT MAIL!
Don’t Be Left Behind Series—Part 9 A study of Revelation 3:14-22
• In the OT and Jewish culture the word “amen” spoke of that which was ______________ and ______________.
• I think in context, Jesus was telling the church family here that they shouldn’t have matched their city’s ____________ ________________.
• Any local church family should have _________________, __________-______________ ministry to the area where they are located. This was not the case in Laodicea.
• One of the haunting things about this verse is the fact that there doesn’t appear to be anyone inside the church of Laodicea that was __________ or ______________ in a Godly way. VERSE 17
Jesus begins to outline specific problems inside the church of Laodicea.
• The “Christians” of this church family were wealthy _______________, but they were spiritually ________________.
• Read Matthew 6:33 for more insight on this idea.
• “Wretched,” carries the idea of being ________________, or _______________ _________ ________________.
• Read Romans 7:24 for more insight on this idea.
• “Pitiful,” carries the idea of someone who believes one thing, but they are _________________ ______________.
• “Poor,” carries the picture of a cringing _______________.
• “Blind,” carries the image of one who is ______________ _____ _________________.
• “Naked,” carries the image of one standing completely nude before ___________.
• “Buy from me gold refined in the fire…”
• Read 1 Peter 1:7. God is telling Peter here that ____________ is the true “gold” of God.
• Buy, “...white clothes to wear…”
• They were clothed in the finest earthly garb, but in reality they were walking around _________________________.
• The white garments were made white by washing them in the ________________________________, Jesus Christ.
• They also needed, “...salve to put on their eyes…”
• Go to Gospel of John 9 to understand this idea.
• Divine love always leads to discipline for those who ________ in their walk with God.
• Jesus “rebukes” the Christians here in order to point out their ________________ and convince them to do something about it.
• Jesus’ discipline refers to correction or punishment that has as its goal the ________________ and __________________ of the individual or church family.
• See Hebrews 12:6&7
• Jesus is going to see if anyone in the church is going to _____________ _________ __________________?
• Jesus won’t ____________ ________.
• To share a meal in the ancient world was to share a _______________.
• Overcomers will sit with Jesus on His ________________.
• Are you listening and obey what God says to you?
FINAL QUESTION: What side of the door are you on?