Found People Find People

There is no truer statement when you read the New Testament. Whenever someone was saved, they couldn’t help but tell people about it.

When you have experienced the forgiveness of sins and the weight of sin and shame has been lifted from you, it’s impossible not to share it. We always share our experiences with at least one person.

If you go to a new restaurant and the food and service are amazing, you will tell someone with excitement!

If you go to a movie and it is horrible and slow to the point that you almost fall asleep, you will tell someone.

If you have fallen in love and are in a relationship, you update your Facebook profile, you tweet about the person you are in a relationship with, and share a pic on instagram…you tell people!

When you have an encounter with Jesus Christ, you can’t help but tell someone about it. I am not saying it will be easy, as a matter of fact, it will be a little uncomfortable. Some people will not know how to take your new found love and excitement. Do it anyway.

Found people find people! Tell your story, share your experience.

Not everyone will go to the restaurant that you liked and some people will still go to the movie that you trashed. Some people will reject your message about Jesus but some will not reject! Some will receive it and you will have been a part of changing someone’s life for eternity.

Found people find people!

Hang in There

Did you know that one of the main strategies of the devil is to discourage you? It is a spiritual attack, he wants to make you feel down and frustrated…to make you lose heart.

It may be through your marriage, your job, in relationships, in a particular ministry, in your Christian life, finances, health issues, or emotional issues. Maybe it’s just that things are just not going as you planned.

Do you ever get weary? Burned out, bummed out? Discouragement causes you to grow weary. You are pulled in different directions and have no energy for anything. Do you know anyone right now that is just weary? It may be you!

Galatians, chapter 6, verses 9-10 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

What an incredible promise!
This is a great promise but it is a promise with a condition. The promise is for those who do not quit.

You can’t claim the promise if you quit! You’ve come too far in your life. Don’t quit now – don’t give up. Hang in there, God’s not through with you!

No matter what comes your way, no matter what trial you are facing today, no matter how bad the odds are against you, no matter how discouraged you might be, no matter how dark the storm is…

Don’t give up! You must remind yourself every single day. God’s not finished with you. Your miracle is right around the corner.

Remember the promise – “Don’t grow weary in going good for in due season you shall reap if you don’t lose heart.” Hang in there!


I’m asking God to give myself, and every member of New Season a renewed sense of urgency when it comes to reaching people.

There are times in life when action must be taken. Passivity has no place in the Kingdom of God! May God give us a passion and an urgency for people!

People really do matter to God. Everyone you see today…EVERYONE you and I come in contact with today will spend eternity somewhere. Heaven is real, hell is real and people will spend eternity in one or the other. This is why we exist… So that people far from God may find life in Christ and become fully devoted followers.

Do you have a sense of urgency? Will you do anything short of sin to get people to church?

I want everyone to experience a sense of urgency, everyone to experience the same peace, the same joy, the same life that I have experienced. God give us an urgency!

Next Sunday is Move weekend! On October 30, we are asking God to save 50 people! Will you have a sense of urgency and bring people with you?!


Webster defines pitfalls as “a hidden or unexpected danger. A trap or a snare. A covered pit used as a trap.”

Every person needs to be aware of the pitfalls. Satan knows each of us and his demons study where we are weak. They watch and wait for the opportune time so we will fall into their trap. Be aware of the pitfalls.

Unfortuntaley every time you turn around, you hear of someone making a poor decision that not only affects them, but their family, their church, and the kingdom of God. Sexual sin seems to be the one that I hear about the most. Henry Blackaby said, “Sexual sin has the heinous power to destroy a career, a family, and a reputation, all in one blow.”

Purity equals power. The bible is so clear on the subject of sexual purity and the consequences of adultery. (Proverbs 5-7) The simple solution: if you are married, never ever be alone with someone of the opposite sex other than your spouse.

Blacksburg says, “The tragedy of sexual sin is that it is just as avoidable as it is devastating.”
Read that quote by Blackaby again.

Pitfalls really are avoidable. By spending time daily with the Lord, being filled with the Spirit and dressed in the armor of God.

Also by making sure to guard your heart and being in relationships with Godly people who can hold you accountable and give you wisdom.

Of course being in church and in a small group is vitally important as well.

These are just a few simple ways to avoid the pitfalls.

Have you slipped?
Do you know anyone lately that has made a series of bad decisions and has fallen?

Beware of the pitfalls!

MOVE Weekend

On Sunday, October 30, we are expecting God to move!

It’s MOVE weekend and we are praying for 50 people to be saved! We have Rick Gage coming to be with us in Hiram and Tony Nolan at our Memphis campus.

Let me encourage you to – invite invite, invite, text, email facebook, tweet, etc… to get people here!

Here are a few reasons you should bring someone with you on October 30:

People matter to God!
Everyone will spend eternity somewhere.
Hell is real.
Heaven is sweet.
New Season is on fire!
The Bible instructs us to invite: Matthew 28: 18-20, Matthew 16:15, Luke 24:48, John 20:21 and Acts 1:8.

It’s up to you and me to share the Good News and get people here on the 30th.

Remember to take inventory of the relationships that God has strategically placed in your life. The more people you invite, the more people that will attend and hear the gospel. The more people who hear the gospel, the more people who will get saved.

People matter to God, they should matter to us!
Let’s see God move!

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Run To Him

Do you ever feel like just running and hiding?

I mean when so many life situations are coming at you at once. Problem after problem. Battle after battle. You feel like you can’t catch a break. When will this ever let up?

Your frustration level is already over the limit and you think you are getting ready to explode! You just want to run and hide.

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”

Let me encourage you today to run to Jesus, to throw yourself at Jesus. Run to His healing power, run to His grace and mercy, run to His forgiveness and restoration, run to His arms.

His arms are wide open! Run Forest, run! Run with all your might…run to the strong tower.

I am not sure all that is happening right now in your life, your family, your finances, or your church but I do know where to run.

You can run to the temporary things that will give you relief for the moment or you can run to Jesus. Remember…

He is SOVEREIGN – He reigns over everyone and everything. He is BIGGER – than your biggest problem or your biggest failure.

He is STRONGER – than your most threatening situation.

He is HOLY– perfect, above all.

He is in LOVE – with you!

Run to him!

People Quit

Simple title I know. Over stating the obvious no doubt. But it happens too often.

People quit their marriages when tough times come. They quit their jobs because their boss got on them. They quit their church for so many ridiculous and stupid reasons. People quit!

Now I know we all get discouraged and we all get to that point where we say we have had enough.

Webster says discouragement means “to deprive of hope or courage, to be disheartened, to have difficulty, to hinder, to be down.”

If you’re like me, you don’t need Webster to define what it means to be discouraged. We all know all too well what it’s like to live in discouragement, to lose heart, be bummed out, and to experience burn out.

I talk to people every week who call it quits. They just give up. They’re emotionally drained, physically exhausted, mentally depleted, and in a spiritual funk.

All of us are prone to become discouraged. We lose hope and heart and many times, we give up.

There are so many things in life that cause us to get down. We all have family issues that discourage us. Death, divorce, depression and all the other D words you can think of.

Many times we have so much going on in our lives that we feel pulled in multiple directions and we just don’t have the energy for anything. When discouragement sets in, we want to quit. “I don’t need this” “I am sick of this” “You can take this job, this marriage, (you fill in the blank) and shove it”.

We’ve all been there. Some of us are there right now. I have two words for you, DON’T QUIT! Hang in there. Don’t throw in the towel, Stay the course. You’ve come too far. Don’t give in or give up!

No matter what comes your way,
No matter what trial you’re facing,
No matter how bad the odds are against you,
No matter how discouraged you might be,
No matter how dark the tunnel is…

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The Time is Now!

So many people dream or talk about going on a trip of a life time but never do.

The time is now to pay your deposit and plan on going to Israel with us.

We will travel to Israel – February 16 – 25, 2017. This trip is hard to put into words…your Bible will “come alive” in a way that you have never experienced!

We will have a professional tour guide traveling with us on a nice charter bus, we will stay in beautiful hotels, enjoy good food and we will have the opportunity to visit sites like the Mount of Olives, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, the empty tomb and many other places that you have read about.

This trip is amazing, absolutely life changing! The cost is $3677 flying from Atlanta into Tel Aviv. That price includes airfare, lodging and meals – it does not include taxes and tips.

It really is a dream trip and I assure you, you will be glad that you went. Do all that you can to join us, Vickie and I would love to spend time with you and travel to the Holy Land.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me at

You may also clink on this link for our itinerary and other information.

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Fields of Faith // by: Kirby Davidson

Fields of Faith

Happy Friday, y’all! I’m today’s guest blogger today… For those I’ve never met, my name is Kirby (Flockhart) Davidson. I’m the youngest of the Flockhart bunch.

I am an area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Paulding County, Georgia. God called me into ministry when I was an 18 year old high school senior, and I began interning with FCA in the summer of 2015 before coming on staff officially in March 2016. I want to share some information with you on our biggest event of the year!

Students from East Paulding, North Paulding, Hiram, Paulding County, & South Paulding will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, to share their Christian faith with fellow students. This event will be the 13th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith; a rapidly growing, interdenominational outreach event that is held at more than 500 locations throughout our nation.

Fields of Faith is not just about the number of seats we fill… It’s about the authentic life – change that takes place at these gatherings in the lives of young people. Last year’s Fields of Faiths saw nearly 6,000 students make first – time faith commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

While Fields of Faith has it roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches, and ministries. We have collected nearly 2,000 water bottles that were donated from local churches right here in Paulding County!

We have also been raising money to provide over 1,500 people with pizza at our FOF event. These pizza funds have been donated by Paulding County citizens, businessmen, & friends. We would not be able to host this event without the amazing support of our local churches, donors, & volunteers. SO THANK YOU!

FCA is a faith – funded ministry. This means I’m expected to raise my own support and salary. Every single dollar that is donated to FCA will go to impact the kingdom of God; specifically students in Paulding County.

Please visit to donate to my ministry. If you have any questions or you’d like to hear more information about Fields of Faith or my work with FCA, please email me at .
Thank you!

Fields of Faith
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 // 7PM
East Paulding High School

In and Out

The Bible says to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

The Bible doesn’t say to work for your salvation but to work it out. We are to work out what is already in us.

The word “work” means to carry something out to its logical conclusion, to work to full completion. It speaks of constant energy and effort to finish a task.

The reason so many Christians are ‘up and down’ in their spiritual lives is because they are not working out what God put in.

Most people I speak to are living in roller coaster relationships with God. Their lives are a series of ups and downs. The Bible says our lives should be a process of ins and outs.

Too many people are working it up instead of out. They attend church on Sunday mornings ready for their “fix.” They hear the music, hear the Word of God preached, get all excited and pumped up but then by Tuesday, they are flat.

When He says to work it out, it is a picturesque word that speaks of working a mine – getting out all of the valuable items in the mine.

We have to make a continuous, sustained effort to work out the ultimate completion of what God has put in. You are saved by grace and not works, but your salvation works when you get grace.

“Let go and let God” is a great statement in the context of trusting Jesus but not in living for Him. You must do your part!

Stop pushing the snooze button, get up and read the Word of God!

Pray – out loud. Cry out to your Heavenly Father. Empty yourself and get filled with the Spirit of God.

Get dressed in the Armor of God.

Worship, praise and adore Jesus.

Fall deeper in love with Christ by spending time with Him every day.

Be consistent in church attendance, don’t slide in twice a month.

Get involved in a Small Group, do life together with other believers.

Find a place and serve somewhere – use your gifts and passion to serve the Body of Christ!

You have to work out what He put in!

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