Monday, March 30, 2009

Tuesday Night 6:30PM

The Basement Presents......

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So...How's Your Love LIfe?...

What do you love? Who do you love? What grabs your attention? What are you passionate about? If God isn’t at the top of the list, then everything you do will be filled with regret. Yet I hold this against you: you have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent & do the things you did first. – Revelation 2:4-5. Paul had once commended the church at Ephesus for its love for God & others (Eph 1:15,) but many of the church founders had died & many of the second-generation believers had lost their zeal for God. They were a busy church…the member did much to benefit themselves & the community…but they were acting out of the wrong motives. Work for God must be motivated by the love of God or it won’t last. In the first steps of your Christian life, you may have had enthusiasm without knowledge. Do you now have knowledge without enthusiasm? Both are necessary if we are to keep love for God intense & untarnished (Hebrews 10:32, 35.) Do you love God with the same fervor as when you were a new Christian? Do you have the same “fire?” Or do we need to ask God to send the fire again? Send the fire again, we want to know Your Mighty power, change our generation, send the Spirit once again, like a great awakening, send the fire again. If God isn’t at the top of the list, then what is?...

Do we love money? (1 Timothy 6:10, 2 Timothy 3:2.) Do we measure success by material gain? Do we strive for material riches more than spiritual riches? Do you compromise God’s principles, for financial gain or to avoid financial loss? Are you discontent with what you have & always wanting more?

Do you love yourself? (2 Timothy 3:2.) Do you feel as though you are always the center of attention? Do you get upset when others take the focus off of you? Are you reluctant to sacrifice for others when it involves discomfort for you? Do you want to do everything your way?

Do you love pleasure? (2 Timothy 3:4.) Do you have time for hobbies while neglecting God’s Word? Do you go to church dinners but not prayer meetings? Do you enjoy TV, music, movies, sports, etc. but get bored listening to sermons? Do you get upset when church “goes long” because it interferes with your plans?

Do you love the world? ( 2 Timothy 4:10.) Are you more concerned about how you look to others than to God? Do you focus more on your earthly future than living in the light of eternity? Are you more interested in current events than in talking about the Lord? Do you spend your off time doing things that will be meaningless in eternity?

So…how’s your love life?...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Whosoever Beach Trip 2009

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We, as a leadership team, had the awesome priviledge last weekend to spend some time at the beach to fellowship, worship, unite with other leadership teams, and be poured into by three of the most incredible speakers/teachers/pastors from Birmingham. Andy Heis with Generation in Gardendale (http://www.generation145.com), Pastor Mark Correll with Mark Correll Ministries (http://markcorrell.org), and our very own Matt Pitt shared their hearts and their wisdom with us about what it looks like to be chosen. Matthew explains to us that many called, but few are chosen. After each service, we were challenged with living a CHOSEN lifestyle, one that doesnt look like everyone else's. Our leadership team is confident that we were CHOSEN for such a time as this. We except the challenge and not only strive to operate in the position God has chosen for us in this ministry, but we desire nothing less than to fulfil His puprose for each one us. He has sent us into battle and for His name sake, we will be victorious over everything Hes entrusted us with.......this ministry, souls, each other, and most importantly HIM.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Brown

Congratulations to Kandace and Michael!
We are so proud of you and love you so much.
We pray blessings over the two of you as you begin this
new journey of love and intimacy.

Reminder:

Without prayer, we return to our own
ability rather than God's.
Some of us, right now, are so bound to sin in our life that we barely have the enery to make it through the day. We dont know who we are and other people dont really know who we are because we are so scared to admit the things we struggle with. God said in scripture to confess your sins to each other, so that you may be healed. Through confessing and admitting your sins to only your friends, but to yourself, an automatic avenue is opened up to God to come in and set you free. We walk through life bottled up in sin, shooving it under the rug so that we dont have to deal with it. We dont want to deal with it, because we know we dont have the strength to overcome those addictions, insecurities, wounds, etc. Once we get real with ourself, others, and most importantly God; a supernatural strength that has the power to demolish the strongholds in your life will sweep you right into true freedom! If we dont learn to be real with God or the people God has put in our life, we'll continue to rely on our ability rather than God's. Through prayer, be honest and open about the things holding you back in your life, so that you may experience LIFE ABUNDANTLY.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Come Join Us

THE BASEMENT 6:30PM
TOMORROW NIGHT
CATHEDRAL OF THE CROSS

Friday, March 13, 2009

The DASH...

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning…to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth & spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, & now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters not, how much we own: the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live & love & how we spend our dash. So think about this long & hard, are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left (you could be at “dash mid-range.”) If we could slow down enough to consider what’s true & what’s real, & always try to understand the way other people feel. And…be less quick to anger, & show appreciation more, & love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect & more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash… Would you be pleased with the things they say about how you spent your dash?

I’m reading this book called Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Towards the end of the book is a section called: Is this what I want to be doing when Christ comes back? If you’ll let me, I’d like to share a little bit of what Francis says… What will people say about your life in heaven? Will people speak of God’s work & glory through you? And even more important, how will you answer the King when He says, “What did you do with what I gave you?” At the end of my life I want to say, along with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith…” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Remember people are watching you. They look to us to give them something to believe. They are looking at us to be light in a dark world. We are called to be set apart & to be different. As people retire from their job, we don’t retire from the Christian life. Everyone without Christ is a mission field, the missionary is everyone with Christ. Are you pleased with the way you’re spending your dash? More importantly, is God pleased with the way you’re spending your dash?

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Basement 6:30PM Tuesday Night

Live and See

Has something happened in your life that has caused you to loose hope about something important to you? Or do you feel like you're dreams, future, or desires that you've long-awaited for will NEVER be met or come true? As most of us know, God promises us in Jeremiah that HIS plans are to give us a hope and a future. Not just any future, but a prosperous, abundant, fulfilling one. A future worth hoping for no matter how long He calls us to wait for it. He wants us to trust HIM, because He who is faithful will surely bring to pass what He has promised. When the process or the journey begins to get long and tiresome, our natural instinct is to grow weary; which eventually causes us to loose hope or all together quit somewhere along the path. If we dont choose to quit, we begin to take life into our hands by taking the reigns and living life our way. Hang in there and hold on. No matter how tough and miserable the process seems, the more strength we endure to persevere, the outcome/ending will be better than we previously hoped for.

"When we trust our lives to the unseen, BUT ever present God, He will write our lives into HIS story and every last one of them will turn out to be a great read with a grand ending."- Beth Moore

Lets hand the pen back over to the Author who REALLY knows how our story goes and watch your life unfold with a "Happily Ever Ending" to conclude what He's began in your life. And lets not just "wait and see" but lets begin to LIVE AND SEE; perservering through each season/chapter our story needs to conclude with the hopeful, exciting ending we desire.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Testing Your Faith

Step out in FAITH today.... whatever
situation you're in and
Watch God Move!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Basement Tonight.....


.....in an HOUR!
HURRY!
We want to see you there.
6:30Pm @ Cathedral of the Cross

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Girls Leadership

God has chosen some of the finest, most beautiful women to lead this ministry. Every single one of these girls love Jesus with everything inside of them and desire nothing less than to see people come to know Him personally. We had a women's leadership meeting this past Saturday and we could not have prayed for God to move and stir hearts more than He did. We spent four hours of our afternoon sharing and encouraging each other so that we as a ministry and body of Christ could unify our hearts for the sake of Jesus and Whosoever Ministries. God commands blessings on unity. We want God to bless and trust us with the live of other women so His kingdom may be enhanced.

Girls, yall are incredible. We love yall and we consider it an honor to do ministry with you.