New Heights Fellowship Baptist Church of East Toledo believes that all people are on a journey. We SHOULD be working together to help one another. 
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Posted by Jonah 4:10 on 03-Mar-2023 at 16:20:49 EST
Subject: Angry at foolishness

As a man (and I can't speak for women) when I see foolishness I feel the anger rising in me. I want God to put an end to this Injustice. I know he has plenty of power and I'm even willing to be used when and if he has decided to put an end to this Injustice. Then, I am reminded of how the prophet Jonah felt right here in chapter 4 verse 10 of the book that bears his name. God wanted to have compassion on the ignorant ninevites who were a black mark on the land as far as Jonah was concerned. <br><br>History tells us that the ninevites had an army preparing to march on Jerusalem. Jonah was looking forward to their destruction not to God having compassion on them. <br><br>God grew this giant tree weed up overnight as an object lesson so that Jonah could realize that his anger over the tree which he did not plant was an Injustice in itself. The next time I get angry I hope to remember that everything I have I am blessed with because God said so, NOT because I worked hard for it or because I'm smarter than someone else. It All belongs to Him and he is trying to be patient with us that all men might come to repentance. Or anger against people behaving foolishly does not fit in that equation. Instead let us be a people of salt and light and Grace.

Posted by Pastor Dan on 03-Mar-2023 at 14:37:39 EST
Subject: A narrow road of caring

A narrow road is a road that could be easy to wander off of. Have you ever tried to walk down a long narrow hallway with your eyes shut. The way our eyes adjust our path constantly is a really important piece of how we get from point A to point B. Whenever we start to wander in the slightest we can see the variance almost subconsciously and adjustments are made. <br><br>In Matthew 7:13 Jesus is speaking and this whole thing is during the sermon on the mount and he says. Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. <br><br>This statement follows right on the golden rule about treating others as you would have them treat you. This golden run has a pre-clause and post-clause. The pre-clause is a therefore and I'll talk about that in a second. I'll do it third but in a second. The second clause which is a post-clause is a statement that says that this is the Law and the prophets. In other word, this is what God was teaching us to do. It does not break the law and does not go contrary to God's purposes. That would be enough. <br><br>The pre-clause is a therefore and tells us why we do that. Why does it make perfect sense to treat others the way we want to be treated? It is because we can see that God will give us what is good when we ask Him. This we can see because we, being evil, know how to give good gifts to our own children. <br><br>The road then, which makes perfect sense and fulfills the law and the profits (thanks to Jesus) is to treat others as we would have them treat us AND with that to be VERY intentional and to put in significant effort to get it done. Because you belong to God, your situation is in His hand and because that is so you can walk a narrow road. There is an alternative that is proposed by many who do not trust God and frankly, if I did not trust God I would need to take matters in my own hands (which I would likely screw up quite often). You can work very diligently to treat others as you would like to be treated. You can be loving and kind. Even you can work very hard at it because you are safe. Safe in God's care is a good place to be. #reachingnewheightsinjesus

Posted by Michele Korakas on 27-Feb-2023 at 10:42:08 EST
Subject: You

God Bless for all you do for others. I hope to return the favor some day.

Posted by Daniel Stevenson on 07-Aug-2022 at 10:32:24 EST
Subject: Wedding

We may it through and my son is married to his wife. I'm all ways we did this the best we knew how to glorify God. It was a gift to us from God and we are grateful.

Posted by P Daniel Stevenson on 03-Aug-2022 at 17:01:22 EST
Subject: Great weekend and the commandmentd

We have a great and ahead!. Saturday my son and brother in Christ Aaron will be wed to my sister in Christ, soon to be daughter-in-law Caitlyn. Then on Sunday I get to preach into Deuteronomy 5 which I expect will mean I'll be preaching the first set of the ten commandments. I have not preached the ten commandments in over a decade. The provisions in the ten commandments have been used as the foundation for all modern law. There is no question as to whether they are just or whether they are useful or whether they are everything that is needed for a set of fundamental legal principles. The attacks against the ten commandments and their incredible character as a provision of God have always surrounded redefining and twisting God's will for his people and for those who live among His people. Life4Toledo is sponsoring contest and anyone who host a thought concerning the ten commandments here on the your thoughts page will be entered to win a $20 gift card. It's really just for fun but I can't wait to see what people have to say. Make sure your name matches your ID then ask God what you should write concerning the ten commandments commandments and then write it. Simple really. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and even if you don't comment on the 10 commandments maybe you could take a fresh look at them. I'll be preaching on them on Sunday probably for the next two weeks and then it'll come up on the podcast once I get it edited. I'm looking forward to how God's going to change my life these upcoming days. #reachingnewheightsinjesus

Posted by Daniel Stevenson on 12-Jul-2022 at 12:27:47 EST
Subject: Time to repent and live by grace

From Obadiah devotional recently: Background-Obadiah was speaking for God to the people of Edom and telling them they would be destroyed because in the day that Israel was being pillaged they turned their backs and even took part. Edom is the descendants of Esau and they were allies when the Israelites were moving toward the promised land. God told the Israelites through Moses to leave them alone because he had given Edom to the descendants of Esau. Here, later, they are being told they will be destroyed. As I was reading this, I thought what are they going to do now? There was only one answer as clearly exhibited by Nineveh in the book of Jonah. There was only time for them to repent and live by grace. They did not. We are living in that day today, God explained to me. There is only time to repent and live by grace. Many will refuse and because they have refused their hearts become hard. They just don't want the one option that God has offered and so they are hardened. They grit their teeth and begin to ignore compassion and service and instead do whatever they find to do that is not repent and live by grace. NO, this should not be. God loves us, has clearly shown, and calls us to receive the righteousness provided by Christ. Believe, receive, devote yourself to the Lord. You can be free and right in Jesus. #reachingnewheightsinJesus

Posted by Jason Wellington on 09-Jul-2022 at 01:47:54 EST
Subject: Inspired

Saddest person in our world could be the one who believes in their self and got where they are on their own. You don't get anything unless God said so. That's authority! It's said and done.! Salvation calls you!!!! It's said and done in God's eyes which are existence in and of itself and this is also God's Word and Jesus is that Word! That's "who the Son of God is!" It has been said that His Word is near you and in your mouth! The Word that Jesus died for you and the Word that He rose from death so you could be able to rise with Him and be justified to do so!!!! Because He didn't know sin so you don't need to "know" it intimately also!!!! He can set you FREE!!!!! What is bad, what is depressing and what is killing you doesn't get to rule you no longer please receive that truth!!! Hashtag!!! You are not the Son of God blind one!!!

Posted by Daniel Stevenson on 03-May-2022 at 01:05:07 EST
Subject: Witness

Often it occurs that Christians grow sad about the lost going away for an eternity. It especially seems to come up when there are people we have feelings for. I truly hope that all people will hear the gospel and listen. I long for a moment to have a clear presentation opportunity with anyone who will listen and give a fair hearing. The gospel contains the power to save. Don't be ashamed. (ROM 1:16) SHARE WHAT YOU'VE SEEN. 1 John 1:3 once more into the breach and maybe we'll save some...

Posted by Jason Wellington on 15-Apr-2022 at 21:26:06 EST
Subject: Truth = God's Word

Gentiles don't speak this truth, God laughs lol!!!<br><br>Romans 11:25-36<br><br>25 (AA)Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers:[d] (AB)a partial hardening has come upon Israel, (AC)until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,<br><br>(AD)“The Deliverer will come (AE)from Zion,<br> he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;<br>27 “and this will be my (AF)covenant with them<br> (AG)when I take away their sins.”<br><br>28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are (AH)beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29 For the gifts and (AI)the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as (AJ)you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now[e] receive mercy. 32 For God (AK)has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.<br><br>33 Oh, the depth of the riches and (AL)wisdom and knowledge of God! (AM)How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!<br><br>34 “For (AN)who has known the mind of the Lord,<br> or (AO)who has been his counselor?”<br>35 “Or (AP)who has given a gift to him<br> that he might be repaid?”<br><br>36 For (AQ)from him and through him and to him are all things. (AR)To him be glory forever. Amen.<br><br>Just because you think God doesn't do things doesn't mean it's true!!!

Posted by Jason Wellington on 13-Apr-2022 at 20:00:18 EST
Subject: New Height

Titus 2:11-14<br><br>11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, <br>12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, <br>13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, <br>14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.<br><br>Grace is unmerited favor. <br><br>Why do we go to church to be bashed for not doing everything the pastor wants us to do? It's not about what the pastor has going on, it's about the power of God!!!!<br><br>Give people the unmerited favor free of charge and quite thinking it's for your own gain Mr. Pastor. Get real and quite thinking God wants you to scold people. Tell them about Jesus and what He's doing!!!<br><br>Either I'm trying to take focus off your works and put it on the power of God that saves witch is Jesus. Or I'm preaching to the choir. Church is a choir of the saved. Grace says trust more. Religion says try more. If you preach trying more then that makes people tired. When you preach trust more that makes God the reliable source to put it in man's wisdom.... Training isn't coming from the training, it's coming from the source of the grace of God, even Jesus the Messiah!!!<br><br>There is a line between desceat and truth. Help us to perceive what Godliness is Jesus!!!<br><br>It ain't about miracles or wisdom, it's about love.