The Gathering Place
A Bible Believing Church founded in 1987
We are here to worship & offer you the Word,
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
Sunday 6:30pm & Wednesday 7pm
Connor of 127th & Mur-Len
The Gathering Place
Three Articles of Faith
#1. The Bible is the Written Word of GOD
#2. You must be born again.
#3. The power of the Holy Spirit to live a good life
before GOD and man.
Rev Gary Coselmon
(Mark 9:24 KJV) And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
At times we believe God and at other times we get foggy. We know some of the standard things to do to feel like we are getting closer to God. Feelings dont get it done. A child of God wants to believe. One way to get to know God better is to remove disbelief.
One day, back in 1977, I was in prayer during my work time break at the Saginaw Civic Center in Michigan. I had heard that Jimmy Swaggart was needing a technician to travel with him. The spirit of God made it real to me that I was going to be that technician. In obedience I applied. Later I had called them and I was told that the position was filled. I was shaken. For a moment I questioned myself and God. I knew what I heard. I resolved that would trust that experience and refuse disbelief knowing that even if I was 60 years old it would happen! Six months later it did. I traveled with him wherever he went for 3 years. I learned from Jimmy about leading believers into the Holy Spirit. Thus the beginnings of my boot camp in God.
One day Evangelist David Wilkerson (of Cross and the Switch Blade and Teen Challenge drug rehab founder fame) had called me and asked if I would come and help his ministry and I did that for four years. I learned from him the walk of holiness and helping the needs of the hurting. Trusting that "God like giving" removes disbelief. "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)
Later I was laying in a hotel room bed while out on the road and away from my family in dedication to the call of God. Wondering if I was done with ministering. I had a vision. It was the nations of the world being shown to me like a slide show. I knew God had stirred in me to believe HIM that I would continue in this type of minister internationally. I was challenged to remove disbelief over such a vision.
I was offered at the same time to travel overseas and help either Bible teacher Kenneth Copeland or evangelist Morris Cerullo. God ask me to choose. I removed disbelief and trusted God in that experience. I went all over the world for three years as Morris Cerlleos personal technician, aid, and associate minister. I saw tens of thousands of folks over come disbelief and receive salvation and awesome healing miracles. Many chruches were born out of those travels. "for I am the LORD that healeth thee." (Exo15:26)
(Mark 9:22 NIV) But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." 23 "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
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The Big Three
Rev Gary Coselmon
(Isa 52:7 NNAS) How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
While listening to praise, prayer and worship music, I was suddenly inspired with the question "what are the big three truths in the bible"? If I only knew three scriptures, what would get it done? Who brings the good news that is brought? What announces salvation? What affirms the assurance of the creator? Here goes:
#1. (Gen 1:27 KJV) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Believers would know GOD created people. That God knows how to fix the problems of the created. We know HE has things for the created to do. We know HE says to be good stewards and do not worship the created.
#2 (Mat 9:6 NKJV) "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"; then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 7 And he arose and departed to his house.
Jesus saves and Jesus heals. Very much empowered by GOD and very much a man. Very able to forgive the sin sick soul. Very able to fix whatever is "sick". The greatest miracle of all is the saving of the human soul. God approves and HIS confirmation is in the power. The creator can empower you also sons of men.
#3 (Acts 20:21 KJV) "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
This is my greatest and shortest sermon outline. Just preach " repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." With this outline you could be dropped in a dark place on this earth and be a carrier of light.
(Mat 9:8 NNAS) But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Who knows what inspiration GOD will give you while listening to praise, prayer and worship music, Saints, make a promise to believe!
The LORD Is My Light
(Psa 27:1 NKJV) The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
While the psalm offers praise towards GOD and a good personal commitment that does sustain faith, a key ingredient for any believer is chousing to receive from GOD HIS light and strength.
"The LORD is my light" "; Of whom shall I be afraid?" With the strength that GOD gives us, we can pray and then minister light in the darkness. All of the man made teachings about God must be put "under the light". Not boasting "my religion is better than yours", but relating to people from where they are coming from and showing God's light to the lost, stubborn and confused.
There are people that all they know is something other than the truth about God. Many of these people will come to HIS light.
Then there are the others;
(John 3:19 NKJV) "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
As a minister to you, and a follower of God, I tell you those who think they are good followers and practice unrepentant sin, do not have true fellowship with HIM. A true Christian brings mercy, shows GOD's light and holds off the work of evil.
People need to see the light. In these times of economic fear and dangerous man made religions. They read the news, they hear the bad RAP, they are given many man made teachings, and they are told to trust everything but the word of GOD. Pray to minister in a way that people will chouse to receive from GOD "HIS light" and strength.
(Mat 5:16 NKJV) "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Supremacy of Christ
Today is a good day to Worship HIS Majesty
(Col 1:15 NNAS) And He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
(1 Cor 15:22 NNAS) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
(Josh 24:15 KJV) "choose you this day whom ye will serve"
Dear friend what is it going to be? A counterfeit legalistic religion, godless atheistic secularism or the truth and life that is found in the Easter Sunday Christ? - Pastor Gary
Let The Light Shine On Your Finances
(1 John 1:5 KJV) "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
Today we are going to shine the light on the single most important truth to the child of God so as to have financial success. The worlds economic future is going to be channeled through the believers. When you want in your heart to be a faithful steward of the things God has entrusted to you, tithing is the single most important thing when you have come out of the darkness into God's light.
The tithe of the land is the LORD'S (Lev 27:30 NNAS). Before the law was ever written faithful followers of God were thithers. They saw God had legal right of possession. There is no prophesy in scripture that says that in the last days the tithe will no longer be the Lord's. God commands that we bear fruit and HE will always want the first fruits because it offers praise.
Hope and provision is in God. We are the ones who choose if we are going follow as "children of God". He is calling us to see HIS light this year. When a person chooses to stay in the dark and "blow's off" God's light, mistakes will happen and others will suffer. We will prevail because we choose to walk in HIS light and put into practice Gods principles.
(1 John 2:8 NNAS) "On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining."
A good friend of mine asked about a teaching he heard that tithing is unscriptural, and that it was a "Fraudulent Fleecing of the Flock." I showed him the scriptures that tithing is for today but it really came down to "it is time to take the mask off" and get honest. By the Holy Spirit we must walk by faith and not by feelings interpreting scriptures by our wants. Itching ears can always find scripture for their wants. Many people don't want to give up what they feel is their increase. They need to be taught that the first fruits are God's and that will open the windows of heaven for you. (Malachi 3:10)
So chose you this day to plant seeds of fruit or weeds.
(Luke 16:10 NIV) "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much"
(John 14:1 NNAS) "Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
Let HIS light shine on your trust in HIM .........................
(Exo 3:6 NKJV) "I am the God of your father; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. 37 And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
This whole thing is about the call to "strengthen your
Prayer - Heavely Father in the name of our Lord Jesus, WE are mindful of
the stranded belivers who you are willing to be strengthen. Stir your spirit
in us to see your light, your call to serve and minister to the standed. Then to "do
it" with your help.