AN ENCOURAGING WORD FROM PASTOR JEANETTE

~May 18, 2017~

PRAISE GOD, WE ARE. . .

Ø  Planted in the house of the LORD; therefore, we are flourishing like a palm tree and growing stronger like a cedar! (Psalm 92:12-13)

Ø  Trusting the LORD that when He remains silent, it’s because there is a wonderful breakthrough coming for which He is preparing us! (Matthew 15:21-28)

Be extravagantly blessed in the Strong Name of Jesus!

~December 1, 2016~

WOW – IT’S DECEMBER ALREADY!

I have discovered that time flies, whether or not you’re having fun! December already – and what a wonderful weekend this is going to be. Evangelist Kim Klaudt will be here to minister the word and play his bass guitar (amazingly) during our morning worship. Then we’re having our fabulous Holiday Feast featuring not only wonderful food but a Christmas carol sing-along. (I love the carols!) And you can even do your Christmas shopping at our meal – many varied items will be on sale at very good prices! So what a wonderful day Sunday will be as we meet with the people of God to worship God and share a delicious meal together. Nothing is better than that! Whatever you do, don’t miss this Sunday!
BLESS YOU, BELOVED!!

~November 22, 2016~

Please join me in giving generously to the special Christmas Blessing Offering for our three missionary families: C.J. and Carrla Rich, Gerald and Clara Brown, Ramon and Carol Babilonia - three very deserving couples. There will be a special envelope for your gift in the bulletin again the next two Sundays (Nov. 27 and Dec. 4). Parents, have your children earn some money to give - teach them the joy of giving. I'm praying every child, teen, and adult will participate in this special opportunity to bless our dear missionary families.

God bless you with a wonderfully peaceful and joyful Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much for your godly generosity!
Pastor Jeanette

~July 12, 2016~

THANK YOU, LORD!

Many of us have prayed passionately and constantly for revival - a great move of God at Landmark – for the manifest Presence of the LORD! (That simply means His Presence is so powerful that we can physically experience it.) Last weekend we experienced the wonderful Presence of God in amazing ways. But this can be unsettling for any of us not familiar with unusual responses to that Presence. Many find it impossible to stand, some cry, some laugh – but everyone who has an intimate experience with the Presence of the LORD will have a physical reaction! You can’t come into contact with the very Presence of God and not have a reaction, any more than you could hold your hand in a fire and not have a physical reaction.

Satan would love to rob us of the Presence of God by causing us to fear and doubt – he has come, after all, to “steal, kill and destroy”. The last thing he wants for any of us is to have a life-transforming encounter with the Living God! But we are not people who give in to fear! What we absolutely know is that “IF IT’S FROM GOD, IT’S GOOD”.

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the revival we experienced last weekend was from God. Therefore, we know that it’s good and it’s ours! As people of faith who want everything God has made available, we bow to His will and His ways – and we praise Him for everything He has done or will do in our lives individually and as a congregation. God is not in the business of making us comfortable – He is making us like Jesus! Praise God for His transforming Presence!

 

- June 9, 2016 -

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” (Psalm 23:5)

I love the fact that God is totally redemptive. There is no circumstance on earth that He cannot redeem – no mess He cannot bless. The wonderful truth is that the stronger the enemy, the greater the feast. Beloved, know that you can sit undisturbed in the presence of all your enemies – everything satan has brought against you – and you can feast. You can eat from the LORD’s table more than you’ve ever eaten before – see more of His glory, His majesty, His holiness, His love! When our enemies hear us continuing to praise and love the LORD, it torments them instead of them tormenting us! Praise God! Allow your difficult circumstances to push you farther into the arms of God where there is incomparable peace and glorious joy! God bless you in amazing and personal ways today is my prayer for you.

- May 24, 2016 -

Happy Birthday To The Love Of My Life! My beloved husband and pastor, Fred Kelly, is 73 today. We have been married over 52 years and God has blessed us beyond words. We are the parents of an amazing son and daughter and the grandparents of outstanding grandchildren for whom we are so grateful. I was raised in a preacher’s home and I have had the blessing of being with church people my entire life, but I have never seen another man who has more of a pastor’s heart than my dear husband. He has never asked anything from people – he only wants to serve and encourage. He always thinks the best of everyone – and he has expressed that in hundreds of encouraging, handwritten letters through the years. He has never sought more recognition or a different vocation – he is happily content with loving the people God has sent to Landmark Church – being a pastor who cares and prays for all his people. He has truly modeled servant leadership. So I take this day to honor him – his great heart – his wonderful heritage as a pastor. Happy birthday, my beloved. I am privileged to be married to you and I will love and honor you forever!

- April 28, 2016 -
Our theme this year is “HIS PRESENCE IS PURITY AND POWER (Matthew 5:8 and Acts 1:8). Our prayer this year is: “Father, I pray the fruit of the Holy Spirit (purity) will grow and the gifts of the Spirit (power) will flow through my life this year. For Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory! Amen”

We are pursuing everything God has made available for us – we need every gift and enablement God has provided to radically expand His Kingdom in Peachtree Corners and around the world. We are “working out what He works in” – Philippians 2:12-13. We are careful not to grieve (purity) or quench (power) the Holy Spirit.

There is an amazing calling on your life and the life of Landmark Church. To fulfill our God-given destiny, purity and power are essential. In my meditation on this theme, the Holy Spirit has shown me a brilliant place where purity and power come together – and I am so excited to be sharing about that this Sunday and next, May 1 and 8, LORD willing. Don’t miss! You’ll be blessed!

- April 14, 2016 -
OUTRAGE IS NOT A STRATEGY! I read those five words yesterday, and the Holy Spirit shot them like an arrow into my spirit. There is no lack of ready examples of things over which we as believers should be outraged. Our culture has become so very anti-Christian and anti-God. Good is called evil, and evil is called good. But Romans 12:21 tells us to “overcome evil with good”. No matter how strong evil appears to be, God is stronger! His hand is not shortened that He cannot save and redeem – everything is still under the feet of Jesus! These are awesome times in which to serve the LORD. We are not huddling in our sanctuaries, anxiously praying for God to get us out of this mess; we are boldly and righteously influencing society by being the light and salt God has equipped us to be! Let’s be sure the world knows Who we stand for and not just what we’re against. Be encouraged, dear ones; I’ve read the end of the Book and WE WIN!

Isaiah 59:19:

So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

- April 7, 2016 -
Beloved, I’m praying for you on this beautiful day the LORD has made. The scripture God gave me for you today is Psalm 115:14-15:

 14 May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children. 15 May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

 I agree in that Holy Spirit-breathed prayer – that you and all your family will be highly favored and experience the limitless provision and blessing of the LORD in every part of your lives!

 Because of His amazing grace, Pastor Jeanette

- March 31, 2016 -
 WOW! What a glorious Resurrection celebration we had last Sunday! I have celebrated the resurrection of Jesus on what we call Easter Sunday all my life, but never more joyfully and victoriously than last Sunday at Landmark! The entire day from the first word and note to the last prayer was powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit. We truly had a Resurrection Sunday! I am so grateful to God for His faithful Presence – our greatest treasure. I pray His resurrection power will be magnified in your life, beloved, as you live to “display His splendor” (Isaiah 61:3b)!

 “If the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, Who lives in you”. Romans 8:11 (NIV, 1984)

 Be blessed – spirit, soul and body – in the Mighty Name of the Resurrected LORD!

 Pastor Jeanette

- March 24, 2016 -
Beloved, God bless you during this very special week in the church’s calendar. On Palm Sunday, the plan of redemption conceived before time began by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was set into motion by Jesus. This week would include a parade, a mockery of justice, betrayal and unspeakable suffering, and finally the greatest miracle of all time, the resurrection of our Lord! What a plan – what a week – what a blessing! I pray this week will be of special significance to you as you look at the cross – the greatest demonstration of the love of God, and the resurrection – the greatest demonstration of the power of God. All for you! 

You are so loved! 

- March 11, 2016 -

 Beloved, Last night at Prayer Meeting/Bible Study I taught out of Psalm 103 – which I love. I am so amazed at how God watches over His Word – the inspiring words of a shepherd boy, pouring out his heart to God over 3000 years ago, can still bless me! Just think of the benefits that are ours: “He forgives all our sins, heals all our diseases, redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion; He satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:3-5). What amazing benefits! An inferior covenant does not have superior benefits – so under this marvelous New Covenant of Grace, the benefits are even more spectacular! Hallelujah! Meditate on these remarkable benefits of being a child of the Living God and be blessed. I’m praying for you.

Multiplied grace and peace!
Pastor Jeanette

March 3, 2016 -

 Beloved, I’m sitting here in my church office, looking out at the rain and traffic (needless to say, there’s always traffic on Holcomb Bridge Road) - thinking about and praying for you. The greatest honor of my life is being your pastor. I am a servant-leader; I am here to serve and bless you! My greatest dream and desire is that each of the members of this body at Landmark reach their highest destiny in the Lord – that’s my dream – that your God-given dream will be realized.

 Be blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus! Seek His heart first thing every morning – oh how He loves you. It is impossible to exaggerate the goodness and love of God. May your heart be open to receive His love, may His peace totally fill your heart, and His favor overwhelm every part of your life.
 I look forward to worshipping with you next Sunday – believing God for an outpouring of His glorious Presence that will meet every need. Come with high expectations – He is faithful!

Because of His great grace, 
Pastor Jeanette