NT List of Scriptures On the Demonic

The following is a list of almost all the scriptures in the New Testament that contain teaching points on demons (a.k.a. evil spirits, unclean spirits).  Looking through these will give one an understanding of how demons operate in our own lives.  One may ask, “why is this posted?”  LC242 has been studying freedom issues and…

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil!

LifeChurch242’s Second Annual Crawfish Boil will be held May 20th, 2017.  We will crack open the first crawfish at 5pm and start worship at 6:30pm.  This will be just outside of Forestburg going toward Denton on FM 455 at the Brackeen’s place. Address: 18748 FM 455, Forestburg TX.  Dress casual. We will have some other…

Desire is at the Heart of Encounter

Desire is at the Heart of Encounter.  What is the difference between the Christian who seems to continuously experience God and the one who only talks about Him?  The difference is desire. Desire is at the heart of almost every encounter with God. Without desire, rarely will somebody experience God and the power of His…

New Location in Forestburg

LC242 is excited to announce a new location for worship.  As of March 4th, we will start meeting at the old Atkins Building in the center of Forestburg.  This is directly next to the Country Store.  We will still meet at 6pm for Dinner and 7pm for Worship.  Parking is tight so please be curtious…

Advancing the Kingdom of God – Study Notes

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD – Pastor Bill Kimbley Copyright 2017, Bill Kimbley.   Summary: The notes below show four things. First, they show WHAT the Kingdom of God/Heaven is in scripture.  Once you understand the meaning of it, the scriptures will make more sense.  Second, it shows that Jesus’ mission was to train the…

Red and Blue Must Become Violet

RED AND BLUE MUST BECOME VIOLET I praise God this morning for democracy. I say that not because Donald Trump won the presidency last night, but because the greatest democratic nation on earth has shown the world how it can allow its people to select how and who they will be governed by. Whether you…

Witnessing is Not a Superpower

When we consider what the western church has done to Jesus’ call to be His witnesses, it is no wonder that so many Christians don’t do it. America is great at industrialization. If it can be formulized, patented, made an assembly line of, and shoved into a neat and shiny package, we are your people….

Living In Victory: Believing What God Thinks About You

Today this thought came into my heart, “The ones who live consistently in the victory of Christ (as conquerors – See: Rom 8:37) are those who believe and live out what God says about them, not what others say.”   Saturday night at LifeChurch242, I taught the story of Gideon and showed how Gideon’s faith…

“A Raccoon Attacked Us”

“You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” – Psa 142:5 God is the one to run to during challenging times.  He is the place of safety and the place of comfort.  He is our REFUGE. A refuge is a hiding place that brings protection from troubles.  Often times when things…

Return to Intimacy With God

I was praying this morning and this thought came into my heart: many “love” Jesus but not as many are “in love” with Him. We can love somebody from a distance but when we are in love, distance breaks the heart so we work hard to minimized it at all costs. Have you been in…

First Annual Crawfish Boil – May 7th

 LifeChurch242’s First Annual Crawfish Boil is Saturday, May 7th @5:30pm.  Some of the men will gather earlier to set up so if you want to come earlier that will be great.  We will have crawfish, boudin, alligator, chicken, and of course the awesome potatoes and corn boiled in canjun spices.  This will be a great evening…

God’s Pattern For Our Lives

I was reading in Numbers this morning and found a pattern for our lives. In Numbers 9:15-23 we read of the cloud and fire over the Tabernacle. I want to share two insights the Lord gave me in this passage. First, the cloud and fire over the tabernacle were supernatural manifestations of God’s Spirit to…

Video: Francis Chan, “Take Back What the Enemy Has Stolen”

What would a church look like if everyone came together in love to serve one another?  What would it look like if a church relied supernaturally upon God for its needs?  Francis Chan speaks of how we need one another to excel in Christ.  We highly recommend this video to be watched by LifeChurch242 partners.

Should We Expect Miracles Today?

Should We Expect Miracles Today? (Bill Kimbley) Are miracles, signs, and wonders for today?  Are they necessary now that we have the Word of God?  Some suggest they are not necessary since the word has been revealed and the cannon of scripture is closed.  I perceive they are necessary today and that God’s children are…

Have You Lost Your Joy?

            I have found myself crying out for more joy in my life.  Perhaps you are like me and you go through times of difficulty and challenge and wonder, “where is my joy?”  The funny thing is that life could be going great and you can still feel like you have lost your joy.  It…

Fasting for “the More”

A few days ago I found myself talking with some amazing followers of Jesus who were deeply hungry for more.  Do you know that hunger?  It’s a hunger that says, I can’t pray enough, I can’t read enough, I can’t experience enough… simply stated, that hunger can only be satisfied by deep encounters with the…

Three Christian Sins That Divide The Body

My daily devotions often take me to proverbs.  I like to read a chapter a day (since there are 31 chapters in proverbs and usually 31 days in a months).  One of the passages that keeps coming back into my heart is Proverbs 6:16-19.  In this text, the wise King Solomon is warning of seven…

Metaphors of a Church

Recently in my research about churches I read a book called Missional House Churches  by J.D. Payne.  Payne has accomplished some of the most recent research about the planting of small churches (usually known as “house churches”).  In his book he listed ten metaphors that the Bible gives when referring to followers of Jesus (i.e. the church).  I…

Doctrinal Beliefs on Healing

My Doctrinal Beliefs on Healing Pastor Bill Kimbley, Original: Feb 10th, 2015, Updated: Sep 17th, 2015.   We all grow in our faith and knowledge as we seek Christ.  Many of these understandings I did not have years ago.  Years from now, I may tweak some of these beliefs as God reveals more truths to my heart. …