Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Christmas note from the Pastor's Desk!

A Christmas note from the Pastor's Desk!

Well, folks, it's that time of year again when all the excitement of the season begins. A time to put up trees, decorate the house, inside and out of course. But it also seems to be a time when people see the worst of life, either by losing a loved one, not liking their life where it is, etc...

Yet why wait until this time of year to get down and discouraged? We have truly lost the meaning of Christmas and all that surrounds this time in our lives. We need to refocus what we put our values in, stop and think a bit about why we are here!

We need to see the precious and priceless meaning of Christmas in a spiritual reality! We need to see the true meaning of Christmas and the gift we have received! We need to see ourselves as special in the eyes of God and the love He has shown by sending His Son for us!

Yet we see our lives as tangled and twisted with not much purpose. That is where we miss so much and see so little. We need to stop and think about even the most minute things in our lives are gifts. We need to stop and remember the joy we once experienced this time of year and why!

We miss the meaning of Christmas because we get caught up in the fast pace of life! We jump right into the world and join in. We get caught up in the glitter being mesmerized by the flash and attraction to those things that only bring temporary satisfaction!

We need to regain our sight and misplaced values and place them back to where they belong, family! Place our values on the things that last and the memories we share. Those things money cannot buy, love, time, and sharing the true gift of Christmas, Jesus!

So this year change just one thing about yourself and the way you see life! We need not think of life as loved ones lost, but memories gained! Stop and take a moment to just be grateful for what you have, little or much, be grateful!

Think about what God gave us as His gift of love. Jesus His Son to take our place becoming sin when He knew no sin to make us righteous before God! That is the meaning of Christmas! So as we come to this Christmas season remember how special you truly are and thank God for all you have!

Merry Christmas from Pastor Randy and Karen Scott

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thankful in an Ungrateful World

by Pastor Randy Scott
with testimonies from the congregation of

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

November 26, 2017

Psalm 138English Standard Version (ESV)

Of David.

138 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
    before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
    for you have exalted above all things
    your name and your word.[a]
On the day I called, you answered me;
    my strength of soul you increased.[b]
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
    for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
    but the haughty he knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
    and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Monday, November 20, 2017

No Condemnation

by Associate Pastor Haus Piasecki

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road

November 19, 2017

Romans 8English Standard Version (ESV)t

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a]For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[b] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,[c] he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fear: Satan's Tool of Distraction

by Pastor Randy Scott

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

November 12, 2017

2 Timothy 1English Standard Version (ESV)

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

What two things fear can do!

What two things fear can do!

Fear is real and many people have experienced fear at different times in their lives! Fear is nothing to be afraid of, but learn from, if fear is not in control!

Fear does two things, it will either distract you from your goal, or it will help you learn to be wiser and more attentive! God is not the author of confusion and He has given us the power over fear 1 Corinthians 14, and 2 Timothy 1:7.

When fear controls us it cause a stagnation in our walk, we stay put and never move forward! Or fear can help us plan and prepare without distraction!

When fear grabs you that is the time we most need to call out to God, Abraham, Moses, King David and many other leaders have been in this position!

God was their strength and ever-present in their time of need, Psalm 46:1!! Remember everyone deals with fear now and again, in this world you cannot help it!

Now you just have to put it in perspective and make the decision what will control the moment, fear or the fear/reverence of God?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pray for the Persecuted Church

by Elder Christopher Mantei

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, DE.

November 5, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

All About the Promises

by Pastor Randy Scott

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

October 29, 2017

Acts 7English Standard Version (ESV)

And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” And Stephen said:
“Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.’Then he went out from the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living. Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Looking at Your Sins...Our Sins

by Associate Pastor Haus Piasecki

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

October 22, 2017

Ephesians 2New King James Version (NKJV)

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Are You Recognized?

by Pastor Randy Scott

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

October 15, 2017

Acts 4New International Version (NIV)

The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.
The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’[a]
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”
18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happening at the Alter

by Pastor Randy Scott

Iron Faith Fellowship
801 Darley Road
Wilmington, Delaware

Octorber 8, 2017

Psalm 41New International Version (NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
    they are counted among the blessed in the land—
    he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
    and restores them from their bed of illness.
I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
    heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
    “When will he die and his name perish?
When one of them comes to see me,
    he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
    then he goes out and spreads it around.
All my enemies whisper together against me;
    they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
    someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
    has turned[b] against me.
10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
    raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
    and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.