Overcoming the world’s Hate!

CoffeeCup Ministries Newsletter July 2016

Love One Another…

Good morning/afternoon/evening wherever you may be in the world this day!

I pray this finds each of you doing well in body, mind, and soul. As I write this today I find myself a bit beleaguered at the seeming overwhelming evil that is manifesting in the world and especially in our own nation of America recently.

It is easy to say “there is more evil today than ever before”. But the reality is just not so. Since the fall, evil has made its presence in the world manifest throughout the history of mankind. It only ‘seems’ more prevalent in these last days because there are 7 billion+ people in the world today and the fact the ability for 24/7 information and news coverage has shrunk the vastness of our world today.

I hear so many say “I can’t believe the extent of evil we are seeing” or “how can people be so FULL of hate to do ___________?” Well, the answer is simple, because of the fall of man and the evil manifest through satan and his demonic forces, a fallen mankind latches onto fulfilling the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and prideful hearts that are, get this, ‘natural’ to a fallen and sinful man.

But thanks be to God the Father we have a Hope and an answer to this evil. Christ Jesus!!!

There is ONLY one way to overcome the hatred, evil, and sin of this world. And that is through the power of the Love of Christ!!! By bringing His peace!

We can not debate, argue, protest, march, legislate or rationalize the division/hate/evil away. The ONLY thing that will overcome it is to LOVE as Jesus loved. We must love the unlovely. Cast out the darkness with the Light of Heaven according to the Scriptures in Romans 5:

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I truly believe we have the opportunity to usher in a another great awakening in America and this world in these last days. We have seen throughout history dispensations of God’s grace, love, and power and I have to believe there is another major awakening/revival due this world before He makes His return. And I know I want to be a part of ushering in that wave.

I pray for the Lord’s peace over each of you wherever you are serving our Lord in this grand earth. May the ministry He has given you charge over to be filled with healing, salvation, deliverance, provision, and the manifestations of the Gifts and power of the Holy Spirit in your services, outreaches and workings.

I also specifically pray for each of you for protection of Almighty God. For Divine health in your life and the lives of your families. May you know the full provision of the Lord for your personal needs and those of your ministries. May you know and walk in the center of His peace which passes all human comprehension. May His joy be made full in you as you stay in His presence and live in the center of His will for your lives.

LOVE and prayers,

Alan & Renee

As we move through the summer months, we are SO grateful for your monthly support and one time gifts.

Our summer has been spent working with college, youth and high school groups through Community Servants at Wherry Housing. We have a trip to the Appalachian area of East TN in Petros, TN in August to bring backpacks with school supplies to the needing children in the Community.

We are also already working in tandem with the Bikers of our community to provide a Holiday meal and Christmas presents to children of Single Parent Families as well as needful families in Rutherford County TN coming up this November.

If you feel led to assist in these areas you may contribute by following the information below.

Thank You

If you’d like to make a TAX deductible donation to CoffeeCup Ministries, you may do so by…

Making a check to:
Springhouse Worship & Arts Center
14119 Old Nashville Highway
Smyrna, TN 37167

Denote CoffeeCup Ministries in the MEMO/Note line of check

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