FRESH SURRENDER

January 13th, 2011

In recent days the Lord has shown me that He is calling for a “Fresh Surender” of our hearts toward His will and ways in our lives.  While it is so that we can all point back to a place and time when we “totally surrendered” our hearts to God, that “surrender” needs to be renewed and refreshed again.  The reason we need to make a “Fresh Surrender” to the Lord is because we are facing new challenges, new trials and new choices.  The temptation to take control of our lives again is strong.  Thus, we need to keep our surrender to God “fresh” by continually making Jesus Lord over every decision we make and direction we take.  May God help us to renew our surrender to Him on a regular basis, keeping it “fresh”.  Amen!


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One Way to Heaven

October 18th, 2010

 While many would like to believe that there are many different ways to heaven, the fact remains that there is but ONE WAY.   Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life” and that “no man can come to the Father, but by me.” (Jn. 14:6)  The reason Jesus is the only Way, is because no one else paid the penalty for our sins, but Christ.  It wasn’t Buddha who took the nails to his hands and feet.  It wasn’t Mohamed who took the crown of thorns to his brow.  It wasn’t Confucius who took the Roman spear to his side, no it was Jesus!  It was only Jesus, who upon considering the sacrifice of His life on the cross, prayed, “Father, if there be any other way, let this cup pass from me, but, not my will, but thine be done.” (Mt. 26:39).  If anyone could be made right with God without Jesus’s sacrificial death for their sin, then Jesus died in vain and his death would  be considered as not needed or unnecessary.  But the fact is that there was no other way.  The fact that there is but “ONE WAY” to heaven is the core crux of the Gospel.  It is the foundational truth that underscores our need for a savior, the truth that will drive us to Christ as our only hope for heaven.

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Visiting the Family in So. California

October 7th, 2010

Gwen and I spent this past week visiting our children and grand-daughter in So. California.  Our son, Duane is doing well serving as Sr. Pastor to a church he and his wife, Amy, pioneered 7 years ago with only a hand full of people. Now his church, “The Resolved” is attended every week by more than 100 people.  He loves pastoring and God has honored his faithfulness.  Duane and my daughter-in-law, Amy are especially excited because Amy is right now pregnant with baby #2.  Baby #1, Adina is turning 3 years old on November 9th.  She is our only grandchild (for the time being that is).  Adina is such a blessing to be with.  We love baby-sitting her.  She is very bright and already is memorizing Bible verses.  Also, in just a few days, Duane, Amy and Adina will be moving into their first home of their own.  What an exciting season this is for their family.  Our daughter, Heather is doing well and is working for a law firm as a ”Case Representative”  for four different attorneys.  Heather attends Newport Church, a charismatic spirit-filled church connected with Hillsong Church in Australia.  Heather loves this church and has been growing much in the Lord over these past several months.

We praise the Lord that our children love the Lord and are serving Him with all of their hearts.  Truly, “God is Good”!

“Train up your children in the ways of the Lord and when they are old, they shall not depart from it.”  (Prov. 22:6)


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Gwen’s Piano CD – “Heartfelt Hymns”

September 29th, 2010

HEARTFELT HYMNSby Gwen Smets

Three years ago Gwen released her first piano CD entitled, “Heartfelt Hymns”, recorded in Chicago, IL with the accompaniment of professional violinist, Beth Novak.  Hymns like, “Amazing Grace”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “He’s Coming Soon”, plus many more are included.  Since it’s release we have sold nearly 1000 copies all over the U.S. and Canada.  As someone once said, the message of the old hymns is timeless.  Their melodies are beautiful, but their real strength is in the unchanging doctrine that epouses the music. 

Gwen has been playing the piano for more than 50 years. She accompanies the prophetic ministry of the Scriptures to individuals in our services.  Her background at the keyboard provides a beautiful backdrop to the prayer time at the altar.  If you would like a copy of her CD,  just click on “Store” on this website, www.rogersmets.com.  


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Peace That Keeps

September 20th, 2010

The Peace That Keeps!

Perhaps one of the most well known verse in the entire Bible on the Peace of God is Phillipians 4:7, “The peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your heart and your mind through Christ Jesus our Lord.”  One of the key words in this verse is “keep“.  It makes this an assuring peace that has power to keep us in the midst of the most troublesome storms of life.  This verse says that God’s peace will keep our hearts and our minds.  Some say in the midst of difficult times, “I’m about to lose my mind”, but God says, “no!”,  ”I will keep it for you”.    He promises to keep our hearts and our minds with His awesome peace.  This peace is a peace that only He can give, the peace that surpasses all human ability to comprehend.  It is the only true peace that promises emotional, mental and spiritual stability amid the most difficult of times.

 

Evangelist Roger Smets


Tom Ferguson Remembered – A Man Who Loved Jesus!

September 14th, 2010

 This past Sunday, I had the priviledge of ministering at Hope Foursquare Church in Snohomish, WA, the church that my dear friend, Dr. Tom Ferguson was  actively serving as Senior Pastor until his passing four months ago.  I felt honored to have been invited to stand in the place where he stood and to declare the Word of God to his people.  Needless to say, it was a sobering moment, realizing that Tom is gone and will not be returning.  There were many tears in the house.  They say in life you can count on one hand the number of people who have made a signifant impact on your life.  Well for me, Pastor Tom was one of those five.  He was always a great encouragement to Gwen and I in our ministry as evangelists.  I miss the frequent phone calls that always ended with a prayer and a Bible Promise for the day.  I miss his distinctive voice that always carried a tone of hope.  Perhaps his greatest asset was that he was a man who undeniably loved Jesus!     

This coming Sunday, Pastor Tom’s son, Andrew Ferguson and wife, Megan will be officially installed as the new Senior Pastors of Hope Foursquare by Northwest District Supervisor, David Veech.  This past Sunday, I had the priviledge of praying a strong personal prophetic Word over Andrew and Megan as they now assume this added responsibility of leadership for the church.

Next Sunday:  Next Sunday I will be ministering at Family Life Center Foursquare Church in Exeter, CA, where Tom and Ronda Ferguson served as Youth Pastors in their early ministry many years ago.  Thanks for your prayers as I minister to people who need Words of Life and Words of Hope from God’s Word.


Heaven

September 7th, 2010

I was just thinking about heaven.  What will it be like?  Will we be old or young in heaven?  Will other believers recognize us?  The questions go on and on as we ponder on the glory of our eternal home.  Someone once said that “Heaven will be heaven, not because of the pearlly gates or the streets of gold or the Crystal Sea.  No, heaven will be heaven because that is where Jesus will be.”   We will behold Him face to face and see first hand the scars in His hands and His feet, confirming Him as the Son of God who gave His life for our sin.  I jut can’t image what that moment will be like.  Perhaps the songwritter came close when he wrote,

“What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see

When I look upon his face,

The One who saved my by His grace

Then, He’ll take me by the hand

And lead me through the promise land

What a day, glorious day that will be”

I’m looking forward to that day.  Are you?  Regardless what trials or tribulations or heartache or pain we had to go through in this life, “It will be worth it all, when we see Christ”.  

 


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Being Fitly Joined Together

August 31st, 2010

The Bible says that we have all been “fitly joined together…edifying each other in love”. (Rom. 4:16a)  As we minster all over the United States and Canada, we see the how the Lord has “fitly joined” us together with many different churches and congregations.  As one of the gifts described in Ephesians 4:11,  we as “evangelists” see ourselves as  ”bearers of Good News” to many in and outside of the body of Christ.  If you know Jesus, God has “fitly joined” you too, along side other believers who love God and who can help build you up in the faith.  While we all are different in personalities, manners and ways, God has placed us together as one body strengthened by our common faith in Christ. 

This weekendwe will be minstering at the “Life Foursquare Church” in Yreka, CA.  Pray for us as we minister to this growing congregation.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITY: If you have a prayer need, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will pray for you and declare God’s promises in your behalf.  God has called us to “bear one another’s burden”, praying together in faith believing. (Gal. 6:2)  Just click on “Contact” above.


Hope! An Anchor for your Soul

August 25th, 2010

HOPE! – AN ANCHOR FOR YOUR SOUL

I am preaching this weekend in Sequim WA at “Kingsway Foursquare Chuch”.  I will be speaking on the subject, “Hope! – An Anchor for your Soul!  The Bible says that the hope that we have is an anchor for your soul, both steadfast and sure. (He. 6:19)  It is a hope that will keep you through the most difficult of times.  The reason God gave us an anchor for our soul is because our soul needs an anchor.  It is in our soul where we get discouraged and wonder if we’re going to make it.  It is in our soul that we feel like giving up and don’t feel we have the strength to go on.  Since the hope that we have is “as an anchor”  we will discover its holding and keeping power. When we feel we are bing tossed and turned on every side we can rest in the hope that we have in God’s Word and in Jesus our Lord.

Thank you for praying about this upcoming weekend of ministry in Sequim, WA, as I challenge many to anchor their faith in Christ .


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Upcoming Special Meetings in Victorville, CA

August 17th, 2010

This Sunday, we begin a series of special meetings in Victorville, CA at Horizon Church.  I will be speaking on “The Power of the Spoken Word”.    Job 22:26 says “that when you speak a thing, that thing is established in you”.  We are praying the the promise of God’s Word will be established as we declare with our lips the empowering Word of God.  Psalm 107″20 says, “He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them…”

If you have a personal need and would like us to agree with you for an encouraging Word of promise for your situation, just contact us through this web-site and we will pray for you by name, declaring a promise for you!