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Light, Life and Love Ministries 

Everyone Belongs with God

Since 2020, Light, Life and Love Ministry has been a place for members of the Pensacola-area to come together and worship as part of a strong, loving community with like-minded congregants. We’re always happy to see you and warmly welcome visitors.
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Mission/Vision

Glorify God

Light, Life and Love Ministries is an inclusive Ministry committed to Christ and His word. We are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through ministry, fellowship and worship. Our Ministry is not just a house of worship. At its core are the members and believers that come together to practice God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts to all.

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About Us

Beleave in God's Love 

Light, Life and Love Ministries welcomes all individuals seeking God’s love, and keep our doors open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their hearts. We invite you to open your heart and allow His grace to penetrate into your soul.Our Ministry stands as a beacon of hope in Pensacola. We are a place of acceptance, peace and joy to all who are moved to join us. Our Ministry family is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. Get in touch to find out more or join us for a service.
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Our Leadership and Staff

Meet the Spiritual Team

The leadership team at Light, Life and Love Ministries consists of ordained clergy and believers with the confidence to guide our community in faith, answer questions, conduct services and organize church events.

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Robert Koch (Eliav), Minister and Spirtitual Counselor 

Minister in Charge, Police Chaplain, Spiritual Counselor 

A passionate speaker and an inspirational spiritual guide, Robert Koch plays a vital part of our Ministry. They are especially attuned to connecting with youth and new members, helping them find their place in our congregation.
Minister who is known for being relational, understanding the need for one-on-one mentorship, and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to become closer to God.
A Minister who has influenced many lives in their community and has been an instrumental part in the spiritual transformation of many people.

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Asherah Puy, Reverend 

Senior Reverend and Sunday School Teacher 

Asherah Puy is responsible for encouraging and maintaining our Ministries culture by being an active leader in our ever-growing community. As our Senior Clergyperson, she plays a crucial role in the spiritual life at Light, Life and Love Ministries.

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Online Prayer and Sermon Schedule

Worship With Us

Prayer and worship form the basis of Light, Life and Love Ministries. We offer a range of services and opportunities to participate. Our calendar includes time allotted for prayer, sermons, and personal reflection, as well as guided Bible study.

Weekly Mid-week Online Sermon

Wednesdays Starting at 7 pm

Pray with passion

If you are persistent in something, it stands to reason that you are to be passionate about it. In fact, Paul says we should be vigilant or be watchful; it is the opposite of slothfulness. This describes passionate prayer.

Jesus was passionate about His prayer life, it was something He was always doing. And every time we see Jesus praying He was praying with passion. In Luke 3:1 at His Baptism - while He was praying the heaven was opened. Passionate prayer opens Heaven.

  • In Luke 6:12 before He called His disciples - He spent the whole night in prayer. Passionate prayer gives direction.

  • In Luke 9:29 at His transfiguration - And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming. Passionate prayer enables us to experience the glory of the Father.

  • In John 17 in His high priestly prayer - Passionate prayer impacts the lives of others.

  • In Matthew 26:39 in the Garden of Gethsemane - It is only through passionate prayer that we can pour out our hearts to God.

  • In Luke 23:24 as He hung on the cross - a life that is lived in passionate prayer will enable us to maintain that spirit, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Jesus always prayed with passion, because He knew Who it was He was talking to and He knew that prayer to the Father is a powerful thing and not something to take lightly and glibly.

Prayer from the heart, that's what passionate prayer is, it is prayer from the heart not just from the head.

That is how He taught us to pray, not only through His example, but specifically through His teaching Look in Matthew 6:7, in the Sermon on the Mount as Jesus instructs on prayer. It is here that we find the Lord's prayer. But just before the Lord's prayer what does He say?

"When you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do."

(Jews around the world may now send prayers via fax to the Wailing Wall)

What has happened to the Lord's Prayer? People repeat it as if it were some kind of magic mantra that will bless them or move God to hear them. They are doing with it is exactly what He was instructing us not to do with it. The gentiles, when they prayed tried, through their religious repetitions, with their chants and their mantras to call forth or impress their Gods. That is not what you do when you are in a relationship.

You don't tell your wife. "I love you, oh I really love you and I just wanted to tell you today that I love you, I'm so glad that I just have this time to just say I love you. Please feed the children, please clean the house and may all go well with you." Amen

James 5:16 says, "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."

Individual Online Prayer Request 

Sundays Starting at 11 am

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Sunday Online Sermon

Sundays Starting at 11 am

You Are Important to God

 

BODY

I. YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD BECAUSE HE CREATED YOU IN HIS IMAGE.

A. You are God's highest creation.
1. Psalms 8:4-8 "What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5- For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6- You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7- All sheep and oxen; Even the beasts of the field, 8- The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas."
B. The Bible speaks of mankind as the offspring of God.


1. Acts 17:26-29 ""And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27- so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28- for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' 29- Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising."


2. Genesis 1:27- "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

3. Genesis 9:6- ""Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man."

II. YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOUR EVERYDAY NEEDS.

A. God providentially cares for the needs of mankind.
1. Matthew 5:45- ""that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."
2. Acts 14:17- ""Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.""

B. God has put the seasons and the rain on the earth to care for all of us.
1. Acts 14:17- ""Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.""

III. YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD BECAUSE HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS.

A. We are all lost and in need of salvation.
1. Romans 3:23
2. Romans 6:23- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

3. Ephesians 2:1-3 "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2- 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, 3- 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."

B. Jesus coming to earth to die for our sins is the expression of God's love for you.
1. John 3:16
2. Romans 5:10- "For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."

3. Ephesians 5:2- "And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

4. 1 John 4:10- "In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

IV. YOUR IMPORTANCE TO GOD IS SEEN IN THE FACT THAT HE HAS YOUR NAME AND LIFE RECORDED IN HIS REMEMBRANCE..

A. God has a record of everyone who has ever lived. He knows us all by name.
1. Revelation 20:12-13 "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13- The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works."
2. 2 Corinthians 5:10- "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad."

B. If we are Christians, we can rest assured that God knows us personally as His children.
1. Matthew 10:29-31 ""Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. 30- But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31- Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
2. 2 Timothy 2:19- "Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.""

CONCLUSION: In this world it sometimes is easy for us to think that no one cares about us. So many feel alone in a crowd. But there is no need to feel all alone. God cares about us! He wants us to accept His friendship. He sent His Son so that we might be forgiven.

 

 

Saturday Online Bible Study 

Saturday Online Bible Study at 7 pm

"All things work together for good to those who love God" (Part I)

One of the first passages I read when I started to study the Bible, was Romans 8:28. There it says:

Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God"

Two things I would like to point out here:

i) This passage is addressed to those who love God. If therefore you love God it is addressed TO YOU as well.

ii) According to this passage ALL THINGS, i.e. everything that has happened, happens or will happen, WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD to those who love Him. The phrase "work TOGETHER" implies the combined work of more than one member. Even if one of these was missing, this "working together" would be incomplete. In other words, EVERYTHING in the life of a man that loves God IS NECESSARY for the good, since it is the combined work of ALL that give it. As we read in Proverbs 12:21:

Proverbs 12:21
"There shall no evil happen to the righteous"

As the Companion Bible translates it: "Nothing in vain shall happen to the righteous". Nothing in the life of a man that loves God is evil, random, or vain. In contrast, EVERYTHING, even those things that we do not accept pleasantly, is a part of God's recipe for the good. It is not accidental that the Word says: "All that want to live godly will be persecuted" (II Timothy 3:12) and "many are the afflictions of the righteous" (Psalms 34:19) while at the same time states that "there shall no evil happen" to him, thus implying that even the afflictions are NOT evil or vain. Also, it is not accidental that it says:

Ephesians 5:20
"Giving thanks always for ALL THINGS to God even the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"

And I Thessalonians 5:18
"IN EVERYTHING give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you"

God tells us to thank Him in EVERYTHING. We usually thank someone for his part in something that concerns us. Many of us deny to thank God in EVERYTHING, for the simple reason that we do not believe that God has a part in EVERYTHING. But as His Word says:

Lamentations 3:37-38
"Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it?"

Even the devil cannot go beyond the boundaries that the Lord has set. In Job 1-2 we see that he could not try Job without having a permission, and he could not go beyond this permission. In Luke 22:31 we see that in order to "sift [the disciples] as wheat", he had to ASK first [Greek: "exaiteo", "to obtain by asking". See also NIV, The Interlinear Bible etc.] In John we see that he could not touch Jesus because "his hour had not yet come" (John 7:30, 8:20). In I Corinthians 10:13 we see that we will not "be tempted beyond what we are able", not because the devil does not want it, but because "GOD [who] is faithful will not allow us". In Matthew 4:1 we see that it was "BY THE SPIRIT" (i.e. God) that Jesus was led up into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. When Job said "Shall we accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" (Job 2:10), the Scripture says "Job did NOT sin with his lips". When he said: "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD" (Job 1:21) he again spoke the truth: "In all this JOB DID NOT SIN NOR CHARGE GOD WITH WRONG" (Job 1:22). What Job said was RIGHT AND ACCURATE.

If you wonder why you are still unemployed, or why you are still alone, or why you have not been healed, or why the such and such happened, do what the righteous Job did: GLORIFY THE LORD FOR THESE. For "ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE THAT LOVE GOD." What you now may consider as infliction, it is NECESSARY FOR THE GOOD. Otherwise, be sure you would not have it. Glorify the Lord and trust Him. THANK HIM IN ALL THINGS. You may consider some of them as "evil" but we just saw it: "There shall no evil happen to the righteous" and YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS (Romans 3:21-26).

As Paul said in a similar situation:

II Corinthians 12:7-10
"And lest I should be made haughty by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, that I not be made haughty. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (NKJV-Interlinear Bible)

Paul BOASTED in his infirmities. The reproaches, the needs, the persecutions and the distresses were for him but opportunities through which he saw the power of the Lord. The "thorn in the flesh", did not come all alone. IT WAS GIVEN TO HIM, so that he not be haughty. Certainly, that thorn was painful and he wanted to get rid of it, yet it prevented him from haughtiness. Paul might have wondered going third time to the Lord, why the previous two times his prayer was not answered. We may also not understand why some of our prayers were answered immediately, while others NOT, even though we devoted much heart and time to them. However, we are not asked to understand BUT RATHER TO BELIEVE. To believe that since we love God, all things work together for good. As He says:

Isaiah 55:8-9
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts"

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (NKJV-KJV)

And Romans 1:17
"The just shall live BY FAITH"

What we need to live is FAITH. We need to trust Him and be surrendered to Him completely. It is not necessary our will to be done. What is necessary is HIS WILL to be done, for it is much higher than ours.

1. "All things work together for good to those who love God": Some examples

We will see now some examples regarding what we just read. To start we will go to Philippians 1:12-18. There we read:

Philippians 1:12-18
"But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chain, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice."

Paul was in the prison. "Naturally" speaking one would expect that his time there would be unproductive for the gospel. But see what he says: "the things which happened to me have actually turned out FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL" and "most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chain, are MUCH MORE bold to speak the word without fear". Not only Paul's chains were not a hindrance to the gospel but they also worked for ITS FURTHERANCE. They really became the power for a bolder proclamation of the Word of God by the other brethren. It may appear as negative for the gospel that Paul was in prison but it was not. In contrast, it had positive effects on it as it worked for its furtherance. The same effect had also his presence in the same place - i.e. in prison - but in Philippi this time. Really, in Acts 16:22-25 we read:

Acts 16:22-25
"Then the multitude rose up together against them [Paul and Silas]; and the magistrates tore off their clothes, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison, and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them."

Paul and Silas were not arguing with God about their situation, but THEY WERE PRAYING AND SINGING TO HIM. Because of their stand, all the prisoners heard the Word of God that night, spoken via these hymns and prayers. Would have they ever heard it, had no-one been there to speak it to them? I do not think so. But let's read further:

Acts 16:26-34
"Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. And they spoke the Word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes; and immediately he and all his family were baptized. And when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household."

Would have all these ever happened if Paul and Silas were not imprisoned? Would we ever see the prison keeper and his family in heaven, had not Paul and Silas been there? I don’t think so. We hear "prison" and we say "evil", yet His thoughts are not our thoughts but immeasurably higher than ours.

2. Conclusion

From the above, that in no way exhaust the subject, we can conclude that if we love God, whatever may happen in our lives, pleasant or unpleasant, work together for good. Many get disappointed and offended when "tribulation or persecution arises because of the word" (Matthew 13:21). However even the tribulations and the trials, WORK ALSO FOR GOOD, if we love God.

Romans 5:3
"And not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation PRODUCES patience"

II Corinthians 4:17
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, IS WORKING FOR US a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory"

James 1:2-4
"My brethren COUNT IT ALL JOY when you fall into various temptations, knowing that the testing of your faith PRODUCES patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing" (NKJV-KJV)

Hebrews 5:8
"though he [speaking of Christ] was a Son yet he learned obedience BY the things which he suffered"

The afflictions are "WORKING FOR US". They work patience. They work eternal glory. They work obedience. Nothing in the life of a man that loves God is random or vain. In contrast, "ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE THAT LOVE HIM".

Prayer of the day 

Daily at 11 am

Prayer of the Day (19-Wed-Jun)

 

Glory Be to the Father

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Daily Biblical Quote of the day 

Daily at 10 am

Quote of the Day (19-Jun-2024)

 

The assumption of no God cannot be proven by science.

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