September 2017

Thursday, September 28

The Flesh is Weak!


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Jesus told His disciples, Peter, James and John to "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41 NKJV.

Like the disciples, pretty much all of us lack precision when it comes to watching and praying. We really, truly want to stay in prayer, but our flesh drags us down.

Not to worry.

A great way to resolve this is to discipline ourselves, with the Lord as leader and guide.

Out of the twenty-four hour day/night, set a block of time to call on Jesus and stick to it. Do not do this as a chore or make it a ritual. Do it because you really want to have fellowship with the Lord.

Day by day, don't waver with calling on the Lord. Push through even when you don't feel like it. The flesh desires are super strong and will weigh you down, but the Lord knows your heart and He will help you to stay strong in your faith in Him.

In time, you will notice the fruits of fellowship with Jesus - temptation will be easier to push away, you will begin to experience joy, you will notice a peace that surpasses even your own understanding and the list goes on.

Push the flesh aside, and begin to watch and pray today, right now, then begin to enjoy the blessings He has bestowed upon you.

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

Monday, September 25

The Cobbler House Bible Study on Thursdays


Hey everyone! I hope everyone is well. Just a reminder that Thursday evening Bible study at 7pm is still happening and will be ongoing until we just can't go no more.

We also have a Saturday morning Bible study - Get Grounded Again! It begins at 7am.

Join us at either one or both and bring a friend. Also bring your Bible, but if you don't have one we have one for you. 

Both studies are at the same location...

God bless you and stay strong!

-Ruben

LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
CALL OR TEXT: 909-499-9116 (if no answer, leave a voice message)
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available


Saturday, September 23

Call to Action: Pray For Mexico!


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Hey everyone! Let's join together throughout the day, everyday, to pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who reside in the areas of Mexico that were hit by the earthquakes.

I'm not sure of the accuracy, but The Guardian states 230 confirmed dead and a lot of devastation.

Let's pray for strength and guidance in their own needs and also on the needs of everyone affected. Let's pray that all will call on the name of Jesus!

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men" -1 Timothy 2:1 NKJV
Thank you Jesus that we can call upon you at any time. Please help our brethren affected by this disaster in Mexico. Show them that You are there, despite what it seems. You are in control Father, help us all to abide in You. In Jesus' name!

Stay Strong!

-Ruben
 The Cobbler-House: Refresh Your Soul & Heal

Shout for Joy all the Earth!


View at 6:30am from Saturday Get Grounded Again!

"He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Breakforth and sing for joy and sing praises. Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody..." -Psalm 98:3-5 NASB

NO JOKE! If you want to be set free from all the foolishness this world places on us - anxiety, depression, all the nonsense that's going on - then you really need to give your heart, soul and mind to Jesus today.

Jesus has made it so super simple to call on Him. There is no excuse for you not to also be able to enjoy His salvation, joy and peace today.

Drop a note below or text at 909 499 9116, if you have any questions regarding Jesus. 

God bless you! 

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul & Heal

Friday, September 22

Get Grounded Again: The Importance of Worship & Prayer


Hey everyone! I hope everyone is well. Our next Get Grounded Again will be tomorrow morning (9/23/17). The topic will be the importance of worship and prayer in a believer's life.

Join us if you can.

God bless you and stay strong!

-Ruben

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7am
LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
CALL OR TEXT: 909-499-9116 (if no answer, leave a voice message)
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available



Sunday, September 17

Serving at Skate Church


Had a great time serving Jesus with my friend Scott at Skate Church last evening.

Shared a message with the scooter/skaters about choosing friends from a biblical perspective.

Believers, please pray for Scott and the skate ministry that the Lord would touch many kids through it and build up a new generation of skaters for Christ!

FYI, if y'all have kids that skate (scooters or skate boards, no judging here, Lol) and live in Redlands or the surrounding area, bring them by. 

Skate Church has a vast area to skate on with plenty of ramps. And, they will also enjoy a time of fellowship with a good news message about Jesus.

Skate Church meets on:

Saturday Evenings: 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Evenings: 6pm-8pm
If any questions, contact the Packinghouse.

Stay Strong in Christ!

-Ruben

Friday, September 15

Get Grounded Again: The Importance of Going to Church


Hey everyone! I hope everyone is well! Tomorrow we will be looking at scripture regarding the importance of going to church.

Join us if you can.

God bless you and stay strong!

-Ruben

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7am
LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
CONTACT US: 909-499-9116 or 909-887-6400 (if no answer, leave a voice message)
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available



Sunday, September 10

Relax and Trust Jesus


Many of us who are always moving and doing can at times miss out on something the Lord may want to show us.

This can even happen when serving within a ministry. Every day life events can cause this as well.

So what should we do so that we do not miss out on blessings from the Lord?

The Bible says to...

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” -Psalms 46:10 (NLT)
Indeed, sometimes we absolutely need to slow down and meditate on His Holy name and His promises to us from the Bible.

This can be done by simply stopping what you are doing, sitting down, closing your eyes and calling on Jesus to help you relax and adjust your mindset onto the correct path - His path.

Believe me when I say that Jesus will indeed take care of everything. As a matter of fact, the more we place our focus on Him the smoother our daily life of moving and doing will go.

You have probably read the following verse already...

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." -Matthew 6:33 (NLT)
If you have not. Know that this is something Jesus said. Take His promise to heart and run with it, that is, apply it into your daily life.

By seeking the Lord first and foremost beyond everything else, not only will He will provide all that you need, but He will make your day run a lot smoother.

I have experienced two ways of living life (as a Christian) 1) seeking Jesus first and 2) seeking my way first. The former always, without blemish, wins out.

Take the time to daily seek out Jesus by reading His message (the Bible) and calling out (praying) to Him. You will definitely notice a major difference in your daily life of moving and doing.

May our Lord richly bless you and keep you strong!

-Ruben

Saturday, September 2

Get Grounded Again! Introduction


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Get Grounded Again! was great this morning. My friend Jorge provided an introduction to the study and a brief overview of the booklet we will be using for the next seven weeks.

The intro touched on the big question asked by many who have been born again... Saved! Now What? (So I'm saved from eternal punishment (Romans 5:9-10) and now I'm heaven bound. What do I do next?)

The answer to the big question is the following:

- Begin to pray or call on Jesus. Get into fellowship with Him and begin building up that super special relationship you now have with our heavenly Father.

- Begin to read your Bible. Jesus speaks to the believer by way of His Word. And, you won't be disappointed as you will notice that the answers of life are all in the Word of God.

- Find a Bible teaching church where you will be encouraged by the Word of God being taught and other believers. Iron sharpens Iron -Proverbs 27:17

- No longer live for yourself, live for our Heavenly Father. "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." -Romans 12:2 (NLT)

- Begin to share Jesus with others. Let others know not only through your actions, but also through words the good news of Jesus Christ. Share your testimony and what He's done in your heart.

- Don't slack. Don't allow the trials of life to distract you from serving the Lord. Instead, allow Jesus to guide you through them and keep your full trust in Him and Him only.

Throughout this week we will be working on chapter one and will discuss the scriptures referenced at our next meeting.

God bless you and Stay Strong!

-Ruben