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He Will Carry You

There is no problem too big God cannot solve it.
There is no mountain too tall He cannot move it.
And there is no storm too dark God cannot calm it.
There is no sorrow too deep He cannot soothe it.JesusCarryingyou

And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders,
I know my brother that He will carry you.
And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders,
I know my sister that He will carry you.

Lynda Randle

 
Some years ago in an attempt to get healthier, I joined a local gym. I would routinely get up at 4:00 a.m. each morning to do my work out before commuting one hour each way to the bay area for work. This particular morning was no different from the previous mornings, when I arrived at the gym, I felt especially good so I decided to do what is called a “drop set.” A drop set is when you progressively lessen the weight you are lifting.  I placed six 45 pound plates on the bar which is a total of 270 pounds. I cleared the bench, locked my arms and was able to complete five reps with ease. I was feeling really confident and pumped up so I decide against my better judgment to add weight instead of lowering the weight. I added two 25 plates to the bar, do the math I have just increased the weight to 320 pounds. I sat on the edge of the bench staring into the mirror attempting to psych myself out; I laid down on the bench, lifted the weight and quickly realized that this was different! Although I cleared the weight off the rack, and was able to bring it down to my chest, I was not able to push the weight all the way up to
re-rack it. In other words, I wasn’t able to complete the rep. There I was, all by myself with no spotter to assist me and not enough strength to clear the bar. I only had one option available to me, and that was to lay the weight across my chest and roll it down my body; so that’s what I did and man DID IT HURT!

I learned some valuable lessons that day, never lift heavy weights alone, always have a spotter; don’t attempt to lift more than you physically able. This is a life’s lesson, how often do we try to handle our problems by ourselves,
lifting/carrying the load of sin and despair alone. However we don’t have to go it alone, God is always there to do the power lifting for us. And when you fall or stumble He will be there to catch and even carry you!

Pastor Jeff Carnie

9:30 Worship Pastor

First Baptist Church

8939 East Stockton, Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA. 95624

www.fbceg.org

www.jeffcarnieandspectrum.com

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Who is Going to Win in the End?

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An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. “It is like two dogs fighting inside of us,”the chief told them.

“There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong. Sometimes the good dog seems stronger and is winning the fight. But sometimes the bad dog is stronger and wrong is winning the fight.”

“Who is going to win in the end?” a young brave asks.

The chief answered “The one you feed.”

Don’t give into sin by feeding it! Be Blessed

Pastor Jeff Carnie

www.jeffcarnieandspectrum.com


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LET’S CELEBRATE!!

There is an energy that accompanies each New Year that creates the thrill of new beginnings. The gyms are full, new faces are spotted in the pews at church, Copy of imagesand commitments which are likely to be broken are made. Here is my challenge to each of you this New Year, “whatever you do, strive to do it to the fullest, be sold out for Jesus and fully committed! Be bold and strong in the Lord! Don’t look back, walk in faith and to your victory!

This is my soul’s desire as I lead the 9:30 service at FBCEG, I intend to put the pedal to the metal. I often say, “so much to do, and so little time to do it!” I plan to live this next year as if it’s my last.  With that being said, I vow to submit myself to be the vessel that God uses to unlock the doors to heaven with worship and praise!  Will you join me?

Will you allow God’s spirit to manifest itself in your life?  Will you share His message of truth, hope, love, and forgiveness?  Believe me when I say, it will be challenging to keep this “resolution” to give our absolute best, but I know in God we can do all things!  So let’s grow the kingdom, let’s grow the church, and let’s be vessels used to change lives! Together, let’s “celebrate” what God will do this coming New Year! I truly believe this is a commitment/resolution we can keep.

Pastor Jeff Carnie

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Jeff Carnie and Spectrum on the road!

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What an awesome experience Spectrum had fellowshipping with “Family Community Church” on Sunday, July 7th. From the moment our members began to arrive at the church, we were greeted with affection; some arrived as early as 6:45.  We were greeted at the door and taken to the sanctuary and introduced to the individual that would help us prepare for the morning services. Although everyone we met was extremely pleasant, one individual stood out, Randy Ward! His personality was so infectious that no one felt like a stranger in his presence. You sensed immediately that he had a “servant’s” heart and his sole purpose was to ensure that our entire group felt welcome. He exceeded himself, we felt as if we were with family and friends. His antics were hilarious; his love for serving others was evident, but even more apparent was his love for the Lord.

As Spectrum begin to prepare for leading the services by first having prayer, it’s accurate to say that there was a feeling among our group that we were going to have a spirit filled day, and that we had! When God is evident in the lives of His people in little things, (from greetings at the door to the sermon) God shows up! From the first word spoken, the first note sung, till the last spoken word, God dwelt amongst His people. I, Jeff Carnie speak on behalf of all the members of Spectrum when I say it was a privilege and honor to have worshiped with such gracious, humble, and blessed church family. I intentionally used the adjective “humble” in describing Family Community Church of Fresno, because it precisely describes the culture of this congregation. Everyone we encountered was warm and kind! It’s not surprising however, because when I was introduced to the Senior Pastor, my first impression was what a humble man. As Randy was giving me instructions on the flow of the services, the pastor waited patiently until he was formally introduced. It was clear he valued the/his team, and he viewed himself as an equal participant with a different calling. Ministry at its “best.”

God Has Our Backs!

On July 10th, Spectrum completed their first video shoot taken by Ryan Black Films. Several months before the scheduled filming, Ryan and I met and collaborated on the concept for the song, “Come Down.” A month before our scheduled filming, Ryan contacted me to say he had found the perfect shoot location. As the date neared I was excited for several reasons; this was my first video, and an agreement had already been secured with “West Coast Praize,” a subsidiary of WB (Warner Brothers), to air the “Come Down” video. From a marketing perspective, “if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.”

The day of the video shoot things were going smoothly until a security ranger informed us that the location we had selected was unauthorized. Ryan explained he had gotten authorization; the ranger expressed his apologies but said we were given inaccurate information. He then suggested another place for the filming, about five minutes away. All I can say is, “God is in the details”! The relocation was a much better site both safety wise, and visually. The original spot had an extremely steep decline which had to be navigated for the filming. We cringed at transporting our equipment down that slope.

Praise God for having our backs!

Spirit Festival

God bumps!     

On Sunday, August 31st Spectrum participated in an event, “Spirit Festival” held to serve the city of Stockton. The entire event was free to the public, food, music, health information, clothes, and more. I can’t help but believe this is exactly what Jesus meant when He commanded that we take the gospel everywhere. To look around and see homeless individuals, unbelievers, and believers alike praising our Lord and Savior together. A slice of heaven, when all God’s people can come together as one with no respect of persons.

The name of the event, “Spirit Festival” was fitting for the occasion. The spirit of God was evident as each group on the program led the festival goers in worship. By the time Spectrum took to the stage, the Holy Spirit was having its way in the crowd. With raised hands, dancing, laughing, and even crying, God’s people were showering Him with their uninhibited praise. What a joyous sight! As you are all aware from personal experience, it doesn’t take much to get our group going. With that being said, you can only imagine the worship we had that day. It was off the hook. We all left the stage with God bumps!


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“Come Down” the video performed by Jeff Carnie and Spectrum.

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Be Blessed!

Pastor Jeff Carnie

8:00 and 9:30 Worship Pastor

First Baptist Church

8939 East Stockton, Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA. 95624

www.fbceg.org

www.jeffcarnieandspectrum.com

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Trust by Jeff Carnie

swimA young lady was sunbathing on the beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, carrying a towel, came up to her and asked her, “Do you believe in God?”

She was surprised by the question but she replied, “Why, yes, I do.”

Then he asked her: “Do you go to church every Sunday?”

Again, her answer was “Yes!” He then asked: “Do you read your Bible and pray every day?” Again she said, “Yes!” By now her curiosity was very much aroused. The little lad sighed with relief and said, “Will you hold my money while I go swimming?”

Be Blessed!

Pastor Jeff Carnie

8:00 and 9:30 Worship Pastor

First Baptist Church

8939 East Stockton, Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA. 95624

www.fbceg.org

www.jeffcarnieandspectrum.com

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SEEING THE HEART by Jeff Carnie

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When everyone starts filing into work today what if you could just see the inward appearance? You would not see who is the nicest dressed or nicest looking. All you would see would be the same spirit of everyone BUT in that spirit you would see their heart. Their heart would either be filled with love and light or be filled with hatred and darkness. They would be filled with light and joy or you could see that their hearts are heavy. When you can only see the heart of a person you would see them in a much different light. You would not judge based on outward appearance any longer. Fortunately for us God only looks at our heart.

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7

Be BLESSED!!

Pastor Jeff Carnie

8:00 and 9:30 Worship Pastor

First Baptist Church

8939 East Stockton, Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA. 95624

www.fbceg.org

www.jeffcarnieandspectrum.com

Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/jeffcarnie

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JeffCarnieandSpectrum