Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to all

I sense a special time is coming on the church of Jesus Christ, to those who will trust Him with every area of living. As yor celabrate this Christmas time put praise in to the One that it is all about. No matter how it's working out for you, we still are very blessed because of Jesus coming into our world, living a sinless life, going to the cross of Calvary for you and me, paying our pentatly for our sins, and then giving us His Spirit to live in us... Yes we are very blessed and can choose to walk in the blessing this new year of 2009.

I also want to say that God has blessed me with a wonderful family, and we were all together a couple nights ago to celebrate Christmas. The pictures are on Kathis and my new camera that our kids got us... so I thought I would share some shots... we so love our family... and special times like this make life so good...







Merry Christmas everybody... have a safe rest of year and expect new wonderful things for 2009... Kathi and I ask His blessings on you, in Jesus Name.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Body to Work Through!

Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Luke 2:10-12
I love this season of the year with all it’s color, excitement, and goodwill... but like you I know the real reason for the season... it’s all about Jesus. One of the most important lessons I have learned over the years about Christmas is this... “Jesus gave God a body to work through”. And then also the virgin Mary gave God a body to work through, a womb to birth through…Talk about giving the best gift, that must certainly qualify. And what about you and me? Have you given God a body, a life, if you will, to work through?
I am reminded of a man named Charles, ordinary in every way… had a wife and two children, a little boy and girl. His wife was pregnant with her third child and the baby’s birth was hard on both the mom and baby. The little baby boy died in childbirth, but the doctors resuscitated him, but one of his lungs was collapsed, so the doctor said, “You better call your priest…he won’t last long. Well Charles must of believed that God had a different idea… So he excused himself from his darling wives side… saying I’ll be back in a little bit… Charles found his way to the hospitals chapel room… knelt down and cried out to God… He said,” God please allow my son to live, and I will give him to you to preach the Gospel”. By praying for his son Charles gave God a body to work through. The story continues because the boy lives and some years later I did become that preacher, and I thank God every day for my daddy, Charles J Barancik, that gave God a body to work through. Merry Christmas, Karl A Barancik, Chuck’s son.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Got Miracle Friends!

I wanted to give a good report to all those that helped us in the Christmas Miracle this last week. As most of you know, we were asking you to be a part of our Christmas Miracle by helping us reaching families, elderly, and those incarcerated in our local communities in the Faith City area. PRAISE GOD, OUR GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED!
We will help 26 families in our community with one week of groceries and/or a full Christmas Dinner; send a special gift to those in our local Assisted Living Facilities. We currently hold services monthly at 7 different facilities, and want them to know their special to us; help those who are incarcerated in Genesee County and Oakland County jails, as well as Ionia State Prison. We are committed to help prisoners receive a special gift this Christmas. They will be getting a bag of toiletry supplies and sweets; and already working on the gas furnaces, praises God for heat...
The total we needed was $4,500 and we had $4,600 come in, praise God again... So we will cover all of these worthy projects, and be a blessing to many throughout our community and also here at Faith City.
Thank you... thank you... thank you... everybody... you made it happen. Take a minute and give God praise for how He is working through so many to bless so many more.
Merry Christmas, Pastor Karl

Friday, December 5, 2008

Experience the GIFT

I am so amazed at every turn of my life at how God is so good to me... I am blessed by God's love for mankind... and how faithful He is to us... To realize that God doesn't reward us according to what we deserve, but according to what He has done for us through Jesus Christ just makes me love Him more... During this Christmas season I think so many get caught up in the stress and mess, instead of giving thanks for the Gift of Jesus. Could I encourage you this Christmas to receive this most important Gift... Listen when I received and opened this wonderful Gift this is what happened and is still happening: I am found, I am free, I am changed, I am at peace, I have joy of heart, I am healed, I am delivered from destructive addictions, I have forgiveness and can give it, I am alive and living in it, I have prospered and am still, I experienced friendship with Christ and have good friends, I was taken up in His love and can love others, fullness has come into my life and I am full, purpose has taken hold of me and I found my purpose, I learned from my heavenly Father how to be a earthly father, I have taken a heavenly lover of my soul named Jesus and am learning how to be a true love to my wife, Kathi :-) .... YES, I am Blessed because I simply received the simple Gift of Jesus in my life... could you too receive God's gift this special season? Merry Christmas... Peace Karl

Monday, December 1, 2008

WHO PUSHED THE SNOW BUTTON?

I guess I didn't expect the downpour of snow that graced our area of the country Sunday and today... either did the biker in the picture... I mean it is definitely is cool looking, and I am getting used to it after experiencing over 50 years of the stuff... but wow where do all the bad drivers come from and who told them to all come out on the same day... and just drive stupid... I did not... oh well. I got up at 5am this morning and took my trash to the street... decided to shovel my driveway... and it actually felt good working out throwing the snow around. The cold seemed mild to me even though the temp was about 30degrees... it was a good workout before my morning coffee, which I always enjoy... now eggs and office for the day... Peace, Karl