2016 Holiday Schedule


Fruits for the Body

Fall is here; there are beautiful colors shining through the s-u-n by the S-o-n! The sun/Son allows us to grow naturally as well as spiritually.

The fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance…(Gal 5:22-23) shows our spiritual growth and eating the fruits of the land shows our natural growth. Both fruits are good for you.

Below are some fall fruits that will help you naturally grow in your journey towards wellness.

1. Grapes (red/purple) – help thriving blood vessels, helps with inflammation & stress.

2. Apples (red delicious/green) – good source of fiber, which can improve regularity and help with weight loss. Apples are also associated with the decrease of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and asthma.

3. Beets (red/yellow) – can be used in so many ways: soups, shredded in salads; it is high in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C.

4. Squash – can be substituted in various pastas; it is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals.

5. Pumpkins – rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus and pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein and vitamin A. Eat up and don’t overload on the pumpkin pie!

Wellness Isn’t a Destination. It’s a Journey. Have a blessed fall in Jesus 🙂


Consumer Protection: Tips for Buying a New Car

Buying a used car can be a stressful experience; however, there are some things you should do before purchasing a used vehicle to ensure you do not increase your stress later on.  First, check the history of the vehicle by employing the recommendations below:

  1. Check for safety recalls. Here’s where to check, on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. Just enter in the VIN. If not repaired, don’t buy;
  2. Check Carfax and Autocheck. While the information does not purport to be complete, these sites are an additional tool. If major damage /frame damage / deployed air bags/odometer discrepancy show up, don’t buy;
  3. Get the car thoroughly inspected by a qualified independent auto tech and body shop of your own choosing, before agreeing to anything;
  4. Take the car for a test drive before agreeing to anything; and
  5. Make sure you understand the documents you are signing.  What is the total cost of the car?  What are the monthly payments and what are the extra charges by the dealer?  Have you shopped around for the best price and terms?

You will regret it if you do not take these minimal steps!!!

Second, know what your rights are regarding purchasing a used vehicle.  Before a used car dealer may sell a car with 75,000 miles or more, the dealer must conduct a reasonably thorough inspection of the vehicle’s engine and “drivetrain”. The dealer must disclose to you in writing any defects which were discovered or should have been discovered during the inspection. The “drivetrain” of the vehicle includes the transmission, drive shaft, torque converter, differential, universal joint, constant velocity joint, and all other systems components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels.  If the dealer does not inspect and disclose defects of a vehicle with an odometer reading exceeding 75,000 miles it is safest not to buy. You may report the dealer’s failure to the Enforcement Division of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety. DMV has the power to fine the dealer up to $2,500 and to make the dealer provide warranties on all future car sales after three substantiated complaints.

The dealer also has a general common law duty to exercise reasonable care in inspecting vehicles offered for sale for the purpose of detecting defects that would make the vehicles dangerous. If you discover that you were sold an unsafe rebuilt wreck which the dealer did not disclose to you, contact an attorney.

The dealer would also violate the law if it represented to you that the car was of a particular quality if the dealer knows, or should have known, that it was of another quality. Also, a dealer cannot make a false representation in a car sale or lease transaction.  If you suffer any damages as a result of the dealer’s failure to inspect and/or disclose defects you may sue as a victim of consumer fraud to recover your damages. If your claim is less than $10,000, you may file a Small Claims action.  Otherwise, I would again recommend contacting an attorney.  The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada provides free classes in representing yourself in Small Claims court, or self-help packets upon request.

Last, to file a complaint, there are various entities you can call. Those entities are Better Business Bureau, Consumer Protection Division and DMV Compliance & Enforcement.

Word on the go!

Did you know you could take your Word on the go? MFM is now offering a more convenient way for you to listen to your favorite messages…..USB CARDS!

These USB cards are the size of a business card and easy to carry with a full series of messages on them.

Available for purchase in the MFM Bookstore or online at www.clintonhouse.org

The following message series’ are available on USB:

Nailed to the Cross – 7 messages

Hope – 10 messages

Power Of Prayer – 8 messages

Tithers vs. Stewards

To their error, some believe the two terms, tithers and stewards are synonymous.  I have heard people use these two terms interchangeably, and to someone who is not familiar with the two, it can be pretty confusing.   But in fact the two are quite different.  Good stewards are tithers, but tithers are not necessarily good stewards.  Let me explain.

The word “tithe” literally means a tenth.  It is one-tenth, or 10%, of what you earn.  In biblical times, the economic system was more of a barter or trading system and the money was not always coins or money as we know it today.  Sometimes produce such as grain and wheat or even livestock, like goats and lambs, were used as a medium of exchange, but in our economic system and market place we use currency.  Please, don’t try to pay your debts with a goat; it might not go well.  But anyways, the tithe is a biblical concept that has its origin before the law was every given by God to Moses (Gen. 14:20, Gen. 25:22 vs. Ex. 20-31).  Indeed, Christ died to redeem us from our sins which is made evident to us by the law (Rom. 4:15, Rom. 7:8-11), but since tithing is not a law, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ does not nullify or sidestep the principle of tithing.  In fact, if anything, it re-enforces the notion because Christ is the first fruit (tithes) that was sacrificed to purify the church (Rom. 11:16, 1 Cor. 15:23).  So as New Testament believes we are to give our tithes to the church as directed (Mal. 3:10, Matt. 23:23).  Our tithe is not ours!  It is God’s (Mal. 3:8) and we are to return to Him what is rightfully His (Mal. 3:10-12)!

Now, a steward is an official appointed to supervise arrangements or keep order.  In other words, a steward is an overseer or a manager of someone else’s affairs.  God loves stewards because a steward they own nothing and all they have belong to their master.  Did you know Adam was the first steward mentioned in the bible?  If you don’t believe me, just look at his job description (Genesis 2:5 & 2:15).  And we being descendants of Adam have the same charge as stewards (Matt. 25:21).

So is it better to be a tither or a steward?  Consider the following.  A tither is blessed because they do not rob God; they give God His 10%. But, what about the other 90%?  What happens to it?  Is it wasted?  One can be a tither and still live paycheck to paycheck! But a good steward watches over all their entrusted money with great care and spends it wisely.  In essence, a good steward gives it all to God; they give God 100% of it!  No, a good steward does not give 100% of their money to the church, although a good steward does give tithes and offerings.  The 90% that remains in the good steward’s possession is not wasted, but it is used to please God and to live a life that is pleasing to God.  What does this look like practically?  A good steward saves (Prov. 21:20), stays away from debt (Prov. 22:7), and gives to the poor (Prov. 19:17).  Good stewards also take care of their responsibilities (1 Tim. 5:8); prepare for the future (Prov. 13:22, 1 Cor. 16:2); spend wisely (Luke 14:28-30); and understand investing (Ecc. 11).  I don’t know about you, but I aim to be a good steward; not just a tither.

Lift Up Your Eyes

Genesis 22:13-14

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

The story of Abraham being challenged to offer up his son to God is one of the great examples of faith in the Bible. God instructed him to take his only son, the one that he greatly loved, and offer him up for a sacrifice. We jump in the story where God’s answer shows up. As he was getting ready to offer his son, the angel of the Lord showed up and calls his name. Abraham lifted up his eyes and found his solution.

Abraham names that place Jehovah Jireh. That name means The Lord Will Provide. Those words stood out to me, Abraham lifted up his eyes. I thought about how many times I have faced real need. It was looking me in the eyes. Exercising faith will require you to overlook your problems and look up to God.

When we focus on the problems, sometimes solutions can seem impossible to find. The answer today is in God. If you will lift your eyes to Him, you will find that Jehovah Jireh, your provider will show up. You will not go without. There isn’t anything too hard for God. Everything you need is in Him.

Lift up your eyes!

Pastor Clinton House

Thy Will Be Done

We are privileged to serve a God who has a perfect will already designed for us…His will.  Hillary Scott and The Scott Family sing a song, “Thy Will” that says, “sometimes I gotta stop, remember that You’re God and I am not.”  What an awesome revelation and reality! God has already done the work for us. Through heartache, pain, disappointment, and life’s challenges we must remember that we serve a God who is the Master Planner. Sometimes it is hard to see the promise in the midst of the process; however, remember GOD IS SOVEREIGN! He Reigns!!! He wrote from the end to the beginning and it ALL works out for our good.  Rather than praying your will, pray His; for it is perfect and it is for you!  The more you pray, the more you’ll know…of HIS will. He has NEVER failed and He won’t start now.