The Branch of Life Church is a Spirit-Filled, Contemporary, Non-Denominational Ministry with a family-like atmosphere. Our mission is to make disciple-makers who make disciple-makers. Everyone is invited to become part of our work for the Lord. If you would like to become part of our ministry as a Covenant Partner, contact the church office for a free information packet.
Our Senior Pastor Tony Cubello was recently honored to be interviewed by Pastor Resources Magazine and share his story about the death of his son Tony and the impact that it had on his ministry and the church. Click the following link and hear how God turned tragedy and sorrow into blessing by the power of the church.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
We gather each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. to dig deep into God's Word to find purpose and meaning for our lives. We have a very laid-back Bible Study that is comfortable for everyone no matter where you are in your faith. Be with us for another exciting Bible Study Series! We are currently sharing "The Prophecies of Daniel."
“RECOVERY GOD’S WAY” BACK IN STOCK
We are happy to have additional copies of Pastor Tony’s book, “RECOVERY God’s WAY: Unlocking the Spiritual Side to The Recovery Process.” They are available for an offering of $6.00 or more to the work of our ministry. Share the gift of God’s love and healing with someone struggling with addiction, letting them know that God loves them and cares about what they are going through. While supplies last! Call the church office to get your copy!
SAVE YOUR LASER / INKJET CARTRIDGES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES!
Please continue to save your used inkjet/laser cartridges for us. For more information, click here, or call the church office. Thank you for your support!
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE
We have a free monthly devotional available just for the asking. Stop by or contact the church office to receive your copy to encourage your spirit and build your faith.
NIGHT OF WORSHIP
On Friday, July 27th at 7:00 PM., we will be having our very first "Night of Worship." Please join us for a night of amazing music and prayer as we come into the presence of God our Father and worship Him in truth and righteousness. Everyone is invited! For more information, please call the church office at 239-464-4803. Hope to see you there!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Great goals are never reached by following the lines of least persistence.
-William Arthur Ward
LIBRARY NOW OPEN
Our church library is now open and is filled with a lifetime of spiritual reading. Please come and visit us and check out a book or grab a cup of coffee, relax and grow spiritually. Library is open every morning, Sundays during worship and on Wednesday’s during Bible Study.
FORGIVING AND FORGETTING
One of America’s most renowned preachers, Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), once made a statement that challenges us all. He said, “Saying I can forgive but I cannot forget, is another way of saying, ‘I will not forgive.’ Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled check note-torn in two and burned up, so that it can never be shown again to anyone.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK:
Faith is not a feeling! Faith is what we know to be true through God’s Word. And “great faith,” as defined by Jesus Himself in Luke chapter 7, is just taking Him at His Word.
Ephesians 2:8 reminds us that our salvation comes through faith and not feelings. Our feelings are unreliable, inconsistent and are generated from the hearts of man. (Jeremiah 17:9). We cannot base our relationship with God on wavering, Wi-Fi kind of feelings, which so often lead to bad connections.
The disciple Thomas was one who based his faith on his feelings-upon what his senses told him and not on what God has to say. And there are many “Thomas Christians” in the world today. People whose faith is more about their religious experience than about God. People who go to church looking for an “experience” that makes them feel good instead of going to worship the Father. Church is not about a feeling or about you-it’s all about Him! It has always been about Him. Your faith is based on what you know and not what you feel. How you feel in church is irrelevant. You go to church because God says so. Real faith is based solely on the Word of God. Real faith says, “if God says it’s true, then it is.” Believing God is believing His Word.
God’s Word is stronger than any feeling you could ever have. God’s Word is:
- Truer than anything you feel
- Truer than anything you experience
- Truer than any circumstance you face
- Truer than anything in the world
Heaven and earth may pass away, but God’s Word remains forever. It’s the unchanging reality of our lives. God is everything His Word says He is.
If our faith is just based on feelings, then we have to rely on only “human faith.” And we can’t get spiritual results from human faith. Anyone can believe what they feel or see and hear. But when it comes to spiritual things, we don’t walk by sight, we walk by faith. And if it feels good, then it’s just a bonus.
“Forever, O Lord, your Word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89)
-Pastor Tony Cubello
MONTHLY SCRIPTURE READING
–Resurrection of the Dead
12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[c] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
-1 Corinthians 12:15-28