Bishop Nicholson last Message Before Summer Leave 2017

Today, Monday, May 22 and tomorrow, May 23 are the last hours for Bishop William Nicholson in the Anchorage Moravian Church office.  Beginning Wednesday, May 24, 2017, he will be on summer leave until August to participate in the 2017 Bristol Bay Salmon commercial fishery which he has done for over 50 years as a captain.  Administrative Assistant John Bill at (907) 868-3177 will be coordinating the summer morning and evening worship services with special speakers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXw13G7AxaQ&t=152s   Share with others…

Is the Anchorage Moravian Church Spirit Filled?

Commentary by Bishop William Nicholson: If our Church is Spirit filled what does it look like? Is it about the Holy Spirit’s power and presence observable in that local church? Yes, I think God’s Spirit and Power is manifested in the Anchorage Moravian Church, but it is not the true Spirit of God unless the following is true too, which we all need to work on: Paul the Apostle makes it clear that discerning the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Church is an affirming of the lordship of the biblical Jesus (1 Cor 12:3). If Christ is uplifted I believe this is the Church where the Holy Spirit works and where Jesus shows His love in incredible ways to bring salvation, recommitments, transformation and discipleship. It’s a place where people love to hear the preaching of the Word of God. Last Sunday night two people found Jesus Christ as Savior. Praise God. When the Spirit fills a congregation, we should expect to see the miracle of spiritual life in that place. People will be genuinely saved and we should never take this for granted. Seeing salvation should be a big and glorious experience for any church. Also I think that … Continue reading

Spiritual Awakening With Three People Who Saw The Spiritual World

People Who Saw the Spiritual World Testify This is Bishop Nicholson.  God is moving in incredible ways, today.  Even through children God is making the reality of heaven and hell something that we must deal with, if one does not know Jesus Christ as Savior.  Capturing the reality of heaven and hell is what is happening at the Anchorage Moravian Church during it’s three evening – “What’s Your Story” Singspiration, April 21-23, 2017, 6 pm, nightly. As a minister of the gospel I’ve done many funerals.  All you have to do when you look at the faces of the people there, especially the unbelievers and you will know that they are asking the question and they do not know the answer, “Where are they now?  What actually happens after death?  Is there really a literal heaven?….a literal hell? As someone has said, “I don’t care how much education you have or how many degrees hang on your wall, a face-to-face confrontation with the awesome reality of death will make even the most earthly-minded person stop and think.  The problem is that peoople who don’t know or respect the authority of the Word of God have no basis for finding answers … Continue reading

The Cheerful Gift Giver

God is the lover of a cheerful gift giver (Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift]. 2 Corinthians 9:7 AMP)? God Himself is The Greatest  Cheerful Gift Giver. Be delighted in the LORD always and gift for HIS purpose. God can manage it. He gives life. He gives breath. He gives good gifts to all according to the desires of the heart (Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. Psalm 37:4 AMP). When in doubt about your gifting, ask The Father (The Manager), The Son (The Lover of Operations), and the Holy Spirit (The Worker); Father what do You think about this gift? Jesus do You love this gift? Holy Spirit what are You saying about this gift (C. Ricker, T. Cullen, 2016, Josiah’s Fire, pp 136)? The Father will manage the gift. Jesus loves to operate on the gift. The Holy Spirit is willing to work the gift. What a better way for someone to Manage, Operator and … Continue reading

LITTLE SIGN AND WONDER (A RESULT OF GOD’S SPIRIT POURING OUT)

Article by Bishop William Nicholson Newest drummer for AncMC. Bishop’s Nicholson two (2) year old granddaughter, Evvona. She was born sick with many issues, which we are wrestling with. My wife and I have shed many a tear for the health of this child. Her health now is an emerging testimony in itself. The story behind this video is that Evonna happened to be in the Church hallway visiting the Bishop. Suddenly she cried out to Harry, our Building Maintenance guy, as she pushed open the heavy hall way door and passed through. Out loud and firmly, she said, “Harry, come here….”Kaaamonnn!”…nodding her head to come. After Harry went through the hallway door, Evonna, again called out….”Gramps (the bishop), come here”, so I went through the door into the hall way. Evonna, the recently turned 2 year old, then cried out, “Mom! Kaaamonnnn” (Come Here). We three stood there in the entry way, wondering what the little one wanted. Then, quickly Evonna, without any direction from us, with her little legs and feet moved over to the heavy main Church sanctuary doors with her little hands amazingly opened the one door entirely by herself (where she got the strength, I … Continue reading

A Recipe for Moravian Lovefeast Buns

LOVEFEAST BUNS needed! Interested in baking Moravian buns for next Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017) AncMc Easter Lovefeast service, 11:30 AM, contact Pastor Nicholson at 240-8102 or Barbara, his wife, at 240-3837.  ALSO, after the morning worship service a potluck refreshment time will be allowed.  If you would like to bring food, feel free! Here’s a recipe: Ingredients – 2 packages yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup hot, dry mashed potatoes, unseasoned 1/2 cup milk, scalded and cooled 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons orange rind 2 tablespoons lemon rind 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon mace 1-1/2 pounds flour Instructions – Makes about 30 buns. Mix together the yeast and water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cream together sugar and butter. Add and mix in well the potatoes, milk, and eggs. Add the dissolved yeast mixture. Mix spices into the yeast mixture. Add in enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead dough on well floured table. Form into ball and place in greased bowl. Cover with cloth and let rise in warm place until double in size (about 2 hours). Pinch … Continue reading