Pastor David shows us through 1 Kings 17: 1-5, what can be achieved when we put our trust in the Word of God. We are also encouraged to take what the word says about us and release our faith! There was no mention of Elijah previous to 1 Kings 17 but due to his faith in God he became one of the greatest prophets. Elijah knew how to take God's word and make it his word, so much so that he declared it with full confidence that it would come to pass. Brethren, find the word that fits your situation, release your faith and see God's word manifest in your life.
Minister Yinka encourages us, as dearly loved children of God, to stay away from the things that worldly people do. We are not of this world but sojourners and as such we should live a life pleasing to God, holding ourselves back from freshly cravings. The greatest one lives within us and is there to help us in our struggles and to live a spiritual life.
Pastor David shows us that we are not ignorant of the will of God and that we do not have to ask "if God wills" because His will is made explicit in His word.
Pastor David urges those who do not know Jesus to know him whilst encouraging those who have made Jesus their Lord, to guard their salvation jealously.
Minister Emelia encourages us to cast all out cares unto Jesus.
Carrying on from last week, Pastor David reminds us that creation is waiting for the Sons of God to manifest, with outstretched necks. As Sons of God we are meant to dominate over all that God has created, as described in Genesis. We need to come back from our vacation and be who we are meant to be so that we do not lose our savour and become "morons" (insipid, tasteless and foolish) as described in Matt 5:13. God forbid we should lose our savour. Brethren let us come back, add flavour to people's life and act as our position dictates!
Pastor David shows us how to shake of rejection and not be affected by it.
Minister Danielle reminds us that God is timeless and therefore is not governed by time. As such we do not have to wait for what God has already done. Our time is now!
Pastor David encourages us to rise up and be the sons of God that we are. All that God has created are stretching their necks in expectation for us to act, to heal the sick, raise the dead and stop the devil in his tracks! We are in the world but not of it so let us manifest what already exists within us, which is the glory of God.
Pastor David reminds us that those who do the work of God should be provided for by those who benefit from that work and they should not feel guilty about it. The Work of God is the most important work there is. We should bless our leaders and others who are working the Harvest to encourage them and enable them to do more.
Minister Yinka encourages us to display the characteristics of the one we are looking up to, Jesus. We are called to be a blessing and as such should display characteristics of compassion, tenderheartedness and humility. It should not be spoken of us as paying people back for what they have done but instead we should be those who love those who are a challenge to love.
Pastor David takes us through Romans 1:12-17. We learn that believers should be a comfort to one another, that we should minister to those who are around us, such as our families and neighbours and most importantly we should not be ashamed of the gospel. The gospel is more than good news, it is news that is almost too good to be true. It is the news of being reconciled to God, of being given righteousness freely. It is a life of faith. When we present the gospel to others as the good news that it really is, therein lies the power that brings them to salvation!