What does the presence of the Lord do for us: 1. Gives us guidance through the Holy Spirit - the communicated knowledge is not enough, it is the revealed knowledge that holds substance 2. Gives us protection 3. Gives us power 4. Give us peace 5. Gives us victory - we do not fight for a place of victory but from a place of victory!
Jesus is no ordinary man, He is an extraordinary man. Jesus did not change His attitude towards the person who betrayed Him. The reason of Him being betrayed is not because he offended anyone but to set the captives free, to open the prison doors. In order for us to be strong men and women, we need to embrace the full gospel. The church needs to be ready for times when things do not go the way they expected. There will be seasons in our live in which Jesus will allow us to carry our own crosses.
In the last days you will see self. Self is the enemy of God. Self is not sinful "Love your neighbor as you love yourself". However, don't love yourself above God or others. How does self manifest? What do I promote on my life? Self blinds someone to the reality of heaven. Self affects the relationship we have with God. If we do not deal with self it becomes a serious problem
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Devotion to God is an: 1. Intimate attachment to God 2. Absolute and voluntary dependence 3. Affectionate zeal to His Will as well as His interests. "Devotion to God affects our thoughts, our means and our focus" Why devote ourselves to God: 1. Because of HIs "alphaness & omeganess" 2. Because of His Lordship 3. Because if His great love towards us 4. Because our well being depends on it. What does this kind of devotion entail? 1. The pursuit of His Glory 2. The building up of His people
Sun, Mar 06, 2016
Observable changes: 1. Attitude towards God - Devotion (Love, Loyalty, Laudation) 2. Attitude towards each other (Unity in diversity, Sincere love, Sense of responsibility towards each other) 3. Attitude towards material possesions (Stewardship, Generosity) 4. Attitude towards the Great commission (Dedication)
Sun, Feb 21, 2016
The Vision Talk is an attempt to galvanize our attention and effort on the things God wants to do for us, in us, with us and through us as a COMMUNITY as well as INDIVIDUALS. The role of the church is to become like the water wheel - Providing living water and passing it on to society. The will of God for all of us is Be More, Do More at a community and individual levell. As we be, so we do. The deeper you are the further you can reach.
God creates an environment to grow for us. There is growth in the presence of God. The desire has to be in us to be in the presence of God. God is after commitment and a covenant (two way relationship). The amount of seeking will determine how God responds to us. God is concerned with your heart first, not what you can do for Him. What is it that is in your heart? What is the state of your heart? What do you have in you that God needs to uproot? The desire is for you to be free so that you can grow
There must be effort before growth. Our problem is that we confuse effort issues and miracle issues. We want to skip the effort and pray for the miracle. Growth fails when we fail to put effort. Growth Ingredients: 1. Environment 2. The word 3. Prayer 4. Submission 5. Lengthening your stride
Why can we not correlate time spent on something and the quality of life? We spend longer with things but we do not grow. We got the looks but do not have the experience. The church has lots of people who have the appearance of Christians but their lives are no where near christianity. The problem is that we do not understand growth. Growth is multidimensional - it consists of the following: 1. Fruitfulness 2. Multiplication 3. Dominion
When you seek the Lord, you find Him, when you find Him, you live, you move, you are because He lives. The knowledge of Yahweh is more than an accumulation of facts about God. It's rather a full acquaintance with the word of God, a knowledge translated into a system of living, and affecting one's daily conduct as well as transactions.