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Sacred Selfie: Love Reveals Identity

Sacred Selfie: Love Reveals Identity

July 15, 2019

Luke 6:27-35
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Your Part Matters: Just Do your Part

Your Part Matters: Just Do your Part

July 15, 2019

Matthew 27:57  When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

Luke 4:27-29 

And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

John 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Lessons from the King part 1

Lessons from the King part 1

July 15, 2019

Listen to part 1 of the series on the book of Proverbs.

Sacred Selfie: Don’t Conform, Transform

Sacred Selfie: Don’t Conform, Transform

July 15, 2019

Romans 12:1-8 King James Version (KJV)

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Testimonies from Costa Rica

Testimonies from Costa Rica

July 15, 2019

Please join us as our Gospel Go team gives their testimonies from Costa Rica.

Your Part Matters: Use your Giftings

Your Part Matters: Use your Giftings

July 11, 2019
1 Corinthians 12:4–7
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

Romans 12:3-6 (KJV)
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, .....

Knowing our gifts and talents takes soul searching and prayer and goes beyond just a test or assessment. But there are tremendous resources available to help us understand more about who we are and how we are wired—from spiritual gifts tests:https://form.jotform.com/91848003857161
 
To the role our personalities play in giftings, seen through inventories like:
https://www.colorcode.com/free_personality_test/

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

https://my-personality-test.com/true-colours

https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test

Ultimately, our relationship with God will allow His Spirit to reveal our gifts and the desires that God will use for His glory.  

 
Your Part Matters

Your Part Matters

July 11, 2019

Bro. Cooper speaks to the Church about how each body part is important. Our text is 1 Corinthians 12:12-18

7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis

7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis

June 10, 2019

Revelation 3:1-6 KJV

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things
saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that
thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. [2] Be watchful, and strengthen the
things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before
God. [3] Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and
repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt
not know what hour I will come upon thee. [4] Thou hast a few names even in Sardis
which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are
worthy. [5] He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will
not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my
Father, and before his angels. [6] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches.

Face Fear

Face Fear

June 10, 2019

Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,

    but a good word makes him glad.

Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Isaiah 43:1 (KJV)

43 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

(If you have been baptized in Jesus’ Name..and Filled you are a Child of God!) 

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (KJV)

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Sacred Selfie

Sacred Selfie

June 10, 2019

1 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV)

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Ephesians 1:1-14 (KJV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.