2 Timothy 2:20-21
20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.
21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
1 Corinthians 15:26|NIV
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
1 John 5:4|NIV
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
1 Corinthians 12:4-10|NIV
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
Why do we DO the things we believe? Pastor Dwyane helps us to get the big picture. Aspects touched include God's amazing love for us; God's covenants; healings and the lack of healing; the purpose of being church; faith and mistakes; revivals and personal revival.
If you say it is important what we believe, you should also ask "Is what I believe really true?"
Pastor Dwayne Trelenberg starts with 4 covenants God has made with His people.
Learn more about your role in these covenants.
Pastor Dwayne introduced the message with a historic overview of Christianity as a religion and the origin of Christmas. Some of the questions addressed are:
For 2023, what are the important aspects to focus on? When is Jesus coming again? A revival to correct a previous revival?
Starting the new 2023 year with purpose and celebrating communion. Ferdi encourages us to grow, and to experience changes and personal revival. Pastor Dwayne elaborated on being family and our fragile relationships. We are praying for God to move in this the year.
37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.'
19 I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Isaiah 4:4-6 4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire. 5 Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory will be a canopy. 6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.