Hebrews 8:5 5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." NIV
1 Kings 17:10-16 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?" 11 As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread." 12 "As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread-only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it-and die." 13 Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.'" 15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah. NIV
Mark 4:20 But the good soil represents those who hear and accept God's message and produce a huge harvest - thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted." NLT
Hebrews 11:6 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.
Genesis 15:1 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. NIV
Nehemiah 10:36-37 36 "As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there. 37 "Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work. NIV
The second message on finances: We were invited to take a step of faith by pledging donations towards a new building over the next 6 months. Faith is what is needed to please God - and we trust in Him.
Had a worship time where we appreciated the changes that God made to our lives. When Jesus said He is building the Church, He did not mean physical buildings. But as we are planning to build a new facility, pastor Dwayne shared what the Bible teaches about giving. Steve and Terese shared some miracles they have experienced. (Listen towards the end of the recording.)
On Wednesday nights, we are listening to teaching by Robert Morris on prayer; and follow it up with worship and prayer. We have had wonderful experiences with God during these times. Don't miss it!
For those who missed some nights, you can listen to the teachings on the Gateway Church's website. The sequence is not clear on that site. We are doing it in this order:
1 THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER
2 THE PERSON OF PRAYER
3 THE PETITION OF PRAYER
4 THE PROVISION OF PRAYER
5 THE PARDON OF PRAYER
6 THE Protection OF PRAYER
7 THE Power OF PRAYER
We have done the first four messages if you need to catch up.
More experience about worshiping God! We listened to clips from worship all over the world.
The Alpha course is planned for Keremeos! It is an introduction to Christianity for people with all kinds of question. Please invite people that you know would like to know more. Pastor Dwayne explained it in the first 5 minute on this recording.
More info at www.AlphaCanada.org and also see What do people on the streets ask? and Run Alpha and then do some Alpha invitations!
The worship clips we watched, came from this youtube playlist.
2 Chronicles 20:12 12 O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you." NIV
2 Chronicles 20:14-15 14 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly. 15 He said: "Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's. NIV
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: "Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever." 22 As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. NIV
Matthew 18:18-20 18 "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 "Again, 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." NIV
Numbers 9:14 14 "'An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must do so in accordance with its rules and regulations. You must have the same regulations for the alien and the native-born.'" NIV
Numbers 15:15-16 15 The community is to have the same rules for you and for the alien living among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. You and the alien shall be the same before the LORD: 16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the alien living among you.'" NIV
Psalms 135:15-18 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; 17 they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. NIV
Jeremiah 2:5 5 This is what the LORD says: "What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves. NIV
Isaiah 53:4-5 4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. NIV
Colossians 1:12-14 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. NIV
Colossians 1:21-22 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation-- NIV
Mark 7:13 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that." NIV
1 Timothy 4:1 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. NIV
Psalms 33:1-22 1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. 4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
Do you sing a new song to God? Can you sit on God's lap like a child on their loving Father's lap? Pastor Dwayne's last two messages on worship are below. It is a bit delayed, but I hope it will change your relationship and experience with God.