The panel discussion lead by pastor Dwayne Trelenberg features many testimonies by his guests, George and Mike. It explains the practical side of living in freedom when you are of Christ's lineage.
As always on Sunday, the joy and love of the people was tangible. Glenda lead the worship team in an inspired time of worship. Pastor Dwayne continued the series on our spiritual heritage. You'll have to listen to find out what an inner tube did during his message.
Pastor Dwayne gave a crystal clear picture of Jesus giving us everything. It is amazing how much Jesus loves us! Reminders were given of the upcoming Alpha course and prophetic meetings.
We received an exciting challenge to live the way God wants, because we are in His lineage. The church doesn't exist to be a nice cozy place for believers, we need to reach out to those who have no idea of God's love. Yesterday we hosted a celebration of life for late Eric McCrea's family and friends. It was a good example of how we can serve others without forcing religion on them.
Our building is becoming a problem since it is getting too small.
Two video's we watched are "The beauty of Failure" by Samuel Louw and "Flawless" by MercyMe.
John 3:1-7 NIV 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him." 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. " 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
John 4:23-24 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." NIV
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. NIV
Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Acts 17:28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Colossians 3:3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.