Pastor Dwayne continues the series on believing. Today we look at believing in the Holy Spirit and also look at how Christians handle the differences that we are bound to have.
Thursday was the day of Pentecost and pastor Dwayne took us from Acts 2 through many revivals since.
It was drive-in and outdoors church - so enjoyable with perfect weather and to see each other.
Read Acts 2:1-41 also at BibleHub.com/nlt/acts/2.htm
What a wonderful day! The weather was good. The atmosphere among the people was fantastic. The message by pastor Dwayne Trelenberg was challenging. Listen to check up your own beliefs.
1:57 Terese opens with an encouragement
4:57 Pastor Dwayne Trelenberg - welcome
7:30 Open prayer.
8:30 Scripture: Mark 9
14:00 Clothes pins?
14:33 Easter & Ascension
18:33 Technical break-down - sorry.
31:57 Conclusion - truth, love, prayer
39:34 Terese to the rescue & summary
Mark 9:1-29 Good News Translation1And he went on to say, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”
The Transfiguration (Matthew 17.1-13; Luke 9.28-36)
2 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain, where they were alone. As they looked on, a change came over Jesus, 3and his clothes became shining white—whiter than anyone in the world could wash them. 4Then the three disciples saw Elijah and Moses talking with Jesus. 5Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “Teacher, how good it is that we are here! We will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He and the others were so frightened that he did not know what to say.
7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow, and a voice came from the cloud, “This is my own dear Son—listen to him!” 8They took a quick look around but did not see anyone else; only Jesus was with them.
9As they came down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has risen from death.”
10They obeyed his order, but among themselves they started discussing the matter, “What does this ‘rising from death’ mean?” 11 And they asked Jesus, “Why do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah has to come first?”
12 His answer was, “Elijah is indeed coming first in order to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that the Son of Man will suffer much and be rejected? 13I tell you, however, that Elijah has already come and that people treated him just as they pleased, as the Scriptures say about him.”
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit (Matthew 17.14-21; Luke 9.37-43)
14When they joined the rest of the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and some teachers of the Law arguing with them. 15When the people saw Jesus, they were greatly surprised, and ran to him and greeted him. 16Jesus asked his disciples, “What are you arguing with them about?”
17A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, because he has an evil spirit in him and cannot talk. 18Whenever the spirit attacks him, it throws him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth, grits his teeth, and becomes stiff all over. I asked your disciples to drive the spirit out, but they could not.”
19Jesus said to them, “How unbelieving you people are! How long must I stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to me!” 20They brought him to Jesus.
As soon as the spirit saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a fit, so that he fell on the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 21“How long has he been like this?” Jesus asked the father.
“Ever since he was a child,” he replied. 22“Many times the evil spirit has tried to kill him by throwing him in the fire and into water. Have pity on us and help us, if you possibly can!”
23“Yes,” said Jesus, “if you yourself can! Everything is possible for the person who has faith.”
24The father at once cried out, “I do have faith, but not enough. Help me have more!”
25Jesus noticed that the crowd was closing in on them, so he gave a command to the evil spirit. “Deaf and dumb spirit,” he said, “I order you to come out of the boy and never go into him again!”
26The spirit screamed, threw the boy into a bad fit, and came out. The boy looked like a corpse, and everyone said, “He is dead!” 27But Jesus took the boy by the hand and helped him rise, and he stood up.
28After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn't we drive the spirit out?”
29“Only prayer can drive this kind out,” answered Jesus; “nothing else can.”
We have 4 total different testimonies but all touching mothers, children and all women.
What can you learn today?
Listen to Jadiel, Shalene, Lael and Marina.
The worship was lead by Andrea and Georgina.
Rev. Shannon Stange is a very gifted speaker from Canada's Christian Ministers Association and a dear friend of Keremeos. On his last visit he brought these two messages:
Terese, Lael and Steve lead the worship. Terese even sang "By the rivers of Babylon" to set the scene for Rev. Shannon Stange's message! (Find more info about him at https://ShannonStange.com/ and https://ReleaseMinistries.ca/shannonstange/ )