Pastor Dwayne Trelenberg has a very encouraging message. Take action. What has God given you to do?
Before worship, we first have a short testimony from Marina and Lael.
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The Greek term for “church” is ekklesia meaning 'called out'
41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.
47 Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
8 To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
12 To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
18 To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
The Church Triumphant - lyrics
Let the Church be the Church
Let the people rejoice
For we've settled the question
We've made our choice
Let the anthems ring out, songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant, is alive and well
You know, this ship's been through battles before
The storms and the tempests and all the rocks on the shore
Though the hull may be battered
Inside it's safe and dry
It's gonna carry its cargo to the Port in the sky
Many a foolish conqueror has made the mistake of thinking that because he had forced the church of Jesus Christ out of sight, he had stilled its voice and snuffed out its life, but God has always had a people.
The powerful current of a rushing river is not diminished because it's forced to flow underground.
No, the purest water is the stream that burst crystal clear into the sunlight after it has forced its way through solid rock.
There have been those who like Simon The Magician sought to barter on the open market that power which cannot be bought or sold, but God has always had a people.
Men who could not be bought and women who were beyond purchase. God has always had a people.
There have been times of affluence and prosperity when the church's message has been nearly deluded into oblivion by those who sought to make it socially attractive, neatly organized, financially profitable, but God has always had a people.
Yes, it's been gold platted, draped in purple and encrusted with jewels.
It has been misrepresented, ridiculed, lauded and scorned but God has always had a people.
And these followers of Jesus Christ have been, according to the whim of the times, elevated sacred leaders and modern heretics.
Yet through it all, their march is on that powerful army of the meek.
God's chosen people who cannot be bought, blabbered, murdered or stilled.
On through the ages, they march, the church!
God's Church triumphant! Alive and well. God's Church.
Listen, child of God, it's alive.
Discouraged pastor, it's his Church and it's still alive.
Lonely missionary, sow that seed with confidence. The Church is still alive.
Old saint, you're not alone or forgotten. The Church is still alive.
It's alive, my broken-hearted friend, it's still alive.
Busy mothers, just keep trusting in Jesus, the Church is alive.
To my dear young student, you're not alone in how you serve God. The Church is very much still alive.
Faithful fathers, rest in the Lord. God's Church is still alive.
Cynical skeptic, you have not killed God with your noisy unbelief. He's still alive.
So, family of God lift your hands and praise the Lord. God's Church, the Church triumphant is alive and well.