In Sunday’s sermon Pastor John encouraged us to endure through hardships and persecution in our walk with God and reminded us of God’s faithfulness to us in all seasons.
Enduring through hardships
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:3-7
Enduring through persecution
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us; 2 Tim 2:8-12
The Faithfulness of the Lord is enduring
If we are faithless, he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself. 2 Tim 2:13
Join us for 21 Days of focused prayer and fasting as we embark on our Imagine|2020 Vision of “Helping People Experience Jesus in a Life-Changing Way.” Daily prayer reminders will be sent to your inbox for each day you sign up to pray & fast.
We are seeking God in faith for our families, our community, and our church.
Over the next four Sundays, we will be laying out a three year vision called IMAGINE|2O2O “Helping People Experience Jesus in a Life-Changing Way,” culminating with the IMAGINE|2O2O shared lunch on January 21.
December 31 | Prayer & Fasting
January 7 | Helping People
January 14 | Experience Jesus
January 21 | Life-Changing Way & Shared Lunch
We encourage you to sign up for 1, 3, 7, or all 21 days of prayer and fasting. Usually fasting relates to food, but you may also want to fast other things that take time in your day and instead, turn that time to prayer. Because 21 days is a long time and requires great discipline and physical health to fast all food for that length of time, we encourage you to consult with your doctor before embarking on such a total fast. Some choose to fast one meal or two instead.
Please REGISTER today using the link below. On the registration page you can choose multiple days by clicking each day separately or by using the SHIFT key and your mouse to select a consecutive string of days. An email address is required to sign up.