Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
A Year of Miracles – Ahead
2016 Will be a Year of Miracles
Pastor Allan was encouraging
the congregation to boldly step into God’s plan for 2016 and to move
forward.I took notes and present his
digested sermon here:
God’s plan may not be what
you are anticipating, but he is preparing to do greater things than you can
imagine.Sharpen your Expectations and
be encouraged to go deeper in your Relationship with Jesus and with others.
You have witnessed what God
has done in the past, and it is time to expect more.Take the walls down.
First of all, decide who you
are going to serve.Joshua challenged
the Children of Israel
to choose between blessings and cursing's, between life and death.He
declared, “As for me and my house we will serve the
It is time to make this your
“Home church.”What you see is what you get.Are you going to serve the world and its
system or whole heartedly come out for God?Make your choice and then stick with it.God will restore those who leave the world and become “sold out,” to God.
Be committed to Christ, to your spouse, to
your church, teach your children to commit and support our church.
What is your week like?Don’t be like Esau who sold his birthright
for a bowl of porridge.No matter what
happens in your week; be here on Sunday.
In our city there are over
100 churches, each with something special going on.Go ahead and attend if it is a time we are
not having service, but come here on Sunday.
You are called to be a part
of this church.Be committed to where
God wants you.
Be willing to operate in the
gifts of the Spirit, and to be effective for the Kingdom of God.
Understand that you are part
of the body of Christ and He wants to use you.Choices you make will determine who you are in Christ.We are servants of the Lord.
It is time to decide to pay
your tithes.Don’t misunderstand and
think I am begging for money.We are
doing okay, but you are missing out if you are not financially supporting this
Be planted and committed
here.Set down roots so you can grow
Do not forget how important prayer is to God.He reminded Jeremiah to pray where he was
29:7 “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf.”
We can pray God’s blessing
over the situation you find yourself in.If you are in a shelter, pray that God will bless and prosper the
workers.If you live in an apartment
complex or a mobile home park, pray over your
neighbors that God will bless them. In doing so you will find that you will in
turn be blessed. If you have a job, pray over your work place, and your co-workers.
Pray for jobs,
factories, businesses, and the leaders of our city and county to make wise
decisions. Do not be swayed back and forth by the wind as it blows here and there, but
take root and be planted and committed.
We need God’s power, for if we operate in our own strength all will be lost and
Riches without God is not success; but riches with God will bless you and
others.Pray for our city, and our church to
prosper.When we pray for others to
prosper, there is a run off and we too will benefit.
Be willing to fill the need you see:Be
sold out for God and our church, be committed, be willing to volunteer, be
grounded and rooted in Christ.We are
not perfect, but we are striving for a closer relationship with Jesus.
May I encourage you to plan now to unite with the 23 cooperating churches on
January 9th at 9:00 am, for a Prayer Walk over our city streets?We will not come with a personal agenda, but
as servants to assist and work together as a team.