“'Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel' (which means, God with us)." Matt 1:23
"When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever." (2 Sam 7:12-13)
"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Matthew 1:1
"So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.
Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible."
"Praying at all times in the Spirit with all prayer and supplication, to that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. And for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I would declare it boldly as I ought to speak."
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."
We get to be a part of creating, building, maintaining, and beautifying life. Even in the worst circumstances we have an opportunity to bring hope, to bring redemption in Christ to the world. We delight in entering into the darkness to lift people up out of shapeless , formless existence and create the environment for them to see and savor our God.
Apologies for the first few minutes that are missing. We have experienced some technical difficulties as we work through some growing pains.
Jesus was the only child to perfectly obey, yet instead of a good, long life in the land he took on all the curses of the law so that we could become God's children and receive his reward of blessing.
"Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."
A day of covenanting together as brothers and sisters in Christ, his body. Thanks for the special message from Pastor Leo Endel. Let's be a people serving one another without hypocrisy with our unique gifts from the Spirit, being transformed into life with Christ and dying to self with him in his death.
Wives model in a unique way what is expected of the entire church.
Be controlled by God's Spirit dwelling in you: singing and speaking truth to one another, giving thanks to God in everything, and exhibiting a spirit of surrender.
O church, arise, and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies.
An army bold, whose battle cry is love,
Reaching out to those in darkness.
Don't be deceived by the fleeting pleasures of sin, but let your search for pleasure be satisfied in what is good, just, and true, that which pleases God.
No inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Be imitators of God by loving others as Christ sacrificially loved us.
A tremendous thanks to our brother Sean who taught us what it looks like to be molded into a new person who looks like Christ.
As we trust in Christ we put behind us our former way of life and are clothed with a new self, the righteousness of Christ. In this new life we show the world what God is like as image bearers!
Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it." Amazingly, he has chosen to build his church through the church. Every believer is an important part of the body with a purpose of serving the rest of the body so together we can flourish in love.