Month: June 2020

The Greatest Source of Power

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Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do? —John 14:13

Am I fulfilling this ministry of intercession deep within the hidden recesses of my life? There is no trap nor any danger at all of being deceived or of showing pride in true intercession. It is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit through which the Father is glorified. Am?

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WATCH – Thousands of Mourners Pay Their Respects to George Floyd Near his Birthplace of Fayetteville: Crowds Line Up for Hours to View Casket of Man whose Death Inspired ‘Movement’ Before Intimate Second Memorial Service for Friends and Family is Held in Raeford, North Carolina

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Local authorities anticipate somewhere between 30,000 to 40,000 people to come to the Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters in Raeford, North Carolina. The memorial will include a public viewing that is scheduled from 11am to 1pm EST, followed by a private memorial that will run from 3pm to 5pm EST. George Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but spent a lot of his youth in Houston. After the Saturday service, his body will be taken to the Texas city for a public viewing.

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OUR SECURITY IN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

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Sunday Message Delivered May 24, 2020

Text: Romans 8: 28 – 30

[28] “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

[29] For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

[30] And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”

INTRODUCTION

In the preaching of the gospel the hearers are called upon to find their security in God whoever they are and whatever their circumstance is. For outside of God there is no security whether for this present life on in the hereafter. Man’s ultimate security is only in God. We can be secure in him because for one…

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2 Corinthians 3:5-9

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

In 2 Corinthians 3:5-9 Paul makes clear that his ability to preach the Gospel is not his own, but comes from God. Paul doesn’t consider himself sufficient for the great task of changing lives for Jesus. Only Jesus is sufficient for such a big job. “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Some people refuse to be used by God because they think of themselves as “not ready,” but in a sense, we are never ready or worthy in our own strength. If we were, the sufficiency would be in ourselves and not from God.

Spurgeon wrote “Our sufficiency is of God; let us practically…

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How to Find Joy and Happiness In Life -Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Growing with God

Growing with God: A daily devotional with Tonia Slimm.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (NIV)
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (MSG)
I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.
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“I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good as long as they live; and also that every man should eat and drink and see and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.” -AMPLIFIED

“Joy is not a season, it’s a way of living.”…

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Trust God’s Plans – Ecclesiastes 6:3-6

Growing with God

Growing with God: A daily devotional with Tonia Slimm.

Ecclesiastes 6:3-6 (NIV)
A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded. Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man—even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?

Ecclesiastes 6:3-6 (MSG)
Say a couple have scores of children and live a long, long life but never enjoy themselves—even though they end up with a big funeral! I’d say that a stillborn baby gets the better deal. It gets its start in…

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The Sovereignty of God – Ecclesiastes 3:2

Growing with God

Growing with God: A daily devotional with Tonia Slimm.

Ecclesiastes 3:2 (NIV)
…a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

Ecclesiastes 3:2 (MSG)
A right time for birth and another for death, a right time to plant and another to reap,
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“A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.” -AMPLIFIED

“God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.” ~Jerry Bridges

Back in the late 1950’s Paul Seeger turned to the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes, for inspiration. By using the words from Ecclesiastes 3:2-8, Seeger wrote the acclaimed song entitled “To Everything There Is a Season”. This song eventually was…

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Pastor John Gray Unites With Megachurch Leaders to Push Bridging Racial Divide

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After coming under heavy criticism from members of the black community for meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss prison reform and urban job creation, Pastor John Gray continued his push for change Wednesday when he gathered with several high profile megachurch pastors to see how churches can lead the healing of the nation’s racial divide.

“My job is to drive the dialogue not only into the natural but the spiritual and to identify areas where the Church can be an agent of healing as opposed to a place of further division,” Gray told WYFF4 at his Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Joining Gray for the conversation on building bridges were: Steven Furtick, pastor of the popular Elevation Church in North Carolina; the Rev. A.R. Bernard, leader of the 40,000-member Christian Cultural Center; Pastor Levi Lusko of Fresh Life Church in Montana, and Pastor Ken Claytor of Alive…

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WATCH: Steven Furtick Says Celebrating Diversity in the Church Without Addressing Racial Disparity is ‘Hypocrisy’ as He Teams Up With John Gray to Discuss Racism After George Floyd’s Death

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Steven Furtick, pastor of the popular Elevation Church in North Carolina, said celebrating diverse churches without addressing racial disparity is “hypocrisy” in a frank conversation Sunday with fellow megachurch pastor and friend John Gray in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

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