It’s Included In The Ticket
Differing Gifts and Ministries
Text: 1 Corinthians 12. Pastor Syd reviewed and expounded on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Are you desiring to move in the gifts? Are you imagining and meditating on the gifts? Pastor Syd delineated the gifts, the ministries, and the operations (activities, workings) of the gifts of the Spirit. He explained about submitting to good government (Romans 13:1-4). There are also the five-fold ministry gifts. All gifts of the Spirit are given as the Holy Spirit wills, and they are for God’s glory (1 Peter 4:10-11). All parts of the body are needed.
Desire The Gifts
Earnestly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are spiritual and are
given as God wills, but they will not happen unless a believer earnestly
desires them. Love is the better way to enter into the gifts. These gifts have
not passed away. Can I imagine myself operating in the gifts of the Spirit?
There were words of encouragement given by members of the congregation.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14:1, 39.
Bring Them To Jesus
Pastor Syd led us in Communion. People brought others to Jesus, such as Andrew and Philip (John 1:40), the paralytic’s friends (Mark 2:1-12), the children (Mark 10:13-14), Simon Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38), others (Luke 4:40-41, Matthew 4:23-24), a mute man (Matthew 9:32), and the woman caught in adultery (John 8:2-11). Other Scriptures: Luke 9:1-2; Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 1:25. Be bold to present Jesus to others, stepping out in faith to be the hands, feet, salt, and light of Jesus.
Getting God’s Glory Back Into The House
Larry Mills, a missionary shared about an earthquake and God’s protection on his family and all the members of his church. He shared their vision for ministry expansion. He taught on “Getting God’s Glory and Presence Back in His House (Temple).” We are His temple. The main thing is our personal heart of love for Him. We are to influence the world for His glory. Shake the enemy. Be strong. May the harvest be drawn to us. May there be a great increase of miracles, signs, and wonders, and may our ability to hear God increase. Scriptures: 1 Peter 2:5; Heb. 3:6; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 6:19;; 2 Cor. 6:19; James 4:4; Eze. 47:1-9; Gen. 2:10; John 7:38; Eze. 8:6; 2 Chron. 5:13-14; Rom. 8:19; Is. 60:1-4. Troy Pfoutz gave a word.
God Is Able
Pastor Syd posed various questions about the importance of knowing the Scriptures. God keeps His Word. There are many examples of people who believed and acted on God’s Word. GOD IS ABLE! Believe His Word. Grace will overflow to you. Rom. 10:17; John 15:7; John 1:1-4; John 1:3, 10; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:3, 10; Rom. 16:25; Acts 20:32; Jer. 32:27; Matt. 19:26; Eph.3:20-21; Rom. 14:4; Heb. 2:18; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Tim. 1:12; Jude 24-25; Heb. 7:25; 2 Cor. 9:6-11.
Somebodies Going To Make It and Its Going To Be Me
We can live long by having an attitude of victory because of God’s promises. Be positive. Talk positive faith. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Refuse to be negative. Somebody’s going to make it, and it’s going to be me. Somebody’s going to be healed, and it’s going to be me… Live from a spirit of victory and make your greatest miracles your foundation for something better. Scriptures: Matthew 14:23-31; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Philippians 4:13; Hebrews 11:6; Mark 11:21-24.
His Life Is The Light Of Men
Jesus is the light of the world, and we are to have the light of the resurrection life in us. Because of his resurrection, He paid our debt of sin and gave us His righteousness. The law of the spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death. How is the life of God making a difference in you? All disciples are believers, but not all believers are disciples. John 1:1-5; 5:24; 6:73; 8:12-59; 11:25-26; Romans 4:25; 8:2-11; 6:3-5; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 5:11-12; 4:17-18.
Be Aggressive With Your Sword
Tithing Message: Proverbs 1:2-6; 3:9. How do I secure my financial future? I honor the Lord and remember how I was touched by the Lord. Release your worship, faith, and thankfulness. This is wisdom, not law. Sermon Message: The devil tries to wear you out. Stand! Be aggressive with your mouth, speaking the Word. (James 3:3-6) Your tongue is a bridle and a rudder. Pursue maturity. Find out why a person talks the way they do. Pull the bridle and grab the rudder. The closer you get to your destination, the stronger you need to hold onto the rudder. Genesis 27:27-37; Mark 11:22-24; Ephesians 6:10-13; Psalm 39:2-3. Pastor Kurt and Pastor Syd both told of powerful personal testimonies. The gates of hell cannot prevail against us.
Scripture text: Luke 6:45. Your thoughts can become speech, which can become an action, which can become a habit, which develops into your character. Using various examples, Josh tells about people whose thoughts produced strongholds, and using lots of Scripture, he explains how to be aware of your thoughts and live in victory.
Thankfulness That Leads To Victory
Bible Star Wars
Text: Revelation 12:1-8. Pastor Jonathan defines salvation by telling what it is and what it is not. It is sharing God’s divine revelation and His great promises so that we are partakers of His divine nature as sons of God. Luke 20:35-36; Psalm 82:1-6; John 19:7; John 10:33-37. We are adopted sons of God and are positioned in divine counsel. The devil wants you entertained and distracted. Look up! Genesis 15:5. There are heavenly beings managing the universe. Michael and his angels prevail, and God has prepared a place for you. You are presently seated with Him. The gospel is an announcement by a herald proclaiming military victory, a warning of war. Recognize God’s lordship and stand for truth. Mark 1:1. Brides fight!
John 14:16; John 16:13; 1 John 2:26-27; Luke 24:44. Everything written about Jesus in the law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Pastor Syd read and expounded on Psalms 1 to 27.
Stephen & Donna – Hearing God’s Voice
Stephen and Donna Mirabella share their testimonies of working with the people of Tanzania. Donna taught on Scriptures about prophecy being fulfilled, when Jesus noticed someone, and hearing and obeying. We are the bride of Christ. There was a time of ministry to the Lord and repentance.
Using The Name of Jesus
How do we win a spiritual fight? We fight the good fight of faith the same way we receive salvation: believe, say (confess), and act. Jesus won the victory, and we enforce what He won. There is a time to “say” in the authority in the Name of Jesus and a time to “pray” asking in the Name of Jesus. Scriptures: 1 Tim. 6:1-13; 2 Cor. 4:13-18; Rev. 12:11; Ps. 8; Matt. 21:16; James 4:7; Heb. 2:6-9; Heb. 1:3-4; Phil. 2:7-10; Mark 11:23; John 16:23; John 14:12-14; Acts 3:1-13; Acts 9:32-35; Ps. 149:1-9.
Talk Like God
Pastor Syd shared prayer requests and a video and pictures of the earthquake devastation from our missionary in Antioch, Turkey. Sermon: We are to be imitators of God in our words. God's Word is His bond. He has faith in His Word. His Word is truth, is alive, and is forever. He holds His Word in highest regard. He talked about angels heeding the Word we speak. Scriptures: Ephesians 5:1; Proverbs 18:21; James 3; Joshua 21:45; Jeremiah 1:12; Psalm 103:20; Ecclesiastes 5:2-6; Hebrews 4:12 John 1:1, 14; John 17:17.
Spiritual perception can be developed and needs to be, especially in these
latter days. Believers must be aware that there are deceiving spirits and
doctrines of devils that sow bad seed in the church. Our doctrine is to do
God's will according to His Word. Be consecrated to do it. You must be born
again. Scriptures: 1 Timothy 4:1-3; John 7:16; Galatians 3:1; 1 John 2:18-
27; 2 Corinthians 3:12-14; Philippians 3:7-11; 2 John 7-11.
Justified or Condemned
There are three types of confessions: idle, useless words; death confessions; life and faith confessions. There are people who talk too much and those who do not talk enough to share God’s Word. Be quick to listen and slow to share an opinion. Rule your tongue. Your tongue is the difference between being saved and not being saved. Pastor Syd voiced an urgency to minister to anyone contemplating suicide. Proverbs 18:21; 10:11, 19; 12:13-14, 18, 25; 13: 14:25; 15:4; 16:21, 23-24; Matthew 12:33-37; 15:10.
Fountain Of Life
Your Mouth As a Fountain of Life
Sermon Text: Job 22:28. Words are seeds. Believe your words,
sow the Word of God, allow time and patience without giving up, and your
seeds will bear fruit. Speak and believe what God says. Use your mouth as a
fountain of life. Watch what you say about yourself. Don't allow others to
have authority over you in their negative speech. Speak the Word over your
life. Scriptures: Proverbs 16:23; 10:11, 20, 21, 31; 20:5; Psalm
36:9;19:162; John 7:38; John 6:63; 1 Samuel 30:1-20; Mark 5:21-43.
There was a baby dedication and offering message about being generous to
Fight With Your Mouth
Sermon: Karen Sallee shared a testimony of declaring faith. Personalize
Scripture. Your mouth is a tool. Your salvation is determined by your mouth.
What you say about yourself will work for or against you, because your
words are containers of life or death, or they are useless. Confession is
made of faith, unto faith, or wishfulness. Pastor Syd shared how he
supernaturally heard Apostle Dale Armstrong on the radio. We spoke out the
declarations of faith. Scriptures: (Job 22:28); Proverbs 6:2; 18:7, 21;
Romans 10:4-10, 13; 1 John 4:15; Matthew 16:17-19; Malachi 3:16; Psalm