Speaker ‘Jon Fike’

Jen Ropp & Jon Fike

Sunday March 26, 2017
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Jen Ropp: Hebrews 10:35-38 tells us not to throw away our confidence (faith), which has great reward. We need cheerful endurance (patience), so that after we do God’s will, we may receive the promise. Abraham and Sarah’s promise from God looked impossible (Hebrews 11:11-12), and it did not come quickly but manifested twenty-five years later. If God says something, He will do it. Are you obeying and cheerfully enduring? Jon Fike: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20). God can do beyond what we think, according to the power that works in us.

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Thanksgiving

Wednesday November 21, 2012
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Text: Ps. 100:1-3. We are to make a joyful noise, serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing, enter His courts with praise, and be thankful. 1) Thanksgiving requires an action (Heb. 13:15-16). Just like faith needs the action of speaking and also pleases God, so thanksgiving needs a spoken response and pleases God. It strengthens our faith. 2) Thanksgiving provides an entrance into fellowship with God (Ps. 95:1-3). 3) It’s a command (Ps. 50:1; Ps. 107:20-22). It’s not about you, but it’s about God. Prayer, the Word, and praise and worship form a strong balanced foundation in your life. 4) Thanksgiving is wisdom (Eph. 5:17-20; Ps. 92:1). 5) It’s a heart issue. It’s a language of love. 6) It motivates. The person blessing someone else wants to continue to bless more (Phil. 4:6). 7) It’s an endless act (Rev. 7:11). CAUTION: 2 Tim. 3:2-5 These are perilous times when one of the symptoms is being unthankful. Much of our culture is more concerned with self. We need to watch that we don’t allow the Word and our thankfulness to be choked out by the deceitfulness of riches, the lust of the eyes, and the cares of the world. Keep an attitude of gratitude. Be hungry for God.

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True Worship

Sunday March 16, 2008

Jon Fike and the worship team led the congregation in praise and worship and teaching on it. Pat Denlinger taught us to be who God us to be as individuals and a congregation in worship, not holding back. Sandy Burkholder shared that she believes that the new song will one that we will hear with our spiritual ears. She said that the Lord has been speaking the word, Open, to her. Then Jon Fike taught about worshiping in spirit and truth. Pushing in means our being willing to sacrifice and to be corrected by His Spirit. Worship is our heart connecting with God’s heart.

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