The new normal

Norm is what comes naturally or things that we have developed over the years. There are lot of norms that we have embraced in our spiritual life. Psalm 24
If you want to let the king of glory in, you need to open the door of your heart. 1 Sam 1:3-7

Things Hannah had to deal with:
1. She doesn’t have a child
2. People are talking about her
3. The lord has closed her womb

Don’t let the devil fool you about your bareness or fruitlessness because there is a great seed in you just like Hannah. Are you willing to contend for your miracle just like Hannah?
No matter what people were saying Hannah was still faithful. What is d norm that u r embracing today. Amos 5:4,6-7,14-15

Christian atheists is one that prays and doesn’t believe that God will answer the prayer. Mediocrity and lukewarmness is predominant in our generation.
The basis of your salvation must be because you realise that you are a sinner, and all you need is God.

Rev 3:4-22

Every knock shows how far we have not been listening to him and also it means he still loves us and wants us to open the door of our heart.
What price are you willing to pay to get gold from God?

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Preacher: Pastor John Malcolm

Repentance

The devil’s strategy used on the children of God is doubt. He makes us doubt God’s word and his love. Genesis 3:1-6

When Nathan rebuke David, David repented of his sins. 1 Sam 12 and he wrote Psalm 51 afterwards upon realization of his sin. Guilt hunts someone for life and it is possible to harm someone and not sin and we can sin without hurting someone e.g backbiting; the person may not be hurt because the person may not know
Hyssop is like the blood to cleanse our sins. Matt 15:17. Clean heart is needed for our christian work.

Contrite means remorseful for our wrong doing and not blaming others.
Had Adam was contrite?

Devil bind our hearts with sin but when we repent, the binding comes off and our heart could leap

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Preacher: Bro. Joseph

Be of good cheer 4

When you enter into something unplanned then surprises becomes norm
Mark 10:46-52
In life there will be limitation but it shouldn’t stop u from your ambition as God has given us the creators mentality.

To be of good cheer, we need to:
1. Take personal initiative: Bartimaeus took the initiative to call on the name of Jesus. Many people die cos we didn’t take initiative. Just knowing Jesus is not enough. We need to put action to it
2. Persist over obstacles: Bartimaeus never wanted people’s attention but Jesus’s attention. However in the process of seeking the attention of Jesus, he got both the attention of Jesus and that of the people.
3. Respond promptly: When Jesus asked him to come, he immediately yook off his cloak and ran to Jesus.
4. He exercise great faith: Jesus will never go against your faith. He works according to your faith and He said unto Bartimaeus that he is healed by his faith.

Who’s attention are you trying to get?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Be of good Cheer: Perfect and Permissive Will

The word of God shapes our life. If our situation-based, then we may be in crisis and not in Christ.
God wants us to understand the circumstances and know how to go above the circumstances
John 16:26-29, 33
When you read the word of God, there is an answer to every problem. Its the revelation that changes you when you read the word of God. The key point is in Jesus there is peace. Heb 12:2
We have something to look up to which is eternal but unbelievers don’t have anything to look up to

The 2 wills of God
1. Perfect will: Creation of man not to sin
2. Permissive will: Choice

The benefit of the perfect will is gone as soon as you move into permissive will. Just like Adam and Eve they left the perfect will and went into permissive will and they had to work and labor.
Jesus overcame the world since he was born in d form of human, staying in d father every day and in d garden of Gethsemane

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Be of good Cheer 2

We handle different situations differently. Jesus was speaking to the disciples when the storm was fierce. All they needed is just to obey. In the midst of trouble, God wants us to be of good cheer.
Worry is wasting today’s time with yesterday’s trouble to cluster up tomorrow’s opportunities. We loose opportunities because we worry too much. How we react to worries dictates whether we will be of good fear or good cheer
Matt 9:1-6
Just as the people were familiar with Jesus so also we easily get familiar with Jesus. We need to revere Jesus. Many Christians are speaking a lot but acting a little.
God likes to challenge our faith because he wants to build us. He wants us to be of good cheer even before the miracle happens.
God wants to bring cheer in everyone’s life. In the life of the paralytic, Jesus said his sins are forgiven because he was dealing with the root and not just the fruit.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Be of good Cheer

There are 7 occasions Jesus mentioned that we should be of good cheer in the Bible. Matt 14-21-29.

We fail to enjoy the joy of God because we are focusing and anxious of things that won’t even happen. Be of good cheer means not focusing on the things that are making us anxious but rather focus on God.
Fear takes away the joy. Stop trying to roll your boat on your own strength. God wants us to be of good cheer in every moment even in the midst of the sea
The disciples obeyed yet they faced storms regardless of the fact that they were seasoned fishermen who knew about the sea.

Things to note:

1. The devil deceives us by replacing good cheer with fear

2. We must learn to recognize Jesus Gen 28:16
Sometimes we fail to recognize God in our problem and cheer becomes fear

3. In order to be cheerful we have to be cheerful
Jesus was having a bad day in Matt 14:1 because his cousin brother (John the Baptist) was beheaded yet he said told the disciples to be of good cheer and still performed miracles that day.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

The fullness of Joy

Happiness is a temporary state of mind, it is transient. We compromise the fullness of joy for temporary happiness.
Joy is a constant state of the spirit of man that is constantly having fellowship with God. Our circumstances does not determine our joy. Too often we pursue the joy of God but we settle down for happiness. Joy does not come by direct pursue but it comes from God. If you have no fellowship with God there won’t be joy. John 15:11, john 11, John 16:24
Stranger Danger: You can stay in the community of God’s people and still hear stranger’s voice. Psalm 16:11, psalm 27:4-8
Shaal is the Hebrew word of desire. It means beg
No-an is the Hebrew word for beauty meaning the character of God

David said One thing I beg for, that I may behold the character of God.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Anointing has left the bone

Bone: is a living tissue (scientifically), supports and protects various organs of the body
and facilitates movement and hearing.
Anointing = conferment of divine or concentrated office or appointment through the rubbing of oil
Anointing is the lubrication that reduces friction. It is going through pressure but never under pressure. Anointing represents access and authority
Anointing leaving the bone simply means that the authority has left. To get the anointing back, self knowledge and God knowledge with an urgency to come back into God’s kingdom is needed.
The first step to freedom from poverty, stress and the likes is self visitation. Death to God is when you leave access and go into the captivity and the attitude of the father is to give the best.
Robe represents royalty, Ring represent access and authority. Need arises when you own something. The moment you start thinking that you are holier than another person is the beginning of ungodliness

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Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel

What are we doing with the good that God has created

Genesis is all about generation and production. Gen 3-5
Those that sin are in darkness but by Grace become light in the world. Gen 1-6-13
God created everything out of nothing. When we love God first, he gives us the perfect love
God is a God of order. We have God’s promises, we must also play our part.
How are you managing the grace of God in your life?
Does our light shine before God as his light shines on us?
John 10:10
What are we doing with the good that God created?
The world uses people to make money but the kingdom uses money to make people.

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Preacher: Pastor Neil Thomas

An uncompromising life

A compromise means having something in mind even if it us not morally correct.
Uncompromising = least resistance
Compromise = inability to deal with the biblical truth
Instead of pleasing God, we please ourselves. The word is the basics and standard for a believer and God is the word.
Since the word cannot be compromised, then God cannot compromise because he made himself subject to the word.
When we compromise, it affects
1. Worship Heb 13:12-13
Compromise means we are no longer separated from he world. We need to live a separated life to be uncompromising. We need to have a conscious effort to live an uncompromising life.
2. service: 2 tim 2:22
We are utensil in the house of God either we are ignoble and noble use. If you r not leaving a separated life, God will not use you
There must be a purging and purification of our life
Psalm 119:115

Keys to uncompromising life

Daniel 1:1-21
1. Re-education
2. Change of name
3. Taking the food. It represent the world’s lifestyle
The 2 keys were accepted by Daniel but on the 3rd he drew the line. It is a commitment to draw the line where the word of God commands
Where ever there is biblical mandate of God, we need to draw d line

Consequences
When he purposed in his heart not to defile or compromise the word of God, God made them see favor

What is your price?

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Preacher: Bro Sali Phillips