Pentecost

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Acts 1:8

Dynamite comes from the Greek word Dynamos which means explosion. Pentecost was the birth of the church

The Jewish feasts
– the Passover and the unleavened bread Lev 23:4-8
– the feast of the first fruits Lev 23:9-14
– the feast of the weeks (Shavouth) 15-22
Pentecost is mentioned “count fifty days” verse 16
– the feast of the trumpet Lev 23:23-25
Calling out his church
– the day of atonement 23: 26-32
Day of judgement
– The feast of the tabernacles Lev 23:33-43
Jesus comes to make his dwelling back on earth

Pentecost is 50 in Greek
The feast of the weeks has correlation to the day of Pentecost (50 days after the day of Passover)

Acts 2
What are the meaning of shavuoth? It has two meanings:
Hebrew word is shee-vah (seven)
Hebrew word shabua (weeks)

1 Corinthians me 15:20-23
Jesus died as a Passover Lamb and he presented himself as the first fruit

Acts 2: 1-4
The coming of the holy spirit
God gave Moses the law of the 50th day and on that same day God established his church

Exodus 32:28
3000 men that defiled themselves fell
Acts 2:41
3000 people who received the word were baptized

The holy spirit came like an explosion on the day of Pentecost. However, he filled the people up and directed them in the right direction

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Malachi

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

When you see the commands of God as only a duty to gain blessing you are checking the boxes however you are not doing it out of love but in obligation. This is the difference between religion and relationship. Aim to have a relationship with God

Signs to look out for in other to have a relationship with God
1. Do your fear God do you honor and respect him

2. Do you treat your brothers and sisters right? Love one another including those that don’t love you

3. Do you have any idols? Don’t put anyone above God

4. Are you keeping the marriage covenant?

There are many loop holes in life and Malachi is like a check point for us. Use God’s words as a plumb line
Is your relationship with God a relationship out of fear?
The last word in the old testament is “curse”
The Bible is a book about Jesus and when we take our eyes off Jesus we lose our way around the Bible.
Malachi 3:13-18, 4:1-6

The Great and Awesome Day is Coming: (Malachi 4)
1. There will be judgement (verse 1)
2. There will be healing (verse 2a)
Isaiah 53:5
When you are hurt, the Lord will heal you permanently. It is a promise
3. There will be rejoicing (2b)
4. There will be victory (verse 3)

Malachi is a book of judgement however, there is a promise if we turn back to God

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Return to God: Tithe

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Emmanuel

As we get older it is important for us to seek God continually
We are always tempted to live selfishly
Are you taking the parachute of God or are you taking the school bag?
God’s favor is upon the righteous
Most often in our Christian walk, we can have so many description but does it match our product?

Malachi 3:6
God will never force himself on us. He wants a relationship
Return to God through your finances. If you didn’t do the right thing, in the sight of God, you are doing the wrong thing.
When you know the right thing and you don’t do it, it’s considered a sin.
Exodus 23:14-17
God doesn’t want us to come to him empty-handed
Genesis 14:18-20
Tithe is not a tax, it is an act of worship
God is allowing us to keep 90% n taking only 10%
Nehemiah 10:32-39
Deuteronomy 12:10-12

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Does your product match your description?

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Emmanuel

It is challenging to stand up and declare God is good when we go through difficult situation.
The situation you go through doesn’t change the goodness of God.
We have a true friend in Jesus
Malachi 2:10-17 to 3:5
When you go against God’s word or you don’t listen to him, there is a period of silence
We question God and always ask for justice but we have broken the Covenant through injustice
Malachi 3:1-5
People calling God evil, they asked for the God of justice and God said he will send them the messenger of the covenant that will prepare his way.
Luke 1:5-17, Matthew 11:1-10
Suddenly the messenger of the covenant will come. It talks about the second coming of Christ. It will come suddenly when people are not prepared
Isaiah 42:1-4
God sent the description (Jesus) not the product

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Are you dealing treacherously with your God?

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Are you dealing treacherously with your God?
Malachi 2:10-15
Dealing Treacherously means:
dangerous, unfaithful, Betray or likely to betray, by betraying someone confidence or trust

The book of Malachi begins with man questioning God’s love. However throughout the book God reveals that man’s love for him has gone dry.
Deutreonomy: 7:6
God commands us to destroy any abominations and not put them on the altar
1 Kings 11:1-4
Anything that is not authorized by God is strange and it will drive you away from God.

Obedience is better than sacrifice. The quality of you’re offering depends on the quality of your life
God is moved by your faith not your tears. Nehemiah 13:24-29
When we get strange things we don’t speak God’s language we speak a strange language.

God is el Roi: a God who sees

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Demonstration of God’s Love: Choice

Preacher: Bro. Joseph
Editor: Precious Adams

RECAP: Malachi means messenger
The book begins with God asking “I have loved you”
And the people replied “how have you loved us”?

If you come with a heart to desire God, he will always bless you with his presence. Seek him and he will be found
Shut the door on the things that takes you away from God.
Prepare yourself as you come into the temple of God
God only asks for what you have
Do not give defile offerings to the Lord for he will never ask for what you don’t have. Therefore, give your best.

Malachi Chapter 2:
Demonstration of God’s love is choice. God gives people a choice, that’s why there is heaven and hell. Heaven is not supposed to be a torture, that’s why hell is made. God will never force a decision onto you.

Honoring God’s name does not come by default. If you want to honor God’s name, you have to resolve ni your heart.
Focus on the blesser not the blessing, for he is the provider and he deserves the honor.

Numbers 25
Only when you resolve that’s when you will honor God’s name

Confession:
This week I resolve to honor God in every area of my life

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor

The rich man and the poor man

Preacher: Missionary Team from Holland
Editor: Emmanuel

If you know Jesus personally, he becomes your Lord
Luke 16:19-31
Those that live in luxury are empty in head and heart. Lazarus was poor, the rich man was rich
Lazarus means God is his helper
Jesus wants us to take care of the poor
Jesus was the rich man. Eternal life starts now

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Passover Lamb

Preacher: Bro. Joseph
Editor: Sandra Frimpong

Jesus is the Passover Lamb. Hosanna means come save us.
Isaiah 52,53, Matthew 27:46-51
Jesus separated from the father so that we can unite with God.
1 Corinthians 5:7, John 1:29
The name of Jesus is the name above all names. Philippians 2:8, Mark 14
Romans 6:23: if a person sin, the person must die unless being redeemed by another person without sin. And only Jesus can do this for us.
The price of our sins have been paid by Jesus. 1 Peter 1:19, 1 John 1:9
Instead of regretting, confess it
Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 23:39
Pray for peace of Jerusalem.
Psalm 122:6, Isaiah 62:6-7
The secret to the world peace is the peace of Jerusalem.
John 11:25 , Romans 6:4

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Living in a covenant relationship

Preacher: Pastor Neil Thomas
Editor: Emmanuel

In all relationship, we want to find someone who can anticipate what we need
Covenant is an agreement
Jonathan and David are an example of covenant.
1 Sam 18
Knitting means a God ordained event.
The exchanging of the robe is same as exchanging identity. When we receive Christ, we exchange identity with Christ.
We need to stay in line with the word of God so as to look more like God always.
As we become one with God, our emotions becomes secondary. It only comes thru the power of Christ

1. Change of robes: Identity
A. Change of name
Our old identity is changed when we are baptized
B. Change of Character
Ezekiel 11:19
The world tries to put labels on us but it doesn’t matter if we walk with God because our identity is Christ.
Sometimes we get confused by our thoughts but our thoughts doesn’t define our identity
Temptation is not the sin but acting on the temptation.
C. Examine our words
Psalm 35:28
If we live in the identity of Christ, let your yes be yes and No be No
Our words should be solemn in our oath
Grace is the ability that God gives us to live in his identity

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Preacher: Pastor Neil Thomas