Pastor T's Monday Newsletter
God has been speaking to us to help people in all areas of their walk with Christ. Strengthening the family unit is so important. We need to win our youth to Christ and help them to know the power of Jesus Christ! We will be offering much more opportunities for you in the new year. Get ready, let's all make heaven crowded!
I would like to share a quick devotion with you about prayer:
"The wonders of Heaven on Earth."
Prayer enforces the Kingdom and will of God on earth.
Heaven is the Father and the earth is the mother, the soil where Heaven's seed can grow. The earth produces its fruits when Heaven releases its rain. God's greatest desire is to see His Kingdom come to earth as it is in Heaven.
Before going further, the definitions of the Kingdom and will of God:
* The Kingdom of God is simply defined as the dominion of a King. God rules Heaven and controls everything that happens there, just as everything that takes place on earth is under the control of the King of Heaven.
* The will of God is His plans, ways, desires, and thoughts. Just as humans have a mind that involves the will, thoughts, and emotions, so does God.
God, the King of Heaven, created the earth and gave it to humanity as our kingdom: "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth He has given to the children of men." (Ps.115:16NKJV). God's original plan during creation was for humanity--whom he created in HIs image (see Gen. 1:26)--to rule the earth as God would rule it. God's creative intent for making men and women in His image was for them to be an extension of His heavenly Kingdom on earth. But when they followed satan's instructions and sin entered the world, they lost this divine capacity. Sin destroyed God's creative mind and life in Adam and Eve's souls (see Gen. 2:7). This tragedy meant they could no longer function as kings.
Jesus is the heavenly Man who came witht he mission to establish God's Kingdom and bring Heaven's domain to earth. His earthly ministry demonstrated that. Everything He did on earth lined up with the heavenly Kingdom where His Father dwells. Christ fully expressed God in bodily form on earth: ...who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3 NKJV).
I will continue this devotion next week.
Now onto services and announcements.
Friday, Feb 23 - One Night Men's Revival - 7:pm
Saturday, Mar 23 - Ultimate Easter Family Fun Day - 3:pm
Sunday, Mar 31 - Easter Celebration - Resurrection Sunday - 10:30 a.m.