We see the Lord stirring us to extravagantly show His love and share the fullness of our faith (His Commission). Pastor Barry gave the message on the fourth vision for Catalyst 2.0 with special sharing from the younger generation.
We see the Holy Spirit awakening us to be God-centric in every place, in every moment, with every person. (His Life). Pastor Ross shared on the third vision statement for Catalyst 2.0. Also, special guest Mark and Tritia Lachica shared their personal journeys on God being the center of their lives.
We see Jesus leading His people to confidently follow Him and obey His word amidst a worldly culture. (His Truth). Pastor Barry gave a message on the second vision for Catalyst 2.0 along with special guest Lis Komae and Curtis sharing a powerful testimony.
We see the Father raising a Family who know His love and love one another (His Way). Pastor Barry gave a message on the first vision for Catalyst 2.0 with special guest Agnes Chen sharing her testimony of God’s amazing love.
In Acts 16 we see God using Paul and Silas to reach three really different people. It is awesome and powerful how the gospel can speak to the hearts and needs of everyone no matter their life, background, or situation. God can use you to reach the people around you! May God open our eyes to the people around us that need the good news of Jesus!
In Mark 12 a poor widow gives only two pennies but Jesus commends her for giving more than everyone else combined. How can that be? Because God focuses on the heart not on our outward appearance. In Ezekiel 36:26 God promised to give His people a new heart and a new spirit. Think about that. Meditate upon it and live from the new heart God has given you!
This past Sunday we continued through Acts 15 and talked about the relationship between the church in Jerusalem and the church in Antioch. We saw how the church in Jerusalem was not just focused on themselves and their own future but was sending out people to help launch and support other churches (like the church in Antioch). Ask God where or who or what you need to let go of control of this week so that God can produce more fruit in our lives and relationships.
This past Sunday we were blessed to hear from our own youth kids after sharing their amazing trip at YWAM Salem Oregon. What a blessing it is to hear our own youth making their mark for the Lord.
There was a connection between the early church getting established in the book of Acts and the church planting taking place in Mozambique through Pastor Daniel and his father, Pastor Vasco. We also spent time looking at Acts 15 and the power of gospel taking the Pharisees from a”brood of vipers” (Matt 23:33) to believers in the church at Jerusalem. We see how the gospel can transform even the hardest of heart towards Him. Take time this week to see who God puts on your heart to reach out to and share the love of God with.
Some Issues are worth fighting for, especially in this day and age. I believe one such issue is abortion in light of current discussion and legislation regarding late term abortion. We cannot close our eyes or keep our heads in the sand. Please take the time to listen to this important message.
This Sunday we talked about the importance of fathers in the family and across generations. God even calls Himself a father and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We also talked about how sometimes it’s difficult to receive from our fathers because of our upbringing but how God wanted to give us a new mindset. He wants us to see how He can use the smallest positive and use it for our good. Praying this week you will be able to see the good in what God is doing as your Father and rejoice in it.
The Bible is an incredible book! Unlike any other that has ever been written. We do not merely read it for information and instruction. It is living. It is active. The Holy Spirit infuses the words with energy and power to change and transform our lives for the better.
We heard a great message this past Sunday from Pastor Peter Han. What a blessing to have family from around the world share what's on their hearts and how God is moving. To hear more about his story and the season of waiting with the Lord check out the podcast!
Our Mother's Day message was on, "How to Deal with Conflict in a Biblical Way". Conflict is something we all face. God understands and will help you navigate through it.
Jesus wants to bless, heal, grow, and purify every area of our lives; however, He will not force His way. We must invite Him. Left untouched the "rooms" of our heart can be filled with trash as a result of sin, trauma, unforgiveness, or lies. The feeding ground for unclean spirits. Hear more from the message on how Jesus can give you greater freedom.
Acts 14 has an impossible miracle, mistaken visitation by Zeus, a mob riot, attempted murder, and the greatest message of all time! Follow the adventures of Paul and hear his message: God is Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, the only one worthy of our worship, and the One who relentlessly pursues you with His love.