From Pastor Ken:
We need champions. Our children look to champions. The gifts of the spirit, warfare of intercession, fivefold ministry gifts need to be expressed in this place. It's EACH of us having our gifts, using them to LOVE and SERVE one another to the GLORY of God!
It was prophesied to Pastor Ken while still in Texas that doctors, judges, and teachers would be here-let's PRAY THEM IN. This will be part of our being prepared as settlers to help equip the children who will begin to build upwards! (Kristen's vision-if you haven't heard it yet, ask her!)
If it's not KINGDOM, it's not us. -- Pastor Katie Leslie
Through Brother Pat Schatzline on August 28, 2016:
Today is a day to see the past, live with no regrets, because there is a future in Jesus Christ and a new beginning.
God is doing a new thing in many. This is a discipling place where seeds take root. Some will be moving because roots spread. You will have some missionaries who come out of this place.
There is a powerful anointing on this house. I'm telling you there's a serious anointing. It's like God has taken a huge gift and placed it in these two people and nourished it for thirty years so that it takes root and now the limbs are spreading and new fruit will be seen from this day forward.
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is about to produce a fresher, sweeter, richer fruit than ever before. The power of the Holy Spirit which is upon them will have its day and day by day shall mature and grow and blossom again and those who are now children shall become saints of God who leap forward out of the womb of God and are planted all over the world.
This is a house of destiny. This is a house of fresh oil and anointing. This is a house of fragrance that stops Jesus in His tracks because its His fragrance.
Father, thank You for this congregation and the anointing that sits on this place and upon these two people especially. Jesus, for every wound they have endured, let there be the balm now that heals and removes even the scar.
They've already been such servants to You that there's no scab. They've gone past it. Father, You have a refreshing oil that even softens scar tissue and returns us back.
I pray for each one here who has endured and, Father, that has had problems, even of late, that that refreshing will come.
Anyone who doesn't know You as Lord and Savior to its greatest degree-refresh, forgive.
Who here is making a fresh commitment? I see that. Father, You saw their heart. Now bathe them from head to foot. The anointing flows down (Psalm 133) from the head so flow now from the head. Father, let your people sense that anointing so that they are never the same again.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, not politics, environment or social engineering. Everything we do should be encapsulated in this Truth of Jesus. It should be our pursuit in our thought life. We cannot compromise on these aspects as believers when it comes to the exclusivity of who Jesus is, who we believe and trust, and the uniqueness of the Way He set up for us. The world says it's too exclusive, we know that it's the only way, the narrow and redemptive way He made for us. In Him, we have boldness to approach the throne of grace. He offers it to all, but acceptance must be an intentional choice on our part. Keep your relationships Christ-centered and remember as we offer Jesus' teachings, it is the pure, Christ-centered gospel we want o share.
We are delighted to announce that we will be receiving a special offering this Sunday. This is a back-to-school blessing offering for Koontz Elementary School. We ask that you bring either cash or school supplies.
Debbie Koontz is the contact person 704-245-5579.
Also, if you have children in school and would like help getting supplies for them, contact Debbie and she will let us know the need and we will help you.
God bless you,
Jesus told Pastor Kay, "If you will love my people, I will flow through you with my power."
Loving Him & loving His people-we need to keep it in that order. We need to stay aware of loving the person, THEN give them the message. It's for them, because we love Him, not for ourselves. The church's definition of love must match Jesus's definition of love, not human love. The practice of love must be truth. Teach the truth with compassion and love, but not accepting or affirming sin and sinful behavior. All people liberties should be respected, but again, give truth with love.
Look to Jesus, Church, and be encouraged! God's provision through these storms is way more than abundant and full of blessing!
We are a beacon of life & love here, not condemnation & judgement.
"For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him."
Say you have a legal issue for the court which seems very urgent to you. You go banging on the door of the judge's office, "Hey, I need to talk to you! I have something that needs resolving right this very minute!" Is that the best way to proceed? No! We need to go to an advocate, who will approach the judge and present our case to him.
So it is, with Our Father. Jesus is THE Way, our Intercessor, and He is always advocating for us at the Father's right hand. This is the way the Father set up, the way to continue to pursue. This shows honor to both the Father and the Son..
"Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes."
Pastor Jade: We can receive this because we have been made sons of God.We take His hand and He empowers and equips us to do what He's called us to do that which lines up with His will. The burden rests on Him. Everything we do should be based upon this and we are "well-oiled" when this is our drive.
Pastor Katie (declaring over the children): Let the light come and the darkness be shattered. The generation rising will not be covered by darkness. They will not see the failures of the generation before and be disappointed. They will rise up, having confidence in the Kingdom of God and not fall!
We hope you'll all come out tonight (whether you have a child attending VBS or not) to see what the children have been doing in VBS all week. Come prepared to enjoy the songs the kids have learned for the glory and honor of Father God and the exciting wrap-up of Joseph's story, followed by outside fun, bouncy houses, a dunking booth (but who will be in it?!?!), community fellowship and hot dogs galore!
It all begins at 5:45pm TONIGHT at Enon Baptist Church in the sanctuary.
Hope to see you there :)