THE ONLY WAY-JESUS

John 14:6

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.

--Pastor Ken


 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING / OFFERING

Hey Everyone,
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,
Pastor Ken

WORDS FOR LIFE

Words from.....
Pastor Ken - Convert the feel of adversity to praise.
Pastor Kay - Joy invites, Hope ignites, Christ gives life!
Pastor Katie - Empathy and sympathy are not powerful. Compassion commands the cause of suffering to leave!

 

HOW DO YOU FRAME THE MESSAGE?

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!

PROPHETIC WORD:
We are a beacon of life & love here, not condemnation & judgement.

Blessings!

JESUS is THE WAY!

John 5:22-23
"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..

Blessings!

 

VISION & DECLARATION FROM TUESDAY

John 5:19-21
"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!

COME ON OUT, CHURCH!

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 :)

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

We have a treat this Sunday! Not only will Duane Jarman bring the Word, but one of our divine connections, Pastor Pie Kwigize, will be here speaking to us also!

GUEST SPEAKERS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

We are so excited to welcome back Sonny Misar, a well-known teacher and writer (wrote Journey to Authenticity) and his wife, Becky,  who will be back at NorthGate this weekend!

Men, you're in for a treat! He will be with you at Saturday morning's men's meeting.

He will also preach Saturday evening at 7:00pm. This meeting is open to all. Doors open at 6:30pm for coffee and fellowship, then we will begin promptly at 7pm. Childcare is available for preschool and under.

Additionally, Brother Sonny will bring us the message at our 10:30am Sunday morning service!

Come with expectation!

Blessings, Beth Kiser

 

 

PRAY IT IN

With all the confusion and orchestrated chaos of these days we must remember that the Kingdom of God has come and there is a war in which all believers in Christ are engaged. However the weapons of our warfare are not like the weapons of the world. Our weapons concern the management of a victory that has already been won. We are instructed to occupy the Earth until Christ returns.

We are always being tempted to fight battles that have already been secured when in fact we need to to set up dominion and rule our new reality with the power of the Holy Spirit, the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and the instruction of the Holy Spirit.

Most battles that are won in the field are lost in the maze of victory management. The wisdom that we need to rule cannot be found in the archives of our defeated foe.

We cannot manufacture answers or figure out the billions of problems that face the victor. What we must remember is that God has a plan that preexists the problem.

Instead of figuring it out, let us Pray it in! He has given us everything for life and godly living.

--Ken Koontz

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