Protect yourself. We have an enemy out there trying to do everything that he can to make us doubt and not trust in God. Make sure that you are doing everything based on the Word of God. If you notice that you are worrying more about what other's are doing, take a step back and make sure you are listening to the Holy Spirit. Remember, God will always redirect us back to Him no matter what the plans of the enemy are, if we allow Him to.
It is important that every person figures out what is most important in their lives, because that will guide their thoughts, decisions and actions. As believers, the most important thing in our life should be the Kingdom of Heaven. Such as the merchant sold everything to get the pearl, we should also give everything to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And be sure to understand, that when we give everything, we don't lose anything but instead we gain! So, we encourage you to check your life today, and make sure the most important thing in your life is God and His Kingdom. And if it isn't, ask Him for help getting back on the right track.
When we become members of the Body of Christ, we are given a role to fulfill.
It is also important to understand that as a head can't function without a body, Christ (Head) can't function without us (Body).
So, it's very important to pray and ask God so that you can uncover your role and start helping both Jesus and other members of the body of Christ. Of course some roles will be more visible than others, but every role is equally as important.
Focus on Jesus, sounds easy doesn't it? Remind yourself to stay focused on your calling from Christ, and He will bless you accordingly!
Listen to our guest speaker Pastor Yuriy Grushovenko
Joseph has to meet with the baker and the wine keeper , who served under Pharaoh. But the only place where they could listen to him, because of their position and that of Joseph, was prison. Outside the walls of the prison, they would not even have cast their gaze towards Joseph. This is how God sometimes acts so that His will, good and perfect , will be done , contrary to all human circumstances and understandings. Even if you find yourself in prison not through your own fault, continue to love and serve God, and He will turn everything for good and His will will be done.
We are grateful to God for 2019, as well as for our partners and friends of our church. And we are moving forward with faith into 2020 to continue ministering and seeing people be saved.