(This is a preparatory message leading up to an ordination at the Global Vision Bible Church.)
God is like a two-headed nickel. He always wins.
Ordination is not the calling of God. Aanyone called of God can preach whether man says so or not. Ordination is more or less a local church formaility, acknowledging someone who has been divinely annointed.
Paul often referred to Timothy as his son (in the faith), even though they were not related. Today, we are disciples who are naking disciples.
It has been about a month since my college career has come to a close. Is it too early to feel nostalgic about my college days yet? As I look back at the four years I spent in Happy Valley, I grow more and more thankful for the church I attended there, Alliance Christian Fellowship. It was a place where I was called to a deeper relationship with the God of the bible, and a greater love for people (the church and also the world).
Beloved of God, the cycle of abuse, cycle of offence are cycles to refuse.
The cycle of restraint, cycle of defeat are cycles to resist.
For he who saved you, Yeshua your Lord has planned for you peaks and troughs for victorious outcomes to the glory of God.
Up times are times to praise God with hands raised and doing His bidding, with hearts grateful and testifying.
Down times are not times to rot but to access what you’ve got,and to thank God, He has saved and blessed you who was once lost.