“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
September 23, 2018
– Call To Worship –
Prayers of Intercession
SERMON – Don Auxier
Bible Study: Romans 9
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.
Grace Communion International – We are an international Christian fellowship, on mission with the Father, Son and Spirit, living and sharing the gospel in ways that birth all kinds of churches, for all kinds of people, in all kinds of places. As an international Christian fellowship, we have about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries.
Thinking About Our God….
God is a divine communion of love, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we can be certain that there is no lack or necessity in God. God did not create us to fill a void or need in the Godhead; rather, God created us as an act of overflowing love, for by its nature God’s love cannot be contained; it reaches out in self-giving for us. God created the world in order to share his divine life and love with all humanity.
That is why we were born: to be included in the divine life and love of the Holy Trinity, to participate in and enjoy the eternal communion of fellowship shared by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Eternally Father, Son and Holy Spirit
The doctrine of the Trinity is a Biblically based attempt to express the eternal nature of God whom the New Testament describes as “love” within the limitations of human thought and speech. God’s self-revelation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is finally God’s self-witness to his eternal, loving purpose for the whole world. Most importantly, the doctrine of the Trinity is the assertion that God is antecedently and eternally the same God who has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In short, we know who God is from what he does. There is no other God than the loving Father who has loved us to the uttermost in the sending of his Son and the gift of the Spirit—all for us and for our salvation.
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Martin M. Davis, PhD. is an ordained minister in All Nations Christian Church International.
Our Creator would never have made such lovely days and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thoughts, unless we were meant to be immortal. –Nathaniel Hawthorne
Personal Worship – That’s what our lives should be about. Scripture encourages us to live a life that glorifies our Lord in all we do, acknowledging that He is who we desperately need…our Savior, provider, encourager….and telling Him that! Worship is praising God for all He has done in our lives, is doing and praising Him for the promises of things He will do for us, our families, and our church. He is OUR HOLY, AWESOME GOD and SAVIOR, who has given us LIFE NOW and FOREVER. Worship should be an important part of our daily lives, taking time to tell God we love Him and appreciate Him; taking time to let Him know we depend on Him and need Him this day. HE ALONE IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE.
If you are struggling with Worship in your life, then ask the Spirit to help you praise the Lord, to put a “SONG” in your heart about HIM, to help you stop at various times during the day and tell God you LOVE HIM. Honor our Excellent Lord with your daily Praises. You are loved ~ Pastor David
The Joy of “Joining The Ongoing Ministry Of Jesus”. Consider that for a moment! Whether they are believers or not yet believers, your interaction with them can be a time of ministry with and for Jesus. Every time you show someone love, care, concern, interest, encouragement, help, forgiveness, joy, patience, kindness, goodness – you are joining Jesus in showing them how He looks at them. Every time you have fun with someone else, you are showing them that Jesus loves to have fun too! Our entire lives are to be spent in “Joining The Ongoing Ministry Of Jesus” – for our lives are to be lived in Grateful Response to what Jesus has done, is doing and will do – for us and towards others who need to know the Life, Love and Salvation He freely offers them. ~ Pastor David
Psalm 47:6 & 7
Sing Praises to God,
Sing praises to our King,
For God is King
over all the earth,
Sing Praises to Him.
The cost of your sins is more than you can pay. The gift of your God is more than you can imagine.–Max Lucado
So many of us have no clue of the divine appointments he is setting up for us each day and how he wants us to use our story to help others see that he loves them, really likes them, and has God-sized plans he wants to fulfill through their lives and stories… Jeff Broadnax
Sometimes God sends the brilliant light of a rainbow to remind us of His presence, lest we forget in our personal darkness His great and precious promises to never leave us alone.
Prayers for our Country and Pres. Trump
Prayers for the Body of Christ World Wide
Our Persecuted Christian Brothers & Sisters Around The World
Local Prayer Requests
Mary Coffey, prayers for healing, strength & encouragement.
For Those Who Suffered & are suffering from Hurricane Florence
Haiti – That peace and calm can return to the beautiful people of Haiti.
Josh & Heather McDonald – Prayers as they go through some difficulties with family matters and caring for her parents in Wisconsin.
GCI Conference Oct 13-17 – held in Charlotte, NC – will include the passing of the baton from Joseph Tkach to Greg Williams. Additionally most of the GCI international Mission Directors will be there for meetings. Prayers that all goes well and the international leaders have no delays make the trip.
Anita Franz – Recovery from lumbar and sciatic issues – very painful
Anthony & Jane Gachanja – (GCI National Ministry Leader in Kenya) They live in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa…prayers for blessings and protection as they minister to the beautiful people in the GCI churches in Kenya.
Hector & Paulina Barrero (GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator for Columbia & South America) For blessings, protection and inspiration as they minister to others.
Eugene & Lulu Guzon (GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator for Philippines) Prayers for wisdom, inspiration and safety as he travels, serving the Philippines
Kalengule & Nsama Kaoma (Lusaka, Zambia, Africa) Prayers for wisdom & protection as he oversees Africa as GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator.
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School – Prayers for joy, safety & blessing & provision. The school year is to begin late Sept.
Joe & Tammy Tkach & Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement
Prayers for Divine Appointments to touch others with Jesus’ life & love