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Be Initiative, Evans Olang

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Genesis 39:1-23, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.” 

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What would you do if what you always dreamed for wasn’t coming to pass?  instead of things getting better, you got  further and further away from it. Joseph is a good example, he had a dream at the age of 17 and his dream was not that one day he would fail but that one day he will be great and that his family and many people would bow to him. Talk to any teenagers today and hear all their dreams and desires of success. You must have had dreams at that age too. Joseph had a good dream but he was naive, boastful and insensitive towards his brothers. He did not even realize that the dream was not about him but a picture of Christ. In his case, a lot of character building was needed before God fulfilled all that He planned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Freed To Serve Him, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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Acts 5:17-20, “17 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, 18 and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. 19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”

The disciples in early church as recorded in the book of Acts were powerful having been filled with the power of the Holy Ghost to be witnesses for Christ. After the departure of Christ, we see Peter assume the role of leadership over the disciples. We see him and the rest used mightily of God. The once upon a time coward Peter who denied Christ was bold enough under the unction of the Holy Spirit to preach Christ even to the point of being thrown in prison. Peter was no stranger to prison neither were some of the disciples as we read in the book of Acts. Read the rest of this entry »

Resting in the Midst of Trouble,Pastor Phil Sessa

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Acts 12:5-6, “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.”  

Times of adversity have a way of testing our faith.  What do you do when adversity strikes?  Do you run away, pray, complain, and become depressed?  The gospel message that is preached by many at this time is this, “God has a wonderful plan for your life.”   Read the rest of this entry »