Our Mission

To love all people at all times and lead them into a new life in Christ.

Our Vision

To be a church that will be multicultural and generational, having a lasting impact on the people to whom we minister.

To see the gospel extend beyond the walls of our church through various outreaches.

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Nothing You Can Do Will Ever Stop God from Loving you!                         Ed Eliot

Nothing You Can Do Will Ever Stop God from Loving you!                         Ed Eliot

      The love God has for you isn’t based on anything you did or did not do.  It is based entirely on who He is. When you discover who He is, you will know how much you are loved.

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”  (I John 4:10-12).

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”  (Romans 5:8).

How to live Fearlessly

How to live Fearlessly

  “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”  Psalm 91:5-6

   In the midst of all that is happening in the world, you can be fearless, and this comes from knowing the Lord as the God of peace.  He will crush every fear, every worry, and every anxiety.

Grace-the undeserved, unearned, and unmerited favor of God–is the only thing against which the devil has no defense.  That is why we put our faith in the blood of Jesus when we talk about protection. Grace qualifies us for God’s all-encompassing protection.     

“The Lord is  my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Psalm 18:2

Protected in the Secret Place of the Most High   – Joseph Prince

Protected in the Secret Place of the Most High  
                                                         Joseph Prince
“I will set apart the land of “Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land,  I will make a difference between My people and your people…” Exodus 8:22-23
   Don’t be afraid when you hear or read of terrible diseases in the world.  As God’s beloved child, you are in the world, but not of the world. And as the children of Israel were kept safe and protected in Goshen, so will the Lord keep you safe in the secret place of the Most High.  

What is more important, that you follow God or that He follows you?                             Ed Elliot-

What is more important, that you follow God or that He follows you?                             Ed Elliot

Some people try to follow God but the truth is God follows them.  Paul makes a challenging statement of a fundamental truth about God’s character.  If people understood what he said about God, it would impact their hearts in a powerful way to draw them to God.

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?”  Romans 2:4

Two powerful truths:

  •  People not knowing it is God’s goodness that leads them to repentance
  • It is God’s goodness that leads people to know God.

Repentance is all about knowing God’s goodness.  Religion makes repentance about your sin, not God’s goodness and what God did about your sins.  Repentance isn’t about you or your past. It is all about God’s goodness and what He has done about your sins.  Religion wants you to focus on how bad, sinful, and disgraceful you are. However, God wants you to know how good He is and how His goodness affects you.  It isn’t knowing how sinful you are that draws you to God.  It is knowing how good He is that will cause you to want to know Him.  

  •  Jehovah-Rash-”the Lord my Shepherd”  God is always watching over us.
  • Jehovah-Jireh –”the Lord that sees and provides.”  God is still the Lord who sees and provides.
  • Jehovah-Rapha-”The Lord who heals and restores our souls.” 3 John 2-”Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 
  • Jehovah-Tsidkenu-”the Lord our righteousness.” “Even the righteousness which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference.  Romans 3:26
  • Jehovah-Shalom -”the Lord is my peace.”  If we have peace, we will never fear any evil.
  • Jehovah-Shammah-”the Lord is present.”  (for thou art with me.) Today, God is always present with us because we have HIs gift of the HOly Spirit in us.
  • Jehovah-Nissi-”the Lord my canopy.”  A canopy is a covering, a protection for God’s people.

Nothing in these 7 names depicting God’s character and nature reveal anything that would harm us.  As a believer, God’s goodness and mercy will follow you for the rest of your life.

The Local Church as a Place of Refuge.     Joseph Prince

The Local Church as a Place of Refuge

                                    Joseph Prince

The Old Testament cities of refuge reveal a beautiful picture of Christ as our protection.  The six cities were scattered across the land so a person could flee to the nearest one to take refuge.  It is a picture of the local church. The local church is a place of refuge. The church is not man’s idea;  it’s God’s idea. It is a place where all the guilty, where all who are suffering from condemnation, and where those who are being pursued can come and take refuge.  It is not God’s heart for you to take this journey of faith on your own. God’s heart is for you to be a part of a community of faith.

In the Father’s house, people experience healing, breakthroughs, protection, and other blessings.  God the Father raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, “far above all sicknessess, all diseases, all terror, all snares, alll cancers, all depression, and all addictions.  Amen!

The apsotle Paul declares, “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” ( Ephesians  1:22-23). Where is this power today in our broken and fallen world? It is found in the church! His power, His authority, and His fullness are all found in the church–our city of refuge where we can run to and find divine protection!

Forgiveness will do nothing to change the past, but it can change your future. Ed Elliot

Forgiveness will do nothing to change the past, but it can change your future.

                                 Ed Elliot

Reconciliation isn’t based on one party apologizing to another.  It’s about choosing to walk in love even if the other person never apologizes.

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation”  2 Corinthians 5:19

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” I Peter 4:8]

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans. 8:38-39

“For it, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”  Romans 5:10

Good Morning!

We all say “Good Morning!” to others.   Do you know the meaning of “Good Morning?”

G-Get up.

O-Open your heart.

O-Open your mind.

D-Dedicate your day to God.

M-Meditate on God’s word.

O-Optimise your faith & hope.

R-Rebuke all evils.

N-Never doubt God’s love.

I-Inspire someone.

N-Nothing should scare you

G-Go out with joy.

So, I say , “Good Morning and have a blessed day!”

                                     From EVERQUOTE

ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED

ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED

Don’t bargain with God.  Be direct. Ask for what you need.  This isn’t a game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust?  If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing.  You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

      Matthew 7:7-11   Message

Let God Shape Your Life

Let God Shape Your Life   So, roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives.  Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then;  you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life. A life energetic and blazing with holiness.  God said, “I am holy’; you be holy.”
   I  Peter 1:13-16 Message

THE POWER OF WORSHIP  Joseph Prince

THE POWER OF WORSHIP  Joseph Prince

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.”  Psalm 95:6-7

Some people think that when they worship God, they are giving something to Him.  On the contrary, as we worship and praise HIm, He is giving to us, imparting His life, wisdom, and power into our lives, renewing our minds and physical bodies as well in His sweet presence.

Worship is simply a response on our part to His love for us.  We don’t have to, but when we experience His love and grace in our lives, we want to.  It’s a response birthed out of a revelation in our hearts of just how great, how awesome, how majestic, and how altogether lovely our Lord and Savior truly is.  As we worship HIm and become utterly lost in His magnificent love for us, something happens to us. We are forever changed and transformed in His presence. All fears, worries, and anxieties depart when Jesus is exalted in our worship.

Allow the music to simply wash over you like rivers of living waters.  Let His presence flush out every fear and every anxiety. Let His love take away the cares that burden you.  Let Jesus be magnified and glorified, and watch Him turn all things around for your good!

GOD SO LOVES YOU…Joseph Prince

GOD SO LOVES YOU…Joseph Prince

“But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”  Rom. 5:8

Jesus was the apple of God’s eye.  He was God’s darling Son, His infinite joy and delight.

Yet, God gave Jesus up for you.  That’s how much God loves you.

Just think about it:  If you knew you could save a dying person by giving up something precious to you, would you go as far as to give up your only child whom you dearly love for that person?

Yet, that is exactly what God did to save you. Jesus, His beloved Son, died on the cross to cleanse you, heal you and redeem you–spirit, soul and body!  That is how precious you are to God!

BIBLE VERSES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR

BIBLE VERSES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Look back on His blessings

  • Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.  Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the judgments he pronounced…I Chronicles 16:11-12  
  • Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17
  • Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  I Chron. 16:8
  • Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.  Lamentations 3:22-24

Focus on the future, And God’s plans for you

  • Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19

  • For I know the plans for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor. 5:17

Don’t worry about what is to come

  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

So we say with confidence, “the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:6

I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS     By Longfellow

I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS                   

                                           By Longfellow

The poem tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War.   We need to remember what Christmas is all about during this modern time of our nation’s history. “God is not dead, nor does He sleep.”   “The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail.”

I heard the bells on Christmas day 

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet 

The words repeat

Of  peace on earth, good-will to men!

 

Till ringing, singing on its way,

The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime,

A chant subline

Of peace on earth, good-will to me!

 

Then from each black, accursed mouth

The cannon thundered in the South,

And with the sound

The carols drowned

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

 

It was as if an earthquake rent 

The hearth-stones of a continent,

And made forlorn

The households born

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

 

And in despair I bowed my head;

“There is no peace on earth,” I said;

“For hate is strong,

And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

 

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The Wrong shall fail,

The Right prevail, 

With peace on earth, good-will to men!

THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD…

THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD…

If I stop to think before I speak, I won’t have to worry about what I said.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

Therefore,

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all people, love.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.

“Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.  There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel–that will stand.”  Proverbe 19:20-21

                                          Dr. Daniel O. C., Bishop AEGA

“When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this Child.”   Luke 2:17

 “When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this Child.”   Luke 2:17

The good news of Jesus brings hope to those who are lost, light to those in darkness, joy to those in despair.  It offers real transformation to the person who is caught in addiction, disillusioned by materialism or seeking purpose and direction. We share the Gospel, because we have experienced the truth and power for ourselves, and we know, personally, the “Author and Perfecter,” so we have confidence in the Gospel’s transformative power on others.

This Christmastime and beyond, let us follow the example set by the angels and shepherds.  Let us use every opportunity and every means possible to spread the word about who Jesus is while showing people where they can find Him, so that they too can have a saving, personal relationship with the living Christ.  It’s not just good news–it’s the best news. LET’S SHARE IT.  General Brian Peddle, Salvation Army

HOW TO SERVE GOD IN FAITHFULNESS     Dr. Daniel O. C.

 HOW TO SERVE GOD IN FAITHFULNESS

                                                            Dr. Daniel O. C.

Service was never intended as a substitute for a godly life.  True service is love for Christ in working clothes.

David had a sling.

Dorcas had a needle.

Rahab had a string.

Mary had some ointment.

Moses had a rod.

Have you some small talents you can dedicate to God?

Deuteronomy 7:9  “Therefore, know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

Excuses of Moses:

  1. Personal unfitness  Exodus 3:10-11
  2. Feared the unbelief of the people. Exodus 4:1
  3. Lack of eloquence. Exodus 4:10
  4. Requested that some other leader be sent. Exodus 4:13

God promised Moses help.

  1. The divine Presence Exodus 3:12
  2. Given divine authority  Exodus 3:13-14
  3. Divine empowerment  Exodus 4:2-8
  4. Promised human co-operation  Exodus 4:14-16

 KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD!

  KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD!

“If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped?  Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought.  Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.  Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick.  They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath.  It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad.  That’s what Christ did definitively; suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones.  He went through it all–was put to death and then made alive–to bring us to God.

                                  I Peter 3:18  Message Bible

 A RADICAL IDEA!

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                                           A RADICAL IDEA!

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34-35

Notice Jesus said, “Love others as He has loved us.”  Here is a radical idea: what if loving others starts with being willing to ask God to show us how much He loves us?  

What if loving others starts with receiving, not achieving?  Trusting instead of trying? For us to love people as God does, we must first learn how much God loves us.  

“We love God because He loves us first” (I John 4:19).

                                                 Ed and Laurie Elliott

 

GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO HEAL YOU                                                                                  Joseph Prince

 GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO HEAL YOU

                                                                                 Joseph Prince

“Suddenly, a  man with leprosy approached HIm and knelt before Him.  “Lord,” the man said, “if You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean.”  Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” He said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.   Matthew 8:2-3 NLT

Once there was a man with leprosy who came to Jesus saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”  This man didn’t have a problem believing that Jesus had the ability and power to heal him. He just wasn’t sure if Jesus was willing to do it for him.

Jesus answered the man by touching him and saying, “I am willing Be healed.”

What did Jesus say? “I am willing.”  Did He just say it and do nothing? No, He stretched forth His hand to the man and restored the afflicted man to wholeness.

Truly, God wants you to know that He is both able and willing to heal you,.  Start to realize and believe that He wants you healed more than you want to be healed!

PARTY ON GOD! 

PARTY ON GOD! 

One of the great truths revealed in the story of the prodigal son is that the prodigal son is that the gospel is not about our past but our present and future.  The happiest person at the party wasn’t the newly restored and forgiven son but his father. The critical, faultfinding brother missed the homecoming celebration because he was busy working for what the Prodigal was receiving and experiencing freely through his father’s unconditional love.

Legalism blinds and distorts the true nature and character of God.  It is only love that unveils the heart of God and can change the hearts of those who choose to trust in God’s love for themselves.  Don’t miss out on what God has for you because of guilt and shame from your past. Why remember what God has forgotten?   

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

“God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10).

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