BROKEN TO WHOLE

“What are you willing to break so that you can be made whole?”

God has a beautiful design and a unique purpose for each one of us, but sin has caused us to be broken. God is tirelessly calling us everyday to surrender all our broken pieces to Him, because He is the only one who can make us complete and whole, nothing missing and nothing broken.

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GRACE CHANGES EVERTHING

“Encountering the grace of God will never leave you unchanged.”

God’s grace is more than sufficient to shower us with a fresh wave of hope, to continue to believe that He can turn our mourning into dancing, and to enable us to fulfill the purposes that He has for us. It is only by His grace that we can face each day with so much joy and hope knowing the He is able and wiling to breathe life to any situation we are facing.

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WHEN WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE, WE END UP DOING EVERYTHING OTHERS SAY WE SHOULD DO.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:8

THE CALL

God has called us to be faithful… faithful to the vision. God has given us a vision to reach campuses and communities in every nation.

THE MANNER

Pastor Rice Broocks, in our Every Nation Go Conference 2019 shared 3 ways we can accomplish this.

1. PRAY FOR THE NATIONS.

‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’ – Mark 11:17

We are called to pray and to go to the nations. When Pastor Steve Murrell came, together with the original team that had an outreach in 1984, his mantra was “a Bible and a passport.”

To be a disciple and to make disciples, we need a Bible and a passport – a Bible so we can know God’s will and a passport so we can obey God’s will.

2. PRIORITIZE THE CAMPUS.

The campus is the source of future leaders. This is our stewardship. This is our calling. This is where the future leaders are.

In 1979, Rice Broocks felt the call to the campus. To this day, he still goes to the campus. It was in 1979 that he heard God say, “Change the campus, change the world.” We have done this. We continue to do this. And we will not stop.

3. PREEMINENCE OF THE GOSPEL.

We have a mission.
We have a vision.

But at the heart of what we do is the gospel.

Jesus is Lord.

Jesus came.
Jesus lived amongst us.

Jesus suffered.

Jesus died.

Jesus rose from the dead.
Jesus is still Lord.
He will come back one day to rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

THE MISSION

The body of Christ is where the manifold wisdom of God is revealed. Each part of the body has a specific calling and stewardship. We have to know who we are as a church and unapologetically do what God has called us to do and accomplish.

We are called to make disciples, train leaders and plant churches. And we are to do this in every campus and in every nation.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO TRAGEDIES?

While I was driving this morning, I heard of a story about a couple who passed by a bake shop. They saw a delightful and pretty Barbie cake on display.

So the couple stepped in and talked to the store keeper. They said that they wanted to pay for the cake.
“I’m afraid it’s been reserved for a couple who has a little girl celebrating her birthday today,” said the shop keeper.

“Oh, no, no, no… We don’t want to buy the cake. We want to pay for the cake,” said the walk in guests.
Confused, the shop keeper politely asked, “Sorry, I don’t seem to understand. What do you mean?”

“We want to pay for the cake. We won’t take it home. We just want to bless the people buying it. But we would like to write a note for the little girl celebrating her birthday.”

Apparently, this couple had a baby girl that was stillborn. They wanted to celebrate with the couple who had a little girl. Though they had a tragedy happen to them, they found ways to celebrate with others who were blessed to have children. On their note, they wrote, “Happy birthday, dear. Just like your parents, we had a baby girl named Quinn. But she was born sleeping. (This was their way to explain to little girl that their child didn’t make it.) We hope you have a wonderful day!”

We all go through unpleasant and difficult circumstances. But a lot in life is not just what happens to us but also how we respond to what happens to us.

Difficult times squeeze out what’s inside of us – whether good or bad.

May God give us grace to respond in a way that will bring honor and glory to His name.

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PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.amazon.com/DecoPac-Barbie-Birthday-Cake-Kit/dp/B01DONEADM

MESSAGE

“Let us not make it hard for others to come to Christ.”

As a community of believers, may we extend God’s love and grace towards those who are hurting, lost, hopeless, broken and in despair. As we experience His unconditional love and overflowing grace, may we show the same to those around us.

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COMMUNITY

“The church is called to be a community of grace. “

Just as we have received grace when Jesus Christ forgave us of our sins, reconciled us back to Him, and adopted us into His family, we are also called as a church family to dispense of that same grace by being loving and accepting towards everyone – even those who may have offended us, we disagree with, or in conflict with. By doing so, we attract people to Christ.

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THE CHURCH

As a church, the people of God, we are called to model His love to the world—to reflect who Jesus is with how we live our lives at home, in the workplace, or wherever He calls us to go.

May we show the world a kind of church that’s loving, humble, kind, and always willing to serve others.

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GOD’S PREVAILING PURPOSE

According to Proverbs 19:12, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Our senses and other people may fail us, but God will never fail us. We can stand on His Word, because what He has promised, He is faithful to fulfill. Our greatest assurance is that God knows all things and His purpose will not be thwarted.

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UNCHANGING

We can put our complete trust in God no matter how seemingly impossible our situations may be, because God’s Word is reliable, His timing is perfect and His power is unlimited.

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TRANSFORMATION

There is still hope for this nation because God is still in the business of transforming lives. May we continue to stand in the gap and pray for God’s good, pleasing and perfect will to be done in our lives and in our beloved nation.

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