Evangelism sounds like such a daunting task for the Christ follower.
What do I have to do? Do I need to share my secret sins? 

What if I grew up in a Christian home? Do I need to make my testimony sound amazing?
What if I get rejected?
What if they don’t want to listen?
Will I be ridiculed?

All these questions and more haunt us.

Dr. Rick Richardson, in his book, “Reimagining Evangelism” shares the concept of being a travel guide. Sometimes, we think that evangelism is closing the sale – that they pray the sinner’s prayer after we share.
But more than being a travel agent that tries to close a sale, be like a travel guide where we journey with people and inch them closer to a relationship with Christ.

One will plant, the other will water and someone else may end up harvesting (see 1 Corinthians 3:6-7). 

But ultimately, it is God who brings the growth and draws people unto Him. (see John 6:44)

This Saturday, September 30, as Victory Metro Manila, we will endeavor to engage our community with the love of God.
For Victory Fort, we will #ShareAMealShareTheStory. (video below)

But however God moves you to share His love, know that you do it in the power of the Holy Spirit with the motivation of Christ’s love that compels us.

Have a great weekend ahead.

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ONE NAME.

Jesus. That’s the only name we desire to exalt.
It is in His name that we can find all we would ever need and desire – Savior, Provider, Lord, Master, Forgiver… our All in All.

FIVE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

1. CONTEND AGAINST.

The greater the breakthrough, the greater the warfare.
We are to contend in the Spirit without ceasing.

2. CONTEND WITH.

When we don’t fight as a family, we can’t win. We need to learn to fight as a family, fight not as a wrestler but as a centurion, arm in arm with fellow warriors. If we fight alone, we’re dead. If we fight together, we win.

3. CLEANSING.

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21)

We want to be fit for the Master’s use. Repentance, turning and humility are keys to seeing this come to pass.

4. DELIVERANCE.

God will release people for His greater glory.
We’ve been seeing people set free from past hurts, sinful patterns, and emotional trauma.
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.

John 8:35 says that a servant doesn’t remain in the house forever, but a son does. A servant does the will of the Master because it is his duty but a son does the will of his Father because it is his delight.

5. SPIRITUAL POWER.

A greater move of the Spirit means greater opposition.

To see all that God is wanting to accomplish, it has to be birthed not in the physical but spiritual.

Jim Laffoon: “As this new building finishes, know that you are not just building a building but birthing a new era.”

We see the spirit of evangelism rise, prophetic prayer get activated and intercession/praying in the Spirit operate in a greater measure.

We are in an exciting season of our church.

Watch and see what God is going to do to a people surrendered to His love, will and leading.

“Nearness is a gift. Closeness is a daily choice.” (Jim Laffoon)
21 DAYS.

We sense that God is calling the leadership to a season of prayer and fasting. Starting July 10 – 31, pastors and leaders will be on a Daniel fast.

If you feel God is calling you to join us, go jump in with us whether for a week or 2 or whole 3 weeks.

The greatest breakthrough in fasting is not an answer to our prayer but the presence of God Himself.

Exciting times are up ahead.

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INFORMATION ON DANIEL FAST BELOW:

http://www.gotquestions.org/Daniel-fast.html

http://daniel-fast.com/draw-closer-god/

http://daniel-fast.com/aboutthefast-2/

http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com/ultimate-daniel-fast-about-the-daniel-fast/

Love doesn’t have to be complicated.

However, it’s not the love that’s complicated. It’s just that we are the ones who complicate the love.

When we do relationships God’s way, in God’s will, following God’s Word, it really shouldn’t be that complicated.

Isaac found Rebekah because God put them together. It was a match made in heaven.

Here’s a message to explain further.

If we have the victory through Christ, why does it seem like we still lose some battles?

Is it possible that we are fighting with the wrong set of weapons?

The Bible tells us that the battle we fight is not against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against spiritual powers. What this means is that we do not fight physically, emotionally, or even verbally, but we fight in the spiritual realm.

Here is a message on how to fight the battle using the spiritual weapons God has given us in Ephesians chapter 6.

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I remember a time when I played Little League Baseball. We were all pumped up and ready to play against our opponent. We got to the field in Seafront (right on Roxas Boulevard). Right after we got off the bus, we all rushed to the baseball field to warm up.

Ten minutes passed by, our opponents hadn’t arrived.
Twenty minutes.
Thirty minutes.
One hour.

In our minds, our opponents forfeited the game.
Now, these were the days before mobile phones. Not even pagers existed.

But because we normally played in 2 venues alternating, what we thought was a won ballgame due to forfeiture was a default on our part.

The game for that Saturday was supposed to be at the Manila Polo Club.

When we don’t know where the game is, we cannot actually play.

In the same breath, when we don’t know where the battle is, there’s no way we can fight.

The battle ground is first and foremost in the mind.

Watch the message below to learn more about where the battle field is.

 As we begin this year, we all have promises we are holding on to from God.

Just like the Israelites, God had a promised land for them. That being said, it is a known fact that while there’s a promised land waiting for them, there are still giants in the land that they had to defeat. It was still a fight.

The Bible says that we have an enemy. His name is Satan. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual powers.

The following is the message I shared from Genesis 3 exposing the origin, character and work of the enemy. While he exists, the truth still stands: HE IS A DEFEATED FOE.

Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.