Faith and Works
Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:05:56 AM
We had an awesome time in church this morning. The presence of God was very strong.
We sang this song for the first time- it carries a special anointing.
Two of our people stood up and gave really good testimonies of how God has been active in their lives.
I preached on the role of Risky Faith in activating miracles in our lives, based on the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1-21).
What was interesting is that after I prepred my sermon on Thursday, the Lord told me He would give me 7 short points to put at the end of it. These points came into my head at various times, until by the start of the sermon I had 4 of the 7 points.
So here is the test: I'm preaching on Risky Faith- can I believe God to do what He said and come through with all 7 points by the end of the sermon?
Why would God do things this way? Why not just inspire me at the time I was preparing the sermon? Conversely, why not just hit me with the sermon at the time it's needed (Sunday morning)?
The answer to this is that our lives in the Kingdom of God are to be seen as partnership- we work with God and He works through us and in us.
It's an exciting life style.
To listen to the testimonies and the sermon (and to find out if point 7 emerged) click here.