Don’t get Tired of Waiting for your Dreams & Visions

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Have you ever had a dream that you knew was from the Spirit of God?
In Acts 2: 17, God declares that ‘in the last days, he will pour out his Spirit on all people; and young men will see visions while older men will dream dreams.’
Has the Lord given you a dream about something in your life? Have you been waiting for your dream to come to pass and you are now getting discouraged or losing faith?
It could be a dream about your ministry and how God wants to use you. Or it could be about your health or your finances. Whatever it is; do you feel you are working against all odds and nothing is happening?

Don’t lose heart.

You belong to the Lord. Whatever he has spoken to you will come to pass. We easily get discouraged because we like to do things our way, -but we need to remember that Gods ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts are greater than our thoughts. His eyes see further than we can ever see or even imagine. 

All we need to do is trust Him.

In Habakkuk 2: 2-3 we read:
And the Lord answered me, and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
Verse 3 we read: “For the revelation awaits an appointed time, though it linger, wait for it, It will certainly come and will not delay.”
If God gives you a vision, like he gave Habakkuk, remember to write it down. Look at the writing from time to time; nurture it as you would a young plant. If it delays, keep trusting and working toward accomplishing it.

Remember Noah?
When God told him to build an ark, the people laughed so hard at him. I figure he was the entertainment at the local bar.
But one day, the rains did come, and there was a great flood, just as the Lord had told Noah.
Like Noah, keep your dream and vision alive, it will come to pass because God is Faithful.

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Spring is Here

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Spring is associated with a new beginning. A fresh start, a new dawn. Spring is the new season and it always has new beginnings, new promises and new expectations. Maybe you are at a point in your life where you are more than ready for something new. Your faith will take you to the next level. Have high expectations and believe in God’s promises.

Do not despair
In your current situation, you should not be miserable. Be happy and thankful for the season, and pray for your new beginning. Take the current status as a training ground for the future state. Like Job; “though your beginning is small, your latter days will be very great.” (Job 8:7)

Keep the hope alive
Is there something you are hoping for? Although your wait for the new beginning may seem long, do not lose your hope and faith. Be persistent and keep pushing toward your dream. As it is written in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Lamentations Chapter 3 vs 22-24 tells us; “the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Believe in God’s promises
Believe in things unseen and the great things that await you in your new season. His promise to Jeremiah in verses 29:11 applies to you today. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Spring forth
Embrace your new beginning and say goodbye to the old things. Your old situation may be likened to a desert and the new beginning to spring. Spring is a sign of life and freshness. Be ready for your new season and spring forth when the time comes. Embrace your new state wholly. Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:18-19).

Step into your new season with grace and strength and believe in the promise of God that those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).

Your spring time is here. Spring forth and embrace it. Let your faith and hope in God carry you through the new season as you believe in His promises and watch as He works in amazing ways to turn your expectations into reality. Ecclesiastes 3:11, tells us ‘God has made everything beautiful in its time.’

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2016 Bible Training Tools

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church has a tradition of giving bible training tools to other Churches regardless of denomination or location. These Bible tools are made and donated by a member of the congregation.

 

 

Churches that have received these gifts over the years include The Methodist Church, Presbyterian, Catholic, Anglican and African Methodist Episcopal Church.

This year on Christmas Eve, Fr. Abraham blessed the next five gifts in that tradition.

One has already been delivered to Detroit to the Methodist Church; the other four will go to Hudson, Columbus, Norwalk and Pennsylvania.     bible1

 

The bibles provide Sunday School Teachers a hands-on teaching tool that helps youngsters from ages 3 to 13 understand the value of learning about God’s Word.

 

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Familiarity with God’s word, learned at an early age, will prayerfully lead to a lifetime of Bible reading and attainment of wisdom.

Going to Church?

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A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them.” “I think I’m wasting my time and the priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all!”

This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time, my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’ When you are DOWN to nothing….God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

~Author Unknown

Contributed by Ric Babcock
Have a Merry Christmas and see you at Church!

Go Somewhere… -and make Disciples!

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September was the month we decided to evangelize by going out and talking to people in the community.

Why was this necessary?

Matthew 28:19 says we should; “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

It is not just the Pastors responsibility to evangelize; all Christians are called to go and make disciples.

We approached evangelism using several methods.

Some of our methods were successful, and others were not so successful.

  • Posters in Restaurants

Some restaurants were kind enough to allow us to put our church flyer on their notice board.

  • Talked to People

The weather was great, and lots of people were walking around and shopping. Some were willing to allow us to talk to them and accepted our flyers.

  • Visited Neighborhoods

We visited neighborhoods’ and talked to people sitting on their front porches. They were keen on listening to what we had to say.

Challenges

Some of the challenges we faced were; some businesses did not want us to pass flyers in their stores.

We also had our own challenges; it is not easy to talk to strangers. It can be scary to say the least.

The challenge of evangelism for every church today is to meet and engage with people where they are.

You don’t always have to go somewhere..!  

In our everyday lives with the people we encounter daily; we ought to take advantage of every opportunity and tell them about Christ.

Are You Running Away From The Call?

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Jesus called the disciples’ from their regular activities.

Their new job description was to preach the Good News of salvation, heal the sick, and restore wholeness and peace.

During the August House Church Fellowship, we learned there are two types of calls:

The call to be a disciple and the call to make disciples. The call to be a disciple is for everyone. The call to make disciples flows from the call to be a disciple. Matthew 10:1-13

Jesus saw Peter and Andrew casting their nets into the sea and said to them “follow me.” This is the call to discipleship, to be formed in the likeness of Christ.

The call to Christian discipleship is divine not human.

The question that arises for many of us is; do we have to obey the call?

Christ does not force anyone to love Him. Voluntarily we can accept or reject the call.

Ultimately it is a personal decision. Christ asked Peter three times, “do you love me?” The love of God should be our only motivation for ministry.

He then told Peter, “Feed my sheep!” We cannot feed the sheep if we are not following the shepherd.

We cannot effectively transform the world unless we are being transformed by the word of God.

 

Join us next month for the House Church Fellowship where we dive deep into the Word of God.

Contact Father Abraham for more details at: fiodembo@yahoo.com

 

 

Transform My Heart!

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“Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right Spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

During the July house church, we looked at how God cares about the nature of our hearts.

Gretsie Ames, our guest speaker taught us to look to God the Father as our shepherd. She explained how a Shepherd takes care of his sheep by anointing their head and ears with oil. The oil prevents insects from biting the sheep or getting into their ears and causing infection.

The Shepherd has compassion for his sheep just like our Father God has compassion for us.

We studied Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in need.”

We should be comforted because we are in good hands. God knows our needs and will supply them.

Psalm 23: 4; “Even though I walk through the darkest valley
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

God forgives our sin even though we do not deserve His forgiveness. It is by grace we are forgiven.

Let us remember and know that God is the good shepherd -and surrender our hearts to Him.

Aaron From Israel Enlightens the House Church Fellowship

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This month, Aaron and his wife Michelle Eime blessed the house church with their fellowship and teaching.

Aaron taught us how to understand the scripture from the Hebrew Perspective.

It was truly enlighting to learn the original context in which the scriptures were written.

He also shared how the Spirit of God is moving among the Jews in Israel, and how people are coming to know the Lord as their Savior.

 

Aaron has been a missionary with the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish People CMJ ) for 17 years.

As a family, they are blessed with three children; Micah, Atarah and Tirzah.

If you would like to support this important work please do not hesitate.

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Do not miss the house church gatherings where we share great teachings, prayer and support.

 

Trinity Sunday

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Trinity Sunday falls one week after Pentecost Sunday.

This year, the day fell on Sunday May 31st.

This is the day the Church has set aside to honor the most fundamental of Christian beliefs. The doctrine of the Trinity -the three persons of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

On May 31st, The Archdeacon Father Mark Scotton led the Reconciliation Service.

He reminded us that reconciliation begins with us.

Let us forgive and let go of past hurts.

Brothers and Sisters in the faith around the world are being persecuted and killed for proclaiming Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We have freedom of worship, how can we best use our faith?

At the end of our lives, the only thing that will matter is whether we loved enough.

We are called to love. We may not do it perfectly, and we may have shortcomings.

But at the end of the day, love is all that matters.

Free Indeed!

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“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

John 8:36 NIV

During this month’s House Church, we studied what it means to be set free.

The culprit that keeps us under bondage is sin.

Our ancestors, Adam and Eve, lived in harmony with God, each other and creation until they disobeyed God.

Sin causes separation from God -and Spiritual bondage.

We need to acknowledge we are not perfect and have flaws and shortcomings.

For us to properly relate to others and God, we need to turn away from sin that imprisons us and turn toward God.

When Jesus sets you free, you will be free indeed.