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Living In The Favour Of God #2
Living In The Favour Of God
The goal isn't to live forever, but to leave something that does!.
The prodigal son took from his father and squandered his inheritance, which led him to appreciate what riches he once had at his disposal. We too, can live within the confides of the favour of God and yet never fully appreciate it.
When God builds, He builds specifically and with an inheritance in mind. Living in the favour of God, begins with the revelation of how God perceives us and how we perceive ourselves. Son or Servant? The difference is motive!
All we have is found in the finished work of Calvary. One cannot "take authority" for authority is given. We either have it or we don't. As we saw last week Peters revelation of who Jesus is, was the foundation stone one which we (the church) stands.
Hebrews 4:1 assures us the promise to our forefathers still stands for us today. It hasn't been "updated or modified like some software package." The promise still stands for those living in obedience to it.
Entering the rest which many fail (and have failed) to enter, requires not only obedience but a revelation of who we are in Christ - Sons and heirs of promise!
Monthly Prayer And Fasting
What a POWERFUL month we have had with amazing breakthroughs, salvation's healing's, vision ownership with a week of prayer and fasting which concluded with some powerful testimonies of personal revelation of Gods love. His miraculous provision and an emphatic presence of unity and one-ness and such heartfelt worship, which brought a tangible presence of God. Many people just wanted the fast to continue. Our desire to be a church OF prayer rather than a church which HAS prayer, makes it a priority for our church.
UPCOMING events IN 2019:
Club 180 - Foundations Group
Tuesday Evenings 7:30 -9:00 pm
This foundations group is based on good coffee, sensational company and practical discussion around some key topics. You don't have to be a "New Christian", but 180 is the starting point in our personal development programme.
Initially, joining a new church can be quite daunting, so 180 is a great place to connect and make friends. By providing a warm and friendly environment, your'e on your way to making great friends and building a solid foundation to your faith. For more information watch the video
180 has a great team of people who can meet with you personally and answer any questions you may have. Held each Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:00 pm, in various homes around Auckland. Download the brochure and join.
Join our growth track which follows our vision process:
Know God Find Freedom Discover Purpose Make a Difference.
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PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 9:20 Am
Each Sunday morning, (prior to our morning service which commences at 10 am), a team of people meet in the green room to pray. (9:20-9:45 am) If you have a passion to pray for our vision to reach others with the gospel; uphold our team and see God's favour in our meetings, feel free to join us.
Our monthly prayer and fasting meeting continues on the first Thursday evening of the month at the end of each lesson of Rock Solid. 8:45 pm.
As many of us are studying on Thursdays, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the evening and combine our monthly prayer with the teaching and training group. If you want to join us just for prayer, then join us at: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Prayer must accompany our actions. There are many benefits in prayer, however; it is a spiritual discipline essential for personal growth.
PURSUIT OF FREEDOM BEGINS FEBRUARY 13TH
Registration are now open for semester ONE of our new course that continues on our growth track for those with a desire to grow into the freedom which Christ has provided us.
Due to the nature and structure of the course, we will NOT be opening it to correspondence study. The studies are challenging and will include prayer ministry support.
Each semester has its own manual, and online data-base to identify and align each persons spiritual gifts with practical aspects of service.
We are looking into live streaming the lessons in the future and presently, the audio for each class is available to registered students only.
This 32 week course is covered over 4 eight week semesters, which commences in February 2020 and concludes in December. Each study requires prayerful consideration. Students of the course will learn how living by kingdom principles develops character and a faith filled life. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to participate in the presbytery.
The course is a continuance of our growth strategy, and personal development plan to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference.
Discovering your "personal fit" is essential to personal growth and our "Living Essentials" course is a great place to start. Pick up our brochures, or visit our courses page and sign up now for 2019.
events in february
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February is "Vision" month, and we enter 2020 with a fresh new focus on the pursuit of freedom. Gal 5:1. it's a great time to join us, and find a place to call home.
A shared Lunch will be held after service on the 23rd of February, where we will outline "How" to connect and build with us.
13th February we commence our new teaching programme. "The pursuit of freedom".
Know God - Find Freedom - Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference
SUNDAYS TEACHING IN FEBRUARY TAKES A LOOK AT THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING WITH VISION, PURPOSE and FREEDOM.
"THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM"
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" JOHN 8:32.
Our pursuit is not merely to experience freedom as a one off, but to pursue it. Daily. Join us as we look at four keys to live free. To KNOW GOD - TO FIND FREEDOM. TO DISCOVER PURPOSE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Our miracle offering will be taken at the end of March this year (2020) following our VISION month in FEBRUARY. The miracle offering is to raise finances and invest into people; not pay bills. Many people use this time to see personal growth and Gods miraculous provision into their life on behalf of others.
We believe in a kingdom perspective towards life, and that means our focus is beyond our own needs. Would you prayerfully consider how you can support or invest into our miracle fund which will be used to train faithful servants?
A good way to invest, is to faithfully pray to see an increase in resources that can form part of the plan to miraculously give.
In the past year, the miracle offering has resourced:
Food parcels - Clothing - Blankets - Financial help -
Children's Resources - Audio Visual to Nursery - Christmas Presents - Christmas Lunch - Face Painting -
Lighting - Kids Seating, Carpeting and Bean Bags - Kids Teaching Resources - Portable Sound System (For Kids), and many practical opportunities to help those in need.
Will you consider ways to financially support us through our miracle offering in March 2020? It will make a difference. (donations over $50 can receive tax exemption).
other events coming up:
This twelve week course forms part of our ongoing training for the Eden family, which will conclude with a prophetic presbytery with invited prophets who will speak into candidates and church life.
We encourage our people to Pray and fast during the first THURSDAY of each month.
Join us at 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm @ 82 The Mall Onehunga . Please join us in seeking Gods favour and direction.
Prayer & Fasting
Our Kids programme follows the Hillsong "Big God", which is a balanced programme of worship, word and wholesome activities that build godly character and purposeful living.
G610 - Community connection
Salvation - Keep them coming
Favour - With God and Man
Presence - God's enabling
Resources - To enable vision
Revelation - Clear direction
Team - Knit together in unity
Release - Workers in our vision
Many people equate "VISION" with being something huge or dramatic. It conj-ours up some heavy spiritual dimension only given to the few. In fact vision is something within us all to some degree or other. It takes vision to raise a family Gods way. It takes vision to prioritise our year. It takes vision to not get bogged down with the mundane demands of life.
Vision is simply "a preferable future". "A point to head towards". "An inner motivation which empowers our day to day activities". Vision may get lost in the humdrum of life. Vision my be diverted or misdirected over time, which is why we all need to revisit again our effectiveness in living with vision.
Deuteronomy 28:13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.