Kevin Harvey, N3C elder and regional director of South Jersey Fellowship of Christian Athletes, delivered the message. His topic: Give In, Give Out, Give Up. Give up is learning what it means to surrender our will to God on a daily basis (Galatians 2:20). Give in is giving into the calling God has placed over your life (2 Peter 1:3, Ephesians 4:1-3). Give out is the priilege of serving the Lord, being a blessing to others, and allowing His life to flow through us. Message delivered 11/29/15.
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount lays out the foundational elements of living in the Kingdom of God. He calls believers salt and light … not flavoring and decoration, but people with character that the witness of their lives cause others to be changed and preserved from corruption. Message delivered 11/22/15.
Paul Scrimale, who, with his wife Debbie, is planting the church “The Haven” in Westampton, NJ, takes the pulpit to share on how to be a Book of Acts church:
Be authentic. Be focused. Intentional. Make this part of your daily prayer: “God, use me today.” Respond to need. When opportunities come, don’t let them pass by. Follow up whenever possible. If God has put them in your world, stay connected. Stay full of the Spirit. Message delivered 11/15/15
In Matt. 5:15, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” In this segment on the Beattitudes which lay out the foundation elements of Christ-like living, Pastor John talks about the nature of persecution, even its importance.
We need, he sa to live in a way that causes people to make a decision, to consider that God is real, and come to a place where they have to accept or reject Him.
The message is actually delivered in two segments separated by a video about a Christian believer in India who was persecuted.
Pastor John appeared on 11/1 as Darth Vader to talk about redemption from early wounds that easily lead one to a destructive life. Alas, his dramatic (and often funny) presentation didn’t make it into this recording. What is preserved is his summation. Message delivered 11/1/15.