Sunday Service Elim 12 Aug 2007

Pastor Rob Reid: Crunchies, celebrations, birthdays, etc.

 

Senior pastor Mike Knott: Ken’s Gartner’s book launch, “Dying to Live” about Prison Ministries.

 

Pastor Jeannie Knott: Read the book, it will give you a feel for prison life, and touch your heart.

 

Mike introduced Selwyn and Ann, pastors (of Elim?) in Marton (Martinborough?), formerly missionaries of Cambodia.

 

“Church” – The New Generation

 

e.g. Mary:

  • Good news: you will bear the Son of God
  • Bad news: your husband will not understand and the world will not approve
  • Good news: He will be the saviour of the world
  • Bad news: you will watch him die on a cross
  • =”the veracities of …”

 

Joseph Company?

  • Genesis 49:22 (NCV)
  • Joseph is like a grapevine that produces much fruit
  • A healthy vine watered by a spring
  • Whose branches grow over the wall

 

Joseph Company is driven by a dream:

  • Joel 2:28 (A Spirit-empowered life)
  • “And that’s just the beginning:
  • After that – ‘I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people:
  • Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters.
  • Your old men will dream,
  • Your young men will see visions.

 

Joseph Company understands that all of life has purposes:

  • Genesis 50:22 (A faith-filled attitude)
  • Even though you intended to do harm to me,
  • God intended it for good,
  • In order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today.

 

Joseph Company gets up every time they are knocked down”

  • Psalm 37:23-24 (Able to endure)
  • Stalwart walks in step with God;
  • His path blazed by God, he’s happy.
  • If he stumbles, he’s not down for long;
  • God has a grip on his hand.
  • (“stalwart” – marked y outstanding strength and vigour of  body, mind, or spirit)

 

Joseph Company rides up the down staircase:

  • Matthew (whoever would lead, must become a servant)

 

Joseph Company is heading for the top:

  • Deuteronomy 28:13 (Increasing influence)
  • God will make you the head, not the tail;
  • You’ll always be the top dog…

 

Joseph Company?

  • Joseph Company is…
  • JESUS Company
  • I want to join them
  • Get up again
  • A Spirit-empowered life
  • Grow over the wall

 

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