Elim Church Service

What does Elim stand for?

  • Expecting Great Things from God
  • Living for Jesus
  • Impacting our city
  • Multiply

 

Naturally Supernatural

  • Everywhere Jesus went, He touched and transformed lives causing amazing things to happen in the midst of ordinary daily routines.  Despite His incredible display of power, He did not remove himself at all from the common man.
  • We too, are NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL.  The Holy Spirit – the Spirit of God is living and active in our lives.  As we operate out of the supernatural, Jesus says we can experience the Kingdom of God – we’ll be able to see it, and feel its power!  And you will want to pass it on.  It’s an unpredictable fire.
  • His power and presence is on us as we go about our daily routines.  Let’s be agent of transformation, in or home’s workplaces, schools, businesses etc.
  • “There’s a sweet, sweet spirit in this place.  And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord.”  See it and believe it everywhere you go this week!

 

Jesus turned people’s:

  • Water into Wine
  • Sorrows into Joy
  • Scars into Stars
  • Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
  • Adversities into Opportunities

 

What was Jesus’ Secret?

  1. He was spiritually prepared

·         Romans 12:2

·         Change the way you think

·         Isaiah 50:4

·         Discover His will

  1. He connected naturally

·         2 Corinthians 5:20

·         Appeal – the power of arousing a sympathetic response

·         Attraction

·         Speaking for Christ!

  1. He was Naturally Supernatural

·         Romans 8:14

·         Spirit led sons

·         Gala 4:1 (KJS)

1 Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: {elements: or, rudiments}

4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

·         Nepios > Huios

·         A child to a son

·         New way of walking

  1. He lived by the Spirit

·         Matthew 3:16-17

·         This is when His ministry began

·         Acts 1:8

·         We also have been empowered

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Elim Church Service”

  1. I got to say – some of this sounds a bit fluffy.
     
    What do these mean? 

    Scars into Stars
    Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
    Adversities into Opportunities
    I understand what they are supposed to mean, but I\’m struggling to know what this means in light of scripture.  What examples did the speaker give of these?  What sort of gospel results from this sort of exegesis?
    I\’m all for changing the world and I believe that Jesus can – and will through us if we submit to him, but frankly most of this sort of thing that comes from churches is fluff that amounts to very little.
    We are all about challenges until we actually have to do something that takes us out of our comfort zone.  Churches in the west are shocking in this regard (generally speaking of course).

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  2. Kiaora Darryl, thanks for posting!
     
    I guess a couple of examples alluded to, but not actually mentioned, would be Moses\’ speech impediment, Gideon\’s perceived insignificance, Samson\’s pride, King David\’s youth and Paul\’s "thorn in his side".  Each of these "negatives" God was able to use to further His kingdom.  The resultant gospel, to put it into comedian Paul Aldrich\’s terms is "if you come from a dysfunctional family, you are overqualified to serve as God\’s vessel to a dysfunctional world."
     
    What you refer to as fluff, I might agree with you that it is milk, rather than meat.  But milk is necessary for new believers.  Meat comes from home group study, a natural off-shoot of corporate worship, but not a replacement for it.
     
    My church serves several vital functions in the area of personally challenging me:
    1. It is the focal point where I hear about new initiatives for the first time;
    2. It is a community of peers, where good-natured competition encourages me to volunteer occasionally.
    3. It is where I get equipped by older, wiser mentors.
    4. It is hospital, where I get patched up after the battle.
    5. It is prize-giving where I get patted on the back for occasional successes.
    6. It is my opportunity to give back to the next generation.

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