Elim Service

Pastor Rick Knott

Isaiah 61:1&3-4 (NJKV)

  • The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to whose who are bound;
  • To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD; that He may be glorified.

Acts 16:22-34

  • Paul & Silas preaching; severely beaten.
  • Joyous in prison.
  • Miraculously released.
  • Saved the jailers household.

Summary

  • We’ve got this Good News that the World wants to hear;
  • Sure, there are negative elements; but it’s not about brow-beating them;
  • It’s about being there for the others.

Object Lesson 1

  • Scrunching up a $20 note does not diminish its value;
  • Neither do negative experiences diminish the value of each person’s worth to God.

Object Lesson 2

  • Rick went to visit someone at hospital;
  • He took his guitar;
  • He praised God in song;
  • Others wanted prayer for themselves.
  • (Worshipping God breaks barriers.)

Object Lesson 3

  • Tom Hanks in Castaway;
  • Creating a fire by friction;
  • Maybe God is trying to create a fire in our lives, but using the friction around us.
  • (The fire of God cleanses us of unrighteousness, consumes us, let’s Jesus shine through us, and touches others).

If you’re going through Hell, don’t stop!

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