THE PRIEST IS A SIGNPOST TO JESUS- THE GIVER OF ALL PERFECT AND GOOD GIFTS
The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:7-8
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD – ALL SAINTS-OUR MISSION The Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (NIV)
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION AND CHOICE FOR THE LIVING-US 13Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. Matthew 25:13
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. Deut 15:10: Everything we own and everything we have comes from God. So, when we give, we simply offer him a very small portion of all the abundance he has already given to us. Giving is an expression of our thankfulness and praise to God. It comes from a heart of worship that recognizes that everything we give already belongs to him.
WE MUST ALL CHANGE AND BE CONVERTED LIKE SAUL TO PAUL… OUR NEWNESS IN CHRIST-MAKES US A FAMILY OF CHRISTIANS…
Fr. Ellis gives his Vision for All Saints’ in 2017 and beyond… 1. Worship-GOD 2. Fellowship-US 3. Community-THEM
Fr. Ellis gives this weeks message on “Transformation” found in Paul’s letter to the Romans; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
We learn through the story of Joseph that: ONE PERSON CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE- in your life, family, neighborhood and community. Now God wants to send you… even through the hardships and pain you have suffered.