Continuing on from last week with the series on the Second Coming – We don’t know the time of Christ’s return. It will be at a time that we don’t expect – but don’t let it catch you unawares. Life will be going on as normal – for the ready and the unready. Martin Luther is believed to have said, ‘If I knew Jesus was coming tomorrow, I would still collect the rent and plant an apple tree’. We should…
Neville continues with the series that he started last week about the second coming of Christ. This week: Deception, interpreting the signs, standing fast – don’t let love grow cold. This is based on Matthew 24 and 25.
One of Elim’s foundation truths is – “We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.” One in every 25 verses in New Testament refer either to the rapture of the church or Christ’s coming to reign over the world.
God is a personal God and wants an intimate relationship with us.
We may think we are not be reaching our potential at the moment but God has ordained a purpose in our lives and there’s a reason we are here. Liz discusses the reason He has commissioned us and how we can participate and be co-workers.
This week we talk about taking out the Gospel to the world and what is it about the message that is so powerful.
When we as Christians take the Gospel out into a world that doesn’t want to hear it, some people do but the world in general doesn’t want to hear it, we are being sent out as sheep amongst wolves.
The Gospel Challenges many things which is why you can expect persecution – from religion, government, family and society. But it is only through true discipleship that you see the many deep rewards.
The Bible clearly tells us there is a world that we cannot see with our physical eyes – but that we need to see.
We need to get back compassion for the lost. We need to understand the lostness of our lost state. It’s not until you realise that Christ has accepted you, that salvation really means what it means. Christ wasn’t lost – it was us who were lost!
Speaker: Tim Robinson – Language Programs Director, Nigeria. Tim shares about equipping the church with tools so that they can fulfill the great commission. He and his family are involved in the work in Nigeria as Elim Missionaries working in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators UK. Website: https://www.robinsonta.org/