The Manifestation of Presence

Dear Church Family and Friends,

We are just past the halfway mark in our 12-week Presence Based Christianity Series. This week will be our 7th session out of twelve.

Once again we will be gathering this coming Sunday to encounter God in worship and waiting on Him. We will open and explore the written Word of God together. The focus of our Sunday Celebration service is not about a sermon or even singing songs in worship. We gather to encounter God.

This Sunday we will be focusing on The Manifestation of The Presence of God. Manifestation is an uncommon but biblical word that means to “show up” or “be made known.” According to the Bible, God is very interested in showing up for His people. He is very interested in being known to us! In the Bible God showed up by parting the Red Sea that blocked the children of Israel from crossing. God also made his presence known in the New Testament by supernatural signs and wonders. In fact Mark 16:17-18 says that supernatural signs and wonders such as healing and deliverance will accompany those who believe. Jesus also promised that the miracles that He was doing we would also do – and even greater! (John 14:12)

According to the Bible all of the followers of Jesus were filled with the Spirit of God in Acts chapter two. There are also eight other places in Acts where believers received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The opportunity to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit will be made available this Sunday. The manifestation of the Spirit of God is available for all those who believe in Jesus. This is the promise of Scripture and this will be our group ministry time this coming Sunday.

This Sunday you will receive a New Testament Series Feedback form. Please take the time to fill it out and hand it in to me (Pastor Jon) or Bob French. This will help greatly in determining future planning.

We are still in need of an AV ministry person! If you like the technical aspects of audio visual ministry and if you discern that God is calling you to serve the body of Christ in this way: Please see Pastor Jon. AV ministry responsibilities will be shared so that you will not have to be involved EVERY Sunday!

See you Sunday!
Pastor Jon Quesenberry