Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The church was almost filled with the left and right verandah packed with worshippers about 400 or 450 in all. There was an altar call at the end and about 30 people came up. I made specific calls. One for the message the night before as I was too tired to pray for others. It was on the book of Ecclesiastes about enjoying the fruits of our labour. I thought it was most apt for a men or seniors’ meetings where most men were above 50 years old. The next prayer item was for those called to be leaders, those ready to believe, to make sacrifices and to act upon God’s leading. I spoke about faith, sacrifice and action based on Hebrews 11 and the three leaders in Abraham, Moses and Jacob. I made the reference to Jacob’s staff and why he blessed Joseph’s sons leaning on his staff. Jacob left Bethel with his staff as his only possession, but he came back to Bethel after 20 years with two companies. So the second sermon tied in with the first that if we entrust ourselves to the Lord, He is able to bless us. It is important for my denomination to hear messages such as these, because most of us are in the lower sosio-economic strata of society. I shared many examples of how to believe in a God of abundance, and not bound by a scarcity mentality. My messages must have struck a cord in many hearts as the District Superintendent who bid me goodbye said that he was very much blessed and much enlightened (banyak terang baru).
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