Monday, 30 November 2009

Day of prayer & Fasting throughout November at MKCC

Throughout the month of November we called our church to a day of prayer and fasting and a weekly prayer meeting on monday nights. I really believe that this has been a significant time for us. Tonight was our last meeting and it was an amazing evening. It was so good to see around 100 people come together again to pray.

Right from the start the people came ready! The worship was intense and passionate and I knew that the next hour was going to be inspiring. We broke into four groups and moved around four prayer stations and everyone prayed. The stations focused on Expectation, Salvation, Compassion and Provision with specific points under each heading. It was amazing to see people pray with a sense of urgency to see God touch our church and the city. There was a spiritual thirst tonight that I have not seen before in our church and that excites me.

Whatever God has in store for us in the future as a church, I know that prayer is essential for us. We must understand that we are totally dependent on God's power and wisdom to fulfill his plan. A Christ follower is called to humble ourselves and pray. Humility before God is crucial to fulfill all he has purposed for us.

I really believe our church is on the threshold of God doing something great among us. Whatever you do don't miss it!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday thoughts....

Week two in our History Makers series 'All on the table or is it?'

Musos did a great job today just keyboard, acoustic guitar and vocals and it worked really well.

Emily was testing for the first week in-ear monitor system which she seemed to get on really well with. No amps on stage which is a massive change for the guys.

Songs worked brilliantly and I thing the whole day communicated the message from Rom 12:1-2 powerfully.

Numbers were up again this week as everyone was back from half term break and the weather was good today. Great to see new faces each week attending. I always enjoy saying hi to people in the guest lounge after services.

There was a strong challenge to our church to put everything on the table because everything belongs all to God. Everything I have, everything I am and everything I ever hope to be.

God is the owner I am the manager. I am to steward all the resources he has entrusted to me. I don't get to take ANYTHING with me when I die. He has asked us to offer our lives completely, willingly and whole heartedly - this is worship!

Do not be deceived with the methods and ways of this world where materialism and sin fight to be king. Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world!

Our volunteers are the real heros at MKCC, just love and appreciate you guys.

Looking forward to our Day of Prayer and Fasting on Monday. Infact, every Monday throughout November. Last week saw around 90 people joining together to Pray. Make sure you are there every week at 7pm.

As from next week, everything changes on site at MKCC as our contractors Mansells get ready to commence construction of our new auditorium and supporting facilities. SO EXCITED!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

It ALL BELONGS to God - Don't forget it!

I Just love this from Rom 11: 33-36

God reminds us again that EVERYTHING we have in this life belongs to him and it is for a purpose.

33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

34 For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice?

35 And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back?

36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

Truly our God is an awesome God. Let's all remember EVERYTHING we have comes from God. It all belongs to him and NOT to us.

QUESTION? Are you willing to give it away if he asks you? Would you trust him?