Weekly Update – July 26th, 2018
Blessings Truth Church Family!
We hope you were able to join us, either in person or on-line this Sunday. The Praise Team passionately worshiped and lifted up the name of Jesus, welcoming His Holy presence, and His Spirit was felt mightily in the room!
Pastor Jason opened the service welcoming all and inviting those who were water baptized at our Baptism at the Beach service on July 8th, to come up to the altar, and said a special prayer over them. “Thank You Lord for everyone who took the plunge, figuratively and spiritually. Thank You for their lives that is dedicated to service to you… to be a light in a dark world. We pray that on their journey they will forever put you on the throne of their heart. Thank You Lord for the blessing that’s in their life today, In Jesus name, Amen.” A Baptism certificate was also prepared for each of them as a symbol of remembrance of this most important decision.
This Sunday we were honored to have a very special guest lead the service, Pastor Joshua Jones of the Gate Church in Oklahoma.
Pastor Jones began his sermon with an opening prayer: “Father thank You so much for this great house and what you are doing in this region. Thank You for the voice of Pastors’ Jason and Kim, and their leadership team. We are so grateful for a church willing to be a conduit so that the treasures of heaven may come to earth.”
“Authentic Christianity” (Pastor Joshua Jones)
Here is a brief overview of Pastor Jones’ sermon:
The Treasure Coast has one of the greatest treasures to be found … It is Truth Church!
If you feel like God is hiding you, He only hides treasures!
Truth Church believes and practices Authentic Christianity!
Our generation wants the real thing, but they settle for an off-brand because it doesn’t cost as much!
Don’t ever settle for an off-brand!
The only model for Christianity is Jesus Christ!
The Kingdom operates in two ways on the planet
The Nations on the planet that experience the most that heaven has to offer, are the ones that have the least access to the bible!
The Nations on the planet that experience the least that heaven has to offer, are the ones that have the most access to the bible!
Most mega-churches mega in people but minor in presence!
We have the glitz and glamour but lack genuine, authentic Glory!
If God lives in us, what does that mean?
We need to reconstruct our lives according to the bible. It’s simple!
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are what Jesus did!
The Book of Acts are what the followers of Jesus did!
From the Book of Acts on, there is not one miracle that Jesus did!
It takes church to complicate the bible!
We are not meant to just sit in a church once a week for 90 minutes listening to a sermon, singing some songs then leave and go about our “business as usual” until the next week and repeat the same repetitive cycle! Jesus told His disciples to go and preach the gospel!
We are supposed to be the Salt of the earth, Light of the World, A City on a Hill that cannot be hid!
We need to bring heaven down to earth!
We need to stop negotiating whether we want to be true followers of Jesus Christ and say “We are in this thing!” (Acts 2:42)
The bible is not optional! We need our spiritual meals! 7 days without eating makes one weak! (Romans 10:17)
Be devoted to living in the word and living in community!
Satan cannot stand in truth! (John 8:42-44)
If we stand in truth, Satan cannot win!
The Fellowship of the Believers … Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
The Bible is not optional … Romans 10:17
Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, the Bible.liar, and the father of it.
Satan cannot stand in truth … John 8:42-44
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Pastor Joshua Jones’ sermon was enlightening, thought-provoking, relevant and inspiring!
Click link below to watch the service in it’s entirety!
Pastor Jones begins his sermon at about 52 minutes into the video…
By Lisa Young of Truth Church