God is good and when we pray we are asked to ask for those things that we have need of that our joy might be full. Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done." We are not to tell God to remove the mountains that stand against us but we are to speak directly to the mountains and tell them to move. We are to say to those things that stand against us or we are to speak to them and tell them to go because we have been given the authority to move them. I think there are times when our prayers sound like we are telling God to remove stuff, 'God do this and God please to that.' The power of our salvation or our authority is to use Jesus' name and to know that no weapon formed against us can prosper. Say to your mountains to go for they are not allowed to stay. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
Tomorrow morning 8:30 there is a Men's Breakfast at the Sydney Pentecostal Church in Sydney with Bishop Don Carpenter and on Sunday Bishop Don will be ministering in both of our services.
Christmas banquet is coming up on Saturday Dec. 6th 6 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and we have limited space so sign up early. Glen Tedford who was with us last year is our speaker for the banquet and he will also be speaking in the following Sunday morning service.
For Christmas many of our CBU foreign students stay at the college and miss out on sharing a Christmas meal. The last few years there have been around 10 or 12 students and this year we are hoping that 5 or 6 families from our church would be willing to invite 2 students into their home to share with them their Christmas meal. If your family would like to be a part of this ministry you can sign up with Pastor Bruce and we will pair you up with 2 students as we get closer to Christmas.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice