December’s Letter Includes:
- This Month at Christ Centered
- Our Weekly Service Times
- Telephone Prayer Conference
- Our Verse of the Month
- A Short Exhortation From Pastor Steven
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our soon coming King. It give us great pleasure to write this months letter with Christ Centered House of God News to inform and edify you. As a church, we are committed to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and we base our teaching upon the Inspired Word of God.
This Month At Christ Centered – Weekly Service Times and Activities:
We have an exciting month ahead of us. This month at Christ Centered House of God we have our weekly Saturday service at 6:30pm. Our Women’s Ministry is this Saturday December 7, 2019; Christ Centered House of God very own Minister Valerie will be bringing the Word of God – Join us and receive the word of edification that God has given for us. We have our Bible Study every Mondays from 7-9pm. Our Children’s Church service is every Saturday at 7:35 -9:00pm. Our children’s teachers Winklette Mckee and Piroska Siroki Papai are equipped to expound to God little ones entrusted in their care the Word of God. Christ Centered House of God also “Fast” every Monday’s, we encourage all believers in Jesus to “Fast” with us according to ability. The Lord’s Table is the second Saturday of each month – all believers in Jesus are invited to participate. Join us and be blessed.
Additional This Month ~ December 15, 2019
- Leadership meeting this Saturday December 7, 2019 @ 5pm.
- Choir practice for Christ in Us Christmas program begins December 2, 2019 and this will be every Monday after Bible Study from about 9-9:30pm.
- Pastor Steven will be ministering on Sunday December 15, 2019 at Pastor Nilofar’s Church
- We are still looking for donation for the following:
(1) Purchasing new 30 piece translation machine
(2) Storehouse funds, etc.
Prayer Conference ~ Birthdays Etc.
Our Prayer Conference meetings via telephone for one hour from 7-8 PM is scheduled weekly every Wednesday nights. This month we have quite a few birthdays starting with Victoria December 2, 2019. Our Children church teacher husband Zoltan Papai December 15, 2019. Veena December 21, 2019. Children service teacher Winklette Mckie Christmas Day December 21, 2019 and Melissa December 31, 2019. All other birthdays will be added as soon as the dates are confirmed. Each birthdays at Christ Centered House of God as long as we have knowledge and the individuals are in attendance he/she will receive prayer as we thank God for giving them yet another birthday. This prayer and acknowledgement is always done at the end of our Saturday service.
Verse for the Month~ Malachi 4:5-6 (Last Month’s repeated for this month)
Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” The heart of the fathers to the children – (Through Love). Why did God say return the Father’s heart because God who knows the end from the beginning knew that their would come a time when the fathers heart would depart from the child and as such the child he would also depart from the father. God knows how vital it is for their hearts to be turned back to each other because if not the earth will be cursed. The blessing always flows from the father to the child. The blessing of God is pass through the Father. Therefore, when the hearts ar restored and the heart of the children back to the father – (Through Obedience). Then comes, respect, trust, gratitude and appreciation. If the fathers heart is not turn to the children and the children heart not turned to the fathers. He will “Smite the earth with a curse.”It is very very sad to day but We have a generation of Father’s who do not have heart for their children. And children whose heart is against their fathers. Notice God said when the heart of the fathers is restored to the children then the heart of the children will be turn back to the father. What does it mean for a father to turn his heart toward his child? Well, what is the opposite of having a heart turned toward a child? The opposite is to have the heart turned away in the first place and that is not only unnatural but it is extremely ungodly.
What is the lesson for all of us in the above verse?I would like to address two ways in which fathers hearts are turned away from their children. (1) They simply ignore and neglect them. (2) By being abusive to them. Why? Because their heart is not toward them. They don’t feel what they feel. Their heart is frozen in a posture of unkindness. Possibly because of their own experiences. Jesus was the ultimate victim. We were the ultimate abusers—our sin nailed him to the cross. And Jesus has turned his heart toward you, towards I – towards the entire world; through the love of our heavenly who love and gave Jesus to us. So much so that He died for us, rose, resurrected and He is looking forward to take us to be with Him some day. That is the meaning of this message. God, our loving heavenly Father has turned His heart of unconditional love towards us through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Don’t push it away – this Fatherly love. It is a sweet and wonderful thing to hold no grudge against anyone. God did not hold any grudge against us for all our sins; instead He went looking for adam and Eve and clothed them and so too He send Jesus to all humanity who died for us, reconciled and restored us back to our heavenly Father God.
A Word From Pastor Steven ~ “Fatherhood of God” (Last month’s repeated for this month)
John 17:26 “I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” When the Lord Jesus came into this world He brought to us the revelation of God who He really is. The one word which was on His lips more than any other was ‘Father’ – ‘My Father’, ‘The Father,’ ‘Our Father.’ This seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel is, as you can see, is the manifestation of the Son of God with all His works and words. The end has come, for you will notice that the next chapter begins: “When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where there was a garden.” Then the final scenes of his earthly life were enacted and the cross followed. Jesus came into this world, the meaning of all His teaching and His works, the meaning of His having been here in this world, and He is putting it into one marvellous word, or name: ‘Father’. He is saying: ‘I have done what I came for. I came to manifest THY name.’ for it is showing in a living way the thing that you are desiring to have grasped and understood; that is the Fatherhood of God.
What is our Point of Action? The prayer of the Lord Jesus, right at the end, as He went to the Cross, was for the family; a prayer of love. He went to the Cross to redeem the family, that out of His death and resurrection many sons and daughters should be born. We hear so much about the Church, the churches and the local assemblies. Indeed, we can get very tired of that, for it can be so technical. But what is God’s thought in companies of His people in any place? That they should be a representation of the family where His Fatherhood is the dominant thing, where His Son has the place that He ought to have, and where all are united in one new man. “I pray… that they may all be one” (John 17:20-21). How? ‘As The, Father, and I are one.’ The Father is revealing Himself in the Son and the Son is manifesting Himself in the Father. What perfect oneness there is between those two! “That they may be one, even as we are one.”
We hope that the above verses and small exhortations not only encourage and strengthened but that it also alerts you to be more vigilant with your walk with our Lord; especially in the area of who you are in Christ. We cannot have a real and true relationship with Jesus without following Him and surrendering and obeying the pattern that He gave to do so. We are able to accomplish this through voluntary obedience with the help of the Holy Spirit.
We are working at and planning to develop our newsletter into a magazine format as time goes by. Please remember to visit our Christ Centered daily devotional page by clicking on our devotion link above where you will be empowered by the word of God each day. Also, for those who have prayer request; you can access our prayer request from our homepage or you could email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also call us at: (647) 856-6030 or (647) 535-1874.
Its our prayer that this month’s letter not only inform you of what’s upcoming or happening at Christ Centered House of God but that it also encourages and edifies you to press on enduringly to a higher place in God. Where we will all grow from glory to glory, strength to strength, faith to faith, with deep calling us unto deep as we go up hither.
Our main goal at Christ Centered House of God – is to shine the light of Jesus to everyone so that we all can be transformed to the Image of Christ. Consequently, we can then walk as He walked, endowed and enabled by His divine grace. Jesus too was tempted and yet he never sinned. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Our goal is to clearly communicate a message of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ by our conduct, character and lifestyle.
This hope is not found in religion or anything that we can see, but only in a personal relationship with Jesus.
By His Grace,
With Love from Pastor Steven and Family and Christ Centered House of God
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Next Meeting: TO BE ANNOUNCED “All Are Welcome”
Women Ministry: God’s Inspired Solution to Us. “We are a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand –For we are God’s Masterpiece” (Isaiah 62:3 & Ephesians 2:10)
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