Our Church services consist of but are not limited to; Prayer, Prayer for Healing, Praise, Testimony, Worship, Giving…
Prayer; Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings
and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of
2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn
from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Prayer for Healing; Isaiah 53:5 but he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
1Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in
the name of the Lord:
James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall
be forgiven him.
Praise; an Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration. The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero; giving
thanks to God for who he is; saying thank you for each aspect of his divine nature. Our inward attitude becomes outward
Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell
in the tents of wickedness.
Psalms 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
The Old Testament is a record of "the mighty acts of God" as performed for the nation of Israel, the chosen people of God. In the
four Gospels we see the acts of God as done by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in the Acts and Epistles, we have the record of
the Holy Spirit's mighty acts accomplished through the people of God. The nation of Israel had a calendar of special feasts to help
them remember who God was and what God had done (Lev. 23).
Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
(24) Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. (25) And at
1Thessolonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Psalms 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I will; he is personally and for himself determined, let others so as they may; he is intelligent in head and inflamed in heart -- he
knows to whom the praise is due, and what is due, and for what and when.
At all times; in every situation, under every circumstance, before, in and after trials, in bright days and dark nights of fear.
His praise shall continually be in my mouth, not in my heart merely, but in my mouth too. God deserves blessing with the heart,
and with the mouth -- good thoughts in the closet, and good words in the world.
Testimony- A personal statement of what one has seen or experienced. It is often used by Christians in the sense of recounting a
person’s own journey of faith and God’s faithfulness in his or her life.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their
lives unto the death.
Worship- The English word “worship” is derived from old English word “worthship”; in other words, worship constitutes those
actions and attitudes that revere and honors the worthiness of the great God of heaven and earth. Thus worship is God centered,
not man-centered. In Christian worship we drew near to God in gratitude for what He has done for us. It requires a faith
commitment to him and an acknowledgement that He is our God and Lord.
Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. (4)
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his
offering: (5) But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. (6) And the
LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?
And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.
Giving; Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is
holy unto the LORD.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith
the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room
enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
They were robbing themselves (Mal. 3:9-11). In robbing God, the people were not fulfilling the covenant they had made with the
Lord; therefore, God could not fulfill His promise and bless them (Lev. 26:3). To begin with, we rob ourselves of the spiritual
blessings that always accompany obedience and faithful giving.
reap also bountifully (7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for 2
Corinthians 9:6-8 (6) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully (7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for
God loveth a cheerful giver (8) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all
things, may abound to every good work:
Yes, giving is an act of faith, but God rewards that faith in every way. That isn't the reason we give, because that kind of
motivation would be selfish. "If you give because it pays, it won't pay!" said industrialist R.G. LeTourneau, and he was right. We
give because we love God and want to obey Him, and because He's very generous to us. When we lay up treasures in heaven,
they pay rich dividends for all eternity.
The promise in Malachi 3:10 was linked to the covenant the Israelites had made with the Lord (Deut. 28:1-14), so if they faithfully
obeyed Him, He would faithfully keep His promises. But the spiritual principle behind this promise is echoed in Luke 6:38 and 2
Corinthians 9:7, so believers today can lay hold of it.
Lu 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give
into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God
loveth a cheerful giver.
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