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Fan or Follower

Dear all,

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. II Peter 1: 2

Word:  “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9: 23

Thought:  Fan or Follower!

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In order to carry the cross we must “put down” some things:  what is the LORD calling you to put down?

Stand firm in Christ

The Journey Team

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http://www.cfcindia.com/ – Bro. Zac Poonen and Annie poonen

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The church of believers that meets at Christian Fellowship Centre (CFC) today commenced with a few families that first met together in Bangalore, India in August 1975. Led by Zac Poonen and Ian Robson, they decided to first be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ themselves, and then to make disciples in obedience to the Lord’s commission in Matthew 28:18-20. They emphasized new birth, holiness of inner life, mutual love, moral purity, financial integrity and sharing God’s truth with others – founding every aspect of their lives on God’s Word alone.

Starting as a small House Church, this body of Christ has grown steadily in the understanding and experience of the New Covenant Life in the Spirit. Right from the start, and through its growth over four decades the same set of distinctives has become the DNA of this Church. We soon felt a burden to share these wonderful truths that had transformed our own lives with others, starting with a monthly paper on the overcoming life and a tape ministry, and conferences for like minded disciples. In 1981 the growing Church moved into a meeting hall constructed at 40, DaCosta Square, in Bangalore. 1982-1989 marked the beginnings of the work of planting churches in other cities and states in India.

1989-1995 was a very productive period in Zac Poonen’s book writing ministry, and in the coming years he published more than twenty books. By 1997 the audio tape outreach had reached many lands. In 1999 at the age of 60, Zac Poonen gave up Eldership of CFC, Bangalore in order to travel with the Word. Our Internet outreach started in 2003 and this period also saw planting of churches in other continents. In 2014, the Church at Bangalore, having completed forty years as a Church, and also having outgrown our old hall, moved into our current meeting hall at Paradise Enclave, Bellahalli, Bangalore

Eldership at CFC Bangalore:

Christian Fellowship Church has always sought to follow New Testament teaching with respect to leadership of a local church (Tit.1:5; Acts 14:23). The word Elders indicated as “Plural” shows the necessity of having multiple elders in a local church to maintain balance in the leadership. At Bangalore, our leadership consists of four Elders- Ian Robson, Newton, Charles Banna and Vettriselvan. As per biblical teaching, the expectation on every individual member of the church is to be subject to the authority of these elders in all matters concerning the local church (Heb.13:17; 1 Thess.5:12-13).

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Look up at the sky and count the stars

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the Mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Word:

The LORD took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.  Gen 15: 4-5.

Thought:

In verse 12 – Bible says that the sun was going down. In verse 5 Bible says God called Abram out of his tent and ask him to look up at the sky and count the stars. God can show stars even in the day time. He is the creator of this Universe and His blessings are beyond our imaginations.

God is the beginning and the end. He is our creator and has numbered all our days even before we were born.  When circumstances are not in favor of you, when things go wrong don’t despair rather trust in God for He is in control.

He said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zec 4:6

For we live by faith, not by sight. II Cor 5:7

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10b

Stand firm in Christ

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And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth” Revelation 5:9-10

 

 

“Obedience is not the root of salvation but the fruit of salvation.”

Dear all,

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. II Peter 1: 2

Word: So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works[a]miracles among you, do it by the works of [b]the Law, or by [c]hearing with faith? Galatians 3: 5

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+3%3A5

ThoughtObedience is not the root of salvation but the fruit of salvation. 

The greatest miracle of the Spirit is faith, freedom from the bondage of thinking if you do not do all the Law there is condemnation, separation from God. By God’s grace (favor) to us the Law points out our sin so we can change our direction and honor God and His Word by obeying.

Stand firm in Christ

The Journey Team

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Paul’s message comes from Christ

Dear all,

May God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Galatians 1: 3

Word:

Paul’s message comes from Christ – Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ. Galatians 1: 11 – 12.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%201:11-12

Thought:

“Be strong, be strong and be strengthened” – God’s Word is not for the faint of heart or the mentally lazy, it requires thought and decisive action by the reader/hearer based on the truth it unfolds by God’s Spirit. In addition, it is the source of the power we need for our everyday walk.

Stand firm in Christ

Grace under Pressure

Dear all,

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Word: Grace under Pressure

Matthew 26: 50 – 54

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+26%3A50-54&version=NIV

 

Thought: In the midst of a violent attack, Peter and Jesus responded in dramatically different ways. Peter reached out with a sword and returned violence for violence. Jesus reached out his hand and offered healing. Let us look to Jesus because he is the source of our wisdom to lead a Christ centered life. Let God use us as a channel of blessings to many nations.

 

 

Have a Victorious walk in Christ

The Journey Team

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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4: 6

Dear all,

 

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4: 6

https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Zechariah%204%3A6

 

Thought: Many people believe that to thrive in this world the person must be tough, strong, unbending and harsh. But God says, “Not by force nor by strength, but by  my Spirit.” The key word is “by my Spirit.”

As you lead a Christ centered life, determine not to trust in your own strength or abilities. Instead, depend on God’s unlimited resources and work in the power of His Spirit.

 

Have a Victorious walk in Christ

The Journey Team

https://thejourneyinchrist.wordpress.com/