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STAY FOCUS ON THE GOAL AHEAD

15 November 2020

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14(NKJV)

The charge this month is for us to “Go Forward". In the abstract, the question could be, Why? Where to? How do I know when I have arrived? How long do I have? Is there a prize at the end? Do I go alone or with others? What happens if I don’t go? Whilst there are numerous scriptures which would provide the answers, we need to ask the Lord as individuals our part in His master plan.

We can see in 1 Samuel 16, that a number of characters had a part to play in God’s master plan regarding King David: Samuel was used by God to anoint David, it is clear from scripture that Jesse his father, invested greatly in him, David was a great fighter, a talented musician and a brilliant anointed writer, both in songs and words. Even Saul, although troubled, was able to recognise and acknowledge publicly the real talent the Lord had given to David.

For us to succeed in going forward:

    1. We must remain focused on the One who is sending us. Hebrews 12:2 says: "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God".
    2. We must prepare our body, soul and spirit for the task ahead. Philippians 4:8 says: "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things".
    3. However challenging the journey becomes, we must trust in the Lord. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
    4. We must align ourselves with those with a common purpose and continually seek counsel from the Lord Psalm 1:1-6

And finally, let us pray that we would not become distracted. However well an athlete trains, equips themselves, prepares etc if on the day of the big race he becomes distracted on the track, he will never meet the expectations of others and himself. Let it not be said of us, that we had real potential but……..

"But the worries and cares of the world [the distractions of this age with its worldly pleasures], and the deceitfulness [and the false security or glamour] of wealth [or fame], and the passionate desires for all the other things creep in and choke out the word, and it becomes unfruitful". Mark 4:19 (Amp)

From Deacn. Anita Dajan Willis

Bible in a Year (Month of November)

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1: Luk 21-22

2: Luk 23-24

3: Jon 1-2

4: Jon 3-4

5: Jon 5-6

6: Jon 7-8

7: Jon 9-10

8: Jon 11-22

9: Jon 13-15

10: Jon 16-18

11: Jon 19-21

12: Act 1-3

13: Act 4-6

14: Act 7-8

15: Act 9-10

16: Act 11-13

17: Act 14-15

18: Act 16-17

19: Act 18-20

20: Act 21-23

21: Act 24-26

22: Act 27-28

23: Rom 1-3

24: Rom 4-7

25: Rom 8-10

26: Rom 11-13

27: Rom 14-16

28: 1Cor 1-4

29: 1Cor 5-8

30: 1Cor 9-11

1/12: 1Cor 12-14

2/12: 1Cor 15-16

3/12: 2Cor 1-4

4/12: 2Cor 5-9

5/12: 2Cor 10-13

 

Announcements & Upcoming Events

SUNDAY SERVICE

15 NOVEMBER 2020, 11AM-12:15PM,

Venue: Church Auditorium. Advance booking applies via eventbrite. Also available on Youtube livestream, Instagram and facebook.

Children Sunday School: ROS (6-10 years) and LOW (11 years and above), 10:10AM - 10:55AM

Adult sunday school, 10:15-11:55AM . Join the zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3236627022

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END OF THE YEAR FASTING AND PRAYER

Tuesday, 03 November - 02 December 2020

There will be round up from 6-6:30pm everyday.

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PRAYER MEETING

6:30pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Everyone is invited to join the Prayer Team to give some time to seek God in prayer. Contact Number: 07807140483

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MID-WEEK SERVICE

6pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday, 18 November 2020

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SOLUTION HOUR

This is a lunch time interdenominational prayer service open to everyone.

12noon-1pm, Thursday, 19 November 2020

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WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING

Join OHE Good Women for their monthly prayer meeting every first Saturday of the Month.

10am - 11am, Saturday, 05 December 2020

Zoom link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8525005016

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Youth Haven: 5:30-7pm every Friday

EVANGELISM

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