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Praying With Paul – #7

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.1 Thessalonians 3:9–13 Paul’s Prayer Was A Product of Passion For People Paul’s prayer comes out of his intense desire to be with the ThessaloniansPaul’s prayer comes from a passionate affection that seeks the good of othersPaul’s prayer springs from the good reports of the Thessalonians’ faith, love, perseverance, and strength Paul’s Prayer: A Continuing Passion for People (3:9–13) Paul prayers with a rich thankfulness for the people of God (3:9)Paul is always praying (3:10)Paul prays that God would allow him to return to them. (3:11)Paul prays that Jesus would make the Thessalonians increase and be fruitful in love towards each other and everyone else

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How To Keep Ephesus Healthy

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.1 Timothy 1:1-7; 2:1-8; 3:1-14 Keeping Ephesus Healthy Get rid of false teaching Believers filled with love Meaningless discussion and arguments Instruction About Worship Intercede for people (priest) Pray for our leaders There is one Savior, Jesus Christ Men in every place of worship Women modest in appearance Leaders In The Church Spiritual men and women Why leaders character is so important

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Praying With Paul – #6

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Let me start out with a short review of this teaching series.  Paul was grateful for the tangible growth he saw in people, and he wanted them to continue to grow.  So, his prayer in 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 was that they would live a life worthy of the calling they had received fromGod.  Paul shows an incredible heart for people as he prays for people which is a wonderful example for us to follow. Praying For Others The thing I notice about Paul is his incredible love for people. One can hear it in the language he chooses to use. We have all heard people jokingly say things like, “I love the church, I just can’t stand the people.” (probably not a real joke) For me, the church is people. We are not called to love a building, Church programs, outreaches, and every other kind of activity that a church could come up with. But we are called to love people. The whole idea of a pastor’s pulpit ministry should be designed to help people. To rebuke them as or if needed, encourage them when … Read more »

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True And False Worship

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Isaiah 58:1-10 People Who Pretend To Worship They practice worship They seem delighted to learn They pretend they want me They fast to please themselves Fighting and quarreling What Does Real Worship Look Like? People wrongly imprisoned Treat employees well Remove the chains that bind Share food with the hungry Give shelter to the homeless Do not hide from relatives Then . . .

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God And One Other Person

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.2 Corinthians 5:16-19; 6:1-2; 7:1-7 A New Life And Attitude The old life is gone, new lifeThe gift, the taskMessage of reconciliationCleanse ourselves, body and spiritComplete holinessPaul’s joy over their repentingHighest confidenceWhen, today!

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Praying With Paul #5

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 In this teaching I want to start on the prayers that Paul prayed. As we do, we must keep in mind his mindset as outlined in the first few teachings of this series. (Here’s a brief synopsis of Paul’s mindset:) He was thankful for signs of grace (growth)Paul gives thanks for faith that is growing.Paul gives thanks for love that is increasing.Paul gives thanks that they are persevering under trial.Assurance of God’s VindicationFor believers, there will be vindication For other’s there will be retribution I might point out that Paul was overjoyed because of the tangible growth he saw in the believers, but at the same time, he also was deeply saddened for those who would reject Christ. There is no joy for any believer in the final disposition of those without Christ. So let’s read this passage and then I’ll make some comments. 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 (NKJV) 11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 … Read more »

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Are Your Hearts Tender And Compassionate?

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Philippians 2:1-18; 2 Corinthians 13:11 What The Church Should Look Like Encouragement in ChristBeing loved by JesusKoinonia: Fellowship with God’s peopleTender and compassionateLove and unity Shine Brightly For Christ Work hard at showing salvationObeying God with reverence and fearNo complaining or arguingClean innocent livesShare in joy, rejoiceJoy and maturity

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What Job Did Not Know About God

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Where Does Suffering Come From? Natural consequences from the fallSatan & spiritual followersSpecial circumstances and permission What Job And His Friends Didn’t Know Job was tested for his goodnessCan a mortal be innocent/pure?Corrected by GodThe Lord has struck me downI have nothing to live forWhat are people?If only there were a mediatorYou formed me with your handsMisunderstood God’s motiveGod will let me stand before HimGod would yearn for me againI need a mediator (Jesus)Job’s hope, see GodConclusion

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The Devil: The Real Darth Vader

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Ephesians 6:10-20; Daniel 10:12-13 Be Strong In The Lord’s Power Stand against strategiesEvil rulers and authoritiesDaniel’s prayer was slow to be answeredPut on God’s armor, to resistStanding firm, standingBuilt the truthGod’s righteousnessShoes of peaceShield of faithHelmet of salvationSword of the word of GodPray in the Spirit

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Where Are You Adam & Eve?

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Genesis 3 Shame Entered Their Lives You will be like GodShame at nakedness, loss of innocenceThey hid from GodI hid; God confronts AdamAdam blamed EveAdam could have offered himselfEve blamed the serpentThe result of the Fall for womanGod made clothing, animal skins

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