We are His Temple

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV Strong’s Bible)

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

The Importance Of Keeping Your Word

Acts 18:17–19 (NASB95)
And they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things. Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow. They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.

Interesting that the leader of the city didn’t care about who was being beaten knowing that it was just a show. Sosthenes took a beating for nothing trying to prove a point. Paul left for Ephesus with Priscilla and Aquila. Note that he cut his hair. Why? He took a vow and his lack of hair reminded him of his vow. But why cut his hair off? Part of it could be that he was dying to his outward appearance for the sake of his vow. We live in a an age that is so concerned about outward appearance that it neglects the appearance of our inner man before God. Most likely this was a Nazirite vow (don’t cut your hair, don’t drink alcohol, and don’t go near the dead). At the end of the vow the hair was cut off. Whatever type of vow this was, Paul was serious about keeping it. We make many assertions that we do not keep. May we be people of our word, especially with God, when we make a promise or vow….
-Jim Ray

Get Aligned With God

cts 18:20–22 (NASB95)
When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus. When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.

Paul knew when to stay and when to leave. He had submitted himself to God and God’s schedule. The word that keeps coming back to me is ‘alignment’. Paul was aligned with God. We need to align our spirit, soul and body to God. How do we get ‘aligned’? The Word of God is the tool God uses to align us. We can’t abide in Him unless we are aligned with Him spiritually. When we are born from above in spirit, we become aligned with the Kingdom of God. He transfers us from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of His marvelous light. Our soul, also, needs to catch up daily with what God is doing in our spirit. Our thoughts (mind), feelings (emotions) and choices (will) need to align with God. An example is when David said “bless the Lord, oh my soul”. He was commanding his soul to align with the truth that his soul should bless the Lord. Dying to self means that we choose to be aligned with God and not our own desires. When we are aligned with the Holy Spirit in our spirit, we will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. May we present our bodies to Him as a living sacrifice and not be conformed to the world but transformed…
-by Jim Ray

Who Knows The Truth?

ヨハネ 16:13 しかし、その方、すなわち真理の御霊が来ると、あなたがたを(2)すべての真理に導き入れます。御霊は自分から語るのではなく、聞くままを話し、また、やがて起ころうとしていることをあなたがたに示すからです。

John 16:13  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

2014 Vision Day

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マルコ 10:27 イエスは、彼らをじっと見て言われた。「それは人にはできないことですが、神は、そうではありません。どんなことでも、神にはできるのです。」

Mark 10:27

27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “ With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

 

Vision Day- 

Working in a world that is leaf in the ocean.

 

People spend hours on websites looking at pictures of their friends, statements, news.

Other people spent hours in the gym, working on some hobby, or shopping shopping shopping.

 

Nothing wrong with these things, but what do you put first.

 

You’ve got to have a vision.  Vision- Shows you were you are going.

 

Military has NIGHT Vision- Helps them to see at night.

 

We must have GOD Vision.  To see what He sees for us.

 

What is the vision for the church?  Look at this weeks reading.

 

ルカ 15:7 あなたがたに言いますが、それと同じように、ひとりの罪人が悔い改めるなら、悔い改める必要のない九十九人の正しい人にまさる喜びが天にあるのです。

Luke 15:7

7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety- nine just persons who need no repentance.

 

God is all about bringing people to Him.

>>He wants everyone to come to Him.

 

STORY- Last week, one lady accepted Jesus.  She was frustrated with a mean person at the office.  Friday news- Office has really gotten better.

 

ルカ 15:10 あなたがたに言いますが、それと同じように、ひとりの罪人が悔い改めるなら、神の御使いたちに喜びがわき起こるのです。」

10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

 

You must use what God has given to you.

 

ルカ 16:10 小さい事に忠実な人は、大きい事にも忠実であり、小さい事に不忠実な人は、大きい事にも不忠実です。

Luke 16:10

10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.

 

ルカ 17:5 使徒たちは主に言った。「私たちの信仰を増してください。」

ルカ 17:6 しかし主は言われた。「もしあなたがたに、からし種ほどの信仰があったなら、この桑の木に、『根こそぎ海の中に植われ』と言えば、言いつけどおりになるのです。

Luke 17:5,6

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “ Increase our faith.”

6 So the Lord said, “ If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea, ’ and it would obey you

 

Vision for Victory Word Church

I see a church that is changing it’s area for Jesus.

 

FFEI

 

Faith信仰

Our faith sets us apart.  We see signs and wonders because we pray and we believe in faith.

People will see the results and be drawn.

We will build people, locations, we will strengthen our nation from local to national

 

Finances経済

We are givers.  First and foremost we give our tithes.

Our church will be financially strong.  Can do whatever it takes to bring more people to Jesus.

Church strong, because membership is strong.

 

Education教育

We are social.  We challenge people to think.

Victory Life Groups will start

People will want more than just Sunday teaching

See a school.

 

Influence 影響 (eikyou), 感化 (kanka)

More and more people will be drawn to the Word, the worship, the loving environment, the blessings.  BEWARE- Some people will come for power.

We will have diplomats, business leaders, CEOs and many people of influence become a regular part of Victory.

God will raise up CEOs in this ministry.  Those who seek Him first, will have their heart’s desire added unto them.

 

 

 

What can you do?  Help!

Help with the video, website or sound system

Lead a Victory Life Group (VLG)

Faithfully give your whole tithe

Lead people to Jesus (How To Lead Someone To Jesus)

Cook a meal for a sick friend

Pray for the sick in faith

Invite someone to church

Plan a new church branch.

 

Help us work as a team by doing MORE

What’s In You?

ルカ 6:45 良い人は、その心の良い倉から良い物を出し、悪い人は、悪い倉から悪い物を出します。なぜなら人の口は、心に満ちているものを話すからです。
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.