Here is today's message from our 2pm Saturday live Google Meet. Thank you to all the Shepherd Groups that participated live. We trust that you will be blessed by the teaching of His Word.
This message was the first of a series on Ten People In The Bible Like Me.
Pastor's Message today is from 1 Peter 5. The " Believer’s Authority In The Church And In Life. "
The sermon notes from today's message.
To All My Church Family, Friends and Loved Ones,
In the tapestry of American history, few threads shine as brightly as the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. His unwavering commitment to defeating segregation and rekindling hope in America remains a beacon, guiding us towards a more just and equitable future.
On this day of reflection and gratitude, we raise our voices in thanksgiving for:
His unwavering courage: In the face of unimaginable adversity, King stood firm, his voice echoing with the unwavering conviction that love, not hate, would conquer. His marches and speeches, fueled by a profound faith in the dream of equality, ignited a movement that shook the very foundations of segregation.
His unwavering hope: Even amidst the darkest nights of prejudice and injustice, King's spirit refused to be dimmed. He saw a brighter dawn for Black America, where opportunity and dignity wouldn't be dictated by the color of one's skin. His unwavering belief in the power of nonviolent resistance and the inherent worth of every human being instilled hope in millions who had long been denied its embrace.
His unwavering inclusivity: King's vision for equality transcended racial boundaries. He understood that the struggle for Black liberation was inextricably linked to the fight for justice for all marginalized communities. His message of love and unity served as a powerful antidote to the poison of division and hatred, paving the way for a more inclusive and compassionate nation.
While the road to true equality remains long and winding, King's legacy serves as a compass, guiding us towards a future where the fullness of the American dream is not reserved for the privileged few, but embraced by all.
Let us honor his memory not just with words, but with action. Let us continue to dismantle the insidious walls of racism, both physical and societal. Let us bridge the divides of race, class, and circumstance with the same unwavering love and hope that fueled Dr. King's dream.
For in remembering his fight, we recommit ourselves to the unfinished symphony of justice, ensuring that the melody of equality resonates throughout the land, a testament to the enduring spirit of Martin Luther King Jr..
In Sincerest Thanksgiving For Dr. King’s Legacy Of Hope,
Reverend Patrick Vossen
Our Founding Pastor ministered a powerful message entitled "God's Holy Fire of Judgment and Grace" at Covenant of Grace this week.
Live Google Service For 1/6. The Message, " The Impossible Chapter, That Reveals Reflective Wisdom. "
Thank you for all those who could be with us today in our Google Meet Live Service with Pastor Vossen's Shepherd Group from South Omaha. We had a wonderful time of worship and praise, with a special word from our founding pastor. The message came from Job chapter 28, the impossible chapter.
Final Message In Reverend Vossen's Series From 1 Samuel. Samuel: Priest, Prophet and Judge, The Conclusion.
Here is the audio message and outline for the last segment of the series from 1st Samuel from our pastor. We trust you will be encouraged in your walk of faith.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not *wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall *call His *name Jesus, for He will *save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.
Matthew 1:18-25 NKJV
Dear Church and College family,
We should be incredibly grateful this season for the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. His arrival, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to Mary, is a testament to God's love for us and His desire to save us from our sins. The fulfillment of prophecy, with the virgin giving birth to a Son named Immanuel, shows that God is with us.
Let us express our gratitude for this incredible gift, which not only gives us hope but also exemplifies God's unwavering love and His willingness to do whatever it takes to redeem and restore His relationship with humanity. For God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, sparing nothing to rescue us from the clutches of sin and offering hope in a fallen world. Through Jesus, we witness the transformative power of God's love for all of creation.
I am profoundly thankful for this ultimate gift and the grace that God has poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. We are truly blessed and have been shown immeasurable love from the Creator of all things. God has withheld nothing in His pursuit of redeeming His beloved, allowing us to rise as the redeemed of the Lord and be restored into His heavenly favor through Jesus Christ, our loving God and Savior. This is a time to rejoice in the goodness of God and express our gratitude for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us.
As we enjoy this holiday season, let us remember to prioritize Jesus Christ in our lives. May His presence be the center of our Christmas celebrations.
May God bless you all. We love the CGMF and Focus Bible College Students and their families. You have honored and blessed us tremendously. Have a wonderful time with your loved ones this Christmas Day.
In Gratitude and Love,
Pastor Patrick Vossen
Covenant of Grace Ministry & Fellowship, Inc.
President, Focus Bible College
Google Meet Live Series Notes for 12/23/2024. " Revival Begins After Judgments Leads To Repentance. "
Our Saturday Live Google Meet Session with Pastor Vossen will begin at 2 PM. We are sharing his outline and notes with you as he continues his series on 1st Samuel. This series has been truly impactful, shedding light on the challenges and influences the church faces, and providing powerful insights from the life of Samuel.
Today's message is titled "Revival Begins After Judgment Leads To Repentance."
May God bless each and every one of you during this Christmas season.
Reverend Patrick Vossen,