HOW CITIES ARE IMPACTED FOR GOD

Click on the link below to view an interview with the Mayor of the Gold Coast on how prayer, joint prayer with church leaders across the city has impacted the city for God. As far as God is concerned there is only one church on the Gold Coast His unified church.

Mayor Tom Tait (City of Gold Coast) shared his faith journey and how churches getting together to pray has made an impact on the city of Gold Coast.

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If you are passionate and believe that churches should and can make an impact on their city, you do not want to miss this interview.

POWER OF PRAYER TO RELEASE GOD’S POWER TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSES

Great testimony from a pastor, Jason Hubbard. He admits the church he led was not a praying church until God stopped Jason in his tracks and challenged him about whose church it was. Did Jason truly believe the church could function as God’s church without prayer? That was the question God put to Jason. Listen to the transformation that occurred when Jason confessed his folly to the church and they obeyed God and became a praying church.

ANOTHER POWERFUL ANSWER TO PRAYER – AB2943

California’s controversial AB 2943 has been withdrawn by its author, Assembly member Evan Low.

This is an answer to much prayer. The consequences of this Bill becoming law would have been catastrophic for Christian leaders as I pointed out in recent posts, particularly the post that included this video of Dr Michael Brown addressing the issues raised by Senator Ricardo Lara in support of the Bill.

Assembly Bill 2943 would have made it illegal to sell any service intended to change an individual’s sexuality or gender identity.

“I knew this was an emotionally charged issue, so I spent the past few months traveling up and down the state meeting with a wide variety of faith leaders,” Low said in a statement released on his website. “I was heartened by the conversations.”

Luis Javier Ruiz, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in June 2016 and a former member of the LGBT community, has served as a staunch opponent of AB2943 in recent months.

“This allows people to become aware that change is possible,” says Ruiz, now a spirit-filled Christian. “All the false narratives about conversion therapy camps and their horror stories are not who we are. For me, nothing was forced. I can speak for many that it was a love story. It has allowed our voices to be heard and prayers to be answered. It’s time to come out of silence for what we believe in. We know that the battle is already won.

“I just want to thank Evan Low. We are praying for him and we know how big of an impact this will have and the backlash he might get. We want him to know that we are by his side on this.”

Bethel Church in Redding, California, released this statement, praising Low for his change of heart:

“We are grateful for Assemblyman Low’s courage and humility in his willingness to dialogue with California pastors and¬†once-gay¬†people these past months. He took time to hear how AB2943 would impact people of faith and particularly once-gay people, and has shown commitment to creating opportunities for further dialogue.”

After meeting personally with pastors, professional counsellors, and former homosexuals who lead ministries to others in the LGBT community, Low decided to continue the dialogue beyond this legislative session.

GREAT TEACHING ON PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER – Our Lord Jesus gave us the pattern for our prayers.

ADORATION (He is in heaven, He is personal, He is majestic, He is holy, He is sacred) – ACCEPTING (Your will be done) – ASKING (Give us this day .. We need to ask, specific and repeated) – ADMITTING (we don’t forgive until we repent, we need to forsake our sin) – REBELLION (need to come against evil with prayer)

Great exposition on prayer by Tim Keller to a bunch of pastors. A must watch. I was challenged afresh, maybe you will be too. Let me know, love to get a response occasionally. Not that I will stop posting on this site if I don;t get it. I do it because I please God when I do. It His will not my will being done. Make sure you listen to ALL the questions so you hear Tim’s answers.

Whilst I love Tim Keller’s teaching on prayer, I need to say that I categorically reject his acceptance of theistic evolution which has death and suffering before man and The Fall.