LA Missions Team

Sunday, 07 August 2016 by

Our Youth & Young Adults spent a week at the Urban School of Evangelism at the Oasis of Hollywood, California. They ministered on Hollywood Blvd., Skid row, Santa Monica Pier, and everywhere they went. Steve & Janice Champagne led the group, and this Sunday they shared their life-changing experiences, and imparted to all of us the same heart for the lost. This is their report: 20 souls made a decision to follow Christ, and 30 rededicated their lives to Christ! Inspiring!

The effects of the love of God portrayed by Jesus were undeniable. Lives were changed. History was altered. His disciples turned the world upside-down! How? Through the help of the Holy Spirit. Jesus knew they would need help. He knew they were imperfect human beings, who would sometimes fail. Like all of us. However, with faith in the love of God, and the results it produces, anything is possible!

1 Corinthians 2:4 NKJV “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.” Did you catch that? It is the Spirit INSIDE of us and HIS power demonstration of God’s love that gives us the edge that defeats the enemy every time. If you hide from God the devil can destroy you, but when you hide IN him, the devil can’t touch you.

Grace has been misunderstood by many. Some have used the principle of grace as a license to sin. When you understand the character and love of God, you understand that God has provided grace to enable us to live WITHOUT sinning! Grace sets you free from the dominion of sin. It is God’s favor and power to overcome sin.

Knowing that the Bible is God’s living word assures us that it is true and God is trustworthy. His love is unconditional and everlasting. He has put His love in our DNA, as we were formed in His likeness. That means that God has provided a way for us to operate in the Kingdom of God’s system, a higher way of living, above the system of the world. God’s love changes lives. It never fails. That’s why we can have faith in His love.

In this new series, Pastor Dawn is encouraging all of us to understand and experience the love of God in a personal way. God is bringing change to the Church through an outpouring of His love – to us and through us. He is calling the Church out of hiding, and into having FAITH in His love – His amazing, unconditional, sacrificial, everlasting love.

How does the world view you? What if we lived our life like those in the Book of Acts? We try, but what if we had faith in the LOVE of God? We need a revelation of His love to live like that. Love is the transforming agent. It gives you superhero powers. There is no greater power on earth. It’s time for the sons & daughters of God to “break their pitchers” and let the light of God shine. It will scatter the enemy and bring the victory!

How do you get out of doubt and into faith? Through the amazing story of how Gideon brought about victory for the Israelites, Pastor Dawn brings out the necessity of allowing God and His Spirit to work through you, and obeying Him even when it doesn’t make sense in the natural. God is calling modern-day “Gideons” to awaken, arise and blow the trumpet! Daddy-God has already defeated the enemy!

Pastor Dawn continues her teaching, using Gideon as an example of God intervening in a hopeless situation. If you are feeling hopeless, God knows where to find you, and just what you need to cause you to rise into your purpose!

God has saved us and made us His sons and daughters. However, through circumstances and relentless attacks of the enemy, we can forget who we are and whose we are! God found Gideon hiding from the enemy, and He called him out and reminded him of who he was! The intimidated Gideon became the warrior He was called to be and led the Israelites into victory with God as his helper! In this teaching, Pastor Dawn guides you to come out of hiding and be who God has called you to be!