Encouragement - A Real Spiritual Gift September 17, 2022
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5,6
Did you know that encouragement is a real spiritual gift that we are instructed to practice in the book of Romans? The word encouragement means to give someone heart — en coeur. Coeur is a French word for the heart, and when you encourage others, you give a lift to someone who’s out of steam and not ready to go another day. You give them a little push. In Greek, the word for this spiritual gift is paraklesis...
God Can Change You if You Let Him This Week's Episode
This week, Pastor Bobby’s encouragement today is to let faith, not fear shape your future. Your future will be a lot brighter, with today’s message, “God Can Change You if You Let Him.” Our interview guest is Erin Davis. Erin is an author and speaker, who hosts the podcast, The Deep Well with Erin Davis. Her new book, Fasting and Feasting: 40 Devotions to Satisfy the Hungry Heart, explores the relationship between faith and food, while teaching Spiritual principles. Special music is provided by Nikki Potts. Nikki is a worship leader who has been singing in churches for decades and has worked with a number of incredible artists in her career. She has served in the worship team and choir of West Angeles Church of God in Christ for almost 20 years. Today, she performs, “I Am the One” and “Happy." She is joined by backup singers Charlean Carmon, Kenya Hathaway and Jason Morales, and is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. Finally, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, the Hour of Power Choir performs “To the Lamb on the Throne." They are accompanied by Philip Hoch on organ and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.
Be Like Jesus. Live Life Unhurried! This Week's Offer
As we approach the holidays, there’s likely to be a few seasonal events you will be attending. It’s a time when potlucks and gift exchanges pop on our calendars. It’s also a chance to hit the road to visit family or friends, and stay overnight. These are life’s special moments that are meant to be treasured, and not meant to be hurried through. Have you noticed how Jesus was never in a hurry? He was relaxed, took in his surroundings, and made time to really listen to people from all walks of life. He was patient, kind and caring. We are created in His image so that we can carry out His destiny. At Hour of Power, we have created a very special offer to help you move about in mindful and unhurried fellowship this holiday season. For your gift of just $40 or more, we’ll send you our specially designed Blessed Canvas Tote Bag. What better way to transport your casserole, clothes, or your carefully wrapped gifts than with a spacious and fashionable canvas tote! This tote bag is large enough to fit everything you need for an overnight trip, day at the beach or for carrying several gifts or baked goods. It’s a statement of how truly blessed you are anywhere you carry it with you! We hope you enjoy this special offer made just for YOU!