"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." Isaiah 59:2
Yesterday we answered the question, “Where am I?” as it pertains to having a Kingdom worldview. Today, we are going to discuss the third of four essential questions that a worldview seeks to answer: “What’s the problem?” As much as we live and move in a spiritual world where nothing is impossible, we’re cut off by sin and shame, so we can’t fully realize our potential. We sin, and then we feel shame, and then we feel separated from each other, so we sin more and feel even more guilt. We get hurt by one another, and pride gets in our way, so we refuse to have mercy, grace, and forgiveness toward others, which makes it harder for us to come to the Lord...
This week, on this first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Bobby teaches that hope is for beginners. It’s for people that are new to the faith with his message, “Hope is for Noobs." Special music is provided by Raffia Thomas. In 2013, Raffia released her own CD, which has been featured worldwide on radio and online syndicated stations. She has also performed background vocals for numerous artists including Toni Braxton, Blake Shelton, and many more. Today, she performs “Do You Hear What I Hear?," accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. Then, Terron Brooks performs "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." A veteran in the entertainment industry, Terron has had the pleasure of performing with many amazing artists, such as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Foster and Smokey Robinson. Additionally, the Hour of Power Choir, along with soloist Laura Dickinson and directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, performs “Breath of Heaven," accompanied by Zach DeChance on piano and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. Finally, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." They are accompanied by Dr. Philip Hoch on organ, Zach DeChance on piano, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.
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Spend time in the Word and allow it to be your how-to guide on a faith journey that empowers you to live boldly and fearlessly in the name of Jesus! The Word becomes an extension of who you are, and you begin to act in faith naturally because you understand what it says. To help you along, we’re excited to introduce our brand new devotional, as well as our traditional end-of-the-year special offering. For your gift of $30 or more,we’ll send you the Forward Faith: Daily Moments to Inspire and Ignite Your Faith devotional featuring 365 inspirational thoughts, amplified by scripture verses, prayers, and questions for reflection. Our prayer is that this book provides a simple way to invoke the power of the Lord’s wisdom each day. For your gift of $100 or more,we'll send you four Forward Faith devotionals. These devotional books make perfect gifts for your loved ones. Share the Word with your loved ones by helping them with their faith journey as they immerse in daily devotion. For yourgift of $1,000 or more, you will receive four Forward Faith devotionals and the “Let Your Light Shine” Lantern. Let His light shine in your home or office, and be reminded of His love for you every day. During this season, we hope you are blessed by these offers made just for YOU!