AWC EVENTS

May 1 – 7:30 pm
         Servant Ministry Class
May 6 – 5:00 pm
       Evangelism                Deacons/Greeters
May 13 – 5:00 pm                
    Evangelism       
Teachers-Children
May 14 – 10:30 am
         Mothers Day Presentation
May 19 – 7:00 pm
         Couples
May 20 – 5:00 pm
          Evangelism/Ushers
May 27 – 5:00 pm
               Evangelism
       Praise Team/Choir
  
 
 


WHO IS JESUS?

 John 1:1-3 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
 
 John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
 
Jesus is the eternal expression (“Word”) of God, came to live in a human body. Jesus was both divine and human.
 
When Jesus was born, the priest Simeon and the prophetess Anna knew who He was as they held Him in their arms, but for most, His true identity was revealed only over time.
 
He was in fact the Christ, which means “the anointed one.” All human and at the same time all God.
 
Jesus was to serve as a go-between, a bridge between God and His creation.  He had been sent to repair the broken relationship between God and man.
 
Finally! The promise of reconciliation between God and man was being fulfilled.
 
The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus’ death on the cross, some thirty-three years after His birth, fully satisfied the judgment for and made right the breach sin had caused.  “Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of all people.  He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him.
(Hebrews 9:28)
 
During Jesus’ life on earth, He taught us what it means to be fully human: to have a trusting, open, intimate relationship with God and with others.
 
Jesus’ enemies succeeded in having Him put to death.  They thought they were getting Him out of the way but they were actually playing into God’s plan. By surrendering His perfect life, Jesus revealed His role as our Messiah. He traded a perfect life for our lives, scarred and battered by sin.  No longer were we identified as children of sin, but now children of God!
 
Just as Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden of Eden, relishing His fellowship, all those who would accept Him were now wrapped as it were, in His clean white robe and pronounced worthy to stand in His presence–loved and forgiven.
 
And having given His life, He rose from the grave and conquered the penalties for sin once and for all.  No wonder the name of Jesus means “Savior”.
 
The primary purpose of the miracles recorded in the Bible was to confirm that a certain message or messenger had come from God. 
 
The resurrection of Jesus- the most substantiated of all Bible miracles confirms that Jesus was and is who He claimed to be, the Son of God sent to pay the price for our sins. 
 
His victory over death proves He has the power to forgive, transform, and bestow the gift of eternal life on those who put their trust in Him.
 
 


INHABITANT FAITH

 Luke 17:5-6  (NKJV)

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,” and it would obey you. 
 
Are you concerned that you do not have enough faith to get the job done, and you are asking God
for more faith? Well, the reality is, you have enough faith already to move mountains.  When God
gave you His faith to receive the greatest miracle that will ever happen in your life, you became
a world overcomer.
 
Romans 12:3  (NKJV)
……God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
 
Romans 10:17  (NKJV)
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
 
When you heard the gospel (the good news), God’s gift of faith came into your heart which gave you the capacity to believe the truth; thus receiving salvation.
 
That faith was enough to deliver you from the powers of darkness and translate you into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son (Col. 1:13). That is the kind of faith you have in your heart, world overcoming faith. So, if you are struggling where faith is concerned, it is not for a lack of faith; it is a lack of knowledge.
 
Hos 4:6  (NKJV)
6 My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.
 
Let me explain what I mean when I say that you have a knowledge problem.
 
Hebrews 11:1  (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
 
You see, faith can only give substance to the things you would hope for, and hope comes from the Word of God.  When you hear the gospel, the good news, it paints an image of what you have, what you can do, and who you are in Christ Jesus in your heart; that is hope. In other words, you can-not exercise faith for something you do not know that you have.
 

You need the knowledge that Jesus redeemed you from the curse of the law (Gal.3:13), that Jesus bore your sickness and carried your diseases Matt.8:17) 

by His stripes you were healed (Isa.53:4). That He sent His Word and healed you and delivered you from all  your destructions (Ps.107:20). Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. When you increase in Knowledge, you will be able to exercise the faith that you already have in your heart for more of God’s grace, more of the promises of God which will enable you to partake of more God’s divine nature (2 Pet.1:4).
 
2 Peter 1:2  (NKJV)
2 Grace and peace be multiplies to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
 
Without the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord, we will not have the faith to access God’s grace or peace (Rom. 5:2).
 
Begin to immerse yourself in the Word of God and begin to explore the things that God has freely given to you.