But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name - John 20:31
Last Sunday guest Pastor Larry preached instead of the regular Pastor Sam. Pastor Larry is the founder of Every Nation Church in Singapore. His message for Solomon’s Porch was “speak life”. Don't let the enemy tell you God doesn't hear your prayer. He points out that in gospel of John the word ‘love’ is mentioned 47 times but ‘believe’ is mentioned 97 times. Some people ask why it is that Christians are getting divorced, are unhappy, or why there is disunity among Christians? The answer is given in the beginning of the gospel of John. The enemy is out there to steal and destroy. The enemy tries to steal peoples’ identity. Larry Pastor Larry shared some of the challenges he had to overcome, how he felt small and was suffering from depression. However, in all this time God was there. When he was suffering from depression, people prayed for him and he heard from God that he needs to do spiritual warfare. When he got depressed he needed to do the opposite of what he normally did and depression was broken. He encouraged the congregation to take discouragement and give to God. – we don't have to be the best. When Peter walked on water but as soon as fear hit him he sunk. Don't let the enemy give you fear.