“Something Supernatural”
Act 2:42-47
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home[b] and ate their food with glad and generous[c] hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
On behalf of my family, thank you for the wonderful potluck welcome fellowship. As I have stated in my sermon, we are blessed, and we anticipate something great and wonderful new beginning.
In this transition we continue to ask what is it that God intends for us and for our church? If we are blessed and chosen, if anticipate for something that is great and wonderful in this new beginning, what is it that God intends for us and our church. My answer is that, “God wants us to fully enjoy the life He had promised for us and He wants our church to be His best hope for Gladbrook Community. God wants us to experience Something Supernatural.

HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE THAT?

We experience it if we share the same motivation with God and with one another.
Something supernatural happens when God’s people put their heads and hearts together. Something Supernatural happens when we become one in motivation with God.

In order to achieve this, we must be willing to let go of the life we wish so as the life that God wants us to have as a community will come to us. We must be focused in bringing people to God and bringing the Church to the people. We must cultivate the highest motivation in telling the story of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Something supernatural happens when God’s people put their heads and hearts together. Acts 2:44 says, “All who believed were together and had all things in common….”
We experience it when the Church prays much.
Do you know that the growth of the church is in direct proportion to prayer? Bishop Trimble stated in his Episcopal Address in 2014, “No prayer, no power. Little prayer, little power. More prayer, more power. Much prayer, much power.”

The first business of the church is prayer. The only business of the church is prayer. We become faithful disciples of Jesus through prayer.

The coming of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost was a result of the unified prayer of the disciples after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. Jesus will never gather people to his Church unless the Church will pray much. The Church is at its best when praying to God to make it His Church.

We experience something supernatural if we share the same motivation with God and with one another. We experience something supernatural when the church prays much.

Pastor Gideon

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