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This is a hybrid event. You can join us in person at Meeting Room 1 (in the Conference Centre), St George's Centre, 60 Great George Street, LEEDS,
LS1 3DL or online via zoom through the hyperlink given here.
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“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” (Psalms 56:3). The Psalmist learnt through experience that situations which generate fear are not one-off events. Sometimes they roll in like waves, one after the other over a period. His statement shows that he discovered the secret to mastering fear whenever and however it came.
You have probably experienced it too that life seems to unfold in successive waves of scenarios, where the cessation of one event marks the beginning of another - making it seem that life is like riding on a roller coaster. In such circumstances it is tempting to feel that we are caught in an inescapable cycle and doomed for ever. However, we need to remember that seasons come and go, and that there is a time for everything.
The secret to sailing through such situations victoriously is having a firm anchor in Jesus through faith. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me” (Psalms 23:4).
Join other pioneers at this meetup for a great time of fellowship and inspiration as we explore together how to overcome every wave of fear in any circumstance through faith in the living God. Your life will experience new seasons of refreshing and hope as you tap into the power of God that transcends circumstances.
The Bible encourages us in Hebrews 10:24-25 to “consider how to spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the day approaching”.
King Solomon pointed out that "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:17). We have all passed through challenging times in life and handled them in different ways. Sharing our experiences can help others learn vital lessons that enable them to overcome their challenges. "And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony" (Revelations 12:11). These could be testimonies from recent experiences or those that occurred a long time ago.
There is a Bible example of this in Acts 13:13-15 - “Now when Paul and his company…. came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on”.
Around 1890, John Marchant Whyte wrote a song (reproduced in part, below), which still conveys a powerful message for us in contemporary times:
The battles you have fought, and the victories won,
Let us hear you tell it over once again;
’Twill help them on the way who have just begun,
Let us hear you tell it over once again.
This interactive meetup event is to give pioneers, who wish to, the opportunity to share. The sharing could be prayers, testimonies or scripture messages to encourage and empower others to make progress in life. All are welcomed to participate in sharing, listening and praying. The God in our midst will use these to transform our circumstances for the better, and to the glory of His name.
Why is it that one Christian wants to take a stand for their faith and the other one doesn't? Why do some Christians have convictions about things and others don't?
Here are a couple Bible verses about convictions and commitment to God:
Psalm 100:3 AMP
Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Where are we going if we are not following the leadership of our good Shepherd? What road would we inevitably find ourselves walking down, and where will it lead? Any wise person acknowledges that the journey of a sheep, without guidance, on a road that is unfamiliar to them is dangerous. It will most likely end in destruction, pain and misery.
Do we wish to be like this? If we want to reach our God designed destiny, we must listen to the words of our master and hold fast to His truths.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
He loves us and it is in our best interests to listen to His will. Sometimes we might not understand why God tells us to go a certain way, but its important that we understand that God wants ONLY what is good for us and not our harm.
Let's look to the creator and acknowledge who He is, for He is the one who knows and who cares.