Five Stones Church
Jesus and the Census: You can count on it (Sermon 3/28/2020)
Is the Census Connected to Christ's Return? Have you ever known something that you would’ve never known or thought of on your own? The beauty of God speaking to us is that His revelations are so different from the way we naturally process thoughts and information. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:8-9 I believe we all have God encounter opportunities, but how deep or intense depends on your sensitivity to them and your willingness to linger there. It was during a period of lingering within the Spirit that God began to share these truths: • When Jesus first came to this world it was during a census. (Luke 2:1) • We are in a once a decade census this year. CONNECT - https://linktr.ee/scottsilverii ______________________________________________________________________ • The census at the time of Christ’s first coming drove everyone back to their homes. (Luke 2:4) • The Coronavirus pandemic has driven everyone back into their homes during this census year. ______________________________________________________________________ • The census at the time of Christ saw the Massacre of the Innocents – massive death at the hands of a ruthless killer (Herod Agrippa) (Matthew 2:16-18) • The Coronavirus is now responsible for massive death tolls at the hands of a ruthless microscopic killer. And more than the children killed by Herod, abortion today kills many more than he ever could. ______________________________________________________________________ • The threat of death drove Jesus from his home and into exile in a foreign land for survival. (Matthew 2:13-15) • The threat of infectious death has driven Christian worship from its church home and into the foreign exile of the 3rd space (online). ______________________________________________________________________ • The land of Egypt where Jesus took refuge was a pagan ruled territory marked by violence, lies and sexual debauchery. • The digital terrain where the gospel of Jesus is taking refuge is a space dominated by violence, lies and pornography. ______________________________________________________________________ Are these the End Times? Yep!! From the moment Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:6-11), we move one moment closer toward His return. Isn’t that incredible? The Ascension of Jesus 6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” ~ Acts 1:6-11 Kingdom Come The kingdom of God is what’s coming. Whether it’s in this census year or the next or the…you get the point, the one thing that never changes is John 3:1-21 – you will never see the kingdom of God unless you are born again of water and Spirit. Don’t try to hedge your bet before the ball stops bouncing on the wheel. The return of a conquering Christ isn’t a bad thing unless you’ve not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Yeah, then, it’s a really bad thing to be left behind. Because you will be. God wants you to come along but He’s not going to force you to take the ride. PLEASE SHARE THIS WORD WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE!! Walk In Light, Scott ****************************************************************************** The Five Stones Church Online campus is our main digital location. With over 72,000 active members, our mission of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is made possible with a global congregation. Get Connected https://mailchi.mp/eee0367e41a9/fivestoneschurchonline Community Groups allow us to do life together in needs-based ministries better suiting each members' current situation or interests. Get connected to an incredibly loving body of believers and prepare to have your anointing activated as we support your launch into your very own ministry of service. INVITE - SHARE - LEAD - IMPACT In Christ, Scott-Leah Silverii "I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future." Jeremiah 29:11
Forgiving Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself.
❤️🙏😇Forgiving Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself. But you don’t know what they did to me… Almost everyone who’s been hurt “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” ~ Mark 11:25 It’s Tough. I Get It When you forgive someone, you are not saying what they did to hurt you is right. When you forgive them, you are cutting the ties that have kept you chained to the hurt they caused you. Forgiving is for you, not them. As long as you refuse to forgive someone, you remain their prisoner. CONNECT – https://linktr.ee/scottsilverii
In A Dry Season? Then Get Up And Move
Sermon 02-23-2020 Dry Creeks in Your Life? Maybe God Wants You To Move On. Dry Creeks In Your Life? Maybe it's time to move on. Pastor Scott Silverii shares today's message from 1 Kings 17:2-9, and the promise of Jeremiah 29:11. Thanks for connecting as we take God's Word beyond the church buildings and share the gospel of Christ across the globe. https://www.fivestoneschurch.online/
Get Ready (3-08-2020)
Get Ready (3-08-2020) David still inspires us with his unflinching courage, but his life didn't start in the limelight. Passed over by his very own dad, the anointed king of Israel learned to sharpen his skills to protect and lead shepherding in the wilderness. Are you preparing to receive your new anointing from God? Walk In Light, Scott Silverii 32 David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 Then Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went out after him and [d]attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and [e]struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has [f]killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God.”
How To Be Forgiven by God
🙏👀❤️How To Be Forgiven By God Seeking forgiveness requires us to repent, which means to turn away from the offensive behavior. Simply saying you are sorry without a change of heart and a change of behavior doesn't cut it. How To Seek Forgiveness: 1. Beware of vague guilt. 2. Confess your sins quickly and specifically. 3. Ask God to forgive you, not to excuse you. 4. Don’t dwell 5. Surrender self-examination to God. 6. Pursue Good 👇👇👇👇👇👇 Psalm 139:23-24 CONNECT - https://linktr.ee/scottsilverii
Can I Lose My Anointing? Yep!
Can I lose it? Yep! You have a very specific anointing over your life as gifted by God, but He will not force you to accept it. If you're like Saul who was appointed as king, yet couldn't get past himself, then you will lose that anointing in lieu of someone else. 1. Use it or lose it 2. God won’t force it on you 3. The anointing is transferable (your family or someone else) Get Connected at Five Stones Church Online. It's like nothing you've avoided in the past. Much Love, Scott Silverii 22 So they inquired again of the Lord, “Is there a man still to come?” and the Lord said, “Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage.” 23 Then they ran and took him from there. And when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward. 24 And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!” 1 Samuel 10:22-24