In the heart of God, things that do not exist already exist. Sit at His feet as Mary did. Everything will be under those feet. He speaks things and He cares to correct in mercy. David learned the way of His presence and His heart. (Psalm 103:13-14; 2 Samuel 6:9)

Speaker: Chris Arman, Matti Sirvio, Thomas Schaller

Sermon 12532
6:30 PM on 6/18/2023

P. Schaller –

Okay. Wow! Jesus you alone. What’s that mean? Jesus you alone. What do you think? Jesus you alone. Huh? You
want to add something to Jesus? Jesus plus what? Jesus, you alone. How about some other
god? Turn to your neighbor and say, do you have some other god in your life? Come on. Fess
up! Huh? What do you think? Should we sing it again? Jesus you? Alone. Only God. Only God.
Jesus, right? Okay. Alright.

We got a great night tonight by God’s grace. We have two speakers. We have P. Mati from
Oman. That’s awesome. The Arabian Pennisula. I don’t know if we have a map. I don’t know.
We do have a map where he’s from? While they are working on that or thinking about it, is it
there? Okay. Alright. So, there’s the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Oman and
the United Arab Emerites. Oman is where he lives. Is there a lot of sand over there? Huh?
There’s a lot of sand. It’s Arabic. There are Muslim people and the tradition and the whole way
of life.

Now, listen. Where’s P. Matti from? Poland somebody said. Poland! He’s from Poland! He’s from
Finland where there is snow and ice and quiet, not a lot of sand on the seashore. Not hot and all
of that. But God sent him. I think it’s his fifth or sixth country that God has sent him to. And he
just goes by faith. From a young man in Finland in Bible college just going by faith, and lifting
eyes up and looking on the fields. What we believe is the world is the field, and we have the
seed. We sow the seed. Who makes the seed grow? Jesus and Jesus alone. What about that?
That Jesus makes that seed grow, and people are regenerated, born again, and have fellowship
with God. We thank God for that work. That’s amazing.

The second thing I want to say is to welcome everybody. If you are from out of the area, and
you’ve come here this week to be with us this week for our Convention. And that means you
came from France or Finland or you came from Florida or you’re not from here. You came from
outside. Would you stand up for a moment. We just want to welcome you. Wow! We are
honored. Wow! There we go. Thank you. Thank you. Wow! Beautiful. P. Mihaw is here. Wow!
Great. Also, P. Jeff Wisot is here with us. Yeah. We love that guy. Thanks for coming. Beautiful.
We’re going to have a great week.

After I’m done speaking, and it’s going to take a while, then P. Mati comes up. We’ll do our
offering and a song. Then, P. Chris Arman is going to come up, and he’s from the country of
Malawi. Do we have that map. There we go. Hey, tell me we’re not organized! There it is. That
little country there. Do you see it? He’s been living there ten years. Isn’t that amazing. Loving
the Africans, the Malawians or the tribal peoples or I don’t know how you address that. The
natives. The precious people. Everyone made in God’s image. Everyone that has a future with
Christ. And he and his wife Julie and three children have been ministering there faithfully. We
just love and respect them very much. He’s going to minister to us tonight. Praise the Lord.
Thank you guys. Beautiful. Okay. That’s the end of the meeting! Okay. Wait a minute. So, let’s
have a prayer. (Prayer). Welcome P. Matti.

P. Matti –

When P. Schaller said that’s the end of the meeting, I was so happy! I thought, you
know, because when you come from over the Atlantic and you are jet lagging and you
sometimes fall asleep in the meeting, and then you wake up hoping nobody noticed you were
sleeping. I thought I had that kind of a moment. The meeting went so fast. It’s over. Wow! I
hope I was not sleeping and preaching. That could also happen!

This is beautiful to be here with you. Really an honor. I feel like we are like sitting at the feet of
Jesus. Like in Luke 10:42, Mary had chosen a good part, and it will not be taken away from her.
What was she doing? She was sitting at the feet of Jesus. Why was she sitting there? Was she
planning to kind of manipulate Jesus a little bit or control Jesus or influence Jesus? She was
sitting there, because that’s where she belonged. That’s where we belong, also. When we are
here, I don’t know, it’s almost like in a fairy tale. We are in a dream. Like we are dreaming
dreams, and it’s a beautiful dream and it’s very real.

When I think about Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus, those were the feet that had been washed
by a woman who had been a sinful woman. And she had washed those feet with her tears.
Those were the feet where she was sitting at the feet of Jesus that were washed by somebody’s
tears. Those were also the feet that had walked on the water. The powerful moment that was.
Those were the feet of Jesus. Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus. That’s a beautiful place,
amazing place. And those were the feet that were pierced on the cross.

But it’s also amazing that in 1 Corinthians 15 when it speaks about the end times, and it says that
everything will be put under his feet. And then God will be everything. All in all. We look for that
moment. We are waiting for that moment. We long for that moment. I’ve been thinking about
this. I recalled a time when in a time of P. Schaller’s leadership in our church in Finland, we were
traveling a lot, and we made a lot of trips to all kinds of places. We were so inspired by
missions. We were ready to go wherever God sent us. There was a group that was going to
Hungary, and they would travel if I’m not mistaken. I might mess up a couple of trips, but it’s
okay.

Anyways, I know there was a singing group that was either on the way to Hungary or coming
from Hungary or something like that. They were in Poland and they were scheduled to sing in a
church. The church was full of people. They were kind of excited that how come everybody
knows that we are here already. It was actually the Pope was coming to speak in that church,
but before that our group was singing to a full church. And P. Schaller was preaching. I
remember him telling about the message.

I didn’t hear the message, but I remember the idea of that message. He shared that – cause
Jesus’ feet being pierced, this ministers to me. In that message, he preached that Jesus had a
crown of thorns on his head, because our mind is deceived and corrupted and it needs to be
redeemed. His hands were pierced, because our works are all corrupted and they needed to be
pierced, so that Christ could redeem that what was lost, what was broken. The same with our
feet. I don’t remember what he said about the feet, but I’m thinking about that. How this is like
such a powerful picture. That was the end of his walk on this earth. His feet were pierced
because of us. He gave it all. This is a powerful moment, because he didn’t have to do that. We
know that God did it, because of his love, because of his great love for us.

Today, we were speaking in Silver Spring about Romans 4:17 when we spoke about one of the
greatest fathers in the Bible which is Abraham, and how he became a father miraculously,
because God had it in his heart. And then he became a father of all nations, because God had it
in his heart. Then, he became the father of our faith because God had it in his heart. And the
verse says that God calls those things that do not exist as if they existed. It did not exist that
Abraham was a father, but it existed in God’s heart. And God calls it. And Abraham believed
that.

I thought about all of us, how we have come from different churches, from different countries
and how was our church born in our country? Maybe it has not been born yet in your country,
but I thought about our church in Finland. How was it born? God had it in his heart, and he
called that which did not exist as if it existed, and he put it in somebody’s heart. In this case, he
put it into P. Schaller’s heart, into the team members’ heart. They came to Finland, and they had
that church in their hearts. But there was no church. But it was in their heart, and God had put it
there. We have seen that in so many places. We have come to barren lands. We have come to
hostile lands. We have come to far away countries and places where there is no church and no
welcoming for a church, but we have been sent there by God, and we have that church in our
hearts. I live in a country like that.

And I know that God has called a church to exist there. God has given that to my heart and to
many others. And one day we will see it. Just wait and we will see a church. It’s a beautiful
principle, because it’s the power of God that does that. God is calling himself a wind. He says in
John. 3 the wind blows wherever it wants. You don’t know where it comes from. You don’t know

where it’s going to. So is every man who is born from above. We are part of that kind of a
movement which is not controlled by man.

Sometimes, religious people and even any of us we could start thinking that with our prayers
and with our faith and with our obedience we can control God. And it’s because of our prayers,
because of our faith, because of our obedience we make things happen. This is upside down. It
isn’t happening that way. It is in God’s heart and God calls it that which doesn’t exist. And then
we are called to be the witness of it. We see it around the world. We see things happen that we
never even dreamed about. We go to places and we go with this secret in our hearts. And
somebody could say, why are these people so different? We could say because God has put
something into their hearts.

I see some Iranian friends here and it touches my heart, because the church in Iran is in God’s
heart. And God has put that, God has shared that with some of us. We have it in our hearts, and
we continue believing and we continue testifying about it. And it will happen. And this is what
missions is to me. I believe that God is moving us tremendously in our ministry. These are
amazing days. I wouldn’t change this for anything, but to be part of this ministry where we are
really with this rushing wind of God moving around, and seeing amazing things that God has
called into existence. And some of that he has shared with us already. And it’s beautiful. Amen.

P. Schaller –

Okay, um, that was awesome. I don’t want to move on yet. Just think about it for a
minute. God putting in our heart even before it exists, right? Before it happens or before it’s
there or before you can see. Abraham was told he’s the father of many nations, and the father of
a great nation – Israel. Will be. Will be but he had no son. But it was put in his heart. He had it,
and God calls that which does not yet exist as though it existed.

So, what can we say about that? If it is scriptural, if it is in the plan of God, in the heart of God;
we kind of have to guard our heart from believing something absurd or something totally out of
the picture. But if God says it in the Scripture, then our heart should be big enough, flexible
enough to take it in. Stretch it. Like to believe that. Believe that. Our heart can become like a
raisin, a dried up grape. Prune. Right? Shrink. If my heart can be enlarged to include Oman or
Malawi or some lost people group for the sake of the gospel. If we do it for the gospel’s sake.
The gospel’s sake. This is the sure thing, because God is in missions, isn’t he? It’s in his heart
to send laborers into the field.

You can have a dream about a business or family or a dream about something, but what if it
doesn’t happen? People get discouraged. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. I might get angry
with God. I might shrink up and not believe. But what about believing what the Lord puts in our
heart, and just saying yes, Lord. I believe you.

Remember – sorry I’m adding to his message, but it’s more like for us to get ahold of what he’s
saying and not to move on too quickly. Just to think about it in prayer. Have you ever got
something in your mind, and you kind of put it away, and then it comes back? And then you put
it away, and it comes back. Maybe that’s God saying it is like this. I want you to believe me for
this. This can happen. I’m with you. This can happen, right? Okay. Do you want to talk for a
minute or two if you want or just sit quietly, and process that for a minute.

P. Chris Arman – Thank you. How is everbody? Good, good, good, good, good. Uh, so geat to
see all of you taking mental pictures. One thing we do in Malawi – there’s a lot of things we do in
Malawi, but one thing that I like that was started by P. Albert we like – I think I said it last year,
we like slogans, you know, so I say it’s good to be here. You say, it’s wonderful to be here.
Then, I say it’s wonderful to be here. Then, you say it’s good to be here. Want to try it? All right.
It’s good to be here. It’s wonderful to be here. Oh, that’s great. Good job. Give yourselves a
hand. Alright. Let’s pray. (Prayer). Amen. Amen.

Greetings from Malawi. As you saw in the map, Malawi is just next door, just opposite the great
ocean that’s right there. We just want to thank you as a ministry in Malawi for your prayers, for your giving, for your supot, and it’s so much like what P. Matti said that God has a heart for each
and every person. And in his mind were the people of Malawi, and they’re a great people. Very
fervent. Very humble, but very active and ready to go forward. And through prayers and through
giving, God is doing a great work that’s there.

We lived there for 10 years in Malawi, ad we started just our family and the same P. Albert that
started that good to be here chant. It was just he and our family. And one thing that Greater
Grace does so well is that we encourage team missions. And team missions is important,
because the fellowship that we have here in the Body of Christ is in a microcosm on a team.
The fellowship that the team has becomes – it just grows into the church. The church sees the
fellowship that’s on the team, and then that continues in the church. And then the church starts
to have that fellowship. And we started just our family and a pastor from Zambia, and then that
grew, that fellowship grew.

My mother and father came to visit, and as they were just
evangelizing on the street and talking to people and seeing the openness of people, they
decided to move there. P. Matt and Lisa Sliva also decided to move there. We had many people
visiting us. P. Albert got married. His wife decided to move to Malawi thankfully, and the team
grew. And through that growth God really started to build the church.

And so maybe right before covid, God gave us a piece of land. I think we have a pictgure of it.
Oh, there it is. So, there’s two pieces of land. One is that church which this church donated the
roof for that church. The blue roof that you see there is still there. That’s how we tell people. Like
it’s the big church with the blue roof. There’s Red Roof Inn. We’re like the Blue Roof Inn! Next to
it is another piece of land where we want to have a Christian school. We’re going to start with a
kindergarten through – I thought that was my phone. Sorry! Kindergarten through third grade,
and then build on that. And so, that’s how we started, and then there’s another picture of what
we had. This was the conference this past April. That’s P. Scibelli and my father in the front, and
we had I think about 88 graduates that were there. And filled the room, and this was in the, this
was in the mind of God. That God saw the precious people that are there.

There’s one more picture I think form the other direction. That’s inside that um building and the
building means nothing really. But really what is important is the people in that building, because
those people are the church. And you know we are one Body. Amen. So, you did this. I mean
God did it but he used us, right? We were his hands. We were his mind praying. We were his
feet that went there. We had a team from upstate New York that came and visited us. A youth
team. And there was 13 of them. P. Scott and… Edmund and they bought their whole family. And
they brought six young people with them. There’s 13 of them, and they helped us paint inside
the church. And it was just wonderful. All of our youth and their youth came togeter and painted
inside the church, and got it ready for the conference. That was a picture of what was in God’s
mind.

So, let’s turn in our Bible to the book of Psalms, chapter 103. And I think this will illustrate this
thought. Psalm 103:13-14, I love this verse. And I didn’t even think of Father’s Day today. Did you
see the Father’s Day joke that was on the board there. How many saw that? P. Steve, was that
your joke? What blue is the lightest blue? What blue weighs the least? Light blue. That’s a great
– that’s how we’ll know our church. That Dad joke! People will come, because of that joke!
What’s a pirate’s favorite class in school? Art! Art! Yeah, okay. That’s a dad joke, too. Alright.
Thank you. At least that’s another good word. Yeah.

In Malawi we say at least, at least I didn’t get stoned for that joke. At least you enjoyed it, 25%.
So, Psalm 103:13. I love this verse. I think you love this verse, too, because this is the heart of
God. And as like the theme of the conference is knowing God, and this is a window into the
heart of God. And it says like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear
him. vs. 14. Amen. That’s you know in Father’s Day as y ou have children and you are seeing
those children make mistakes or you see them fall especially when they’re young. You have pity
for them. You care for them. You come alongside them. You almost don’t want to let them fall,
but you have to let them fall, because they have, they learn from it. But we understand, we pity
our children. Father’s pity their children.

In the Old Testament, this was not a concept that the people of Israel had. They didn’t look at
God as their father. But David knew it. David knew it. And Christ when he came, he said this is
how you’re supposed to pray. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. So, he’s,
he was telling people look at God as your father. And Paul said it. You cry out to God, Abba,
Father. Daddy, God. You cry out to him like that.

This is a picture that God wanted to show the whole world, and the people of Israel that this is
how you should see God as a Father pitying his children. So, God pities us. The word for “pity”
is the same word for mercy. It’s the word “RACHAM.” I think P. Texier talked about this in
Romans 12:1 that Paul said I beseech you by the mercies of God that you give your body a
living sacrifice. If we are to understand the grace of God and understand the way God is, this is
how we operate in God’s kingdom.

Have you ever in your life, you make a mistake, and you’re waiting for God to punish you. But
that’s not the character of God. That’s not God pitying his children. That would mean that God
would be punitive, right? You do something wrong. Whack! That comes, here comes the stick. In
Africa, they call it the cane. I’ll cane you. Be careful for that. Uh, so, that’s how people look at
God. They’re looking over their shoulder, and God will hurt me. But even God’s chastisement is
not punitive. I learned this in Bible school from P. David Duff. He said God’s chastisement is not
punitive. It’s not that you do something wrong, and God punishes you for that. But it’s corrective.
That the purpose of God’s chastisement is to correct us, and to put us in the right place. And
that’s how we have to look at God.

If we are going to get to know God, we have to look at him like that. And as we heard the
messages this morning, you know, what is the grace of God? It’s all of God’s character given to
us as a human race. And we receive his character. It changes us, and then we let it flow out
through us. That’s the grace of God. So, if our salvation like it says in Romans 8:32, if God didn’t
spare his own Son to save us, even now as we are believers and we’re growing as believers,
he’ll freely give us all things. His grace is going to change us, Titus 2:11-12. It’ll teach us, and
God will pity us. He’ll be merciful. He’ll continue to give mercy.

As we grow, we’ll grow and learn that this is how God deals with us. And you know in Malawi for
example, Malawi is a Christian nation they say. It’s about 88 or 89% Christian and about 11%
Muslim. Many people would say they know God and are born again, but they look at God as a
policeman that’s ready to cane them, right? They look at God as someone that’s going to bear
down on them. And as we are there and we’re teaching the Bible and we have a Bible school,
we’re rehearsing these things. And a lot of people’s ways of thinking need to be changed. That’s
what we heard this morning. Repentance is a change of thinking. They have to think and look at
God a different way from the way that they looked at him before. How did they look at him in
their denominational setting? They look at God like that.

Like P. Schaller said earlier. Maybe it was this morning, right? How you go to people and say if
you’ve done this much good, does it outweight this much bad that you’ve done. Even in
Christian circles, that’s the way of thinking. But the way of grace is so different. It’s this picture of
a father and a child. When there’s a birthday party or when there’s Christmas – we’ve heard this
before – a child doesn’t pay for his gifts or her gifts. It’s a gift and the enjoyment that God gets
and the enjoyment that we get as parents is when a child opens that gift and they enjoy that gift.
And the act of giving is what brings joy. That’s why Christ said it is more blessed to give than to
receive. That’s the grace of God. That’s the heart of God. And as we learn to change our
thinking and think of God in this way, and look to God as our Father, then we will start to reflect
God to people the same way. We’ll start to reflect the fatherly way to people.

And we, and things change. God changes us, and in 2 Samuel, there’s a great progression we
can see here with David. David learns the fatherly heart of God. At first, he doesn’t, of course
God was instrumental in his life in 1 Samuel. Him as a young shepherd boy, God being with him,
God ordaining him to be the king. God being with him through um 20 years of running from King

Saul. But then as David becomes king, and he’s king over the whole nation; there’s even more
that he learns about God.

And it’s like what’s written in Romans 1:16-17. That we go from faith to faith. That we need the
grace of God in each stage of our life. When we’re single, we need the grace of God to be
single. P. Scibelli said that in the message. He had the grace of God to go to Ghana. And then
that was for a particular time. He came back to Baltimore. He had the grace of God to go to
Uganda and so forth. And that grace is what was happening to David. Now, David’s the king and
God’s teaching him with his grace.

Just a few verses we can go through, and it just shows David learning the heart of God. David
learning the fatherly heart and he sees it in God. And he grows in this way, and this is what
God’s desire is for us as well as the Body of Christ in this world we are living in.

So, in 2 Samuel 6:9, we have Uzzah who they get the ark of the covenant back and they bring it
back to Israel. And Uzzah tries to steady the ark, and he dies instantly. And David was afraid of
the Lord. He said, wow! Thuis is something different. This is something I didn’t know. Like God
has protected me my whole life, and protected me and then this happens. And he maybe he
questions God. He questions what’s God doing here. But he pursues God.

In vs. 17, it says he takes the Ark of the covenant and he puts it in the tent right next to the
palace. And he goes in and he sits in the presence of God, and he learns the presence of God.
That’s like what we are doing here in the Convention. Amen. Like God’s presence is here and
we come like P. Mati said, and we sit at God’s feet and we learn about him. I learn something
that I didn’t know before. Maybe I’ve been serving God for 20 years, but I hear something fresh.
David’s been serving God for years and years, but as a king he learned something fresh and
something new from the fatherly heart of God.

And then in 2 Samuel chapter 7:11, this is when David says God I’m going to build you a house.
Even the prophet Nathan says do whatever is in your heart, and God says, hey! Pump the
brakes a little bit. No, no, no, no, no. You’re not going to build me a house. I’m going to build you
a house. That’s grace. Amen. God’s, you know, we say God this is what I’m going to do for you,
and God says, no. I will do it. That’s our testimony in Malawi, really. God did it each step of the
way. God brought people. Every joing supplies. Some of us sowed. Some of us watered, but
God brought the increase.

I wish we could – you know, in heaven will really be when we’re all together, but some of the
amazing leaders and the church members that are there and what they do. They come walking
maybe two or three hours to our house in the morning just so they can watch the Baltimore
message. They’ll come and do that. Then, we go out on evangelism. This is how our leaders
were grown by hearing the Word of God from all different places, and saying yeah. That’s it.
That’s the right spirit. That’s the same thing I’m hearing from the pulpit. I’m hearing it from the
internet in Baltimore. It’s the grace of God. It’s God’s character, and it’s spoken about.
And so, David says God, this is what I’m going to do for you. God says, no. You just be a
receiver. Freely you’ve received. Freely you’ll give.

Just receive. Your son is the one that is going to build my house. I’m going to build you a house, and it will be forever. And that was a prophecy of Christ, that Christ would come from the seed of David and his throne would be
forever and ever. And so, David learned from that.

And then in 2 Samuel 9, now David who’s learned from the heart of God, the fatherly heart of God,
says is there anybody from the house of Saul that I can be gracious unto? You know, this is
what happens to us when we do evangelism. This is what happens to us when we see someone
that is in need, and we share our faith with them or we counsel them and we love them or we
listen to them. Is there anybody that I can be gracious to? Isn’t that the heart of God? Isn’t that
grace that God looks at the Earth and says is there anybody that I can be gracious to on this Earth? I’ll become like them. I’ll become a human being like them, so I can be full of grace and
truth in John. 1:16.

And then, after 2 Samuel 9, of course David has his failure. This is part of our life. When we were
visiting the church in Marlboro, and we were with some of the young men, and you know, this is
a question that a lot of young people asked. How can I know that God is leading me? Or how do
I know what God’s telling me to do to go to a place or not to go to this place or go to this place.
And we said God wants to lead you. Maybe you go somewhere and you make a mistake, and it
wasn’t the right place. That’s part of God teaching you.

David made a horrible mistake. He made a mistake of being, of thinking that he gained his own
victories. And you can see the progression of it. Once he gets these victories over all his
enemies, and they put the crown of his enemies on his head; and then all of a sudden, he says,
ah, maybe I can stay home. I’ll let my soldiers do the work. I’ll work from home. Post pandemic!
You know, I don’t want to g back into the office. And that was dangerous, right? He wasn’t with
the Body of Christ. He wasn’t with his mighty men, and he opened himself up to failure. And he
fails with Bathsheba, and the correction is severe.

But it taught him something amazing. It taught him to have a tender heart. He agreed with God
quickly. Remember that story that Nathan says. Tells him the story that there’s two men, one
had one little sheep and he loved that sheep like a daughter. Then, another very wealthy man
with thousands of sheep. And instead of killing one of his thousands of sheep, he took the other
man’s pet and killed it. And gave it to his visitor. And David got so angry. That guy should die!
And he should, he should replace four times what he did. You know, that happened to David. He
lost four of his children. He judged. He made a judgment not knowing that that story was about
himself. And he lost four of his children. His own judgment came out of his own mouth.

But and that was severe, but it taught him an incredible lesson. And in closing, this is what
happened to David. David, he learned from that mistake. And he agreed with God quickly. He
said, I am. I have sinned. He didn’t try to rationalize and say, you know, I wasn’t feeling – you
know, my marriage wasn’t working out. That’s why I went with Bathsheba. He didn’t try to
rationalize. He just said I have sinned. And you read Psalm 51 and that’s the inner working of his
heart. He got to know the correction of God. That even in the correction of God like even in the
correction of God in Hebrews 12, don’t despise it. It’s part of us growing with God. Embrace it. And
say thank you, God. Thank you that I’m your child. God doesn’t correct people that are not his
children. Thank you for that correction, and it brings peaceable fruits of righteousness.
Lastly, in 2 Samuel 24:14, David made another mistake again.

He numbered the people. And God gave him choices, you know, do you want to run from your enemies. Do you want to have famine for three years? Do you want to run from your enemies? I might have gotten the
numbers wrong, but or do you want to have pestilence from the Lord? And David said in vs. 14,
let me fall into the hands of the Lord for his mercies are great.

It brings us back to how a father pities his children. David knew it. He wrote it. I’d rather, I want
to fall into the hands of God, because he is merciful. He knew God, and God is calling us to
know him like that. God says, I want you to know my heart for you. I want you to know my heart
for this world. I care about this world. I love that. Just the heart for the people of Iran and we
have a heart for the people of Namibia, on the other side of southern Africa. Very precious
people. Same hunger for God, and it’s amazing. Some of us have been there and just little Bible
studies that have been done over the past two years, the same people that came to those Bible
studies are coming saying when is the church going to be here?

So, you can pray for that. There’s two pastors. One from South Africa. P. Obrien and his wife, Thloki who lived here in
Baltimore years ago. They want to move hopefully by June, and then P. Bernard and Talasha
and his wife Maggie and his family, also want to move and start the church. People are waiting
for us to start a church there, and revealing that heart to them. Revealing the heart of God, and
let’s do that as in this week. Sit at Jesus’ feet. Learn about the character and the fatherly heart
of God, and then reveal as God gives us opportunity. Amen.

 

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