Greetings in the most lovely and authoritative name above every name, the Name of Jesus Christ!
Here’s hoping that you have enjoyed a blessed and prosperous week. Most importantly, I hope that you have enjoyed your deep and abiding relationship with Jesus all along the way! We are excited for a great year of prayer and fasting with our Brothers and Sisters of CAC. We can never get enough time alone with God. Oh, I know we say “pray without ceasing” while we’re on the run, but it is something altogether deeper to set aside blocks of time to visit with Him, focusing and communing face to face.
Please continue to read to the very end of this email for a very inspiring and encouraging devotional.
Here are the latest happenings that you need to know about:
This Sunday at 5:00 PM we kick off the first “Apostolic Discovery Class.” This class, which I plan to teach, is designed to introduce newcomers to the life-transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ as found preached and cherished by His apostles. It will explore the various facets that make us distinct and unique from the mainline denominational Christian world. It is a class that is open for new students on an ongoing basis. Although the study material is based upon a five week course of study, each session will stand alone and be enjoyable for all of our newcomers on a weekly basis. From now on, until further notice, please check my blog for the schedule and be sure to invite all of our guests to join the Sunday 5:00 PM weekly “Apostolic Discovery Class!”
We are now enrolling for a new Christian Development Class. This class is for new saints who are Holy Spirit-filled who wish to become members of CAC. Naturally, it is open to any other CAC saints who simply would like to become more deeply acquainted with the expectations that scripture places upon our lives as we develop in our relationship with Jesus Christ. This class begins with a three-hour orientation (lunch provided), on Saturday, January 25 at 9:00 AM. I would like to thank those who have willingly excepted the opportunity for mentorship for our new prospective members for this class.
MISSIONS SUNDAY, January 19, 2014! Our guest speaker for the weekend and the Tuesday night following is Rev. Joseph Conroy. His team is founding an astounding array of mission outposts that you will not want to miss! As many of you know, Rev. Conroy is one of our very favorite guest speakers. You will be uplifted, encouraged, and deeply moved by his ministry.
Further developments are in the works for our Chaplaincy Ministry as well as the LIFE Group network of CAC. Please stay tuned!
God bless your Friday afternoon, your Saturday; see you all Sunday! Please, do not be late! Services begin promptly at the scheduled times, 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Come early for fellowship, prayer, and a good seat! (You are very well aware that I like to begin services with everyone seated near the front). Come anticipating the very best that heaven has to offer! Bring your guests and let’s watch as God demonstrates what He does best: Life-change!
Now, enjoy this closing word from your fellow and thoughtful saints. (I am so deeply grateful for the encouragement that comes along by way of emails such as this one!)
Hello Bro Haymon,
This morning’s discussion and devotional was the following:
From Sis Nona Freeman’s book, “This Is The Day”:
“They began to sing and praise” (II Chronicles 20:22)
A great multitude from across the sea came against Jehoshaphat. The king proclaimed a fast, reminded the Lord of His promises, confessed the utter helplessness of Judah, and declared, “But our eyes are upon thee.”
One very important factor may have been that they got EVERYONE out to the prayer meeting.
“All Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.” (II Chronicles 20:13)
The message of the Spirit was explicit in every detail. It started with encouragement, “Be not afraid.” It continued by telling them where the enemy would be met and what the battle plan would be. The unarmed choir marched before the army, singing praises to the beauty of holiness, and saying:
“Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.”
The moment the choir begain to sing and praise the Lord, the enemies of Judah began fighting among themselves, and they destroyed each other.
Praises to the Lord are not visible, but have visible results.
These singers covered the impossible condition with praises – they lathered the atmosphere and the battleground with the most powerful weapon in man’s reach – praise. Victory was certain.”
As we discussed this, we were encouraged and felt you and Sis Haymon might find encouragement as well.
I pray all heaven’s best to you and yours!
Pastor Don Haymon II
Public Worship Schedule:
Sundays 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Tuesdays 7:30 PM