By Pastor Peter McLewin
Last Wednesday a number of pastors and key ministry leaders met for breakfast at Swan Terrance to listen to Scott Gilbert talk about bringing a Lifestyle Christianity Conference with Todd White to Hampton Roads. Todd White came to Jesus through a dramatic conversion from
a heavy drug addiction. God called him to live purely and present the power of Jesus to heal people physically, emotionally and spiritually. Everywhere Todd goes, he prays for people to be healed. Most of the people he prays for are healed. Lifestyle Christianity is a three-day conference that teaches believers how to walk in our true identity as followers of Jesus Christ and release His power to everyone we meet. Over 40 churches have now signed up to sponsor a Lifestyle Christianity Conference. We are hoping this event will take place in mid-September and are anticipating over 4,000 people to attend. Scott Gilbert will share about this vision to bring Todd White to Hampton Roads and share stories about how God is using him to heal people at our next Power Surge. (See page 3.)
Thank you for your positive response to our 2019 Stewardship Series on “The Bible on Success.” Commitments that were made on the last Sunday of the series are helping expand our ministry and meet our building fund requirements. It is so encouraging to know that our building will be debt free in less than two years.
We have now returned to our study of the Gospel of Luke. Last week we learned about the Faith of a Roman Centurion. It is remarkable that in the view of Jesus, a Roman soldier had more faith in what God could do than any other person living in Judea at the time. This Sunday we will visit the town of Nain, where Jesus stopped a funeral procession to raise a woman’s only son back to life again. What a remarkable story. (See Luke 7:11-17.) Do you know that God is still raising people back to life? I have listened to many stories overseas of people who have been raised back to life. The God who restores the dead to life is also the one who revives broken hearts and dreams that have died. Hear a message of hope this Sunday at Ingleside.
Since our last Power Surge at least five people have testified that through the ministries of our church, they have been healed. If you are suffering from any kind of disease, we invite you to visit our church or watch the livestream and request healing. We will pray for you to be healed.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38