The latest from Sara-Marie's desk.
If you missed both, you can watch the Facebook LIVE video here!
I did start off with a prayer over our nation since the timing of yesterday's live was shortly after things began getting chaotic at the US Capitol.
I believe our role as believers is to proclaim the PEACE of Jesus Christ at all times. The authority of peace that Jesus gives us is the authority over all chaos.
May we continue to pray for peace and pray for our leaders, every day and no matter who is in office.
With that aside, dive deep into John Chapter 1 with me and receive a greater understanding of the following main topics:
(AKA THE HEZEKIAH SERIES)
Once the temple was cleaned, worship could be released.
As the temples of the living God, we too, once our inner temples are cleansed and sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ, can release true worship unto the Father.
For all of the notes and scripture references, don’t forget to check out www.soulofworship.com/hezekiah to instantly download the full 5 week Bible study guide for free!
Keep on praising,
PS: Worship is our passion around here! Want to learn more about the power of worship and praise? You need your own copy of the WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound? 12 Week Bible Study Book!
It felt so good to be back online last night for our Monday night Online Bible Studies!
God is revealing so much to us about His character and His fullness through this deliberately slow walk through the Gospel of John.
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John provides such a beautiful revelation:
The Word is Jesus Christ and He is the eternal, ultimate expression of God.
John links Jesus the Word with the Word of God at Creation.
In the beginning, God spoke the world into existence.
In the Gospel, God spoke His final Word, through the LIVING Word, His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus reveals the unseen God to us, just as a word reveals an unseen thought.
Jesus conveys to us:
Mind blowing, right?
"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
LIFE & LIGHT are two...
(AKA THE HEZEKIAH SERIES!)
What was the very first thing that Hezekiah did when he took reign over Jerusalem at the age of 25?
KING HEZEKIAH REPAIRED AND CLEANSED THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.
Listen now to see how we can and should be cleansing our hearts, the current temple of the Holy Spirit, as a first step in seeing spiritual breakthrough in our lives.
For all of the notes and scripture references, don't forget to check out www.soulofworship.com/hezekiah to instantly download the full 5 week Bible study guide for free!
Remember, Jesus wants to fully dwell within us - but we have to make room and give God a clean area to abide in.
Keep on praising,
Back in 2017, when the Soul of Worship Ministry was just beginning I started a podcast with just 5 episodes.
The episodes were really the building blocks of what would one day turn into the WORSHIP Bible study book, but since then I have been longing to have the time and resources to get back into podcasting.
So my commitment to the LORD, and to all of you, is to make podcasting a priority again!
I just launched the trailer for Season 2: How to Prosper God's Way and In ANY Season. It's going to be a 5 week (5 episode) series based on the life of King Hezekiah.
Have you felt completely disillusioned by the type of year 2020 actually turned out to be?
What if I told you that even in the midst of the chaos, sickness, and division that God is still moving among His people?
Let me show you how studying the life of King Hezekiah can lead you to live a prosperous life that pleases the LORD, no matter what is going on in the world around you.
In this Season 2 of the...
Authentic Worship Requires an Authentic Relationship.
How can we authentically worship a God that we don't know on a personal basis?
Let's start 2021 by deeply studying the Gospel of John and getting to know Jesus through His ministry on earth.
John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."
The more we understand and comprehend the character of Jesus, the more we will understand and comprehend the character of Father God:
Challenge yourself to have a deeper, more meaningful and intimate relationship with the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.
Join us beginning, Monday, January 4, 2021 to get the full Online Bible Study Series experience, but please know that this study is open at ANY TIME to new participants!
Register Today: www.soulofworship.com/onlinebiblestudy
Let's fall in love...
As I was preparing for our online Bible study, I re-read the following passage:
"Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”'
And then it hit me.
This thought just popped into my head: Could the rise in the number of earthquakes be the rocks crying out?!
I immediately asked the Holy Spirit to confirm this to me.
When Jesus said that the rocks would cry out, did He mean that they would actually say or sing words of...
I have good news and bad news.
Which one would you like to hear first?
The bad news? Okay.
After much prayer and deliberation, due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in our area, the conference committee and Pinebrook Conference center have decided to postpone the in-person MAKE A SOUND Worship & Prayer Conference to Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Bummer, I know.
But we have already been praying and fasting for Saturday, 12/12/20 to be separated as a special day of worship and prayer for our local community and for our nation. It doesn't feel right to just do nothing on that day.
So are you ready for the good news?
So now we will have no barriers from stopping us to share empowering words, worship, and prayer, to keep us firmly positioned on the Truth of God's Word during these challenging times.
It might look a little...
So excited to finally announce our next worship event...
Registration Check-in Begins at 8am!
Pinebrook Bible Conference & Retreat Center
5339 Pinebrook Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Sponsored by the Soul of Worship Ministry and Pentecostal Christian Church Mission of Love, this is a bilingual event (English/Spanish) but ALL ARE WELCOME to attend.
We have breakfast, 3 morning speakers, a warm lunch, and an afternoon worship rally service in store!
Let's continue to praise the LORD together during these times - God is waiting for a sound to arise from His people!
See you soon,
This series is an invitation to take 15-20 minutes out of your day to simply come before the LORD in authentic and simple worship and praise.
You can expect for me to share a song (or two!) that has been ministering to my soul, along with Bible verses to support the message of the song, and a few encouraging words.
So clear off your schedule for the next 20 minutes, put aside any fears or worries, and step into the Presence of God with me.
Today's Worship Wednesday post is a little bit different!
Lately, my heart has been so focused on praying and worshiping for revival in our homes, families, and communities.
Because of that, I am being drawn to music that declares the miraculous power of God. I believe that if we all worship together and truly believe the words of the songs that we sing, we can see real, life-transforming revival today.
So here are some of my favorite songs right now! I...
10 Practical Tips to Help Busy Mamas Seek Peace in the Midst of Parenting Chaos
From one busy mama to another, I want to share with you these 10 PRACTICAL TIPS today, including a highly actionable checklist, to help you draw closer to the Father and refuel you in this special ministry we call motherhood.
In this free Worship & Praise Bible study bundle, you'll receive a beautifully designed 9 page PDF that outlines three incredibly powerful worship concepts: Use Your Voice as a Trumpet Sound, Lift Up Your Hands in Victory, and the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving.
You'll also be added to our email list so that you never miss out on new Bible study resources available through the Soul of Worship Ministry.