January 18, 2017 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Bp. Ricardo Alcaraz)
Topic: God is inviting us to draw near in intimacy with Him
Mark 3:13-15 – And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, THAT THEY MIGHT BE WITH HIM and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons
“God is inviting us into His presence.”
“Presence of God first, before power.”
Mark 1:35 – Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.
James 4:8a – Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
John 15:9-15 – “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.