John 1:11-12; Psalms 63:1-2
If you are a sports enthusiast, particularly if you are one that participates in sports, or are engaged in working out on a regular basis, then you are familiar with the very popular sports drink Power Ade. This drink and others like it are intended to provide a boost to an individual that is expending a lot of energy during a workout routine.
Having energy to complete a particular task can be challenging at times, particularly if there are continual barriers in your way. Facing and dealing with barriers in life are commonplace, and the more mature we get, the more barriers it seems we have in front of us.
The fact is, we don't always have what it takes to overcome the obstacles of life, and frankly we sometimes get downright tired of trying. When we are at our lowest point, when we have lost our energy, when we feel that we have put our all into a thing and there is no more we can give or do, that is when we know it is time to POWER UP.
The Apostle John in speaking of the sacrifice of our savior JESUS CHRIST, lets us know that although we are flesh and blood and therefore face trials and dangers seen and unseen, we have THE GIFT OF GOD, and we are endured with POWER from on high, which gives us the ability to face and even overcome life’s trials.
Typically, when we are faced with what seems to be insurmountable odds, we are intimidated to the point of being drained. And, when we call on our typical support systems, we find that they can’t help. So, the writer in John 1:12 is suggesting by inference, that we can have access to ONE who can do all things, can see all things can conquer all things, and knows all things. Even more, we have the right as heirs to this great source of POWER which is GOD.
POWER is necessary to get things done, and more importantly to get things done the right way. Later in this and other writings, we learn that we can be endured with POWER to get us through life the right way, while allowing us access to eternal life. It is the gift of GOD.
The great King David, when thinking of a POWER source in Psalm 63:1-2, thought of water. Water is essential for life. David knew that water springing forth from a well that never runs dry could quench his thirst no matter how hot or dry the temperature of life. Regardless of the lay of the land, King David could draw on the POWER of GOD. And just like King David, so can we.
Welcome to Christ Temple Church of Erie. We are a Needs Based Ministry focusing on the cares and concerns of others. The ability to focus on the needs of others require a firm foundation. We also believe that the joy of the LORD is our strength and there is strength found in FAMILY and in guiding our youth, (our future) along the pathway of life. Ultimately, Our purpose in ministry is to direct all men along the pathway of peace, prosperity and eternal salvation in Christ.
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From an early age, we teach our young to love and to serve the Lord! This is the most important thing you need to know “about us”! We spend much of our time learning of the love of Christ, and the rest of our time, demonstrating his LOVE. Our Core Belief is centered around the first and greatest commandment; and is likened unto the second...love your neighbor as thyself. Is their better training?
Every ministry has fundamental beliefs that inspire worship. For us at Christ Temple, these fundamental beliefs form the doctrine that we adhere to. It is sometimes referred to as the Apostolic Doctrine. Building on the principles of the doctrine starts with fundamentals found in the Word of GOD.
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2529 East 32nd Street, Erie, PA 16510, us
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Sunday Morning Worship
Bible Study (Wednesday Eve.)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Circle of Prayer (Wednesday Eve.)
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm