Sunday, March 18, 2012

God is Able - Activator #1 - Righteousness

The 4 Key Activators For Releasing Your Miracle

We can't earn God's abundance or Blessing -       
But we do need to meet His conditions for receiving it.

God will do His Part – We must Do our part!

Watch this: Activator Video

Now when you try this experiment with fruit Mentos, it doesn't work - because even though they are made in the same factory with the same process, the fruit Mentos are covered with wax so the activators won't have the same effect.  What is sheilding you from experiencing the activators God requires for you to receive his Miracle power.

Righteous Living Produces Miracles

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lion's den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?" Daniel answered, "O king, live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king." The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. ~Daniel 6:19-24

Living Righteous means being:
  1. Innocent before God
Resolved means 'fixed and precise decision, deliberate decision'

Making the right decision isn't always easy but it's always worth it because:
  • It sets you apart before God.
  • It gives you favour before Man.
  1. Innocent before Man
Living righteous means we are:
  • Trustworthy
  • Not Corrupt
  • Not Negligent
Make Living Right a Habit!

Join us next week to discover God's 2nd Activator for releasing your miracle!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Incredible You - Part 6

Every person in this place has been called by God to

"History Makers Understand: Doing What's Right is not Doing What's Easy"
~Kevin Begley -Momentous Impact

"There are Always Obstacles in the Way of GREATNESS: You Can Accept it or Overcome it"
~Kevin Begley -Momentous Impact

"You can Stand In the Crowd or Stand Out In the Crowd . . . History Markers: Rise Up and Stand Out"
~Kevin Begley -Momentous Impact

"Ignorant People Don't Understand but You Lead the Way: Embracing and Loving Diversity . . . Stand Up and Stand Out"
~Kevin Begley -Momentous Impact

"The Choice is yours: Your success . . . Your Choice"
~Kevin Begley -Momentous Impact

What a HISTORY MAKING church is to be like:
"Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man"), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas ), and Saul. One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work I have for them." So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way." ~Acts 13:1-3

Our faith isn’t built on Laws or Rules.  It's not about:
  • What you Eat
  • What you Wear
  • The length of your Hair
When we come to know Jesus, our PRIMARY identity is not our Religion, Race or our Culture, but it is CHRIST.

-- In this Place God’s PLAN for the church BEGAN --

God's plan was that ALL RACES, ALL CULTURES and ALL BACKGROUNDS would come together united under the banner of Jesus Christ.

In John 13:35 we read, "By this all men will know that you are my followers, IF you love one another."

LOVE means "goodwill, acts of kindness, one Christian toward another prompted by their unity in Christ"

The Church must REFLECT the Heart of God

    Look at Acts 13:1: "Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man"), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas) and Saul.
This was the leadership of the New Testament Church:
  • Barnabas – he was a Jew
  • Simeon from Niger (present day Nigeria) – was African
  • Manaen who grew up in the house of Herod - was a Greek
  • Lucius from Cyrene of Northern Africa – Present day Lybia
  • Saul from Tarsus – a man from modern day Turkey         
God is looking for: ONENESS Not SAMENESS

Working in a multicultural environment is so incredible because we:
  • LEARN to Appreciate other cultures
  • LISTEN to Understand that there are different ways of doing things
  • LOVE Each Other and our Differences combined together only makes us better!

    "All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee."
    ~Psalm 22:27
Heaven is a…
  • Place of POWER: "There is Loud, exuberant praise – joined together in chorus the voices of the multitudes of angels and millions of believers worshipping in harmony – so great that it sounds like peals of thunder." ~Revelation 14:2
  • Place of BEAUTY: God’s magnificent beauty reflecting off of emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and all kinds of precious stones. "And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a Sardis stone; and there was a rainbow round about the throne..." ~Revelation 4:3
  • Place of UNITY: "And they sang a new song: 'You are worthy ….with your blood you purchased men for God from every TRIBE and LANGUAGE and PEOPLE and NATION. ~Revelation 5:9       
Jesus said in Matthew 6:10 "May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Heaven is a place of Unity in Diversity - NOT Division in difference

    "So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way." ~Acts 13:3
Go therefore teaching all nations…. Matt 28:19

That is why we need to be GENUINELY:
  • Sharing
  • Caring
  • Embracing

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Incredible You - Part 5

God’s Call for All:
  • To LOVE each other - even though we’re all FLAWED
  • To ACCEPT each other - even though we’re all DIFFERENT
  • To EMBRACE each other - even though we’re all DISTINCTLY UNIQUE
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favouritism, but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” ~Acts 10:34,35

  • Humanity - All PEOPLE
  • Race - Same COLOUR
  • Culture - Same NATIONAL Upbringing
  • Heritage - Your FAMILY
  • You

Do NOT stereotype or limit a person by one of these factors

You are a NEW CREATION ~2 Corinthians 5:17

CHANGE OUR MIND ~Ephesians 5:26
Your past has IMPACTED you; Your present has EMPOWERED you.

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! ~2 Corinthians 5:16-18

REGARD means 'to view or see others'

WORDLY POINT OF VIEW means 'according to their natural or physical origin'


JESUS REPLIED: "You must LOVE THE LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the FIRST and greatest commandment. A second is EQUALLY IMPORTANT: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself." ~Matthew 22:37-39
  1. You Love God;
  2. You Love Others.
BARRIERS that BLOCK Obedience:
  • Don’t KNOW - Ignorance
  • Don’t CARE - Self-centred
  • Don’t VALUE: Pride
You may be “right”... by yourself!

BRIDGE to Obedience

  • Sacrifice
  • Sensitivity
Ways We Can Show Sensitivity:
  • Food
  • Language or Accent
  • Clothing
Crossing The Bridge Of Obedience
DELIBERATE means 'to be intentional, to carefully consider an action'

  • a little of our comfort zone
  • how we grew up to make others feel important and valued
PRACTICAL Ways to be Deliberate:
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. ~Matthew 28:19

You are not limited by the colour of your skin
or the culture you grew up in!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Incredible You - Part 4

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth… FROM ONE MAN he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the WHOLE EARTH; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
~Acts 17:24,26

We are all Different Shades of the Same Colour!

ALL Human's DNA is 99.8% the SAME!  There is only a 0.2% Difference Between any Two People.  ALL Humans Racial DNA is 99.988% the SAME.

We are all ONE skin colour: Melanin. It is a Brown pigment produced in the cells in our skin.  It is a SIN and a DISGRACE to DIVIDE BY RACE!


Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right." ~Acts 10:34-35 NIV

Take a look at some of the words that stand out in this verse:
  • Speaks
  • Now
  • Realize
  • True
  • God
  • Not-Show-Favouritism
  • Accepts
  • Every-Nation
  • One
  • Fear
  • Him
  • Jesus
  • Right
The word REALIZE means 'to fully understand'.  To NOT SHOW FAVOURITISM means to not have a prejudice or discrimination against anyone.  Prejudice and Discrimination is a Problem faced in EVERY GENERATION and NATION.
  • Prejudice is an ATTITUDE
  • Discrimination is an ACTION
There are 3 main roots that cause people to have racist thinking:
  1. PRIDE - thinking of oneself as superior to another            ~Romans 12:3
  2. FEAR - a feeling of intimidation
    ~1 John 4:18
  3. HATRED - a deep rooted feeling of ill will against another
    ~Numbers 12:1-16
Racism is NOT a matter of SKIN but a matter of SIN!

In Jesus Christ’s Family Tree there are mixed-race couples:
  1. Moses’ wife was Ethiopian ~Numbers 12:1
  2. Solomon had a black lover ~Song of Solomon 1:5,6
  3. Ruth was a Moabite ~Ruth 1:4, 4:13
  4. Rahab was a Canaanite ~Joshua 2:1, 6:25

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Incredible You - Part 3

A Hero is someone you:
  1. THINK about
  2. KNOW some trivia about
  3. TALK about what they do
  4. ADMIRE the results they get
Some examples would be:
  1. Sports Players
  2. Family Members
  3. TV Personalities
  4. Politicians
  5. Business People
  6. Movie Stars
Who is your hero? The man who is my hero is not my hero because he is black; he is my hero, who just happens to be black.  There are great people from every Country, every Culture, with every Colour of skin.

"Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope." ~Ephesians 3:20

My Hero is a man named William J Seymour (1870 - 1922)


"If You're Going To Win, You Can’t Give Up!"

My Hero faced:
  1. FINANCIAL challenges
  2. PHYSICAL Challenges
  3. RACIAL Challenges
Even in that environment - my hero became the FIRST PASTOR of a MULTI-RACIAL CHURCH!


What made William Seymour great? His Favourite Bible Verse was, "I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect UNITY that the world will know that you sent me and that you LOVE them as much as you love me." ~John 17:23 NLT

His life and his legacy declare his greatness:
  • Yale University in 1972 declared him: "the most influential black leader in American religious history."
  • Life Magazine listed events at Azusa Street Mission as one of the 'top one hundred events of the millennium'
And even more importantly than that - Today it is estimated that over 3/4 of a BILLION PEOPLE worldwide attend churches that were started as a direct result of William Seymour’s Azusa Street Mission.

William Seymour is a HERO because he:
  • Believed that God was ABLE
  • LOVED people the way that Jesus loved them
We challenge you today that you may HAVE a hero like that, but with God on your side you can BE a hero like that.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Incredible You - Part 1

God’s plan for Man:
  • To Love each other - even though we're all different
  • To Accept each other - even though we're all flawed
  • To Embrace each other - even though we're
ALL MEN ARE EQUAL ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. ~Vs 31

Everything God makes is EXCELLENT and that includes you!

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free… male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Gal 3:28

'One' means 'complete unity, none are excluded'

'EQUAL' means 'to have the same value, merit and

  • Different as we look – God LOVES us
  • Different as we sound – God LOVES us
  • Different as we act – God LOVES us
"You're Different from Me, but God loves us Equally!"

CHARACTER MAKES THE PERSON ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. ~2 Peter 1:5-7

'Diligence' means 'to earnestly strive after to accomplish'

'Virtue' means 'moral excellence, upright conduct and character'

It's not the skin COLOUR of a person that makes them;
It's the CHARACTER of a person that makes them!

"Your skin colour is what you are born with -
your character is what you develop!"

Every country and every race has good people and bad people.  We want people to determine who we are by the character we develop – AND in turn WE need to determine who others are by their character.

"It's What's Inside that Counts!"

JOIN OUR HANDS IN LOVE ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

Many have stood up for their 'civil rights', but there is a big difference between civil rights and Kingdom Love!
The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." ~Romans 13:9-10

Love does no harm to its neighbor.

'Love' means 'to openly welcome and embrace, to have concern for, to look out for their needs'

'Neighbor' means 'according to Christ; any person irrespective of nationality or religion whom we chance to meet'

How God wants us to live is summed up in this:

Openly Welcome and embrace, have concern for and look out for the needs of any person irrespective of nationality or religion whom we chance to meet.

Love is your Attitude Combined with Your Action

  • Who is in your Social Circle – that you have openly welcomed and embraced?
  • Who do others say is your real friend?
  • Who is at your party?
  • Who is it you are calling or texting?
Practical Pathway:
  1. Take time to move outside your background and love people
  2. As Christians we need to be proactive
  3. Don’t wait for others to talk to you
  4. Lead the way in displaying: Gods heart of Love
WORDS are Cheap, ACTIONS are Loud!

We don't tolerate multiple cultures, we celebrate them!
Be a person of ACTION:
Get to know and appreciate others,
Let others know and appreciate...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Personal Prosperity - The Key

Matthew 6:33 says “Seek First the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”

'Seek' means 'to aim for OR to strive after'

'First' means 'to be given priority over other things in regard to order'

ILLUSTRATION video: Kurt Warner -

We want to make our primary goal to have God rule in our life and to live right!

Acts 20:7 says that the Early Church met together on the First day of the Week to hear God’s Word being preached.

“Church on the first day of every week sets you up for success the rest of the week!”
“Honour God with everything you own, give him the first and the best” ~Proverbs 3:9

“The proof of generosity is that when you give, you always give your best!”

ILLUSTRATION Video: Answering another guy’s phone -

“Put God first, be patient in the process and God will look after you.”

...take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name [the temple] ~ Deuteronomy 26:2

'First Fruits' simply means 'the first and best part'

There were 2 MAIN PURPOSES for this Offering:
  1. To THANK God for what He’s done.
So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with miraculous signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, O LORD, have given me. Place the basket before the LORD. ~Deuteronomy 26:8-10

We’ve got to give God thanks for where He’s brought us from and where he’s taking us to.

‘Brought out’ means ‘to move forward to something’
  1. To TRUST God for what’s to come.
When we choose to put him first we can trust that He will look after us the whole year through!

CHALLENGE: When you give to God first, he takes care of the rest. Putting God in first priority in every part of our life brings his favour and his help.  Take the challenge to make getting to church EVERY week a priority.  This puts God first and it will empower you.  Choose to give God the first tenth (tithe) of every cheque that comes to you and watch him look after your needs AND even go above and beyond.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Personal Prosperity - Future

"A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous." ~Proverbs 13:22

Inheritance means 'quality, characteristic or possession received from a preceding generation.'

"I want my inheritance for my children to be more than cash but character as well."

WEALTH is ONLY about the Money You have...
-When you have WEALTH you have made a good LIVING
PROSPERITY is about every part of your life whole and happy...
-When you have PROSPERITY you have made a good LIFE!

You can be Rich and not be Prosperous AND You can be Prosperous and not be Rich!

  1. A Legacy of Faith
  2. Where we Place God in our Lives
"O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do. O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me."
~Psalm 71:17-18

HOW do we leave a legacy of faith:
  • Make going to church every week a priority
    ~Luke 14:6
  • Take time to pray every day
  • Read the Bible and follow what it says
  • When trouble comes our way – FIRST choose to pray
"A good name (literally "character") is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold."~Proverbs 22:1

"The Character comes before the cash!"

There is a difference between Character & Reputation:
  • Reputation is what you are considered to be;
    is who you really are.
  • Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community;
    Character is what you have when you go away.
  • Reputation is made in a moment; Character is built in a lifetime.
  • Reputation grows like a mushroom(quickly);
    grows like an oak  (over time)
  • Reputation is learned in an hour; Character is does not come to light for a year.
  • A single newspaper report can give you a reputation; a life of hard work gives you your
  • Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor;
    makes you happy or makes you miserable.
  • Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone;
    Character is what angels say about you before the throne of God.
  • Your reputation is what men think you are. Your
    is what God knows you to be. ~William
    Hershey Davis
Your Character will impact generations to come!
  1. A Legacy of Finances
 "Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool devours it." ~Proverbs 21:20

Remains means 'being left, or stays behind.'

VIDEO: George Jefferson does it right...

Dangers of NOT Preparing a Will and Power of Attorney
  • FUNERAL OR BURIAL PAYMENTS  can be delayed
  • MONEY IS DISTRIBUTED– according to a preset formula determined by the province you live in.
  • CHILDREN’S GUARDIANSHIP – is determined by the courts (NOT the family)
  • COSTS will SKYROCKET. – meaning your family will get less and the government will get more!
"A prudent [wise] person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions." ~Proverbs 22:3
  • Where there’s a WILL - there’s a WAY for you to have your say!
  • Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY – to honour God by giving to him.
“Honour the Lord with your wealth...” ~Proverbs 3:9
  • Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY – to care for our family and friends.
You need to establish a GUARDIAN for your kids
  • Someone who is Godly
  • Someone who will keep them in church
  • Someone who will have the same standards that you have
 5 Important DON’Ts when it comes to WILLS
  • Don’t put it off!
  • Don’t Do it Yourself!
  • Don’t ONLY have a WILL – you need a Power of Attorney!
    (A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the power to make decisions for you in the event that you can’t make decisions for yourself.)
  • Don’t Put it AWAY and FORGET about it!
  • Don’t put it in a PLACE that NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Personal Prosperity - Present

Many people think that money is for spending... but the truth is, Money is for MANAGING.

In today's message, Pastors Kevin & Pam Begley discuss PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING MONEY!
  1. Handle With Care!
Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds. ~Proverbs 27:23
KNOW means 'to be fully acquainted with.'
Know (be fully acquainted with) the state of your accounts, and put your heart into carefully watching the money you manage.
Have a look at the following video entitled "Hands In My Pocket":
When we use other people's money, their hands are always in our pockets!
How Can We Know Where Our Money Goes?
  1. PLAN out your spending. Plans are essential for success!
"Good planning and hard work leads to prosperity" ~Proverbs 21:5
To fail to plan is a Plan to Fail!
Our Plan NEEDS to Include: Handling our Finances God's Way!
  • GETTING out of DEBT
  1. Determine to STICK to the plan.
  • great way to do this is to have someone to be accountable to:
  • a friend, your spouse
  1. Have Money to Spare
"Every prudent man acts out of knowledge." ~Proverbs 13:16a

Prudent means 'one who uses good sense.'

Statistics Canada reports that the average Canadian household spends $241 per person onon food each month.

We reviewed grocery flyers from the weekly newspaper to look for items that would be on a typical weekly grocery list. With the majority of grocery stores now being willing to price-match, we were able to go to a single grocery store and buy all the groceries needed - for a significantly reduced cost. Then, we compared the price we paid for each item to the exact same products at a grocer located much closer to us - which also offered 'Air Miles'.

Using sale flyers and going to a Price Match Store
Total Cost WITH Price Matching Sale was: $97.53 + tax.
The exact same items at Regular Price, from a different store who doesn't Price Match
Total Cost WITHOUT Price Match sale was: $255.32 + tax
TOTAL SAVINGS: 62% less by Price Matching with the sales flyers
  1. Avoid the Snare
The trap is DISCONTENTMENT.  "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it." ~1 Timothy 6:6

How to Attain Great Gain:

Great Gain is "an unusually BETTER acquisition."  We Attain Great Gain Through:
  • Godliness means 'Faithfully following God'
  • Contentment means 'Fully satisfied'

Monday, January 09, 2012

Personal Prosperity - Past

Canadian Debt Statistics:
  • The Average Canadian has 3.4 CREDIT CARDS
  • HOUSEHOLD DEBT in Canada is over $1.3 trillion
  • Canadians CHARGED $267 billion on credit cards last year
  • Average INTEREST RATE for credit card is 19%
  • That Means - Canadians are paying $920 in interest
    EVERY month

    (not including interest on their mortgage)
The Bible says "The rich rules over the poor and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave"  ~Proverbs 22:7

SLAVE means 'a person being legally owned by another, having no freedom'


"Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God's law." ~Romans 13:8

DEBTS are something you are obligated OR bound to pay OR committed to pay

PAY means 'to satisfy in full'

GET OUT and STAY OUT of debt
  1. Decide to Give to God First
Malachi 3:10 tells us "Bring the WHOLE TITHE (10% of what comes into our hands) into the store house that there would be meat in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."
  1. Determine No New Debt
"The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, you will only be above and not beneath" ~Deuteronomy 28:13

  1. Develop a Plan
"The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." ~Proverbs 21:5

  • Know what you Owe
  • Pay a little every day
The Bible describes being DEBT FREE as a BLESSING:
"You will receive this blessing if you carefully obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today. The LORD your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow!"
~Deuteronomy 15:4-6