What a month that we’ve had at the Pentecostals of Sydney! Incredibly stressful and exhilarating at the same time. We’ve rejoiced in the Re-opening of our Church Building and in the following week we saw record attendances with over 1000 people joining us for the services throughout Turning Point. Amazingly, about 24 people received the Holy Ghost and 8 have been baptized in the last two weeks. Praise be to God! And just as wonderful was the ministry of the Holy Ghost throughout the Church with healings, deliverances, restorations and many more.
There is a feeling of relief and joy in being back home in our own church. The saints are to be commended for their tremendous work over the last 12 months. Thank you to everyone; who helped with the set up and pack up in our rented venue, who helped in our many ‘Working Bees’, who worked tirelessly to make the Dedication Service and Turning Point the great success that they were. And thank you all for your faithfulness to the things of God as well as your faithful giving to the ReBuild fund. May God bless you abundantly!
All this serves to achieve our 2020 Vision of establishing 2,020 members in this local body alone. As valuable as Turning Point is in bring souls to Christ yet, the majority of our growth comes from the daily and weekly efforts of the saints of God in winning souls, discipleship and ministry. No great event could ever replace the consistent, daily, sacrificial labours of individual saints in preaching the Gospel and making disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15, Matt 28:19). Now that we are back in our building, there are no more excuses. Let us aim to do our very best for the Lord, working to reach and disciple as many souls as we can, one precious soul at a time, before the return of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.