Special Guest Speaker | Dr Joshua Bulger

This September we have the fantastic privelege of having Dr Joshua Bulger as our guest speaker on Sunday 15th September at our 9.30am service.

Dr Joshua is the Founder & Senior Pastor, of West Coast Believers Center International, along with his wife of 30 years, Iliana. They have church campuses in both Visalia & Porterville, California.

He is an international speaker who has ministered in churches, villages, prisons, crusades, and pastors & leadership conferences in several nations around the world. (Uganda, Russia, Ireland, Tanzania, Philippines, England, Australia, Indonesia)

He is the California President of the Chariots of Light Christian bikers ministry of Dr. Jerry Savelle, who they both are ordained under. They are also long term members of Dr. Savelle’s Presidents Cabinet.

Make a plan to join us on Sunday 15th September in West Burleigh at 9.30am.

All are Called to be Used of God

You were not just saved by Jesus to die and go to heaven! Every believer has been saved, sanctified and set aside for service. That includes you!

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” – Hebrews ‭13:20-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Are the following good works? Encouraging one another, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, sharing the gospel, worship, yes they are! This means God has made you to be a vessel for good works (service) like these and more. God’s desire for you is to be, equiped, strengthened and to do His will, to be a vessel to flow through on this earth.

‭‭We see in Ephesians‬ ‭4:7–14 ‭God gave gifts to the Church to help equip His people. The 5 fold ministry (Prophet, Apostle, Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist) are still relevant today to equip and build up the body, His Church in preparation for the work of the ministry (Good Works) as mentioned above.

The 5 fold is designed to NURTURE (care for, protect, guide, help, encourage, bring education) while PREPARING (making ready for use, ready to do, ready to deal with) God’s assignment(s)/Will.

The true supernatural ministry at work in the church, gives life to spiritual functional people throughout the whole church family. The body (Church) is to be built up by the mutual efforts of all the members supplying their contribution to the whole.

The word ministry: diakonia greek: dee-ak-on-ee’-ah, means attendance (as a servant, etc.), for service.

Every believer is called to the work of the ministry in a sense or for service, whereby you are born again, spirit filled and the gifts begin operating in and through you under 5 fold guidance, nurturing and preparation, whereby you are positioned to, minister one to another (fellow believers) as well as to minister (share the Gospel) to the lost. It’s always to build up, never break down.

You can read more on this in Romans‬ ‭12:3-8‬, 1‭‭ Corinthians‬ ‭14:26/40‭‬‬, Mark‬ ‭16:15-18‬ and Matthew‬ ‭28:16-19‭‬‬. Always remember, you’re not the healer, nor the source of power, you’re the vessel for the power of God to flow in and through. We are believing for more, signs, wonders, miracles and extraordinary manifestations than ever before. God is saying, step up Church, I’ll back you says the Lord of Hosts!

Add (win souls), Connect (Invite them to church) and Grow (Disciple them). We are all called to Christian service, you too!

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors
Heritage of Faith Church

Special Guest Speaker | Col Stringer

Col Stringer will be our very special guest on Sunday 25th August 2019 at our 9.30am service.

Col Stringer is the son of a professional hunter, born in the rugged desert country of Australia. During his life in the Northern Territory Col was awarded the Mariner Fishing Writer of the Year award (Australia) (1979), won a Swedish Gold Medal for a world record shark capture, and was featured in two outdoor documentary films for Australian and American television. Col also successfully hosted his own outdoor and fishing television program for four years and has written 10 books on fishing, hunting and wildlife. His book about a true story of a giant rogue crocodile has become a best seller. His business ‘Fishing and Outdoor World’ was hugely successful, leading to improvement in wildlife safari and wildlife photography.

Col pastored in Darwin before being invited to the USA (1979) travelling and speaking. He then pastored a church in California, returning to Australia in 1982. They took over a struggling church that blossomed into the largest church in the state of the Northern Territory. The church, under the Stringer’s leadership, hosted such internationally known ministries as Kenneth Copeland, Dr Jerry Savelle, singer Cliff Richards. Several struggling business people have become multi-millionaires using principles gained from the Stringer’s Bible teachings on goals, dreams, overcoming against the odds etc.

Pastor Crocodile Dundee
The Stringers are in great demand to speak at churches and conventions in many countries. Col’s unique background of wildlife and humour have won for him the title of “Pastor Crocodile Dundee”. He is the successful author of 10 hunting/fishing and over 20 Christian books, with total sales of 300,000. The thrust of their ministry covers the home/marriage, leadership, renewing the mind, and is available for corporate and sporting clubs.

Books Listed in the Top 100 Favourite Books of all time.
Today Col and Jan are being used powerfully to touch their homeland of Australia. Col’s best selling books “800 Horsemen who changed the world”, “Discovering Australia’s Christian Heritage” and “Fighting McKenzie-Anzac Chaplain” and his hard cover book on eagles have proved extremely popular. Fifteen thousand Australians voted in the 2004 Australian Broadcasting Commissions “100 Favourite Books Of All Time” and Col’s books were listed as number 12 and 29, beating such favourites as one of the Harry Potter books, Wuthering Heights, War and Peace and Gone With the Wind. This honour saw Col listed as the third most popular Australian author.

Col is being used in a powerful way to touch his own nation of Australia, with invitations coming from not only churches but also government officials and schools. He has spoken at The Great Hall in Federal Parliament, Parliament House Brisbane and Parliament House in Sydney. In 2003 Col was nominated (twice) for the honour of Australian Of The Year. Col’s daily radio segments ‘Australia’s Heros of Faith’ are heard right around the nation on over 200 radio stations. In 2004 an American University conferred a Doctorate upon Col for his research and writings.

The Stringers today travel extensively speaking throughout much of the world. Col has spoken for such well known ministries as Kenneth Hagin at Rhema USA, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, etc. He serves on many ministry boards as well as being Australian President of the International Convention of Faith Ministries International. Over fifty ministers in different nations relate to Col and Jan as their pastors.

The Power of Testimony

There is power in testimony. Testimony stirs up an atmosphere of Faith and Expectancy. The word testimony or to testify, simply means to give evidence, bear witness, be a witness, give one’s testimony, or proof that something exists. The word of God is proof that Christ exists as well as proof of the covenant we have with our Father in Heaven.

God wants to do great exploits for us and through us, however sometimes we become discouraged because of the giants in front of us, the opposition, circumstances or just mere exhaustion, “I can’t go anymore”.

The Bible tells us 3 things we can do and remember to help us defeat our Giants. “And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.”‭‭ Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭(AMP‬‬)

Firstly, we must remember, that Jesus died and rose again for us. His blood was shed and it’s through that blood that we are redeemed and have entered into relationship with God. It’s through this blood that we are set free and been given back authority here on earth and should walk in dominion. We need to walk in it.

Secondly, we need to remember what God has done for us in the past. Starting with our Salvation through to all the blessings and breakthroughs we have record of. The provision, the job, the business deals, the healings, the restorations in your families, a holiday blessing, whatever God has done, record it and remember it. Remember by doing this it reminds you of God’s faithfulness, it stirs your faith and brings gratitude. It begins to release expectancy and faith.

Thirdly, don’t renounce your faith. In other words don’t turn back, quit, give up or look back. Keep standing, believing and declaring God’s promises and His faithfulness.

Remember, “Failure doesn’t come from falling down, failure comes from not getting up.” – Unknown

David used this exact approach before taking on Goliath. You can read about it in 1 Samuel 16 and 17. When Saul told David you are not able, David reminded him that God helped him with the lion and the bear. Then David says; “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted and defied the armies of the living God.” David said, “The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”

And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:36-37

David was faced with an obstacle, a giant, he then looked back at God’s faithfulness in the little, (Testimony), he then looked forward and declared (Prophesied) his future. I would encourage you to do the same. May God strengthen you and may the Holy Spirit guide you.

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors
Heritage of Faith Church

Guest Speaker Trevor Sampson

We have the amazing privilege of welcoming back Trevor Sampson to be with us again this July. He will be at Heritage of Faith on Sunday 27th July at both our 9.30am and 6.00pm services.

Trevor Sampson – an anointed singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer from Cape Town, South Africa – has been in full-time music ministry for 38 years. He started his journey of full-time music ministry with Youth For Christ, South Africa in 1980 and has since been allowed to minister from many of the world’s most desired gospel platforms.

For many years, Trevor has been a regular feature in the Billy Graham Global Satellite Link Up events as well as Franklin Graham’s Gospel Festivals. He was music director for Reinhard Bonnke’s Christ for All Nations evangelistic crusades and was music director and producer for Jesus Alive Ministries International’s television productions and regular crusades on the African continent for 12 years.

Trevor has recorded many churches live over the past 30 years, including the Rhema Bible Church in Johannesburg – the Praise Africa projects having been his brainchild as a worship facilitator there. He has vast experience in arts, sound engineering and recording and he continues to share this expertise with many at grassroots level through regular workshops and seminars. Through this, Trevor has become a mentor and father to many of South Africa’s young, up and coming artists.

Trevor is the founder of Restoring the Sound. A ministry that reaches out to young people in at risk communities through music training. With the help of London College of Music of which Trevor is a Fellow and representative, these youngsters are able to get formal music training and be examined on a twice yearly basis.

He has been happily married to his wife, Tricia for 31 years and they have three children together: Bianca-Maree, Jason and David who are all married. They have two grand sons Trevor and Tyson.

Jason and David have both been accepted to Berklee College of Music, in Boston, USA – a prestigious tertiary institution which is well known for it’s long list of successful musicians as alumni. Following the release of Jason’s debut album, Conscience, in 2011 Jason and David released their joint album “ Songs to withstand the storm Vol1&2 as The Sampson Brothers at the end of 2014. The album features a number of talented and influential South African music artists who support their intent to attend Berklee, including Janine Price, Victor Masondo, Barry Snyman and David Klassen.

Trevor Sampson and The Sampson Brothers have been on tour through Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean during 2015. Since the beginning of 2016, Trevor has been busy recording his newest CD “ In Worship” which was produced by The Sampson Brothers at Sampsongs Studio.

Most of the year will be spent starting up new training opportunities for RTS in Rabie Ridge, our newest community of outreach.

Trevor and Tricia are also now the SA Representatives for Psalmody School of Worship. They have been teaching Psalmody for the past 30 years in an unofficial capacity. 2016 has been the year of implementing Psalmody as far and wide as possible as Trevor’s Music ministry would take him through South Africa.

Trevor and Tricia are active members at Acts Christian Church Midrand www.actschurch.co.za which is their base and sending church. A fast growing and very healthy church.

Unity Commands the Blessing Flow

The word blessing in Hebrew is the word ‘ber-aw-kaw’
Which means a benediction; by implication prosperity: – blessing. It is talking about an empowerment to prosper in all areas of life.

A Song of degrees; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment on the head that ran down on the beard, Aaron’s beard, that went down to the mouth of his garments; like the dew of Hermon that came down on the mountains of Zion; for there Jehovah commanded the blessing, life forevermore. 
– Psalm 133:1-3 (MKJV)

There is massive blessings and good things in store for us. God says He commands the blessing where there is unity! The Good News Bible says He has promised a life that never ends.

How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony!
It is like the precious anointing oil running down from Aaron’s head and beard, down to the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon, falling on the hills of Zion. That is where the LORD has promised his blessing—life that never ends.
 – Psalm 133:1-3 (GNB)

Yes this has to do with with eternal life, but it also has to do with a prosperous life now, here, in this time on earth.

The word unity means “oneness or in one accord”. In other words same direction.

Where there is unity, there is life forevermore. This applies in all areas and in all relationships. Whether in your marriage where husband and wife walk in unity and agreement, in our churches where we learn to walk in love and honour despite differences, or in our workplaces where we stay focused on the end goals. It doesn’t matter where this is applied, but one thing remains, the principle and promise of the blessing commanded where unity resides is a covenant promise that will release life and life in abundance in all areas.

May you walk in unity in all areas and experience God’s best and the blessing in operation in your life. 

Are You Expecting?

Are you expecting Marvels, Wonders and Extraordinary things in your life? Are you expecting breakthroughs in all areas? What about Heritage of Faith, your CHURCH FAMILY? Are you believing to see God do more in and through the local body of believers, your brothers and sisters in Christ, your local Church? Are you committed? Are you expecting and believing? 

I AM! The book of Acts beautifully records such marvels that were undeniable and evident, tangible as well as a pure demonstration of the one and true living God. They prayed and God moved in a mighty way that no one could dispute. 

“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
Acts 4:29-31 NKJV

I believe God is the same God of Yesterday, Today and Forever. We are in a continuation of the book of Acts. God still wants to do such great Marvels in our Churches, Families, Businesses and all areas where we make room for Him to move. I am believing for us to see such demonstrations of power in our lives, there is a spiritual posture required, a humility, a hunger, a seeking the Lord with earnest expectations and faith.  

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled. And they realised that they had been with Jesus.”
Acts 4:13 NKJV

Can people say that about us, “they have been with Jesus?” God moved amongst a people that had intimacy with Him, that walked with Him as disciples and that headed to the call and boldly stood as well as declared the Word. How is your posture? How hungry are you? Do you really want to see such demonstrations of power manifest in your life? 

I pray that we will be a people who hunger and thirst for righteousness, who increase in boldness, who walk by faith and who are true disciples of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Prayer and Fasting Week 2019

If you were unable to attend church either today or last weekend, we would encourage you to check out Ps Shaun’s great messages concerning our upcoming ‘Prayer & Fasting’ week. Follow the link to check out our You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hfccchurchgc

As a Church leadership of Heritage of Faith, we call a fast as did Joel in Joel 2, to see God restore and release blessings as well as deliver His people from all afflictions and limitations.

FAST BETWEEN: Monday 15 April 2019 – Thursday 18 April 2019

The church will be open each day during office hours except Monday should anyone wish to pray at the church. We will also gather together corporately on Tuesday night at 7pm.

NOTE: You can decide to fast how you like, the main thing is a focused time of intense prayer over this period. We will break fast as a family after the Good Friday Easter Service with some light snacks.

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