On the occasion of the 16th Anniversary of Word of Grace, Colin shared the prophetic vision for this season as we gave out plants to everyone as a prophetic picture of :
1. Fruitfulness- right from Genesis 1, God's plan is for us to be fruitful and multiply.
2. Faithfulness- out fruitfulness comes out of our faithfulness. when we are faithful, God will make it grow. Be faithful in prayer, loving, serving, giving and everything else. 1 Corinthians 3:6 " I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow."
3. Leaving a legacy- what we need to leave behind is our legacy. What are you living for?
Matthew 16:24-27 "24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[f] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done"
Then Colin went on to honour different groups of people:
- The Core Group- These are Faithful, Available and Teachable people. it's not just Navaz and Colin. These people carry the church in their heart. John 10: 11 -13 " “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep." These guys are good shepherds! They sacrificially served over the years, day in and day out. They are like Epaphroditus to me. They are laying down their lives for the church.
- The Set-up Team
- The Clear Up Team
- The Serving team
- The Band
- My wife, Navaz
Finally, Samantha came up and honoured Colin and Navaz for their contribution and servant-hearted leadership of the Church.
Word of Grace is an Evangelical (Born Again), Spirit filled (Charismatic), Reformed, English speaking church in Pune that upholds the Bible as God's inspired Word for life. We are a church community that have people from every part of India and parts of the world. We are here to put the Great Command and the Great Commission into practice by equipping and releasing every member into works of service. To know more about us please log onto www.wordofgracechurch.org.
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