Dennie: Read God’s Word, it’s the only way to grow
April 17, 2012
Dennie: Read God’s Word, it’s the only way to grow

The week of festivals being held by the Faith Temple’s Women’s Ministries continues this evening with a Song Fest.{{more}}

The event, which begins at 7:00 p.m. at the church at New Montrose, will feature solos, duets, trios by church members and other items by the church choirs. There will also be a pan special.

The week, which is being held under the theme “Increasing our Capacity” began on Sunday, April 15, with a worship service at which three outstanding women, who reside in the community, were honoured.

Reverend Carlita Dennie, speaking on the theme, said it is expected of every Christian to continue to grow. Basing her sermon on Ephesians Chapter 3, verses 14 to 16, Dennie said something is wrong if a Christian is not growing spiritually.

“Once you are connected to the true Vine who is Jesus Christ, growth is inevitable! You must grow!

“Everything that I need to live the Christian life, God has already provided it in Christ Jesus. So therefore, increase is a way of life for the Christian. Growth must take place,” the pastor said.

She encouraged Christians to read the Bible.

“Read God’s Word; it’s the only way you will grow! … Let the Word of God dwell in you richly… so that you can live an effective Christian life.”

She however said that the divine truth and revelation of the Bible cannot be grasped with the intellect.

“It can only be understood and revealed by the spirit of God,” she advised.

She advised the congregations to pray for Inner Strength which she said could only be received through the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Dennie, however, also cautioned the congregation to make sure that when they ask for something, they have the capacity to receive it.

A fifty-strong all female choir also thrilled the congregation with a lusty, well-executed rendition of “More, we ask for more”.

Yesterday’s festival was a Word Fest, in which a study of symbols representing God’s Word took place.

Other festivals to be held this week include a Prayer Fest on Wednesday evening, featuring speaker Naomi Porter. At this event, which begins at 7:00 p.m., prayers will be offered up for repentance, supplication, intercession, faith and thanksgiving.

A Dance Fest will take place on Thursday evening, followed by a Praise Fest on Friday evening. Both events will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The week comes to an end on Saturday, with a Food Fest which begins at 10:00 a.m.