Car Show

Mark your calendars! The first annual Brighter Horizons cruise in will be held at Faith Assembly on Saturday, March 30th. We look forward to having a festive family atmosphere with great people, food, fun and of course great cars of all kinds! Spread the word and come be a part of the first annual event of a growing Christian car enthusiast movement! God bless and see you there!

Youth Missions Night

Youth Missions Friday Night
February 22nd, 2019 6:00 – 8:00PM
FREE To Attend
Guest Speaker: Missionary, Patrick Hundl from Chi Alpha USC
Guest Music: Missionaries, Michael and Sarah Bowman

Bring your friends and be ready for the Harvest God is going to bring as we go onto our homes, campuses, and community.
Food will be provided at 6:00
Worship will start at 6:30

Please RSVP by February 15th, so we know how many people to prepare for:
YOUTH MISSIONS NIGHT & BANQUET SIGNUP

Contact: Pastor Joseph Ferreira
704-299-5128
joseph@connectatfaith.com

Faith Assembly
2800 Faith Blvd.
Rock Hill

Missions Weekend

Missions Weekend, February 22-24!

Get ready as our Missions Banquet is coming up.  Here is a list of all of the exciting events happening!

Youth Missions Night

Friday, Feb 22, at 6pm, in the Youth Building. Come on out for food, fellowship, worship and a great message from our missionary Patrick Hundl! Click Here For More Info!

CrossRoads Children’s Missions Workshop

Saturday, Feb 23 at 10am.  As part of our Missions Weekend, we will be delivering supplies to the Children’s Attention Home.  We will meet at Faith Assembly at 10am, load up our vehicles, and drive out the Children’s Home together (1147 Edgemont Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29732).

Missions Banquet

Saturday, Feb 23 at 5pm, in the Sanctuary.  Great food, fellowship, entertainment and ministry reports from our guest missionaries will all be part of this great time!  

Missions Sunday

Sunday, Feb 24, at 10:30am, in the Sanctuary.  As part of our Sunday morning service, a couple of our missionaries will be ministering to us, including Teen Challenge!

Dream Center Missions Trip 2019

We have 5 spots left on our 2019 Missions Trip is to the Phoenix Dream Center in Arizona! This is for youths and adults 13 and up. We will drive to Phoenix and participate in outreach and service to the Dream Center. We have the opportunity to serve survivors of human trafficking, foster care youth, the homeless, low income families, at-risk youth and of course, each other.

After we leave Phoenix we will have a fun day at Six Flags Over Texas in Dallas, TX. The cost per person is $500, and it includes food, travel, and fun. We will have fundraisers for this trip. Don’t miss out! Contact Pastor Joseph as soon as possible: joseph@connectatfaith.com or 704-299-5128


ITINERARY

June 22-29

Saturday, June 22
(Travel) Leave Rock Hill and arrive in Dallas, Texas
Sunday, June 23
(Travel) Leave Dallas and arrive in Phoenix, Arizona
Monday – Wednesday, June 24-26
Serve at the Dream Center
Thursday, June 27
(Travel) Leave Phoenix and arrive in Dallas, Texas
Friday, June 28
Spend the day at Six Flags Over Texas
Saturday, June 29
(Travel) Leave Dallas and arrive back in Rock Hill

January 24th, 2016 – Epic Days – Acts 3:1-12

January 24th, 2016 – Acts 3:1-12

Out of the 365 days we have in any given year, few are what we would call epic.Think back on your life – depending on how old you are, your birthday, graduation, wedding day, birth of children, among a few others, are exceptional, highlighted, joyful, memorable days in your life. The rest, the majority, are what we would label “ordinary”. Work, school, eat, run errands, take care of the normal stuff of life. Check off the box sort of things.

But what if I were to tell you that going forward from here you could have more epic days than ordinary days? What if we could flip that statistic around in your life? What if epic became the norm? No more majority ordinary days. This is not only possible, but expected as we become Holy Spirit dependent and empowered people.

Now, what Jesus asks us to do is impossible. In Matthew 10 He tells His us to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons – you know, the big ticket, over the top, out of our league sorts of things. The fact is, we cannot do these things or really ANYthing of lasting significance for God in our own power. That’s why He included in His instructions saying, “Freely you’ve received, freely give.”

But what have we freely received? What has Jesus given us that will help us effectively do what He’s called us to do? The answer – capacity beyond ourselves. The ability to exceed! He knows we have a severe capacity issue, just like our smart phones. But where we max out the Holy Spirit exceeds. That’s all part of the “greater things” Jesus was talking about when He said, “Greater things will you do because I go to My Heavenly Father.”

In Acts 3, we see a day starting out for Peter like any other day, but this ordinary day turned into an epic day because the Holy Spirit had a plan to exceed beyond Peter’s natural ability, and Peter was a willing partner in allowing it to happen.

Here’s the steps from ordinary to epic that Peter experienced – First, His ordinary turned exceptional –  Peter didn’t look away or ignore the crippled man, but looked straight at him. (v.4) This is the key, being sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and making yourself available.

Every morning when you get up, pray, “Holy Spirit, make me sensitive and available to You today.” See what happens. That’s a prayer that will take your ordinary day and make it exceptional.

As Peter allowed the Holy Spirit to exceed through him, the crippled man was healed and thousands of people were filled with wonder and amazement at it. What could the Holy Spirit do through us as we make ourselves sensitive and available to Him?

Second, Peter’s exceptional day turned strategic “When Peter saw this…” V. 12 Peter didn’t stop there. He didn’t just go on his way. He continued to allow the Holy Spirit to exceed through him and began to preach Jesus to the gathered crowd.

The Holy Spirit is very intentional. We can trust Him. He has a strategy to glorify Christ. He’s just looking for sensitive and available partners like you and me.

There’s three things we can see in this strategic sharing – 1.He spoke with authority – He didn’t mince words, but spoke under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We have the authority given to us by Jesus through His Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18 – “All authority has been given to Me (Jesus)…”)

2.He spoke with clarity – He clearly laid out what God’s Word said about Jesus and His Lordship. 2 Tim. 4:2, “Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season. Correct, rebuke, and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction.” We don’t know what we’re gonna say, but the Holy Spirit does. Yield your tongue to Him and watch what happens.

3. He spoke with compassion – He didn’t belittle or berate, but lovingly conveyed the message without alienating them (3:17 – “Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance…”) Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment. He said, “Loving God and loving others.” These two greatest commands, when authentically lived out in true community, effectively reaps a large harvest.

Finally, Peter’s strategic day turned epic. In Acts 2 we see 3000 added to the Church. In Acts 4:4 we see 2000 more. We’re up to 5000 in just a short time. These people added to the Church that day heard the message of Jesus Christ powerfully, clearly, and lovingly.

The message hasn’t changed, “Repent AND turn to God” (3:19) We can’t have one without the other. We must first repent, turn from our wicked ways. But we can’t do that without also turning TO God. We can’t expect to be saved on Sunday and live the way we always have Monday-Saturday. We must turn away from those ways of unbelief and fleshly living and grab hold of God and His ways. That’s what the 2000 did that day Peter preached.

Listen, too many people repent with their mouths but not with their actions. Today Church, Bride of Christ, truly repent by relinquishing your hold on earthly things and turning with your whole heart to Jesus Christ. Give Him everything. Let Him make everything new. Don’t be just a Sunday morning Christian. That won’t cut it with God. He’s not going to share you with anyone or anything else. He’s not going to inhabit a compromised, divided heart. Truly live it out in 2016.

Let’s exceed where we are by allowing the Holy Spirit to empower us and let’s live a life completely dependent upon Him. No more majority ordinary days. Let’s flip it around. Let’s swap ordinary for exceptional, and watch the exceptional turn strategic, and watch the strategic turn epic!

It is possible. The Holy Spirit is just looking for a willing partner through which to exceed. How about you today? Won’t you be a willing partner?