Give Thanks – 感谢
November 26th – 28th @ CASC Worship & Prayer Center
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:4-7
Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.
– Psalms 50:23
11/5/21 – Theme: Give Thanks
Through the past 20 months, Christ has shown us His heart for the church. He is transforming the church to prepare her to flow in the authority that will draw the world’s attention. In order to mold us into vessels that can be entrusted with such authority, the Holy Spirit has taken us on a decades long journey of heart conditioning. He has tested our faithfulness and taught us the discipline of a soft-heart. Through that, and especially through the pandemic, we have come to see the Holy Spirit’s clear priority to impart to the church two of the most powerful spiritual weapons: self-denial and giving thanks.
So after 26 years of holding our gathering over Thanksgiving – experiencing the buzz of exciting programs and the anxieties of drawing support to cover financial commitments – we have finally come to see how our event date has always been a prophetic declaration of the Holy Spirit’s priority: to give thanks.
This year’s focus will be singular and simple: to encourage and empower God’s chosen workers through the testimonies of “giving thanks.”
If you plan to join us, please register by filling out this short registration form. We plan to stream/zoom all the sessions. If you would like to attend any part of the event onsite, you must fill out the registration form. Please fill out one form for each person attending. We will also try to publish the event schedule in the coming week.
May the Holy Spirit draw those He has called and bless the work of our hands.
11/15/21 – Thanksgiving Releases Authority
“Giving Thanks” – like expressions of self-denial such as repentance, mercy, forgiveness, and obedience – belongs to a class of powerful actions and attitudes that will bear the fruit of the Spirit, and ultimately lead us to the place of God-ordained authority. Jesus showed that to us by taking the road of the cross to His place of authority at the Father’s right hand…Read more & comment >>>
11/19/21 – God’s Way is Containment
While most electricity generating methods – such as solar, wind, water, coal, and natural gas – are mainly concerned with harnessing energy, nuclear generators work quite the opposite. A nuclear power plant does not worry about scarcity of energy, but its main concern is actually to contain the vast amount of energy already packed into its powerful fuel so that it can safely generate electricity. In fact, the most crucial portions of a nuclear power plant are devoted to contain its overabundant energy to prevent dangerous meltdowns.
Similar to the fuel in a nuclear power plant, God has already vested tremendous authority in us…Read more & comment >>>
11/25/21 – “Before the Fact” Thanksgiving
Often times when we give thanks, we do so because we have received something useful, enjoyable, and meaningful. We give thanks before a meal, when we receive a gift, when we are forgiven, when we get a bonus, or when someone praises us. Our thanksgiving tends to be “after the fact” – a response of appreciation to something that has already happened.