On 26 November 2017, Apostle J Joubert inspired the newly formed Gauteng East District youth with a message about love.
The Bible word used for the service was from Deuteronomy 4:29, ‘But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.’
Apostle Joubert started the service by referring to the fact that we often have questions that require answers. We turn to God and ask Him to show us the way and give us answers to our questions. Truly experiencing God requires a spiritual condition of belief and trust in Him; seek him with your whole heart and soul. If we want to experience God we need to rise to the level where we experience Him with our soul and spirit. Apostle Joubert said that we need to get to that spiritual condition to experience God and find Him in our lives. When God is our priority we will find the path that God has made for us.
The Apostle further elaborated on the fact that our hearts should be a place of love. Christ teaches us how our relationship with God and our neighbours should be. We need to look at the relationships we want in life and how they contribute to our soul and spirit to reach that place where we experience God regardless of where we are.
Bishop V Rudolph was called to serve and said that we have a choice regarding our relationship with God. We need to willfully make a decision to obey God’s will. If we firstly seek the Kingdom of God, then we will truly experience God’s promises to His children.
The Apostle closed the service by noting that if we want to experience God and want to be in His house, we will return to His house, and we should not attend for anyone else but ourselves. We have the opportunity to experience the tremendous sacrifice of Jesus Christ through Holy Communion, but it is important to note that the power is in the blessing and not in the wafer.
After the service the Apostle shared some details regarding #YPC18218 and the youth practised the new theme song entitled ‘In Christ we live and move’.