Joy restored in Morant Bay following one week Gospel meeting
Members of the Morant Bay COC are in a jubilant mode since their one week Gospel Meeting which recently concluded last week Friday March 17.
The Gospel Meeting which began Sunday night was held under the theme “Restore unto me the Joy of my Salvation” taken from Psalm 51:12. Minister, Michael Dehaney, of the Morant Bay congregation in explaining the decision behind the theme indicated “As members of the body of Christ there are times during our Christian journey that the joy of our salvation is diminishing or absent. This may result from sin or life’s challenges/trials. I Peter 5:8 states the devil goes about as a roaring lion seeking to devour Christians. There are several strategies that he compiles in his attempt to devour us. The strategies include trials and afflictions as well as sin in our lives.” He further explained “These events do steal or take away the joy of our salvation, and can result in the death or retardation of the body of Christ. As a result of this, the leadership of the congregation planned and organized the spiritual event to promote the revitalization and spiritual well-being of the members of Christ’s body.”
The meeting begun on Sunday March 12, 2017 at 6pm with an Accapella concert spear headed by the “Mona Accapella Chorus” Senior and Junior group. There were also performances by members of the Morant Bay congregation and also Roger Shaw (aka Alvaydo). The performances were well delivered and equally received.
The Gospel Preacher for the meeting was Bro. Martin Royer from Dominica who lives in Cayman and ministers at the George Town COC. He fed the congregation very sumptuous spiritual meals. His lessons were taken from the back drop of King Josiah’s restoration of the things of God and God’s people (Israel) who had gone astray from God – 2 Kings 22&23. In the restoration of the joy of our salvation, Bro. Martin stressed the absolute necessity of us have a passion for the following:
- The word of God – Sunday
- Worship and the house of God – Monday
- Holy righteous and Godly living – Tuesday
- Rekindling our passion for lost humanity – Wednesday
- Hope, Faith, Trust and confidence in God – Thursday
- Bro. Royer closed the meeting on the topic: Stirring up the spirit of God in our lives. – Friday
“Individual congregations gave their support by worshiping with us and offering words of encouragement during the meeting.” said Bro Gregory Hay member of Morant Bay COC. “In addition, support was had from the Jamaica school of Preaching and Biblical Studies. This took the form of six young men working for ( 3 days)by conducting personal evangelism and leading during our worship services.” he stated.
Countless Bible studies were set up and two persons walked forward and made their desire to become baptized.