Anointed & Sealed • Rev. Derek Joyce

2 Corinthians 1:21-24 — God is the one who establishes us with you in Christ and who anointed us. God also sealed us and gave us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts. I call on God as my witness—I didn’t come again to Corinth because I wanted to spare you. It isn’t that we are trying to control your faith, but we are working with you for happiness, because you stand firm in your faith.

Read these verses and ask yourself the following questions:

1. Are you established in Christ?
2. Are you anointed by God?
3. Are you sealed by the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to abide in your heart?
4. Are you working with the community of faith so that your joy will be complete in the Lord?
5. Are you standing firm in your faith?

In life and in faith, we cannot stand in our own strength. We must have the anointing presence of the Holy Spirit, who seals our hearts in Christ, and who empowers us to live faithfully, as we fulfill the callings upon our lives. Let’s begin a new season of asking for, receiving, and living under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

This Sunday's Set List:

"Furious" by Jeremy Riddle

"Fierce" by Jesus Culture

"Holy Spirit" by Jesus Culture

"Beautiful" by Phil Wickham

"Come As You Are" by Crowder

*All songs subject to change based on the movement of the Holy Spirit.

The Only Distinction That Matters

Exodus 33:15-18

15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”


How shall we close these Old Testament Readings on prayer and open up our series on prayer and the New Testament?

Let’s begin with the piercing question posed by Moses before God.

What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

...Continued on Asbury Seedbed... (click on the link below).

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Joys & Concerns


Jasper Lynn

Carolyn McIlwain


Dr. William Haynie, Sr.

John Godwin

John Pleasant

Fred Dozier

Sharon Matlock

SYMPATHY is extended to Dr. James W. Poole & family in the death of his father, Reverend James M. Poole and to Dr. Ray Branton & Sarah Wilkerson & family in the death of his wife and her mother, Gwen Branton.

*Please let the church office know if you, one of your family members or church friends enters the hospital so they can be offered pastoral presence and the love and concern of the congregation.*

FaithLink Contemporary Service
Emmett Hook Center
550 Common St. Shreveport, LA 71101

Ph: 318.424.7771
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Sunday Mornings at 11:00am

Rev. Derek Joyce
• Executive to the Sr. Pastor
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Heather Gunter
• Director of Contemporary