Unable to meet face-to-face due to coronavirus restrictions, Awakening Youth (Uyanış Gençliği), reunited online on Saturday, February 27. The meeting, published on YouTube, started with Romans 13:1-14.
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
While the program continued with worship, the theater play “Trusting Jesus” was staged. By going before God for “Unemployment and Economic Recession” at prayer time,
- For those who have lost their job and have trouble making a living,
- For leaders of the economy to make wise and fair decisions,
- In order for the society to support more sensitively and in solidarity towards tradesmen and people in distress.
- Prayer was made for the countries in the world that have been living in poverty for years.
İstanbul Agape Church Pastor Daniel Günay shared on “Reaching New Levels in the Christian Life.” Pastor Günay, ”When I look at young people’s lives in Turkey, I can see how the Lord works in their lives, and how they level up. I can see the blessings in their lives. However, this leveling up situation must continue until the end of our lives.
We have to mature more, grow more. Churches and pastors in Turkey need to be improved more. Leveling up will not be easy, there will be difficulties. Because the devil does not want us to mature spiritually. At the same time, our thoughts, our selves, and the world want to do everything in their power to prevent us from leveling up. However, we should know that we are not alone in growing spiritually and serving the Lord. “Jesus Christ will be with us and help us grow” he said.
The program ended with hymns. (SAT-7 TURK / SMY)