The launching of the Jesus Rock of Ages Ministries Alberta and Saskatchewan in Edmonton, Alberta last Sunday (September 2, 212) can only be described simply as a huge success. The venue, Marriott Hotel, was filled to the brim with men and women excited and ready to participate in a historic occasion for this newly-birthed ministry that will serve God’s purpose for His people and the Great Commission until Jesus come. From the beginning to the end, each part of the launching service was designed to give God the maximum glory. The praise and worship ushered everyone to join in lifting God the worship He alone deserved coupled with dance team making the whole experience extra special for all who came. Three special numbers were rendered with the Men’s Group singing a classic Tagalog song that energized the crowd; the Youth Group showcasing a dramatic portrayal of a painting of Jesus’s face; and not to be missed was another participation of the Youth Team doing a live band with the Youth Dance Team that was a great sight to see.
Before I preached the message, I’ve read a short history of the Jesus Rock of Ages Ministries (I will post it next time…) including the meaning and significance of its name with a special recognition of those that contributed primarily for what JRAM is all about now. After which, I have shared a message about “Jesus The Rock of Ages” highlighting what Isaiah wrote, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock” (Isaiah 26:3-4). Three important descriptions to draw out from this scriptural truth: Jesus as the Rock of Ages portrays (a) stability; (b) security, and (c) stillness. When these three things are remembered, Jesus as the Rock of Ages will stand against all storms of life that may come. Hiding ourselves in Jesus as the Rock of Ages will assure us of tranquil composure at all times.
The launching part involved distribution of certificates of local church recognition as part of the JRAM family of churches with a special manifesto highlighting interdependence, accountability, unity and partnership in fulfilling the Great Commission. But not forgetting to seal everything with a prayer to release God’s blessing and favor for all JRAM leaders, workers and congregations.
But what made this event extra special was the knowledge that those who attended came and discovered for themselves that God was indeed at work with JRAM and its people to fulfill God’s agenda and purpose for many years to come. In this I loudly proclaim, JESUS ROCKS!
Get ready for more of God’s provision that began with giving JRAM for those that needed a place and a family to serve God and His will. Amen and Amen!