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Pastor Justin Jacob
Festival of Praise
Maranatha Full Gospel Church Annual General Convention, took place in MFGC Headquarters from July 20-27,2008.
Rev. Varghese Abraham (Raju Methra), Rev. Tommy Bates, and Rev. Christopher G. Smith were invited to be speakers at the convention.
Rev. Raju Methra spoke on convention nights as well as taught the adult VBS classes in the mornings. Starting on Sunday night, he spoke about importance of understanding and doing Gods will in life. On Monday night, Rev. Methra spoke from Ephesians 1: starting from verse20 with the message entitled," The Name of Jesus is the Name Above All Name". Tuesday night,
his message was about prayer. This message was a reminder from the Holy Spirit of what we heard in conventions in the past. Wednesday night, the final sermon was entitled the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. His coming is near and the signs are already taking place. Everything we do in life must prepare us for eternity. Let us be ready to be with Jesus Christ forever.
On Thursday night and Friday night Rev. Tommy Bates messages were for the younger generation. Many young people were touched by the power of God and surrendered their life to him.
On Saturday night Rev. Christopher G. Smith was the speaker. The message is titled Power of resurrection..On Sunday morning, the message atonement on the cross and what it achieved and why.
Adjunct to the convention, MFGC Vacation Bible School also took place from July 21-25, 2008. The theme of the VBS this year was "The Blood of Jesus." Over 260 children attended the VBS.