Dressed immaculately in a striped shirt and a black vest, John Bevere, co-founder of the Messenger International, best selling Author, and a father of four grown sons, was in City Harvest Church to share a word from his book “Driven By Eternity.”
“Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward.” The crux of Bevere’s message comes from this verse in John 8:2.
Touching on issues of “eternity and judgment,” Bevere challenged the congregation to live a life fulfilling one’s call in God. He taught that as believers, we will receive judgement according to how we have been involved in the kingdom of God and how we have built individual lives.
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Bevere’s catchphrase was “You will not be judged according to what you did, but what you were called to do!” He explained it simply by using analogies of accountants who were called by God to be Pastors, evangelists called to be businessmen, and women missionaries called to be mothers; because they were involved in doing what God did not call them to do, although they had achieved reasonable success in life, when they got to heaven, they did not receive their full reward.
Throughout the message, his light hearted jokes and examples of real life stories had the congregation rapt in full attention to what he was preaching. Sieow Jelin, 18, a Life Science student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic was touched by the message, saying “It was a wake-up call for all of us Christians. I now have a different perspective of walking in obedience in God.”
Indeed, to say that John Bevere has impacted the members of City Harvest Church is not a cliche, rather it is an understatement!