Amazing Faith: How To Make God Take Notice by Wilfredo de JesusWe often talk about how God is amazing to us, and we sing songs like ďAmazing Grace.Ē Several times in the gospels, however, the tables were turned: Jesus was amazed at a personís faith. It didnít happen very often, but it thrilled His heart. A life of faith isnít easy. It requires everything weíve got. If we put ourselves in Godís hands without reservation, He gives us blessings far more valuable than all the wealth people pursue. In Amazing Faith, Pastor Wilfredo De Jesus reminds us that no one is too lost, too evil, too wounded, or too hopeless. No one is beyond the transforming power of Godís love. When we let Him, God fills our hearts with His love, strength, and purpose, and we become complete.
Choco De Jesus
Everyone knows that Chicago is one of the most dangerous, crime-ridden cities in the United States. But I recently heard an amazing story of transformation and new beginnings in that city. I'm told that in the "hood," whoever owns property has dominance. As a result, today there is a medical clinic in that location. And because the church has taken dominance, the crime rate has plummeted! He was interviewed by Marcos Perez, executive vice president of the Book Group, in front of the staff.
Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus, pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, shared Tuesday that he believes the massive growth his Illinois megachurch has experienced during his 13 years of leadership is due to an active and bold outreach to society's outcasts. There are just so many hurting people during our time here, and in our nation, that New Life Covenant decided to stand in the midst of all the turmoil, all the pain and suffering, and become that true beacon of light, the Gospel. He mentioned that the major issues currently on the table are immigration, education and poverty. The Bible teaches us that we're the head and not the tail," he added. You have no other choice but to jump in the middle of that fight and speak for people," he has said previously. Tuesday, June 18,
A politically powerful pastor of a large Chicago congregation is hoping to translate his following into votes as he prepares to announce his candidacy for mayor. But controversial anti-gay remarks in his past threaten to hold him back. But a firestorm quickly arose in the gay community because of a number of controversial remarks De Jesus made in the pulpit. He had previously suggested that homosexuality was a social ill similar to drug addiction that needed to be solved. Ultimately, Ocasio withdrew his support for De Jesus , instead suggesting his wife Veronica for the post. In an odd twist, Daley ignored Ocasio anyway, selecting Roberto Maldonado and snubbing his longtime opponent in the city council.
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Pr. Choco - Dios usa a gente unsual para su Gloria - Congreso del Siglo
It seemed his choices were few and his future held little promise. When he was 14 yrs. Wilfredo showed up to work daily and was surprised by the youth who loved Jesus. By the end of summer, on a day Wilfredo will never forget, he was led to Jesus and received Him as his Lord and Savior ó from that moment on his life was forever transformed. He remained in that same little church for over 20 years before he was appointed Senior Pastor in July Since then the church has grown from a weekly attendance of to 17, globally through church plants and more than ministries reaching the most disenfranchised ó the broken hearted, poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members. He maintained an unwavering commitment to his calling although he was obligated to find employment outside the church for a term.
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He is endearingly known as Pastor Choco. Since he became Senior Pastor in , NLC has grown from a weekly attendance of to 17, globally through church campuses, plants and more than ministries reaching the most disenfranchised ó the broken hearted, poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members. Senior Pastor Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus has been instrumental in the development of several community-based programs. The farm, New Life for Women, opened its doors on August 4, This was not an easy task. To raise the money for the farmland, Pastor Choco along with a few other members ran from the farm to Chicago.