MOVEMENT - NEW PREACHING SERIES

Health, happiness and holistic fulfillment are the unspoken desires for every one of us. Jesus dreamed of building our lives in a “church.” His dream was not about building an institution. His dream is about giving people the systems, relationships and tools for a MOVEMENT; a movement for personal heart-transformation.

Where governments, academia, business and cultural success have failed to transform human hearts, this divine community called the “church” is the singular, commissioned-by-God, organization designed to be the hope to the world.

Church was never to be a merely a building to go to, or corporation to be controlled by, or the spiritual finish line to mark off. The church was to be the central powerhouse for a movement. Church is about leading people through the systems, relationships and tools that transform them at the deepest levels, and thereby transforming marriages, recovering addictions, healing relationships, empowering vocational aspirations, and breathing life into inspired-dreams; giving us a purpose to live… and die for.

When church attenders understand, integrate and apply the functions of this movement, it changes their lives, then they too become the embodiment of the movement to outsiders. This is how we arrive at our commission, to go into all the world and preach the gospel.  If you desire life-change and deep purpose, join us for the entire series. We will MOVE your health, happiness and holistic fulfillment to new heights!   

MATTHEW 16:18-19 NLT (Jesus said) Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I WILL BUILD my CHURCH, and all the POWERS OF HELL WILL NOT CONQUER IT. 19 And I will give you the KEYS OF THE KINGDOM of Heaven. Whatever you FORBID on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you PERMIT on earth will be permitted in heaven."

CHURCH = EKKLESIA = ASSEMBLY = YOU!

Church was never to be a merely…

  • A building to GO TO,
  • Or corporation to be CONTROLLED BY,
  • Or the spiritual finish line to MARK OFF.

The church was to be the central powerhouse for a movement. Church is about leading people through the systems, relationships and tools that transform them at the deepest levels, and thereby transforming marriages, recovering addictions, healing relationships, empowering vocational aspirations, and breathing life into inspired-dreams; giving us a purpose to live… and die for.

When church attenders UNDERSTAND, INTEGRATE and APPLY THE FUNCTIONS of this movement, it changes their lives, then they too become the embodiment of the movement to outsiders. This is how we arrive at our commission, to go into all the world and preach the gospel.  

 

TODAY'S SERMON NOTES:

1 Timothy 3:15 NIV (Paul said) If I am delayed, YOU WILL KNOW HOW people OUGHT TO CONDUCTthemselves in GOD’S HOUSEHOLD, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and FOUNDATION of the TRUTH.

There is an APPROPRIATE WAY to engage and experience Church life, and there is an INAPPROPRIATE WAY. IT ALSO IMPLIES it MIGHT FEEL CHALLENGING to rise to the Biblical conduct being asked of you.

1 CORINTHIANS 14:33, 40 NKJV For God is not [the author] of CONFUSION but of PEACE, as IN all the CHURCHES of the saints. … 40 Let all things be done DECENTLY and in ORDER.

SUNDAYS – ARROW HEAD – 4 STAGES – COLOR

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HOW DO WE WANT PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE LIFEPOINTE SUNDAYS? 

CONNECT

  • KNOW – Guests matter
  • FEEL – Anticipation
  • DO - Trust

INVOVLE

  • KNOW – Part of an adventure
  • FEEL – Attached
  • DO - Activate 

CHALLENGE

  • KNOW – Truth
  • FEEL – Inspired
  • DO – Change mind

SUNDAYS – OVERALL WINS

  • How many VISITORS came? How many VISITORS invited FRIENDS the following week?
  • How many attender STORIES of LIFE CHANGE are there?

1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 NLT (Paul said) I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to LIVE IN HARMONY with each other. Let there be NO DIVISIONS in the CHURCH. Rather, be of ONE MINDUNITED in THOUGHT and PURPOSE.


MOVING FORWARD THIS WEEK

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS? 
  • HOW WILL YOU USE IT TO HELP/SERVE OTHERS?

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