Summary: We’re talking about a REVOLUTION…a passion burning deep within us that we can’t contain…passion to see the world around us change…this is our mission!
New Year’s Revolution
Resolution = “the act of determining”
Revolution = “A Revolution is where passion takes on purpose to effect a radical change in one’s surroundings.”
Revolution Cry…by Steve Fee
When passion takes on a purpose and searching one embrace the light
When skeptics find themselves down on their knees, you’ll know it’s here
When you hear a sound as loud as thunder
And you hear a cry that shakes the ground beneath you
When you hear a shout that shatters the darkness you’ll know it’s here
And when the lost find a Name worth believing in,
And the fallen get back onto their feet
When the broken start to dream again
And the sound of peace fills these streets, you’ll know it’s here
How long do we have to wait (We wait for You)?
And how long will we stay silent?
When will this weeping generation dance again?
And, O God, when will your truth be restored?
Tonight we’re not just talking about a simple “act of determination”…
We’re not talking about “turning over a new leaf”…
We’re not talking about a new year’s resolution…
A resolution deals with a change in only us – a revolution is bigger than just us!
We’re talking about a REVOLUTION…a passion burning deep within us that we can’t contain…passion to see the world around us change…this is our mission!
Tonight is the night we begin a Revolution that will make demons tremble…
Tonight we’re starting a Revolution that will bridge generational gaps…a Revolution that will restore broken homes and broken relationships…a Revolution that will change the way we worship…a Revolution that will impact this generation with a prophetic message of repentance…a Revolution that will take back the moral ground that has been stolen from under our feet…a Revolution that will cause Christians of every denomination to live out the gospel with all it’s radical claims.
The question isn’t whether or not this Revolution is beginning. The question is WILL YOU BE A PART OF THIS REVOLUTION?
With this in mind, I want to share with you again what our Purposes are as a student ministry and how that ties into the purpose of our Church and this “year of building”.
This past Sunday morning, Pastor Tim preached a Word from the Lord concerning our church’s vision for 2004. I want you to realize the importance of having a vision.
The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18 “where is there is no vision, the people are unrestrained” (NAS).
Illustration: Having vision is like being “restrained” in a roller coaster…we follow the “track” and are “held captive” by the seat belt. Without that “restraint” we wouldn’t be able to stay on “track”…
Pastor’s vision for our church isn’t just some nice sounding cliché that we can repeat and feel good about ourselves. It is divine guidance from God so that we can stay “on track” with focused determination to accomplish what God has called us to do.
The vision of this student ministry is the same as that for the whole church…
“Building the House of God one person at a time”. We accomplish this just as Pastor preached it on Sunday – Building our lives – Building other people – Building the work at Caring First.