Summary: PRESS ON - P - Prayer, R-Reaching Out or Evangelize; E - Encourage; S-Support; S-Speak Life; O-Obedience; N-Nurturing.
Press on and Level up message is the message we need this year 2015. Let us learn the acronym of the word PRESS ON.
I. P – PRAYER
A. Prayer is the best communication to meet our personal necessities.
B. Prayer has no dead spot signals, no expiration dates, not busy lines, no to register to get good connections, you can reach your friends in far and beyond human limitations.
C. Prayer was proven from the OT in the Life of Abram, to the prophets, until this day God answers prayers.
D. If you wishes and prayers doesn’t answer last year, now is the year of your harvest, the prayers that you have invest last year you will received this year only believe it.
II. R – REACHING OUT- EVANGELIZE
A. REACHING OUT is our number one mission in this world whether you are a students, a mother or an employee.
B. Jesus said; Go and make disciples. Matthew 28:19 – 20 - 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
III. E - EXHORT / ENCOURAGE
A. Everyone needs encouragement
B. Acts 15:32 - Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
C. Encouragement is a Gift from the Holy Spirit. Romans 12:8 NIV –
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully
D. Ephesians 6:22 NIV - I am sending him to you for this very
purpose that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you
IV. S – SUPPORT
A. 2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness
B. Acts 6:1-7 = … their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
C. There are different kinds of support such as: Financial Support, Moral Support, Spiritual Support, Prayer Support, as well as your presence is a great support. Maybe as of now you are just there as an audience then later you already standing here and giving encouraging support to the church as a whole.
D. Don’t be satisfied of just setti8ng down there, you need to level up yourselves.
V. S – SPEAK LIFE
James 3:10 ASV - out of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be
A. Speak Life to yourself
B. Speak life to others
C. Speak life to your church
D. Speak life to your Pastor/Leaders
“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Miguel Angel Ruiz
VI. O – OBEDIENCE
Romans 1:5 NIV
Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith
Romans 6:16 NIV
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Romans 16:19 NIV
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is eviL
Jesus was the example of Obedience. Hebrews 5:8 NIV
Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
VII. N – Nurturing through the Word of God.
Nurture means the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something. care for and encourage the growth or development of…
CONCLUSIONS: Let us press on nurturing ourselves of the word of God so that we will continue grow and bear more fruits to God.
“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” ~Vince Lombardi -
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~Thomas J. Watson -