Summary: We serve a living God who wants to interact with His people. This sermon presents prophetic insights for COTRM for this season of time.
Prophetic Insights for COTRM
Began the year- series- Dangerous Church.
God is raising the bar for His people (church) …
Take the Challenge- (picture)
read your Bible
pray- corporate-Tues/Thur/Sun, MyHop
engage in Christian relationships-join-HC
This is a year- filled w/opportunities- take advantage.
a condition favorable for advancement/success.
God’s favor is available for us so we can accomplish God’s work here on earth.
God is calling us to be Kingdom of God builders.
Taking hold of these opportunities- involve risks
we must learn to reach forward with our faith,
to take a hold of what God is placing before us,
and bring it into the everyday world we live in.
Mtt 6:10 'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. NASU
P Tony-talked about being commissioned/enabled.
Commission- authorization to perform certain acts.
Enabled- to provide w/means to accomplish those acts.
This is why- being baptized in the HS is so important.
It is time to get our spiritual lives in order are you
born again- personal relationship w/Jesus Christ,
baptized in water,
baptized in the HS,
engaging in Christian relationships,
do you have a point of service/giving?
Prophetic Insights for COTRM
Encounter God, Love People, Share Life
Everything- we do/believe- anchored on God’s Word.
It is also important that we engage God regularly such that we can experience divine Encounters.
Encounter- to come upon someone, engage someone.
God speaks with and desires to interacts w/us.
This is essential for us to fulfill God’s call on our lives.
I desire for my life/COTRM- to be a force for reformation, and
a prophetic voice in our generation.
Acts 13:36 "For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay; NASU
Served- to be subordinate, FWM- under-oarsman.
Typical Roman war ship driven by rows of oarsman (500). These oarsman had to follow the instructions of the Coxswain (picture).
They were under his authority- had to work in unison.
This is a picture of the church / the Coxswain is Jesus and
we are the under-oarsman, following His direction- to move ahead.
I want to challenge us to be proactive in developing spiritual vision, spiritual maturity, and effectiveness in service/building-Kingdom of God.
We need to be asking God to allow us to think His thoughts and
dream His dreams.
Solomon says this Eccl 3:1 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven NASU
It is important that as the church we make an effort to understand and respond to the season we are in.
I solicited vision for 2010 from our Ministry Team.
Preparation- to make ready for use/service/occasion.
This is a season to get ready for the days ahead.
How can we prepare
Studying God’s Word (so we can stand)
Financially: get out of debt/live on less, save
take classes, certifications
learn first aid, CPR