Summary: The reason people who know you aren’t interested in your God may be because you don’t have enough/presence/God/your life.
“Send the Fire”
Pastor Allan H. Kircher
Shell Point Baptist Church
Phil 2:13-16 For it is God who works…..
Time/time/ask one another, “Why can’t I win my friends to the Lord?
• Family members/Co-Workers not interested?
• The answer may shock you in its bluntness
• The truth often hurts.
The reason people who know you aren’t interested in your God may be because you don’t have enough/presence/God/your life.
God’s presence/power/makes everything else crumble comparison.
Without it, you will be just as pale/lifeless/everybody around you.
• w/o power/God in your life
• “Just another somebody” to those around you.
• I was tired of being “another somebody” lost around me.
• “I am going to pursue the power of God in my life.”
Get so close to God, when I walk down/street people/meet Him.
• Don’t see me/ they see God.
• Wouldn’t that be powerful!
Acts 2:28 “You have made known to me the paths of life: you will fill me with joy in your presence. “
God is working in your life!
• Live in the presence of God, you are naturally joyful.
• You have natural glow because/God’s power/presence in your life.
• You don’t have to act…
• You don’t have to hide myself
• You don’t hide your identity when I come into God’s house
People don’t have to ask you….
• They see…..they feel….
• The presence and power of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 “God did not give us the spirit of Timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. “
• What are you timid for?
• God is working in your life!
• Proclaim His name above all. Proclaim boldly.
Do you remember what it was like in your earthly life?
• Dead in all your ways?
• Depression, anxiety, worthlessness, despondency, loneliness, pride, …..
• Where is the God that has delivered you from all these?
• Have you forgotten Him so soon?
• The same God that has delivered you,
• Is waiting for you to respond.
Claim your identity…..your identity/Child of the King.
• To work in His Spirit, not yours.
• God is the same yesterday (when he delivered you)
• as today (when you trust him)
• And forever (when you spend eternity with him).
How can you not be elated with Joy……?
I. The Spirit’s role is to empower you.
Jesus probably left His disciples flabbergasted when He said,
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).
• Can you imagine the faith to have this?
• Can you believe a person like you could do greater things than the Master?