Summary: Today we will look at the power behind every aspect of the vision to “Win, Connect, Train, & Send.”
Matthew 28:19-20 NLT
19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
The early church was birthed after 120 unified believers prayed together for 40 days, asking God to send the promise of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus told them that when the Holy Ghost came, He would convict of sin, righteousness, & judgment, & on the first day of the Spirit’s arrival, Peter’s bold preaching resulted in 3000 souls being added to the church.
Immediately after this event, the believers exhibited two distinct ways of meeting together:
In the temple & from house to house (Acts 2:41-46). What we can safely conclude is that they also Evangelized because the Word states that God “added to the church daily.”
The small group setting as described in this passage of scripture was clearly the place of “winning, connecting, training, & sending.”
The very foundation of the vision (Principle of 12) is rooted in prayer. Jesus Himself used prayer as the instrument of success in all that He accomplished.
In the same way we can do nothing on our own. We must connect to the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer if we are to experience fruitfulness in the vision.
Today we will look at the power behind every aspect of the vision to “Win, Connect, Train, & Send.”
I. WIN – Acts 1:8 NIV But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…
A. The “prayer of three”
i. Ecclesiastes 4:12b NLT “Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” There is power present when three believers join together to see the lost come to Christ.
ii. In the “prayer of three” Three people each submit three names of lost individuals to one another. (homogenous) The three believers take all nine names & saturate them in prayer daily.
iii. The success of this is totally dependent upon the prayers of the three. The three stands in the gap & believe for individuals to come to cell when invited. They also ask the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers to these lost souls & be willing to go themselves.
iv. Finally, the three engage in spiritual warfare for the ones they are praying for. They bind the “strong man” & loose the liberty of the Holy Ghost in souls of the lost.
B. Net Meetings
i. Romans 10:14 NLT But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
The Net Meetings give the lost a chance to hear about Christ in a relevant way. Drama, skits, music & word.
ii. Before every Net Meeting every person a part of a “Prayer of Three” should meet for prayer & intercession before the meeting. They pray specifically for the following three things:
a) The Anointing, or power of the Holy Spirit to be present.
b) The Deliverance of the lost from demonic strongholds & oppression.
c) The Harvest of souls to come in.
iii. All during the month each “Prayer of Three” group
chooses a day or several days to fast & pray for souls that will be attending the next net meeting.
C. Celebration Services
i. Our church intercessors pray 30 minutes before each service, asking God for souls & for conviction to be present to break the powers of darkness over the lost.
ii. The whole church is involved in praying during altar call, releasing the anointing on those leaders who are praying with the people in the altar.
i. Each week cell leaders pray for their cells to be places of harvest. They ask the Lord to draw the lost to their cells. Cells must be evangelistic or they will die.
ii. In addition to praying for the lost, cell leaders pray for the needs they know about in the cell members.
II. Connect – Galatians 4:19 NLT But oh, my dear children! I feel as if I am going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.
A. The person assigned to Connecting prays for the success of the follow-up of the New Believer. He asks the Lord to help him bring this person to the knowledge of Christ.