A four week message series | Sundays at 10 & 11:30am
John 14 records an amazing conversation between Jesus and his followers. Having been together through thick and thin for 3 years of ministry, Jesus tells them that He will be leaving them. What?? I’m sure they were thinking, “What do you mean you are going away – we’re just getting this thing started!!” Then He promised that He would not leave them alone, but would send them another Helper who would guide them, empower them and assist them in living their lives for God.
His name is the Holy Spirit which literally means, “one called along side to help.” It is time for the church to rediscover the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit. Too many believers are struggling to do life unassisted. They simply have never been taught how to know the voice of the Spirit, how to tap into the power of the Spirit and how to invite the third person of the Trinity into their every day lives.
In this eye-opening series, Pastor Chris will reintroduce you to the person of the Holy Spirit and give you clear Biblical steps to allowing our Helper to be active in our families, our work, our ministry, and our daily relationships.
Hey Guys, have you ever said something to your wife and thought to yourself… Hmm maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Well here are “10” things, I would encourage you never say to your wife.
01. Come to me with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what I do.
02. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
03. Anything I said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
04. If something I said can be interpreted two ways and one makes you sad or angry, I meant the other one.
05. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do I.
06. ALL men only see in 16 colors. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. I have no idea what Mauve is.
07. If it itches, it will be scratched. I do that.
08. If I ask what is wrong and you say nothing, I will act like nothing is wrong.
09. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect and answer you don’t want to hear.
10. You have too many shoes.
Every grade school student loves Show and Tell. A day where you get to show off your favorite toy or your pet snake that’s going to freak out all the girls in the class. And Show and Tell isn’t just for grade schoolers…it’s for everyone, even you.
Think about it like this: just hearing about Jesus’ love is not enough; people need to experience His love. And just hearing about God’s omnipotence is not enough; people need to see His power displayed. Show and Tell.
Romans 15:18-19 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God.
We see here that there are two key parts to reaching out to people without hope. We need to show and tell. Paul, the author of Romans, knew that one without the other was not good enough. And as spirit-baptized Christians we need to be cognizant of these two vital evangelism tools.
I believe that the church (God’s people) tends to focus on the evangelism side of things. We can recite the ABC’s of evangelism that we learned in Sunday School and sometimes we’ll step out and invite co-workers to Easter Sunday and to our Candle-light service on Christmas Eve. And all of this is good, but it is the easiest part! It’s safe. Why? Because all the responsibility is on us. It’s comfortable and it doesn’t really require us to step out and trust in a big God.
Paul paints such a clear portrait of the necessity of blending personal evangelism with allowing room for God’s power. Supernatural movements of God should be the norm in our Christian lives. But most of us, including myself, stick to what’s easy instead of stepping out and expecting God to make Himself known.
My heart is that everyone, especially myself, would make room and allowance for a Supernatural God to do Supernatural things. Because if we do, there is no telling how many people we can reach. Why not be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and allow God to use us Supernaturally and then follow that up with telling them about Jesus?
I think we’re due for another day of Show and Tell.
We at Life Fellowship had the honor this past Sunday to celebrate “in style” all our Incredible Dads. We realize the value God has placed on the family, and through that honored our Dads for all they are. God did some amazing things through the incredible message brought by Pastor Chris entitled “Man Laws” and saw through the word what is required to be a Godly leader, father and husband. Understanding the call God has entrusted to each man, gave a Godly perspective for becoming a man of God.
Now maybe your wondering… What exactly does celebrating “in style” look like at Life Fellowship?! Well we were able to bless our Dads and every family with free Baskin Robbins ice cream (which was a perfect day for it.) free Chick Fil A coupons, Cratfsman Tools, punt and pass prizes and more.. But that’s not all, we had our Dad’s strap on the spurs for our mechanical bull ride! It was a great day of celebration and fellowship, by simply loving God and loving people – Building the church through family’s of strong foundation.
Be sure and check out all the pictures from this amazing event by clicking this link -> http://tinyurl.com/4xelpcl