Sermon Series

Day 13 Give Away Control

Day 13 Give Away Control Welcoming the fire of God’s manifest presence sound intimidating – even threatening. I would dare to say that if the thought of God setting your church on fire does not strike a healthy degree of fear in your bones, I seriously question whether or not you understand it. It is…

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Day 12 – Pray Your Hunger

Day 12 – Pray Your Hunger Welcoming the fire of God’s manifest presence is not complicated. We don’t need a twelve-step program of how to set our church on fire. We can hevea a big sigh of relief because fire is God’s work, not ours. All we need to do is pray our hunger and…

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Day 11 – Don’t Fear the Fire

Day 11 – Don’t Fear the Fire If the primary purpose of the church was to hold out propositional truth, Jesus might have been seen walking in a library. If the church was ultimately a preaching center, He might have walked among the lecterns, soapboxes or pulpits. If the purpose of the church was primarily…

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Day 8 – Clear your calendar

Day 8 – Clear your calendar For some of us, it’s probably the sports bar, Starbucks or our man cave. In the Middle East, however, when it was time to hang out with friends, people went to the upper room- a quiet, secluded place to think, talk, clear your head, sip a beverage, tell some…

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Day 6 – Come Under Orders

You could probably build a deck by yourself in your backyard if you tried. You might even be able to add a room to your house if you put your mind to it. To build an upper-room, God-encountering prayer gathering for your church family, however, will require teamwork. Jim Cymbala, the pastor of the Brooklyn…

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Day 1 – Start Asking

Day 1 – Start Asking If you want fire, you need to ask for it. God loves to come to where He is invited. He loves to manifest the reality of His flaming presence when we ask Him to do it. The prophet Elijah lowered the tip of his sword and drew a line in the…

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