Matt 21:12-17 - The first church was a powerhouse. People daily coming to Christ, miracles taking place, people selling their goods to help the needy. But in the center was prayer! Prayer that moved the heart of God. Pastor James shares how the third comes to rob our prayer life and what we can do about changing that.
Acts 2:42 - The four pillars of the early church were common to the gatherings of the early disciples. Apostles teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer. In this message Ps James breaks down what took place at the house to house gatherings with the Breaking of Bread.
1 Corinthians 14v26 - The prototype for building the early church in Acts 2v42 included the devotion to four things. Teaching, fellowship, eating together and prayer. Devotion means the 'relentless pursuit of', so God desires that we relentlessly pursue Fellowship. Find out how fellowship is the keeper for those seeking God and a place for those are looking for a place of purpose.
Acts 2:42-47- We find out why the early church was so powerful. They devoted themselves to four key practices. Pastor James gives a practical message on how we can devote ourselves to the word of God and allow the word of God to become a rudder in our lives.
Matthew 4:19 - Have you ever been given a job to do but never really been shown how to do it? You muddle around knowing you are not really doing the job the way that it is supposed to be done. So many Christians feel like this. They love God but have not had any real discipleship or been shown how to follow Jesus correctly. The goal of the New Testament is for Christ to be presented a MATURE bride. The book of Hebrews warns us that many who ought to be teachers now need to return to baby food because they are still immature. Pastor James gives a clear presentation on progressing forward into maturity to the ultimate stage of being a spiritual parent - reproducing and parenting spiritual children as mentors and disciplers.
Matthew 28:18-20 Discipleship allows for us to gain a better understanding of God's word. His structure and righteous way of living. Equipping ourselves so that we may carry the right mindset to equip others. Laying down a firm and solid foundation within our faith towards Christ. Allowing us to become more Christlike & minded. (To think and act like Jesus).
Acts 11:25 - The early church experienced a rapid and exponential growth as the Holy Spirit came upon them. The Holy Spirit X-factor promises to give an exponential multiplication of his anointing. We can expect to see a lift of this anointing in the end times. More miracles, signs and wonders....more anointing.