We are going to try to understand the culture. Highlighting the evening, Hybels shared that the dream of his adult life has been to be in a church where every single person knew that they were a priest and that they would be an unstoppable force in our community, city, state, country, and world. He believes it can happen. They come to various forks in the road—various decision points about how committed to Christ they are really going to be, how conformed to His image are they are going to allow the Spirit of God to make them…. Will I acknowledge in the new covenant, in the new arrangement, that God has for his people those of us who are in Christ are priests …. I think you come to a point in time where it is explained to you, and then you know.
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We are going to try to understand the culture. Highlighting the evening, Hybels shared that the dream of his adult life has been to be in a church where every single person knew that they were a priest and that they would be an unstoppable force in our community, city, state, country, and world.
He believes it can happen. They come to various forks in the road—various decision points about how committed to Christ they are really going to be, how conformed to His image are they are going to allow the Spirit of God to make them…. Will I acknowledge in the new covenant, in the new arrangement, that God has for his people those of us who are in Christ are priests …. I think you come to a point in time where it is explained to you, and then you know.
Bilizekian who was responsible for changing his life and vocation. Students, who meet to worship three times a week, listen to higher-profile speakers, sing better musical selections and enjoy an improved environment that benefits their spiritual formation, he said. Manning regularly meditates centering prayer and reports having many visions and encounters with God.
To the contemplative, the biblical view that all are lost and that only when a person trusts Jesus Christ as Savior he passes from death to life John does not apply. Crucial biblical truths, such as sin and forgiveness, are reinterpreted in the light of therapy.
This was a special night of prayer for those who had concerns about our situation in Iraq. This guide led the body in ways best described as the New Age. We were instructed to relax our arms and put our palms up and be silent and meditate for a few minutes. Bill Hybels praised her for how deeply she had just been praying for her young sons and he introduced her as someone who is not seen much but was very active behind the scenes with the elders in the area of spiritual formation.
Centering prayer is said to be the same process as integrating the conscious with the unconscious as described by Jungian psychotherapy. Carl Jung , who was suicidal and communed with a demon, taught beliefs about archetypal images, the occult and the collective consciousness.
He suggested that Jesus of Nazareth had been trained by the unorthodox Jewish sect of the Essenes and was subsequently initiated into the mysteries of Ancient Egypt He then traveled across America teaching pastors about it.
Peter Wagner, who was an expert on church growth and a strong proponent of signs and wonders is said to have especially impacted Wimber and he soon concluded that the Gospel was largely ineffective unless accompanied by signs and wonders. Wimber and C. Peter Wagner co-authored a signs and wonders class that was taken globally. His outspoken advocacy of praying for the sick, spiritual mapping, identificational repentance, the ministry and role of apostles and prophets in the church today, and demonic deliverance have identified Peter as a pioneer in the arena of spiritual warfare.
People will laugh. Some will shake and quiver. Others may make strange animal noises. He may even surprise us with something new tonight. Analyzing spiritual phenomena through the grid of human logic or religious presuppositions is the quickest way to quench what the spirit is doing. Subjecting the revival to doctrinal tests is the surest way to put out the fire.
Only then can the Spirit have his way in your life. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. What happens to you in a situation like that? The filling of the Spirit involves our thinking. The control of the Spirit is a ministry of the Spirit in the believer as we are walking in the Spirit yielded to Him.
To be filled with the Spirit means that He is the controlling factor in our thinking at that time. This same ignorance of the truth and fleshly wisdom that they were walking in brought tremendous confusion concerning the area of spiritual manifestations or spiritual gifts. For the Corinthians, in their pre-Christian life, they grew up in the center of pagan mystery religions.
It was very typical of the pagan mystery religions to be experience oriented to the extreme. They were looking for experiences—some of them from their former lives. They were being deceived by Satan and were following a number of lies.
One lie was that of following after certain men instead of following after the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. It must be subject to the Word. Human experience mysticism leads you to the idols. Not all of our experiences are from God. New revelation for the church age ceased with the completion of the cannon. The apostles and the prophets laid a foundation for the church in their ministry and these letters that are in the New Testament are part of that foundation, part of their ministry.
But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak of His own initiative, but whatever He hears he will speak and He will disclose to you what is to come. Jesus said he had more things to tell us when the Spirit comes He will guide you into all truth.
It is a body of truth that He would deliver to all of the saints. So the Spirit of God came at Pentecost and He began to fill the apostles and use them in their ministry and they began to supply all the body with truth that Jesus Christ wanted yet to convey to them.
The Spirit of God has communicated to us what we need and the cannon has been closed for this time period. There is no need for the gift of prophecy, tongues, knowledge, or wisdom because those gifts were bringing forth new revelation and that need has ceased. Today we are warned not to add anything to the cannon. If anyone adds to them God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book. We are going to try to understand the culture….
That is a core value here…. It is a value of our church to be authentic with each other and to stop playing games…. We hold that very highly here…. If it leads to truth telling, and confrontation, and sometimes having to do clean up and reconciliation its a lot better to go through the mess of that than to go on with masks on and all the pretending.
Scripture tells us that the love of many will actually grow cold toward the end of the church age and that sin will abound Matthew God allows evil to exist in the world to test the hearts of men so that none will be without excuse.
We are not to take for ourselves what He has not ordained. Western Civilization has largely been shaped by the esoteric philosophies of secret societies working through the influence of members in strategic political positions. Most secret societies are based on the basic philosophy of deism which is based on human reason rather than revelation Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Illuminsim, etc. They all plan to establish a one-world society based on human reason and personal freedom.
A democracy can be easily changed into a world society, especially if wars can be used to persuade the masses to seek safety and peace in a world federation of states. Sanctification is the setting apart of our hearts day by day to God. Only God knows their heart. Perhaps they are blinded by the ruler of this world and cannot see. We can do without anything else, but we cannot do without the Word of God.
When we begin to move away from the Word of God as our sole ministry, our sole hope, by the degree that we move away from it, it is the degree that the church gets weakened and eventually falls. This false religion of Satan has spread throughout the world. Not only does he have superior intellect and power, but he is invisible. In 2 Corinthians where it says that if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing and whose case the god of this world has blinded them so that they might not see the light of the face of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.
The leader that he is going to bring in that last day is coming along with all kinds of false wonders and miracles and signs. And then shall that Wicked be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
The Volunteer Revolution
Kaziran Feb 08, Sarah rated it liked it. Hybels founded the church after surveying the community and designing Sunday morning services for non-believers, with services for believers held on another day. The Volunteer Revolution : Unleashing the Power of Everybody Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. StebbinsMichael A. He and recolution wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac. This poses a great resource challenge for the church. This book is strong on inspiration, but weak on implementation.
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Shelves: non-fiction , theology-apologetics-church , discipleship-christian-identity I appreciated the very specific and practical ways volunteers can begin making steps to plug into their neighbourhoods and communities. I would not suggest that this read is for a specific person as the well-read person can be encouraged and challenged by the many stories shared within its pages. I would reccomend it to I appreciated the very specific and practical ways volunteers can begin making steps to plug into their neighbourhoods and communities. Its practical and filled with gold that challenged me so much. This book is a must read and not just for people in volunteer positions but also this book is for people that wants to discover Gods heart for volunteers and volunteer work. Great book Inspiring book from a fantastic pastor and author.