August 1, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: Heal Me


So thankful for Melissa Horton, our Executive Director of Connections, who shared her story and her One Prayer with us yesterday!

Heal Me Lord and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14 NIV)

1. Ya’ll I have a “Heal Me” story but it’s not comfortable or safe or something I can talk about easily in front of, well, thousands of people.
2. That is my prayer for you guys today – that you will leave here with another weapon in your prayer arsenal to use in your daily life.
3. There is not a single person in this room that doesn’t need healing from something.
4. The First Ask Is Heal Me.
5. The Second Ask Is Save Me.
6. The Third Part Is Praise!
7. There is a basic formula for prayer outlined for us in the Bible and it ALWAYS involves thanks and praise.
8. It blesses God when we praise Him, and it’s like a double blessing to Him when we praise Him in the midst of a trial.
9. What praying this prayer does for me and what it can do for you is it shifts the focus of our situation off of ourselves and on to God. Heal Me, Save Me, Praise YOU.
10. Ask. Believe. Praise.

Check out the web notes this week for additional verses!

July 25, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: Send Me


Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8 NIV)

1. This is a prayer of availability to God. Not, “Do this for me, God” but “What can I do for you, God?”
2. Wherever you want me to go, whatever you want me to do, whoever you want me to touch, whenever you want me to do it…Send Me!
3. We are called to complete heaven’s to-do list!
4. Love Week is the answer to the One Prayer, Send Me!
5. Our cities need some love and I’ve got to tell you protests and politics and the media are not going to unite us…but when the church of Jesus Christ shows His love in real and meaningful and tangible ways – that’s how we unify!
6. I want you to pray, “Send me” every day, not just on Love Week but every day.
7. God’s Presence Propels.
8. 2/3rd of God is Go!
9. I believe that if you would dare pray, “God, send me” that God would send you into the right relationships, into the right conversations, into the right places, that He would send you into divine encounters and appointments where you could be used by Him.
10. It doesn’t matter your age, it doesn’t matter your skill set, it doesn’t matter your economic status, it doesn’t matter your educational level, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been good or bad, if you have a past or not because God is looking for availability not ability.

Make it practical and sign up for a Love Week project today!

July 18, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: Increase Me


I challenge you to pray the One Prayer Caleb Landon, our Executive Director of Creative Arts, shared with us yesterday.

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV)

1. The reason Jesus came was not to make bad people good but to bring dead people to life.
2. The Grace Of God Calls You. It Sustains You. It Protects You.
3. He takes your mess and turns it into a message.
4. You can’t let the pain of your past rob you from facing your future.
5. I believe when we begin to realize how much God wants FOR us…we start to dream big, we start to pray bold prayers.
6. I believe our lives need to be characterized by prayer, bold prayers, big prayers, because we have a bold and a generous God.
7. PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens
8. The moment you reach out is the moment you and I are accepted.
9. If we are going to become the people God intended us to be, we need to know what we want.
10. Is it possible that you’ve been asking for a cane in your life when Jesus is waiting for you to ask for your sight?

July 11, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: Deliver Me


So thankful for Patrick Ondrey and his One Prayer he shared with us!

Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. (Psalm 3:1-8 NIV)

1. [“Deliver”] really defines and gives us a comprehensive and clear picture of God’s redemptive power in our life.
2. Three areas that can short-circuit our ability to experience the deliverance of God:
3. DELIVER ME from Lack of Patience.
4. His timing is perfect in our lives.
5. There’s a level of mature growth that we all can come to in our lives if we will learn how to live a life of patience.
6. DELIVER ME from Fear.
7. Fear limits our potential.
8. Fear is a waste of your energy.
9. DELIVER ME from Self (Self-Reliance).
10. Being delivered from self-reliance can only occur by placing our trust in God.

July 5, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: Search Me


I loved getting to hear from Mike Hancock this Sunday as he kicked off our new series with his One Prayer for you and our church!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT)

1. Search My Heart
2. Unresolved issues in our heart will eventually work their way to the surface.
3. It’s prayers like this one that really challenge us… they make us more aware of our sinfulness and our great need for God.
4. If you want to control the course of your life, you have to focus on your heart.
5. Reveal My Fears
6. What we fear the most often reveals where we trust God the least.
7. Uncover My Sins
8. We accuse others and we excuse ourselves.
9. What are others trying to tell me?
    What have I rationalized for some time?
    Where am I most defensive?
10. Lead Me

Don’t forget to pray this prayer every day this week!

June 27, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: I Believe In You To Be Generous

1. Generous people are generous.
2. God Has Been Generous To You!
3. You Are God’s Plan To Change The World.
4. You are God’s plan A and He has no plan B!
5. When you are generous, two things happen: needs are met and people thank God.
6. Generosity Is A Test Of Your Faith.
7. Money is a tool that when used as God intends, works selfishness and greed out of your heart and faith and trust into your heart.
8. You Cannot Out-Give God.
9. When you give generously, from the right motive, and the right place in your heart…God will bless you with even more.
10. You are never more like God than when you are generous.

June 20, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: I Believe In You To Raise Godly Kids

1. If I asked your kids, “Who is the most godly person you know?” would they say you?
2. The way you raise godly kids is you become a godly person.
3. Fear.
4. You should have a fear of God and that fear should cause you to obey Him.
5. Serve.
6. Service is the realization that ‘it is not all about me’.
7. Are you serving God with your attitude, your time, and your resources?
8. Throw-Away.
9. Be careful what you LET in and what you KEEP in.
10. Choose.

June 13, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: I Believe In You To Do The Right Thing!

IBelieve-Header1. I want you to know that a sanctified life is a satisfied life.
2. If you know Jesus today and have a relationship with Him, then the Holy Spirit of God resides on the inside of you.
3. Lean On The Power Of The Holy Spirit.
4. The power is available for you to do the right thing, and when you don’t do the right thing it has nothing to do with the power, it has everything to do with the connection.
5. So let me just teach you three roles that God’s Spirit has in your life today:
– He convicts us of our sin.
– The Holy Spirit comforts us in our pain.
– The Holy Spirit counsels us toward new directions.
6. Too often you rely on your power and not the Holy Spirit’s power.
7. Your weakness makes room for God’s power.
8. Follow The Promptings Of The Holy Spirit.
9. He directs and guides and leads and speaks, and as long as you hear Him and follow Him, you will be doing the right thing.
10. I believe in you to do the right thing. Not because of you, but because of the Spirit on the inside of you.

June 6, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: I Believe In You To Be Fruitful


1. I believe in you to live a life that makes a difference, that has an impact, that produces good results.
2. A farmer doesn’t harvest what he has not planted.
3. And so the qualifier for this message is I believe in you to be fruitful…as long as you’re willing to put in the work!
4. Today I want to teach you two things you have to work on in order to be fruitful.
5. #1 Position Yourself To Receive The Seed.
6. The Seed Is The Word Of God.
7. #2 Prepare Your Heart To Sustain The Seed.
8. You’ve got to have the right soil if you’re going to produce the right fruit.
9. I want to give you Jesus’ four types of soil and I just want to ask you to do a soil a test today (Do you have Hard Soil, Rocky Soil, Thorny Soil, or Good Soil?)
10. We want good soil because when your soil is good, you produce a crop of fruit and when you produce fruit you will be fulfilled because a fruitful life is a fulfilled life.

May 23, 2016

Sunday’s Top Ten: When You Feel Like You’re Losing


1. Today, I want to answer this question, “What do I do when I feel like I’m losing the fight?!”
2. I think it’s important for you to also know that while David knew the thrill of victory, David also knew the agony of defeat!
3. Sheep Don’t Strive.
4. And I’m telling you today that when you fight and lose, when you are overcome by the giant, when life doesn’t go your way and things feel grossly out of control, you can stop striving and be a sheep, just follow the Shepherd.
5. David knew that Sheep Don’t Strive Because The Shepherd Doesn’t Disappoint.
6. Disappointment with the Shepherd is always about me, it’s never about Him.
7. David knew that Sheep Don’t Strive Because The Shepherd Doesn’t Disappoint So I Won’t Stop.
8. You have everything you need to get through this trial, because you have the Shepherd by your side.
9. I can promise you this, losing to today’s giant makes defeating tomorrow’s giant taste even sweeter!
10. I might lose a fight, but I’ll never lose my Shepherd – and that means I win.