Have You Got A Taste For Adventure?
Peter Wiliams (Sun, 09 Oct 2016)
Peter continued looking at the vision we have been looking at for the last couple of weeks. Peter noted that in the Joshua Generation, it was the people who did the 'stuff', not the leaders. It is up to us, as directed by God, to make a difference in our communities.
To view Peter's slides (in PDF format), click here.
Ephesians 2 one in Christ. Ends in the spirit......
Priesthood of all believers
The Moses era is over and we are entering the Joshua era / generation.
Not so much about the leaders, as the community they are leading.
What is the Joshua generation like?
Where the Spirit of God is, there is power.
We have already established that each of you are full of the holy spirit.
So where you are there is power!
Beermat challenge to us - Have you got a taste for adventure?
Gifts spirit. This term. How does this fit with kingdom extension?
Corinthians - Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Distinguishing of spirits, Tongues, Interpretation, Hospitality, Encouragement and Administration
Ephesians 4 ministries
Apostles, Prophets, Teachers / preaching, Miracles, Healing and Tongues
Great commission - Matthew 28:18-20
Who are the unique ethni that you come into contact with?
Vision - a Christian presence in every community
Values unchanged, last 2 terms preaches
Presence god prized.
Reach peak district, small groups
Partnerships - current experience
Not giving up meeting together
How we do that, it's an adventure.
Not doing church but being church
Priesthood all believers
New beer mat.
We don't know how it will look.
But we know we have a god who does.
We don't know what things will work.
But we know what he has told us and we know what the spirit can do.
Questions for groups.
How do you feel about the adventure the church is on?
What do you think you bring to this adventure? What scares you about it?
What would you like to see God do?
Do you have any passions that you would like see encouraged by church?