We continued our ONE PRAYER series this weekend with Perry Noble of NewSpring Church sharing his message, Lord, Make Us Dangerous. It was awesome. Let me give you some of his message:
What are you passionate about? Too many church people have become more passionate about the color of the walls, the stance of the convention or hundreds of other things rather than being passionate about Jesus. We must make Jesus our passion and our priority before anything else.
Perry's first point was the fact that to be dangerous, we must choose to walk with Jesus.
One reason we are not dangerous is because we are getting to church late. That means we are not expecting God to do anything. We must have a sense of expectation when it comes to church and God. But do we have a sense of anticipation or frustration about our faith?
A church is only as dangerous as the people who walk through its doors. We have to choose to live by faith, to live dangerously for God.
Luke 7:11,16-17 (nlt) --- Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him...Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, "A mighty prophet has risen among us," and "God has visited his people today." And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.
Walking with Jesus is a huge, huge deal. We will never know Him unless we walk with Him. We will never experience or lead others to experience Him unless we walk with Jesus. So what are we going to do?
In that passage of Scripture there was a group of people excited about and walking with Jesus, and there was a group of people going to a funeral. Kind of sounds like the church today. Honestly, it is high time that the church chose to be dangerous rather than to stuff our feelings down for another day. We have some great stuff to get excited about.
More to come later this week....but I want to walk with Jesus. How about you?
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