We want to make the church ready, to be available and to be equipped for a specific purpose (the next move of God). There is always a move of God in every dispensation. God has something that He desires to do for His glory and for our benefit.
2018 FTH Worldwide Theme: To Maximize and Strengthen the Dispensation of God given to us through Godly Change.
Our local church theme: Maximizing this dispensation that God has given us through preparing the church through the next move of God.
Intent: Make us aware of the dispensation that God has given us to fulfill His purpose.
Purpose: Cause us to be suitable for God’s purpose.
Goal: To be suitable to be used by God for His purpose.
God wants to do some changing in us so that He can do change through us. We cannot stay comfortable. God wants us to move out of what is comfortable, secure, and familiar in order for us to grow.
Series: Doing the Works of Christ
Maturity with God is predicated on our dependence on Him. To mature us to grow into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Jesus says that He does not do anything apart from the Will of His Father. He does not say anything apart from the Will of His Father.
Intent: That we know our purpose.
Purpose: To renew our mind and change our behavior.
Goals: To change the priorities of our life.
1) (Why) Teach us to know Why we are here.
2) (Who) Teach us to accept Who we are.
3) (Do) Teach us to fulfill God’s purpose.
Goal: We would appreciate (take responsibility for) the gift that God has given us.
Subtitle: If we are going to do the works of Christ it requires a changed heart.
- When our hearts our truly changed, we know that He is alive in our heart.
He makes Himself known. There is evidence – our prayer language and our peace.
a) It causes us to trust Him with our whole heart.
When we know he is alive in our hearts, we can trust him and depend on him. There is evidence that He is faithful and trustworthy. We can trust Him. It is the Holy Spirit that changes our hearts. When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit and when we release the power that dwells in the inside of us, we know that He is alive in us. When we know that He is alive in us, we will trust Him.
Our hearts must be changed to trust God. If we are going to do the work of Christ, it requires a changed heart. When our hearts are truly changed, then we know that He is living in our hearts. God can make himself known and we can learn to trust Him with our whole heart. When we trust Him, we can depend on Him, and we can have evidence that the Holy Spirit lives in our hearts.