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“I believe that one of the next great moves of God is going to be through the believers in the workplace.”

—Billy Graham

Luke 5:4–11 NLT
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where
it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”
5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t
catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this
time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help
brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled
with fish and on the verge of sinking.
8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees
before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful
man.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught,
as were the others with him. 10 His partners, James and John, the sons
of Zebedee, were also amazed.
Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing
for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and
followed Jesus.

1. We Are Christians

They will know we are Christians by our love.

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”

Matthew 16:24-25 NLT
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower,
you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow
me. 25If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up
your life for my sake, you will save it.

Matthew 16:25 NLT
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your
life for my sake, you will save it.

2. We Are Fishermen

Matthew 4:19 NLT
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how
to fish for people!”

Mark 16:17–18 NKJV
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will
cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take
up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt
them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Our prayer is that Covenant Life would be intentional about Fishing for
people.

3. Listen Intentionally

Three Phrases to listen for:
These may indicate that a person is open to allowing God to come in
and Chang their live:
The Three Nots:
– I’m not in church.
– Things are NOT going well.
– I was NOT ready for that.

If you hear any one of those “Nots”, follow it with “Well, you should
come to church with me this weekend.”

“Prophesy to these bones”

 

Acts 1:4–12 NKJV

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to
depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father,
“which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized
with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many
days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they
asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to
Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or
seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall
receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall
be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to
the end of the earth.”

Luke 24:49 NKJV
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city
of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

1. What’s all this Power For?

Ezekiel 37:1–2 NKJV
The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit
of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full
of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and
behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were
very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” 4 Again He said to me,
“Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the
word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I
will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews
on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in
you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was
a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to
bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them,
and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man,
and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four
winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’
”10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great
army

Romans 1:16 NKJV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God
to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for
the Greek.

Luke 4:18–19 NKJV
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

January 19, 2019

Our Vision: To see you living a life of Love, Power and Purpose.

 

Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

 

1. He Loved You First

1 John 4:17–19 NKJV
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Song of Solomon 2:4 NKJV
He brought me to the banqueting house,
And his banner over me was love.

The Banner
The word which is used for “banner” (לֶג ֶדּ) is from a root “to cover,”

Song of Solomon 2:1–2 NKJV
I am the rose of Sharon,
And the lily of the valleys.
The Beloved
2 Like a lily among thorns,
So is my love among the daughters.

2. Love By Faith

Ephesians 3:17–19 NKJV
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:19 AMP
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 CEV
So love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength. Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether you’re at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning. Write down copies and tie them to your wrists and foreheads to help you obey them. Write these laws on the door frames of your homes and on your town gates.

January 13, 2019
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.

 

1. Intentionally Get His Plan

Habakkuk 2:1–3 BBE
I will take my position and be on watch, placing myself on my
tower, looking out to see what he will say to me, and what
answer he will give to my protest. 2 And the Lord gave me an
answer, and said, Put the vision in writing and make it clear
on stones, so that the reader may go quickly. 3 For the vision
is still for the fixed time, and it is moving quickly to the end,
and it will not be false: even if it is slow in coming, go on
waiting for it; because it will certainly come, it will not be kept
back.

2. Market Place Ministers.

Proverbs 11:30 NKJV
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.

Daniel 12:1–3 NKJV
Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.

Proverbs 11:30 NLT
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;
a wise person wins friends.
Colossians 4:2–6 NI1. Intentionally Get His Plan

Colossians 4:2–6 NIV
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray
for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we
may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray
that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act
toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your
conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you
may know how to answer everyone.

2 Corinthians 5:19 NLT
“…God has given us the task of reconciling people to him.”