May 20, 2018

“Church on Fire” - Acts 2: 1-4

Today is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost was the day God set His Church on fire. The day God sent His Holy Spirit to fill His people.

What are the characteristics of a church on fire?  Read: Acts 2: 1-4

1. A church on fire is: A Church filled with the power of God.

We need power to fulfil God’s purpose. We need God’s power, alone. We can accept no substitute. We cannot depend upon man-made excitement to get the job done or programs, promotions, publicity or a worship full of fluff. We need the power of God -God alone.

I Cor. 2:4-5  “My message and my preaching was not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power 5 so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.”

2. A church on fire is: A church filled with prayer.

Prayer will lead to growth of some kind. Doesn’t always mean growth in numbers...But Spiritual growth!

Eph. 5:18 “…be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your heart to the Lord.”

3. A church on fire is: A church filled with unity.

Worked toward the same goal. Locked arms together toward a common goal. Scripture says: “and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”  There was no social status...No church position, no clicks, no looking/judging at each other.

To be on fire for God we must willing to join hands in unity and to serve Him -Through prayer/His power.  Don’t ever minimize your importance to this body of Christ. There is something for all to do. Just be faithful! Always try to be what God intended you to be. It’s not by accident that God set LWM here in Versailles all those years ago. He brought us here to make a difference for a church on fire for Him - to change lives in the world around us. That’s why we are here! And when we forget that, we lose our fire!

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