Presentation on theme: "Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame A love for God is mission critical The church has the role of stoking the fire and fanning the flames Passion can."— Presentation transcript:
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame A love for God is mission critical The church has the role of stoking the fire and fanning the flames Passion can be rekindled with intentionality
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame Revelation 2:1-5 NIV 2 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame Revelation 2:1-5 NIV 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 1 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1-8 NIV
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:1-8 NIV
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:1-8 NIV Time with God
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25 NIV Worship with Others
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 20 Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?" 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 9:20-22 NIV Obeying God
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:1-4 NIV Serving Others
Hearts on Fire Rekindling the Flame Speaking of the Grace of God in Jesus Taking faith risks