We as being part of a Church must always be ready to bring Heaven to Earth. No matter what happens to the walls of the church we must be steadfast and secure in our beliefs. We must strengthen our hearts and minds with the Word of God against the attacks of the enemy and when it is our time we can make it rain on the enemy's parade! Volunteer in Church and make yourself ready to be on the front lines of the battle, your purpose is unlocked when you serve.
Captivating Contours outlines the story of Abraham, the 'Father of the Faith' as he appoints one of his men to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The story that unfolds is an old testament foreshadowing for the Helper, the Holy Spirit and the Bride of Christ. The woman the man finds, Rachel, possesses the character that we as the Bride of Christ must aspire toward. The message also illustrates the power in names and the meanings behind them.
The church was meant to empower us to live a purpose-filled life. We weren't made to be ordinary, signs and wonders were meant to follow us. We are called to live by faith (not by sight). Jesus calls us to overcome, to do the impossible!
What we invest in ourselves will one day come out of us. Just like the residual anointing left in Elijah’s bones, God wants something powerful to reside in our lives, a tangible overflow of His presence, that will touch the world around us.
The church should be the influencer of a city and its culture, however a lot of that has flipped where now the church is influenced by the outside culture. The good news is that we as Christians have the capacity to turn the tide...to right the ship...to be the change! Ps. Leanne dives into four areas where we can affect culture shift and pulls from both personal and revelational experiences for this message.