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Series: NT Christianity – Presence Based Community

Twelve Weeks of Encounter and Discovery

You are invited to spend 12 weeks in discovery to learn and practice the principles that enlivened & empowered the early church!

The goal of our meeting together during these sessions is to learn to partner with the Spirit of God to experience and live together as a presence based community.

Series Outline

  1. The Presence of God – Jan 7th, 2018
  2. Presence Based Community – Jan 14th, 2018
  3. The Gateway Principle – Jan 21st, 2018
  4. Abiding in the Vine – Jan 28th, 2018
  5. Walking in the Spirit – Feb 4th, 2018
  6. The Priesthood – Feb 11th, 2018
  7. Manifestation of Presence – Feb 18th, 2018
  8. Revealing His Glory – Feb 25th, 2018
  9. Partnering with God – Mar 4th, 2018
  10. Extending His Kingdom – Mar 11th, 2018
  11. Equipping the Saints – Mar 18th, 2018
  12. Structures that Support Life – Mar 25th, 2018

Knowing God and Hearing Him

Whose voice are you listening to?  There are many well-meaning voices speaking to us each day, but there is only One true voice that we need to be hearing…the voice of our heavenly Father.

God had given Abram (soon to become Abraham) a vision that he would have descendants as numerous as the stars in the heavens…and that those descendants would come through his own seed…Isaac.  However, Abram listened to a well-meaning voice, that of his wife Sarai, that he should have relations with her own maidservant, Hagar, so that they could have a child.  Rather than being obedient to the Father and waiting for what He promised, Abram agreed to what Sarai had said and she bore a child, Ishmael.

Often times we get impatient with God.  He has given us a word or a vision of His plans, and we are patient to an extent, but don’t always wait for Him to accomplish things in His time.  He may need to take us through the dark valley of discipline in order for His vision to be accomplished…and so we must wait and continue listening, remaining true to our Solid Foundation…God Himself.

We must be built on God, not listening to the positive or negative voices that seemingly want to try to influence our vision, our life, and our calling.  The Psalmist said “Be still my soul, and know that He is God” (Psalm 46:10).  In the midst of the vocal hurricane swirling about us, may we stand firmly in His eye and await His final word on all circumstances.  Amen.