I'm so encouraged by the way you've done that. It's really helped hold our arms up during these last five months as our church and our campus has prayed and fasted and, two weeks ago as many of you know, voted to transition our campus to become an autonomous church. It's about disciple making. It says, "[This King] will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.". In Christ's name, amen. I just asked him, "Steve, is there anything you'd encourage me in or rebuke me about that you see in my life just as we meet together and talk together?" Does that sound fun? Everything we’ve talked about the past two months has set us up to receive miracles from God. So honestly we don't think a lot about how sometimes this can seem weird. It's more churches, not one church getting more and more and more and more pregnant. 3 THINGS – YOU, YOUR SEED AND INCOME, YOUR FAMILY. It's a sign of immaturity and not good health. Why don't you just help me out here?". Well, it's good news for a couple of reasons at least (more than that, but at least a couple). That's what Isaiah 9 talks about, is it not? All of this was happening, and then we went to a breakfast up in New York City with one of our partner churches. Genesis 3 is a horror story. I'll just read… I know we just went through this series, so I'm not going to read the whole thing but just these refrains you see in the book of Acts. Supernatural Increase and Multiplication by Olga Hermans . As Matt has conveyed, some of these guys are my best friends in different ways, and I have been walking closely with them in different seasons. He had joined us by that time. You read Genesis 2. (2) They were wrought immediately by … Of course if you keep reading the story, they don't do that. What makes that any different than what's happening in the Ukraine right now? I. Healthy organisms reproduce. You know this because you read Genesis 9. So of course this is something for us as Christians on this side of the thing, we see, we read about and, man, it's beautiful. For the Campbells, serving the Lord is the same in Berlin as it was in Fort Worth. The reason you look in the Bible and you think about even what the Lord has done here at The Village and you get excited about multiplication, it's because it's so normal. He has not changed his plan. Derwin Gray: I Prepare My Sermons By Dancing By Derwin Gray on December 16, 2020 Don't Sell The Gospel! It's sort of like who wants to go after the modern-day Charles Spurgeon? Certainly long-term that has an effect on my preaching and how fruitful it is in your life. YOU When the covenant of Multiplication works for you – God will cause you to grow as a person. Passionate about building gospel-centered community, the Garcías are bringing light into darkness as they serve with a local church in Spain. It's not just a fact of Scripture that we sort of can study and turn around and go, "Oh, that's neat. Giving is a time tested aspect of the principle of multiplication, confirmed by the Lord Himself in Luke 6:38. He desires above all things that we prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers. This is just like being a water channel pipe that conveys water from the source to the taps. What you give to the Lord, he multiplies. I'll just read it for you. I think it would be the best thing to do. Sermon Notes Download and print notes from Dr. Stanley's latest messages. What you see in that transition even when the people are going to slavery… What I want to make sure to point out is they went to slavery. Unstoppable Growth. Contextualization. Part of what he is teaching about here is what the kingdom of God is like. You have spoken definitively in and through the person of your Son, by your Spirit, through the Scriptures. Locations & Times. That's where we're going to start. 3 John 2. To more faithfully be able to contextualize, part of what we sense and feel is that it would be best, when it's time and when the Lord raises up the right people, to have pastors who are actually not just the pastors but actually teaching out of their pastoral ministry where their pastoral ministry, their counseling ministry, is driving what they say. Let’s Pray In Faith. Proactive succession. You know, I'm here tonight. Our work, like the ants’ is never done. He said, "God called me into multiplying my life." Multiplication will happen when you have compassion in action. 1Timothy 6: 17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. God's plan for his glory and worth and beauty to spread through men and women made in his image doesn't go away either. It's a beautiful plan. (a) Evincing power over visible nature. If your reason for getting blessed financially is to acquire and amass wealth for you and yourself alone, then you are not qualified for God’s kind of blessing. Thanks, Your email address will not be published. Part of what God is saying here is, "I want my image, I want my beauty, I want my glory, I want my weight, I want my justice, I want my holiness, I want my love, my rule and reign over creation, to be extended through my creatures, my man and woman creatures I've made." Why? While they were in slavery, they continued to multiply. The devil knows that no man can shut the door but God didn’t say no spirit. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” Matthew 15:32. I had the stage, so I was going to dote on her. He didn't have to leave! That's compelling. 264 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA. I know for those of you in Flower Mound, this may seem a little bit less relevant for you. Like he kicked Adam and Eve out of the garden, he kicks them out of the Promised Land. Then I also began to think through things like, "What's the wisest way long-term to steward Matt's voice? Fruitfulness is a condition to remain in Christ, we can only be fruitful by abiding in Him, and we are expected to be fruitful in every area of our lives to glorify Him. Part of what I wanted to do today is… I know we've been talking about multiplication in general during this series but especially again for the Dallas Campus, for the Fort Worth Campus, even for the Plano Campus and, again, for the Flower Mound Campus, who you're doing much of the sending which means you need to be aware of the beauty of it just as much as anybody else. I mean, I went to that sing-along for the eighth time, and it was like this group of college students from Denton singing. As we've talked about, where multiplication is not happening in the local church, where that's not happening and where it's not celebrated, it might just be a sign of a lack of health. They just kind of put the study of the church in with systematic theology for a week and then move on. Now open your Bible, if you will, to the third chapter of the gospel of John. It’s dysfunctional. Encourage us. ", It was just a conversation among brothers. It's like a robust understanding of what the church really is, why she exists. The Divine Reset Part Two Speaker: Pastor Lee Cummings Date: November 28, 2020 God is shaking us up so that He can send us out – but it all starts with us resetting our hearts. I want to be under that King." Why is that good news? Regardless of what you think about domestic policy, foreign policy, some of the things he says are incredibly spot-on and, since I've read it, have happened (things like China reversing its one child policy). Our elders at the Denton Campus walked by the little house today a block away from our campus where the prayer meetings happened before the church started. For those who know you, would they be able to say, "They are living in light of the call to multiply and be fruitful"? © 2020 | Arklow Christian Community Church | All Rights Reserved. If you've never read it, you should read it, and you should read it with horror and terror. God’s financial vacancy is not for reservoirs but distributors: people He can trust with wealth and resources and will not consume and take ownership. I was like, "I never heard that." A big part of what he says is countries, nations that do not have high birthrates where they're reproducing themselves and multiplying, do you know what happens to them? There's not been a week that's gone by over these days and even especially the last couple of weeks that I've not gotten an email, a text, a conversation. Follow Along Watching Dr. Stanley on TV? If you've been to our different campuses, you feel that right when you walk in the door. Then I watched over two years now as the elders began to discuss this (they were not on the same page at the very beginning) and unanimously as the Spirit of God has brought the elders into unity around this. Become A Patron. They go away. We don’t plan on them leaving our home.” That’s not the goal. It's like, "What are we going to do? Read and share. Isaiah 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time. Jesus steps on the scene and perfectly fulfills those prophecies and those commands. She was healthy. We're thinking about our generation. I'll be over here doing what I'm doing, and we make a good team." What's a campus? His gifting is evangelizing, gathering. May 18, 2014, Topic : Righteousness. You're not going to be a superpower, financially or otherwise. ", At the time, I was just trying to figure out a campus. Secondly, I will ask for his wisdom and directions so I will do just how he wants me to do it. God’s multiplication: divine mathematics ! Life After Death Experience (NDE) with Steve Gardipee, Vietnam War Story | One of the Best NDEs - Duration: 16:38. If you don't know what that is, come to the event. Even though they're rebellious, he sticks with his plan. It's, "Have children made in the image of God who will take that image of God and spread it over the earth like the water covers the sea. THIS IS TRUE HISTORICALLY. I don't know about you. 3. He didn't stay and go, "Well, this is it. This is why we have letters. God is essentially saying, "Listen. Multiplication is good, but why this particular form of multiplication? I'm even encouraged and hopeful. (1) They were Divine. Then I'm going to leave.". The miracle of multiplication began when Jesus was move by compassion The Holy Spirit didn't have to draw us to Christ. Congratulate him. It's a good thing to begin succeeding, having a succession plan for Matt. (Amplified version), First of all, I will confess my wrong doing to God so that he can have mercy on me in wheresoever I have fallen short to forgive me. I pray, in the days ahead, you'd teach all of us what it means to make disciples of all nations, to be fruitful and multiply for your name's sake. C. H. Spurgeon God's Multiplication Table How many more opportunities of affirmation and confirmation do you need? We thank you for your Word. As Matt said last week, the edge is not there in the same way it is for the campuses that are not in Flower Mound. Just to put my cards on the table, a big part of my hope in that is honestly for the Dallas Campus, for the Fort Worth Campus, for the soon-to-be Plano Campus, part of what I would be able to share testimony of is the beauty of multiplication in general, but specifically for our church, even as Matt conveyed last week, the unique form of multiplication in campuses becoming local churches. Watch. We live by every word from your mouth. He says, "While you're there, increase." That sounds unbelievably totalitarian. What if this splash really is intended by your Spirit to be led into ripples that will last into the generations?". I want to be a part of that! We're not going to do that. Do you desire multiplication and want to be rich? If you're not a Christian, maybe that just gets a conversation started, because I know there's a lot here that you just go, "Man…". Then we're going to go from Genesis to Revelation. Jesus is teaching here. You're seeing what has been commanded in Genesis 1 that has come to fulfillment in the sense of needing the Lord to help us do it in Jesus Christ right into the disciples and the apostles in Acts. Different demographics. We have to develop our faith and enlarge our capacity; you need to be transformed by the renewing of your mind to these things. He did this over and over in different ways. Our God is a God of multiplication and abundance. That's what we believe as Christians (that he is God). Even more particularly, this little church in Denton, Texas, that was founded in 1949. This particular parable I think is beautiful and so helpful as we consider together multiplication and what the implications are for us personally and corporately. That's compelling to us. Your perception of God will either release faith or limit it. This is what he is talking about. Be fruitful." After God has flooded the earth because all human beings are rebelling against him, so he judges the earth through a flood, it says this after Noah and his sons get off the boat. It's kind of a mind-bender there. I'm starting to feel disobedient, so I got home, talked to my wife. What's the wisest way to really end multi-site? Will you pray with me? I guess my question tonight for all of us (kind of bringing it back in) is…Are you living in light of this commission? It's not just multiplication. They just want to take over the entire world. But because you're not necessarily feeling the sense of imminent multiplication some time down the road, I think that actually might mean you need to have the value of multiplication put before you more. Now we're getting more specific. Not just at our campuses but in our Home Groups, in our families, where we're not willing to say goodbyes (even if they're hard) for the sake of the gospel going forward, again that's not a healthy place to be. What do we do when we don’t know what to do? Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. He didn't let up. I'm willingly giving myself over.". Followers of Jesus place an equal emphasis on both grace and truth. You know, do I have fears personally? He preaches. He says: "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? I would be kind of all over the place here. We gather people. Let me just explain it this way. SAMUEL AND ELIAB 1Sa 16:7 … That's what contextualization is. Summarize multiplication principles taught in New Testament parables. Are there days of sadness? All of our Home Groups. All power and authority is his. If you’re a Christian reading this, Jesus’ team set the gold standard for effectiveness. Sermon Notes Download and print notes from Dr. Stanley's latest messages. 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