hooked

14 07 2009

embracepromo

what would you do for lets say$20 bill? find out this week.

“hooked” is coming this thursday 7pm @ “embrace community”

the power of temptation… what it is… how it works… how to avoid…

it happens to everyone…. but how does it happen to me?





the grace effect

21 11 2008

really thankful for the grace of God providing things none of us deserve. tonight at embrace we had an incredible time in the word talking about God’s grace. and how throughout

history he has constantly been noted for giving, not out of condition, based on what we deserve, but based on love for what we need!

Ezekiel found himself in a valley, all alone.. no man to affirm him, no mans words to tell him its going to be okay, no affirmation at all.. but he had no need for man to affirm what Grace already had. God gives gifts to his children based off of his grace, and Ezekiel had a prophetic gift; grace had given him what he needed to be blessed even in the valley. (Romans: gifts are given by grace)

God allows us to be broken in valleys… his grace allows us in valleys filled with dead bones! because if his strength is found in our weakness “the grace effect” says he allows us to be in valleys so that he can demonstrate his power like we have never seen! Grace allowed you in that valley so that God could show you exactly what he is all about! and sure enough Grace had already equipped Ezekiel with what he needed for the valley…

Grace has equipped you, so be encouraged in the valley… something is coming down the pipe line… get ready

few more post on this to get all that i want out to say..

stay tuned





perception…

8 11 2008

perception_front3at embrace community we just finished our annual fall outreach event, this year it was called “perception” it was an incredible night, the most influential night we have ever experienced as a ministry! amazing atmosphere, another level worship like we have never expirenced, altars filled with weeping young adults begging for a chance with Jesus!

walk through an outdoor maze, illusion rooms, into the main gathering place and filled with so many different forms of perception…

the maze had 3 identical doors… only one lead you were you needed to go. and though we perceived the doors as the same, only one door lead us in! Such is life, so many doors of life and so many look the same.. the biggest trick of the enemy is manipulating God’s plan for your life, he cannot create a way because he is not a creator, however he perverts a way God has already created for you and in doing so he desires to change your perception just for a moment to choose his door. even though many doors in life look the same, only one door is “the way” and the only way we can perceive the correct door is through truly spending time with the creator, prayer, worship, teaching, fasting… after-all how can i know the will of the father without spending time with the father? its my desire as a pastor in this generation to spark a hunger to simply want more time with the father, if we can ignite people to desire father son or father daughter time we can save so many heartaches of wrong door choosing..

which door will you choose?





violence

24 10 2008

a word that when placed in the same sentence with christian seems incompatible.

however it is quite the opposite… we should see these two words together more often. Matthew 11:12 the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force

 

violent – intense in force, severe, or extreme.

the kingdom of heaven was never meant to indulge the ease of the carnal Christian but has and is meant to be the resting place to them who labor! the book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus will not forgot our labor of love that we show to his name.. but sometimes showing love is a violent task!

yes love is kisses, hugs, and i am all about the i heart revolution but…
love is also conviction, correction, discipline… and self denial

if we dont get violent in our own self denial, and violent towards the enemy.. then 2 things will happen… you live your destiny unfulfilled.. and lost people around us die and go to hell because we refused to get a HOLY violence with the enemy!

Your salvation was a violent task… Remember the cross??
and this generation is in need of Christians that will actually fight for someone else.. and take back souls for the kingdom because everyday babies are murdered, marriages destroyed, poverty rises… enough is enough! Its my Heart that our generation of young adults get VIOLENT for the things of God! be extreme.. reach out.. deny yourself.. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT and take by force.





what could happen if..

15 09 2008

Ephesians 6:13 keep standing

what would happen if.. David would have gotten offended about not being chosen first…

what would happen if… Ruth had turned back … 

what would happen if… peter would have quit after denying Jesus… 

what would happen if… Moses would have believed his excuses more than God’s promises

what would happen if… Elisha would have gotten to tired of following Elijah…

 

so many what if’s.. i was thinking tonight about so many people in the bible and their what if’s.. and i began to think about my what if’s..

what if i quit.. who do i hurt

what if i listen more.. who can i help

what if i love more.. who can i relate to more

what if i worship more.. how intimate could i be?

just an encouragement guys.. but the biggest what if has to be.. what if you never quit… what could God use you for! regardless of your circumstance quitting cannot be an option. There are other people tied to you not quitting. people counting on you fighting through your circumstance..





red letters

13 09 2008

i am really going to make a valid effort to be more consistant guys and gals so here we go..

started a new study recently with the young adults called “red letters” and we have been studying the sayings of Jesus.

its amazing the power in the red letters. read them sometime.

this week we started our first annual “search 08” three days of fasting one service and one night of prayer and worship… its amazing how fasting really changes the atmosphere in everything you do, the clarity, the sounds, the noise, things become so much clearer. Probably the greatest two nights of power embrace community has ever seen. amazing altars, young adults weeping for God weeping for the lost! just amazing!

the bible shows that Jesus fasted after God had told him how pleased he was in him.. he had just received favor, and then he fasted.. we always hear fasting for a breakthrough but Jesus fasted after the breakthrough… why? because he knew coming up would be one of his greatest battles… being led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

after his breakthrough the battle came so he fasted “after the favor before the fight ” because he knew the power that he was about to need!

red letters there is power truth forgiveness and correction in the red letters…