More of Him: The Church Outside of These Walls

Sunday November 2, 2014

John 14:15-20. If we keep God’s commandments, we love Him and Jesus will love us and reveal/manifest Himself to us. Jesus is in me and I am in Him. Don’t separate yourself from God. You have His righteousness. When you obey His commands is to have more of Him. Acts 1:8 says that the disciples would receive power after the Holy Spirit came upon them. Then they would be His witnesses. Acts 1:15 says that they were praying. Church is more than what happens in these four walls. The function is what is happening outside these walls. Acts 2 is about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. He came upon them so they would receive power. When you receive Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes in you. When He comes upon you, it is for power. When the church gathers together, we worship and get equipped to go out to the battlefield. Live dangerously and He will keep you safe and secure. Even after the disciples were imprisoned, they went back preaching. They were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:18-20 (The Great Commission). All authority was given to Jesus. He told us to go and make disciples of all nations. This includes training in the work of the body and expanding and growing the body. Go out and put into practice what you learn. Prepare the ground with prayer. Mark 16:14-20. If you’re not “fishing” for Jesus, you’re not following Him. Everything I need is in this Word. We can obey the Word. We are equipped in boldness. We can go in faith. Father, let Your Spirit be bold in me.  Signs will follow those who believe. Operate in His name always. Luke 10:18-20 (snakes, poison). The disciples went out and preached and signs followed them. In following His commands, you are qualified for His protection.