Thursday, February 12, 2009

A HOUSE OF INFLUENCE no3

A group of Pastors and Leaders who love the House of God. It has been such a privilege to labour with these men over many years.






6. IT IS A HOUSE OF PERSONAL ENCOUNTER
V16 I will also clothe her priest with salvation

Salvation is not just a moment when we give our lives to Jesus Christ and are saved, but it is also an ongoing process for a Christian. Personal growth must be the responsibility of every believer, and in the words of Paul in Philippians 3.12-14, “I have not arrived and I am still pressing towards the goal of the higher call of God in Christ Jesus.” Churches of influence are committed to personal growth and development.

7. IT IS A HOUSE OF JOY AND CELEBRATION
V16 her saint shall shout aloud for joy

I like how Psalm 16 states, ‘in God’s presence is fullness of joy,’ and also in the book of Nehemiah it declares ‘the joy of the Lord is our strength.’ Environments of joy and celebration are contagious and people are drawn to such events. Christian events should be filled with fun and laughter. Churches of influence know how to have fun and enjoy the journey.

8. IT IS A HOUSE OF LEADERSHIP AND AUTHORITY
V17 I will make the horn (government) of David grow

Leadership is important if the church is to keep impacting and growing. The church needs good structure and governance that serves the vision God has entrusted to them. It is important to honour and respect the God given gifts of leadership that have been given to the church. Churches of influence release the gifts of leadership so the church can prosper and fulfil its destiny.

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