A Healthy Church is Made of a Passionate Body (Members)
Good Morning Church Family. I hope you are having a great week so far.
Today I want to declare over Harvest Church that we are a healthy church: a living, growing body that is full of passion!
On Sunday I mentioned that George Barna did a survey of 13,000 people in 130 countries of people who used to go to church but no longer do. And when asked, “What would need to happen for you to return to church?” the number one answer was “to see passion in the lives of the members and leaders.”
From Rev 2:1-7, a church that is a beautiful representation of Jesus is one that has passion. And how perfect that today’s prayer from the 30 Days of Prayer is that we are enthusiastic!
Day 5: We are enthusiastic about God
“Do not slack in your faithfulness and hard work. Let your spirit be on fire, bubbling up and boiling over, as you serve the Lord.” Romans 12:11 (THE VOICE)
Father, we declare that we are enthusiastic about You. Sometimes, the routine of life bogs down our enthusiasm and energy. But we choose to do life fully relying on the Holy Spirit to infuse us with enthusiasm. We sow enthusiasm and we reap enthusiasm. As we begin to get enthusiastic and excited about You and Your church, others will also. It will be contagious and inspiring. And not something that is silly or rehearsed but truly genuine and God-breathed and God-centered. Let the atmosphere of our lives be continually charged with this enthusiasm. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Begin to practice enthusiasm (passion) today and it will be contagious!
I will see you on Sunday for more from the Great Restoration. Bring someone with you and also plan to stay for Growth Track, Church 101 (This class is a basic introduction to the ministry of Harvest Church and will help you understand our vision and church membership). We will feed you and also provide childcare. You don’t want to miss it!