Okay? Sermon Categories. If you think about Isaiah 9, it says, "Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end…", There is coming a King who is going to have a government that's going to increase without end. I started to hear more about gospel-centered multiplication from our campus outreach staff. Beyond just the church, because the congregations are different, what about even the city? Again, it's very similar. Unstoppable Growth. Play! 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. The divine principle of multiplication provides a fascinating study, a glimpse of the nature of God that is relevant to each and every single thing He does, and all He expects of us. What are the principles of divine multiplication? But if it dies, it produces many seeds." North Dallas is not Plano. Listen and Enjoy! W.M. He proclaimed, inaugurated the kingdom of God coming on earth as it is in heaven (him, of course, being the King). Watch the full sermon on demand, anytime! 2. 2 Kings 4:1-7 reads:“The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. Why wouldn't you want a perfect ruler who could actually come? 0 0. So it is with the church. Some are clear-cut. Certainly long-term that has an effect on my preaching and how fruitful it is in your life. Read John 6:1-15 It wouldn't have been healthy for Elliot. If not, what's hindering that? He says: "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? I was sitting next to him. We don’t plan on them leaving our home.” That’s not the goal. Jesus is teaching, as he so often did, in parables. I began asking that question. It was less of a calling into ministry in general. Did anyone around you enjoy from your last breakthrough? People come! It's like, "Where's my job description? He didn't stay and go, "Well, this is it. Sur le passage de l’évangile où il est rapporté que le Seigneur avec sept pains a nourri une foule qui le suivait depuis trois jours 1. Well, Jesus, as he said here, teaches something about the kingdom of God. To drill down a bit on why the elders are so excited, why Matt can get up last week and say, "The Sunday we voted in Denton is the most potentially significant weekend in the life of our church…" it's like wow! I lay it down on my own accord. We didn't know any of this back then. All through the Old Testament you see this. You read Genesis 2. What's going on here?" You know, it's funny. If you talk to Matt, that's the way he wants to steward his gifting, because he sees it here not in a black-and-white way in the Bible but in a way that's compelling to his own heart. Multiplication of blessings… and troubles Psalm 25:16-22. In fact, I don't know about you; I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes with that sweet yet convicting voice that just is saying, "Out of joy, the church multiplies." There are not going to be any more Nigerians kidnapped when Jesus comes and rules. Jesus had a team of 12 and empowered them to evangelize the entire world. It's called the "fall of mankind." A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 12 “The Complications of Multiplication.” Acts 6:1-7 Together we have been tracing the history of the early church, we have seen how the church was going, growing, and glowing. ; This Week on TV Miss Dr. Stanley's weekly sermon? Nobody is taking my life here. Are you making disciples? If you're not a Christian, those are just a couple of things that set Jesus apart, his "Godness," but then also the reality of what that Godness means for his rule and reign that's different from the rulers and those who are in authority in the world we know and see with our eyes and in the headlines. Jesus comes, and he validates his kingship. I'll compare him to somebody else here in a minute. Then you see both of those churches (hopefully by God's grace) getting bigger and giving birth to other churches. Make it habitual and you will see how this will open you into a new realm of financial victory. Read and share. No! Are you willing to say goodbye to that for the sake of the gospel? 3 THINGS – YOU, YOUR SEED AND INCOME, YOUR FAMILY. You should want that to be true because Jesus is perfect. Maybe I can make this plain by just giving you an example physically we very often come up against. (2) They were wrought immediately by … What are all these weird people doing in Denton all the time? You see there that at this point in the revelation of Scripture, the people of God are very aware that God's rule and reign spreading, being fruitful and multiplying, is not just about baby making. I'll just give a little shout-out to the 940 up there, north of the bridge. Watch Queue Queue It's a book about the declining birthrates all over the world physically. Babies aren't being made at the end of Revelation. We're not going to do that. We see it. He created male and female, the Bible says, in his own image and likeness. He is perfect in justice. 2- Reading and understanding the Gospel: Divine Providence (Mt 6:25-34) 25 “That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and how you are to clothe it. He has not changed his commands. If you don't multiply as a people, you die. I've just had that voice in my heart and in my head. I'll be over here doing what I'm doing, and we make a good team." This is it. It was Shea Sumlin who was the campus pastor here at Flower Mound at the time. May 14-15, 2016. We thank you that we're not just here as your people without knowing what you want from us or what you've said to us. 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. Are you willing to multiply your Home Group? I mean, I went to that sing-along for the eighth time, and it was like this group of college students from Denton singing. Acts, chapter 19: "In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. We are living out the mission statement in Denton, Texas. 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 stamped upon them something he didn't stamp upon anything else: the image of God. preaching, multiplication, and the endument of spiritual power. You see, while searching the Word of God, I realized that God works in multiplication mode. Not that we're not here, but in this particular way, we're living it out. That's Matt's gift. Photo Albums. He is crucified and executed. He was set apart by God. We walked through it. 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…". If you’re a Christian reading this, Jesus’ team set the gold standard for effectiveness. I got you a picture just because I could. It's just as important for the sender as it is for the sent to be aware of these things. Why don't you just help me out here?". ... #181 Divine Retribution Systematic Theology 2017 Discover The Word With Dr... Video! Matt is here. He told Abraham in Genesis 12:2 ‘And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing’ we see this in the subsequent chapter, 13:2 that Abraham became very rich in cattle, in silver and gold after he obeyed the Lord. We were obviously going to take it to the elders, but this was the conversation that started to happen. God is still committed to multiplying his people out so his glory can cover the earth. Do you know why we have letters to churches? It was encouraging for me. We look at outward magnitudes; God looks at that which has inward extension in itself. You guys have beaten that dead horse." Acts 12: "But the word of God continued to increase and spread." (b) Dominion over the invisible world. Then you see Paul. All of our lives, personally. I want my rule and my reign to spread. Cutting the umbilical cord is a good thing. A lot of times he'd go into the synagogues, and he'd go into these other places. Reproduction is an expectation of discipleship. That was a blessing from the Lord. As God wills, this will become the norm in due time for our campuses, which means again for those of you in Dallas and Fort Worth and Plano, as God is building you up through one another and your leader is growing and you growing up, the Lord is preparing you for this. In layman's terms, what that means is, when you see multiplication in the Bible, you don't see one church getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. While the story is told in all four gospels, our scripture this morning is from John’s gospel. What if this splash really is intended by your Spirit to be led into ripples that will last into the generations?". This is his plan, for his worth and his beauty to spread through his creatures made in his image. What's a campus? Job latter end – Job 42:12-13. Even tonight if you're not a Christian, you may be listening to this sermon and going, "Wow. It's something we should pray for, be excited about. He is teaching his disciples and those who had ears to hear what the kingdom of God was like. Missions | Scripture: Study Text: Acts 19: 11 - 12. Encourage us. Secondly, if you're not a Christian, you should want the fact that Jesus being a king is going to bring his kingdom to earth as it is in heaven… You should want that to be true even if you're not a Christian. The very first command is the same command he gave to Adam and Eve. Follow along online with Bible verses from the message, a place to see Dr. Stanley's sermon notes, and room to take your own! He is perfect in power. 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. Until people around you partake of your blessing, then you are not truly blessed. It was Dr. P. When we were there and we were talking to him, I asked him, "Okay, brother, just tell me. He who comes to me will not hunger. Then you start Exodus. We just thanked him and worshiped and celebrated. Speak into our leadership. Press in to Part Two of this brand new sermon from Pastor Lee Cummings about the reset that must take place as we seek after the Lord. Again, part of the way the elders sensed that, "Man, we can answer the question of succession along with all these other things being compelled by them that we see in the Bible, and that's good. You see this clearly not just in Jesus' teachings, which we started with here, and I think we're right to do that. DIVINE IMPARTATION. You're not going to be a superpower, financially or otherwise. Prayer Points Divine DirectionPraying the Scriptures: 10 Prayers for God’s Direction Are you ready to discover prayers for God’s direction? I know for those of you in Flower Mound, this may seem a little bit less relevant for you. 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. He did this over and over in different ways. Different socioeconomic statuses that make up our different campuses. You know, I'm here tonight. Has your last increase in salary affected your giving in church? That's what I would suggest to you. This is what it says starting in verse 30. 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? Are there days of sadness? We're thinking about our generation. They see God working and have chosen to join in, modeling the Christian life to those around them. Your willingness to be a blessing to the world around you will be the reason why God will release and trust you with the resources. Join Our Crew. He says, "While you're there, increase." 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?" I was listening, but I wasn't really sure. Even he said, "Hey, listen. - That is "Divine Impartation." Now I'm going to continue to multiply you as I promised." I know we've talked about it a lot, but what I want to do is a little different. The charge was this: "Be fruitful and multiply. Convict us. You do it because that's the way God has ordained it. Be fruitful." He traces this and the history of why it is and why birthrates go down. 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. 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. Amen. Mingle souls. Is your Home Group preparing to say goodbye for the sake of those who don't have a Home Group? It's about disciple making. When we've read through the book of Acts, what you're seeing in the book of Acts is this happening. Supernatural Increase and Multiplication by Olga Hermans . He is just to get up and preach. ", When you think about that and you really begin to think about, "Okay, first for the congregation, long-term what is the best thing for them? Of course there's nothing else going on for 2-year-olds in the world than Frozen. Bless the Lord, by his grace, everything happened in terms of the development of Elliot while she was in the womb just great. I thank you for my brothers and sisters here in Flower Mound and in Dallas and in Fort Worth and those who are soon to be in Plano. The command to multiply is more than just, "Have children." What if the reason you kept this little church alive wasn't just to be able to have The Village come along and be one with Grace Temple so we could see what we're seeing as magnificent as that is? a. He said, "What would you think about you actually eventually becoming the lead teacher as you pastor this church, this congregation becoming a local church? I don't know about you. He is writing back to the deacons and the elders at Philippi along with the congregation because he has left those churches to go start new churches. PRAYER POINTS FOR THE PREVAILING PRAYERS CONFERENCE 2017 One of the major reason why men cannot multiply and be fruitful is when they are under a curse. The way the campus transition for Denton happened for me was Matt initiated a conversation. Sunday 10:30 AM (Today's video clip is from the movie -It Could Happen to You). I flew on the plane home with Steve Hardin. At that point, it was like, "Hey, dumb-dumb. It was good. Then, more specifically, I am one of the pastors and elders who has the privilege of helping lead and serve our Denton Campus in Denton. They rebelled against God, and they sinned against God. Through their disobedience, he doesn't give up on them. Testimonies. Your desire to be a blessing is one of the godly principles of prosperity that will make you enjoy multiplication. 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