Sunday, October 16, 2019
Part 3: Our Intent for Every Service Part 2
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV)
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him
The Dramatic death of Joshua
Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had known all the works of the Lord which He had done for Israel.
“Come and see” or “Go and tell”
If, like the disciples who came to the tomb on that first Easter morning, we also “come and see” that Christ has truly risen from the dead, it will change our outlook on everything in life. If the resurrection changes your outlook, you will be compelled to “go and tell” others.
A lot of us do the either/or and we need to keep that from happening here. It’s kinda like your belly button. Are you an “inny” or an “outy?”
If the house doesn’t work, nothing we do outside the church works. If it doesn’t happen here, it doesn’t happen in all the other places we stomp around in.
WHEN IT COMES TO “COME AND SEE,” we have to create a model where people can actually come and see. We have changed that model though the years. We will continue to change it as the Lord gives us fresh revelation and insight as to the new wine He pouring out into OpenDoor Church.
COME AND SEE
We proclaim Him: weekend services
Ephesians 3:10 – “His intent was that through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known…”
There are four things you can expect to happen every time you attend a weekend service. I call these the “Four at OpenDoor.”
Psalm 122:1 – “I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord.”
John 4:23-24 – “…the Father seeks worshippers…and His worshippers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Environment, atmosphere and culture.
The prince of the power of the air.
1 Corinthians 14:24-25 – “But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in… he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, ‘God is really among you!’”
SIGNS, MIRACLES AND WONDERS (THE PRAYER TENT WITH THE ELDERS & THE FOOD BANK)
Ephesians 4:11-12 – “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
Romans 10:13-14 – “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But who can ask them to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells Him?”
SAVED, RESTORED AND REDEEMED
Saved: The lost who have never known God.
Restored: Prodigals who have left that need to come back.
Redeemed: People who have been defined by the hurts of the world.
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