We often talk about putting on the whole armour of God, but we don’t really speak of the story behind it, there is a lot we can learn from it. Apostle Paul wrote Ephesians and was known as a world traveler. His story starts with him being a murderer of Christians, and later one of the greatest teachers of the times. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem after the Jews started a riot because of his presence there. He was accused of telling the Jews to break the law, speaking against the Temple, and defiling the area by bringing the Gentiles (Acts 21:28). This of course wasn’t true because Paul was a Jew (Acts 21:39), he walked with Jesus who was also a Jew and wouldn’t have attacked Him (John 4:9, Matthew 1:1-7, Hebrews 7:14) .
Paul was sent to Rome after exercising his right as a Roman citizen to go before Caesar and appeal his case (Acts 26:32). Paul was imprisoned for two years in Rome, where he wrote much of the New Testament: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Hebrews (possibly). There is a lesson in every situation, and prison must have proved to be just that… a lesson as Paul wrote the famous passage regarding the Armour of God.
What can we learn from Paul? A disciple who started his journey as a murderer and then traveled throughout the world when most stayed in the area they were born. A disciple who was beaten, arrested multiple time, almost assassinated, shipwrecked, bitten by a snake and placed on house arrest because of his faith
The lessons are numerous. Check out these Points of Power:
Build Your Armour!
WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM MOVING FORWARD IN MINISTRY OR BUSINESS?
IDENTIFY YOUR COMFORT ZONE. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO MOVE BEYOND THE COMFORTABLE LINES?
WHAT TYPE OF REACTION DO YOU WANT YOUR MINISTRY/BUSINESS TO INVOKE?
Take Your Worship to the Next Level!
All involved in music ministry – Singers, Musicians, have one thing in common – we are worship leaders. As worship leaders our mission is bigger than singing a song or playing a melody. Our responsibility is greater than compiling the perfect set list for service. Everytime we grab a microphone and stand before the people we are to worship in a way that edifies God, teaches those who are listening, and makes God real. Created to Make God Famous is a guide that leads the worship leader through twelve lessons. Readers will learn:
-The Call to Worship
-What Explosive Worship Is and How it is created
-The Purpose and Power of Music
-The Difference between the Performer and Worshiper
-Seven Hebrew Expressions for Praise and Worship
-Powerful Communication as a Worship Leader
-The Heart of a Levite
-How to Share our Great Big God, Jesus Christ, & Flow with the Holy Spirit
-How to Set the Stage for Worship
The short lessons, discussions, and worksheets in Created to Make God Famous make the book perfect for both individual or group study.
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