The Rock Weekly – April 26, 2023
- Regional Prayer & Worship Night – Tonight at 7pm in the Chapel. Join us as we pray for and over our great state – Colorado.
- Growing in the Word – Tonight, 6pm in the Prayer Room (behind the Sanctuary).
- Discipleship Training Course with international trainer, Joe Stewart. Mondays at 7pm in the Chapel for the next 3 weeks. These are the last discipleship training classes until Fall. Don’t miss out!
- Hearts on Fire School with John Arnott at Bridgeway Church. April 27-30. Info & Registration LINK
- City Quake Colorado, June 7-10th, with early-bird pricing. We are partnering with more than 15 churches across Colorado to see the gospel shared and the power of God revealed. City Quake Colorado Registration LINK
- Baptisms are Sunday, May 7th. Email Family@therock.org.
The Victory Is Yours Mighty Warrior
“When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. He shall say, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies TO GIVE YOU VICTORY.” Deut 20:1-4
I believe the Lord wants to encourage His Church in the days ahead that we are NOT here on this earth to be quiet, subdued, passive followers of Jesus who are just waiting for the return of Jesus because we need to get out of this scary and crazy world. We are called to be Mighty Warriors to set people free from a bondage and decay so that they can be brought into glorious freedom as children of God! (Judges 6:12 & Rom 8:21) From the very beginning, we are created in God’s image to be children of the Almighty God to subdue the earth and to rule over it. (Gen 1:28)
Jesus reminds us in Matthew 28 that ALL authority in heaven and ON EARTH is His and so as we go to all the nations in obedience to His commands and leadership He promises that he will be with us always and at all times! That is great news! But how does Jesus keep this promise! It is through the Holy Spirit that is given to us. We, as believers and followers of Jesus, are identified in 1 Cor 3 as ‘God’s dwelling place for His Holy Spirit’.(1 Cor 3:16) 2 Corinthians 4:7 reminds us that we have the ‘ALL surpassing power from God living in us’! I know many of us have read these verses 100 times, but today, I am praying that this goes from our head down into our spirit and awakens us to receive this supernatural revelation and light a fire within us, and that we would step into the empowering strength of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8) to then go and actively ‘take territory’…which is a kingdom of heaven mindset to be a witness and ambassador of Christ in our homes, in the schools, in our workplaces, on the streets, and even in our churches. 😊
I have heard many people say that they are not allowed to share Jesus in their workplace or at their school or in their government building, but my question to this is, “Are we going to obey man or God?” The ‘fear of man’ has overridden the ‘fear of the Lord’ in the hearts of many believers of Jesus and this has been a great detriment of the kingdom of heaven! We have taken ‘man’s’ word over God’s Word. But this is about to change! There is a stirring in the hearts of God’s people and God is raising up Mighty Warriors who will ‘not be fainthearted or afraid’. And as we walk in obedience to His words, we will be given VICTORY because our God will fight for us. That is His promise! We will see God move in power through His Spirit. We will see signs and miracles and the dead raised. And we will see a great harvest of souls and many new names written in the Book of Life!
“And they went out announcing the Good News everywhere, as the Lord Himself consistently worked with them, validating and confirming the message they preached with signs and miracles that accompanied them!” Mark 16:20
Lord, Would the power of the Holy Spirit come upon us as it did in Acts 2, to give us a supernatural boldness and courage and power to share the gospel of the kingdom and the love of Jesus with everyone we come in contact with. Would you reveal your love through signs and miracles by the power of the Spirit. May we never ‘shrink back’ out of fear, but as those you call righteous ones, may we live by faith and persevere to do the will of God. May we not hold back any longer! Lord, we ask you for the Spirit of wisdom, Spirit of understanding, Spirit of counsel, Spirit of Power, Spirit of knowledge, Spirit of Love, and the mind of the Spirit that we would walk in the fear of the Lord! Amen.
I love you all!
Pastor Mike and your Rock Staff
IMPORTANT SERVICE & WEEKLY INFORMATION:
YOUTH ~ BASE CAMP (6th – 12th Grade) – WEDNESDAY NIGHT – 7:00pm
Invite a friend and come have a great time. If you have any questions, email email@example.com
EMBER – Young Adults (Ages 18-29) – Friday Nights at 6:30pm
Meet in the Chapel for a time of worship, prayer, teaching, and connection.
FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION – 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month
Email Lindy@therock.org if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
SUNDAY MORNING PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 8:15-9:15am – *In-Person & On-line*
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