Join the Movement…put down the candy bar!

Most of you know how passionate I am about reaching the lost. God has laid on my heart a passion for sharing the simple Gospel message through a series we are doing called The Truth! Check out the trailer…

As our church gears up for this, I have invited many of the volunteers and leaders to join me in doing 3 things in anticipation of this series.
1) Pray – When we pray, things happen in the spiritual world that we cannot see. We know that our enemy, the devil, will try to bring any and all attacks against us as we move forward to take back ground from him through this series. I am committing to pray everyday for this series before it and through it!

2) Fast – Sometimes when you want a spiritual breakthrough, you need to go the extra mile spiritually. I am going to do a 3 week sweets fast for this series. Starting November 2nd through the last worship experience of the series (Nov 22nd) I am going to give up all desserts and sweets. Often when we fast it refocuses us to what God wants to do rather than what we want in the natural. Many have already said they will join me! I know that when we have done this in the past, we have seen incredible things happen. (Man…I’m going to miss the Ice Cream and Frosties and Halloween Candy and…)

3) Invite – I have challenged our church to invite any friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates or anyone they know that doesn’t know Christ. I have personally set a challenge for myself to invite as many as I can. We never know the impact that can happen on someone through just a simple thing like inviting them to church with us. If you do this, offer to buy them lunch and tell them to be your guest!

I want to expand this to anyone who follows my blog. I invite you to join me in praying every day for the lost in your life and in our community, fast something (sweets, meats, tv, food, etc.) to see God move in a greater way through us, and invite people you care about to hear this life changing message. Be part of what God wants to do through the Church.

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. (Rom 1:16)

2 thoughts on “Join the Movement…put down the candy bar!

  1. I am so excited to learn about the gospels… I am ashamed that as an adult I do not know the gospels. I am so ready for this series…. So excited that I have been inviting everyone to come on Sunday and to hear and learn about the gospels with me… I also started fasting today and will fast with you until the end of the series….. Thank you Tim for this opportunity to learn about the “Truth”…… See ya Sunday!

  2. Tim-
    I’m with you…pray, fast, invite. I am also excited to hear the sweet message of the gospels. Talking about the priceless gift of Christ is always in order. I’m sending out this song to you to encourage you as you prepare to speak THE TRUTH. I have been listening to it every day.

    Take it to the Streets by Matthew Redman

    I am not a stranger to mercy, for you found me,
    Wrapped your truth around me.
    I am not a stranger to grace
    I have seen it in Your face.
    I am not a stranger to kindness;
    We´re the broken with Your life inside us
    You have brought Your gospel to me,
    And I breathe it every day.

    How did I become Your miracle?
    Now to take Your truth and tell the world¦

    I´m going to take it to the streets,
    I´m going to sing it ´til we meet.
    Heaven is open,
    Come on all the earth rejoice.
    I´m going to take it to the streets,
    Wake up the dead heart from its sleep.
    Heaven is open,
    Now´s the time to raise our voice.

    I will tell the world of this mercy, for You found me,
    Wrapped Your truth around me.
    I will tell the world of this grace
    I have seen it at Your cross.
    I will tell the world of this kindness
    We´re the broken with Your life inside us.
    You have brought Your gospel to me;
    Help me live it every day.

    How did we become Your miracles?
    Now to take Your truth and tell the world.

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