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Wind + Fire: Power & Practice = History Shaping Communities // Pastor Jon Tyson



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In Week Two of WIND + FIRE, special guest Jon Tyson delivers a powerful message out of Acts 2 that teaches us the significance of living in permanent encounter with the fire of God.

Sermon Highlights

Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

Presence becomes personal in proximity to God

It is God’s will for us to live in permanent encounter with the personal fire of God

We must keep the new covenant of God burning and over our heart

Encounter leads to empowerment

Whenever you call upon the name of the Lord, you open a portal to Heaven

We don’t need more content – we need more power

Power without practices can lead to danger

Power requires character or it causes damage

God won’t give his power to a generation that doesn’t have the character to carry it

You need to prepare - not just encounter

The power of Pentecost was poured into shared practices

Despite our biblical knowledge, many of us still look like the world

We can have so much knowledge, yet so little transformation

Invite the presence of God into your life every day

There is no formation without repetition

Reject the zap view of spiritual growth

Power & Practice = History Shaping Communities

These types of churches are extremely rare

When God finds people that place a priority on His presence, He finds community that He can make history with

Why not us?

God comes where He is wanted

Kalamazoo, you’re a boiling river - If you want Him, He will come

Don’t miss it with daily distractions

Don’t have a second-hand encounter

We are open to divine disruption
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