The Hope Revolution, Pt.5

Prayer #5: Dear God, who gave us the Savior, thank you for the gift of salvation through your Son, Jesus Christ. Today, we want to ask you for your supernatural touch upon every heart that walks through our doors for the first time during one of our 5 Christmas Services. May the gospel permeate every inch of their being. May the Good News about your love for us, sinners, transform each soul at their core. May your light bring them out of the darkness. May your truth set them free. May we see more people receive Christ as their Forgiver & Leader this Christmas than any other event in the history of our church! Only you God can build this church, only you God can change lives, only you God can bring the lost, and only you God can save souls! We trust you! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Christmas Services at The Dialogue Church, Dates & Times:
Sunday, Dec.21st at 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12noon
Wednesday, Dec.23rd at 4:30pm & 6:00pm

For more info visit http://www.thedc.tv.

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The Hope Revolution, Pt.4

Prayer #4: Dear Father in Heaven, you are the Giver of all good gifts. We know that you won’t hold back any good thing from those who love you and believe in your goodness and grace. So, today we ask for your anointing upon every volunteer at The Dialogue Church during all 5 Christmas services and those serving during the week in preparation for this epic 2 day event! May you use your church to change a region for Christ! May our hearts come alive with the Spirit of Jesus Christ as we serve our community this Christmas! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Christmas Services at The Dialogue Church, Dates & Times:
Sunday, Dec.21st at 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12noon
Wednesday, Dec.23rd at 4:30pm & 6:00pm

For more info visit http://www.thedc.tv.

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The Hope Revolution, Pt.3

Prayer #3: Father, please anoint the staff pastors and ministry staff at The Dialogue Church. Protect them and bless them during this high pressured season of ministry and life. Like anyone else they must juggle home, family, and holiday events…and on top of that lead the church in accomplishing its mission and vision. I’m so proud of our team and how hard they work to impact people for JESUS. May you given them renewed strength and hope for what you are about to do in and through them this Christmas at The Dialogue Church! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Christmas Services at The Dialogue Church, Dates & Times:
Sunday, Dec.21st at 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12noon
Wednesday, Dec.23rd at 4:30pm & 6:00pm

For more info visit http://www.thedc.tv.

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The Hope Revolution, Pt.2

Prayer #2: Dear Father, we ask that you supernaturally bless and use every single piece of marketing, outreach, and invite power going out into our community for our 5 Christmas Services as we start this hope revolution. We pray for person and every family that gets one of our 15,000 mailers that they would be encouraged to come and find hope in Christ. We pray for every person who hears one of our radio ads that they would feel moved to visit our church for the first time. We pray for every person who sees one of our Facebook ads that they would click on it and want to check out our church for Christmas services. And most importantly we pray for our church family that is lovingly inviting their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members to celebrate Christmas at The Dialogue Church! Use our church to start a hope revolution in this city and beyond! In Jesus’ name, amen!

Christmas Services at The Dialogue Church, Dates & Times:
Sunday, Dec.21st at 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12noon
Wednesday, Dec.23rd at 4:30pm & 6:00pm

For more info visit http://www.thedc.tv.

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The Hope Revolution, Pt.1

The manger didn’t just give us a holiday, it gave us the God-Man, Jesus Christ. He is an unstoppable force of hope! He is the kind of hope that keeps growing until He overthrows everything that has been holding us back. He is the hope that sets the captives free, makes the lame to walk, and the blind to see! During this Christmas season, we are launching THE HOPE REVOLUTION!

And I’m inviting you to join us…to join the uprising of hope, as we take back this city and this region from the systems of defeat that surround us! It’s time we overthrow every thought and every action that is holding us back! It’s time we become hope revolutionaries, just like the Jesus!

For the next 12 days we will pray for this hope revolution to start in our hearts and to spread across New England and the nations!

Prayer #1: Father, may your hope fill us to overflowing. God, may we let go of the thoughts of defeat, shame, guilt and fear that are holding us back from your best. We believe that because Jesus was born, HOPE IS ALIVE! No matter what situation and scenario we may be facing, HOPE IS ALIVE! Today, we declare HOPE IS ALIVE in my heart! I’m not backing down from what you’ve called me to do. We as a movement of hope revolutionaries are not backing down from you’ve called us to do. WE ARE THE HOPE REVOLUTION! In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

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10 Easter 2014 Celebrations

Easter at The Dialogue Church was full of reasons to praise God for his faithfulness! Here are some of them:

1. 642 people in attendance! Record breaking in every way!

2. 32 precious souls invited Jesus Christ to be their Forgiver and Leader at The Dialogue Church! WOW! By far my favorite number!

3. Our staff worked endless hours leading the way! I love you guys deeply!

4. Our volunteers are the most hardcore followers of Jesus I know! Thank you for giving your best to Jesus!

5. So many friends and family who were invited to Easter are excited to come back this weekend!

6. I love, love, love hearing the stories of life change! Nothing better!

7. Our church’s faith has been stretched in ways that can’t be reversed! My vision has been enlarged in ways that can’t be shrunk! We aren’t the same church now that we were before Easter weekend! Glory to God!

8. This year’s SPECIAL EASTER OFFERING has been epic! Thank you church! So grateful for your generosity!

9. The best is yet to come! We are just getting started!

10. Jesus is STILL ALIVE!

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4 KEYS TO INVITING YOUR FRIENDS TO EASTER, Pt.5

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. (Romans 12:13 NLT)

#4. BE EAGER: READY TO HELP – PRACTICE HOSPITALITY

When you are having brand new guests over for dinner you make a big deal out of it. You pull out the best plates and glasses. You clean the house a bit. You make sure your under wear aren’t lying around on the kitchen floor. You tell the kids to be on the their best behavior. You bribe them with toys ;-)

And when your guests arrive at the front door and ring the door bell, you aren’t like what the heck are these people doing, I’m not getting up just to open the door, unreal. Hey, You don’t know how to open a door, seriously.

When you open the door, you aren’t like, “Oh its you. Well, come in I guess.” If they bring over a food item, you aren’t like, “that looks disgusting, keep that outside.” And you spouse is like, “oh honey no, don’t put it outside, the dog might try to eat it.” “You’re right, he might throw up if even looks at it.”

You are still in your underwear. “Hey guys, just clear off that couch over there, I’m going to watch a move in my bedroom” and you go an walk into another room to sit and watch tv by yourself. Your spouse calls out from the kitchen, “hey would you guys mind fixing yourselves a bowl of cereal, we didn’t have time to put anything together.”

YOU WOULDN’T DO THIS AT HOME TO FIRST TIME GUESTS AND YET THIS IS HOW WE ACT SOMETIMES AT CHURCH…like we are so inconvenienced by the presence of those who don’t know Jesus or are new to the church scene.

A CHURCH ON SUNDAY IS A LIKE A FAMILY HAVING GUESTS OVER. And we aren’t just serving up any old food, we are serving up the bread of life, samples of the Savior, the Lunch that lives for ever, the Meal that never dies! WE ARE LIKE A FAMILY EXPECTING GUESTS! And how do you act when guests come over your house?

WE BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL WELCOME IN OUR HOUSE! That’s what we want to do in God’s House, make people feel welcome!

Everything we do here at The Dialogue Church is with the first time guest in mind! We open doors for our guests, we clean the building, we make sure the restrooms smell nice, and we have adequate signage so people know where they are going. We need to provide more parking, so that’s not a hassle for our guests.

When my oldest daughter was about 2 years old she WOULD MAKE A BIG MESS WHENEVER SHE ATE. I’m talking mashed carrots in her hair, up her nose, in her ears! I swear she got more food outside of her mouth than actually in her mouth. But we loved her nonetheless! I don’t care how messy she gets, I love her and want to bless her!

THIS IS HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT YOU & ME AND EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON ON THE PLANET, regardless of their background.

And we are called to reach everybody, not just the people who have it all together!

CHURCH GETS MESSY WHEN YOU A REACHING PEOPLE FAR FROM GOD. CHURCH IS MESSY WHEN YOU BUILD A CHURCH THAT UNCHURCHED PEOPLE LIKE TO ATTEND.

When you are reaching people, they bring their messes with them. If you don’t want any messes in your church, then don’t reach any people and you’ll be fine. AND NOT EVERYBODY IS COMFORTABLE WITH THE MESS! Thank God Jesus is!

A REAL CHURCH IS MESSY BECAUSE A REAL CHURCH IS REACHING REAL PEOPLE. AND REAL PEOPLE ARE REALLY MESSY. If you don’t like messes then won’t like churches reaching people for Christ.

JESUS was ATTRACTED MESSY PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY WERE BLESSED BY HIM. DO PEOPLE FEEL BLESSED WHEN THEY ARE AROUND YOU? DO PEOPLE FEEL ENCOURAGED AND BUILT UP WHEN THEY ARE AROUND YOU? Or do they walk away feeling like a dump truck of negativity and disappointment was just unloaded on them? Do they feel like they need to go take a shower after you heaped guilt and condemnation on them?

When we are eager to help people in their times of need it’s opens up opportunities to share God’s love like never before! So pray, God open my eyes to the opportunities all around to help people who are far from you and to practice hospitality in God’s house!

Join us for Easter at The Dialogue Church! For more info visit www.thedc.tv/easter.

 

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