A new day, a new beginning, a time to get excited, to pursue that which is exquisite, that which is everlasting, a JOY that cannot be extinguished by the economy or anything else! LIFE begins with wonder, but alas ~ wonder dies with all knowing. When we think that we know all there is to know about God, then any question ceases to enchant or engage the desire to grasp the light or to pursue it. Curiosity and longing die and fantasy fails us with finite description. All knowing terminates the mystery of God. Let us become childlike, let us wonder, let us imagine that we are connected to the divine, that we are in relationship with God, and that we are compelled to follow where He leads us.
Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink." John 7:37 -- We also KNOW that "He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to ALL who received Him, to those who believed in His NAME, He gave the RIGHT to become Children of God." John 1:10-13 Let us believe in the NAME OF JESUS as LORD and as His child ~ let us drink His wisdom and REJOICE as we gather together to hear PERSONALLY from the Holy Spirit! As we pursue more of Jesus, and trust the Holy Spirit to guide us, we bless the heart of God! LORD as we come to You to pray, we ASK for.... simply MORE OF YOU! - Anne Graham Lotz speaks to us for 45 minutes, then we simply open the ever thrilling living Word of God ~ and LISTEN to what the Spirit is saying. Join a group or start a group and be forever changed as you anticipate hearing from the Lord personally! In seven short weeks we will each develop a new HABIT of spending time alone with the Lord while we listen and hear a personal word from the Holy Spirit. This is a most exciting TIME and we can share the adventure of LIVING in HOT PURSUIT of God's voice and truth! Do you desire to pursue God's greatest treasure? To be known, to be connected with the Spirit of God? Do you desire to hear a personal word from God? Do you hope to have your heart set on fire with God's love? "They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching. They ate together with glad and sincere hearts." ~ "They devoted themselves to prayer." The Holy Spirit will guide us, inform us, teach us, and confirm in us incredible blessings from the Almighty as we pursue more of Jesus together. "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever --- the Spirit of truth." John 14:16 ~ "They devoted themselves to the breaking of bread." ACTS 2:42. We will share a communion on the 7th evening. Jesus prayed for us "I pray also for those who will believe in Me through this message, that ALL of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me." John 17:20 --- We trust Who Jesus is, because we are children of God who are aware that the indwelt Holy Spirit is a gift from God. "My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall NEVER PERISH; no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them to Me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of My Father's hand." John 10:27 WELCOME to Pursing More of Jesus with new friends in Christ! Let us fellowship with the Person of the Holy Spirit as He leads us DEEPER into God's living Word. Lord, soften our hearts that we may not resist You, but welcome what You have to say as we choose to obey.As we fish with the glowing bait of the Holy Spirit, our very lives will be the lure that catches the lost. As a bobber floats and survives the waves, we know we will not drown because He holds us, He protects us, with the Spirit of truth. Over nine weeks we will enjoy 6 short DVD messages from Anne and a rich time together in His Word. Discussing our collective insights of the book "PURSUING MORE OF JESUS" and our continuing personal study of the book of John --- we will get to know Jesus and each other. This magnificent ONGOING Christ Must pursuit will increase our JOY in 2011 and beyond! My prayer is that God will enlarge our hearts and faith in Jesus while He expands our understanding of how deep and wide His love is for US! Click purple link Resource - AnGeL Ministries - Anne Graham Lotz If you want MORE than what you now experience alone, if you hunger for MORE personal application of His living and active word, if you want to connect MORE frequently with others that share your obsession about intimacy with Jesus, then join Anne Graham Lotz in Pursuing MORE of Jesus. In this dynamic Bible study from John's Gospel, we will spend time in the upper room with the disciples, absorbing the rich depth of all that was on the mind and in the heart of Jesus as He shares intimately with us during the Last Supper. This is a guaranteed PAGE TURNER and LIFE CHANGER! If you are missing the Essential to a joyful, purpose-filled life, if your faith lost its fire...or even its value. If you are serving God but still struggle with applying His practical teachings to daily life -- If you are a good person, working hard, contributing to your community, yet find life is somehow incomplete and hollow at the core --Then join us and PURSUE MORE OF JESUS! Quench your restless spirit. Stop the nagging sense that there just has to be something more --- Anne has known this struggle too and obediently wrote this book for us.
WE become like that thing or the person in which we COMMITT to. Examining what we are committed to points us toward Jesus or away from Him. Ask others to join our 9 week committment to experience real life changes TOGETHER. We will savor the holy words of God and with the Holy Spirit in our midst --- during our devoted time with the Holy Spirit, Lord we ask that You open doors in our minds and heart as we: 1) Share HOW God blessed us in our time with Him 2) Party and celebrate as new friends in the family of Christ 3) Bring our giftedness to reach a need in our community 4) Share a communion ---giving God all the glory for what He accomplishes in us and through us. Each person who answers God's call to lead a small group. Contact Barbara Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org and pursue more of Jesus each day and receive encouragement and weekly handouts for your small group. LUKE 14:17 "Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’” Lord Jesus I thank You for the nourishment of Your Word and ask that You would provide the perfect Spanish speaking translator for this seven week HABIT forming study of Your Word. I also ask that You compel others to share this method in their homes. In advance I Thank You for Your perfect plan ~ AMEN