World-Changing OBEDIENCE

This week's message was the finale in the World-Changers series and it was my personal favorite.  It's a message I believe in very deeply and is at the fundamental core of who I am and why I do what I do.  And that message is this...


I don't know about you, but I want to be blessed by God.  And I believe God wants to bless me even more than I want to blessed.  So finding His blessing and finding His peace and finding His joy isn't a game of hide and seek.  And most of the time, I'd say He wants to give it to me even more than I want to receive it.

But the means by which that blessing will come is OBEDIENCE.  God gives us forks in the road every day and what we do at those forks will determine whether or not we find blessing.

World-Changing SPEAKING


That was the key thought in Part 3 of the World-Changers series at The Well.  The title of this week's message was "World-Changing Speaking" and the main idea is that if something is dear to our hearts, it must find its way to our lips.  If we truly believe that God has given us new life through His Son Jesus Christ and we value that gift as we should, then at some point in time, that belief must find its own out of my mouth for others to hear.

I know, I know, you'll say "I witness with my deeds" and "actions speak louder than words" - I've heard (and said) those same excuses.  But I invite you to take a look at the video above and see if you still feel that way after listening to the message.

World-Changing PRAYER

Week 2 of the World-Changers series and this week's topic is World-Changing Prayer.  The key thought for this week's message is this:  what you PRAY FOR reveals what you BELIEVE ABOUT God.

Pray for small things?  Then you probably believe in a small God.

Pray for selfish things?  Then you probably believe that God is here to serve you and make you happy.

Pray for nothing?  Then you probably believe that God doesn't really care.

Jesus didn't come back from the dead just for a celebration; He came back on a mission and with marching orders for us to continue that mission.  If we're serious about being World-Changers (like Jesus was and like His original followers were) and getting that mission done, it's going to need to start with our prayers.

World-Changing FAITH

"When Jesus came back from the dead, He didn't come for a celebration.  He came with marching orders."

One week removed from the Feast of the LORD's Resurrection and the question on everyone's mind is....NOW WHAT?  What next?  Back to life as normal?  Or was that whole Good Friday/Easter Sunday thing supposed to make a real difference in my life somehow?

I believe the answer is YES!  Absolutely, positively, 100% yes!  If you look back at the guys who lived through the Resurrection the first time, you'll see that this one event ushered in a whole new era of life.  The weak became strong, the timid became bold, and the doubts turned to faith!  The Resurrection did make a difference...A LIFE-CHANGING AND WORLD-CHANGING DIFFERENCE!

I believe the same is meant to be true today as well - for me and you.  Easter may be over and the food may be finished, but the marching orders are still in full effect.  Take a look at the video below and see for yourself what happens when we actually believe that that is true.