Abide in the Word

By Joseph Giunta John 8:31 "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;" One thing we must understand as apostolics, is that when God gives us revelation in the Word, He isn't doing so simply to give us an extra sermon thought. He is literally teaching us something every time He opens His word to our understanding. God reveals...

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Receive The Word

By Joseph Giunta 1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." Revelation is a gift from God. It is a treasure of the highest value. When God divinely opens our understanding...

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Hear The Word

By Joseph Giunta Romans 10:17: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." There he is. He is sitting on the couch after a long day's work, relaxing and catching up on his favorite team's scores. In the background there is some noise. It is definitely something, but... "well, someone else will take care of it. I'm tired," he says to himself. These "noises" grow louder as...

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Phase 1 – Consecration

Consecration is a "Beginning Process" Seeking Submitting Serving Sacrificing Suffering Consecration is a sort of “old fashioned” term. It is found most often in the Bible in the Old Testament in reference to items that are to be set apart as holy for the purposes of worshipping God. It is also used to describe the setting apart of the priests, who are to be consecrated to the Lord....

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Phase 2 – Revelation

Revelation is a "Learning Process" Hear The Word Receive The Word Abide In The Word Love The Word Speak The Word There is a book which we Christians call the book of life. It is a book with a “strange and wonderful power to lead men of every race and condition into a living relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.” When we read it with an open mind and heart, we discover that God has long...

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Phase 3 – Demonstration

Demonstration is an “Experiencing Process" Power In Prayer Power In Worship Power In Preaching Power In The Spirit Power In Fellowship The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Not through great public speaking, theological debate, or human charisma. Their strength was not in magnificent buildings and large sprawling campuses. They did not rely upon enlarging bank...

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Phase 4 – Evangelization

Evangelization is a “Going Process" Prayer Evangelism Personal Evangelism Lifestyle Evangelism Saturation Evangelism Missions Evangelism To evangelize means to proclaim the good news of the gospel of Christ. Paul says in Romans 1:14, “I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise.”  In like manner, today we are debtors to every non-Christian...

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Phase 5 – Transformation

Transformation is a “Maturing Process" Connected Members Committed Members Serving Members Leadership Members Legacy Members The character of Christ will produce the conduct of Christ. Perhaps this in part is the reason Paul proclaimed in Galatians 4:19,  “I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you."  We need the very nature of Christ to shape our character. The Word must...

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Phase 6 – Multiplication

Multiplication is a “Growing Process" Fruit Of  Your Heart Fruit Of  Your Lips Fruit Of  Your Hands Fruit Of  Your Feet Fruit Of  Your Mind "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." – (John 15:5) As disciples of Jesus, we are to Him as branches are to the vine. Bearing fruit is our...

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Phase 7 – Restoration

Restoration is a “Sustaining Process" New Look New Ideas New Leaders New Inspiration New View One of the definitions of renewal, the one that most applies to Christianity, is “the conversion of waste land into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation.” The “living waters” of the Holy Spirit convert the dry spiritual wastelands of our souls into fertile ground that produces...

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