A Strategy To Win Our City

Pastor Mike Hendon

• There is no victory without a strategy • There are two types of strategy:
– 1. Ground Gaining – 2.Maintaining

• It is not an either/or option—it is a BALANCE of both. • Numbers 13 tell a story of how God SENT 12 spies into the land for an important task. • To find out HOW not IF! It’s ok to ask HOW but not IF! i.e. Mary when angel tells her about giving birth to a Son

• We have to become a people who know what God has said… • Believe what He has said… • Do what He has said…. • Find out how…

• We need to take strategic ground in our personal lives.
– Discipleship – Marriage – Finances – Ministry

• SO Next Wednesday we begin 3 of the 4 classes. In 3 weeks the 4th class starts. • These are not “options” for you to pick and choose, they are mandates that while you can start where you like, you understand that you must be whole in all of these areas to be an able, fruitful child of God.

• There is another realm here I want to introduce to you. • It focuses on the word INTEGRATION
– “to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole” – “to unite with something else, to blend into a functioning whole”

• There is no wholeness without being unified and there is no unity without wholeness. • “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are” Jn.17:11

• Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.Jn.17:20-21

• Was Jesus unconcerned about the world? • Not at all, but the world will only be reached in the context of the churches wholeness. • The churches wholeness I believe is relational • It is in the context of interpersonal relationships • We are launching homogenous groups to solidify our relationships.

• Your PARTICIPATION is essential and critical to our strategy to take our city. • In this context your life will be changed but many LIVES will also be changed THROUGH this ministry • CITY GROUPS HERE WE COME!

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