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Core Staff Meeting 072510 : 20 Elements of Revival

In Manitou Springs we removed the word ‘church’ to emphasize the drastic change to our system. That was hard. Now, in Detroit, we’re keeping the word ‘church’ to
emphasize that the drastic change is to the church. This is harder. There is an expectation of how we as American people are to experience church that we must see
changed.
The Element The Scripture The Call The Challenge or Threat
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1: Agreement Acts 2:1 (ESV) When the day To be responsive to apostolic There’s an anti-leader movement in the church
of Pentecost arrived, they strategic instruction Agreement is rarely strong enough to take people beyond
were all together in one place. Agreement must be personal desire into the inconvenient
intentional vs. intuitive People tend to respond to excitement, but resist what costs
People embrace fellowship but balk at call to agreement
Money changers principle
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2: An Extreme Acts 2:1 (ESV) When the day Establishment of 24/7 church Cares of life
Devotion to Time of Pentecost arrived, they Raise the bar of commitment Spirit of distraction
were all together in one place. To the consecrated life Lack of hunger
A culture that affirms diminishing commitment
Misunderstanding of the purpose of the church (to supplement
life vs. a call to extravagant mission)
“I don’t need to attend church that much” vs. “The extreme
mission of the church requires you to attend that much”
We must equip with an expected return in mind
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3: A Spirit Filled Acts 2:2-3 (ESV) And Functioning in a way that results in Avoiding the trap of assuming that this element alone is the
Environment suddenly there came from the Holy Spirit moving in power means and the end goal
heaven a sound like a mighty Becoming seeker sensitive vs. Holy Spirit sensitive
rushing wind, and it filled the Misunderstanding the purpose of the church (house of prayer vs.
entire house where they were house of other stuff)
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sitting. And divided tongues Not doing what’s necessary to maintain Holy Spirit freedom
as of fire appeared to them
and rested on each one of
them.

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4: Everybody Acts 2:4 (ESV) And they were Ensuring a primary strategy is drawing Satisfaction with other focuses (teaching, small groups, etc.) with
Filled with the all filled with the Holy Spirit people into the fire of the Holy Spirit a diminished emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit and began to speak in other Insufficient time to devote to leading people into this encounter
tongues as the Spirit gave
them utterance.
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5: International Acts 2:5 (ESV) Now there Participating in a reformed church Focusing on what the system will give me vs. what my
Responsibility were dwelling in Jerusalem structure that will result in revival; participation can do to impact nations
Jews, devout men from every not only in our city but in cities and Misunderstanding the call of the church to be a house of prayer
nation under heaven. nations around the world for all nations
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6: It’s Different Acts 2:6 (ESV) And at this To communicate in a way they Incorrectly believing that we must discover ‘relevance’ and catch up to the
than the Norm sound the multitude came understand the call to a radically normality of our culture vs. communicating at their level the call to
together, and they were different way of life discover biblical normalcy
bewildered, because each one
was hearing them speak in his
own language.
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7. A Declaration Acts 2:11 (ESV) both Jews To proclaim boldly what God has Focusing too much on programs or having little to offer people
of God’s Word and proselytes, Cretans and done in our midst who encounter our ministry
Arabians—we hear them Has our lifestyle and the Acts 2/20 Elements Strategy up to this
telling in our own tongues the point resulted in mighty works of God?
mighty works of God.”
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8. Some Marvel, Acts 2:12-13 (ESV) And all Exhibiting such an extreme life with a Trying not to rock the boat and keep people happy.
Some Mock were amazed and perplexed, strong prophetic unction and Toning down the atmosphere out of respect of those less hungry
saying to one another, “What powerful manifestations of God’s Refusing to risk loss of people
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does this mean?” But others power that people react.
mocking said, “They are filled
with new wine.”
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9. Explaining the Acts 2:15-16 (ESV) For these Having such a powerful move of God Functioning in ministry that is not a result of Holy Spirit infusion
Holy Spirit people are not drunk, as you that our teaching is about what God is
suppose, since it is only the doing vs. teaching about what God
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third hour of the day. But can do
this is what was uttered
through the prophet Joel:
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10: Prophecy, Acts 2:17-18 (ESV) “ ‘And in The church must be birthed Quenching the Spirit
Dreams and the last days it shall be, God supernaturally Despising prophecy
Visions declares, that I will pour out The first sermon that was
my Spirit on all flesh, and your preached in the church was Not stewarding prophecy
sons and your daughters shall on the supernatural reality of De-emphasizing the supernatural in fear that it will alienate a
prophesy, and your young prophecy, dreams and large portion of the church
men shall see visions, and visions
your old men shall dream
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dreams; even on my male
servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out
my Spirit, and they shall
prophesy.
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11: The Acts 2:21 (ESV) And it shall
Preaching of come to pass that everyone
Salvation who calls upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.’
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12: Repentance Acts 2:38 (ESV) And Peter
said to them, “Repent and be
baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ for
the forgiveness of your sins,
and you will receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit.
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13: Holy Spirit Acts 2:38 (ESV) And Peter
and Power said to them, “Repent and be
Encounters baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ for
the forgiveness of your sins,
and you will receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit.
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14: Growth Acts 2:42 (ESV) And they
devoted themselves to the
apostles’ teaching and the
fellowship, to the breaking of
bread and the prayers.
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15: Fellowship Acts 2:42 (ESV) And they
devoted themselves to the
apostles’ teaching and the
fellowship, to the breaking of
bread and the prayers.
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16: Prayer Acts 2:42 (ESV) And they
devoted themselves to the
apostles’ teaching and the
fellowship, to the breaking of
bread and the prayers.
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17: Fear of God Acts 2:43 (ESV) And awe
came upon every soul, and
many wonders and signs were
being done through the
apostles.
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18: Signs and Acts 2:43 (ESV) And awe
Wonders came upon every soul, and
many wonders and signs were
being done through the
apostles.
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19: All Things in Acts 2:44 (ESV) And all who
Common believed were together and
had all things in common.
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20: Daily Acts 2:46 (ESV) And day by
Participation day, attending the temple
Corporately together and breaking bread
in their homes, they received
their food with glad and
generous hearts…