(Matthew 16:18 NIV) “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
… Where people find a relationship with God instead of religion and where living for God is no longer a duty, it’s a delight.
God doesn’t just want a habit, He wants our hearts.
(Matthew 15:8-9 NIV) “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”
(Romans 12:11 NIV) Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
(John 2:16-17 NLT) Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.”
Three Areas of PASSION
1. Passion for PRAYER.
(Matthew 21:13 NIV) “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”
(James 5:16 KJV) The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Make prayer our first response, not our last resort.
2. Passion for WORSHIP.
(Mark 12:30 NIV) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
(Romans 12:1 NIV) Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
(Hebrews 13:15 NIV) Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
We give God what He deserves, not what we feel.
3. Passion for PEOPLE.
(John 3:16 NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
(Acts 20:24 NLT) But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
A life not lived for others is a life not well lived.
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