Another orrrsome day
Today was a great day to be in Sydney at Hillsong 2007.
Joseph Prince was profound, and full of great ideas for messages, he emphasised grace, and it was SOLID teaching…..felt like he had placed some great truths in me….
Had another great coffee on the way in. They are letting us take our coffee into the auditorium this year, which is really good.
Have bought the new cd, and the songs seem deeper this year, I think I might have already said that. Couple written by Brooke Fraser, which are very Stuart Townend like, both in style and language….Most of the songs seem to be written by the younger crew, perhaps a signal of a change in generations perhaps?
Tired, but full, its great to be here.
Wednesday 1st Session Joseph Prince
17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.
1st miracle turned water to blood
2nd miracle turned water to wine
5 It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
6 He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.
7 The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away.
8 Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?
9 If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God!
People are sinning without license
It does not take the Holy Spirit to understand law
Grace is not natural
How come people don’t accuse us of having too much grace?
If you remove the law from the church does the church become lawless?
God is not after behavior modification but heart transplant
Law is holy, righteous, but it cannot make you holy
We should not be fighting to put 10 commandments in schools, but John 3:16
Grace will always beat the law, Jesus overcomes sin, He is not overcome by it.
Law of sin & death is more powerful than self will
Self control is a fruit of the Spirit and manifested by grace
Luke 18 “what must I do?” Obey all the laws!
Luke 19 “I am coming to your house ” Jesus gave grace and Zaccheus gave everything away, freely
When the Israelites mumured, they died.
3000 died, at Mnt Sinai Law
3000 came to life at Pentecost Grace
Centurian & woman both had great faith, why? They were both Gentiles & not under the Law!
Wednesday 2nd Session Louie Giglio
Is our legacy that we are consumers ? Or is our worship that we take the gospel to the world
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to His name.
Come through “The Door” before you come through the door, you will be ready to worship
I don’t need a band or a style to start praising God
The worship movement is a juggernaut, but we walk away unchanged
God is looking for a church full of consumee’s, not consumers
16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
Caring for the poor, this is what makes God happy.
God, what do You want?
All will see, how great is our God!
Worship is God focused , comprehensive (brings people to God)
Pastor led worship – The Pastor will lead, & the church will only go as far as the church – but there will be no preaching in heaven
Gifted to proclaim but created to worship
Short term communicator, Long term worshipper
Wednesday 3rd Session Ed Young
Cancel things in your church all the time
What am I going to copy?
Take someone’s stuff to a whole new level
Speak to the thirds….
High chair – “I” chair
1st Chair – Hell bound
2nd – Saints
3rd – Fresh
4th Ride Theta identified – relaxed state
5th plan with a team, you will limit your creativity
Fresh, confidence, critique, training ground for new leaders/teachers
Always answer the
Tension create & tension
How do I pull this off, unpredictably
How is it different ?
Make it your style ?
Is it your stuff, is it your passion ?
Don’t take stuff without changing it!
Grow by strategic subtraction
Hire Yes people
Don’t read the negative crap, it will break you down
Don’t lie about the numbers
Who are we reaching ?
Where are you putting your money?
Value your staff and pay them well
Wednesday 4th Session Donna Crouch
Donna explained what welfare, crisis, counseling, prison chaplain, refuge work, relief work Hillsong Church is involved in….
People don’t need us to take advantage of their needs
They give out beds to Sudanese Refugees in Blackburn “its not a sermon, its just a bed”
Go in every Thursday & Saturday, clean up areas
Hillsong uses a lot of Careforce material and offers these courses free of charge, its easier to just meet the need, than prevent it, but there is less visible reward for this
They believe everyone is poor in some area, spirit , financial, relationships etc, and they want the church to help in all these areas. They want Hillsong to be famous for its welfare and social areas, not so much its music.
Wednesday Night Session Jentzen Franklin
Romans 13:11 This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
12 The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
We are in a transfer zone
If the transfer is not made successfully then the runner is disqualified
If we don’t transfer the Gospel …..
The older you get, the more open you have to be, but in fact, it is natural to be closed to changes
We must be vision driven, not memory driven
We are in a Kairos time, a time of opportunity
3 stages of life
1st stage Growth
Don’t let the drifting get to you
There is always a space between the now and the next. How the next treats the now, will determines how the next is treated when it is the now
Colossians 1:15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
Christ is the ICON of the Church
Illustration Jeans can be passed down
Holy, dirty, blue Jeans