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Sunday School - May 1, 2011

Affirmation: Wherever I go, and to wherever my influence extends, I bring the Kingdom of God into that place.

The great need of our time is for Christians to know what God has called them unto. - T. Austin-Sparks

When you lose anything to the locusts (Joel 2:25-26), you can still get it back. You can appropriate the promise that says everything the locust has eaten, God will restore. Then you can use your faith to start expecting it. Every time you speak of it, It will get closer. - Myles Munroe

"And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten....And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord , your God." (Joel 2:25-26)

Fasting reminds us that we are sustained "by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:A4). Food does not sustain us; God sustains us, In Christ, "All things hold together" (Col 1:17). Therefore, in experiences of fasting we are not so much abstaining from food as we are feasting on the word of God. Fasting is feasting! - Richard Foster

One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you, instantly, forever. - Luis Palau

Affirmation: When I come to rest in Him, He will then move through me, and I will actually find rest and refreshment as He does it.

The Holy Spirit does not draw us so we can hang up a "Do Not Disturb" sign and sit in our little comfort zone singing love songs to Jesus the rest of our lives. As fellow heirs with Christ, we are drawn into intimacy, then empowered in ministry to bring others into their destiny in Christ Jesus. - Mike Bickle

You can never pray the prayer of faith if you look at the person who is needing it. There is only one place to look and this is to Jesus. - Smith Wigglesworth

"Holy brethren, who share in a heavenly call, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession." Hebrews 3:1

We can never just cry to God. We must also act. Prayer always leads to entering the fray. The movement of prayer is from God to neighbor. - Charles Ringma

Worldliness is that which cools my affection toward God - John Wesley

Affirmation: I put on, as the elect of God, Holy, and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

If you knew the length, breadth, height, and depth of His perfect love for you, would you still remain anxious, stressed, and worried? - Joseph Prince

In witnessing we work against the Holy Spirit when we try to make everybody feel happy. - Charles Finney

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God."

- Luke 9:62

Paul allowed "crazy love" to rise up within his heart, which freed him from insecurity and fear of man. - Sean Smith

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. - St. Francis of Assisi


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Sunday School - April 24, 2011

Affirmation: I remember that when Jesus arose, I arose. When He came out of hell and defeated the enemy, I came out of hell and defeated the enemy. His victory is my victory because I am in Him.

The degree to which I will abide in Him will be determined by the degree to which I behold the power of His resurrection. - Chuck Pierce

Only he who allows himself to be found in Jesus Christ, in His incarnation, His cross, and His resurrection, is with God and God with him. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life."

- John 3:14,15

The serpent lifted up in the wilderness (Numbers 21:6) was the symbol of the judgement of God. The judgement and curse of God which rested upon the rebellious people were transferred to that serpent. It was transfixed to the cross, carrying the curse and the judgment of God upon itself for the people, and whosoever looked to the serpent was saved. - T- Austin-Sparks

Get free from everything that hinders your ability to hear, see, touch or walk with God. It's time to come forth in resurrection power! - B. Breathitt

Affirmation: I was created for glory. I am commissioned to be like Jesus, and He is glorious!

What's holding you back from being all that you can be in Christ Jesus? - Keith Miller

You have resurrection power attached to your prayer life! You can look to things that are absolutely dead and pray forth eternal LIFE! The same power in us is the same potency God demonstrated when He raised Jesus out of the grave. - Francis Frangipane

"His power at work in us who believe. This power in us is the same as the mighty strength which He used when He raised Christ form death...." - Ephesians 1:20

His resurrection opens a clear way for man to escape from that no-way-out life and that no-way-through life, into the fullness of Christ. - T. Austin-Sparks

When the Lord Jesus was on the cross, He had authority to come down if He so wished. By the same token, those who are crucified with the Lord can let their old man come down from the cross, if they so choose. - Watchman Nee

Affirmation: God has given me the spiritual capability to hear my call - to distinguish it from all other distracting sounds.

Our job is to align our hearts with the reality of the victory of the Cross so that we can see His purposes & redemption at work in us and around us. Bill Johnson

God creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work he does,the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. - Ephesians 2:10

Crucifixion of the will is not obliteration of the will. Crucifixion always has resurrection tied to it. - Richard Foster

Prayer is a form of crucifixion, of our fellowship with Christ's cross, of our giving up our flesh to the death. - Andrew Murray

Live in the world as if God and your soul only were in it; that your heart may be captive to no earthly thing. - John of The Cross













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Wednesday Night - "Walking In The Spirit" - April 20, 2011

Affirmation: The Kingdom of Heaven is in my neighborhood because I live there and the Kingdom of Heaven is in me.

I have purposed to try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger than my consciousness of God's presence. - Bill Johnson

When bad situations hit us and we allow the facts to settle in our hearts, we end up feeling greatly troubled. But when we let the truths of God's Word settle them all, we will sense the Holy Spirit bearing witness to the truths that we are believing. He is the Spirit of truth. He is not the Spirit of facts and does not bear witness to facts. - Joseph Prince

"When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come." - John 16:13

When the battle is over and the victory has been won, do not say, "Look at what I have done through the Lord," but rather kneel at the foot of the cross and say, "Is it not wonderful that His grace and His faith should be manifested in me!" - Don Milam

I can do little, yet I am resolved through the grace of Christ, I will never give over the work, so long as I have legs to go. - John Eliot

Affirmation: I claim and assert now my authority over poverty, pain, suffering, and trouble as a son of the King of the universe.

Like a brave soldier, who, as the conflict grows more stern, exhibits a superior courage than in the earlier stages of the battle; so does the praying Christian, when delay and denial face him, increase his earnest asking, and ceases not until prayer prevails. - E. M. Bounds

Before you get to the church service, you are supposed to be praising God. Even before you get into the car, you are supposed to have had your own private praise service so that when you get with the rest of God's family, you are ready to ascend into God's presence with everybody else. - Myles Munroe

"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." - Psalm 122:1

What an evangelism tool - imagine walking in such a deep flow of the Spirit of counsel that you receive words of knowledge for others. - Keith Miller

When His church is in a low state, and oppressed by her enemies, and cries to Him, He will swiftly fly to her relief, as birds fly at the cry of their young. - Jonathan Edwards

Affirmation: I put on the new man which is in the image of Christ who is bringing me to a full knowledge of himself.

A reason we may not pursue witnessing the Gospel to others is the fact that many of us want guaranteed results. Jesus never gave us such a guarantee. He never had one when He died on the cross. All that He is asking is that in obedience and love, we share the greatest news ever known. - Che Ahn

Your deepest aim should be to turn a deaf ear to self, while listening to God in silence. Say little and do much - without wondering if you have been noticed or not. - Francois Fenelon

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3

There is a way of ordering our mental life on more than one level at once. On one level we may be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, meeting all the demands of external affairs. But deep within, behind the scenes, at a profounder level, we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship, and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings. - Thomas Kelly

You must not think to go to heaven on a feather-bed if you will be Christ's disciples, you must take up His cross; and it will make you passionate. - Thomas Hooker




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Sunday School - April 17, 2011

Affirmation: I persist in prayer with God until the substance of God's Kingdom is not merely a doctrine but a functional reality in my life.

As you respond by faith to your calling, initially you might feel insecure,vulnerable,fearful, and weak. Most men of God in the Bible who responded to there respective calls initially felt the same way. - Dennis Cramer

"God has given to each man a liberal measure of faith." - Romans 12:3

God has given you potential. Unless you make demands on it, you will die with it. - Myles Munroe

Like Paul, we must resist people-pleasing. Once satan identifies this weakness in people, he uses it against them to keep them ineffective. - Sean Smith

Now let us do something beautiful for God. - Mother Teresa

Affirmation: I determine that I am going to seek manna from heaven the first thing every day. I am drawn to the One who is the true manna.

The more a pastor teaches and preaches on the gifts of the Spirit, the more they will come into manifestation. - Norvel Hayes

True faith is not altered by disappointment; it is strengthened. It will always turn the bitter waters of disappointment into the sweet waters of advancement (Ex. 15:26). When disappointment results in complaining the destroyer of our faith has been released and our vision will become clouded. - Rick Joyner

"The Lord showed Moses a tree, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet." - Exodus 15:25

Silence before the Word leads to right hearing and thus also to right speaking of the Word of God at the right time. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Prayer is an exercise of the spirit, as thought is of the mind. - Mary F. Smith

Affirmation: I am renewed in the spirit of my mind: and I put on the new man, which after God has created in righteousness and true holiness.

Leave the broken, irreversible past in God's hands, & step out into the invincible future with Him. - Oswald Chambers

Imagination often opens the door to faith. If God shows us a shattered marriage whole or a sick person well, it helps us to believe that it will be so. - Richard Foster

"My life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus"...- Acts 20:24


God is a dreamer and He is looking for people who will dream His dreams with Him. They think outside of man-made boxes and dare to forge ahead. - Bill Johnson

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but it's donation -- C. S. Lewis





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Sunday School - April 10, 2011

Affirmations: The Word dictates what is in my heart. God gave me vision so I would not have to live by what I see.


Having faith in God means having faith that God is always what He has been. Whatever He does once shows what He is like forever. - Reinhard Bonnke

Unless we enter into our eternal identities (our destiny), we will not become instruments for noble purposes. We will not be useful to God. - Shawn Bolz

"We are workers together with God." - 2 Corinthians 6:1

The inner sense of compassion is one of the clearest indications from the Lord that this is a prayer project for you. - Richard Foster

The man of prayer finds his happiness in continually creating, searching, being with Christ. - Roger of Taize

Affirmations: The Lord wants me to rooted in Him, not rooted in my idea about Him.


We are all involved. To each of us comes this call: "Come follow me! Ye shall be witnesses unto me!" Each Christian has a story worth telling, and an opportunity to approach another person in a unique way. - Ros Rinker

Rather than the cry for security, we need to hear more of the cry for revelation. This cry is necessary simply because we are safer in the realm of God's way with us than in being encumbered in the way of the world. - Charles Ringma

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." - Ephesians 1:17

The further we go in Christ, the simpler we become, and the clearer our focus that Jesus is all. - James Goll

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. - Albert Schweitzer

Affirmation: I thank God that he grants me according to the riches of His glory, that I am strengthened with might, by His Spirit, in my inner man.


When the worship leader or pastor steps up to a microphone and says, "It's time to pray," or "It's time to worship," we should know that in that moment the eternal law of sowing and reaping is activated. - Tommy Tenney

We are all anointed for the discipleship of new believers as we follow the Spirit's leading. - Patricia King

"It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

God does not see us in ourselves - He sees is in Christ. He does not see us, He sees Christ in us. If we really believed that, we would be delivered from ourselves and would indeed be triumphant Christians. - T. Austin-Sparks

All life is growth. This is especially true of the spiritual life. It continually grows. To stand still, to look back is death. - Herbert Slade


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Wednesday Night - "Walking In The Spirit" - April 6, 2011

Affirmation: I am not designed to drift - I am designed for destiny.

Do not let anyone tell you that God judges you for your sins and punishes you with cancer, car accidents, business failures or brokenness. God would be unjust if He punished the same sins twice - in Jesus' body and then in yours. - Joseph Prince

Our Eternal Lover lures us back regularly into His presence with anticipation and delight. We are glad to waste time with God, for we are pleased with the company. - Richard Foster

"My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God..." - Psalm 42:2

In the same way that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), fear comes by hearing, seeing, or imagining something contrary to God's Word. - Andrew Wommack

God begins His greatest work when the inner man is opened to Him. He touches us with His Spirit, and His touch sends out "flames" that we perceive in flickers of holy awe, wonder, overwhelming beauty. We come to want with all our heart to be made one with that flame - and the flame is Love. - John of the Cross

Affirmation: I realize that giving up false visions and developing ambition for my genuine vision is the path to true life.

Godly people are called to bold, daring, fear-overcoming, breathtaking and impossible actions in order to accomplish the vision God has given to them. - Barbara Yoder

Passion for Jesus is the fruit of recognizing His dedication to us. We will walk in a life of commitment to Him because He is committed to us. - Mike Bickle

If you believe much, you will receive much. If you believe nothing, you will receive nothing, and continue to listen only to the stories your empty imagination tells you. - Francois Fenelon

"God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into His favor and be reconciled to Him." - 2 Corinthians 5:18

Thanksgiving helps to establish our focus on Him so that our awareness shifts from earthly reality to heavenly reality - which we must do in order to release the strength of Heaven into our circumstances. - Bill Johnson

You will never be nearer to Christ than in caring for the one man, the one woman, the one child. - Arthur Ramsey

Affirmation: The Spirit shows me what I should pray for and makes intercession for me.

Don't make prayer a formula. Let it always be fresh, not mechanical. Let the Spirit lead you each time, how to pray and what to pray for. - Steve Sampson

Our praying needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails. - E. M. Bounds

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." - James 5:16

As soon as the Word of God enters, you can immediately distinguish between what is soulish and what is spiritual. There is a judgment within you that is sharper than any human judgment. - Watchman Nee

Lord, sanctify me so that Your Spirit might tabernacle with me and be honored in my life. Amen - William J. Seymour (June 1907)






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Sunday School - April 3, 2011

Affirmation: I realize that I am put here to do the will of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

We must be a burning and shining people who know where we are headed, fixing our eyes on our destiny, if we are going to awaken broken and disillusioned hearts! - Sean Feucht

When God give us less than we desire, it is not because He is teaching us poverty; He is teaching us thankfulness. - Francis Frangipane

You must develop an attitude where praise becomes your protection all the time as you bring God around you.Sometimes you are making melody to the Lord. Sometimes you may need to praise God in your mind. Whatever you are doing, you are just going through the whole day with God. - Myles Munroe

"I will praise thee forever...- Psalm 52:9

Silence is the simple stillness of the individual under the Word of God. We are silent after hearing the Word because the Word is still speaking and dwelling within us. We are silent at the beginning of the day because God should have the first word, and we are silent before going to sleep because the last word also belongs to God. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is love that causes us to rise up from spiritual sleep and open ourselves to God. Love is the call; and love is the transforming power. - John of the Cross

Affirmation: My assignment as a believer on earth is to destroy the works of the devil.

It generally takes about five exposures to the Gospel message before a person accepts Christ; this is most easily done in the context of a friendship. - Che Ahn

At times there seems to be a stone wall in front of us. Everything seems as black as midnight, and there is nothing left but confidence in God; fidelity and confidence to believe that He will not fail, indeed cannot fail. - Smith Wigglesworth

"He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." - Psalm 40:2

The heart of abiding faith "leans into God," anticipating His voice, looking for His next move. Like Jesus, we are to be able to say, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me." (John 4:34) - Bill Johnson

If I am to experience God's presence, I must engage in more definite and persevering prayer. - Andrew Murray

Affirmation: I mind the things of the spirit and do not walk after the flesh.

"A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening. - Soren Kierkegaard

Silence those negative voices. Forget the cutting remarks of relatives. Dismiss the crippling theories of misguided counselors. Rebuke your self-doubt and turn off the broken record of your past failures. Let God redefine you. He alone decides your true potential. - Mario Murillo

"Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. - 2 Corinthians 5:17

How different would most of us be if we just spent as much time cleaning up, beautifying, and feeding our heart as we did our body? Rick Joyner

Tomorrow God isn't going to ask: What did you dream, think, plan, or preach? -- He's going to ask -- What did you do? - Michel Quoist





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