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Sunday School - January 29, 2012

Affirmation:

I am completely determined and committed to keep pushing ahead and to never let go until I've accomplished my God-given mission!

Your calling will dictate your future more than you can possibly imagine. Why? Your future is not yours. It belongs solely to God. - Dennis Cramer

The Old Covenant was a system of judgment and death, of the closed Heaven. But Jesus says: 'You shall see the Heaven opened, and a way between Heaven and earth, between God and man, made clear. I am that way. I will open Heaven by My own blood.' - T. Austin-Sparks

"Then He added, 'In truth, in very truth I tell you all, you shall see heaven wide open.....'" - John 1:51

God possesses all power, but He has chose to limit Himself to operating within the boundaries He set for the created world. - Tommy Tenney

Many good, well-meaning and sincere believers today are defeated by their lack of knowledge of the new covenant and all the benefits that Jesus has purchased for them at the cross. - Joseph Prince

Affirmation:

I am confident that His presence in my life is getting stronger.

We meet people everywhere. Our business is to turn them from being forgetful of God, from being devoid of faith, from being prayerless, so that they become people who habitually pray, who believe in God, remember Him and do his will. - E. M. Bounds

Whenever we share a testimony of what the power of Jesus has done -- any miracle, healing, salvation account -- the Spirit of prophecy is loosed over the people who are hearing it. This means the Spirit of God is actively moving on them to create faith. - Che Ahn

"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." - Revelation 19:10

 

When the Word becomes as a burning fire in your heart and bones your focus will be on harvest and it won't be denied you. Because freely you have received the Word and freely you give of the powerful Word of the Lord. - Keith Miller

When we find ourselves engaged in Him, abiding in Him, we should also be awakened to His heart's desires. In His presence He pours out vision -- purposed with and accompanying hope that is fulfilling to our lives. - John Belt

Affirmation:

He is preparing to move me upward into a more glorious phase in my life. I am going from glory to glory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A believer who is ignorant of what belongs to him according to God's Word is a believer who is walking unprotected and unarmed in life's war. - Marcus Bishop

God created you to rule over all the earth and everything the creeps in it. Thus, if the earth in any way is dominating you, you are malfunctioning. - Myles Munroe

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth...." - Genesis 1:26

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

Lord, I desire Your spiritual gifts so that the body of Christ may be edified through me. Amen. - William J. Seymour (January 1907)

 

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Sunday School - January 22, 2012

Affirmation: God is asking me to bring Him His Word, to plead my covenant rights. I do not pray to God in ignorance but as a partner in His purposes.

You were created to serve God. You were placed on this planet for a special assignment. (Ephesians 2:10) Rick Warren

Spend time in prayer so that you can get your spirit in shape. You were made to worship God. Jarius was a man who was desperate to worship God, and he was willing to fall on his face and worship God, even though a crowd of people were standing around, He wasn't ashamed. - Norvel Hayes

"And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him (Jesus), he fell at his feet." - Mark 5:22

If we are concerned about what people think in an attempt to gain their approval (or honor), we will never take a stand in faith for anything that might be criticized. - Andrew Wommack

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart. - John Bunyan

Affirmation: The Holy Spirit works mightily in me, giving me all the power I need to resist every assault the devil tries to bring against me.

A man, while thoroughly grounded in the letter of scripture, must remain just as empty of the reality of the gospel, unless he knows in his own experience the immediate inspiration and quickening power of the Holy Spirit. - William Law

The fear of the Lord manifested in the spirit of a person will always produce meekness, which is simply the willingness to be molded into the image of Christ. It is characterized in gentleness of spirit and mildness of disposition. - Paul Keith Davis

"Blessed are the meek (gentle, mild), for they shall inherit the earth." - Matthew 5:5

The inward journey of proceeding into His presence and the quietness of the soul in waiting before Him are not complete unless they result in the outward journey to carry the fire of His love to people who are shivering in the dark. - Andrew Murray

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

 

Affirmation: I confess that I walk in forgiveness! Offense, bitterness, strife, and unforgiveness have no place in my life. I am full of mercy, longsuffering, and slow to anger.

Many people have joined a church and even prayed a prayer. Some have been baptized, ordained, even confirmed, but were never born again. The Bible says the reason this occurs is that satan has veiled the mind. - Alice Smith

"And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God." - 2 Corinthians 4:3,4

There is indeed a holy radiance surrounding a true Spirit-filled Christian. But when you harbor sin, "your light" becomes "darkness". The devil can traffic in any area of darkness, even the darkness that still exists in a Christian's heart. - Francis Frangipane

"So be very careful that your light never becomes darkness." - Luke 11:35

Let your soul relax and let the Spirit of God find vent. Oh, you have the capacity to love. All the action of the Spirit of God has its secret there -- He gives our soul the sense of that tenderness that was in Jesus. - John Lake

 

 

 

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Sunday School - January 15, 2012

Affirmation: I have the exact Word I need for every situation - a specific, quickened word from the scriptures. Because this Rhema from God is in my heart, I have real sword power to use against the enemy!

It is very possible that your first message from Jesus will not be words but an urgency you feel. You are starting to care about something beyond your own life. You are being influenced by the yearnings of God. He is depositing in you His grief and His love so you can respond to a specific need. - Mario Murillo

Your spirit does not feel in the same way that the emotions feel. That which goes on inside the spirit is not outwardly perceptible as are those things which go on in the more outward portion of your being. - Michael Molinos

 

"We all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image." - 2 Corinthians 3:18

The severest discipline of a Christian's life is to learn how to keep "beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord." - Oswald Chambers

 

You cant just dream.You must DO. "It's not enough to stare up the steps, you must step up the stairs." - Vance Havner

 

Affirmation: I confess that I have taken my place in God's plan. It will take unbelievable strength and energy to move that vision from the realm of dreams to the realm of reality. Because of the Holy Spirit in me, I have the strength.

God intends each soul touched by Pentecost to be a live wire - not a monument, but a movement. - Smith Wigglesworth

 

The gospel can be preached by an archbishop in a cathedral or by a converted drug dealer in a tent. The gospel itself is the greatness, the power, the majesty and the wonder of God on any occasion. - Reinhard Bonnke

Paul said his objective was "by all means to save some" -- 1 Corinthians 9:22

 

True faith walks and believes in what Jesus has already accomplished and will not be discouraged by the appearances of the temporary realm. - Rick Joyner

We cannot afford to have a moment in our lives when circumstances distract us from tending the fire of His presence in our heart. - Bill Johnson

 

Affirmation: I confess that in Jesus Christ I am fully empowered to enforce Satan's defeat.

Where self or the natural man is become great in religious learning, the more firmly will he be fixed in the religion of proving himself to be right, rather than in surrendering to the will of God. - William Law

 

Have you been impoverishing the ministry of Jesus so that He cannot do anything? - Oswald Chambers

"How can you give me "living water?" - John 4:11

 

Holiness is not "Clean yourself up then come to Jesus" but rather "Come to Jesus just as you are then He will clean you up." - Rick Warren

Flow out of me, Oh, well, with living water from the river of God. Amen - William J. Seymour (November 1906)

 

 

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Sunday School - January 8, 2012

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.

If you only knew what you had, your bodies would scarcely be able to contain it. That God shall so bring us into divine attractiveness by His almightiness that the whole of our bodes shall wake up to resurrection force, to the divine, inward flow of eternal power coursing through the human frame. - Smith Wigglesworth

Why did God create you? What is your purpose here on earth? God knew your calling before the foundations of the earth. It is not His intention to keep that calling a secret from you and watch you flounder through life -- He is willing to answer if you will draw apart and hear what He is saying. - Chuck Pierce

"....before you were born I consecrated you" - Jeremiah 1:5

The awareness of deep personal need is the setting where extraordinary faith grows. When there is no awareness of need, the opportunity to respond to God remains out of reach. - Bill Johnson

Do we really think we can experience integration of heart and mind and spirit with an erratic prayer life? - Richard Foster

Affirmation: I refuse to relinquish any of my God-promised territory! My faith is tough, resistant, persistent, obstinate, and stubborn.

Moving into a faith and miracle-filled life means seizing your dreams. You can seize your dreams by thanking God for answers that are coming to you, even when appearances seem to say otherwise. God is looking for people who will have the faith to believe in what's not happening now. He wants us to have ridiculous faith to believe that He can provide for what we can't see. - Steve Munsey

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1

If Christians were rightly informed of who they are and what they have in Christ, holiness would just naturally flow out of them. It's their nature. - Andrew Wommack

What is meant by resurrection? It means the natural has passed away and the supernatural has come. - Watchman Nee

Affirmation: Nothing that I seek is as satisfying to my soul, no other answer as beneficial, as seeing Christ with the eyes and understanding of my inner man.

God loves to start God-sized projects using "human zeros." From His viewpoint they represent pregnant emptiness and untapped potential waiting for divine touch. - Tommy Tenney

It is often impossible to distinguish professing Christians from the rankest unbelievers, until they once again unite to sing of their love and devotion to Jesus. - William Law

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

 

- Matthew 6:21

As His glory fills us, we act as conduits of the substance of Heaven influencing other believers and setting an example for the world. - John Belt

Start with small amounts of time talking with Jesus. As you get to know Him, you will want to be with Him more and more. - Alice Smith

 

 

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Sunday School - January 1, 2012

Affirmation: That same Power that raised Jesus from the dead, enables me to rise out of my adverse circumstances and step into the purposes of God for my life.

Get ready to go to a new level of walking more deeply with Him. Spirit to spirit, deep to deep, and let Him refresh you now with His rain knowing that He who made and formed you will establish you in your destiny and calling! -- Keith Miller

As we lay down our own plans and yield completely to Him day by day, the Scriptures promise that we will receive power from on high to be witnesses "to the end of the earth." - Steve Munsey

This is what our hope longs for eternally - to be fully united with Jesus. - Shawn Bolz

The letter of the Law leads to the death of the soul; the Spirit of God alone can give life to the soul." - 2 Corinthians 3:6

I resolved that I would succeed better this year with filling every minute full of the thought of God than I succeeded last year. - Frank Laubach

Affirmation: As I speak the Word to my spirit, I am strengthened and encouraged by God.


A friend grows in favor by embracing a life of obedience, motivated by passion for Him and Him alone. - Bill Johnson

Knowing how He views us in Christ will strengthen the inner man and demolish satan's strongholds. - Mike Bickle

For the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. - 2 Corinthians 10:4

It was not the ministry that made life worthwhile. It was my journey of watching the faithfulness of God all my days. - Corrie ten Boom

If you do not know that life is war, you will not know what prayer is for. In the Christian life, life is war, a spiritual battle that happens to us from the day we are born to the day we die. - John Piper

Affirmation: As I take one step beyond my own limits, God will give me victory and success as I tap into his mighty power.

Let us never stop praying what has become one of the great prophetic prayers of our times -- MORE LORD! - Rick Joyner

Whatever our concern with the fabric of moral life and the issues of society, the call of Christ to preach the gospel to all creatures must still be our ultimate objective. - Reinhard Bonnke

"....Until Christ be formed in you." - Galatians 4:19

All Christians, without exception, have roles that parallel most of the gifts. For example, not all Christians have the gift of an evangelist, but all have the role of being witnesses for Christ and leading people to the Lord. - Peter Wagner

Settle yourself in solitude and you will come upon Him in yourself. - Teresa of Avila

 

 

 

 

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