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Sunday School - April 1, 2012

Affirmation: I know the miracle of resurrection is for me -- That same power that raised Jesus from the dead enables me to rise out of my adverse circumstances and step into the purpose of God for my life.

Since the moment we first came to Christ, there has been an updraft of the Holy Spirit, a constant drawing from God lifting us upward toward the fullness of His Presence. Lets surrender to this wind of God and allow Him to carry us into our holy future (our destiny). - Francis Frangipane

The disciples did not just pray and sit around waiting for God to enter the "playing field" to convert the world on His own. They went out into the world so that the Holy Spirit might go into the World. - Reinhard Bonnke

"The Lord worked with them." - Mark 16:20

Prayer, Bible study, and fasting are ways of refocusing our mind's attention away from the voice of this world and back to the voice of our Shepherd who is constantly communicating with our spirits. If we fail to renew our minds, we can live our entire time on earth without experiencing the abundant life that Jesus provided for us. - Andrew Wommack

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: Since God rules in my heart and Jesus is Lord of my life, the Kingdom of God continually flows out of me and takes control over the things coming against me.

The best warfare to engage in against the devil is to magnify the Lord Jesus in your life. The Bible declares, "Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered..." Psalm 68:1 - Joseph Prince

Worship is the spiritual equivalent of the power of magnification. When you begin to worship, you ascend to join the Object of your adoration. If you are soaring in His presence, then you are looking down on your problems. - Tommy Tenney

"Oh, magnify the Lord with me." - Psalm 34:3

If we would pray more for others, promote what God is doing though others rather than ourselves, then the Lord would begin to promote us. - Rick Joyner

If you expect a glass of water from God, He will provide it for you! If you expect a healing from God, He will provide it for you. - Norvel Hayes

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

Set aside the things of time, and seek those of eternity; for what are the things of time but deceits? And how can any creature help you. - Thomas a Kempis

Times of difficulty give us an opportunity we don't have otherwise, and that is the opportunity to demonstrate sacrificial love to Him by ministering to him instead of attending to our pressing needs. This is what makes strengthening yourself in the Lord completely opposed to self-sufficiency. - Bill Johnson

"Strengthen me according to thy word...I have chosen the way of faithfulness." - Psalm 119:28,30

Guard your eyes, since they are the windows through which sin enters into the soul. Never look curiously on those things which are contrary to modesty, even slightly. - John Bosco

Go for souls, and go for the worst. - William Booth








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Sunday School - March 25, 2012

Affirmation: As I seek Him, I pass through my knowledge into an encounter with the Almighty.


A true Christian is one who has encountered the Person of Jesus Christ and has been changed. - Wendell Smith

It is so easy for us to get involved in our other Christian experiences -- our praying and Bible study, our witnessing, our singing -- and miss the whole point of the entire thing! The Lord wants us to be with Him and behold His glory. - Jerry Coulter

"He who loves Me.....I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

- John 14:21

He promised that they would see Him again. This is clearly not merely a promise that they would see Him in heaven, because that was a given. Jesus has given us these promises explicitly that we might seek Him with abandon, confident that He will be found by those who love Him and seek Him with all their hearts. - Bill Johnson

The Lord is not impressed with how long we have known Him, how many times we have read the Bible, or by how much we pray -- what matters to Him is if we are abiding in His Son. - Rick Joyner

Affirmation: I am to ascend Higher to the dwelling place of love that floods my being with Himself.


God is going to plant His purpose for your life in the epicenter of your heart and it will fuel new exploits in your life. - Sean Smith

The way we tap into the source of inner life, peace, strength, and confidence is by learning to quiet ourselves and wait on the Lord. - James Goll

"In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." - Isaiah 30:15

Jesus will always go with you when you apply the Scriptures. He will begin to manifest Himself through you because He will be taking those words you speak from your spirit in line with the Scriptures to God. - Norvel Hayes

Paul did not say that God separated him to show what a wonderful man He could make of him, but "to reveal His Son in me." - Oswald Chambers

Affirmation: When the Word of God is abiding in me it works on me first before it works on my circumstances, "separating" my spirit, my soul (mind, will, and emotions), and my body - getting my spirit into a position where I can hear God without the influence of my soul or body.


God wants to do something in our lives that gives Him glory. Do not limit yourself to your natural ability. The Spirit of wisdom is for every believer. - Keith Miller

Trust in the person of God must precede trust in the Word of God. Trust grows nowhere so readily and richly as in the prayer chamber. - E. M. Bounds

One can be so proud of his doctrinal soundness that the Holy Spirit cannot convict him of the unsoundness of his life. - William Law

"Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself." - Philippians 2:5

Make your one aim in life the doing of the will of Jesus in every circumstance, however unimportant or trifling it may seem. - Ignatii Brianchaninov






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A New Mantle

2 Kings 2:8,9,13,14 - Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground. And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you? Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."........He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.

The word "mantle" means, "That which is thrown on or around--a physical covering." An actual mantle, cloak or robe, is an article of clothing. It is typically large and loose-fitting. This long outer garment was in all probability the mantle worn by Elijah and then Elisha.

Today, God wants to "throw" on us, and "throw" around us, a new, more complete spiritual mantle! It is time that we do what Elisha did. It's time to ask and receive our new mantle.

Our new mantle is all-inclusive -- it contains everything we need to walk in the full power, gifting and authority of God for our life. Our mantle represents our spiritual DNA -- who we really are and who we are to become. It contains all the spiritual resources necessary for us to walk out the will of God.

Our new mantle must be activated -- Elisha immediately used his new mantle to "smote (strike) the waters."

Questions to Ask Myself

1. Am I ready to step out into a new and more powerful anointing from God than what I am experienceing today?

2. Do I have the courage to ask God for a new mantle (anointing) -- believing that I have received it and am ready to act on it immediately?


Thank you God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for giving me a new spiritual mantle (anointing) complete with all the power, gifting, and authority available to me to advance your kingdom.

In Jesus name,







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Winning Souls For Jesus

(Ask the following questions to an unsaved person you are seeking to lead to the Lord)

Do you have any kind of spiritual beliefs?

To you, who is Jesus Christ?

Do you believe there is a heaven and a hell?

If you died right now, where would you go? If heaven, why?

If what you believe were not true, would you want to know it?

(Have your man read the following out loud. Note if they dont get it right, just ask them to read it again.)

Romans 3:23

23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "everyone has sinned"

Romans 6:23

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "The result of sin is death, but God gives life through His Son". Point out that there is no "s" at the end of the word "sin". God says one sin will send me to hell, "death" often refers to hell in the bible. "Through" reminds us that becoming a Christian means you have to be in relationship with Jesus Christ, not in a religion.

John 3:3

(Why did Jesus come to die?) You are looking for an answer like "He came to die for sin".

John 14:6

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "There is no other way to be with God except through Jesus".

Romans 10:9-11

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "If I believe God raised Jesus from the dead, I can be saved.

2 Corinthians 5:15

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "We should live for Christ"

Revelation 3:20

(What does this say to you?) You are looking for an answer like "If I ask Jesus to come into my life, he will!"

Ask the following:

Are you a sinner?

Do you want forgiveness of sins?

Do you believe Jesus died on the cross for you and rose again?

Are you willing to surrender your life to Jesus?

Are you ready to invite Jesus into your life and into your heart?

Now lead him in the Prayer of Salvation:

God, I confess that I have lived mostly for myself,

even the best parts of my life fall short of your glory.

I have sinned more times and in more ways than I

can count, there is nothing I can do to save myself

from the eternal death that I deserve. Thank you so

much for loving me enough to send Jesus, your only

son, to die on the cross for my sins. It should have

been me hanging there, but He took my place that I

could be freely forgiven. Please forgive all my sins,

Father. I do not want to live for myself anymore. For

the rest of my days I want to live for the Lord Jesus

Christ. And I want the presence of your Holy Spirit

in my life.








20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Sunday School - March 18, 2012

Affirmation: God causes good things to be brought forth in my life because I speak faith in the Word.

You know there are things you are doing now that are temporary. You are doing them only until you find the thing God wants you to do, the real work you were meant to do. When the fire reaches your core, you will trash all the vestiges of harmless, powerless living. - Mario Murillo

Your pursuit is the thing that attracts Heaven to bring you into your destiny. - Bill Johnson

God will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other Christians - Hebrews 6:10

What influences me most -- God's Word or what others say? - Myles Munroe

Make every effort to shift your affections from the things that you can see to the the things you cannot see. - Thomas a Kempis

Affirmation: Faith takes hold of an invisible reality and makes it actual. My faith connects what God has made available to the circumstances at hand.

Faith is stronger than belief. To believe is to give intellectual assent; to have faith is to be inseparable from the object of your devotion. Belief can be changed or lost by a more persuasive argument. True faith is so much a part of the person it can only be taken by death. - Rick Joyner

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

A poverty of soul must eternally torment that man who is satisfied merely to reason about eternal life, while remaining without the real possession and power of the indwelling Son of God manifest in his daily experience. - William Law

If your are always reasoning, then you cannot cultivate the silence in which God speaks. - Francois Fenelon

Affirmation: As I abide in the Word, it becomes "quick" or "alive" in my spirit and in my life.

God is here with his divine purpose to change our weakness into mighty strength and faith. The Word of God! Have you got it? It is marrow to your bones. It is unction. It is resurrection from every weakness. It is life from the dead. - Smith Wigglesworth

Salvation is more than a legal exchange affecting our position before God. Salvation also includes the exchange of deep loving affections and adoration. God first communicates His enjoyment, longing and affections for us and, in turn, we respond in a similar way. - Mike Bickle

"We love Him because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

Many people, after a while, begin to doubt their salvation. They say that they no not feel like they did when they first got saved. But the problem lies in themselves, not in God. For they have trusted in their feelings rather that in what God has done. - Watchman Nee

You have to come to the place where you believe Him to be Almighty. Faith in Jesus Himself; if we only look at what He says we shall never believe. When once we see Jesus, He does the impossible. - Oswald Chambers

Jesus, You are my first love. Keep me burning passionately hot for You. Amen - William J. Seymour (January 1908)



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Sunday School - March 11, 2012

Affirmation: Today I ask God for new passion, new fire, and the gift of Holy hunger.

We are invited to receive the Spirit, live in the Spirit, embrace the gifts of the Spirit, and be sustained and blown along by the very breath of God to advance our destiny in the Spirit. - Charles Ringma

Look at those things over which you have lost your vision. Ask Him to bring resurrection life back into those dead places and renew your vision for your own destiny. - Chuck Pierce

"There were many bones in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And the Lord said unto me, 'prophesy upon these bones and say unto them, Behold I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.'" - Ezekiel 37: 2,4,5

How will your life change as you become more extreme with your faith? - Steve Munsey


We cannot be in and out, this way and that way if we're going to move and operate and ascend into the incredible levels that God is releasing right now. - Keith Miller

Affirmation: The way I loose the Spirit of God into my life is through my words -- through my right speaking.

We as believers need to press into God; pray and begin to believe God for a fresh wind of prophetic revelation that will impact faith and vision. - Barbara Yoder

Every believer holds a position of authority that comes with God-given talents or gifts and is hidden in Christ Jesus, above all demonic authority. So why are so many of us ineffective? - John Bevere

"Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you...." - 2 Timothy 1:6

God didn't save and deliver you so you could preserve His gift in a sealed jar and live life as usual. - Tommy Tenney

God's people were created to rule and reign, not to be defeated. He has plans for us to rule and reign with Him in eternity. But our practice begins now. We were saved by the power of God and we live by the same power. The devil hates power because he gets kicked out of places where he is the strong man. God is much stronger and wants to kick him out of people and places though us. - John Belt

Affirmation: Because God is with me the battle I am in will soon become a meal to me, an experience that will nourish and build me up spiritually.

Christ wants to gather people to Himself. That is still His great purpose, and it should be ours, too. - Reinhard Bonnke

God gave you the ability to imagine and plan and bring into being anything you desire. Only if you lack the commitment to follow after your dream will your dream remain unfinished. - Myles Munroe

The Lord said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them." (Genesis 11:6)

Anyone who thinks that his time is too valuable to spend keeping quiet will eventually have no time for God and his brother, but only for himself and for his own follies. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Paschal Lamb of God, pass me over from death to life by the redemption of Your blood. Amen - William J. Seymour (September 1907)
















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Sunday School - March 4, 2012

Affirmation: Christ desires for me to leave the familiar, distracting world of my senses and abide in the world of my heart.

What life decisions, regarding your future, have been influenced today by the call of God on your life? - Dennis Cramer

He has called us not to "wonder about the future," but to create it through the knowledge of His living Word and prayer! Our Father gives is access to the future right now. To bring manifestation is to pray and believe for the reality of God's Kingdom to manifest on earth. - Bill Johnson

"Pray, then, in this way:.......on earth as it is in Heaven." - Matthew 6:9,10

Christ pours the unlimited oil of the anointing in us so that we can shine and burn continually and perpetually with the glory and love of the Lord to the world. There's no limitation for the workings of Jesus through you because He's constantly pouring His workings in you, the rich oil of His anointing for harvest. - Keith Miller

Pastors will never become what they are supposed to be until they take their place as part of the team of ministries that the Lord gave for equipping of His Church (for example, the equipping of believers in the church to disciple other believers). - Rick Joyner

Affirmation: While I am called to do good works, and help people practically, my primary calling is to inspire people to seek God.

Who is the Lord that you should resist the pleasures, occasions and positions that are outside His will for your life? - Mike Bickle

As simple as breathing is in the physical life, so will praying be in my life led by the Holy Spirit. - Andrew Murray

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You. O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?" - Pslam 42:1,2

The heart cry of David is the entreaty of every true worshiper, Where is God? Why can't I find Him? How can I build a road to where He is so that I may be with Him? - Myles Munroe

It is no good simply to "close our eyes" to the world around us, denying and rejecting "the world and the flesh." For a man who merely closes his eyes remains in darkness and is no better than a blind man who actually lacks in the ability to see. No, we must also have the eyes of our inner man -- the eyes of faith -- opened. - John of the Cross

Affirmation: I persist day by day, and week by week, until I have drawn near enough to God that I can hear His voice.

The ministry of the Christian is the ministry of the Spirit. Other men have intellectuality, but the Christian is supposed to be the possessor of the Spirit. - John Lake

The road to true intimacy with God is an inward journey, proceeding into His Presence through the entrance gate of quietness of the soul. - James Goll

"Be still and know that I am God...." Psalm 46:10

We can have no greater sign of a confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough. - William Law

To You, Oh, Lord, I sing a new song of praise, lifting up my voice in adoration and rejoicing. Amen - William J. Seymour (January 1907)





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