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Lesson 1: The Culture War

Study Guide / Outline of the Sermon Text

Introduction to Living Beyond Natural Limitations

  • Main Points:
    • Emphasis on transcending natural limitations through faith.
    • The story of Peter stepping out of the boat (Matthew 14) is used to illustrate this point.
    • Faith is about trusting in what cannot be seen, as per Hebrews 11 (“faith is the evidence of things not seen”).
  • Scripture: Matthew 14, Hebrews 11

The Concept of Faith in Troubled Waters

  • Main Points:
    • God often calls believers to face challenging or “dangerous” situations, contrary to the expectation of comfort.
    • Operating in the supernatural requires stepping beyond comfort zones.
    • Faith involves trusting in God’s presence and guidance in difficult times.

Moving Beyond Normality Towards God’s Extraordinary Plan

  • Main Points:
    • The call to be extraordinary as Christians, in line with God’s nature.
    • God’s calling often defies normality, pushing believers towards unique and divine paths.
    • Reference to influential ministers (e.g., R.W. Schambach) to illustrate the impact of embracing God’s extraordinary call.

Understanding True Worship and Its Power

  • Main Points:
    • Worship is more profound than just singing; it’s about a heartfelt connection to God.
    • True worship can cause a revelation of Jesus Christ, leading others to recognize Him.
    • The need to restore genuine worship in the church, moving beyond mere ritualistic practices.
  • Scripture: Psalms 22:3, Acts 15:16-17

The Atmosphere That Fosters Revival

  • Main Points:
    • Revival is linked to the church’s worship and recognition of Jesus Christ.
    • The role of the church in manifesting God’s presence, leading to communal transformation.
    • The importance of the church’s role in shaping societal values and beliefs through worship and acknowledgment of God’s power.

The Role of Prayer and Authority in Christian Life

  • Main Points:
    • Prayer as a means of authorizing God’s action on Earth.
    • The importance of understanding and exercising spiritual authority.
    • The power of prayer in aligning with God’s will and releasing His power on Earth.

Establishing God’s Kingdom Culture Through Worship

  • Main Points:
    • The significance of creating a culture of worship within the church.
    • How worship shapes the identity and actions of the church and its members.
    • The transformative power of worship in aligning the church with the kingdom of heaven.
  • Scripture: Psalms 110:1-2, Acts 15:16-17

Conclusion: Choosing Revival and Embracing Kingdom Culture

  • Main Points:
    • Emphasis on actively choosing revival and not waiting for it passively.
    • The need for Christians to engage in practices that align with the kingdom of heaven.
    • Encouragement for the church to participate in a 21-day fast for spiritual renewal and alignment with God’s purposes.

(Note: The provided guide follows the structure of the sermon text, summarizing key points and biblical references where explicitly mentioned.)