Preaching from Shady Grove Baptist Church Senior Pastor, Jason Rodgers
April 26, 2020 I Wish You Were...Hot
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I Wish You Were… Hot!
April 26, 2020
Me/We: Its all about Passion! When Jesus was asked “whats the most important thing in the bible? Mark 11:30 in the Message says it like this, “Love the Lord God with all your passion…”
Rev. 3:16 Jesus says “I wish you were either cold or hot!
He wants it to be evident where you stand! For him or against him?
AW Tozer says this about having a passion, being hot, on fire for Christ,
“Whenever you find a man of God, you will find an overwhelming passion for God… that is almost beyond control. Not a curiosity about God, but a deep passion to experience God in all His fullness!”
Talking about having a passion, a fire in your heart, soul for Jesus!
A Passion for Jesus is the natural inclination of the Holy Spirit in the believer. It is often tempered, however, by the natural inclination of man to sin.
The Holy Spirit’s desire in us will have victory over us when we surrender our will to His will. Then that spark in us will explode into a raging blaze for Christ and His kingdom.
Four elements needed for fire:
- Reaction (chemical)
For there to be this “fire” in the heart of the believer there are four elements that need to be present:
I.Fuel - The Believer (2:1-3)
II.Oxygen - The Holy Spirit (2:4)
III.Heat - Outside force, motivation etc. (2:1-13)
IV.Reaction - Decision (2:14)