Real Life, Real Power
Jesus said, "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing" (John 6:63). At Arise, one of our core values is: “Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can do nothing.” Therefore, revival lies at the heart of everything we believe and do as followers of Jesus. The Word of God stirs us to live in the power of the Spirit:
- “When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you shall receive power, and you shall be My witnesses ... ” (Acts 1:8)
- “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4–5)
- “For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20)
Rekindling the Flame
We regularly need a fresh touch from God, a fresh endowment of power. The passion of our first love for Christ dies down and needs to be stirred up again. As Paul told Timothy, “I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands (2 Timothy 1:6).
When Jesus appeared to the disciples on the road to Emmaus after His resurrection, he broke bread with them. “Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him." Later they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road?” (Luke 24:32). At Arise, we desire to be in a state of being continually revived, filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit, to press on for more of God. We want to rekindle our passion for everything on the heart of God:
- Prayer (James 5:16)
- God’s Word (Acts 17:11)
- His Church (Psalm 84:1, 2, 10; Acts 2:42)
- His Upward Call and His Higher Life (Philippians 3:10-14)
- Lost Souls and Sharing the Gospel (1 Corinthians 9:16; Jeremiah 20:9)
- Service (Romans 12:11)
- God Himself (Psalm 63).
Join us at Arise Christian Fellowship in the passionate pursuit of rekindling our flame for God. Let your prayer be:
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Serving You!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Your Church!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Prayer!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Your Word!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Lost Souls & Sharing the Gospel!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for Your Upward Call—Your Higher Life!
Lord, Rekindle the Flame of My Passion for You Yourself!