In John chapter 10 Jesus said He came to bring abundant life to us.  What He meant was that He wants to give us life the way it’s supposed to be lived.  Life to the limit.  Life filled with peace, joy, satisfaction, purpose, and meaning.  But all too often we, as followers of Jesus, fail to experience the abundant life John 10 speaks of.

I believe the reason that the majority of Christians are not experiencing this life is because we do not fully surrender our lives completely to God. In our current series, White Flag, we are talking about 4 ways we can surrender – 4 areas of our lives we need to let go of in order to experience a deeper walk with God. If every person in Emmanuel attended the next 3 weeks, our entire church could experience a breakthrough in their faith that will overflow into the community!

So we’ve laid out the challenge: 3 for 3.  For the next three weeks, we want to see 3,000 people come to our services—not so we can say we’ve hit an attendance record, but so that the most people possible can surrender control and experience abundant life…life the way it was meant to be lived.  My challenge to you is to be present every Sunday for the next 3 Sundays and to invite your friends and family.

It starts with me.  I will definitely be present for the next 3 Sundays… 🙂 but I’m going to do more than that.  I have noticed as I’ve read through the Bible that any time a person asks God to do something supernatural, he or she usually engages in a fast.  A fast is when a person goes without food for a spiritual purpose. Sometimes it’s a 3-day fast, a 7-day fast, even a 40-day fast.  Moses did it. Esther did it. David did it.  And all experienced supernatural results.  I have decided to fast for 7 days for 2 reasons: 1. To surrender my own life completely to the control of God.  2. For you surrender your entire life to God so that you can experience the abundant life Jesus offers.

I’m asking God to bring 3,000 people for the next 3 weeks. It’s going to take His supernatural power to accomplish this task.  Will you take the challenge?  It could finally be the breakthrough you need.
God Bless.  See you Sunday!

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