MESSAGE NOTES: House of Prayer 02

I        INTRODUCTION

Matthew 21:13 (NIV) – “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.

A)   God has called us to be a house of prayer. He didn’t say a house of worship, or a house of evangelism, or a house of fellowship (althrough these things are important) but a house of prayer

B)   If we are corporately going to be a House of Prayer we need to allow the Lord to make us individual Houses of Prayer.

C)   If you missed Melissa Medina’s message from last week I encourage you to listen to the MP3. Continue reading →

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MESSAGE NOTES: Deep Calls 04

#4 – IS THERE NOT A CAUSE

I        FIRST FRUITS 2018 OFFERING

Proverbs 3:9-10 (Passion) – Glorify God with all your wealth, honouring him with your very best (or first fruits), with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy.

A)   One of our practices here at Toronto City Church is to bring a special offering to the Lord at the beginning of of the year – we call it our ‘First Fruits’ Offering. We will be taking this up today.

1)    This offering is an expression of our love for God

2)    This offering is an expression of our commitment to God

3)    This offering is an expression of our dependence on God

4)    This offering is an expression of our faith in God

2 Cor 9:6-8 (Passion) – Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving – all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything – every moment in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.

B)   I want to encourage and call every member of the TCC Family to obey God regarding sowing into this First Fruits Offering. Continue reading →

Message Notes: DEEP CALLS 03

If these notes look familiar it’s because they were the same notes as last week… I only made it through the Personal portion and decided to bump the Corporate and City/Nation parts to this week.

#2 – WORD OF THE LORD: 2018

I        FIRST FRUITS 2018 OFFERING

Proverbs 3:9-10 (Passion) – Glorify God with all your wealth, honouring him with your very best (or first fruits), with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy.

A)   One of our practices here at Toronto City Church is to bring a special offering to the Lord at the beginning of the year – we call it our ‘First Fruits’ Offering. We will be taking this up on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

1)    This offering is an expression of our love for God

2)    This offering is an expression of our commitment to God

3)    This offering is an expression of our dependence on God

4)    This offering is an expression of our faith in God

2 Cor 9:6-8 (Passion) – Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not  from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving – all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything – every moment in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. Continue reading →

Message Notes: DEEP CALLS 02

#2 – WORD OF THE LORD: 2018

I        FIRST FRUITS 2018 OFFERING

Proverbs 3:9-10 (Passion) – Glorify God with all your wealth, honouring him with your very best (or first fruits), with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy.

A)   One of our practices here at Toronto City Church is to bring a special offering to the Lord at the beginning of the year – we call it our ‘First Fruits’ Offering. We will be taking this up on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

1)    This offering is an expression of our love for God

2)    This offering is an expression of our commitment to God

3)    This offering is an expression of our dependence on God

4)    This offering is an expression of our faith in God

2 Cor 9:6-8 (Passion) – Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not  from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving – all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything – every moment in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. Continue reading →

Message Notes: DEEP CALLS 01

#1 – SITTING AT HIS FEET

I        “DEEP CALLS” WEEK OF PRAYER AND FASTING

A)   In 2018 God is calling us deeper. We are giving ourselves to a week of prayer and fasting to prepare our hearts to answer this call.

B)   We are going to go deeper through:

1)    FASTING – we encourage everyone to fast during this week.

2)    PRAYING – take extra time for daily personal prayer. Join a prayer call. Join us on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night for corporate prayer and worship at 7:15 p.m.

3)    DAILY DEVOTIONALS – take daily time in the Word of God and listening to Holy Spirit.

C)   You can find resources on http://www.brendanwitton.com on basics of how to grow in the word and prayer and effective fasting, (This will be posted for Monday)

D)   Next Sunday I’m going to share the “Word of the Lord for 2018” – for our lives and our church family.

II      INTRODUCTION Continue reading →