Loved this post by Perry Noble and especially #6!
- About the NEXT sermon…
- About the NEXT Sunday…
- About the NEXT series…
AND that has me excited!
I talk about my excitement a lot…which seems to confuse some pastors. They ask, “why are you always talking about how pumped you are?”
The answer is simple…I AM PUMPED!
Hey pastor…if you want there to be excitement in the seats it has got to begin with some excitement in YOU!
You can’t expect the people you lead to be somewhere that you haven’t already been!
AND…let me be clear about this, the “excitement” can’t be fake…it can’t be manufactured…it’s got to be real, it’s got to come from a WHITE HOT vision from God that absolutely sets your soul on fire!
The way I see it we all have a choice…we can be excited about what God USED to do in our church…OR we can be excited about what we feel like He is ABOUT to do!
And while we should be THANKFUL for all He has done in the past we should not live there!
My advice in regards to how to create excitement…
#1 – Get alone with God
#2 – Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in ways you’ve never seen/experienced before
#3 – Read the book of Acts over and over
#4 – Read the Gospels over and over
#5 – Hang out with people who are on fire (NOT the ones who have fire extinguishers)
#6 – DO NOT APOLOGIZE for your passion…EVER!!! (I would MUCH rather be accused of being too passionate than being apathetic!!!)
The first step to an ON FIRE CHURCH is an ON FIRE LEADER…and with ALL of the power and resources of the Holy Spirit, God’s Word…AND the amazing technology He has given us in today’s world…there is NO EXCUSE why we should not be PUMPED UP about the potential of HIS CHURCH accomplishing SO MUCH MORE than we could EVER imagine!