Blueprint for Church Growth:  theunfetteredpreacher.com

The Blueprint for Church Growth is given to us at least twice in the Word.  Old and New Tesament Scriptures.

A simple line drawing, several points overlapping, easy to understand, but hard for the religious to accept.

When we do things Gods way, we cannot take the credit.  Things happen that are beyond our control or abilities.  Growth, cannot be explained, signs, wonders, healing, miracles.

Everyone knows,  It Must Be God.  He receives the glory.  

As long as we keep doing things in our own strength, our own wisdom, our own power, we will see mans results.

Slow or no growth, signs, wonders, miracles, healings… NOPE.

Gods Plan:

➢ “the people is one” (Genesis 11)

➢ “all with one accord in one place.” (Acts 2)

The first point:  The people are one, one desire, one mind, one spirit.  All looking for an answer from above, no worries about the here and now.

➢ “they have all one language”  (Genesis 11)

➢ “all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues”  (Acts 2)

Here comes the sticking point.  
➢ now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. (Genesis 11)

➢ the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. (Acts 2)
Genesis 11:6

Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Acts 2:1-4, 46-47

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

They were one, not because of public speaking in tongues.  They were one because they spoke to God in His language, that He gave them.

1 Corinthians 14:2
King James Version (KJV)
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.”

Romans 8:26-28
King James Version (KJV)
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

When we are one, praying Gods will, in one accord, NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE,  THE LORD WILL ADD TO THE CHURCH DAILY SUCH AS SHOULD BE SAVED. 

the people is one,  (Genesis 11)

all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2)

➢  they have all one language  (Genesis 11)

all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues  (Acts 2)

now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  (Genesis 11)

the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.  (Acts 2)

Amen

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