Ralph Howe Ministries

Nominal or Phenomenal

August 9, 2021

LOOKING AT THE FUTURE:

 

God is looking for a group of people who want to be phenomenal for Him

 

➢ People who want to redefine normal

➢ People who want to go from nominal to phenomenal 

  • People who are not happy with “almost Christianity”
  • People who want to live with passion 
  • People who want to change the world one life at a time

 

“Almost Christian” is not going to work

 

You know – almost is never good enough:

Soccer

Lottery

Marriage

 

You go to your doctor’s office because of a serious medical issue in your life

The certificate on the wall states: “Almost passed his medical exams”

Not good enough

We need to move from “almost” to “altogether”

 

We would say – “get it together” / “get it altogether”

Pass the exams and then call yourself a doctor

 

Christianity today needs to get it altogether and then call itself a force to be reckoned with…

 

The Church needs to, once again, become phenomenal as it first was as recorded in the book of Acts…

Extraordinary

Supernatural

Unusual

Powerful

Out of the ordinary

Fanatical

World-changers

Radical

Revolutionary

 

A phenomenal Church filled with phenomenal disciples would be:

➢ Hearing God’s voice daily

➢ Following Jesus with passion and purpose

➢ Walking by faith and not by sight

➢ Able to “speak to the mountains”

➢ Moving in power

➢ Walking in miracles, signs and wonders

➢ Speaking the truth in love

➢ Witnessing to non-believers

➢ Winning the lost

➢ Making disciples

➢ Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom

➢ Walking in authority

➢ Healing the sick

➢ Casting out demons

➢ Raising the dead

➢ Rescuing the lost

➢ Loving the unlovable

➢ Moving prophetically

➢ Speaking truth into situations and circumstances – individuals and nations

➢ Going into all the world

➢ Filled with and flowing in the Spirit

➢ Knowing the mind of Christ

➢ Overcoming fear and walking in boldness

➢ Working the Word

➢ Taking up their cross daily

➢ Living sacrificially

➢ Challenging convention and what others consider normal

➢ Uninhibited

➢ No longer people-pleasers

➢ No longer fearing man – what others think

➢ Not politically correct

➢ No longer insecure

➢ No longer denying the truth / living a lie

➢ Not silent in the face of opposition

➢ Not fearing failure – willing to try

➢ Working as ambassadors of Christ

➢ Ministers of reconciliation in the world

➢ Part of the priesthood of all believers

➢ A royal priesthood honouring God

➢ A holy nation within the nations

➢ Phenomenal Christians

➢ Fanatics

➢ Believers loving one another and embracing the world

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