THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF TEARS

March 30, 2021

The Beautiful Gift of Tears Have you ever reached a place in your emotional life where all there was left to do was to cry? It seems to happen most often when you least expect it. Can you remember the last time that you shed honest tears? Maybe it was over the pain of losing someone you love. Or maybe it was in response to a hurting loved one who was beyond your help. Perhaps someone wounded you with a nasty insult and made you feel “less than.” Whatever the case we have all experienced this phenomenon of crying. Tears are just a part of being a human. They are our soul’s acknowledgement of our own brokenness and its sincere attempt to reach towards some kind of solution. As Christ followers we know the solution is found in God alone. For this reason weeping ought to be an integral part of our prayer lives. WEEPING IS A GIFT… …to ourselves The benefits of this are insurmountable. By way of tears, our emotions find a healthy outlet and our hearts are freed from any lingering grief that can quickly turn into poison if left undealt with. Not only this, but by not weeping we actually cut ourselves off from a large segment of our fellowship with God. Human beings are made in the image of God and we were made to fellowship with Him. Scripture is riddled with indicators that Yahweh, though mighty and strong, is also extremely empathetic and sensitive to the brokenness of humanity to the point of grief (Gen. 6:6) and weeping (Jn. 11:35). As image bearers...
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Local Outreach – Go Where the Lord Leads

March 26, 2021

Local Outreach - Go Where the Lord Leads On Saturday March 20, believers from various churches in the Chattahoochee Valley joined together to share the Gospel and God’s love with our friends and neighbors. Many people were prayed for and set free! 1 person gave their life to Christ, 6 people were physically healed of personal ailments, and 74 people were impacted with God’s love! Of those stories, one group felt led to go to the river, specifically, the area known as “The Island”. Arriving at the River Upon arrival, the team parked and walked down the stairs by the river. Hannah said, “There are so many people. How do we know who to minister to?” Katherine sat down upon the sidewalk for a brief moment and said, “Why don’t you ask the Lord?” Finding the One Hannah asked the Lord and almost immediately pointed, “That girl over there” and took off briskly down the sidewalk to the Island. Hannah, Katherine, and Nacie approached the girl. Startled, the girl turned around. All 4 girls introduced themselves. Nacie began by calling out identity in the girl; the Lord put it on her heart to share things she saw in the girl. The girl began to brighten. Hannah asked if they could pray for her, and she said, “ok yeah!” Freedom, Freedom, and More Freedom As Hannah prayed, the Lord began to touch the girl more deeply. She opened her eyes at the end of the prayer, and said, “Thank you all so much! This just made my day!” As the girls gave hugs and began exchanging phone numbers, Katherine shared...
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Thoughts from the Prayer Room – “The Wildest Worshipers in Heaven are Actually Old Folks?”

February 26, 2021

“COOL IT” There is a story I’ve become familiar with in my last ten years of being a Christian. It goes something like this— Young person is lost in sin.  Congregation prays for said young person to receive salvation.  God answers prayer—young person receives salvation and is delivered from sin.  Congregation praises God; they are overcome with joy.  Young person becomes a passionate worshiper of Jesus and challenges the status quo. Congregation warns young person to balance their “zeal with wisdom.”  On one hand, the congregation has a point. I actually strongly agree that it is right for young believers to seek wisdom from the word of God and from stronger believers in the faith. On the other hand… I cringe at the idea that acquiring wisdom equates with losing zeal for Jesus. Not only is it unnecessary, but I believe it’s actually unbiblical in many ways. I’ll explain, but first let me share a story. A WEIGHTIER EXAMPLE When I came into the faith I was a young man who’d just come out of a lifestyle of drug addiction. I was a zealous drug user so it only made sense to me that I’d be just as zealous for Jesus. Even without this logic, Jesus was simply too amazing to me to “let my fire cool down.” My first year in the faith was spent in a faith-based recovery program and I was known as the guy who sang too loud, lifted his hands too high, and went to the altar too much. I think I annoyed a lot of my peers, but I honestly didn’t care much....
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Who is Jesus?

February 25, 2021

Have you ever wondered who Jesus is and why he was given certain titles and names throughout the bible? Join us for this bible study series where we talk about this.Join our TRAINING HUB to take this FREE E-COURSE study on “Who is Jesus?” Start FREE E-COURSE ABOUT E-COURSE: Throughout the bible, there are many various titles and names given to Jesus. Have you ever wondered why, for instance, he calls himself the “son of man” and also the “son of God”? In this series we will talk about some of those various titles and why they are important. We will also look at a few of the scriptures that will help us better understand why he was referred to in these various ways. Take the FREE E-COURSE through our TRAINING HUB « Prev1 / 1Next »Why is Jesus called the Son of David? // Who is Jesus? SeriesWhy is Jesus called the Son of God? // Who is Jesus seriesWhy is Jesus called Jesus Christ or the Messiah? Who is Jesus? SeriesWhy Is Jesus Called The Prophet?!?« Prev1 / 1Next » What is the Training Hub? Do you long to grow in sharing your faith? Or want to learn more about the Bible?  We have created this training hub for people to grow in their walk with Jesus, be equipped, and empower you to share your faith.  Below are some FREE resources for you; simply register for a free account and check out our free...
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HARVEST DNA

February 16, 2021

The Lord Jesus Christ is building “Harvest Bases” around the world in our current generation to promote revival and to see the Great Commission become manifest. Join our TRAINING HUB to take this FREE E-COURSE about fulfilling the Great Commission. Start FREE E-COURSE ABOUT E-COURSE:  In this video, we introduce our Harvest DNA series with the goal of equipping you with what you need to to establish your own Harvest Base in your context.  Take the FREE E-COURSE through our TRAINING HUB There are four primary topics covered through this video series:  Worship & Prayer Evangelism & Mission Family & Community Kingdom Business We are living in times in which God is awakening his Church to push the Great Commission forward. Jesus prepares us for the harvest in order that we may go tend to the harvest. « Prev1 / 1Next »Harvest DNA E- Course with Josh Lindquist // IntroductionSession 1 // Worship and Prayer // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 2 // Evangelism // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 3 // Family // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 4 // Harvest Business // Harvest DNA with Josh Lindquist« Prev1 / 1Next » What is the Training Hub? Do you long to grow in sharing your faith? Or want to learn more about the Bible?  We have created this training hub for people to grow in their walk with Jesus, be equipped, and empower you to share your faith.  Below are some FREE resources for you; simply register for a free account and check out our free...
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Donna

My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!