Heroes

@2:17 Verse three. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at god’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

@2:47 Verse five. By faith Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death. He could not be found because god had taken him away, for before he was taken he was commended as one who pleased god.

@4:26 When I sit down to talk about my faith with my children they say, “Why does everybody in our school not believe in Jesus. How come they don’t all believe in god? And we say, “Well kids, that’s because it requires faith to believe in a god that you cannot see. But children, have you experienced that god, do you know that god”.

@6:34 Our hope is that New Zealand will be won, that our families will be impacted, that we will win back a lost generation to Jesus, that teenagers will sweep in to the church, that the church will not become an old accompany of believers, but like our church, the church of New Zealand will be populated with a new generation. C’mon, give the Lord some praise in every campus. That the church will rise as a people of answers to the challenges of Aotearoa, that we will, we will see god’s plan advance. That’s our hope.

@14:29 I don’t know what you’re looking at in terms of limits, but I know my god has none. He can use anybody who gives their life to him, anybody who puts him first can change their generation for Jesus

@18:34 Church, we have to take ground for Jesus.

@22:50 Oh my gosh, I believe with all my heart that the greatest days of what god is going to do in New Zealand we are yet to see. C’mon

24:07 …and I’m here to tell you that if you put god first we can see god do something amazing. We can see the greatest testimony for god that a generation has ever seen in the days that are ahead of us. We’re here to take ground for Jesus. If you believe it say amen this morning.

@24:37 We held hands in February across every ARISE campus and prayed together and said we are the church planting team of ARISE church for the next ten years and man, I believe that with all my heart. I believe it. I believe we’re stepping in to something powerful. I believe we’re launching in to something new. I believe we will see New Zealand won for Jesus.

@27:28 You know what? Disciplined action is moving him forward. And there are people who are Christians who are doing too little for god for too long, too long. You are who god is going to use. Step up. Get rid of what hinders you. Move forward. Open your home, open your heart. Move forward. Let’s take a nation for Jesus. I believe that literally maybe about four-hundred people hearing my voice right now and god’s saying to you specifically, “It’s time to live like he’s alive. It’s time to live like he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Push forward”. I’ve got four points for you and no time but let me throw them out because I’ve put some time and they’re worth sharing. Number one: If we’re gonna earn the commendation of heaven in our generation we need to invest in a greater tomorrow. We need to make an investment not into today but in to tomorrow. We’re gonna build this campus in the Hutt Valley, we’re gonna pay it off. Then we’re gonna move on to the next one and spend the next ten years moving forward in resources that will position our church to touch this nation for Jesus. It’s a season where we have to invest not in to what we’ve got, but in tomorrow.

@30:02 We need to make in investment right now to see the future that we wanna see. You know we’ve got, we’ve got right now like two or three buses parked outside this Michael Fowler centre, it’s awesome. But I was driving out last week and god said, “You’ll need a car park for buses in the days to come, a car park for buses”, because we’re gonna bus in a generation who are gonna find Jesus. Man it’s costly, but let’s invest in greater tomorrow, let’s take ground for Jesus. C’mon, let’s move forward, amen.