Welcome To Pastor Garry Clark’s PowerPoint presentation fromthe September 17th sermon: INSIDE JOB!…POWER STRUGGLES! Information on ordering a DVD copy of this sermonwill be available at the end of this presentation
We Saw In The First Message Of This Series That… satan’s DC Is:DIVIDE & CONQUER!
We Saw In The First Message Of This Series That… Jesus’ DC Is:DIVINE CONQUEROR!
There Is Something About Church And It’s Power That Make People Want It!
Jesus Said… Matthew 5:16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
If people want what we have, because of radically changed lives through Jesus Christ our Lord… THEN AMEN!
Want PowerFROM the church, THROUGH the church or AT the church…
If It’s About: POSITION PRESTIGE POPULARITY PERSUASION POLITICS PRIDE THAT’S A BAD THING!
Here’s HowPower PlaysOr Power Grabs Or Power Kicks Smell To God…
A Powerful Attitude Is: PITIFUL & PATHETIC ‘Cause We’re Puny!
Look At… Acts 8:9But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Acts 8:13Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Acts 8:17-2417 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:17-2420 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Acts 8:17-2422 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
He seemingly got saved and he was baptized • He saw what they did • He offered them money • He wanted the power
PETER SAID: “The gift ofGod cannot be PURCHASED”
PETER SAID: “You have no PART”
PETER SAID: “Repent and askfor forgiveness” • You are bitter • You are full of iniquity
We Are To Serve The Lord With Gladness, And DoIt With Humility And Honor!
The Two Words ‘BITTERNESS’ And ‘INIQUITY’ Certainly Ring True Of Folks WhoI Have Personally Seen And Known Who Had Unusually Strong DesireFor ‘CHURCH POWER!’
Here’s what power plays and power grabs and power kicks do to thebody of believers
Look At The Church Of Laodicea… Revelation 3:14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
POWERLESS Revelation 3:15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.