Lessons learned from Deaf Mens Conference 2010

This year, me and 11 other guys took the road to Glen Rose, Texas for the 9th annual Deaf Men’s Conference. I was the worship leader for the weekend and the speakers were John Lovas from Louisana & Keith Catron from California.

The theme was “Fired Up”

Here are some lessons that I learned:

A Christian who is not fired up, why?

  1. Christians break their promises to God and His work
  2. Christians do not fully submit to God
  3. Christians do not have spiritual joy
  4. they have conflict in their hearts
  5. they have an uncontrollable temper
  6. has no interest in talking about God
  7. their outward appearance is in conflict with their heart’s desires
  8. they often seek worldly pleasures
  9. has a lack of interest in serving God or the church
  10. has a lack of concern for new people (newly saved people)
  11. has a spirit of being negative or critical

The church has three main jobs according to 2 Timothy 3:16 (1) Encourage people (2) correct people (3) rebuke people

People who say they only need a Bible and no church are lying to themselves (Hebrews 10:25)

We cannot allow excuses to cause us to quit

When you stand for the truth, there will always be people who will not like you

Five Marks of a Fired Up Christian (how do we identify when Christians are fired up?)

  1. always positive under pressure (James 1:2-4)
  2. is sensitive to the needs of others (1 John 3:17)
  3. is a peacemaker, not a troublemaker (James 4:1)
  4. is a patient person (James 5:7-8)
  5. is a praying person (1 Thessalonians 5:17 & James 5:16)

Being a fired-up Christian has nothing to do with age, appearance, achievement, or character!

How do we help our people to be “fired-up”?

  1. let others help you with WORDS
  2. let others help you with ACTIONS
  3. let go & let others DO THE WORK for you

A Church body should be humble, gentle, patient, and accepting of others (Ephesians 4:2)

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