The message is titled “Hungry for Jesus.” In our present series of sermons, we are examining the things that the church needs to be “woke” to. There are blind spots and forgotten truths where the people of God need to be reawakened. Truths that will transform us from being a religious club to a community of faith armed with the power of God to meet the needs of people.
God has given us the ability to desire or hunger for specific things, situations, and even people. In America, we have been programmed to respond to pictures and words that ignite desire and longing for all the wrong things. God has created us to thirst and hunger for Him above all else, but how can we do it with so many messages bombarding us to desire everything but Him? Let me show you a way.
The message is titled "Woke." We start off the new year with a series of messages that serve as a challenge to the church. Much of popular culture uses the word "woke" to describe the experience of becoming aware of injustice. This term was initially used to describe being awakened to racism, but as often happens, words are hijacked and given wider, unintended meanings. The definition of the word "woke" now includes many things that stand contrary to the word of God.
This series is not about debating with culture about whether or not they are indeed "woke," but more so encouraging the church to understand that the world doesn't need a better argument. What the world needs, is to see the power of God in the church. The church needs to be "woke"!
"Woke" to the reality that God can radically change any situation.
Join us as we begin a journey asking God to shake His church, wake us up, revive, and fill us with the kind of power that will change the world around us. Lord, let your glory fall in this place.