Good Meetings or a Meeting with God

 

Good Meetings A Meeting with God

Efforts in advance are focused on promotion 

Efforts in advance are focused on preparation 

We are determined to make sure that the people come 

We are determined to make sure that God comes 

There comes a point when “enough of a good thing is enough” 

There is never a point when you can get “enough of a God thing” 

We are determined to follow our schedule (we control the order of service) 

We are determined to follow God’s sovereignty (He controls the order of service) 

Ultimate goal is to have decisions 

Ultimate goal is to have changed lives 

We depend upon the speaker to manipulate the hearts of the people 

We depend upon the Spirit to move the hearts of the people 

The altar will end up being full of people 

The people will end up being full of God 

The impact upon lives is often short-lived and temporary 

The impact upon lives is always long-term and permanent 

When the meetings end, the work of God is finished 

When the meetings end the work of God is just getting started 

Impact of the messages is sometimes the result of the personality and the performance of the speaker 

Impact of the messages is always the result of the power and presence of God 

Much attention is focused on the needs and sins of others (leads to pride) 

Much attention is focused on the needs and sins of self (leads to humility) 

Services end when the clock and the calendar say we are done 

Services end when the Spirit of God says we are done 

People want to come because of a great program (a desire to have fun) 

People want to come because of great preaching (a desire to hear from God) 

Emphasis is often placed upon what we can do for God 

Emphasis is always placed upon what God can do through us 

Have a tendency to make people feel more comfortable 

Have a tendency to cause people to experience conviction 

When our best efforts in revival are only an attempt to manipulate people, manage situations, and manufacture results, we have little or no reason to expect anything extraordinary from God.

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