God is willing to give great authority to His children if we are willing to trust Him in this process!
As we come out of an amazing week following Brian Alarid being with us, as well as Oklahoma Prayerfest, it is fitting that Clarence would come right back to the heart of God for us to be a praying people on purpose! God is gathering a people who will let Him dream His dreams through us.
Our fervent prayer for you is that God would grip your heart with His great love and draw you into a place where you can steward His heart and your assignment in the world. Now is the time!
What an amazing and powerful morning with our honored guest, Brian Alarid and his family! Let your heart be stirred with the fire of God to be a part of the movement of God to cover the earth in 24/7 Prayer; because Jesus is worthy!
“The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; the fire must never go out.” Leviticus 6:13
Brian is the President and CEO of America Prays and World Prays, uniting pastors and churches in 24/7 prayer all around the world. He is the Founding Pastor of Passion Church and has 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He previously served as a Regional Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Jesus displayed the authority, over and over again, to change the narrative of the earth.
The story of Jonah shows us God's relentlessness in pursuing His purposes in the earth. But it also displays His great love and compassion for us individually. Jonah was called and ran. God came to him again (after the boat and the big fish), with a second voice speaking to him.
Clarence is wrapping up our “IDENTITY” series with a word to awaken us to our responsibility in this world to storm the gates of hell and go into the places of darkness and need.
The disciples asked "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?" Jesus answered them by saying “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
This week, Clarence continued our series on Identity by calling out child-like (not child-ish) faith in us! What does your picture of maturity look like in the Christian life? Because the secret of walking with God is not our age or stage...it is being child-like!
We are prying that this message will be both an encouragement and a call to you to begin or come back to this simple and obedient love for God!
God is calling us to a life of IMMERSION.
When we hear the call of Jesus and resolve to follow Him with all that we have, we are choosing a life of putting ourselves, our dreams, our families in the ground. When this happens we can rest, knowing that the growth and the fruit that is produced is because GOD has done it!
This morning we continued our series on "Identity." Clarence's word will encourage you to come to Jesus and immerse yourself in him! This is the “birth canal” to revival in your life and in our city.
"The truth of the scripture sets us free from what people think; and God wants to surround us with his people so that we can echo what God is saying about one another; so that we can answer with our greatest "YES."
This morning we continued our series on "Identity." Clarence's word will encourage you to come underneath the name of Jesus and see the powerful ramifications that it has on our lives.
"Our 'Yes' is bound in our identity."
This morning we began our new series "Identity." This series will not just call you OUT of where you might have been but UP to who you are!
"The invitation into God is not an invitation into religion...it is an invitation into a family overcomers."
Come join the family and let's do this gospel thing together!
Are you living out a life of courage or are you living out a life of fear?
With our last week in our Called to Courage series, Clarence continues to encourage us to step out into what God has called you to!
Sometimes we exist in the middle of courage and fear, and we simply simply follow the the leader or the crowd in front of us. What God is doing is calling us to speak His heart into the spaces of our lives where people need to hear another way to live.
"If your doctrine is too complicated, you need to get back to the simplicity of this truth; 'I once was blind but now I see!'"
This week, we continued our series "Called to Courage." Clarence laid out the need for forgiveness to play a major role in our relationships. "Free people free people. But hurt people hurt people."
Our prayer for you as you watch and listen is that God would give you great courage to forgive those who have wronged you and pursue healing in the relationships that God wants to work in!
"When we see who He [God] is - He will tell us who we are."
Clarence began our new series, Called to Courage, this week. This series will be a powerful call to this house to believe what God has said about us and step into this gospel work with His authority.
"Free people, free people and courage produces courage." This Sunday, specifically, we learn through the life of Peter that we don't have to worry about being perfect because God is concerned about our heart.
This sermon will encourage you to turn towards Jesus and come to the feet of the Father in your lack of courage so that He can pour into you. Perfect love casts out fear!
"Jesus has done everything necessary for us to have our victory! Obedience will get you there."
Clarence was back in the house today bringing a powerful word on Teaming Up and building a base of power in the people you are inviting into your inner circle. He challenged us by asking "Who in your life knows what Jesus has called you to do?"
We need people in our lives to help us to walk out what Jesus has called us to do. This sermon will encourage you to build "cords of three strands" in your life that will help you to press into Jesus and protect yourself from isolation!
"When a seed is sown into a field, and it accepts it, it is agreeing to a life of COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION!"
Chauncey Shillow was our very special guest this past weekend and what an incredibly timely word he has as we continue our GO Series.
You'll be challenged and encouraged to look at the spaces and places in your life where God has "sown" you as greater opportunities than you may have ever realized!
"Sometimes we will go further for tacos than we will for the Kingdom."
Our Lead Pastor, Clarence Hill, was back with us this week as we continue our GO Series. In "We Say Yes" Clarence walked us through examples in Abraham's life where he unfailingly said “Yes.” We are called, as goers, to have a never-ending YES!
Be encouraged as you listen to Jesus and respond to Him, that every YES is significant in the Kingdom!!
Andrew Franklin serves as the counseling pastor right here at Antioch Norman. Continuing in our series "GO," Andrew brought a word about getting our vision from Jesus and letting that drives us. "We need to be so clear about Heaven that it affects how we see things on earth."
When we focus on Jesus we can have vision for our future. In his message he gives us action steps to refocus on Jesus and the vision from heaven for our own lives and callings! How are you fulfilling your own unique GO?
Blake Slatten, a faithful voice in this house and the Antioch Movement, spoke this week about going Beyond the Walls. "When you have revelation of the Holy Spirit it goes from obligation to delight. We get to be God's witnesses."
In his message he gives us two practical ways to do just that in our own lives.
“I have authority…to pray over my city…and be heard!”
Clarence was back in the house this morning after several weeks of traveling and training around the country! He brought some very practical and encouraging words to help us increase our joy in God. “Confidence in God fills leaks that cause us to lose our joy in Him.” Our capability to seek the good of our families, our friendships, our workplaces, our neighborhoods and our cities rely more heavily on our joy than we may realize!
“If you’re not dead, God’s not done!”
Jed Chappell is the REAL DEAL and we were so blessed to have he and his wife, Julie this weekend! Jed & Julie founded City Center on August 1, 2016. Serving as the CEO of City Center, Jed hopes to bring relief and restoration to lives in Oklahoma City through establishing community resource centers in under-resourced communities throughout Oklahoma City.
Jady Griffin, Pastor of Antioch Austin, was in the house this morning! Jady’s word of challenge and encouragement to us this morning is to continue to press in to God in relentless prayer. You don’t want to miss this; you may want to put it on repeat!
“I believe that we are in a time where the church needs to pray more than it ever has before.”
On Father’s Day, Chris Doke brought a sweet word about God's pursuit of us as a loving Father. Chris serves as one of our Elders here at Antioch Norman and models the Father's heart so well for this house, but more importantly, carries it deeply for his own family.
We are always being pursued by our loving Heavenly Father. This message reminds us that we are important to God, no matter what choices we make.
Join us as Pastor Clarence shares part two of his message entitled City Transformation.