Deepening Our Roots ()Dennis R. Wiles, January 1, 2012
Part of the Deepening Our Roots series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
New Year’s Day 2012
Deepening Our Roots!
Daryl – let’s use the Transformed Along The Way slide from 2011 as I begin my sermon. I want to review 2011 briefly.
Then – let’s use the slide that contains the 6 Growth Areas logos – I will briefly address the journey of 2011 through those Growth Areas.
Then – do you have a slide of the tree that Barry sent us? Just the tree itself, showing the roots – without the “Deepening Our Roots” logo?
I want to use it as I talk about the imagery of the tree, fruit, seeds, etc. in the Bible.
Then, I will transition to the discussion about 2012
Deepening Our Roots – let’s use the logo that David has developed as I introduce 2012.
STRATEGY FOR 2012
1. Core Beliefs
2. Biblical Resources
3. Spiritual Disciplines – Fasting and Prayer
JANUARY 2012: EVERYTHING STARTS WITH GOD!
FASTING AND PRAYER FOCUS
FOCAL PASSAGE: Psalm 8
FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE: Meditate on Psalm 8. Read it aloud. Focus on the majesty and glory of God. Consider the work of His hands. Reflect on the relationship that you have with your God. Come before the LORD in humility and sincerity. Ask God to reveal to you His glory, His majesty, His grandeur. Ask God to expand your view of Him. He is your God!
Text: Psalm 1
DEEPENING OUR ROOTS
-Healthy root system