Key verse for this year: 1 Corinthians 3:6
Key Words: (i) Faith – taking hold of God for the Releasing of the
(ii) Increase – People added in the local church
– Bay City.
This Term: * February: 21 days prayer and fasting - Focus: God
* March: 40 days of purpose - Focus: Purpose
* April: Mandarin Convention - Focus: Mission
Heavens Gates - Hells Flames - Focus: Mission
2. Focus is on Increase:
(a) Acts 2:48 “..and the Lord added to the church daily such as
should be saved..”
(b) Must breakthrough to a new level:
* People saved – Believe!
* People added – Belong!
* People committed to build the church.
Must focus effort on increasing or influence in the city – people.
3. Increase requires prayer:
· Key purpose of Prayer:
(i) Develop a meaningful Relationship that is intimate and
ongoing with God.
· Relationship => living in the constant awareness of the presence of God.
- Jesus' life focused on the relationship – prayer and the
Word of God .
- Relationship develops the sinner → servant → sonship.
(ii) Establish Legal grounds for Supernatural Investments:
- God has given men free will – to obey or rebel.
- When man obeys – conditions are set up for God to move.
Eg. Pharaoh did not release Israel until they prayed. Exodus
Israel did not prevail until Moses prayed. Exodus
4. Increase requires Laborers:
Mathew 9:36 “Pray the Lord of harvest – Send labourers”
· God doesn't just do it! - He uses people.
· The key need is for labourers – people who will work, serve.
Eg. - Noah builds an Arc.
- Moses confronted Pharaoh.
- David destroyed Goliath.
- Peter preached.
Mark 16:20 – “..and the Lord worked with them.. “
· Prayer and Fasting
· Life Purpose
· Invite friends – people attract people
· Result – lack of supernatural increase.
· Colossians 2:19 “Body increases with the increase of
Key factor: Faith - Vitality - Unity.
Lay aside your own interests – commit to building the house of God. Increase.