Light the Fire
2022 Lectureship is available in-person and online – free of charge
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Thursday – October 13
|7:30pm||Keynote: Time To Light The Fire – Tim Lewis|
The struggle of dealing with the pandemic has caused many congregations as well as Christian’s fires to grow cold and for some to go out in their lives. It is time we light the fires in our souls again. The greatest need in the church today is to raise our spiritual temperature.
Friday – October 14
|9:00am||Keynote: Feeding The Flame (God’s Word) – Corey Sawyers|
Matt 4:4 – Just like the disciples on the road to Emmaus who had their hearts set ablaze when the Scriptures were explained to them by Jesus — Luke 24:32 we need to dig into the Scriptures and allow the Lord to start explaining the Scriptures to us just as He did to them.
|10:15am||Keynote: Stoking The Fire (Prayer) – Cliff Sabroe|
3 things needed to have a blazing fire, fuel, oxygen and heat. Prayer is the oxygen we use to stoke the flames. Spending time in prayer is spending time in the presence of God and the presence of God is the air that our souls need to be a fire.
|11:15am||Keynote: Bring Your Fire Closer To The Flames – Hi Jones|
To build a fire, gather all smoldering firewood or charcoal together. This is why we should never live the Christian life in seclusion.
|12:00pm||Break for Lunch|
|1:30pm||Keynote: Watch Out For Fire Snuffers – Tim Lewis|
Watch out for those who are willing to throw cold water on the fire or set to high of expectations on others and set expectations to high.
|2:30pm||Keynote: Setting Our Souls Ablaze – Bob Turner|
The Word of God is taught through preaching, writing and song – songs are the language of the soul that speak to us in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual songs that teach, admonish and spur one another on to greater heights of Christian living.
|3:30pm||Keynote: Preventing Forest Fires – Corey Sawyers|
Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6; James 3:5-6
|4:15pm||Break for Dinner|
|7:15pm||Keynote: Igniting The Fires Of Worship – Hi Jones|
The assembly is where the fire is ignited – Hebrews 10:24-25 (Spur, encourage etc.)
Saturday – October 15
|9:00am||Keynote: The Church Firebrands – Bob Turner|
Everyone must learn how to make a fire – we don’t do it naturally. We need spiritual mentors to teach us how to light our spiritual fires.
|10:15am||Keynote: Putting Out The Fire – Tim Lewis|
Sooner or later, someone is going to offend or let you down in some way. Learning how to put out the fires of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander along with all malice and light the fires of kindness, tenderheartedness and forgiving one another as we have been forgiven by the Lord. Ephesians 4:31-32
|11:15am||Keynote: Locate The Fire – Bob Turner|
Sharing, communing, participating = fellowship – if there is anything we need today in the church it would be people. God never intended that we go in it alone, but that is exactly what has happened to so many for the last 30 months with the pandemic threat. People have got use to going at life alone. We need to locate the fire. Share with examples of where fellowship can be locate.
|12:00pm||Break for Lunch|
|1:30pm||Keynote: Restoring The Fire In Our Souls – Brett Petrillo|
Sometimes our sin and the guilt associated with it so weighs us down that we can hardly function. There is one thing we all need, a clean heart that only God can give. Psalm 51
|2:30pm||Keynote: Tending The Fires Of The Family – Cliff Sabroe|
Help our children establish good priorities – example: make Bible class, mission trip s etc. a priority vs sports, homework or college etc.
|3:30pm||Keynote: Keeping The Fires Burning In Our Marriages – Corey Sawyers|
Even hot coals will eventually go out if they are not tended to and fed.
|4:15pm||Break for Dinner|
|7:15pm||Keynote: Spreading The Flame – Cliff Sabroe|
Greatest thing we can each do is to raise our spiritual temperature and light the fire of God in our life to spread the flame. Nothing is more exciting than leading a person to faith in Christ. Part of Christian life is spreading the flame.
|8:30pm||Teen Gathering Around The Fire – Igniting The Fire (developing an interest in Studying God’s Word) – Brett Petrillo|
Every fire begins somehow – it might be a spark, lightning strike, or striking a match. How might we develop a burning interest in reading God’s Word and what it can do for us.
Sunday – October 16
|9:00am||Auditorium Class: Making Your Fire Useful – Corey Sawyers|
Use the gifts and talents that God has given you to help others. Face your fears and stretch your faith as you begin to step out serve others.
Teen Class: Igniting The Fire (developing an interest in Doing God’s Word) – Brett Petrillo
Fire by nature cannot not be contained, its nature is to spread. Talk about some ways we do the Word of God in our lives? (take a look at the titles in the Lectureship and spend some time overviewing important aspects of the lessons that the teens can use in applying (God’s Word) them to their lives.
|10:00am||Worship: The Church On Fire – Bob Turner|
|5:00pm||Worship: Rekindling Our Love For God And Others – Hi Jones|
Eating Establishments in Meridian Idaho
|Coffee Houses||Lucky Perk|
|Pizza and Pasta||Blaze|
Idaho Pizza Company
Smoky Mountain Pizza
Carino’s – Italian
Corona Village – Mex
Fiesta Guadalajara – Mex
JB’s Family Restaurant
Shari’s Family Restaurant
|Ice Cream and Such||Baskin Robbins|
|Fast Food Restaurants||Arby’s|
Hungry Onion Hamburgers
Jack in the Box
KFC / A&W
Tin Roof Tacos