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CORE – Contagious Faith

CORE – Contagious Faith

Tell the Story

Pastor Mike Rippy

February 19th’ 2023

Contagious Faith: We intentionally build relationships to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now there were four men who were lepers[c] at the entrance to the gate. And they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? 4 If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die.” 5 So they arose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians. But when they came to the edge of the camp of the Syrians, behold, there was no one there. 6 For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians hear the sound of chariots and of horses, the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to come against us.” 7 So they fled away in the twilight and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys, leaving the camp as it was, and fled for their lives. 8 And when these lepers came to the edge of the camp, they went into a tent and ate and drank, and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent and carried off things from it and went and hid them. 9 Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come; let us go and tell the king's household.” 10 So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city and told them, “We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no one to be seen or heard there, nothing but the horses tied and the donkeys tied and the tents as they were.” 11 Then the gatekeepers called out, and it was told within the king's household. 2 Kings 7:3-11 (ESV)

The Reality

  • Our city is Under Siege.

  • Many around us are Covered with Leprosy.

  • God is still Doing “Works of Grace.

  • A Work of Grace - Something God does when you don’t understand it, don’t deserve it, didn’t plan for it!

“We Do Not Well”

”Then they said one to another, We do not well:” (KJV)

  • We’re Burying the Treasure in the Back Yard!

Prophetic Word for Today

“I have emptied the Tents of the enemies and have given you the spoils of Victory and I have fed you by my hand and prospered and defended you and I have given you everything you dared to think of and MORE and you’ve buried it in the back yard!” SAYS THE LORD!

We Must Tell the Story

  • The Tents of the Enemies are Empty & the Spoils of Victory are Ours!

  • You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

  • I Have Good News for You.

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