Kingdom Rise

Awake

We are excited to announce our next film series/study entitled AWAKE, releasing early 2014. With such an overwhelming response to our first project, Kingdom Rise, our team started to work on dreaming up a new film series that you can share with your friends who might not yet be followers of Jesus.

Kingdom Rise started with an assumption that the viewer/reader is a follower of Jesus, or at the very least, a casual churchgoer. But what we have come to notice, and feel God directing us towards creatively, is the need for a resource that will help equip Jesus people to begin conversations about faith and God in a culturally relevant and accessible way with their unchurched friends. This has been our starting point for this new project.

AWAKE is a new film resource that tells everyday people's stories. We find ourselves in these shared experiences, and are invited to join in the conversation. These new short films will spark conversation that will lead you naturally into a discussion on universal human issues like the constant struggle to achieve or the feeling of disappointment that we all inevitably find ourselves in from time to time. We start with things we all experience in life, and then discuss how this fits into the bigger story of life and God.

This new resource will give you an opportunity to talk with your friends about our shared struggles, hopes, dreams - the things that truly matter in life - and through the study help to point to the answers found in Jesus.

This time around our friend Cris Rogers joins us, along with Paul Harcourt to provide some insight, along with Rob Peabody and the Awaken team. Andrew Shepherd again provides his directorial expertise to create a stunning visual story in each film of the series.

We can't wait to get this in your hands, and we’re praying that God would use this new project to awaken hearts and lives to the greater story God is working out in each of us.

Life Before Death ... Kingdom Living

Our culture has become extremely individualistic; this has carried over into the way we worship. When it comes to worship, we often think to ourselves, "How do I respond to God in this worship setting?" We frequently have individual prayer, individual confession, individual response, individual singing, etc. Our worship easily becomes about us, and the way in which we, as individuals, are most connected to God in worship.

How much of our worship is individual or private, and how much of it is outwardly focused as practical engagement in the world around us as we help to bring heaven to earth?

How can God's Kingdom become a reality right where you live? This isn't just about transforming a place, but it's about being living sacrifices, worshiping with our whole lives.

// To continue more on this study & others, Kingdom Rise is now available to purchase [physical product] through our store. Free sermon outlines + chord charts are available below. To contact us, email info@awakenmovement.com //

FREE SERMON OUTLINES DOWNLOAD [click here]

FREE CHORD CHARTS DOWNLOAD [click here]

PURCHASE COPIES OF KINGDOM RISE [click here]

We Are Worship.

- Did you know that at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.

- According to UNICEF, 22,000 children around the world die each day due to poverty.

- Nearly one billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

- About 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

- There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and 1 billion of them live in poverty [every second child].

[all stats taken from globalissues.org]

When you hear of these injustices around the world, it seems so overwhelming. We choose to ignore stats like these so that we can sleep at night. - OR - We find ourselves among those who are well-intentioned, but feel completely defeated & powerless.

The truth is, no matter which lens you choose to view it from, the reality and gravity of the situation doesn't change.

Caring about the down and out, the lost, the lonely, the last of society, and those who are hurting (both spiritually & physically) is what a life of worship is all about. When we seek to live a life that works to right the wrongs of sin in our community out of an overflow of a relationship to Jesus, then we become worship.

// To continue more on this study & others, Kingdom Rise is now available to purchase [physical product] through our store. Free sermon outlines + chord charts are available below. To contact us, email info@awakenmovement.com //

FREE SERMON OUTLINES DOWNLOAD [click here]

FREE CHORD CHARTS DOWNLOAD [click here]

PURCHASE COPIES OF KINGDOM RISE [click here]

What Is Worship?

The word "worship" is derived from the old English verb,

weorthscipe

, which means to "ascribe worth" or "to acknowledge the worth" of something. Worship is the act of acknowledging the worth or value of something, the act of falling down and bowing before it in reverence.

True biblical worship is both internal

and

external. It is the bowing of our

entire

lives - which includes not just our bodies, but our hearts, minds, and souls - all of them in humble submission and reverence before God.

It's not wrong to associate worship with music, singing, dancing and church services. The problem is limiting worship to those things. As true followers of Jesus, our worship must be more than this!

The time is now to lead your people to re-engage and re-define what it means for them to live lives of worship and to do justice as followers of Jesus. Will you join us?

// To go through the Kingdom Rise study in your church, we've created a step by step process on how to do just that. Free sermon outlines + chord charts are available below, as well as, a link to purchase the study. To contact us, email info@awakenmovement.com //

FREE SERMON OUTLINES DOWNLOAD [click here]

FREE CHORD CHARTS DOWNLOAD [click here]

PURCHASE COPIES OF KINGDOM RISE [click here]