A Note From Dave

Hi all,

Recently, Alix has been to some pretty amazing and unique places as she’s engaged her passion for bushwalking. The thing with bushwalking is, you see and experience an environment that can’t really be accessed any other way. Even without a great deal of navigation experience, you will still successfully arrive at your destination, provided you follow the track that is.

These tracks are pathways through often rugged and inhospitable wilderness to unique, incredible and beautiful destinations and experiences.

For I am about to do something new.

See, I have already begun!

Do you not see it?

I will make a pathway through the wilderness.

I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

In a new era, God will make new paths. Pathways show us a way through: a way through your current challenges; guidance where you are unsure; a way around an old obstacle; pathways to new influence, relationships and people whose lives will be transformed by the love of Jesus.

Let’s not allow our past, or perceived lack of experience, to obstruct or make us feel unqualified to walk the new paths that God has created for us. There is no doubt that there are exciting and fruitful days ahead for us to walk together. We are being led to some amazing and unique places.

Let’s keep the momentum going! As always, pre-service prayer is key to this momentum.

Let’s come this weekend, full of expectation for what God is going to do.

Ps. Dave

A Note From Dave

One verse I’ve always loved is this one in Joel, which is powerfully proclaims again by Peter in Acts, as he speaks prophetically into a new era: the era of the church.

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”

Joel 2:28 (NIV)

When His spirit is poured out, we see! The spirit removes the fog; the spirit will enable your vision not to be clouded by your present circumstances, or distorted by past experience.

When we’re a son or a daughter, you see!

Being a son or daughter, in a spiritual sense, is not about our age, where, when or even who you are born; it’s about the fact that you are born of the Spirit, a rebirth that allows you to see beyond physical circumstances and limitations.

It’s a son and daughter spirit that speaks life into the future and lives with a prophetic edge. As we embrace a new era, let’s foster that son and daughter spirit. We know where we come from and where our words of life originate.

Last Sunday’s launch of our new night service was amazing; well done everyone! God is definitely doing a new thing among us and I believe we’ve only seen the beginning .

A son and daughter spirit is free and works, not from a sense of obligation, but from a place of ownership.

Together, let’s own what’s happening at the moment! You are vital!

On that note, let’s make prayer happen in a big way for all our services. I believe the atmosphere in our prayer meeting was a big factor in the success of Sunday night.

See you Sunday!

Ps. Dave

Final Heart & Soul for 2016!

We have been saying for some time that God is moving us into a new era and now we are starting to see evidence of what that new era looks like at Energizer Church! Of course, I am referring to the launch of Energizer Nights, which was incredible last night. We are moving into a time when God will empower us to do things differently to before, when we will engage with new people in new ways. We are entering a new era!

“But forget all that—
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun!
Do you not see it?”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

As Ps. Dan often says, church is like a Mexican Wave; it’s only effective if everyone gets involved! To move boldly and confidently into all that God is calling us to, we need you; you are absolutely vital. You are an essential part of our Church family; you carry the heart, the culture and the DNA of our church and you have an irreplaceable part to play in our vision and how it is outworked in this city and beyond.

In light of that, I want to invite you to come along to our final Heart & Soul night for 2016, this Tuesday night at 7.30pm. Heart and Soul is not a night for those who have particular roles or titles (well it is, but it’s for everyone else as well!). Everyone belongs at Heart & Soul. It’s where we cast vision for the future, celebrate victories, pray for and minister to one an another in a more intimate setting than we can often achieve on a Sunday and it’s where you can really hear the heartbeat of Energizer Church.

In this new era, more than ever before, you are vital. I hope you can join us at Heart and Soul.

Blessings,
Ps. Dave

A New Era: Energizer Nights Have Arrived!

A note from Ps. Dave:

Often when I’m looking for something around the house, I will complain about not being able to see it, only to be asked by Alix “are you having a ‘Man Look’?”.
The ‘Man Look’ is a tongue-in-cheek way of describing the act of looking, but not seeing. Many of us suffer from ‘Man Eyes’;  I’m sure there are some other blokes who will sympathise with my affliction. Just as with these little domestic challenges that many of us face when trying locate something we need, it’s easy to look without seeing when it comes to what God is doing.

“But forget all that—
 it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun!
Do you not see it?”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

The extent of our vision is determined by where we stand, or our location. Our vision is always filtered or framed by what we are looking through, sunglasses, glasses cameras, binoculars and windows all frame our vision.
God is doing a new thing! He is leading us into a new era. Let’s make sure we stand in a place where we can see, stand on his promises, his faithfulness and his unchanging character, whilst making sure our past experience and current circumstances don’t distort or filter us from what God has begun.

Let’s have a ‘God Look’ rather than the old ‘Man Look’ at what God has begun in us as we walk into an exciting new era. Our new night service is one of those new things in a new era at Energizer Church. Let’s keep praying standing together with expectation; let’s be present, engaged and aware of what God is doing.

I’m believing for salvations, healing and a new freedom across this weekend at Youth Camp and our three services, as we embrace a new era! We can’t wait to hear from Ps. Layla Nahavandi at both our Hobart services, and our Derwent Valley 10am service via live link for the very first time. Don’t forget, we also have a spit roast and BBQ from 4.30pm for the night service; what a great week to invite friends to church!

See you there,
Ps. Dave

Take Your Place: Fathers’ Day, 2016

We have two very special services planned for Father’s Day this Sunday. If there’s one thing fathers are known for (other than their dad jokes), it’s this: fathers want the best for their children. A father’s heart is to set up the next generation for success, to help them reach their potential, to make a way for them to be all they can be. Fatherhood creates a legacy.

“Set your mind now on sons—
don’t dote on father and grandfather.
You’ll set your sons up as princes
all over the earth.
I’ll make you famous for generations;
you’ll be the talk of the town
for a long, long time.”
Psalm 45:16 MSG

This Fathers’ Day, we want to explore the original Father: our Heavenly Father and how we relate to Him as sons and daughters. God wants to empower a generation and He wants you to take your place as part of that empowered generation: the princes in the land! He wants His sons to carry His heart and His kingdom the way only sons can!

TAKE YOUR PLACE with us this weekend; not only are you made in the image of, carrying the DNA of, the King of Kings, you can also live in relationship with the Good, Good Father. You are empowered with His authority to step up. You are appointed and esteemed in His Kingdom. You have permission to occupy His throne room. You are part of this; take your place.

We are looking forward to welcoming all the blokes in your world to church this Fathers’ Day, with a great atmosphere, gourmet pulled pork rolls, gifts, prizes and a word in season.

10am – Hobart Campus (8 Petchey St, Bellerive)
4pm – Derwent Valley Campus (19 Circle St, New Norfolk)

Get there early and shout your dad a coffee!

Ps Dave

A Note From Dave

Hi church,
You’ve probably said or heard someone else say, “they’re just all talk”. No one wants to be known as just a windbag; talk can be cheap and empty.
“For the kingdom of God is not based on talk but on power.”
(I Cor 4:20 AMP)
The Kingdom is so much more than philosophy, more than rhetoric, more than a campaign.
It is power: the power that raised Jesus from the the dead; the power that spoke the universe into being; the power that restores broken lives; the power that heals the sick; the power of God.
It’s the power to call into being that which does not yet exist.

“As it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you” in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (ROMANS 4:17 NASB)
 
Recently we’ve talked about moving from what we’ve got to what we want, moving to a time of miracles and multiplication.
Perhaps there’s another move we can make:
To move from talk to power.
When our lives are motivated by the example of Christ and our words originate from the heart of God,
they have the power to not only mentally illuminate, but also to bring salvation. We’re not about a whole lot of talk but… living in God’s power.
 
See you at one of our services this weekend.
Ps. Dave

A Note From Dave: Sunday July 31

Hi all,

In engaging the power of the big ask, asking God for what we want and not being intimidated by the perception that our question is a “stupid one”, there will be noises, voices and thoughts that we may need to shut out.

“When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn’t let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl’s father and mother.”
Luke 8:51(NLT)

When Jesus arrived at the house, he was confronted by the sound of mourners and even ridicule. Some said “you’re too late, as if you can do anything now”, because mourning proclaims and builds an atmosphere of pain and death.

While there is a time for mourning, it’s important that we don’t allow an atmosphere of death and ridicule to lock us out of the miracles that God wants to pour out in our world. Jesus wisely took only those who would believe with him into the room; when the girl was raised they came back to crowd.

There will be moments, times and even whole seasons during whichwe need to lock out certain voices, ways of thinking and atmospheres, if we want to move to a season of miracles.

Let’s be the Peter, James and John-type people, who will stand in faith with others as we walk into a season of miracles and multiplication!

Keep being a thermostat as we set an atmosphere of faith across our Church family and as we meet on Sunday.

Keep making pre-service prayer a priority and believing for miracles and salvation.

See you soon,
Ps. Dave

A Note From Dave: Kingdom Foundation Update

Hi church,

Kingdom Foundation Month has been fantastic at Energizer Church this year; we are so proud of your generosity! Our theme has remained this year: ‘building the church and blessing the community’ and your contribution will go towards doing just that! Local school outreaches, freeing young people from poverty in India, training pastors in Nepal, seeing our vision for a new church home become a reality, creating opportunities for people to encounter God at youth camp and in our new service: all these aspects of our Kingdom Foundation Vision WILL change lives, so once again, thank you!

We’ve seen great momentum in our Kingdom Foundation giving; so far we’ve seen over $35,000.00 donated and it’s not over yet! This Sunday, we conclude the month’s focus, so if you’ve been praying and considering your contribution, this is a great week to get involved in something incredible. We will continue to update you on the progress over the next 12 months.

Remember that together we can be part of a miracle, together we can achieve so much more than we could do on our own! It’s never about the amount; it’s about the heart. It is about being part of something bigger than ourselves – it is LOVE in ACTION. It’s about leaning in and seeing what God will do as we step out in faith. What part will you play? We encourage you to be part of this great Kingdom Foundation vision.

We are believing for far greater things ahead than anything we have seen before; we invite you to activate your faith and join us as we work to bring God’s Kingdom to our world!

See you in church,

Ps. Dave

A Note From Dave: Sunday July 17

Hi all,
We all use various technology in our daily lives. Our phones, computers and even watches are capable of performing so many tasks for us. So often, what they can achieve for us is not limited by their power or design, but rather by our knowledge of their capabilities and operation.

Most people only use a small percentage of the features contained in their smart phone.

Isn’t it amazing when someone shows you a new feature that completely revolutionises the way you use your smart phone?

Similarly, God has given us more than we could ever hope for or even imagine. In other words, what we have been given is beyond our capacity and understanding.

He has also given us his Spirit, so we can know and understand the power of what we’ve been given.

“And we have received God’s Spirit
(not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. ”
(1 Co 2:12 NLT)

The Holy Spirit leads us towards truth, knowledge, understanding and “Knowing” which brings clarity. Inversely, the spirt of this world leads people towards lies, deception and confusion.

The Holy-Sprit within us allows to not only punch above our weight, but live at a level beyond what we’ve ever thought or imagined.

Let’s keep expecting great things this weekend at Church as we continue our Kingdom Foundation month.

Ps. Dave