2012 Conference – Sunday Service

Scott Kirkpatrick (Greenville)

  • Romans 5:6-8
  • Christ died for me.
  • Ephesians 2:13-16

Mike Talifero

  • Matthew 4:8-10
  • Satan tried to get Jesus to trade
  • Say no to Internet Pornography
  • Change our schedules
  • Truly repent – be penatant & decisive
  • Purpose
  • Matthew 8:1-
  • Luke 6:12-
  • Matthew 28:16-
  • When the apostles came off the mountain, they made disciples, we got the book of Acts
  • Get back to basics
  • We will never solve a problem that we won’t face.
  • Do I have the purpose of Christ in my heart?
  • Jesus plan is just for each of us to help another person
  • Sacrifice
  • since when is sacrifice, moving from 1 rich American city to another?
  • be frugal savers not credit bengers
  • Mark 9: – coming off the mountain is tough
  • there is no sugar coating this
  • We can not fade … don’t forget!
  • 1 Peter 5:5
  • We had become the message. We should have never been the message. It is God’s mercy & His s
  • 2 Corinthians 5:5-10

2012 Conference – Saturday NIght Service

third night


  • 17k Islands
  • 4k Disciples in 29 cities
  • Mathew 13:32
  • Why did God describe the kingdom of God as a mustard seed?
  • God believes that even the smallest seed can make a big impact. What can 1 disciple do?
  • 1 Disciple started a church
  • Church planting doubled in 1 year
  • there are 17k disciples here tonight – 16k new churches 🙂

Emmanual Emmah (Lagos Nigeria)

  • if you believe, you can say to that mountain, move, and it will
  • Psalm 145:1-7
  • Physical mountains & spiritual mountains
  • Biggest mountain to move is the generational mountain
  • Mountains can either elevate or obstruct
  • Am I willing to move?
  • Poem: Black Man Who Dream

Alex Paiz (Rio De Janero)

  • Mark 1:15
  • Cronos (cronoligical time) & Chaios (special time, God’s time)
  • This is Chaios – a special time, God’s time
  • This was just after John the Baptist had been put in jail by Herod, so he went right into Herod’s backyard and preached this.
  • Have you prayed to be a missionary? Have you prayed to serve where the greatest needs are?
  • What is holding you back?
  • Old: Abraham was 75 when he was called.
  • Young: Timothy was a teen when he was called.
  • The time has come!

Brian Campbell (Campus minister from Denver Colorado)

  • 2 Corinthians 3:18

2012 Conference – Married Mens Session – The Man and the Mountain

Cynacism is …
But with God, mountains can be climbed,

Robert Carillo (San Diego Coc)
Men’s Leadership in the Family
As a sinner to sinners – nobody is perfect, yet we are commanded to be perfect.

  • Conviction to follow advice.
  • We need convictions to be a great husband & father. – I need to lead my house!
  • the greatest mountain is to lead our families to heaven
  • Exodus 23:17 – “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.”
  • Men are trashed by popular culture. – That is the image of men my son is growing up with.
  • Men used to solve problems & rescue.
  • Even the heros have serious issues (batman, iron man, hulk, etc.)
  • Who do our sons have to look up to?
  • Who do our daughters have to encourage them?
  • Fathers make a difference!
  • We have a generation of children growing up having no idea who Jesus is.
  • 150 – 200 Million orphans. Huge global problem!
  • God’s plan breaks down when fathers don’t do their job.
  • Genesis 18:18-20
  • Exodus 10:1-2
  • Deuteronomy 4:8-10
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-7
  • Leviticus 18:21
  • Leviticus 20:2
  • They were sacrificing their children; how our we sacrificing our children to sports (Nike), academics, pride?
  • Luke 17
  • God wants to rescue our children, should be from the world & not from us.
  • Malachi 4:1-6 (God ends the OT with a curse – scary – depends on hearts of children & parents being turned to each other).
  • Luke 1:8-17 — why did John the Baptist come? to make a people ready for the Lord — this is our charge as brothers, especially our children
  • Psalm by the music director for David, Asaph – Ezra 3:11 – found his children singing His love endures forever! – 500 years later!!!
  • I need to fight (Satan) for my children!

John Lewey (Singapore Church Evangelist)

  • Statistically children who have a great relationship with their parents have fewer health problems.
  • Ephesians 6:1-3 — Children obey your parents … so that it will go well with you.
  • Fathers teach children how to regulate their emotions, thru play.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (encourage, comfort, urge)
  • Help Adolescents By Providing a Voice of Reason
  • Mothers bring out the problems, Fathers are better at solving them — both are needed!
  • #1 predictor of premarital sex was viewing pornography
  • We (as fathers) make assumptions & are lazy.
  • Help Adolescents By _____
  • I need to spend time with each of my kids each week, 1:1.
  • What are your highs & what are the lows?
  • Be a positive role model. As a father, as a husband.
  • Be constantly encouraging!
  • Stay involved thru thick & thin.
  • Do not exasperate. (Ephesians 6:4)
  • I need to be available to talk about all emotions.
  • What do I not like to talk about?
  • Need to get connected.
  • Spend time 1:1 with each child – very specific – model the be
  • http://www.gep.sg to download slides

2012 Conference – Second Night Service

Sam Powell

Joshua 14:7-15

  • Caleb wanted the hill country.
  • It was going to be hard; the Anakites were there.
  • It was a challenge.
  • God has a challenge for each of us.
  • The challenges help us to get out of our comfort zone.
  • We have to decide that we are going to take the hill country.

Numbers 13:17-14:16,20-24

What will it take?

  • God said Caleb had a different spirit:
  • A trusting sport. We need to belied God.
  • Proverbs 3:5
  • Psalm 37:3-6
  • We need to trust God. He is faithful.
  • We have to trust our leaders. If we don’t trust we won’t give our heart.
  • Leaders have to be humble to get trust.
  • We have to trust each other.
  • We must trust sister churches.
  • You have to start with wanting to trust.
  • There is a price to pay for building unity & trust. – We need to pay that price. We have to pay it.

Joshua 15:13-14

  • Satan loves division.
  • Number 13:21
  • Time to fight for what we want.
  • We have to try to do something. We may fail, but we may not.
  • The victory was that they tried.
  • Who is helping me?

2012 Conference – Parenting Teenagers

Luke 1:16-

Turn our hearts back to God & to children

Do I believe that God can provide on the
mountain of the Lord?

Ephesians 5:22

Genuine Faith or Damaging Hypocrisy

·       (a
bit hard to follow scripture references – here)

2 Timothy 1:5

If it is not your life to be a disciple, then
your teens will see the hypocrisy.

Ephesians 6:1-4

bring them up -> training & nurture them.
affection & unconditional love

heart-to-heart – lost in discipline

Produce a home environment that is loving & lavishing. Affection must
go before the discipline.

Home should be safe.

Understand where they are. Ask questions.

1 Chronicles 28:9

Meet kids where they are at.

My relationship is a model of my kids
relationship with God.

Talk about real things. Make it safe to talk
about anything.

Relationship should evolve from parent-child to

I need to find a way to connect with my kids.

Mark 8:22-26

Provide dirty hands support.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Don’t try and take responsibility for kids

Take responsibility for what I do?

2012 Conference – Adoptive Families

– Josh is a gift from
God -> to teach us faith, unconditional love.

Moses was adopted.
Jesus was adopted by Joseph.

Ester 2:7-11, 20

  • God ordained every day, including us adopting.
  • Biological or adopted – they are ours, just the same.


  • God sent his son so that we might be adopted.
  • It was not cheap.
  • It was forever.
  • Learn not to give in fear & anxiety.


your adoptive children to sacrifice.

  • Ester 4:12-14
  • Mordecai was just the right teacher for Esther.
  • God had a plan for Esther. God has a plan for our

2012 Conference – Generation to Geneartion

Kick off of the marrieds conference – about 18,000 disciples in San Antonio, TX.

Sam Laing & Family (Gerry – wife, David -grown son, Elizabeth – daughter)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
ref Judges 2:10-15

  • We have made Jesus Lord of our individual life, but we need to make Jesus Lord of our family & marriage.
  • This needs to be about heart – not just about action – we need to connect heart-to-heart.
  • Greatest thing to want is for our kids to have a relationship with God. Not about academics, sports, etc.
  • Talking about God’s word all the time – days, conflicts, events, etc. – relate to God & the scriptures.
  • Take a step back & listen to how our family talks to each other (parents as well).

Deuteronomy 16:1 – Fabric of the Family

  • David Laing
  • Traditions – Celebrate together!
  • Remember, Celebrate!
  • Do the rituals & traditions of our family glorify God?
  • Does our family rejoice & celebrate God?
  • How fun special is our family? (TSO 🙂 )

Romans 7:21-25

  • Don’t label our kids – realize that our kids are testing us to see how much we love them.
  • Each child needs to develop their own faith.
  • I have to keep growing in my faith – I need to set the example.

Deuteronomy 7:1 – be in the world, but not of the world

  • need to stay out of the world, we are in the world, not of the world
  • the world hates disciples, my child will not be accepted
  • But God loves them!
  • Deuteronomy 9:6 – are me kids Pharasees? performance oriented
  • Deuteronomy 16:21 – don’t have idols
  • use sports and activites to build but not instead
  • Seek the Kingdom First (Mat 6:33)
  • Proverbs 22:10 – train up a child in the way they should go and when he is old he will not depart from it (does not speak to the middle – they will have hard times & will not be perfect!)