If its from God, I want it

If its from God, I want it

[Act 2:1-4 NASB] 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

I Liked It

There I was with some “gibberish” coming out of my mouth. I had the sensation of what could be described as “electrified honey” running down my body. I thought the man (Dr. Bob Rodgers, who as an evangelist at the time) thought I was crazy. I did not know what was happening, but I knew I liked it.

“If it’s from God, I want it.” Those are the words that preceded this experience. I was a new Christian. I had not got into the spiritual discipline of faithful church attendance, but I had decided that since I was a Christian, I should go to church. (Selah) I arrived late to church. Unlike most late arrivers, I was very late. Like, so late as I was walking in the people were walking out. For whatever reason, I was determined to find a man in a suit and get him to pray for me. I went up front, found Dr. Bob, and had him pray for me.

I Was Struggling

You see, although I was a Christian, I was struggling. Jesus had done and was continuing to do a mighty work in my life. Yet, something was missing. I knew it, but not with my mind; I knew God wanted me to experience Him.

My conversation with Dr. Bob started with those words. He said I needed the baptism with the Holy Spirit. I had no idea what he was talking about. I had never heard those terms before. I answered, “If it’s from God, I want it.” These words prompted him to help me experience the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

He prayed for me. He asked me to raise my hands. (I had no idea why.) He put his hand on my head. (I had no idea why.)  He told me to pray. (That made sense to me.) Then I started to experience that “electrified honey” sensation. (Not everyone experiences this sensation.)

“Not English, but tongues.”  Dr. Bob told me those words. I had never heard of the term “tongues” as it related to speaking or talking. This is were it gets interesting. I did not know what he was wanting me to do. All I can say is that the next thing I know, some “gibberish” is coming out of my mouth. I thought that he would think I was crazy.

A Teaching With An Experience

I did not care what he thought. I did not understand exactly was going on. All I knew was that I was hungry for God. I did not know what I was experiencing, but I knew I liked it. I knew God would not give me something bad. It was not until a few years later did I understand the theological and Biblical foundation for this experience.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. I am going to deliver a Biblical and theological foundation for the baptism with the Holy Spirit. I want you not just get the teaching; I want you to get the experience. Pray with me for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

100 Days/Miles This Summer

This summer, we are praying together. It is going to take different forms. First, we are asking people to commit to an unbroken prayer life for 100 days from now until Labor Day Sunday, September 1. Secondly, we are asking people to walk their neighborhood and pray — one mile a day for 100 days or 100 miles to September 1. Thirdly, we are having the church building open for prayer. Beginning the week of Monday, June 3rd the building will be open Mondays at 7 AM, Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, and Thursdays at noon. Some of these times will have a leader leading in prayer while other times, the sanctuary will be open for people to come and pray. We have unique prayer guides that we are asking people to use as part of their prayer. These prayer guides will allow us to “pray together” even if we are not always in the same location, we will be praying along the same lines.

Please take advantage of these times of prayer. For a gift of any size, we will have exclusive T-shirts available for those who commit to prayer walk their neighborhoods. Expect God to respond in miraculous ways today as He did then.

We are believing to connect 1000 people to Jesus Christ and His Church.

We have tools for you.
Evangelism How-To Pamphlet
Surrendered Follow-up Cards
For more go to https://evangelnorth.net/surrendered/

Also, get your “How can I PRAY for you?” shirts here.

We love you. We are looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.

Also new service: Saturdays 6 PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).

Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.

Carman Legacy Concert
Friday, August 9th – 7PM to 9PM
Door open at 6PM

FREE Concert – general seating! No offering.

VIP Available: special upfront seating, green room access with Carman, signed merchandise. Only $100 per person. (VIP tickets available online at www.evangelnorth.net/carman or at the door.)

Check out our NEW ENC website at www.evangelnorth.net!
There are still kinks in it, but it is fresher and more responsive. Look at on your phone and computer.

We are still building ministry pages such as youth, children, food pantry, etc. Those will be rolling out soon. It will have photo galleries, sermon players, and more.

Do you have any suggestions? Corrections? Let us know. Email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net

We are looking for B-Group leaders. Email pastorjohn@evangelnorth.net if you are interested in becoming a B-Group leader.
Check out the B-Group webpage. Just go to www.evangelnorth.net/bgroups there is an online directory. The ENC App also has a directory of the B-Groups. Try it out!
We have several areas that are currently in need of leadership and team members.

In particular:
* Housekeeping Coordinator

Interested? Click here. 

Download the ENC App for Android and Apple.

Features include blog updates, prayer requests, giving, audio sermons, YouTube channel, and more.

Stay connected to ENC 24/7. Just go to where you get apps and download it today! 

NEXT DATE: Sunday, June 16

If you want to be water baptized, ***please email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net*** or call 502.413.0115 ext. 2. Give your name and which service you will attend.

Also, follow the instructions below.
1. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Wear dark clothing to be baptized in.
2. The baptisms will occur after praise & worship, so immediately go to the baptistery through the left door of the platform.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’” Acts 22:16 NASB

Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is June 9th

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is June 16th.

Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

March is CANCELLED by the Jail for REC. The next time is June 30.

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***

NEXT DATE: June 27th at 7PM.

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.

Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.


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