Category Archive: July 4th

Celebrating the 4th Down Under!

Hey Friends,

If you follow me on Twitter you know I’m in Sydney for the #hillsongconf.  It has been glorious.  The worship and the sermons have been more than challenging.  I am fired up to get back to “our House” @faithpromise.  We miss our family and are even more fired up for the second half of 2012.

I had an unusual experience this morning in the session.  (Remember we are 14 hours ahead of Knoxville.)  This morning we sang the Star Spangled Banner.  30,000 Aussies singing our song was pretty cool, but after that Pastor Brian Houston prayed for America.  I was already moved by the song, but the intercession pushed me and Michele over the edge.

We are told the world hates America.  It is not true here.  The entire assembly of believers prayed for us.  Wow!!! Around the world believers intercede for our nation.  Are they more passionate for revival for us than we are?  Watching the Body of Christ as one, the Lord was pleased.

We in America have so much to celebrate and to be thankful for.  Truly God has blessed, and we pray, “God Bless America!”

Happy 4th of July!  Enjoy all we have.

See ya when Michele and I get back.

Love ya,

Pastor Chris


Longest Leap Yet!

Hey Friends,

Please pray with us because this weekend we will attempt our longest leap of faith and ministry yet. We will not be at our Pellissippi Campus, but will move all of our services to Pellissippi State Community College for one huge 4th of July celebration. We are praying for 10,000 to be in attendance. We are also praying for our greatest harvest of souls ever.

The extravaganza will be from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. It will be a blast for the whole family. In the middle of the festivities we will bring everyone together for a gospel presentation. I am praying for Pentecost II!

I pray that the Lord will bind the devil as we take what is his – the souls of people without Christ. I am praying our faith will be strengthened. I am praying we will experience the Lord like never before. I am asking for the momentum to explode on our church.

I pray you have a great 4th. As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, let’s remember that 2,000 years ago Jesus declared independence from death, hell and the grave for all who want it.

Together we can make a difference.

See ya Tuesday. Be safe and blessed.

Pastor Chris