August 2016

29 Aug My New Curriculum is READY!

If you want to raise up a Holy Spirit generation of children, then you must prepare the way through preaching and teaching. I am SO, SO excited that Batteries Not Included is now ready to help churches and children's ministries around the world raise up a new, powerful Spirit-filled generation. I know that this series is practical, proven, and productive. It is practical in that the lessons are usable without hours and hours of preparation, proven in that it has been used over and over again throughout my 25 years of being a Children's Pastor, and productive in that it powerfully impacted the children. http://billyburns.storenvy.com/ Here is a description of the curriculum: Though uniquely created by God and strategically placed on earth with an assignment, we are incapable of fulfilling our divine call because we are born without the needed supernatural power to fulfill this assignment. It's only after "you will receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you" that we can step into our assignment. Batteries Not Included teaches: Lesson 1 - Created with an Assignment Lesson 2 - Batteries Not Included Lesson 3 - Power Delivered Lesson 4 - Installing the Batteries Lesson 5 - Keep the Batteries Charged  ...

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22 Aug Two Powerful Quotes

Every now and then, I discover a sentence or paragraph in a book that causes an explosion in my spirit. It's as though the black ink used to print the text has miraculously turned into a red letter, "thus-saith-the-Lord" word to me. I experienced this in a book that I'm reading right now In Light of Eternity, the Life of Leonard Ravenhill written by Mack Tomlinson. Here are a couple of quotes that will cause you to stop to meditate upon their significance and then hopefully write into your journal. "I’m believing that I’m going to see a Pentecost that will out-Pentecost Pentecost." A little later in the book, Tomlinson shared this quote by Ravenhill: "Do the Pentecostals look back with shame as they remember when they dwelt across the theological tracks, but with the glory of the Lord in their midst, when they had a normal church life, which meant nights of prayers, followed by signs and wonders, miracles, and genuine gifts of the Holy Ghost? When they were not clock watchers, and their meetings lasted for hours, saturated with holy power? Have we no tears for these memories, or shame that our children know nothing of such power?" I can't add anything to these quotes. I'll ask the Holy Spirit to amplify these thoughts within your spirit. Selah.  ...

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15 Aug The Spontaneity of the Holy Spirit

Don't you love reading the words "and suddenly" in the Book of Acts? While these Spirit-filled, Spirit-led men were walking with the Spirit and obeying His promptings, the Holy Spirit showed up in an unplanned, surprising way that brought about supernatural results. The "and suddenly" reminds us that we never know what He is up to or what He is going to do next. Just because He moved in one direction in last week's service doesn't mean that it will happen in the same way this weekend or ever for that matter. It fills the New Testament Church with anticipation because we know that the service will be both unpredictable and fresh! You know this already but I will share it anyways. The spontaneity of the Spirit is to be seen in ALL of the New Testament Church ...

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08 Aug Party, Party, Party!!!

August is party time around the Burns household. First, this month Vickie and I are celebrating 39 years of marriage. Many of this blog's readers have met Vickie at one of our Ignite the Supernatural Conferences or Ignite & Unite Conferences and know that when I say that she is the most beautiful, sweet, loving, caring, Jesus-loving (should I continue?) ladies in the whole world, that I am not bragging ...

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