Nov 12, 2016

Your Story

A new month has started and an entirely new sermon series at SOS Church Stockholm. The series for November is called "Your Story" and is about sharing your journey, miracles and faith with the seekers of Stockholm, our dear capital city. It's so great to be part of the large gatherings like our mission festivals or Awakening Europe at Friends Arena that we just experienced. We need the mass-meetings, and they are Biblical and important for many reasons.

The Great Commission is not about numbers and how many that have responded to an evangelists invitation at the end of his sermon. It is about baptism in water, baptism in the Holy Spirit and making disciples. It is so important that we continue to share our faith with our relatives, coworkers, neighbors and friends. Our life style in SOS is holy and it keeps us sharp and vital. Here's a short Bible Study and guide...

Your Story 

1) The Gospel about the blood of Jesus in combination with your story defeats the devil! Rev 12:11 2) The power of the Holy Spirit is directly connected to your story! Acts 1:8 
3) Your story touches and is hard to question! Acts 26:1-32 
4) Be relevant, wise and radical at the same time! Col 4:2-6 
5) Be natural, honest and real! Acts 6:8-10 

We need to prioritize what's most important and keep the course... What's most important is that we all share our faith with non-Christian and train new disciples on a regular basis and go on missions trips. 

See ya soon!

Jul 30, 2016

Bujumbura Burundi in our hearts...

We are in the middle of our fourth festival in our African Capital City Tour. We have had awesome days with outreaches on the streets of Bujumbura, an audiens with the President and tonight we had approximatly 40,000 people on the field! We are humbled and so grateful to Jesus who is our center and the reason that Mission SOS exists... Thank you all for praying, we need your prayers more than ever. We stand together!

Check out the videos that have been made since we landed on Burundi soil:

  Bujumbura Update Monday from Mission SOS on Vimeo.
Bujumbura 2016 Update Wednesday from Mission SOS on Vimeo.
Bujumbura Update Thursday from Mission SOS on Vimeo.
Friday_Update1 from Mission SOS on Vimeo.

Jul 20, 2016

Sermon Guide

Since there are so many of our team members going with us to the African capital cities that will preach in our partner churches in Africa I have put together a simple sermon-guide or blueprint. I hope this will help you in your preparations:

1. Through prayer and with the help of the Holy Spirit, choose a "Jesus text" from one of the 4 gospels.

2. Choose a title or theme. Should be short. A title that people will remember and that is repeated throughout the message. Title should be 1-3 or at most 5 words.

3. A fun/humurous introductiont hat introduces yourself. Have your audience laugh. Win hearts!

4. Read the text and and comment the context.

5. A good parable/picture/illustration in line with the theme. A scripture that underlines/corroborates.

6. A personal testimony/story in line with the theme. A scripture that underlines/corroborates.

7. 1-3 practical applications.

8. Choose three scriptures/passages from the Book of Acts or the New Testament letter that underlines/corroborates.

9. Sum up your message, close and invite.

Don't forget to be Jesus-focused, make a salvation invitation, invitation for baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing and mobilize the churches for the upcoming festival.

Ps. This guide or blueprint is to be used when preaching in the churches, not on an outreach :).

Good Luck!

Jul 13, 2016

Adrenaline - Supernatural Surprises and Miracles in Every Day Life!

We are in the middle of summer and so much exciting is happening through and in our church! Larger teams than ever are experiencing the adventure in the African capital cities and we are invading Stockholm's parks and open spaces with a warm loving Jesus-gospel! Just imagine what we get to achieve together!

Don't forget our faith goals for 2016!

Here is a little thinker as foundation for our teaching and preaching series during July. As you might have understood already, we are trying to systematically use the entire Bible when we preach and teach in SOS Church Stockholm. We spend about as much time in the Old as in the New Testament. My goal is to over a period of three years go through all the books of the Bible. We want our disciples to have a strong, solid Biblical foundation.

Theme for July: Adrenaline - Supernatural Surprises and Miracles in Every Day Life!

We will study the book of Daniel together as foundation for this month's theme. The book is about the Jewish Prophet Daniel and his friends after they arrive as prisoners of war from Israel to Babylon about 606 BC. The regime tries to brain wash, convert and re-educate the young Jews, but they do not succeed.

These brilliant Jews gain influence instead and receive leading positions, not just in Babylon, butt later in Persia and more of the coming kingdoms. They refuse to compromise with their kosher rules, worship idols or be part of personal or emperor-cults. God constantly rescues them from persecution through miracles and peculiar signs and wonders. They continue to climb the career-ladder in their different work- and social skills through an amazing God-given favor.

They read dreams, visions and writing. They are rescued from a burning furnace, Daniel from a lion's den and they later have angelic visitations about world-political happenings. At the least, their life is full of adrenaline with alot of supernatural surprises and miraculous Godly interference.

- The book is about how God rewards humbleness and no compromise.

- The book is about how God faithfully answers prayer and judges injustice and pride.

- The book is about how God reacts in world politics and at last controls both the fate of the rulers and the nations.

- The book is about the End Times and is oddly connected to the book of Revelation in the New Testament.

- The book is also about how the Prophet Daniel and his friends succeed with the hard task of being priests, spiritual guides and compasses for those who did not yet share their faith. By their life style they succeed to win over several people of leadership to actually start to believe in the God of Israel. They are political advisers and spiritual guides in very questionable environments, but without compromising.

I am praying for us all as we unwearied and determined continue to make disciples of the Stockholmers. Your Bible studies and preparations are so important for our church's spiritual growth and maturity.

See ya!

Jun 22, 2016

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