HAVE YOU BEEN AWAKENED…
…to call those in bondage your Friend?
You’re getting him back now for good—and no mere slave this time, but a true Christian brother!
That’s what he was to me—he’ll be even more than that to you.
We preach the Gospel
The Gospel Only
Friends, let me go over the Message with you one final time—this Message that I proclaimed and that you made your own; this Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved. (I’m assuming, now, that your belief was the real thing and not a passing fancy, that you’re in this for good and holding fast.). The first thing I did was place before you what was placed so emphatically before me: that the Messiah died for our sins, exactly as Scripture tells it; that he was buried; that he was raised from death on the third day, again exactly as Scripture says…. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
We encourage and accept all
Everyone is Welcome
Everyone has a past and baggage they would rather keep under wraps, but here at Awakenings, we welcome all of you. We don't judge you by your mistakes; we love you as a treasured member of God's family. And in God's family, "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for [we] are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).
God Awakening the Hearts of HIS People
Together, we'll be at the high points, celebrating just as loudly as you, and we'll be in the valleys, too, pulling you to your feet.
The Holy Spirit Forging Friendships
It's about GOD awakening the hearts of His people... It's about EVERYONE being afforded a second chance in their BROTHER'S eye.
The Place of Second Chances
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity" (Proverbs 17:17). As a part of Awakenings, you'll find both.
It's About our Faith
IT'S ABOUT GOD
Describing God is something that theologians, philsophers, scientists, and even poets have been trying to do for far longer than many of us have been alive. It's a daunting task, no doubt, but the Bible sums Him up fairly quickly and easily: He's love. He took the time to craft each of us, write the complete stories of our lives (complete with twists and turns), and even sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us on a cross. Just imagine that! God desires a relationship with each of us so badly that He sent His perfect Son to die on a cross, take the punishment for our sins, and - here's the best part! - make it possible for us to enjoy eternity in heaven with God, Himself, and the Holy Spirit.
IT'S ABOUT JESUS
Almost everyone can tell you who Jesus is, but they may not be able to tell you why He's so important. Jesus is the Son of God and came to earth as a baby. He grew up as 100% human and 100% God and lived a sinless life. Eventually, Jesus hung on a cross, was buried in a tomb, and rose from the dead three days later! Because of Him and because of His obedience, we can pray directly to God, live a life in step with Him, and, at some point, spend eternity in paradise. That's not the end of the story, though: Jesus is in heaven right now, getting it ready for His followers. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords is coming back for us, the church - His bride.
IT'S ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is Jesus' direct gift to us when we accept just how hopeless we are without Him and accept His free gift of salvation. We receive the Holy Spirit the instant we acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior. Really, the Holy Spirit is a Christian conscience. He gives us the ability to commune with God, understand the Bible, feel convicted when we sin, and become more Christlike.
IT'S ABOUT GOD'S WORD
The Bible is God's word on paper. Stop for a second and let that sink in. We have complete and unrestricted access to God's word. The Bible is a Christian's single greatest weapon against Satan and greatest comfort and source of guidance. It was written by human authors divinely inspired by God Himself and guided by the Holy Spirit. It is the single source for Christian truths, beliefs, and faith.
What you can expect to see at Awakenings
Broken expectations, Broken Dreams, Broken People, Broken Hearts, Broken Programs, Broken Homes, Broken Desires, Broken Gatherings, Broken Facilities, Broken Families, Broken Communities, Broken Pastors, Broken Worship, and Broken Ministries;
Just about everything is broken except....
No one on the staff at Awakenings receives any monetary benefit from your contributions. 50% of all donations go back to our people and 50% supports our operations. It’s just that simple… It’s about honoring God, not about honoring our pockets.
We support our people by assisting with rent, groceries, food, and so many other needs that the body of Christ encounters day by day. What a blessing to be a part of getting through life together with friends who practice their Faith in tangible ways.
So you don’t have the gas to make it here huh? No worries. Here at Awakenings we have a “No Questions Asked GAS FUND” to help you get from point A to point B. Ask a Pastor; we’ll slip you a gas card to Help out.