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"If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant to all" (Mark 9:35).

Evergreen UMC Hosts One Loudoun Revival 2016

08/22/2016 - Friday August 19, 2016 – Leesburg, VA

Churches are emulating first-century Christianity that centered on prayer.

Metropolitan Washington is a unique place. With over six million people, it is one of the most powerful, educated, and diverse cities in the world. It is also one of the most secularized. We believe that God has assigned a unique role for the Church to impact secular Washington with the message of Jesus Christ.

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” - Ephesians 4:1-6.

The Body of Christ is moving boldly in our community as the church congregations network and share resources, acting as seed scatters, peacemakers, world changers and visionaries. The movement symbolizes one of the dominant, new religious overtones of the 21st Century – a spirit of Christian unity.

Now is the time for all generations, denominations and cultures to unite in faith for our county, love of our nation and hope in God for the world.

There's a unique sound that is produced by unity in the body of Christ! It sounds like heaven touching earth! Folks came out to hear it again at the Evergreen UMC‬ One Loudoun Revival gathering August 19th in Leesburg!

Never before has there been such a uniquely diverse gathering of the body of Christ in Loudoun, where each church's expression of Jesus Christ is embraced and welcomed at each participating church sanctuary, echoed in worship and flowing through the entire service. Of course miracles, signs and wonders are manifesting. That's what truly happens when the people of God get together in solidarity.

Imagine the transformation of Loudoun, if churches across the county would unite in faith. You can be the change Loudoun needs. Join the movement every Friday night in August, as we seek revival. All youth are encouraged to invite their friends and join in with the Youth Crusade meeting at the same times and locations.

Evergreen United Methodist Church – Leesburg
Pastor Chip Geissler - Host Pastor

In August, 1999, “Evergreen” became the name of the 100th United Methodist congregation in the Winchester District. There was a name, along with 18 acres of land, and there was a great foundation laid in prayer, but there were no people…except in the mind of God.

The name “Evergreen” comes from a seed planted by some who have long been in prayer for the new church. It germinated and sprang to life in the hearts and minds of the first members of the core group – those who have heard God’s call to be the first fruits of this work.

On October 17th at 10 am, the gym at Evergreen Mill Elementary School was ready to be a house of worship, thanks to the help of several “missionaries” from neighboring churches and other contacts. Worship began at 10:15, and by 11:00 there were 185 people present, including 45 under 7 years old. The children received loving attention and quality Christian education, while the adults were invited to focus on God and on who we are in God’s sight. It was a true worship celebration.

On March 10, 2013, Evergreen Church gathered to worship God in the new building for the first time! Evergreen Church has proven for 13+ years that the Church consists of God at work in a community of people and that life-changing, Christ-centered experience with God does not absolutely require a building. “Evergreen” has a long history in this part of Loudoun County and it has a growing geographical association for people who hear the name. Of course the best thing about the name is its spiritual allusion. It also has a subtle but profound connection to the eternal life that Jesus offers. Evergreen means ever-living.

band at umcWorship Team at Evergreen United Methodist Church in Leesburg.

Pastor Jeff Jacob, Word of Life - Guest Speaker

Jeff Jacob is the founding pastor of Word of Life International Church in Ashburn, VA. He has been married to his beautiful wife Cheryl for 27 years and has two fantastic sons, Joshua and Jordan. Pastor Jacob has always had a heart for world missions and international people. God has blessed Jeff having given him the opportunity to preach in many nations of the world.

Jeff is passionate about planting churches in regions where there is no church or no strong church. Pastor Jeff is a strong promoter of unity in the body of Christ and works diligently to bring the body together as much as possible. His long-term vision is simply to hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant" when He enters eternity.

The Message - A Rebellious People! Pastor Jeff Jacob

Pastor Jeff Jacob’s message is a follows:

Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence—As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence - Isaiah 64: 1-2.

The message Friday evening was from Isaiah 64 and 65. Isaiah prophesied during a time when Israel had been enslaved and just prior to Judah being taken captive and Jerusalem being destroyed. He is speaking to a people and a nation that is in total despair and who had turned their backs on God and pursued the worship of idols. Their idolatry had caused God to turn His back on them and to allow their enemies to overtake them. In this setting Isaiah called out to God.

In the beginning of Isaiah 64 you hear the prophet calling for God to open the heavens and come down as He had done in the past. It says in verse 3 that God had come down in the past and "did awesome deeds beyond our highest expectations." He was calling on God to come and do what He had done before to turn his people back to Him.

In American history there have been several times when our nation has departed significantly from God's ways and the foundations of Christianity, which this nation was founded upon. There have been two "Great Awakenings" in U.S. history and several other "revival" times that have been major turning points in our nation. Secular history books contain information about the first and second great awakenings and the impact they had on American society. It was as if God came down like Isaiah was talking about and revolutionized our nation. During the First Great Awakening it is estimated that 20% of the population of New England was converted to Christianity in a short period of time.

America needs God to "come down" again and do "awesome deeds beyond our expectations." The strategy in seeing this happen again is found in Isaiah 65 where God responded to Isaiah's plea. God spoke back to Isaiah, "I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, 'Here I am, here I am!' to a nation that did not call on my name."

God wants to launch another awakening for our great nation, but He is waiting for His people to cry out to Him. God is looking for people to ask Him, to look for Him and to call on His name. Friday night was a time to let our voices be heard by God and for us to respond to His call to seek Him while He may be found. God is waiting for us to cry out like Isaiah, "Oh that You would burst from the heavens and come down!"

Upcoming One Loudoun Church Revival Events

Aug 26th @ 7 PM Oak Grove Baptist Church - Sterling
Pastor Greg Spurlock -Host Pastor
Pastor Michelle C. Thomas, Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International – Guest Speaker

**Pastors & Leaders are invited to join us Fridays at 6 PM for dinner and round table discussions.

Don't Miss You Chance to Be Refreshed, Every Friday in August @ 7 PM.

For more information regarding these One Loudoun Revival 2016 events, please contact Pastor Michelle C. Thomas at 703-298-0887 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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