Doors Wide Open
‘I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.’ Revelation 3:8
In Loughborough, there will be open heavens for open doors. At Wildfires Festival, we received these words from John Scott, a prophetic leader. At our 2023 Weekend Away, we explored the possibilities of heaven breaking out, illustrated by the image of an open door. Under an open heaven, prayer is unbroken, justice is possible, and salvation is shared. Our homes become places of transformation and reconciliation, where our open doors illustrate our open hearts.
This year's speaker was Phil Knox, head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. He lives with his family in Birmingham. Phil lives to see people come to know Jesus and Christians inspired and equipped to share their faith. He is the author of Story Bearer: How to Share Your Faith With Your Friends.
Hearts Wide Open — Phil Knox
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
In this first session, our guest speaker Phil Knox reminds us that to have open doors, we must also have open hearts. Phil encouraged us to work as a team by sharing a prophetic image of a rusty lock on a rusty gate. Our relationships with each other and the world around us are critical to stepping into the open doors in front of us. God invites us to play our part in rebuilding the world around us. As we invest in the relationships of those around us, our open lives will become places of transformation.
Two Master Keys — Phil Knox
Ministry is hard graft, but with the master keys of 'place' and 'prayer', we can open doors to establish Heaven on Earth. In this second session, Phil Knox challenges us to listen and learn from our communities to understand the stories of those around us, reminding us that the miracle of Pentecost was a gift of ears as much as a gift of tongues. Through sharing stories, we will reveal and remember the faithfulness of God in our town. By committing to our place, streets, and campus, we will build relationships based on longevity and trust. Finally, as we devote ourselves to prayer, God may open a door for our message. There is a spiritual openness in our society, and people are hungry for hope.
The Best of Friends — Phil Knox
In this seminar, Phil Knox outlines the importance of connection and community in our daily lives, reflecting on the life of Jesus and allowing this to influence our approach to friendship.