Upper Midwest Faith Explosion | Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Copeland, and Jesse Duplantis
The 2023 Upper Midwest Faith Explosion was a huge success in that not only were many stirred in their faith, but they were stirred in their hearts for world harvest. Quoting Matthew 24:14, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come,” the speakers reminded us of the importance of getting the Gospel out to all the nations. When that is accomplished, Messiah will come. Speakers Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Copeland, and Jesse Duplantis each had unique messages for the UMFE congregation!
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Jerry Savelle | Wed., Aug. 16 | Maximum Results
The Lord anointed brother Jerry to operate under the anointing as seer, in that he will share with the body of Christ what is on the Lord’s agenda. This year, the Lord’s prophetic message for the body of Christ is that it’s time to go for the maximum, the highest level attainable. Jerry expounded on just what maximum means!
Jerry Savelle | Thur., Aug. 17 | Expect the Unexpected
In Luke 5:1 is the story when Jesus told Simon to “launch out into the deep and let down your nets.” Simon said they had “fished all night and had taken nothing.” Though Simon didn’t expect anything, he did as Jesus instructed. And much to his surprise, they pulled in a multitude of fishes. Jerry said, “What is Jesus endeavoring to get Simon to do? Expect the unexpected.” Jerry expounded on why the body of Christ should begin to “expect the unexpected.”
Kenneth Copeland | Thur., August 18 
Brother Copeland stirred the congregants’ faith with stories of God performing miracles, reaching the lost, and good Bible teaching. If you’ve lost your zeal for world harvest, let brother Copeland stir your heart with this message.
Jesse Duplantis | Sat., August 19 | If You Keep the Faith, Everything Is Yours
2nd Timothy 4:1, 5 “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. … But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” The Lord said to Jesse, “If you keep the faith, everything is yours.” What is keeping the faith? It is a practical mission. We are to endure. We watch and continue. You’ll have opportunities to fail—don’t take them.
Jesse Duplantis | Sun., August 20 | 9 a.m. | God’s Cure for Satan’s Infection
Brother Jesse taught on Matthew 6:25 on the importance of “taking no thought for your life” because God will take care of your needs. He expounded on verse 34 “Take no thought, saying…” If you don’t speak negative thoughts, they will die. Unborn. Aborted. But when you take a thought, you become what that thought says. That’s how Satan infects people. They have a thought and then say it. Jesse expounded on the importance of keeping your words in line with the Word of God.
Jesse Duplantis | Sun., August 20 | 11 a.m. | Possibility Thinking
Brother Jesse taught on the topic of “Possibility Thinking.” God works in the realm of impossibility. If you want to get God on your side, you have to do impossible things so that He’ll show up and minister to you. He said, “You must believe that God has chosen you to be His instrument, a channel through which life flows. Many say they are not qualified. But God isn’t looking for qualifications. He’s looking for obedience.”

Recent Sermon Notes

Focus on Effect | Mac Hammond

Pastor Mac began a new series entitled, “Focus on Effect.” He started off by telling us the topic of the new series is something we probably think we already know about, but in fact, we don’t know enough about it as we probably should. The scriptural reference was 2nd Corinthians 4:17–18: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Though Pastor Mac has taught on this passage before, he said he’s “gotten a glimpse of a different side of this mountain. And I’m seeing it from a perspective that has really impacted me in a positive way.” He added, “And I want it to be that way for you all as well.”

Are We in the Days of Noah? | Jim Hammond

Jesus’ disciples asked Him what the signs will be of His coming. Jesus said it will be like it was in the days of Noah: “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Fellow believers, we are in the days of Noah. All they thought about in the days of Noah was eating and drinking and the like. They were not thinking about the flood that was coming. So it is today!

A Deception of Palestine | Jim Hammond

This past weekend, Pastor Jim ministered a special God-directed message for the congregation entitled, “A Deception of Palestine.” He talked about how there is a division in the body of Christ worldwide, where believers are allowing themselves to become deceived when it comes to the present and ongoing deception regarding the Jewish people and Israel. It’s important that Christians do not allow themselves to be persuaded by worldly and ungodly leaders and news systems. It’s important they know what the Word of God says and exalt it as God’s truth.

The Seven Mountains of Influence Lance Wallnau

This last weekend, we had a very special guest minister, Lance Wallnau, at our weekend services. Lance is well known for his revelation of the “Seven Mountains of Influence” and how these mountains of influence shape and change the world. He preached about how God is calling the church to make disciples of nations. And in order to do that, we need strong, territorial churches that are raising up believers to go out and become the “head and not the tail.” Lance basically taught on the same thing at all three services but much of the information he shared in each service differed. So in light of that, if you want to hear his full message, it would be beneficial for you to listen to all three messages.

A Symbol and a Source of God’s Blessing | Dennis Burke

This past weekend, Living Word’s Guest Minister Dennis Burke taught a message entitled, “A Symbol and a Source of God’s Blessing.” He shared that it is understood that as members of the body of Christ, we have a clear sense that we are living in the last days. And even if these are not the last of the last days, we understand that these are our personal last days. So we must treat this time with a sense of commitment and a sense of design from the Spirit of God for our lives to make an impact, to make a difference. In fact, that’s what we’ve been designed for!