I will be leading a new group based on my book Revelation Driven Prayer!

If you are in the Branson/Springfield, Missouri area, I’d like to invite you to a brand new prophetic prayer group!

I will be teaching out of my book Revelation Driven Prayer each week, and we will also be spending time in various expressions of prayer and intercession as well.

This will be a powerful experience and a great place for people of all types—from brand new Christians to seasoned veterans—to grow in prayer in a fun, joyful and casual environment.

The first meeting will take place in my home on Wednesday, September 9th.

If you’d like more info or want directions, contact me directly at john@johnburton.net.

I can’t wait to see you there!

(Oh, yes, we’ll have coffee and snacks each week!)

Revelation Driven Prayer Life Group

In this video for theLab School of Fire, I choose a random scripture and then develop a teaching on it—and then teach it.

imageWatch as I teach on how to prepare a 10 minute teaching in 10 minutes or less!

After revealing some public speaking keys, watch as I grab a random scripture and then develop a teaching in 10 minutes—and then teach it in 10 minutes.

If you are called to minister, to teach, to declare the Word of the Lord or to even speak in the secular realm, this short screencast will help immensely!

I’ll include both the notes on how to deliver a message AND the notes from our spontaneous teaching below.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/VCxcYTkB8KA

 

Teaching Tips Outline

  1. speaking requires both preparation and technique.

2.       You can teach on any topic regardless of if you burn with the message or not, but you do have to own it.

a.        TMobile

b.       I delivered it as if I wrote it; my confidence was high.

c.        “Depth of conviction counts more than height of logic, and enthusiasm is worth more than knowledge.” David Peebles

d.       People only retain about 10% of what you say. But, they'll always remember how you made them feel!…and most decisions are based on emotions – not logic. Logic is how decisions are later justified.

e.        This is why professional speakers put so much emphasis on how their message is delivered – cause context, (how it's said) can be more important than content, (what is said).

3.       Passion, poise and confidence

a.        Your audience wants you to succeed!

b.       Be relaxed.

c.        Don’t apologize or highlight your lack of confidence.

d.       Don’t take cues from the audience.

e.        “no-one can intimidate me without my permission.” Elanor Roosevelt

f.         Over the last ten years, general attention spans have dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes.

g.        Average continuous attention span is 8 seconds.

                                                               i.      People need fresh and new input continually to stay focused.

                                                              ii.      The average office worker checks their email 30-40 times an hour.

                                                            iii.      Adrenaline is released when we respond to a sudden change in environment—your goal is to keep changing the environment.

h.       You have to convince your audience to ‘sign up again’ every 3-5 minutes.

                                                               i.      Use passion and enthusiasm

                                                              ii.      Entertain!

                                                            iii.      Enroll the audience (ask questions to be considered, calls to action)

1.       EX: “How many of you…”

2.       Physically demonstrate the response you want

3.       Your goal is 100% enrollment!

                                                            iv.      Get in their zone

                                                              v.      Break it up into short punchy segments

                                                            vi.      Having the same pace, tone and mode of delivery can only last you several minutes!

                                                           vii.      Body language!

                                                         viii.      Dramatic pauses

                                                             ix.      Use shock and awe

1.       Quotes

2.       Stats

3.       Stories

4.       Inflection and volume

5.       “Come on!”

i.         Anchor text!

                                                               i.      Write your teaching the way you talk!!!

1.       Your teaching should be rabbit trail proof.

2.       If you waver, jump right back in asap and read your text.

3.       It will calibrate you quickly.

j.         Sources

                                                               i.      Internet

                                                              ii.      Books

                                                            iii.      Commentaries

                                                            iv.      Bible

                                                              v.      Personal stories

                                                            vi.      Stories of other people

                                                           vii.      Stats

                                                         viii.      Calls to action

Spontaneous Teaching

Is It Time?

I.                    Is it time?

a.       Haggai 1:2 (ESV) 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.”

                                                               i.      How could we ever presume that it’s not time to build God’s house?

                                                             ii.      What would cause us to believe this?

1.      JFB: This people—”This” sluggish and selfish “people.” He does not say, My people, since they had neglected the service of God.

2.      Epidemic!

3.      Scofield: The prophet calls upon the old men who remembered Solomon's temple to witness to the new generation how greatly that structure exceeded the present in magnificence.

b.      Haggai 1:3-4 (ESV) 3 Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?

                                                               i.      khaw-rabe': parched or ruined :- desolate, dry, waste.

                                                             ii.      V.3 is critical! We must hear the word of the Lord!

                                                            iii.      God’s redundant rebuke as he defends his house.

c.       Haggai 1:5-6 (ESV) 5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.

                                                               i.      It’s time to consider our ways.

1.      Adam Clarke: Consider your ways—Is it fit that you should be building yourselves elegant houses, and neglect a place for the worship of that God who has restored you from captivity?

                                                             ii.      How’s life working out for you?

d.      It’s time now to give ourselves to the house of prayer, to facilitating God’s presence!

theLab School of Fire is fueled by deep and prophetic prayer and encounter. Check out these testimonies:

“It was an incredible time at theLab class yesterday. So much freedom! There is so so much breakthrough and clarity happening in my life right now! I am looking forward to even more very soon. God really knew what he was doing when He put me here on this journey with such an incredible group of people!!” Victoria

“The internship has completely changed my life. I have been marked, set free…” Valerie
“I’ve been waiting 36 years to see and experience the awesome power of the fire of God through theLab.” Shelly

“God has brought a shift in every area of my life since starting the internship. It is a can’t miss, mind blowing God encounter that will change your life.” Joshua

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Save $200 by applying today. You ONLY have to pay the $25 application fee, and you will lock in the discounted rate when you submit your application before midnight tonight!

Join with a team of burning men & women on a journey into the fire of God’s presence. We believe there is a significant yet hidden company of Believers that God is gathering together to be trained, healed and infused with fire. These mighty people will carry and release the burning of the Holy Spirit into the revival-ready Detroit region…and beyond to the cities of the Earth.

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CLASSES INCLUDE

  • THE MINISTRY OF THE FORERUNNER
    There is a rising remnant of prophetic messengers who are consumed by fire and propelled by a burning zeal for advancing God’s Kingdom. Discover more about this critical end-time ministry.
  • INTIMACY/LOVE
    The most critical fuel the church needs to go empower every key ministry is the same fuel we need to launch us in our personal lives. That fuel is the burning desire that results from an intimate encounter with the Lover of our souls.
  • UNOFFENDABLE
    Offended hearts are imprisoned hearts. This teaching has set many people free, and you will learn how to grow in God without the hindrance of offense slowing you down.
  • REVELATION DRIVEN PRAYER
    There is a dramatic and wildly dynamic life of revelation that is available to all of us. Learn how to hear God clearly, encounter his heart and advance with a precision focus of prayer and intercession.
  • INTERCESSION
    You are a carrier of the mighty presence of God. As you pick up the Ark of God’s presence and move ahead through rivers and around imposing walled cities, you will lead the people through their own seemingly impossible situations.
  • DELIVERANCE
    First, you will discover the wonder of freedom from personal struggles, fears and obstacles. Then, you’ll learn how to set the captives free!
  • 20 ELEMENTS OF REVIVAL
    There are over 19,000 cities in the nation, and none of them are experiencing the biblical normalcy of revival. You will investigate how to initiate a step-by-step process of transformation and revival in your city.
  • A SPIRIT OF INSIGNIFICANCE
    Many in the church are convinced they do not play a significant role in God’s great plan. That strategy of the enemy will be dealt with directly as we learn how God sees each of us-as mighty people of valor.
  • ENCOUNTERING AND RELEASING THE FIRE
    There is a baptism of Fire for every Believer in Jesus Christ. Experience this Fire personally and learn how to release as burning men and women of God.
  • COVENS AND PHARAOH IN THE CHURCH
    There is a way to interact with authorities in our lives that will result in a great escape into the wilderness of encounter. Learn how you can move out in abundant life and extreme freedom while running well with the leaders God has put into your life.

Wonder what it will take for revival to break out? Evan Roberts knows first hand.

FIRST: Audit theLab class COVENS IN THE CHURCH tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am-2pm. Just show up and pay $15 at the door and get ready for a message that will set you free! If you struggle with submission to authority, this class is for you!

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Prepare to have your theology of salvation challenged as you dive into intimate encounter with Jesus!

imageThis is the FINAL session at theLab that we’ll be opening up our Saturday classes for people not in the internship. Starting in January, the Saturday classes will only be offered to those enrolled in the internship. So, now is the time to get in on these classes!


Don’t forget to join us TONIGHT from 10pm-midnight at theLab prayer event! Head over to www.revivallab.com for the location!


Tomorrow from 10am-2pm I’ll be sharing on the encounter that changed my life more than any other—I was dragged toward Hell by an overpowering demon.

As I came out of that encounter, God spoke to me clearly: John, many in the church will be shocked to find themselves in Hell one day.

I have been rocked for over 20 years since I had that dream in Dayton, Ohio.

Discover the truth behind the call for intimate encounter with God, and how that relates to our eternal position in Christ.

The cost is $15. You can pay online prior to arriving at www.revivallab.com/payment or you can pay be check, cash or credit card at the door.

As always, we’ll be holding the class at The Tabernacle, 14205 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088.

See you there!