Pastor Daniel Brown reminds us that great kingdom breakthroughs are accomplished through ordinary men and women who choose to make decisions that align with the purposes and plans of God. Yet Jesus is never surprised when we fail Him, deny Him, or when our lives take an uncertain turn and we don’t know where to go. Jesus wants to focus us back to the one thing that is the answer to our soul--the one thing that will settle us once and for all: Jesus tells us, “Tend my sheep.” Take care of others. When we give our lives for the sake of others, we will experience a dimension of life that is fulfilling and satisfying beyond our wildest dreams. Scripture references are from John 21:12-18.
In the continuation of our Revelational Frameworks Series, our founding pastor Daniel Brown explains and defines some of the Spiritual Gifts, as noted in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. These gifts (or "spirituals") are given to us by the Holy Spirit "for the common good", which means these "sparks" are not for us to keep, but to pass on to whomever they are meant for, and everybody in the Kingdom is a candidate for those deliveries!
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
The workings of a spirit of lust are very often misunderstood, and this spirit can thrive in the obscurity of that lack of understanding. However, God’s Word reveals the fullness of the true nature of this spiritual force. It’s much broader than you think and you’ll be surprised to find out what is really going on!
Pastor Daniel Brown taught about the contrary spiritual forces that oppose us and hinder our
walk with God. Why do I feel like such a failed believer? Why can’t I make headway? What
keeps blowing me off into wrong places? Our flesh, our old self versus our new self in Christ
means that we are perpetually faced with putting off the old and putting on the new. (Galatians
Pastor Daniel focused on four categories of death-dealing, loss-bringing, hope-stealing evil: the
WORLD, (1 John 2:16-17), our FLESH, (Galatians 5:16-17), the SIN-FORCE, (Romans 7:20, 22-23),
and the EVIL-SPIRITED, Acts 19:16, Mark 1:26-27, Matthew 7:18-20).
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers,
against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the
heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The Lord intends for us to live an abundant life in freedom and to experience all the purposes He planned for our lives. So, why do we all have parts of our lives where those hopes feel out of our reach? We will examine how the Lord reaches out to us in our need, with His deliverance--doing what only He can do for us!
Do you want to make more of a difference in other people’s lives? Speaking what is spiritual has the power to fundamentally alter things in your soul. But how do we know what is truly spiritual? Teaching from 1 Corinthians 14, our founding pastor, Daniel Brown, offers three simple tests: True prophecy is love-filled, encouraging and up-building; it gets under people and lifts them up. God’s word is not always sensational; it may seem like no big deal until you use it—and then it can have a big impact. And finally, any prophetic word will be revelational, and will be confirmed by Scripture.