Live above Offense.

Live above Offense.

Victims.

Are you more interested in winning an argument of keeping a friend?

We have all been “evangelists of offense” by convincing others of our offenses

Jerry talking about Harvey.

Choose not to be a victim.  Jesus did it and He lives in me.

Offended people legitimize slander un-offend able people choose the highway Humility of rather than the off ramp of offense.

Our tendency is to run from tension rather than toward it.

Forgiveness is tearing up the IOU.

 

 

 

State of the Revival

Story of Revival.

21 years ago.  Contract for revival.  Unpleasantness in soul.  Getting back from Japan “keep praying the date is almost set”.  “The Date is set”.  Sometimes when we are emotionally invested in something it is hard to hear clearly God’s voice on the thing.  Meeting Paul Anderson.  Communitas time.  Seed of revival, huge roots and big grove of trees.

Evidence of Revival

  1. Many of us are on fire.  Small desire increasing.  Hunger in individuals.
  2. Increasing of the manifest presence of God.  Glory of God.
  3. Prophetic words.  Not as much the Supernatural Power.  Expect it.  Do not stop praying for the miraculous healing.
  4. More people on fire.  The lost will come to Christ.

What do we do?

  1. Pray like we have never prayed before.
  2. Repent of sins.
  3. Press in.

How to hear from God

Is there anyone I need to forgive?

What wounds on my heart do You want to heal?

Who would You like me to invest time into this week?

What are You trying to teach me in this season of life?

How do You want me to spend my times with You this week?

How do You want to bless me tonight?

What spiritual gifts do You want me to eagerly desire right now?

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Which of these five aspects of my relationship with You are You wanting to relate to me in right now?

Father

Friend

Lover

Master

Almighty God

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What ministry activities are You putting in my path right now?

What questions do You want me to be asking You these days?

Is there anything else You want to say to me right now?

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If God is speaking to me now, what might He be saying to me?

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1. Judge a tree by its fruit.

2. Does it glorify Christ?

3. Does it agree with the Bible?

4. Does it produce freedom or bondage?

5. Does it seem right to the Holy Spirit within you?

6. Does the word prove to be true?

7. Not all words are from God.

Generational Thinking

GENERATIONAL THINKING

“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn—for he has done it” (Psalm 22:30,31).

“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come” (Psalm 71:18).

“…which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children…They would not be like their forefathers—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him” (Ps. 78:5,6,8).

“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18).

“May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation” (Ps. 109:13).

“One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts” (Ps. 145:4).

The prophets also made sure the faithful were mindful of the generations: “Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation” (Joel 1:3).

Truths regarding generational thinking:

  1. History and destiny merge.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Feasts “Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for generations to come” (Exodus 12:14).

Names used to mark generations

  1. It is all about family.

God is a Father, Jesus a Son. A wedding is coming.

End-time revival is a revival of the family (Malachi 4:5,6).

  1. Obedience is essential. Disobedience costs.

Jehu (2 Kings 10) and Hezekiah (2 Kings 20)

  1. Honor connects the generations.

presbys, senatus, sheikh We honor beauty, brains, braun

It was a sad day in Israel when “elders are shown no respect” (Lam. 5:12) and “the elders are gone from the city gate” (v. 14).

“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:32). One way to reverence God—respect elderly.

One of the curses for disobedience: “… “a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young” (Deut. 28:50).

  1. Warfare on the womb.

Introduction and Explanation of the Gift of Praying in Tongues

Paul Anderson gives a message on the gifts of tongues. He gives some excellent perspective on how the gift is to be sought out (not just ‘tolerated’ – 1 Cor 14:1), God’s generosity in giving it, and how it is to be used (1 Cor 13).  He also addresses some of the questions regarding tongues as well as the way it has been misused.  He also explains a bit of why his theology is that if you have asked for the gift of tongues, you have it. He ends the message by giving some practical advice on how to start speaking in tongues.  We have a part to play.  For the most part, God won’t sovereignly move our tongue.  Like the other gifts there is an aspect of faith.  We have to ‘step out of the b0at’ and begin.  A great message for anyone wanting to understand more about the gift of tongues or take a step out and begin walking in it.

Below are 3 articles from Paul on the gift of tongues:

About Tongues

The Gift of Tongues – Available to All

How to Receive the Gift of Tongues

Free from Entanglement

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2.2-3) A joint message from the Wolcyn’s looking at the things that commonly entangle us and how to make war as good soldiers.

Jesus’ Return

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This is the final message in the series on the centrality of Jesus Christ.
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Jesus’ Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not only one of the pillars of Christianity it also is the foundation of hope for every believer.
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The Humanity of Jesus

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. The Son of God “partook of flesh and blood… that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2.14)
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The Holy Spirit Reveals God’s Emotions

Jesus sent us the Spirit to lead us into all truth, this includes His own emotions towards His people.
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God’s Heart for the Poor

Jesus said the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him to “preach good news to the poor,” and He has “chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom.” (Lk 4.17-18, Jm 2.5)
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As in the Days of Noah

Jesus told us that the last days would be like Noah’s day, so what can we learn from the man who built the ark before God judged the world with a flood?
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Moving from a Victim to a Victor

How we view ourselves matters, often we can take on the identity of a victim and be hindered from fulfilling our calling but Jesus came to change that.
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Who and Who’s

David shared a word on “who and who’s” – who we are and who’s we are. At the moment, this message is “fragmented.” You’ll have to figure out the missing spots. 🙂
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Counterfeit Consecration

Legalism is a deadly counterfeit to the true grace of God, this message declares true consecration versus the imposter.

For Kevin’s notes, click here.
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The Word and Prayer

The importance of God’s Word in our lives and one way to connect with the truth of the Word in a deeper way: pray-reading the bible!

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Prophecy Made Easy

Matt shares a great word on prophecy. Matt’s teaching can be summed up in a newcomer’s word: “Every teaching I’ve ever heard on prophecy made it hard. This one made it easy.”
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The Gift and Calling of Raising Children

Laura shares her journey of becoming a mom and how Jesus has revealed to her that “children are a blessing from the Lord.” (Psalm 127)
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God’s Desire for Marriage and Children

Ken and Laura share their journey into God’s heart for marriage and children.
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Jesus is Worthy of All Our Praise

Bob shares about the greatness of our Saviour – the One through whom all things were made. He is worthy of all praise.
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Testimony

Tom Oja shared his testimony and gave an encouraging word embracing the lifestyle of the cross and calling for God’s judgements in our lives.
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Marriage

A short message on marriage by Paul and Karen Anderson. For a great article by Paul and Karen on preparing for marriage click here.
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Prayer

Paul taught on how to “P-R-A-Y” – praise, repent, ask, and yield. For notes on prayer from Paul, click here.
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Thinking Rightly About God

Paul speaks about the most powerful thing in our life – our view of God. Who He is and how He feels about us. For the notes for this teaching, click here.
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Worship

Phil Mather a pastor at North Heights shares on worship – specifically the symbolism found in the design and care of the Ark of the Covenant.
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Wisdom of Christ

As the other Paul said, “the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God.” Paul shares on the wisdom of Christ.
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Godly Values

Bob exhorted us to examine our values – what we spend our time, money, energy on – in light of what God’s values and eternity.
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