Discovering and Defining Your Ministry Pt.12017-11-06T10:19:52-08:00

Project Description

Preparing for the next move of God

Notes 11-5-17C

Matt 28:18-20
1 Peter 2:9
Jn 15:16-17
Mat 10:1
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

Jesus summoned His disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God  through your life

Turn to someone and say It’s All About the Spiritual

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)

Key to 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

(It’s all Spiritual”)

Jesus said Matt 6:9-10

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,   your kingdom come(spiritual)

your will be done on earth (physical)

as it is in heaven (spiritual)

Our last series

Defeating the Enemy

Luke 10:19

Jesus said, ..I have given you authority …to overcome all the power of the enemy

I said ..

“If you don’t take authority…

You are giving authority”

Key 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

Not only breaking the power of the enemy

But releasing the power of the Holy Spirit

Just as we have to become knowledgeable of the enemy

We have to become  knowledgeable of the Holy Spirit

We looked at

Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit in your life  for the days ahead

Step 1

Again Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God  through your life

Our next focus in equipping us for Breakthrough

Discovering and Defining Your MINISTRY

Eph 1:18-20

My prayer is that understanding will flood your heart and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God’s people.

I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used 20when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven.

As we saw in Revealing the  methods Of the Holy Spirit

The enemy wants to neutralize your witness (general)

The Holy Spirit wants to maximize your witness

All Christians have been called to witness (be an example)

Matt 5:13-16  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? .. “You are the light of the world. Do not put your put it under a bowl…

The enemy wants to rob our witness (politically correct, be sensitive to others views, politically correct)

“Nice Christianity is a powerful tool of the enemy”

 Revealing the  methods Of the Holy Spirit

The enemy wants to decrease your ministry (specific)

The Holy Spirit wants to increase your ministry

All Christians  are to witness.. Spirit filled Christians know they have a ministry

Acts 1:8 Your will receive power after the Holy Spirit has infilled you (BHS)

The enemy must try to neutralize that power

Gifts of the Holy Spirit (ministry  tools)- Gift of faith, gift of healing, working of miracles, discerning of spirits, prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, word of knowledge, word of wisdom.

Our ministry is to function in the power and the authority of the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom of God

  • Many Christians say “I know that I am to be a witness of Christ on earth.
  • I know that the my relationship with God is for a purpose.
  • I know that my destiny is related to my ministry.
  • I desire to be used by God and to be led by the Holy Spirit
  • I want to see my ministry for the Lord really help people
  • I can see what the enemy is doing all around me
  • I want to be effective and rerelease my ministry”
  • but…
  • How do I do it?

So many Christians  fall into traps

So caught up in their own problems

“How can I minister to others, I have too many challenges of my own”

Not living in confident faith

“I don’t know if I can believe God to minister to others”

Inward looking not outward looking

“I know they’re hurting people but I have needs too”

Not living in the victory God has intended

“I need to be have my problems resolved before I can minister to others

Results -Allowing circumstances to dictate ministry ..

Results.. Ministry  “Neutralized”

We begin our next series with these promises

1 Peter 2:9-10   But I have chosen you, … that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Isa 43:1   Now this is what the Lord says. I created you and have fashioned , “Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are mine.

Jer 29:11-12

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Est 4:14

you have come to this place and this time for such a time as this?”

If this is not the time … then when?

If you are not the one.. then who?