Summary: #7 in a series. "As communities of the King, we should model what the Kingdom looks like when God has His way with a group of people." John Wimber
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Let me review for you our desires throughout this series.
FACT ONE: Jesusâ€™ Kingdom Ministry is the same today as yesterday.
1 Samuel 15:29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind.â€
Jesusâ€™ ministry is not one that teeters on the edge. Jesus didnâ€™t come giving us ministry options to choose from. He was pretty clear. Listen to some of our past teachings for a NT overview.
FACT TWO: Jesusâ€™ Kingdom Ministry is TRANSFERABLE to all of His followers.
Not just an elite fewâ€¦not just to the anointed onesâ€¦but to average, every-day Christians like you & me.
FACT THREE: Stepping into Jesusâ€™ Kingdom Ministry must be intentional.
Very little in American church prepares you for what weâ€™re talking about.
1.Youâ€™ve been told nothing at all about Jesusâ€™ transferable ministry. No expectations.
2.Youâ€™ve been told to STAY AWAY from such shenanigans. So youâ€™re scared you might be getting into a cultish thing.
3.Youâ€™ve been given outrageous models that you canâ€™t identify with. So youâ€™re frustratedâ€¦youâ€™ve tried & failed.
Our goal here is to give you
1.A theology for Jesusâ€™ transferable ministry. Itâ€™s in the BOOK.
2.A workable, do-able practical model that will allow you to step into His ministry while remaining yourself.
In our Life Groups, weâ€™re finding many of our folks are stepping outside their comfort zones when they step up to PRAY, hands-on with another person. BUT, we know that can be really hardâ€¦canâ€™t it?
Just PRAYING OUT LOUD is a big fear for many of you in this room!
What are other big obstacles to overcome?
1.Being able to askâ€¦MAY I PRAY WITH YOU RIGHT NOW?
2.Being able to touchâ€¦PLACING YOUR HAND ON A PERSON.
3.Being able to see & hear Godâ€¦WHAT SHOULD I DO OR SAY AS I PRAY?
How many of you would say these obstacles are biggies for you? Iâ€™m convinced if we can help you get over these obsticles, weâ€™ll be more than half-way home with continuing Jesusâ€™ transferable ministry here!
Let me re-assure some of youâ€¦
You never have to DO JESUSâ€™ KINGDOM MINISTRY ALONE.
Godâ€™s in-breaking Kingdom brings GIFTS to help you!
In chapter 3â€¦Gary Best talks a lot about GIFTS. Gifts of the Spirit.
1Co 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
1Co 12:2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
1Co 12:3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, â€œJesus be cursed,â€ and no one can say, â€œJesus is Lord,â€ except by the Holy Spirit.
1Co 12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1Co 12:5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
1Co 12:6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
1Co 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.