Sermon note (GenRev)
- Pastor Vegard and Miriam
What does leaning in means?
Have an appetite for life
Have an active posture
Some of you are going through tough time.
You feel broken pushed aside, robbed.
The Lord is leaning in to you. He sees you and loved you and come to you. He is here to heal your wound and lift u up
He is always so presence and so near to us. It is active posture. He is interested in us and loves to be with us and hear our voice.
Whenever i hear the word leaning in, i see body ministry. Living a life of leaning in towards everything that the Lord has for us.
1 Corinthians 14:26
Order in Church Meetings
How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Everyone has something and can bring something. We have something from the Lord whether we feel it or not.
Everyone has been given something. Be motivated to step up and own our space.
Body ministry is strong.
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Crave Jesus for yourself. Jesus cares about you and cares about your life and what you are going through.
God is real and He cares about our lives.
Have faith that God is so good and He cares about your lives!
What we are doing will impact faith to people. God is real and He cares about you
Live this life of leaning in
The Lord is a gift to you and you are a gift to everyone
Everyone of you have a gift and unique gift. You have a calling and the Lord has deposited in you.
Leaning in to the Lord.
How do we add on to the table?
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
I will certainly be with you!
When in the world was about us? We think we need to be altogether good. It is about Him! He said He will certainly be with you.
He is so awesome! He will give us something to add on to the table.
Lay off the burden and give it to the Lord and allow Him to stir something in you.
See afresh that you are a gift.
How do I have something to give?
When we need help we are actually giving. We are letting someone else to be a blessing to us.
Come and lean and said can you pray for me?
This is a blessing. A huge blessing.
Have something to share.
Keep feeding in the Word.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
Meditate on one verse in the week. It is not about the amount. Take time for what is important.
The bible will never scream. When something is important lets choose to take time.
Lean in together as a care group.
Keep on sharing with each other what you catch.
Take time to converse with the Lord.
Just talk to Him. What is the meaning of life. What are we all about?
We so easily tie our identity with who we are and what we are.
Keep on feeding and speaking with the Lord. He is your best Friend.
Ask the Lord why are you at the workplace? Is it leaning in to the people there? Is a mission field there.
1 Corinthians 13:13 – 14:3
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Prophecy and Tongues
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
Especially that you may prophesy
The greatest of these 3 is love.
Pray and prophesied with each other. Prophesy with each other is loving each other.
We are prophesying unconsciously. As we are speaking to each other we are prophesying.
Before prophesying there is love.
Love finds a way. The way is prophesying.
Everyone in this room are called to prophesy.
Take charge and declare the future you want to see. This is prophecy
Declare the future. Receive and say amen!
Before we discuss any problem, just take charge and fly high! Fly high over any kind of problem!
So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
You have the power to take the lead and declare the care group you want to see.
When you take charge and start declaring in the name of Jesus Christ, start doing that in your marriage.
The Lord shall lead you step by step. All is well!
Care group leaders, always remember you have the power to declare over your care group.
You shall prosper under prophesying
I can prophesy
When we pray for people we don’t pray for people in tongue. Our tongues speak mystery
When we pray in the spirit we are seeking the Lord for wisdom and words to pray over the person
It is not more difficult than that. It is this easy. He who prophesies speaks edification (to lift up) and exhortation (to comfort)
U r lifting up people.
Prophesy over each other and own this space.
2 Corinthians 1:2
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord before He speaks about peace in your life, He said His unmerited favour in your life. Grace to you! Not because you earn it.
We have the power to declare what we want to see!
There is a dependency in the marriage.
The Lord has created a beautiful way there is no such thing as strong lonely christian. He will speak to you through other people. He will put things in our sentence as simple as God loves you.
I am the beloved of the Lord. Just a smile from Daddy God.
You are gifted and called to declare something to someone in your care group.
Come together and have something to declare to each other.
When it comes to prophesy, it is lifting up and bringing comfort.
Prophesying is not a game of being accurate. It is prophesying Father’s love to each other
Lift up encourage people in the Lord and you will sense His peace leading you.
How to hear from the Lord?
I just keep myself happy in the Lord and just do whatever God leads me to do. Keep myself happy in the Lord and act on what i feel like doing.
It is not difficult to be led by the Lord.
Seek above all things that our soul is happy in the Lord
Have fellowship with God Himself
In the care group help each other to be happy in the Lord. U will find yourself declaring the future you want to see. You will be a blessing in your workplace
Share the Word.
You may feel you have nothing to give in the ministry.
Write the names of the 12 tribes which represented the entire Israel.
Right now u can put your name on the stone.
You are not just a name. You are engraved on Jesus Christ. You are engraved on the stone. You are in Christ and Christ is in you.
Every sin and sickness is paid for. Your name is on the stone that has been through hell.
Jesus was punished for you and your name is on the stone!
There is nothing go deeper than what Jesus has paid for.
This is how the Lord sees you. Amazing grace!
Our name is engraved in Jesus! Is not just a person but a person that carries Jesus.
I see amazing grace of Jesus Christ over the person.
Many different people step up.
A person who is shy, stepped up and became great blessing. The journey from being insecure to secure himself in the Lord
A picture of Sea of Galilee, when it flows, it always outflow
Our mouth is like a gun. Gun only works when there are bullets. Bullets are the scriptures.
Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.
Prayer changes things.
Prayer do not need to be complicated.
God’s word is life! It is power and prayer declare over the person and the person receive and said amen!
Be still and know that I am God.
Be faithful to release the vision the Lord gives
Let people encounter the love of God