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By: Pastor Bob PaquetReadburn Gospel Assembly
Part 1: KNOWING AND OBEYING
Fresh Breeze is Blowing (Adapted from New
Krupp, Preparing The Way,
I believe God is
"For 1,700 years you have done it your
way. Now you are going to do it My way." This new
move of God is characterized by the
serving God to knowing God.An intimate
“yada – yada – yada”
Genesis 4:1 And
Adam knew (yada)
Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man
from the Lord.
2. From a Gospel of "easy-believism"
to the Gospel of the Kingdom.
From “making a
from “accepting Jesus as Lord” to
preaching "the Gospel of the Kingdom"
Galatians 2:20 "I
been crucified with Christ; and it is
no longer I who live, but Christ
lives in me; and the life which I now
live in the flesh I live by faith in
Son of God, who loved me, and
delivered Himself up for me.
the efforts of man to the works
We must learn to
God's work in God's way." The days of
putting out a sign, starting some
programs, and conducting services to do
God's work are over!
4. From insecure, wounded
people to people made whole by Jesus
"salvation" means soundness, deliverance,
wants to heal us and set us free - body,
soul, and spirit -
to live a life of total victory.
5. From being told by man
what to do to learning to hear God's
voice and doing what He tells you to do.
For too long we
gotten our revelation and guidance
clergy-dominated services and
programs to mutually-participating
communities of believers.
We are used to
"a church" and participating in "a
service" led by
"the minister, clergy, or pastor."
to experience "koinonia," to
their lives with each other in church and
in our homes. (Acts -47).
(1 Corinthians14:26, Ephesians 4:15-16,
Hebrews 10:23-25). (1
Corinthians, chapters 12-14).Train – Equip –
Release THE SAINTS!!!
one-man leadership to team,
worked in teams: Jesus sent the twelve and
seventy out in pairs; Paul always
had associates (Barnabas, Silas, Timothy,
Titus, Priscilla and Aquila,
etc.) working with him; (Acts 14:23,
1Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter
Today God is
calling His Church back to the simple
patterns of the Early Church where those
in leadership walk in humility (1 Peter
5:5-6), work in teams, are submitted to
one another (Ephesians 5:21), are servants
(Matthew 20:25-28), and are coaches,
releasing all others into ministry
8. From being "meeting"
oriented to being
God doesn't care
meetings we attend - or don't attend! He
is concerned about
Let's put a
one-to-one and time together.
church services to be times of building
relationships with God and with one
confess your sins to one another, and
pray for one another, so that you may be
healed. The effective prayer of a
righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16
gathering in church buildings to
gathering in homes.
buildings and He never said anything to
His disciples about erecting buildings.
gathered in their homes (Acts 2:46,
5:42,11:12-14, 12:12, 16: 40, Romans
16:5,16:2; 1 Corinthians 16:19,Colossians
4:14, Philemon 2)
looking inward to looking
It is easy for all
to become involved in our own lives and
forget others. (Matthew 25:31-46).
exhorts us to not look out just for our
own interests, but also for the
interests of others (Philippians 2:4)..Take
the offensive, begin to
function as an army, and go out to
evangelize the world, trample on the
and take this world back from him and
deliver it to Jesus. God
is looking for soldiers!
11. God is calling His Church
afresh to be deeply involved in:
a. evangelism -
Gospel to every person in your nation
b. missions -
Gospel taken to the yet 12,000 unreached people
c. social justice
seeing the oppressed of earth - the
refugees, the homeless, the poor, the
disadvantaged, the minorities, the
oppressed, the disfranchised - have a
to live productive, wholesome lives.
d. all of society
Lordship of Christ - seeing every segment
of society - the home, the schools,
government, banking, business and
industry, the media, the arts, sports,
called to return to a Biblical foundation
and brought under the rulership of the
living Lord Jesus Christ.
big, expensive programs of
evangelism to the simple, Spirit-led
witness of "the little people"
God is emphasizing
the world will be evangelized by the
simple, Spirit-led witness of every day
people who love Jesus with all of their
hearts - sharing Him by life and word
everywhere they go.
the subjugation of women to a
release of women as equal partners in the
Based upon a look
of Scripture, women are increasingly being
released to be fully and freely led
by God's Spirit to manage their home
(Titus 2:5), to be fully involved in the
life and ministry of the Church (Acts
and cover-up to financial integrity,
accountability, and disclosure.
The Body of Christ
the world recently have
seen a major example of
financial mismanagement, cover-up, and
denominations to "the
church of a city".
today over 20,000 denominations and many
more Christian organizations.
In the New
find that all of the believers in a given
city were identified as "the
church in (that city)," i.e., "the church
(Acts 8:1), "the church in Ephesus"
(Revelation 2:1), etc.
being related to one another
organizationally to being related to one
another in the Kingdom
. God is bonding people of
various backgrounds and affiliations
together for His own purposes. We need to
be open to these divine connections,
allow these relationships to develop as
the Spirit leads, and be used by God as
He would choose.
IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION
OR DENOMINATIONS OR TRADITIONS. IT IS
ABOUT KNOWING AND LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS
LOVED US THAT WE MAY BE HIS SERVANTS AND
NOT THE SERVANTS OF MAN.