Small steps in faith

Monday, November 19, 2007

"What Just Happened"

These are the notes I took from a sermon Rob did on Sat eve.

Just to give you background..a week ago at the morning service..a woman spoke out against the church and Rob. The woman was from out of town and had never attended the church. She spoke out at various times in the sermon which no one thought a lot of because at times people will do that. However, at the altar call, she came down the aisle and then went on a 10 min rant about how the spirit wasn't in this church. Rob let her speak. He did speak with her after the service. There were many reactions ...some angry,some fear, some concern for Rob. Was she speaking from God? Was it spiritual warfare? Was she mentally ill? What was her spiritual experience?
Her timing couldn't have been worse...there were people at the altar who had come down for prayer and to make decisions and she totally interrupted that...all but one person left the altar. What she did and said did nothing to glorify God.

There are ways to discern what happened.

"Followers of Jesus have a mandate to test spirits"

1 John 4:1-6
1 Thessalonians 5:21

Sometimes what you think is "spiritual" isn't

Evil can hide behind:
1 Right Beliefs about the nature of God
2 an appearance of Godliness 2 Thess 2:9
3 Religious passion....Matthew 23:15

I really liked the next part when he talks about positive things to do in unclear situations

Confusing or unclear situations are opportunities:

1 To pray more

James 1:5 Be devoted to prayer

2 To love deeper
Put a connection between head and heart
God does things in sense of order...from Genesis to Revelation
There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus
God isn't the author of confusion God isn't honored/glorified by disunity

3 Choose wisely
Look at things on your situations...discern what is best

4 To build integrity
In biblical times...the word for integrity meant" not filled with wax" When plates had cracks in them they would be filled with wax..fired that the weak areas didn't show unless it was held up to the light.
Are you filling your life with wax...Are there weak areas that you need to work on ..cracks in your life that if they are held up to the cracks?

5 To worship Jesus only ... Jude 1:24


  • At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    this sounded like a real good sermon. would have liked to have heard it myself. AS


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