In this episode, we are continuing our study on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This week we discuss the gift – words of knowledge. This gift is a spiritually empowered gift where the Holy Spirit reveals knowledge to an individual to edify the person and the church. In our good news segment we discuss an NFL star who is calling people to stand up to abortion. The Jat of India are our Unreached People Group. And Today’s Word is about Jesus being the Bread of Life. Continue reading →
In this episode, we discuss the spiritual gift – word of wisdom. Is this a supernatural gift? Do you need to be super smart to have this gift? We will discuss all of that and more. This week’s good news comes from the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. Our Unreached People Group is the Gond of India and Today’s Word is about Jesus feeding Continue reading →
This week we are studying the gift of prophecy and what it means to be prophetic. We started this conversation in on the Everyday Jesus podcast. You can catch up by clicking the play button on the player below:
Today I want to look at the second purpose of prophecy as stated by Paul in 1st Corinthians – exhortation. What is exhortation? Exhortation is defined as emphatically urging someone to do something. Another word for exhorting may be encouraging.
I’ve found in my life that sometimes I need some encouragement to go out and do things for God. I can easily get stagnant or self-consumed. When I’m focusing too much on myself and my agenda, God will sometimes send encouragement to me through prophetic giftings and people.
So what should prophetic words exhort people to do? Obey the word of God for one. James says to be doers of the word and not just hearers of the word (1:22). Being a doer of the word means following the commands of Christ. A good prophetic word will encourage others to follow Christ’s commands.
Jesus, throughout the gospels, uses prophetic exhortation on multiple occasions. When he encounters the rich, young ruler, he encourages the young man to sell all of his possession and come and follow him. That was an exhortation.
Jesus also said to those whom he encountered, “Go and sin no more”. This is an example of a prophetic exhortation. Jesus was encouraging people to break free from the bonds of sin. And while these people would not be able to fulfill this encouragement, it’s useful none-the-less because God sees the heart.
Over the years, I’ve had many people encourage me to write. So part of my journey has been to listen to the prophetic encouragement I’ve received and to write. And this encouragement has came over and over again and I’ve needed it over and over again. I’m personally thankful for those who continue to encourage me. I hope to be as encouraging as you are.
Today, we continue our discussion on the gift of prophecy that was started on the Everyday Jesus podcast, which can be found by clicking the play button on the player below:
Let’s discuss one of the primary results of the Holy Spirit, which is to proclaim the Word of God. In multiple instances in the Book of Acts we see that when the Holy Spirit moves, prophecy is the result. It’s important to note that when God promised to pour out his Spirit in Joel, the result was predicted to be prophetic visions and dreams. Peter in his Continue reading →
In this episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, we look at the gift of prophecy. Prophecy is scary for a lot of people and this week I look to calm your fears on this important gift. Our Good News is about a survey that says regularly attending church makes people happier. Our Unreached People Group is the Dhobi of India. And in Today’s Word, we look at the testimony of Jesus Christ.
“20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.” 1st Thess. 5:20-22Continue reading →
This week we are focusing on the subject of speaking in tongues. We’ve talked about praying in tongues and we’ve touched on Paul’s discussion of wordless groans from Romans. We spent a great deal of time on this week’s episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast discussing this issue. If you haven’t listened to it, you can catch up now by clicking the play button below:
One of the more encouraging aspects of speaking in tongues is the fact that Paul says that tongues can be just as valuable as prophecy if the tongue is interpreted. So while tongues as a prayer language only edifies the speaker, when tongues are spoken in the church Continue reading →
This week we have been focusing on the gift of tongues. While this can be a very controversial topic, we’ve been trying to focus on what the Bible actually says on the subject. If you missed this week’s episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, be sure to check it out here, by clicking on the play button below:
One of the common questions that seems to arise when it comes to speaking in tongues, is whether or not tongues are connected to what Paul says in Romans 8:26-27 about the Spirit interceding for us. Continue reading →
This week we are focusing on the gift of tongues. On the latest episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, we discussed this issue at length. If you missed it, you can catch up by pressing the play button below:
Today, I’d like to focus on the question as to whether you are out of control or lacking self-control when you are speaking in tongues? Many people believe that when the Spirit comes upon you, you lose control. You cannot control whether you are speaking English Continue reading →
This is a continuation of our series on healing that we started on the Everyday Jesus podcast last week. If you haven’t listened to our episode yet, please catch up here:
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom. Ashley has been married to Lee for 10 years and they have a 9-year-old son. Ashley has a passion to see people healed of depression, suicide, rape and self-harm. And while Ashley is actively involved in her church now, this was not always the case. This is her story:
I was raised in church. Every Sunday I knew where I would be, I knew if the church doors were open I would be there. I loved church, I loved the music, I loved the family feel.
It wasn’t until I was 13 that I decided it was time to stop living the second hand faith through my Aunt and Uncle and get my own relationship with God. I was overwhelmed by His love for me, and how the Holy Spirit was speaking to me! I was on a JESUS HIGH for a Continue reading →
In this episode, we tackle the controversial subject of speaking in tongues. Is it a real thing or is it fake? Our Good News is about a group of 150 pastors in Ohio. We are praying for the Chamar of India this week and Today’s Word is about Jesus healing the man by the pool of Bethesda. Continue reading →