1 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV)
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
Thought of the week: Discerning is the beginning of overcoming.
1 John 4:1–3 (NIV)
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
1 John 4:4-5
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
Open to manifestation
Open to the Holy Spirit perception
Open to conversion
Risk to overcome fear. 1 Peter 5:6–7 (NIV) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Change to overcome being stuck.
Romans 12:2 (NIV) 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Trust to overcome doubt.
Proverbs 3:5–6 (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Love, Accept, Forgive to overcome rejection.
John 13:34 (NIV) 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Cast: Hope Community Church