Lead Pastor/Author Kevin O'Connor
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easy to miss something you’re not looking for. Tuck inside every crisis is an
opportunity. If we pray!!
hates interruptions and a crisis is an interruption.
God begins a work in our lives it often is disguised as an interruption or
does faith take a crisis and turn into a divine interruption?
willing to learn from the Holy Spirit.
what you learn with others.
“Secret Ingredients #1”
Adding, subtracting, or exchanging ingredients will
change a recipe.
Problem #1 Sin is sin (Have
you ever had someone tell sugar is sugar? We know there are a lot of different
sugars and they can change a recipe if you use the wrong type.)
All have sinned but not all have sinned equally.
John 5:16-18 some sins will kill you, and bring death to those
2. All sin separates us from God. (Romans 3:23)
3. All sin ne...
“Caught in the Stuck Mode”
Stuck needing to make a decision? Stuck in a destructive
behavior and needing a breakthrough? Spiritual discernment may be what you are
Spiritual Discernment: The ability to know the difference between a worldly
spirit and the Holy Spirit.
When you’re stuck in a situation, learn to ask
discerning questions and develop spiritual disciplines.
the Holy Spirit requirement of...
Big Faith Muscles from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
Body Building #4
“Big Faith Muscles”
How to build a church around faith, and not programs
is the greatest challenge in the 21st century Church.
Building your faith muscles in five key areas of life:
Jesus is always putting His disciples in situations
that were building ...
Body Building #2
“Problems with the Flabby Parts”
The church is a messy
movement with a laser focused message and a global mission.
~ Andy Stanley
Without the right keys many mysterious
remain locked to a new generation.
A world needs standards that universal
and timeless, without this kind of foundation the rich and wicked will rule
our world. Two keys give us the standard.
Jesus is our message and within Him are universal
One reason prophecy is given is to expand our faith in
I Cor. 10:11-12
A warning is given not to harm you, but to protect you
and so others don’t fall into the same trap.
I Timothy 5:24-25
Warnings to the wicked and the righteous have
different time tables.
The righteous have a responsibility to...
Turning a Generation back to God from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
Prophecy and Future Generations from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
God reveals Himself through the law, nature, and the prophetic Word.
No generation will ever rise above its understanding
of absolute truth.
Genesis 15:6 & 16
The 4th generation is Moses
generation and they see forty years of miracles.
Deut. 34:9 Moses
literally handed the leadership and anointing into Joshua hands the 5th
40 years of God’s provision and miracles
and yet that generation did no...
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Developing convictions is an important part of every
Healthy Conviction #1 - The heart must be guarded.
What will you use as a healthy guard for your heart?
Healthy Conviction #2 - Never let someone else’s
conviction trump yours, unless that someone is God.
Healthy Conviction #3 - Bewa...
Beatitudes for Dummies#3 "Weeping" from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
Beatitudes for Dummies #3
“Gaining From Your Pain”
When you mourn spiritually, which is different than
mourning emotionally, God will comfort you even if no one else does.
Luke 6:17- 21
society is not troubled any longer by evil spirits.
you realize just how poor and hungry you are spiritually, the best thing you
can do is weep!
men of God understood the ...
Beatitude for Dummies #2 Hungry? from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
Beatitudes for Dummies #2
“Developing a good appetite”
There is a big difference between being
filled and being satisfied.
Hunger and cravings are closely
associated but hunger is a
normal function and cravings are a taught behavior.
How to create a greater appetite for God
1. Seek God, by
letting your thoughts be about Him.
"Life is a school and problems are
the curriculum." - Rick Warren
Luke 6: 17-20
the Message Translation)
What are the unhealthy areas of your
1. Habits. 2.
Hurts. 3. Hang ups
routines, behavior, and lifestyle in need of God’s
The New Normal #6 "Gentleness" from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.
“The New Normal #6
Gentleness: Strength under control
Gentleness is the evidence of spiritual maturity and
our new trade mark as believers. All will benefit from gentleness, those restoring someone
who has sinned; lifting the burden of others and sharing instruction must have
The New Normal #5
In describing your last six
months of following Jesus would you use words like exciting, powerful,
insightful or would you use word like frustrating, unfullfilling, and difficult?
What gives you spiritual gratification?
Scripture Reading: Galatians 5, Ephesians
2:2-5 Connection Class Scripture
Gratification is a very real a powerful tool. Delayed
gratification is even...
Do you get more from breaking a commitment, or by
keeping a commitment?
A work ethic, drawing the good out of life, and
allowing God to set the standard, were “house rules” established in the garden
When we break these rules, we have a Savior that still
loves us, and died for us.
Most commitments are broken because it was no longer
convenient to keep them.
Don’t make casual commitments t...
The New Normal #4
Ordinary forces (basic principles) keep you focused on
the commonplace things of life.
It took an unordinary birth, by means of a virgin, so
we could receive birth into an unordinary way of doing life.
Because we are adopted into this “New Normal,” it
takes a while for it to become our normal way of life. Weird principles: Lose your life to gain
it. Be a giver not a taker in lif...