You May Have an Unknown Need
Bill Brady 9/10/18
We don’t have paid ministers.
- We see it as old wineskin.
- For two reasons.
- 1) We try not to minister. We try to facilitate others into their destinies.
- 2) We don’t pay facilitators.
This doesn’t mean that we don’t have bills to pay.
- We have the same bills to pay that you do.
- With the addition of some other bills like monthly payments for Zoom.
We rely on the LORD to meet the needs of our facilitating fathers.
- Each is giving of themselves and of their time.
- This doesn’t mean that they aren’t working.
- Each of our facilitating fathers works hard.
- They make is seem easy.
- But that doesn’t mean that it is isn’t work.
- It is work.
- Hard work.
All of you who are parents know what it means to have concern for your children.
- Fathers have concerns about their children.
- Here is one of my biggest concerns for this family.
- Some give consistently and generously.
- I thank you for myself and for my sons who are facilitating fathers.
But many have been observing from a distance.
- Receiving the revelation that we freely give.
- Giving nothing in return.
- Many are giving elsewhere in the Body of Christ.
- But give nothing here.
This is a concern.
- But not just for us and our facilitators.
- I am concerned for you.
Our facilitators are learning two lessons.
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” Philippians 4:11-12
- We all need to learn how to be content.
- Whether we are full and abounding or hungry and suffering need.
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.” Philippians 4:17
- Paul looked past his need to the need of those that he was writing to.
- We all need to learn to look past any physical need that we have.
- To see the spiritual need of those who we have been giving to.
Each of us has a need to sow so that we will produce fruit.
- Paul wasn’t looking for a gift when he spoke of these things to the Philippians.
- He was looking for fruit that would abound to the account of those who would give.
I am looking for all to bear fruit.
- No one can bear fruit without first sowing seed.
- We are each meant to bear fruit.
- We need to sow seed.
- Because we reap what we sow.
Many are sowing into older wineskins.
- This is good.
- I myself spent much of my lifetime sowing into older wineskins.
Consider your need to sow into the new.
- You reap what you sow.
- You bear fruit according to what you sow into.
Look at where you sow.
- You sow where your heart is.
- Where is your heart?
- Is it transitioning into this new wineskin?
Consider transitioning your giving into the new.
- We each sow seed where our heart is.
- We reap what we sow into.
- I suggest that you consider transition your giving into the new.
- As you do you are transitioning your heart into the new.
This family is highest quality soil.
- Sow into the new.
- Sow into highest quality soil.
Some are unable to sow financial seed for various very legitimate reasons.
- Your spouse controls the family finances.
- You live in a poor nation.
- You live on a fixed income.
- Some in these situations have sought other ways to sow into OUB.
- Like volunteering time.