You May Have an Unknown Need

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 Ecclesia to meet the needs of our facilitating fathers. 

  • Each is giving of themselves and of their time.
  • This doesn’t mean that we 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 of us give. 

  • Some give consistently and generously.
  • I am thankful to you for my sons who are facilitating fathers.
  • And for myself.

But many have not been giving. 

  • This is a concern.
  • But not just for our facilitators.

Our facilitators are each learning two needed lessons. 

  • Here is the first lesson that each of us needs to learn.
  • Lesson #1:

”Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to [b]be abased, and I know how to [c]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 each need to learn how to be content.
  • Whether we are full and abounding or hungry and suffering need.
  • We each desperately need to learn this lesson.
  • Lesson #2:

 ”Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.”  Philippians 4:17

  • Each facilitator needs to learn to look past their own need.
  • To see the need of those who are and aren’t sharing with them.
  • I have just recently learned this lesson.
  • Which is why I am writing this page with no shame and no apologies.

We each have a need to give 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 their account.

I have spoken of need.

  • Real need.
  • Just today a facilitating father contacted.
  • Their phone bill and Zoom bill are due.
  • They are unable to pay those bills.
  • I sent money by PayPal to pay the bill.
  • I share this so that you know that I myself give to support facilitating fathers.
  • I’m not asking you to do something that I don’t do myself.

But this is not the real need.

  • We each have this same need.
  • We have a need to bear fruit.

Many bear no fruit.

  • Some bear 30-fold.
  • Some bear 60-fold.
  • Some bear 100-fold.
  • I believe that those who overcome bear fruit.
  • I believe that those who are overcoming bear 100-fold fruit.

No one can bear fruit without sowing seed.

  • We all have a need to bear fruit.
  • We all have a need to sow seed.
  • This is an even bigger need than the  need to pay our bills.

If I didn’t believe this then I wouldn’t be writing to you.

Some are unable to sow financial seed for various very legitimate reasons. 

  • Your spouse controls the family finances.
  • You live in a poor nation.
  • Our one of many very real reasons.

If this is your case then seek other ways to sow into this family.