Sunday, October 30, 2019
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
DISCOVER THE PROBLEM
You are a supernatural problem-solver.
You tap into this By personalizing the fact that God has solved the greatest problem of all.
1. Man’s greatest problem is sin.
2. God has solved the greatest problem of all! God sent His beloved Son to be our substitute and to die in our place. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
But we have to develop huge skill sets in problem solving.
* Favor and increase come from your ability to solve problems
Joseph became the second in command of a great world empire because of his ability to solve problems.
Daniel had influence over world leaders because of his ability to solve problems.
Nehemiah became a savior of generations of Jews because he had the God-given ability to solve problems.
* Your value in the workplace is determined by your ability to solve problems.
You have to make sure you are not a part of the problem.
“Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
“WHATEVER THE PROBLEM IS,
IT’S NOT GOING TO BE ME.”
– Pastor Troy
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Prayer is the exchange between you and heaven It goes two ways. It’s angels ascending and defending upon the ladder of Jesus.
Supplication is the thing you present to God from your world that you don’t have a clue where God is on the subject.
It is the plan of the enemy to make every mole hill into a giant mountain in your life.
We call that “drama.” Drama displaces truth.
Identifying what is real and true is one way we determine in our hearts to partner with God in our thinking.
Evaluating and selecting alternatives.
Events Trends Systems Mental models
Understand the problem by observing and listening.
The phrase “divine council” comes primarily from Psalm 82:1 (“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment”; ESV).
The words “God” and “gods” in this verse are both the Hebrew word “Elohim.” The first instance must be singular because of the Hebrew grammar. The verb translated “has taken his place” is grammatically singular, while the second instance must be treated as a plural since it is preceded by “in the midst of” (prepositional phrase beqereb).
The gods (plural “elohim”) of Psalms 82:1 are called “gods” and “sons of the Most High” (the God of Israel) later in verse 6 of the same psalm.
COME UP WITH A SOLUTION AND EXPECT OPPOSITION.
Nehemiah 6:3 (NKJV)
So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”
TAKE THE PROBLEM FROM “ME” TO “WE.”
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