Dr. Brown puts forth a call for all of us to examine our hearts and lives, and asks the tough question, “What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?”
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Quoting again from a theological dictionary, “Following Jesus as a disciple is an unconditional sacrifice of his whole life, for the whole of his life. To be a disciple means, as Matthew in particular emphasizes, to be bound to Jesus and to do God’s will.” That’s the question we need to ask ourselves: Have we unconditionally given our lives to Jesus? Do we recognize that He is now our Lord, and that we live to do His will? Do we understand that following Him means to be bound to Him, and thereby do the will of the Father? Can we, as imitators of Jesus, say what Jesus said: “I have come to do Your will, O God”? That, my friends, is what it means to be a disciple.
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Do you want to have purpose and meaning in your life? Do you want to live a life that counts? To have a sense of belonging? The answer is very simple: give yourself to being a disciple and to making disciples. There’s no higher calling, there’s no more glorious service, and nothing that’s more rewarding; your fruit will last forever, your reward will be great, and you will bring a smile to the face of the Father.
How Saved Are We? by Dr. Brown: This unsettling book challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of born-again experience we have had if it calls for almost no personal sacrifice, produces virtually no separation from the world, and breeds practically no hatred of sin.
Whatever Happened to the Power of God/It’s Time to Rock the Boat, by Dr. Brown TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SINGLE VOLUME, two of Dr. Michael L. Brown’s groundbreaking works are ready to challenge a new generation of believers to combat the status quo of a compromised church and a godless society.
Revolution: The Call to Holy War by Dr. Brown: This book is not a call for the violent overthrow of the government, nor is it a call to take up arms, nor is it a call to political activism in and of itself. It is a call to something far more extreme, a call to live out the gospel…
How to be Led by the Spirit [mp3 CD]: Clear and practical teaching on how you can learn to recognize and respond to the Spirit’s leading. Includes two special messages entitled “The Purpose of the Gifts of the Spirit” and “Fanning into Flame the Gift of God.”
Giants of the Faith [mp3 CD]: Experience the ministry and message of men and women of God who shook their world! Charles Finney, George Whitfield, John (Praying) Hyde, Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Maria Woodworth-Etter, John Alexander Dowie, and Adoniram Judson.
Jesus, Giver of THE GOD-LIFE: Online Article by David Popovici
Paul, when praying for the Ephesian believers, prays that God would give to them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation and open the eyes of their heart, in order to know Him better and consequently, to know what they have been called to be (Ephesians 1.18); a revelation of God and in turn a revelation of what God has made us. “Jesus doesn’t call us for what we are. But because of what He makes from us (Reinhard Bonnke).”
God will not just hold us accountable for what we were, but for what we could have been in light of the Cross and Pentecost.
We Can’t Stop Speaking… (the issue of silent Christianity): Online Article by Eric Gilmour
The reason that there is a divide between the apostles, who couldn’t stop speaking, and the modern American church, who can’t start speaking, is because the issue of speaking lies in the issue of seeing and hearing. Jesus said, “What you have heard in the dark speak in the light.”
Many modern American Christians haven’t been hearing the voice of God and very rarely see anything in God. Their spiritual eyes are darkened and because of this, they having nothing living inside of them to speak out. Not only that, but because they don’t speak out they don’t see anything happen that would build their faith. As Bill Johnson noted, “The first step to growing in miracles is to pray for the sick.”