The Gift of Prophecy — Dangers to Avoid

This post is a continuation of an edited transcript of my sermon on the gifts of the Spirit.There are many dangers of prophecy. One example of this is foolish prophecy, which is really nothing more than wishful thinking. It might surprise you to hear me say this, but sometimes it can be a bad idea for a small group of friends to gather and try to hear God for each other. Unfortunately, what often happens is what you wish God would say to that person is then what you think you hear God saying … [Read more...]


Today, I continue my edited transcript of a sermon on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. There are three key things that prophecy is not. You see examples of all of these in Acts 21, which makes that a crucial chapter for understanding New Testament prophecy.Prophecy is NOT infallibleIn 1 Corinthians 13, Paul says, “We know in part and we prophesy in part.” So by definition, prophecy is not without error. If you study Agabus’ prophecy in Acts 21, you’ll see that the general gist of his prophecy is co … [Read more...]

What is prophecy?

For the remainder of the sermon I preached on spiritual gifts, I focused on this gift of prophecy. We will be several days in sharing an edited version of a transcript of this section.How do I define prophecy?I believe that prophecy is an impression that God may have something to say specifically to specific people at a specific time. It can be a word for an individual. It can be a word to a group of people, for a church, maybe even for a whole country. But it’s a word from God that’s fo … [Read more...]

Andrew Fountain On God Speaking Today

My friend Andrew has posted on his blog after a long gap. He shares a personal example of how a friend of his recently heard God speak to them. I won't spoil the story by sharing any of it here, pop over and take a read. … [Read more...]

Liam Goligher Video Interview

Interview With Liam Goligher from Adrian Warnock on Vimeo.One of my favorite memories from this year's New Word Alive is meeting Liam Goligher. If you only want to watch one video from the event, watch this one. I am thrilled that this is the post I am sharing with you on my sixth blog anniversary (it was the 16th April 2003 when this journey began!)Liam and I have spoken on the phone before, and from the first call I immediately knew that he was a real defender of the gospel. I heard … [Read more...]

The Doctor on Direct Interventions By God Today

UPDATE- I have found the original source and as it is only now availble on the wayback machine include a copy here.---------The Doctor thinks we are crazy if we reject the notion of God intervenng directly in human history today. This quote makes me want to pray more for him to stretch out his hand and act:'What is being taught in Christendom today is this, that since we have got the New Testament canon, since we have got the Word now, we do not need these direct interventions, we do not need … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Mark Driscoll, Part 2 – A Prophecy For Newfrontiers and Worship

I continue my interview with Mark Driscoll by talking about his prophecy for Newfrontiers and his view of our worship. … [Read more...]