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2014 Breakthrough Ministry Report

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Dear Friend,

As we move into 2015, I encourage you to remember the mighty works that the Lord performed in 2014.

I know, I know. Every new year transition brings tremendous excitement, namely because we get to leave the old year behind and embrace a new beginning. A fresh start. Since our God specializes in the “upward and onward” direction, taking His people from glory to glory, we should absolutely celebrate forward momentum.

At the same time, the Bible is filled with the following directive: Remember. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 77:11:

I will remember the LORD’s works. (HCSB)

The Message Bible paints the process of remembering this way:

Once again I’ll go over what GOD has done,
    lay out on the table the ancient wonders;
I’ll ponder all the things you’ve accomplished,
    and give a long, loving look at your acts. (Psalm 77:11-12)

I encourage you, even though 2014 may have brought pain, tragedy, or sorrow, be intentional to look for the great things that God did… even in the midst of difficulty. How we navigate the future is directly connected to the lessons we learned from our past histories with God. The past works of the Lord are not meant to be mere memorials of what God did back then, but the miracles and breakthroughs of yesterday are designed to shape our thinking today. What God did sets a precedent of what He can and will do… in even a greater measure.

For those of you who have followed my ministry journey this year, it has been quite an adventure… to say the least! Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your prayers, encouragement, Facebook comments and messages—everything. Truly, the Lord did more than I could have hoped, dreamed or imagined.

Here is my best effort to remember what the Lord has done in 2014 and lay out on the table the wonders of His mighty works. I have been focusing, primarily, on three key areas: Writing, speaking, and media, all purposed equip Christians with tools and resources to experience a sustained lifestyle of passion and power with the Holy Spirit.

Writing Ministry.
Providing encouragement, tools and resources to believers on how to live the supernatural Christian life empowered by the Holy Spirit.

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Breakthrough Healing e-book released (Destiny Image, February 14, 2014). It even broke into the Top Ten list in New Age/Healing category on Amazon! I consider that quite the triumph, since that is the very audience that could strongly benefit from the Jesus-centered approach of the book.
 

 

 

BreakthroughFaith_BannerAd-250x400Breakthrough Faith book and e-book released nationwide (Destiny Image, October 15, 2014). With a foreword from Jack Taylor, and endorsements from key leaders such as Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, Sid Roth, Karen Wheaton and Dr. Vinson Synan, it was such an honor to release this book that has been 10 years in the making (but took about 4 months to actually write).

 

 


Charisma Magazine
featured my article, Why We Need Supernatural Manifestations in the Church Today.

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Online Writings in Charisma
Also, it was an honor to contribute several other articles to Charisma News and Charisma Magazine. A complete listing of these articles can be found here: http://lawrencesparks.com/writing/published-articles/

Speaking Ministry.
Helping Christians encounter the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit and enjoy sustained passion for Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.

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Speaking at the Ramp School of Ministry, September 2014

This year marked the launch of my itinerant speaking ministry. I was blessed to minister at the following locations:
–    The Ramp School of Ministry, Hamilton AL
–    The Ramp Church, Hamilton AL
–    Regent University, School of Divinity Chapel, Virginia Beach VA
–    Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach FL
–    Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Juno Beach FL
–    Covenant Center International, Palm Beach Gardens FL

Media.
I continued to host my weekly radio show Voice of Destiny, recorded two radio programs with Dr. Michael Brown on The Line of Fire, recorded TV programs for TBN’s Praise the Lord and iBurn TV, and concluded the year by recording both a radio interview and TV program with Sid Roth for It’s Supernatural.

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Once again, thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support. It means the world to me.

This is not about celebrating the accolades of Larry Sparks; it’s about remembering the grace and the favor of Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, I have nothing to offer, but what I have freely received, I freely give.

Back in Summer of 1999, I had one encounter with the Holy Spirit that marked me for the rest of my life. In some way, shape or form, I desire to help others experience His Presence in the same way, so that their lives would become fueled by authentic passion and radical zeal for the only One Who truly satisfies.

May you walk in the greater things that are awaiting in 2015, while also remembering the great things of 2014.

Fueled by His fire,
Larry Sparks