Posts by Daniel Oliveira

Daniel Oliveira

Daniel Oliveira

Daniel is a man of the Word with a true shepherd's heart who is driven to see God's Kingdom established in the earth.

The Story Behind Psalm 51

Today I illuminate Psalms 51 through the context of David’s life. We know David as a worshiper and a man after God’s own heart, but it is important for us to study his life and understand the man behind the Psalms.

Press On Toward The Goal

The history of the Church is a very interesting subject, but it is not always easy to understand why so many things went so wrong. On the other hand it is important to remember that from the very beginning the church started with this idea of restoration (Acts 3:19-21). There are so many scriptures that…

God Working Behind the Scenes

Today I relate God’s presence in the book of Esther to God’s presence in our daily lives. God is behind the scenes orchestrating our lives, but we still have to accept and walk in the authority He has given us.

He Wants A Living Sacrifice

Today I talk about giving the Lord the new worship He is looking for. Worship is not about performing a lot of earthy habits, it is about presenting ourselves as we are. We must be an honest and living sacrifice to God.

Prayer is a Relationship

This week in our Spiritual Formation class we are studying prayer and I started meditating on the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray. Sometimes it is easy to think about prayer related to the things that we need, things we are looking for, problems that need to be solved, and…

Fasting for the New

Today I connect fasting with Matthew 22:37-40. God is not looking for us to fast in a way that shows off humility with a pious face. He is looking for us to fast in a way that changes us. What is the fast that He chooses for His disciples now? That we love one another.

How Do I React When I Hear the Truth

Today I teach about our reaction to hearing the truth. Both Saul and David were chosen by God and both made mistakes, but only David broke his heart before the Lord when he learned the truth. Psalms 51:7 “Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than…

Trust in the Love of the Father

Today I relate God’s working in our lives to a contractor remodeling a home. God inspected the house and saw all its flaws, but still paid the highest price and sent the Holy Spirit to remodel it. It might hurt when the carpet gets torn out but we must trust God’s love during this remodel…

Pursue and Know God’s Love

Today I speak about our pursuit for God’s love. Our walls protect us from the depth of love that can change us. It is time to knock the walls down and receive that God loves us to the uttermost. 1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone…

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THE TRUTH?

I just came back from visiting my family and church in Niteroi, Brazil. It was a very good time and I was invited to bring a message while I was there. The message will be published in Portuguese but here is the summary: When you look at what Saul and David went through in their…

Do This in Remembrance of Me

Today I bring a communion message which encourages our daily appropriation of Christ’s provision. Christ’s love for us is the same today as it was the day he went to the cross. When we receive communion it is a matter of faith and spirit that deepens our connection with Christ’s love.

Pray to have Bread to Share

Today I continue teaching out of Luke 11 where Jesus follows the disciple’s prayer with the parable about being persistent for bread. We must keep asking for bread, not to meet our personal needs, but so we can meet the needs of those God places around us.

Stay Connected to Christ

If you are in Christ, you are to have abundant life, increasing and overflowing. Why is it then that sometimes we don’t feel the flow of life and joy? A lot of times it is because we simply disconnected from the flow that is in our relationship with Christ. In the book of Zechariah, we…

Knowledge or Relationship?

I convey the difference between knowledge gained through a relationship with Christ and knowledge gained from human efforts. God wants to give us knowledge, but if we are not careful our desire for knowledge will result in the same separation that Adam and Eve experienced. Philipians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by…

What is God doing in the Earth Today?

What is God doing now? God is working on you! So the question is, how are you relating to God’s gifts in you? How are you relating to yourself as the temple of the Holy Spirit? How do you relate to the fact that God chose you? God so loved you that He gave His…

Why Do We Pray for Bread?

As I meditated on the Lord’s Prayer I noticed some deeper truths that sometimes it is easy to forget. The first thing that we must always remember is that prayer is a relationship. It is also important to know that the Father already knows what we need (Matthew 6:8). Prayer is not giving God a…

To Love is a Commandment

I connect our Christianity with the example of Love that Christ gave us. If we want to be like Christ, we must study how he related to the world. His life was an expression of Love and forgiveness, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in…

A Relationship of Prayer

I started meditating on the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray. Sometimes it is easy to think about prayer related to the things that we need, things we are looking for, problems that need to be solved, and circumstances that we think that need to change. The Lord’s Prayer starts…

The Early Church was a Family

I illuminate Jesus Christ’s desire to include us in His Father’s family. In Matthew 12:50 Jesus was not closing a door on his physical family, he was opening the door for everyone to become part of his spiritual family, “For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother…

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

It may be hard to understand the way that God executes His plans. When Jesus Christ was born, His parents could not find a proper place for His birth. According to our way of thinking, a manger and a simple stable would not be the right place for the Son of God to be born.…

Be Driven to Press On

I express the passion we must have in our walk with God. We must have a personal drive like Paul and identify with his cry in Philippians 3:12, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also…

Plant Good Seeds

I connect our ability to receive God’s provision of communion with Luke 6: 37 & 38. When we plant seeds of judgment and condemnation that is what we receive, but if we plant seeds of forgiveness, kindness and love, we will receive those blessings from our Father.

Maturing into Adoption

I talk about the maturing of God’s sons. Galatians 4:1 compares immature children to slaves under the authority of guardians and managers. It is time for us to mature as sons and grow up into the measure of the fullness of Christ. The key to this maturity is obedience, Christ was diligent to do and…

Maturing Into Adoption

When we read the scriptures we see that in Christ we are born again. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the…

His Precious Gifts are Your True Self

I teach about Gods plan for you. God has a vision for you way bigger than the vision you have for yourself. When he is removing the blocks in your life it may seem unpleasant but it is because he sees you the way he saw you before the foundation of the world. He has…

You are God’s Treasure

When God created us He put a treasure in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 4:7 reminds us, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.” How then can we look at ourselves with disgust or sorrow? You may think you look like…