“The Real” Happy Hour… Bible Study


May 20, 2020
Don’t Overdo It
Series: Bible Study

Luke 6:1-5; Deuteronomy 23:24-25; 1 Samuel 21:1-6
- If we get too complicated or sophisticated we may lose God.
- God is both simple and amazing.
- It's not about being technical with what God says, it's about walking in love.
- It's not about knowing Scripture, it's about rightly dividing it.  God wants us to be discerning not
judgmental.
- The purpose of the Sabbath was not just about refraining from work, but to worship God.
- We may not get the results we want, because we may not be walking in love.  We may be overdoing it.
- In simplicity comes the power.

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  • May 20, 2020Don’t Overdo It
    May 20, 2020
    Don’t Overdo It
    Series: Bible Study

    Luke 6:1-5; Deuteronomy 23:24-25; 1 Samuel 21:1-6
    - If we get too complicated or sophisticated we may lose God.
    - God is both simple and amazing.
    - It's not about being technical with what God says, it's about walking in love.
    - It's not about knowing Scripture, it's about rightly dividing it.  God wants us to be discerning not
    judgmental.
    - The purpose of the Sabbath was not just about refraining from work, but to worship God.
    - We may not get the results we want, because we may not be walking in love.  We may be overdoing it.
    - In simplicity comes the power.

  • Apr 29, 2020Guard Your Heart
    Apr 29, 2020
    Guard Your Heart
    Series: Bible Study
    Hebrews 12:15, Matthew 12: 22-28; Proverbs 14:30, James 3:14-15; Ephesians 4:31-32; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
    - We get offended far too often.
    - Taking an offense causes division,
    - If the poison is inside of us, it hurts us more than the other person.
    - The enemy tries his best to use bitterness, envy and jealousy,
    - God wants us to be together.
    - The struggle cannot be won alone.
    - The devil is trying to poison our soul- our mind, body and emotions to cause division.
    - The more we walk in love, the less we will be offended.
    - Love compels us to do something we don't feel like doing.
    - Bitterness and resentment is self defeating.
    - Bitterness and resentment can aggravate and cause physical ailments
    - Bitterness gets in and relationships will suffer.
    - No one can have peace with bitterness in their heart.
    - Envy, jealousy and wrath is like rottenness to the bones.
    - There needs to be a new you coming out of this pandemic.
    - We need to get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger and every form of malice.
    - Love does not keep a record of wrongs.
    - If we truly have the love of Jesus in our heart, we will not let bitterness take hold.
  • Apr 22, 2020Set Apart
    Apr 22, 2020
    Set Apart
    Series: Bible Study
    John 17:17, 15:6; Ephesians 5:24, Exodus 8:20-24, 9:1 -6,25-24,11:6-7,15:3; Jeremiah 1:5, 17:7-8; Isaiah 48:17; Genesis 26:1-2,6
    - What sets us apart as Christians is the Truth.
    - God says we are set apart, how dare we say anything else.
    - If God says He chose us, that makes us chosen.
    - We cannot stay and sulk - we have to stay and sow where we are.
    - God taught Isaac how to prosper in the midst of a famine.
    - We only need one like.
    - God anoints our head with oil. That means we are treated like an honored guest.
    How do we live set apart?
    - Contend for the faith.
    -The Word of God sets us apart.

  • Apr 16, 2020Answering the Bell
    Apr 16, 2020
    Answering the Bell
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 25:35-40, Proverbs 18:2; James 1:27, Isaiah 1:10-17; Psalm 146:9
    - We have to be careful in adopting the language of the world.
    - Something is wrong with "social distancing."  There is nothing social about distancing yourself.
    - What we are doing is anti-social.
    - We are being told to practice social distancing.  Anything we practice we get better at.
    - Follow the protocol of the science, but do not allow yourself to get better at social distancing.
    - We won't know how good we have become at social distancing until God puts us in a situation not to.
    - We cannot meet the needs of the least of these if we become good at social distancing.
    - There is nothing normal about distancing yourself from other human beings.
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  • Apr 8, 2020Looking Unto Jesus
    Apr 8, 2020
    Looking Unto Jesus
    Series: Bible Study
    - True gratitude expresses itself in generosity.
    - When we are so grateful that God has been merciful unto us, we are so willing to give it to somebody else.
    - There is no place for shorthand when it comes to the word of God.
    - We tend to romanticize the cross.
    - The cross represented the ultimate in shame.
    - We need to work on our endurance as good soldiers.
    - If we don't consider what Jesus has done, we will be discouraged and faint in our sores.
    - When Ziklag is burning you have to encourage yourself in the Lord.
  • Apr 1, 2020Catching the Vision
    Apr 1, 2020
    Catching the Vision
    Series: Bible Study
    Proverbs 29:18;  2 Corinthians 4:18, 5:7; Genesis 13:14-16,15:5-6; Matthew 16:13-17, Joshua 6:1 -2
    - The vision is spiritual.
    - If we do not catch the vision, we will perish. If we catch the vision, we will enjoy life.
    - The vision we catch for our life is not visual, it's supernatural.
    - God says do not look at the natural.
    - Looking at something means we purposely see it.
    - God calls us to see the unseen.
    - We do not walk by what we see with our natural eyes.
    - Because we see what is not seen, is faith.
    - Vision means seeing with our spiritual eyes.
    - We can see things without using our natural eyes. That's what it takes to catch the vision from God.
    - In order to catch the vision, it requires a revelation from God.
    -mPeter got a revelation because something was revealed by God.
    - Have to spend time with God.
    - We have to see what God tells us.
    - We have to believe.
    - God does not want us to see what the world is trying to show us. He wants us to see the light in the darkness, see the provision, see the healing, see the grace and mercy.
  • Mar 25, 2020Redeeming the Time
    Mar 25, 2020
    Redeeming the Time
    Series: Bible Study

    Ephesians 5:15-17; James 4:13-15; Proverbs 27:1; Luke 12:16-21
    - Redeem - Buy up to rescue from loss - regain possession of it.
    - We need to regain possession of the time. We have allowed time to get away from us.
    - This is an opportunity to consider how we spend our time.
    - Some things we will discover that we can do without.
    - Time is more valuable than mommy. We can spend money and get it back. We cannot spend time and get time back.
    - The One who gives us time is the One we should look to for answers on how to spend our time.
    - The One who made us is the One who can fix us.
    - If we are going to make most use of our time, we need to ask God.
    - The more we have of something, the harder the decisions are.
    - The rich fool did not bother to ask God what he should do with his time.

  • Mar 18, 2020Worry, Fear and Anxiety
    Mar 18, 2020
    Worry, Fear and Anxiety
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 6:25-34
    - Things we can't control, uncertain about, frighten us, makes us worry.
    - A lot of our worry is rooted in our lack of control.
    - Be anxious for nothing. NO THING we should be anxious about.
    - Worry is a sin. Anything that God tells us to do is a commandment.
    - The magnitude of a thing doesn't change how God wants us to live.
    - Three times in one passage of Scripture, Jesus says do not worry.
    - Jesus was emphasizing that we do not need to worry about provision.
    - Worry takes away from your life. It does not add to us or put us in a better place.
    - Worrying is useless.
    - Worrying leaves us in the same place.
    - Worrying is faithless.
    - We cannot worry and trust at the same time. When worry comes in, trust goes out.
    - When we are not anxious, the peace of God is with us.
    - As children of God we should not get caught up in things like the world does.
    - We must not undervalue who we are to God.
    - The relationship we have with God is One of Truth.
    - The Truth shall make us free.  From everything - even worry.
    - We cannot allow all the noise of the world to take our eyes off God.
    - Some of us are losing this battle in life, because we refuse to give up the ball.

     

  • Mar 11, 2020Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 4) “Who We Are in God”
    Mar 11, 2020
    Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 4) “Who We Are in God”
    Series: Bible Study
    Numbers 13:31-33, Deuteronomy 28:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:37; James 4:7; l John 5:1-5; Psalm 23:4; Mark 10:27, 9: 23

    - The God in us is stronger than any human could ever be.
    - When we think of ourselves as small, others see us the same way.
    - God will make us the head and not the tail. It is conditional, but Jesus fulfilled the conditions.
    - We need to say about ourselves, what God has already said.
    - It does not matter what we used to be.
    -Just because you have failed in the past, does not mean you are a failure.
    - We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. The anointing.
    - We are more than able.
    - We have ability to spare.
    - We are demon chasers.
    - Power begins with submission.
    - We get strength from the presence of the Father.
    - We believe in Christ, we overcome.
    - We are unafraid. In the face of danger, we need to say we are unafraid because God is with us.
    - With God all things are possible. All things are possible for those who believe. Nothing is impossible for God.
    - We are doers of the impossible.

  • Mar 4, 2020Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 3)
    Mar 4, 2020
    Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 3)
    Series: Bible Study
    1 Samuel 17:32,11,24-51; Matthew 16:5-9
    - Challenges come to our lives and many of us get scared.
    - We must not run away from our problems.
    - We must not make the mistake of magnifying our problem.
    - We have a covenant with God. We have promises from God.
    - We have to remember we have a relationship with the true and living God.
    - When we are facing challenges and obstacles, many times we have to overcome opposition from those closest to us.
    - Whatever obstacles we are facing, we must not worry.
    - It's important that we remember what God has done.
    - When we face challenges and obstacles we can't always do what someone else has done.
    - Don't try and fight your problems with your own strength.
    - We can't overcome our challenges and obstacles if we don't run out to meet them.
    - Use your mouth to bring things to pass.  Confess your victory before you even get started.