“The Real” Happy Hour… Bible Study


Jul 2, 2020
Build A Foundation of Faith (Part 6)
Series: Bible Study
James 1:2-4; Hebrews 11; Romans 5:3-5; Proverbs 24:10; Job 23:10, 42:5
- We need to learn how to allow adversity to strengthen our faith.
- It's not the testing only that brings the patience, it's how you take the test.
- Adversity is a revealer. It reveals where we are in faith.
- God uses adversity to accomplish His will.
- Many times adversity will drive us back to the will of God.
- He also uses it to develop the character of Christ.
- Suffering precedes the resurrection.
- Adversity is God's way of getting our attention.
- Adversity encourages us to lean on God's strength.
- Adversity purifies our faith.
- Adversity points us towards God.
- We will keep our integrity if we allow adversity to teach us.
- If we take adversity the right way, it will cause us to see God.
- Adversity is not here to destroy us - it's here to build us up.
- "Lord, do not let the pain I am going through be wasted."
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  • Jul 2, 2020Build A Foundation of Faith (Part 6)
    Jul 2, 2020
    Build A Foundation of Faith (Part 6)
    Series: Bible Study
    James 1:2-4; Hebrews 11; Romans 5:3-5; Proverbs 24:10; Job 23:10, 42:5
    - We need to learn how to allow adversity to strengthen our faith.
    - It's not the testing only that brings the patience, it's how you take the test.
    - Adversity is a revealer. It reveals where we are in faith.
    - God uses adversity to accomplish His will.
    - Many times adversity will drive us back to the will of God.
    - He also uses it to develop the character of Christ.
    - Suffering precedes the resurrection.
    - Adversity is God's way of getting our attention.
    - Adversity encourages us to lean on God's strength.
    - Adversity purifies our faith.
    - Adversity points us towards God.
    - We will keep our integrity if we allow adversity to teach us.
    - If we take adversity the right way, it will cause us to see God.
    - Adversity is not here to destroy us - it's here to build us up.
    - "Lord, do not let the pain I am going through be wasted."
  • Jun 24, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 5)
    Jun 24, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 5)
    Series: Bible Study

    "What Happens When Our Mountains Don't Move"
    Mark 11:20-26; Hebrews 12
    -If mountains aren't moving, we need to ask ourselves the question, are we having faith? Are we walking in love? Faith works by love.
    - Do we have doubt? We have to guard our hearts against the infiltration of doubt.
    - Many times our mountains aren't moving is because we are not speaking to it.
    - Once we say something we need to believe what we say.
    - Once we believe a thing, that thing becomes settled in us
    - We need to acknowledge the sin that is in our life.
    - We need to acknowledge that God's will is sovereign.
    - Could be that God has something better for us that we are not ready to receive.
    - We need to remember the importance of persistence. Keep praying.  Faith looks funny.
    - Keep trusting God. Absolute confidence that God will not fail
    - Ask God to open our eyes.
    - Stay thankful. A thankful spirit and an open heart leaves you open to receive from God at any moment.
    - Don't despair.
    - Resistance always makes us stronger.

  • Jun 17, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 4)
    Jun 17, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 4)
    Series: Bible Study
    Mark 11:2-26; Matthew 6:33
    - We have to start from a position of faith.
    - The first thing we have to do is say something.
    - Believers speak. We cannot be a silent believer.
    - We want to up our gain, but we need to up our game.
    - It's not okay to have doubt if you want to move mountains.
    - You can't hope for the best AND prepare for the worse.
    - We have to believe when we pray.
    - We have to take I exams. Examine ourselves.
    - The real mountains in our lives are those things that are blocking our view from seeing God.
    - In order to be added to, we have to have something.
    - If we can't see the King, we won't see the Kingdom,
    - The Kingdom draws things to us.
    - A lot of times we look at our mountains.
    - Our mountains are our additions.
    - What is keeping us from seeing the King?
  • Jun 10, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 3)
    Jun 10, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 3)
    Series: Bible Study
  • Jun 3, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 2)
    Jun 3, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 2)
    Series: Bible Study

    Genesis 12:1-5; 11:27-32, 12: 10-16; 13:1-2,5-12,14-18; Romans 4:16; Galatians 3:9,13-14,29

    - Our minds must be renewed. It is our renewed minds that adhere to the Word of God.
    - God called Abraham out, from, and unto.
    - God did not save us so we can stay right where we are.
    - God is calling us out of something and unto something else.
    - Complacency and faith don't mix.
    - Just because there's a delay in our journey doesn't mean God's command is no longer valid.
    - God is always trying to get things to us. Abraham did not lose anything.
    - Abram resolved the conflict after God blessed them both and strife broke out.
    - God calls us to leave the familiar.
    - Faith requires a willingness to change.
    - God is working on our willingness and obedience.
    - We cannot stay where we are and more onward and upward with God.
    - We can't be afraid of losing our stuff to God.
    - Wherever God is calling us to is better than where we are.
    - If we are a faith person, we are a grace person.

     

  • May 27, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith
    May 27, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith
    Series: Bible Study

    Matthew 1:24-27; Romans 10:11; Luke 8:49-50; Acts 20:17-24; 2 Corinthians 4:13 (Referencing Psalm 116:10)
    - What is different about our houses is the foundation.
    - Storms of life hit both of the houses.
    - We can't be just using the Word to show we have knowledge.
    - Whether or not we are standing in faith only shows in the storm.
    - Foundations prove themselves in storms.
    - The Word has to be first in your life.  It must be an essential part in each day.
    - Our spirit man must be fed.
    - We cannot continue to live off of a Word we heard last year. We must continue to feed our Spirit.
    - When the foundation is built, certain things become second nature.
    - We must hear and hear the Word.
    - We cannot be faith giants without putting the time in.
    - We have to hear the Word and do the Word.
    - In order to take Jesus at His Word you have to have a foundation of faith.
    - Nothing will move you if you have a foundation of faith.
    - We have to speak the Word.
    - When you have a foundation of faith, you don't just believe, hear, and do, you speak.
    - Words were not just meant to communicate, they were made to create.

  • 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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