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Aug 2, 2020
Even If He Doesn’t
Series: General
Daniel 3:13-18; Deuteronomy 29:29; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Proverbs 25:2; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Acts 6:5,8; 7:51-60

- Our confidence is based on what we've seen or not seen God do, yet God is still able.
- We need to have a confidence in God that even if God doesn't do it, He's able.
- Our devotion to God must not stop at answered prayer but go beyond that even if He doesn't.
- There is a place in God where our understanding stops.
- On this side of glory, we know only in part, the secret things belong to God.
- We have to be okay with not knowing.
- We need to focus on what we know about God.
- God does things for us even if we don't ask, on behalf of others, and even if we don't know Him.
- It's never about us, it's about God.  - Our view of God, the wonderfulness, cannot be determined by whether or not we get our prayers answered.
- Faith yet matters, but it is still the power and sovereignty of God.
- We only have problems with the sovereignty of God when He doesn't do what we want.
- Faith does not override the sovereignty of God. It is in the secret place.
- Jesus and God watched Stephen getting stoned and did nothing to interfere. It's not for us to know
why, it's in the secret place
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  • Aug 2, 2020Even If He Doesn’t
    Aug 2, 2020
    Even If He Doesn’t
    Series: General
    Daniel 3:13-18; Deuteronomy 29:29; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Proverbs 25:2; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Acts 6:5,8; 7:51-60

    - Our confidence is based on what we've seen or not seen God do, yet God is still able.
    - We need to have a confidence in God that even if God doesn't do it, He's able.
    - Our devotion to God must not stop at answered prayer but go beyond that even if He doesn't.
    - There is a place in God where our understanding stops.
    - On this side of glory, we know only in part, the secret things belong to God.
    - We have to be okay with not knowing.
    - We need to focus on what we know about God.
    - God does things for us even if we don't ask, on behalf of others, and even if we don't know Him.
    - It's never about us, it's about God.  - Our view of God, the wonderfulness, cannot be determined by whether or not we get our prayers answered.
    - Faith yet matters, but it is still the power and sovereignty of God.
    - We only have problems with the sovereignty of God when He doesn't do what we want.
    - Faith does not override the sovereignty of God. It is in the secret place.
    - Jesus and God watched Stephen getting stoned and did nothing to interfere. It's not for us to know
    why, it's in the secret place
  • Jul 26, 2020Slow Your Roll
    Jul 26, 2020
    Slow Your Roll
    Series: General

    Numbers 32:1-18, 13:26-14:4; Hebrews 10: 35; Proverbs 25:8; Jeremiah 29:11
    - When we get close to the promise of God, disruptions come.
    - Most disciplined, close to the promise.
    - When we get close to the promise, be even more diligent- the enemy always comes back.
    - If it's in your view, don't put down your spiritual guard.
    - Discouragement is contagious. Discouragement is easier than encouragement.
    - When we look at our situation through the lens of ourselves, we are going to come up small and short.
    - We are more inclined to believe the bad than believe the good.
    - We must not let our spirit gets discouraged, because discouragement leads us to say foolish things.
    - Many of us live on the edge of discouragement in spite of being a child of God.
    - We can be disappointed and not be discouraged if we come in from the border.
    - Expectation has reward. Confidence.
    - We need to declare to the enemy that the buttons that he has been pushing are out of order.
    - We jump to conclusions based on what we perceive things to be.
    - We cannot discard the things that we have gone through,
    - Don't jump to a conclusion there might be a perfectly good explanation to what you just saw.
    - Some things don't work out the way we want, but all things work together for the good.

  • Jul 19, 2020Divine Restoration
    Jul 19, 2020
    Divine Restoration
    Series: General

    2 Kings 8:1-6, 4:8-10,22-26; Psalm 114:15, 51:12; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Jeremiah 1:17; Zechariah 9:12; 1 Peter 5:10
    - Can, ability. May, permission,
    - In a time when loss is all around us, God wants us to know the story is not over.
    - There is no honor in being great financially, if you are not generous.
    - When faced with the death of her son, the Shunammite woman declared, it is well.  She was a woman of great faith.
    -God wants to increase us more and more.
    - Do we perceive our leaders as "people" of God? A man of God. A woman of God. Elisha was perceived as a man of God and the woman prospered.  Believe His prophets and you will prosper.
    - When we have a problem we need to go to the King.
    - God is a God who can restore everything.
    - God restored double unto Job, and double unto Zechariah. He’s doing that even today.
    - We must continue to be hopeful.
    - After we have suffered a little while, God will restore us.
    - Ask God for revelation.

  • Jul 12, 2020Follow His Lead
    Jul 12, 2020
    Follow His Lead
    Series: General

    Luke 8:51-56; 9:11-15; Matthew 9:5-6, 11:28-30; Acts 9:36-42

    - God hears your silent cry.
    - We convince ourselves that loud and long represent power.
    - If we go into a service and all we come away with is being impressed by the preacher, then that service has done us a disservice.
    - We need to come before God broken, so the glory of God can be seen.
    - Jesus is going to dos omething.
    - Jesus did not use a lot of words to perform the miracles He did.
    - Two little words from Jesus can make our spirt come again.
    - When we arise we change our position.
    - If we are in the right position we can speak quietly and briefly and yet have power.
    - Arise, come into being.  To move upward, to ascend.
    - Jesus is calling us to walk, work and watch.
    - Walk with Him, stay in agreement with Him.
    - Walk with Him, cooperate with Him, do what He tells us to do.
    - Watch how He does it.  Follow the lead of Christ.
    - Learn. Watch to learn.
    - If we are impressing man, we are failing him.
    - Peter did what Jesus did when he put the people out and spoke what Jesus said.
    - Peter is an example of walking with, working with and watching Jesus. He learned and walked with the power Jesus did.

     

  • Jul 5, 2020Be Free
    Jul 5, 2020
    Be Free
    Series: General
    John 8:31-36, 12:27, 4:1; Romans 6:18,22, Galatians 5:1; Mark 5:34; Proverbs 4:23; Isaiah 26:3-4; Philippians 4:6
    - Bondage is not just about slavery, but it's thinking like a slave.
    - Jesus as the Truth, makes us free.
    - Freedom is liberation from slavery, or from the power of another.
    - Free from sin, guilt and shame.
    - God does not free us from, He frees us to.
    - Jesus made us free, me have to go and be free.
    - Peace should not come and go based on your circumstances.
    - Jesus gives us peace and our responsibility is to not let your heart be troubled.
  • Jun 28, 2020A Rude Awakening
    Jun 28, 2020
    A Rude Awakening
    Series: General

    Judges 6:25-30
    - God is handing out faith and commitment test to the Body of Christ.
    - Gideon's test was to pull down the altars of the false god.
    - God's people were worshipping a bull, strong and might, associated with prostitution. Baal.  Asherah, Baal's mistress, sexuality, male prostitution.
    - Anything that is trying to replace God has to be pulled down, torn down and cut down before change
    can be made.
    - People know that things need to be changed, but don't know God is the author of that change.
    - We may have to pull down the altars of others in our lives.
    - We carefully prepare and do things for God.  God has already told you what He wants to do in you and through you in the earth.
    - What is God calling you to get rid of?   Those things have to get out of the way first.
    - People of God wanted to kill Gideon because he pulled down the altars of Baal.
    - The thing that God is calling us to do to please Him are going to inflame the passions of men.

  • Jun 21, 2020My Father Said So
    Jun 21, 2020
    My Father Said So
    Series: General
    Luke 5:25-26, 7:12-16; Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Isaiah 31:2, 55:10-11, 64:4; Psalm 89:34; Hebrews 11: 11; Exodus 34:10; Hebrews 8:8, Matthew 9:32-33; John 9:1-3,6-7,27-33
    - We are seeing strange things in these times today, but they are not necessarily God things.
    God is going to do a strange thing.  A God-thing, in your life.
    - In this second half of 2020, we should expect to see some strange things coming down from heaven.
    God is not a man that He should lie.  If He said it He'll do it. If He spoke it He will bring it to pass.
    - When we believe God, we receive strength. If we are tired we might have to release our faith.
    - We are in relationship with God. If we honor the relationship, we'll receive the blessing.
    - It's time to go back and pick up the promise God gave you.   God wants to do a thing that has never
    been seen before, in front of everybody.
    - We can go from a dead man to a young man when Jesus speaks.  God is going to make an open show of His goodness so that people will marvel.
    - God does things for us, just because He sees us. Sometimes we don't have to ask.
  • Jun 14, 2020Don’t Give Up Now
    Jun 14, 2020
    Don’t Give Up Now
    Series: General

    Zechariah 4:1-7, 1 Kings 18:41-45; Psalm 24
    - We have to remember that when are discouraged, things will not happen by anything but by God's spirit.
    - We find ourselves worn out and worn down because we are trying too much to do it our own strength.
    - God will complete the work He has begun in us and through us.
    - To be used, to be called by God, is a privilege.
    - Our natural eyes will keep us discouraged.  Our spiritual eyes will give us hope.
    - We have a never-ending supply of oil.
    - Just because it's God's will doesn't mean it will be easy.

    - Discouragement doesn't mean we should not do it.
    - If God called you to the thing. He wants to do the thing.
    - Life is hard, but nothing is too hard for God.
  • Jun 7, 2020Seize the Moment
    Jun 7, 2020
    Seize the Moment
    Series: General

    Judges 6:1-17, 22-23,35-27; Exodus 2:1-4; John 2:16

    - Faith operates in the present.
    - When we hit rock-bottom, come to yourself, go back to the father.
    - We hide behind a lot of things.  God is calling people out of hiding.  You cannot seize the moment and hide at the same time.
    - People cannot hide their true sentiments anymore.
    - Things that are good start with God.  Failure does not start with God.
    - We are living in a time that is going to be written about in the history books.
    - God is looking for Gideons to fill in the gap all over the world, so that we can be agents of change in this time.
    - When we seize the moment, we will have supernatural strength.
    - We are not living right now by accident. It may be for such a  time as this.
    - We need to get rid of the idols in our life.

     

  • May 31, 2020I Just Wanna Live
    May 31, 2020
    I Just Wanna Live
    Series: General
    Pastor Jeff shares from his heart, "I Just Wanna Live".  It's time for the church to take a stand.