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Oct 25, 2020
Follow Him
Series: General
1 Kings 18:20-21; Exodus 13:17-18,21-22, 40:35-38; Numbers 9:15-23; 1 Samuel 10
- Too often we follow others, we follow our own way, instead of following God.
- We want to follow God when there is something we agree with.
- God is watching our answer. God is not looking at what we say with our months, but our actions.
- (Matthew 21:28-31) God is watching your answer. - Joseph - There is no following side by side. God has to lead and we need to follow.
- Psalm 23. The only way we can see the rod and the staff is to let it go before us.
- Ezekiel 8-9, 10:18,11:22 paints a picture of the gradual departure of the presence of the Lord because the people would not follow Him.
- Our hearts can be hardened every time we say no to following God.
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  • Oct 25, 2020Follow Him
    Oct 25, 2020
    Follow Him
    Series: General
    1 Kings 18:20-21; Exodus 13:17-18,21-22, 40:35-38; Numbers 9:15-23; 1 Samuel 10
    - Too often we follow others, we follow our own way, instead of following God.
    - We want to follow God when there is something we agree with.
    - God is watching our answer. God is not looking at what we say with our months, but our actions.
    - (Matthew 21:28-31) God is watching your answer. - Joseph - There is no following side by side. God has to lead and we need to follow.
    - Psalm 23. The only way we can see the rod and the staff is to let it go before us.
    - Ezekiel 8-9, 10:18,11:22 paints a picture of the gradual departure of the presence of the Lord because the people would not follow Him.
    - Our hearts can be hardened every time we say no to following God.
  • Oct 19, 2020A Very Present Help
    Oct 19, 2020
    A Very Present Help
    Series: General

    John 4:39-42,3-4: Psalm 46:1; Matthew 6:8; Psalm 115:12, 138:18; Isaiah 49:13-15; Luke 5:17,25-26

    - Whenever we want to, we can help those we need.

    - Samaritans were despised by The Jews, because they were a "mixed "race.

    - God is an abundantly available help.

    - God is mindful of us and cares for us.

    - God chooses not to forget about us.

    - We should not judge the will of

    God nor the heart of God by the consequences of man's choice.

  • Oct 11, 2020Becoming You
    Oct 11, 2020
    Becoming You
    Series: General

    Psalm 32:8, 100:3, 119:73; Ephesians 2:10; Isaiah 64:8; Luke 22:21

    - God has created you for a purpose.  To bring Him glory, honor and praise. 

    - Our person is unique. Our purpose is unique.

    - Trouble comes when we try to do what God has not created us to do.

    - We spend more time looking at people than looking at Jesus.

    - If we keep our eyes on Jesus we will be able to discern the real from the fake.

    - We look at people too much and we listen to people too much.

    - When we look at people too much we can stray off the path.

    - We don't need to be made, we just need to become.

    - We are the work of God's hands.

    - We have to stay on God's wheel.

    - There are too many that stay on the treadmill instead of the potter's wheel.

    - Some of us are running on a hamster wheel.  A wheel that is going nowhere.

    - You are going to become you in the hands of the potter.

    - A lot of us live in a place called supposed to.

    - We have to decide whether we're going to live in a place called supposed to or a place called purpose.

    - The purpose of God is more linked to what we want to do rather than the notion of what we're supposed to do.

    - Stop paying so much attention to the things we're supposed to do, and look at what you want to do. You will find God's purpose much quicker.

    - Time is short. We need to do what fulfills us as a person. Become the you God wants you to be.

    - Stop playing a role in a play that God didn't write.

    - Get more connected to God and stay connected if we are to become who are supposed to be.

    - As we reject the idea of supposed to, and look at Jesus, we need to realize that people will not like who you are becoming. Not everyone will appreciate it, support it or understand you. But that's okay.

    people's expectations.

    - We need to shed the weight of other people’s opinions.

    - Stop worrying about other people's opinions of you, especially when they try to hinder you.

    - Before anybody had an opinion of you, God had a purpose for you.

    - When we get to that point of "becoming" the enemy desires to sift us as wheat.

    - When we come to a place of promise, we come into our purpose, we come into the land of battle.

    - Do not be discouraged, Jesus is praying for you.

  • Sep 27, 2020The Blessing of Dry Ground
    Sep 27, 2020
    The Blessing of Dry Ground
    Series: General
    Genesis 8:13-19; Exodus 14:19.21; Isaiah 53:5,1-2
    - It may not be time for us to leave the boat. We have to wait for God to tell us when to leave.
    - The grass could appear to be dry, but can very much still be saturated with water.
    - Going to a place where your tires are still wet can lead to a mess.
    - Jesus does not need fertile soil in order to show up, all He needs is a dry ground.
    - Jesus shows up and grows up on dry ground.
    - If we are in a place where we feel dryness and despair, do not be discouraged
    - Jesus shows up in dry places.
    - The anointing of God shows up in dry places.
  • Sep 20, 2020Thank God To His Face
    Sep 20, 2020
    Thank God To His Face
    Series: General

    Psalm 30, 50:15, 34:7, 56:9; James 4:10: 1 Peter 5:6; Exodus 15:24; Hebrews 13:5

    - Many nights we may have gone to bed crying, but wake up with joy.
    - God does great exchanges. Mourning for dancing.
    - Don't get the big head! It will cause a separation from God and bring sadness.
    - As God lifts us up, we have to lift Him up.
    - Just because some people have the physical posture of humility, does not mean they have a humble heart.
    - Don't try to get rid of haters, ask God to let you triumph over them.
    - We need to ask God for help. Though He sees us, there are yet times that we need to cry out to Him.
    - There is a difference between praying and crying out.
    - Sometimes when we cry out to God, God will show us something, turning our bitter into sweet...
    - Crying out is an act of desperation that you carry out in the spirit of humility and total surrender.
    - God never moved, David moved - when he got prideful.
    - When we thank God to His face that's direct thanks.  That's intimate thanks.
    - Thank God to His Face
    - We need to thank people to their face.
    - When we do something to someone's face, that makes it personal.
    - If God has done anything for you, thank Him to His face.

     

  • Sep 13, 2020God Is Working On Me
    Sep 13, 2020
    God Is Working On Me
    Series: General

    Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 13:20-21; Micah 7:8; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 1:4-8

    - God put something on the inside of us and itis up to us to work it out.

    - God never intended for us to work out our salvation on our own.

    - We don't need a self-help book if we have the help of God.

    - Figuring things out makes us frustrated because we are not working with God.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we stop figuring on what to do.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we realize that life is a process.

    - We are a work of progress.

    - God is always working.

    - When we know that God is working on us, our life isn't defined by temporary setbacks.
    God is giving us the desire to work things out.

    - We stop trying to work on our own strength.

    - We can be patient with ourselves.  God causes everything to work together for the good.

    - Before we were born, God appointed us to do certain things.  The things that God set us apart to do are the things we want to do.

    - We must not diminish what God has done on the inside of us and limit what we can do.

  • Sep 6, 2020A Place Called Rest
    Sep 6, 2020
    A Place Called Rest
    Series: General
    - Unrest- state of dissatisfaction, of agitation.  There is a rest for the people of God.
    - If we know God only because of what He does, then we know His acts. If we know God by His character, then we know His ways.
    - If we know God's ways, we won’t get so caught up in His acts- when He doesn't.
    - If we can hold onto knowing God by His ways, it will sustain us until we see His acts.
    - He that comes to God MUST believe.   Unbelief takes us away from God.
    - When we know about God nothing can make us doubt Him.
    - We enter into the rest by believing.
    - We must not allow ourselves to get comfortable with our unbelief.
    - Guilt, shame, condemnation are all designed by the enemy to keep the people of God out of rest.
    - Rest is not inactivity. It's ceasing from our own work.
  • Aug 30, 2020Staying Focused In These Times
    Aug 30, 2020
    Staying Focused In These Times
    Series: General

    Psalm 34:4-7, 112:4-5,7; 1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

    - Some of the things that we are choosing to do are designed to take us off of our course.
    - The enemy has been setting up distractions from the beginning - he wants us to satisfy our desires instead of staying focused.
    - The enemy is always trying to divert us from our course.
    - All diversions are not evil, but can yet be diversions, and yet present a need for us to be mindful.
    - We have to be aware of whether or not the activity is building us up.
    - We must examine our lawful activities to see if they are diversions.
    - Keeping our mind on God is better than staying away from problems.
    - Are our diversions going to deliver us from our problems?
    - We can be troubled on every side, but we don't have to be stressed.
    - We have to maintain our connection to Jesus.

  • Aug 23, 2020Getting the Answers You Need
    Aug 23, 2020
    Getting the Answers You Need
    Series: General
    Genesis 1:1 -4, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 4:3-4,6; John 3:19, 8:12, 15:13-15; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:11; Psalm 27:1, 25:14; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 5:16, 22:2-13; Deuteronomy 29:29; Amos 3:7; Proverbs 3:32; Jeremiah 33:3

    - God wants to answer us.
    - The first recorded act of God was speaking light into the darkness.
    - God is light and God is good. Light is good. The enemy is dark. Darkness and evil go hand in hand.
    - Darkness is associated with sin; evil, condemnation, spiritual blindness.
    - It's not whether we are good or not we have to have on the right attire. with the robe of righteousness.
    -Light is symbolic of salvation. Light is symbolic of Jesus.
    - Light is symbolic of revelation.
    - God wants us to see so He is dispelling darkness.
    - God reveals things to me.
    - God spoke to His prophets. Jesus speaks to His friends, I am a friend of God's.  God gives His friends answers.
    - God's friendship is for God's worshippers. They are the ones He confides in. ( Psalm 25:14 msg)
    - The enemy blinds the mind, God enlightens the heart.

  • Aug 16, 2020What You Can’t See
    Aug 16, 2020
    What You Can’t See
    Series: General
    Ruth 1:19-22, 2:1-3 4:16-17; Leviticus 19:9-10,23:22; Deuteronomy 24:19, 28:16-68-; Ruth 3:10-13; Galatians 3:13-14
    - We don't see ourselves how God sees us.
    - God wants to take what we can't see and change it around for us.
    - What we can see, we can be.
    - We don't have to put somebody down, in order to lift someone up.
    - Somewhere in our lives we all have a Ruth.  Someone that stays with us in our time of need.
    - We get so focused on the people that have left us, that we overlook our Ruths.
    - Don't let your circumstances change your name.
    - Change your name and you can change your destiny.
    - Everybody around you is not necessarily down for you.
    - We work for a giving, not a living.
    - We may not be able to see what God is doing, but He is at work, just like He was with Ruth.
    - We need to do things for others on purpose.
    - We have to realize the "field" doesn't belong to us. God wants us to be a blessing.
    - God is not trying to take stuff from us, He's trying to give it.
    - God wants us to see His hand moving in our life.
    - God doesn't write child support checks, He takes care of His children.
    - Boaz was the form of a redeemer.  Jesus is our redeemer. He can take us out of a situation. God wants us to see that.
    - Even after we accept Jesus, we need Jesus. We need to see His redemption.
    - Just because we have been saved, does not mean we've been saved from the enemy's darts.
    - We need to see that we have a Redeemer.
    - We just live day today, but there is a larger purpose in our life. God wants us to see that.