Jul 8, 2020
Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 7)
Series: Bible Study
Getting out of Your Flesh
John 20:24-29; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 11:1,10:19-23; Jeremiah 14:9; Job 3:10; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:8
- Believers don't operate by believing and seeing. We operate by seeing and speaking.
- Believers are to look at the not seen things.
- So much of faith is based on what we don't see.
- We have to avoid operating by our feelings.
- Feelings have a place, but we have to keep them in their place.
- God gave us our feelings, but we are not to be led by them or live according to our feelings.
- Feelings should not have supremacy over our faith.
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  • Jul 8, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 7)
    Jul 8, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 7)
    Series: Bible Study
    Getting out of Your Flesh
    John 20:24-29; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 11:1,10:19-23; Jeremiah 14:9; Job 3:10; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:8
    - Believers don't operate by believing and seeing. We operate by seeing and speaking.
    - Believers are to look at the not seen things.
    - So much of faith is based on what we don't see.
    - We have to avoid operating by our feelings.
    - Feelings have a place, but we have to keep them in their place.
    - God gave us our feelings, but we are not to be led by them or live according to our feelings.
    - Feelings should not have supremacy over our faith.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 10, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 3)
    Jun 10, 2020
    Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 3)
    Series: Bible Study
  • 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.