Feb 26, 2020
Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 2)
Series: Bible Study
Ephesians 2:11-13; Jeremiah 32:27; Isaiah 41:10,43; John 6:63,10:10; Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; Deuteronomy 32:46-47; Psalm 119:105
- Everybody doesn't want to win because they are not willing to put in the work required to win.
- God is bigger than our problem. There is nothing that is too hard for Him.
- When we have issues and challenges in our lives, we must not underestimate the importance of going to the Word of God.
- Many of the issues we have in our lives are spiritual problems.
- We cannot overcome spiritual things in our flesh - which is why we need the Word of God.
- If we are trying to figure out the answer to our problems, we are relying on our self.
- Don't figure it out, search it out.  The words are spirit and life.
- The just shall live by faith.
- Faith comes by hearing, hearing by The Word of God.
- Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God's mouth.
- The word is our life.
- The word is a lamp unto our feet. We can see things that trip us up.
- It's great to get out of a problem, it's better to avoid them.
- The Word of God will change the way we think.
- When we start to think like God, we speak like God.
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  • Feb 26, 2020Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 2)
    Feb 26, 2020
    Facing and Overcoming Challenges (Part 2)
    Series: Bible Study
    Ephesians 2:11-13; Jeremiah 32:27; Isaiah 41:10,43; John 6:63,10:10; Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; Deuteronomy 32:46-47; Psalm 119:105
    - Everybody doesn't want to win because they are not willing to put in the work required to win.
    - God is bigger than our problem. There is nothing that is too hard for Him.
    - When we have issues and challenges in our lives, we must not underestimate the importance of going to the Word of God.
    - Many of the issues we have in our lives are spiritual problems.
    - We cannot overcome spiritual things in our flesh - which is why we need the Word of God.
    - If we are trying to figure out the answer to our problems, we are relying on our self.
    - Don't figure it out, search it out.  The words are spirit and life.
    - The just shall live by faith.
    - Faith comes by hearing, hearing by The Word of God.
    - Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God's mouth.
    - The word is our life.
    - The word is a lamp unto our feet. We can see things that trip us up.
    - It's great to get out of a problem, it's better to avoid them.
    - The Word of God will change the way we think.
    - When we start to think like God, we speak like God.
  • Feb 19, 2020Facing and Overcoming Challenges
    Feb 19, 2020
    Facing and Overcoming Challenges
    Series: Bible Study
    Ephesians 2:11-13; Psalm 145:-3; Luke 11:14-20; Proverbs 18:10; 2 Chronicles 21:20; Psalm 8:3-4,139:17-18; Deuteronomy 3:22; Joshua 1:9; Hebrews 13:5; Numbers 14:9-14
    - Good success is when you can accomplish other things in your life.
    - If we don't know how to face other challenges we won't know how to win.
    - With no God, you have no power, no privileges, no hope, no benefits, no promises, no advantages.  God is the difference maker.
    - If we don't know we have the power of God, we won't have power.
    - If we start in the wrong place we will end up in the wrong place.  We have to start with God.
    - In order to overcome our challenge, we must first face it.
    - God is bigger, greater and stronger than your problem.
    - The greatness of God is beyond our ability to understand.
    - Just a finger of God will cast a devil out of a man.
    - All God has to do is lift His finger and our problem is solved.
    - Always remember that God cares about you.
    - God wants us to have victory. But we cannot have victory if we don't compete.
    - God is with you. Emmanuel! 
    - In the face of perfection, God saw something that was not good.
    - God will never leave us or forsake us.
    - God is with you wherever you go.

  • Feb 12, 2020The Words We Speak
    Feb 12, 2020
    The Words We Speak
    Series: Bible Study
    Exodus 8:1-4,8-10; Numbers 13:32-33,14:1-4,24-30
    - Use your words to create the world you want.
    - The words that we use have power.
    - The more power we have the more care we must use.
    - If you don't want it, don't say it.
    - Pharoah had the ability to get rid of the frogs with his words.
    - Because of how we see ourselves, people will see us as such.
    - God is looking for people to speak His Word so that He can perform it.
    - Words produce fruit.
  • Feb 5, 2020Watch Your Mouth!
    Feb 5, 2020
    Watch Your Mouth!
    Series: Bible Study
    Proverbs 18:21, 29:20, 16:24, 21:23, 12:14, 4:23; Hebrews 11:3; James 1:19, 3:3-7; Psalm 141:3; Colossians 4:6
    - What we say affects more people than the actions we take.
    - There is a need to be careful with our words.
    - If Jesus is our example, we should be speaking words of life.
    - We don't have the ability to control what we say.
    - Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight.
    - God is giving us power to live the life that He is calling us to live.
    - Guarding our mouth keeps us out of trouble.
    - God has to renew our mind.
    - We have the ability to frame our world just as our heavenly Father framed His.
    - We can call all things forth.
    - Our words can speak peace and strength to our lives.
     
     
  • Jan 29, 2020The Aftermath of the Tragedy of Kobe Bryant (Enjoy Your Life)
    Jan 29, 2020
    The Aftermath of the Tragedy of Kobe Bryant (Enjoy Your Life)
    Series: Bible Study
    John 10:10; Psalm 39:4, 1 Timothy 6:17; Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
    - Why do we resort back in just a few days after a tragedy?
    - We don't really want to accept that life is fleeting.
    - Queens and Kings should walk a certain way, an assuredness of who they are.
    - God wants to keep us busy enjoying life.
    - Whatever we practice we get better at.
    - Enjoying life is a decision.
    - Our ability to enjoy life is not dependent on other people.
     
  • Jan 15, 2020The Money Problem
    Jan 15, 2020
    The Money Problem
    Series: Bible Study
    Genesis 13:1-2; Luke 6:38; Genesis 8:22; Psalm 35:27; 3 John 2; Jeremiah 29:11; Deuteronomy 28:1-14, 8:18; Isaiah 48:17; Proverbs 10:22
    - Abraham was very rich in things, money and value.
    - God is the solution to the money problem.
    - God does not want us suffering financially.
    - When it comes to money, we should say "In God I Trust"
    - God has pleasure in our prosperity.  We have to know this beforehand.
    - God has plans to prosper us.
    - God has given sus power to get wealth.
    = We don't chase the blessing, the blessing chases us.
    - God teaches us how to profit.  That means we have more money coming in than going out.
  • Jan 8, 2020The Race of Faith
    Jan 8, 2020
    The Race of Faith
    Series: Bible Study
    Hebrews 12:1; 1 Corinthians 9:24; 2 Chronicles 20:15-17; 2 Timothy 4:6-7
    - We must go all out and leave everything on the field.
    - We cannot run different races the same way.
    - Whether we are running a marathon or a sprint, we yet need patience.
    - Even in activities that are at a fast pace, we still have to be patient.
    - There is a skill to running a race.
    - On your mark. Get set. Go.  We have to be on our mark and not worry about anyone else's. 
    - Forget about staying in your lane, stay on your mark.
    - Our mark may not always stay the same.
    - Get set.  Get ready.  We need to be more ready for the things of God than the the things of the world.
    - Go.  We can't stay where we are.
    - What keeps us from moving is the comfort of the familiar.
    - The only running we can do and not move is running in place.
    - Wherever God is taking us is always a better place than where we are.
    - We are running the race to finish it and we are running to win.
     
     
  • Dec 18, 2019The Season of Advent (The Coming of the Messiah)
    Dec 18, 2019
    The Season of Advent (The Coming of the Messiah)
    Series: Bible Study
    John 1:6-12; Proverbs 15:15 AMP; Acts 3:1-8; Lamentations 3:25; Isaiah 30:18
    - Delay has a powerful way of stripping us of expectation, anticipation, HOPE.
    - Delay is not denial.
    - If we stop expecting God to show up, He will come and we won't receive Him.
    - Those who don't expect, won't receive.
    - It's hard to recognize something that you're not looking for.
    - When we stop looking, clues, opportunities and people could pass us and we won't recognize them.
    - Those who receive are those who expect.
    - We should not expect bad things.
    - We can have a glad heart if we continue to believe God.
    - The lame man asked, but looked at them and expected to receive from them.
    - We ask God for something, God sees us, we should expect it.
    - If we ask God for something and expect it, He will do more.  God shows up in a better way than we expect.
    - The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him.
    - God wants to be good to us.  He's expecting, looking and longing to show us His goodness.
    - God is good and something good is going to happen in my life today.
  • Dec 11, 2019The Birth of Jesus
    Dec 11, 2019
    The Birth of Jesus
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:7-14, 9:6-7; Luke 1:26-38
    -Always leave room for God.
    -If we don't believe God, we will not be established in Truth.  We will see His promises in our life.
    -Everything associated with the birth of Christ is a miracle.
    -Don't think that we are special, but know that you are special to God.
    -If we can't believe during the season of the miraculous, when can we believe?
  • Nov 6, 2019A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 4)
    Nov 6, 2019
    A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 4)
    Series: Bible Study
    Summary of Chapters 1-3.
    - God confronts and restores.
    - Give God our best, always.
    - In order to give your best it will always cost you something.  There is a price to pay.
    - God confronted and was dissatisfied with people because they were giving him the broke down animals and keeping the ones of value for themselves.
    - God said if we are not faithful in our human relationships, we will not be faithful in our spiritual relationship, our relationship with Him.
    - When we start being lax in one area, it can spill over to other area.
    - God loves giving.  We should be giving.  Son't block your blessing by being cheap.
    - God is listening but He is also watching your answer.
    - We have to come to God while have the chance.  The day will come when all will be burned up.
    - You will have the best kind of life when you live God's kind of life.
    - For those who fear the Lord's name will be made free and go free.
    - Malachi told the people to remember the law and the prophets, because God would not speak for 400 years.
    - In modern day, we need know Jesus Christ and Him crucified.