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 21, 2020Peace
    Oct 21, 2020
    Peace
    Series: Bible Study

    John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-7; Proverbs 4:23; Colossians 3:15; Isaiah 9:6

    - The peace of God that Jesus gives us is the quietness of spirit despite the circumstances.

    - Peace is not about the absence of conflict.

    - We don't have to pray for things to go away, the peace of Jesus takes it away.

    - The world gives us things that it doesn't own. Jesus gives us the real thing. He doesn't give as the world gives.

    - We have to receive the peace that Jesus gives us in order to have peace.

    - There's a God of peace and the peace of God. The peace of God guards our hearts and mind.

    - In the quietness of your spirit you are able to hear the voice of God.

    - God gives you a peace that doesn't make any sense.

    - We cannot guard our own hearts.

    - We have to let peace rule our hearts and not focus on the problem.

  • 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 14, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 9) “Avoid Evil”
    Oct 14, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 9) “Avoid Evil”
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Corinthians 6:18, 10:12-14, 8:8-11,13; James 4:7

    - Abstain from all appearances of evil.

    - We need to avoid evil- what it looks like, leads to, and borders upon.

    - God put in us the fight or flight.  There are some things we need to flee from.

    _ Sometimes we have to run from evil, in order to avoid it.

    There are things, places, situations and even people we need to avoid.

    - If we want to avoid being tested we need to stay away from the test center.

    - Sometimes evil dresses in Gucci.

    - We have to know that we need God.

  • 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.

  • Oct 7, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 8) “Honor Your Leaders”
    Oct 7, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 8) “Honor Your Leaders”
    Series: Bible Study

    1Thessalonians 5:12-13; Deuteronomy 12:19 14:7; 18:1-5; Hebrews 13:7,17; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; Galatians 6:6; 1 Corinthians 9:4,7-13

    - We need to honor, recognize and esteem our spiritual leaders.

    - God views taking care of His Ministers as a life-long commitment.

    - God is looking to the people of God to take care of the ministers of God.

    - We should not give our leaders grief.

    - We should endeavor to make our leader's life easier.

  • Sep 30, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 7) “Don’t Seek Revenge”
    Sep 30, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 7) “Don’t Seek Revenge”
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Thessalonians 5:15, Matthew 7:12, 5:43-45; Romans 12:14,17-21; Proverbs 20:22; 1 Peter 3:9-12

    - There are too many Christians that live by the code, "I will treat you the way you treat me." And that code finds no support in The Bible.

    - We don't treat people the way we want them to treat us, we treat them the way we want to be treated.

    - People who are cruel in their attitude towards you, we are supposed to bless.

    - We are to do things in a way that everyone can see that we are honorable.

    - It is God's job to repay the wrong that has been done to us.

    The eyes of the Lord watches over them who do right by people.

    - If God turns His face against us there is nothing left for us to do,

    - The way are treat others is not dependent upon how they treat us.

  • 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 23, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 6) “Encourage Those Who Are Weak”
    Sep 23, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 6) “Encourage Those Who Are Weak”
    Series: Bible Study
    1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
  • 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.