Feb 24, 2021
Living By Faith, Part 7 (Faith for Finances, Part 3)
Series: Bible Study

Luke 12:13-21; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 1:24-25; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Exodus 12:35-36; Psalm 105:37; Genesis 32:13-18, 33:8-11; Haggai 1:1-11; Isaiah 58:1-11

- The blessings of God do not come through man's devices.

- We cannot just be wanting stuff.

- God looks at selfishness as foolishness.

- It's selfish to want enough just for you and yours. God wants us to be distribution centers.

- Giving is a condition of the heart, not a condition of your wallet.

- Have a heart to give and God will give you your heart's desire.

- The resources will come as we allow God to work on our heart.

- The generous prosper.

- God doesn't mind us having things.  He just wants us to share what we have.

- God has no problem blessing His people.

- When we bless someone and they refuse it, it may cut off your blessing flow.

 

 

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  • Feb 24, 2021Living By Faith, Part 7 (Faith for Finances, Part 3)
    Feb 24, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 7 (Faith for Finances, Part 3)
    Series: Bible Study

    Luke 12:13-21; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 1:24-25; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Exodus 12:35-36; Psalm 105:37; Genesis 32:13-18, 33:8-11; Haggai 1:1-11; Isaiah 58:1-11

    - The blessings of God do not come through man's devices.

    - We cannot just be wanting stuff.

    - God looks at selfishness as foolishness.

    - It's selfish to want enough just for you and yours. God wants us to be distribution centers.

    - Giving is a condition of the heart, not a condition of your wallet.

    - Have a heart to give and God will give you your heart's desire.

    - The resources will come as we allow God to work on our heart.

    - The generous prosper.

    - God doesn't mind us having things.  He just wants us to share what we have.

    - God has no problem blessing His people.

    - When we bless someone and they refuse it, it may cut off your blessing flow.

     

     

  • Feb 21, 2021The God of the House
    Feb 21, 2021
    The God of the House
    Series: General

    Genesis 35:1-3,4-7, 25:20-28, 28:10-22, 31:11-13, 32:24-32, 34:1-30

    - Just because your daddy and your grandfather knows God, does not mean you know God. You have to know God for yourself.

    - God is with us and we don't even know it.

    - Jacob renamed the place Bethel, the house of God when He realized God was with Him.

    - There will always come a time when God is going to come to you and release you from the place where you are.

    - Jacob was forever changed when He held on to God.

    - God is calling us to go back to the place where we first met Him.

    - We need to remember that God answered us in the time of our distress.

    - God puts limits on our enemies and what they are able to do to us.

    - We need to not only know the house of God, we need to know the God of the house.

    - We don't mind hearing from the preacher, but we don't want to hear from God Himself.

     

  • Feb 17, 2021Living By Faith, Part 6 (Faith for Finances, Part 2)
    Feb 17, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 6 (Faith for Finances, Part 2)
    Series: Bible Study

    Matthew 6:33; Psalm 89:14; Luke 6:38; Proverbs 19:17, 28:27, 11:25; 2 Samuel 6:1-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

    - God has a way of getting to us the provision we need.

    - We cannot be the powerful representatives of Christ concerning our finances, if we are fretting.

    - It's through giving that we receive.

    - We can only get to the place of prosperity God's way.

    -  It's important to maintain a spirit of generosity during a period of lack.

    - Giving is a condition of the heart.

    - Blessings come when you give out of your lack.

    - It's very important to do what God says, how He says it.

    - God has a way of doing and being right.

    - God will make sure you have so that you can give to every good work.

  • Feb 14, 2021Receive God’s Love
    Feb 14, 2021
    Receive God’s Love
    Series: General

    1 John 3:1-2, 4:16; 1 Corinthians 13:8; Romans 5:8, 8:38; Zephaniah 3:17; 2 Kings 4:8,18-26

    - Knowing something goes beyond head knowledge... it's heart knowledge.

    - We have to behold God's love. See it. Think about it.

    - Love is decisional. Selfless choices that are made with your mind on someone else.

    - God loves with an everlasting love.

    - There is a difference between knowing and believing.

    - Believing leads to receiving.

    - God will quiet us by His love.

    - God's love will quiet all our fears.

    - God will be with us in trouble.

    - God lavishes us with His love.

    - We will only become better at loving people when we receive God's love.

    - Our life will change when we love other people, not when people love us.

    - God's love gives us a sense of security.

    - When we know God loves us we don't run from our troubles, we run towards them.

    - When we know the love of God, we will know that it's going to be alright, in spite of what is happening to us.

     

  • Feb 10, 2021Living By Faith, Part 5 (Faith for Finances)
    Feb 10, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 5 (Faith for Finances)
    Series: Bible Study

    Galatians 3:13-14; Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (The Blessing), v.15-68, (The Curse  - Sickness, Disease, Poverty and Lack), Deuteronomy 8:18; 3 John 2; 2; Timothy 3:16; Genesis 12:1-3, 13:1-2; Psalm 35:27; 2 Kings 4:1-7

    - Poverty and lack are a part of the curse of the law.

    - I'm redeemed from poverty and lack.

    - God wants to demonstrate His goodness in such a way that the world will say, the half has not been told.

    - One of the reasons God wants to bless us is so that we can be a blessing to others.

    - We've been empowered to prosper but not all of us are prospering, because we have not turned on the switch. The switch is faith.

    - God wants us to prosper so that we can have resources and the ability to prosper in the earth.

    - God doesn't have a problem with us having money, it's money having us.

    - We have to be the ones to be generous with the resources He gives us.

    - God gives us the power to get wealth so that He can establish His covenant in the earth.

    - Others will see God when they see the extent of your generosity.

    - A grateful heart is expressed in generosity.

    - God gives us more than enough. He is not just interested in paying our bills.  He wants us to live.

  • Feb 7, 2021Take A Look Inside (Part 2)
    Feb 7, 2021
    Take A Look Inside (Part 2)
    Series: General
    Matthew 14:22-29, 21:19-22; John 14:12,15-17,20; Romans 4:17; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Ephesians 5:2; 1 John 2:6
    -The power to change our lives resides on the inside of us.
    - In spite of how Peter is talked about, Peter had faith.
    - Peter was telling Jesus if You walk on the water, I want to walk on water too.
    - Peter imitated Jesus.
    - If we are going to imitate Jesus, we have to take the time to observe Him.
    - God did not speak what He saw, He spoke what He wanted. Jesus was able to send the enemy away because He spoke it.
    - Faith speaks. The spirit of faith says something.
    - Our power can be diminished if we don't do as God does.
    - The more humble a person is, the more powerful they are and become.
    - Jesus encourages us to watch how He does it, then go and do likewise.
    - God did not say good enough, He said good. We have to be like Him on all points.
    - We cannot pick and choose how we want to be like God.
    - The minute we stop acting like Jesus, we can no longer do what Jesus can do.
  • Jan 31, 2021Take A Look Inside
    Jan 31, 2021
    Take A Look Inside
    Series: General
    Ephesians 5:1; Psalm 8; Luke 3:37-38
    - We were made to operate as living, speaking spirits bursting with the power of God.
    - We have to be more focused on the inside.
    - The light of the day was in God. He simply spoke what was inside.
    - Use the creative force of words that God gave us to bring out what is already on the inside.
    - Adam lost it, Jesus restored it, and now it us up to us to use it.
    - Act like God.
    - The change we desire has always been on the inside of us.
    - The power is in you.
    - We can't be what we don't know we are.
  • Jan 27, 2021Living By Faith, Part 4 (Faith for Healing, Part 2)
    Jan 27, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 4 (Faith for Healing, Part 2)
    Series: Bible Study

    Isaiah 53:-3-5; Matthew 8:1-3,5-10,13-17; James 4:2, 5:15-16; Acts 3:11-16, 14:8-10; Psalm 107:20, 119:89

    - We have to walk by faith for healing.

    - It's the name of Jesus, through faith in His name, that heals us.

    - God is looking for our faith.  Faith can be seen.

    - We have to be specific in what we are believing God for.

    - Our faith is not equally strong in every area of our life.

    - Faith is not generic.

    - When we pray, we have to believe.  Not before, not after.

    - If Jesus is willing to heal a leper, He is willing to heal you.

    - The Word of God heals.

    - No matter what it is, God can heal.

    - God wants us healthy and whole. He is more than willing to heal us.

    - Sickness doesn't belong to us, because Jesus took it.

    - We have to contend for the faith.

  • Jan 24, 2021Demolishing Strongholds, Part 2
    Jan 24, 2021
    Demolishing Strongholds, Part 2
    Series: General

    2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 2:11; Galatians 3:16; Psalm 119; Ephesians 6:10-11; Genesis 1:11-12; Luke 8:11; James 4:7; Isaiah 10:27; 1 John 2:20; 1 Corinthians 1

     

    Examples of Strongholds

    Pride, self-righteousness, stubbornness, judgmental attitudes, being critical, fear, insecurity, inferiority complex, rejection, bitterness; blaming others, envy, covetousness, controlling spirit, revenge, suspicion, anger, profanity, addictions, pornography, adultery.

     

    - We all may have strongholds but we also have weapons to destroy them.

    - We cannot come against strongholds with natural weapons, like will power.

    - We cannot expect to get supernatural results with natural responses.

    - The armor of God and the Fruit of the Spirit are our spiritual weapons.

    - Repentance, turning away from our sin, is a spiritual weapon.

    - Obedience is also a spiritual weapon.

    - The enemy is looking to protect every high thing that comes against the Word of God. These are strongholds.

    - One of the biggest tricks that the enemy plays on people is to convince them that he doesn't exist.

    - As a man thinketh so is he.

    - We have to plant the right seed.

    - Seeds are made to produce after its own kind.

    - If the enemy is after our minds we must be diligent in protecting our thought life.

    - We must submit to God, first. If we don't we will be exposed.

    - If we submit to God we won't have to submit to anything in this world.

    - We cannot simply ignore the thought, we have to resist it.

    - We fight a thought with a thought.  A word with a Word.

    - Yell a loud NO to the devil. 

    - Say a quiet yes to God with your obedience.

    - When we speak the Word of God, we speak the anointing. The anointing removes the stronghold, the burdens we are carrying.

  • Jan 20, 2021Living By Faith, Part 3 “Faith For Healing”
    Jan 20, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 3 “Faith For Healing”
    Series: Bible Study

    Isaiah 53:3-5, 35:5-6; Matthew 11:2-6, 4:23-25, 9:22, 27-29; Luke 4:40; James 4:2, 5:13-16; Matthew; John 5:3-8; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Hebrews 10: 23

    - We cannot stay in the position where we need spiritual milk,, we need to have meat.

    - Meat of the Word will help us to grow.

    Why doesn't God always heal, if He is a healer?

    - Sometimes God doesn't heal because we don't ask Him. (We have not, because we ask not).

    - We need to always ask, and ask quickly.

    - Because of sin or disobedience in our life.

    Blessing blockers, unforgiveness, not walking in love.

    - The absence or lack of faith.

    - Our faith could be displaced.

    - We don't want the healing.

    - God is sovereign.

    - Regardless of how God is moving or not, we need to keep praying.

    -We must persevere in prayer and hold on to our faith.