Feb 9, 2020
Keep Praising God
Series: General
Matthew 21:12-16; Isaiah 6:7; Psalm 8:2
- As we go through things, one of the most dangerous things that could happen is that we lose our praise.
- The only requirement to praising God is having breath in our lungs.
- Praise is strength and strength is praise. When we praise God, we have a strength that can only come from God.
- The enemy of our soul does not want God to be praised.
- The only one who does not us to cry out to God is the devil.
- You bring God on the scene, when you praise Him.
- God has ordained strength and perfected praise so that the enemy/the avenger might be stopped.
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  • Feb 9, 2020Keep Praising God
    Feb 9, 2020
    Keep Praising God
    Series: General
    Matthew 21:12-16; Isaiah 6:7; Psalm 8:2
    - As we go through things, one of the most dangerous things that could happen is that we lose our praise.
    - The only requirement to praising God is having breath in our lungs.
    - Praise is strength and strength is praise. When we praise God, we have a strength that can only come from God.
    - The enemy of our soul does not want God to be praised.
    - The only one who does not us to cry out to God is the devil.
    - You bring God on the scene, when you praise Him.
    - God has ordained strength and perfected praise so that the enemy/the avenger might be stopped.
  • Feb 2, 2020What God Has Done
    Feb 2, 2020
    What God Has Done
    Series: General
    Genesis 17:1-5; Jeremiah 1:5; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Romans 4:16-21
    - We fight from the wrong vantage point.  We need to fight to keep.
    - Some of the things we are waiting for, is not for God to do it, but for us to get a different perspective.
    - We need to see what is going on in the spiritual world and not the natural.
    - God speaks in past tense, it's already done.
    - The enemy wants to steal, but he cannot take from us, what we don't already have.
    - God has done things for us that we don't even know is ours.
    - We don't fight for our healing, we already have it.  We fight to keep it.
    - We have to fight to keep the things we don't have.
    - How do we stay believing God when we don't see anything? Remember Abraham.
    - We have to make up our mind as to whether or not we believe God.
    - Belief is tested in the face of a contradiction.
    - We must not look at our situations, and call ourselves that.
    - Call things that be not as though they were.
    - No reason to hope, but yet hoping.
    - Do not consider your circumstances.
    - We cannot plan and think so much that we limit God.
    - We must not stagger at the promise of God.
    - We have to be fully persuaded.
  • Jan 26, 2020The Power of Perseverance
    Jan 26, 2020
    The Power of Perseverance
    Series: General
    Hebrews 12:1-3, Revelation 3:10, Romans 5:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Micah 7:5-7
    - To continue on with a course of action, despite the difficulty. (Little or no prospect of success.
    - Turn down opportunities to quit.
    - Quilters never win and winners never quit.
    - Jesus knew why He was hanging on the cross
    - The crowd could not shame Him of doing what God told Him to do.
    - Part of persevering is despising the shame.
    - No one can embarrass you if you refuse to be embarrassed.
    - Perseverance is more than showing up.
    - Even though it's spiritual it can be seen.
    - Perseverance is demonstrated through action.
    - Perseverance really is a key to accomplishment and achievement.
    - Perseverance requires fighting.
    - We have to fight the right enemy.
    - We have to use the right weapons.
    - We have to fight until the end.
    - We have to keep the faith.
    - God says because we have kept the command to persevere, God will keep us.
    - Perseverance is a requirement to develop godly character.
    - Don't give up on your dream or promise.
    - Surround yourself with people who can encourage you and build you up.
    - Don't forget to encourage yourself.
    - Keep your focus on God.
    - As we are persevering, where we decide to look will determine our success.
  • Jan 19, 2020Who Do You Think You Are?
    Jan 19, 2020
    Who Do You Think You Are?
    Series: General
    Isaiah 3:10; Hebrews 4:1; Proverbs 10:6-7, 28:1
    - We are frustrating the grace of God because we are trying to do things in our own strength.
    - The Word has to be mixed with our faith.
    - Your position in my family has nothing to do with my relationship.
    - I'm worth it!
    - We have to allow Jesus to sub us out; take all the mess.
    - We will win if we watch how Jesus does it.
    - There is not getting back into good graces with God.
    - It is not about what we do.
    - All will be well with me.  Blessings are on my head.  The memory of the righteous will be blessed.  Mix it up!
    - In order to shoot an arrow, we have to get pulled back.
    - Back in the game!
  • Jan 12, 2020The Time Is Now
    Jan 12, 2020
    The Time Is Now
    Series: General
    Acts 17:10-13; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 13:11-13,14-16, 16:17
    - If we are not open-minded to the Word of God, then it is going to be difficult to walk by faith.
    - We have to be prepared for the Word (ready to do it).
    - We have to take the Word that we're hearing and do something with it.
    - We never have just one issue.
    - Jesus calling the woman "daughter" noted they had a relationship, which means we have privilege as such.
    - Jesus called her woman, which represented wholeness, before sin entered the world.
    - Old Testament, God's thoughts are not our thoughts.  New Testament, We have the mind of Christ.  Let this mind be in you.
    - As a daughter, we have certain rights.
    - When God speaks it is up to us, the church, to say amen.
    - The time is now for the people of God to get out of the situations we are in.
     
     
  • Jan 5, 2020Seeing With Eyes of Faith
    Jan 5, 2020
    Seeing With Eyes of Faith
    Series: General
    2 Kings 6:15-17; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, 5:7; Genesis 21:10-17; Numbers 22:5-34; Joshua 6
     
    - We are never outnumbered as people of God.  One plus God is the majority.
    - Seeing in the Spirit realm, changes your perspective and outlook.
    - We don't ever want to get to a place where we are just seeing the natural.
    - Prayer: "Lord, open my eyes that I may see."
    - When we see with eyes of faith, we see things that are not seen.
     - We don't need our eyes to see.
    - We need to see ourselves in the unseen.
    - When we pray according to God's will, He hears us and He responds.
    - Loud praying is not effective praying if it is not in the will of God.
    - When God open our eyes, we will see what is in the natural.
    - The provision has always been there, Hagar just did not see it.
    - When people tell you something opposed to the Word of God, they are cursing you.
    - If someone curses you, you don't have to worry about it.
    - We need to see so that we would know what God wants us to do.
    - See resources, people, possibilities.
    - God wants us to see His promises, but we need eyes of faith in order for us to walk in it.
     
     
  • Jan 1, 2020Let God Be God
    Jan 1, 2020
    Let God Be God
    Series: General
    A Word for the New YearA Word to hold onto as we begin a New Year.
  • Dec 29, 2019Get Ready!
    Dec 29, 2019
    Get Ready!
    Series: General
    A word for the New Year.
    Luke 14:25-33; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 1 John 5:1-5; Romans 8:37; Mark 10:27, 9:23
    - We have to prepare to succeed.
    - The excitement will go away if we don't count the cost.
    - Counting the cost is realizing that something has to change.
    - It's not just about starting the thing, it's about finishing it.
    - True disciples of Christ aren't those who start, bt finish.  They're not starters, they're finishers.
    - We have to do something.  Jesus is not going to JUST do for us.
    - Always abound in the work, whatever it may be.
    - We have to be fully persuaded.
    - God loves to do new things in our life. (We have to be as excited in June as in January).
  • Dec 22, 2019Less Than Perfect Is Okay
    Dec 22, 2019
    Less Than Perfect Is Okay
    Series: General
    Luke 2:1-7; John 1:4-5; Proverbs 14:4
    - If the birth of Jesus was not perfect, and should have been, why is it that we believe things in our life should be perfect?
    - Jesus was "thisclose" to being raised by a single mom.
    - We expect perfect when less than perfect is okay.
    - Jesus' life was the most influential on the earth.
    - We live in life, not lifetime.
    - A life worth living, comes with a mess.
    - Out of the mess, comes a blessing.
    - Jesus was born into a mess.
    - God's perfect love can allow us to overcome all the less than perfect things in our life.
    - The Hallmark card is not realistic.
    - If the very first Christmas wasn't perfect, we cannot expect our Christmas to be so.  And even if it's not perfect, it's still good.
    - We can be better but we won't be perfect.
    - Less than perfect really is okay.
     
  • Dec 15, 2019The Savior King
    Dec 15, 2019
    The Savior King
    Series: General
    Luke 2:11, 13-14
    - The birth of Jesus still matters.
    - Our lives matter.  We were born to make a difference in someone else's life.
    - If we don't get what we ask for (especially at Christmas) we already received Jesus.
    - We forget what we received as Christmas gifts, but never forget the gift of Jesus.
    - Jesus Christ is born, needs to be in the center of it all.
    - If Jesus is not in the center of our life, our life is off-centered.
    - Love motivates us to give the gift.
    - If there is no love in our giving, the gift means nothing.
    - We already got everything.  All else in our lives, the other stuff are just "extras."