Aug 26, 2020
How God Wants Us To Live (Part 2) “Don’t Stifle the Holy Spirit”
Series: Bible Study

1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 12:1 -13; Romans 8:9,14, 7:14-25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30; Galatians 5:17-18
- The Holy Spirit is a Teacher.
- The Holy Spirit reminds us of things.
- The Holy Spirit comforts us.
- The Holy Spirit convicts us.
- For us to operate in all the power that is available to us by the Holy Spirit, we have to cooperate with Him.
_ To be led is to voluntarily submit.
- Being filled with the Holy Spirit is allowing Him to lead you.
- If we allow the Spirit to lead us, we won't need the Law.

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  • Aug 26, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 2) “Don’t Stifle the Holy Spirit”
    Aug 26, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 2) “Don’t Stifle the Holy Spirit”
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 12:1 -13; Romans 8:9,14, 7:14-25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30; Galatians 5:17-18
    - The Holy Spirit is a Teacher.
    - The Holy Spirit reminds us of things.
    - The Holy Spirit comforts us.
    - The Holy Spirit convicts us.
    - For us to operate in all the power that is available to us by the Holy Spirit, we have to cooperate with Him.
    _ To be led is to voluntarily submit.
    - Being filled with the Holy Spirit is allowing Him to lead you.
    - If we allow the Spirit to lead us, we won't need the Law.

  • Aug 19, 2020How God Wants Us To Live
    Aug 19, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live
    Series: Bible Study
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Philippians 4:4; John 15:9-11; Luke 18:1; Romans 12: 12; Ephesians 6:18; Numbers 11:1; Psalm 100; Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:4; Isaiah 3:10
    - Joy, a settled contentment, confidence and hope.
    -Contentment says whether I have or don't, I'm good.
    - We have to have confidence.
    - Joy is tied to God. Happiness is connected to things.
    - We have to know that God loves us.
    - We can have a praying spirit.
    - When we pray we experience God's love in prayer.
    - If we gave thanks for everything, it would do away with complaining.
    - No matter how bad things are, the story is not over.
    - We need to have a real appreciation for other people's suffering.
    - Things don't have to be greatest in the world, in order to be thankful.
  • Aug 5, 2020A Bowl of Stew
    Aug 5, 2020
    A Bowl of Stew
    Series: Bible Study
    Genesis 25:27-34, Hebrews12: 15-17; 1 John 2:16; 2 Samuel 24:18-24
    - When we exaggerate it opens up the door to justifying whatever we need to do to overcome that need.
    - If we don't take our relationship with God seriously we are being profane, as Esau did with his birthright.
    " If we don't properly value what we have we may make a bad trade.
    - Showing thanks shows that you have placed value on what was given.
    -When we are thankful, we place value on what we have.
    - We need to value our peace so much, in order that we don't give it away with our quick temper.
    - We have to stop trading for a bowl of stew.
    - Our actions can greatly affect other people which is why we need to make the right decisions.
    - We have to know the price and consider will we trade it for a bowl of stew.
    -We don't take the time to value what we have.
    - Don't sell the valuable thing we have on the cheap.
  • Jul 29, 2020Getting Into That Quiet Place
    Jul 29, 2020
    Getting Into That Quiet Place
    Series: Bible Study

    Luke 5:15-6, 6:12; Mark 1:21-38, 4:35-41; Matthew 14:22-23

    - We cannot give what we don't have. Even if people are trying to get from us.
    - Jesus withdrew often so that He could hear from the Father.
    - We have to make a conscious decision to withdraw.
    - Jesus is not moved by everyone looking for Him - He knew He had to do something.
    - Jesus sent the disciples on their way and the multitudes so that He can spend some time with the Father.
    - We need to withdraw to get spiritually strengthened and replenished.
    - There are times you have to leave the "crowd" behind.

  • Jul 22, 2020Do We Really Trust God?
    Jul 22, 2020
    Do We Really Trust God?
    Series: Bible Study

    Exodus 16:3-3,14-21; Proverbs 25:2; Numbers 11:4-6; Psalm 106:14-15; Matthew 6:9-11; John 6:25-35
    - God will test our faith by presenting us with an obedience issue.
    - It's not what we have, it's whether or not we are following God in it.
    - The only way we get God's results, is doing things God's way.
    - Even if something makes sense, if God does not say do it, we should not do it.
    - It's not about figuring it out, it's about searching it out.
    - The desire to have our flesh satisfied will override our obedience.
    - We completely overlook the things we have and complain about what we don't have.
    - There is a part of us that doesn't want to depend on anyone.
    - We will be satisfied if we stop trying to put our hands to work and trust God.
    - We will make better decisions if we trust God.
    - Tomorrow really doesn't exist. We only have today.

  • Jul 15, 2020God Is Ready To Work
    Jul 15, 2020
    God Is Ready To Work
    Series: Bible Study
     
     

    John 14:9-10,1:19-21,15:5,7; Deuteronomy 18:9-19; Psalm 138:2,103:20

    - The Father does the work.
    - Don't take credit for what God does through you.
    - If we want God to keep us in line, hide His word in your heart. But only the spoken Word will get God to work.
    - God does the work through the words He put in Jesus mouth.
    - We return God's Word to Him, simply by speaking it in faith.
    - We declare the thing, and it will be established. By God.
    - When we say something that God says we give voice to His word and the angels go to work.
  • 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 2, 2020Building A Foundation of Faith (Part 6)
    Jul 2, 2020
    Building 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 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 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?