Dec 8, 2019
Overcomer
Series: General
1 John 5:4-5; Luke 10:38-42; Philippians 2:12-16
- Overcomers run towards the problem.
- Overcomers are people who believe not people who debate, argue or scoff.
- Overcoming and believing are linked.
- There was a time when both Mary and Martha were sitting at Jesus' feet.
- Martha was sitting at the feet of Jesus but something pulled her away.  She became distracted.
- Distractions are not necessarily evil, but they can be damaging if they pull you away from God.
- The only way we can overcome our problems, is to believe.
- We have to stay our minds on Jesus.
- It's up to each one of us to work out our own salvation.
- We all have a choice to make, to believe God or not.
- The one who stays in peace, is the one who is not troubled or anxious by many things.
 
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  • Dec 8, 2019Overcomer
    Dec 8, 2019
    Overcomer
    Series: General
    1 John 5:4-5; Luke 10:38-42; Philippians 2:12-16
    - Overcomers run towards the problem.
    - Overcomers are people who believe not people who debate, argue or scoff.
    - Overcoming and believing are linked.
    - There was a time when both Mary and Martha were sitting at Jesus' feet.
    - Martha was sitting at the feet of Jesus but something pulled her away.  She became distracted.
    - Distractions are not necessarily evil, but they can be damaging if they pull you away from God.
    - The only way we can overcome our problems, is to believe.
    - We have to stay our minds on Jesus.
    - It's up to each one of us to work out our own salvation.
    - We all have a choice to make, to believe God or not.
    - The one who stays in peace, is the one who is not troubled or anxious by many things.
     
  • Nov 17, 2019You’ll Get Through It
    Nov 17, 2019
    You’ll Get Through It
    Series: General
    Acts 27:13-26
    - Paul was in prison for two years for false accusations.
    - Two years those who hated Paul, wanted to kill him after vowing not to eat until it was done.
    - Paul appealed to Caesar to be free.
    - The storm went on for days.  They could not see sun, light, starts, all it did was rain.  And it go so bad they did not want to eat and lost all hope.
    - We will get through our storm.
    - No one escapes a storm.
    - Sometimes the storms that come in our life are because of the decisions we made.
    - Some of the things we try to get rid of we think will stop the storm, but "things" did not start the storm.
    - Day after day of not seeing any light, the men lost all hope.  We will never get out of the storm.
    - Sometimes the storms strip us of all life.
    - There comes a time when we have to face the consequences of our decisions.
     - We have to own our decisions, if we don't own today's bad decisions, we will keep making them tomorrow.
    - Sometimes we have to come face to face with our bad decisions.
    - God answers our prayer.  He doesn't cancel the storm, but He promises that we will get through it.
    - The storm will not kill us is the greater revelation.
    - We will lose something in the storm as a result of our decisions.
    - You will get through the storm, but you will also suffer loss.
    -When you suffer shipwreck, you need to watch where you are walking.
    - When God promises you will get through the storm, that is an act of mercy.
    - God can and will rebuild your ship after the storm, because He has need that you go somewhere else.
    - Sometimes our storms are the result of someone else's decision making.  Sometimes the result of our connections.
    - God is not promising that storm will not come, His promise is that you will get through it.
  • Nov 10, 2019Arise, Take Up Thy Bed and Walk
    Nov 10, 2019
    Arise, Take Up Thy Bed and Walk
    Series: General
    (Mark 2:1-12, John 5:5-8, Acts 3:1-10, Luke 7:11-16)
    - Our beds can go from a place of comfort to a place of debilitation.
    - When we are operating in faith, faith can be seen.
    - There is only one answer to the question, do you want to be made well? YES.
    - God needs us on the battlefield, not in the infirmary.
  • Nov 3, 2019Make Me A Cake First
    Nov 3, 2019
    Make Me A Cake First
    Series: General
    (1 Kings 17:8-16;16:30,34)
    - We have to be careful of what we show people (especially as leaders).
    - King Ahab infected other people's beliefs by disbelieving God.
    - A lot of us have been to Zarephath (ambush of the mouth).
    - Once we receive the Word of God we are in a position to be changed.
    - Just because we are in dire circumstances, doesn't excuse us from obeying the commandment of God on our life.
    - In the widow's dire circumstances she yet obeyed God.
    - She went from a place of not enough to a place of more than enough.
    - To get to a place of more than enough, you have to be generous with the little you have.
    - If we don't make cake, we won't get cake.
    - It's not up to us to determine who makes our cake, God does.
    - Cake making is well doing.  Doing good things.
  • Oct 27, 2019And You Said Yes
    Oct 27, 2019
    And You Said Yes
    Series: General
    (Isaiah 30:15-18,1-3; Genesis 16:6)
    - The people took advice from everybody else, except the Word of God.
    - They were rebellious and because of that sorrow awaited them.
    - God wants us to return to Him and rest.
    - When things get hard, we tend to run instead of obeying.
    - We can run all we want, but we will still be God's child.
    - When we return and submit, we will be saved and delivered.
    - When we return and submit, there is some exalting coming our way.
    - God said in quietness He will restore.
    - The devil wants to distract us and make noise.
    - God will not speak in the midst of our fire.
    - The world is trying to create noise and chaos in our life.  We need to hear from God.  We need quietness to do so.
    - In confidence (absolute faith that He will not fail you) is where we need to be with God.
    - God did not call us to be a knower, He called us to be a believer.
    - We can believe without knowing.
    - The people said no, after God told them what to do, but we have been given the chance to say YES.
     
  • Oct 13, 2019He’s Working On It (Part 2)
    Oct 13, 2019
    He’s Working On It (Part 2)
    Series: General
    (John 5:16-17, 17:4, 19:30; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 14:28-30; 1 John 3:1-16;4:16; Psalm 136)
    - Mercy is love that responds to human need in an unexpected way.
    - God is working in my life.
    - God will finish what He started.
    - God loves you.
  • Oct 6, 2019He’s Working On It
    Oct 6, 2019
    He’s Working On It
    Series: General
    (John 5:16-17,9:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-7; Genesis 2:1-3; Luke 14:28-29)
    - I don't have to be special in society to be special to God.
    - God will do for us not because of who we are but because of Who He is.
    - Don't let naysayers keep from seeing God.
    - God is working in my life.
  • Sep 29, 2019What Matters Most
    Sep 29, 2019
    What Matters Most
    Series: General
    (Luke 10:38-42)
    - Just because Martha thought it was unfair doesn't mean Jesus thought it was unfair.
    - God doesn't think in terms of fairness.
    - God is good, even when you think He's unfair.
  • Sep 8, 2019Receiving God’s Promise
    Sep 8, 2019
    Receiving God’s Promise
    Series: General
    (Deuteronomy 28:1-13 NLT; Genesis 15:1-6; Galatians 3:1-9,10, 13-14; Romans 4:1-4, 13-1)
    - The promises of God and the blessings of God do not come from us doing right.
    - The promises of God were purchased by Jesus on Calvary's Cross.  They were already paid for.
    - We don't receive the promises by our behavior or our obedience.  We receive them by faith.
    - We are obeying but not believing.
    - Abraham believed God.  The focus is on his belief, not his obedience.
    - We do not receive the Holy Spirit because of our obedience, but because of our belief.
    - When we look to earn God's blessing, we actually put a curse on ourselves.
    - Our obedience will flow from our belief.
    - If we are not going to believe God, we are not going to hear from Him.
     
  • Sep 1, 2019Breaking the Chains of Perfection
    Sep 1, 2019
    Breaking the Chains of Perfection
    Series: General
    (Matthew 5:43-48, 9:9-13, 5:17; Proverbs 20:9)
    -God doesn't expect us to be perfect.  He expects us to be complete in love.
    - We should strive for excellence, not perfection.
    - We can achieve excellence, not perfection.
    - Jesus called a sinner to follow Him.
    - Jesus perfectly filled the requirement law.
     - God's grace is sufficient.