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 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.


  • Sep 16, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 5) “Warning for the Lazy”
    Sep 16, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 5) “Warning for the Lazy”
    Series: Bible Study

    2 Thessalonians 5:14-15, 3:10-12; Psalm 127:1-3, 121:2; Proverbs 13:4, 22:13,29

    - God requires order in our lives, in the church. And if we are not in order, there are consequences.
    - God wants us to work but He doesn't want us always working.
    - While God frowns at laziness, He yet does not want us to work all the time.
    - It is out of order not to walk, and not to be productive.
    - If we find ourselves getting into other people's business, we are probably not being productive.
    - We are to warn people of laziness, not put them on blast, not criticize them, not belittle them.
    - A life of laziness will lead to things pouncing on you.
    - We can be active and not be productive.
    - When we are diligent and work it will lend to a different outcome.
    - Laziness causes us to waste good resources.
    - A lazy person's path is blocked.
    - A lazy person is an excuse maker.
    - The one who is at work will stand before kings.
  • Sep 13, 2020God Is Working On Me
    Sep 13, 2020
    God Is Working On Me
    Series: General

    Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 13:20-21; Micah 7:8; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 1:4-8

    - God put something on the inside of us and itis up to us to work it out.

    - God never intended for us to work out our salvation on our own.

    - We don't need a self-help book if we have the help of God.

    - Figuring things out makes us frustrated because we are not working with God.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we stop figuring on what to do.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we realize that life is a process.

    - We are a work of progress.

    - God is always working.

    - When we know that God is working on us, our life isn't defined by temporary setbacks.
    God is giving us the desire to work things out.

    - We stop trying to work on our own strength.

    - We can be patient with ourselves.  God causes everything to work together for the good.

    - Before we were born, God appointed us to do certain things.  The things that God set us apart to do are the things we want to do.

    - We must not diminish what God has done on the inside of us and limit what we can do.

  • Sep 9, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 4) “Getting To A Place of Believing”
    Sep 9, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 4) “Getting To A Place of Believing”
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Thessalonians 5:20-21; 1 John 4:1; Matthew 7:15-16; Acts 17:10-12; Philippians 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5

    - As we receive the Word we have to be active participants.
    - Don't scoff at the Word.
    - We can despise the teaching of the Word if we disregard it.
    - We need to try the Spirit to see if they are of God.
    - Getting to a place of believing requires work.
    - Hold on to what is good.

  • Sep 6, 2020A Place Called Rest
    Sep 6, 2020
    A Place Called Rest
    Series: General
    - Unrest- state of dissatisfaction, of agitation.  There is a rest for the people of God.
    - If we know God only because of what He does, then we know His acts. If we know God by His character, then we know His ways.
    - If we know God's ways, we won’t get so caught up in His acts- when He doesn't.
    - If we can hold onto knowing God by His ways, it will sustain us until we see His acts.
    - He that comes to God MUST believe.   Unbelief takes us away from God.
    - When we know about God nothing can make us doubt Him.
    - We enter into the rest by believing.
    - We must not allow ourselves to get comfortable with our unbelief.
    - Guilt, shame, condemnation are all designed by the enemy to keep the people of God out of rest.
    - Rest is not inactivity. It's ceasing from our own work.
  • Sep 3, 2020How God Wants Us To Live (Part 3) “Quench Not the Spirit – Part 2″
    Sep 3, 2020
    How God Wants Us To Live (Part 3) “Quench Not the Spirit – Part 2″
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Kings 19:12; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; Galatians 5:17-18; Romans 7:14-25; James 4:7; Hebrews 11:24-25; Romans 8:1-2,5-6
    - If we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit, we will not grieve it.
    - If we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit, we don't have to worry about do's and dont's.
    - Becoming a Christian does not remove sin and temptation from our lives.
    - Becoming Christ-like is a walk of faith that is exercised over the course of a lifetime.
    - Becoming a Christian is an act of faith in a moment.
    - The order is important in submission.
    - If we are going to resist the devil, we need the Holy Spirit.
    - If we are going to resist the allure of sin, we need the Holy Spirit.
    - We are only tempted by the things we like.
    - Temptation only comes in the area that is enticing to us.
    - We must not do things to excess.
    - when we follow after the Spirit, our walk is upright-kingly.  Our talk is edifying.  And we see things.
    - Being filled with the Holy Ghost is not how much of the Holy Ghost we have, it is how much the Holy Ghost has us.

  • Aug 30, 2020Staying Focused In These Times
    Aug 30, 2020
    Staying Focused In These Times
    Series: General

    Psalm 34:4-7, 112:4-5,7; 1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

    - Some of the things that we are choosing to do are designed to take us off of our course.
    - The enemy has been setting up distractions from the beginning - he wants us to satisfy our desires instead of staying focused.
    - The enemy is always trying to divert us from our course.
    - All diversions are not evil, but can yet be diversions, and yet present a need for us to be mindful.
    - We have to be aware of whether or not the activity is building us up.
    - We must examine our lawful activities to see if they are diversions.
    - Keeping our mind on God is better than staying away from problems.
    - Are our diversions going to deliver us from our problems?
    - We can be troubled on every side, but we don't have to be stressed.
    - We have to maintain our connection to Jesus.

  • 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 23, 2020Getting the Answers You Need
    Aug 23, 2020
    Getting the Answers You Need
    Series: General
    Genesis 1:1 -4, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 4:3-4,6; John 3:19, 8:12, 15:13-15; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:11; Psalm 27:1, 25:14; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 5:16, 22:2-13; Deuteronomy 29:29; Amos 3:7; Proverbs 3:32; Jeremiah 33:3

    - God wants to answer us.
    - The first recorded act of God was speaking light into the darkness.
    - God is light and God is good. Light is good. The enemy is dark. Darkness and evil go hand in hand.
    - Darkness is associated with sin; evil, condemnation, spiritual blindness.
    - It's not whether we are good or not we have to have on the right attire. with the robe of righteousness.
    -Light is symbolic of salvation. Light is symbolic of Jesus.
    - Light is symbolic of revelation.
    - God wants us to see so He is dispelling darkness.
    - God reveals things to me.
    - God spoke to His prophets. Jesus speaks to His friends, I am a friend of God's.  God gives His friends answers.
    - God's friendship is for God's worshippers. They are the ones He confides in. ( Psalm 25:14 msg)
    - The enemy blinds the mind, God enlightens the heart.