Apr 19, 2020
Guard Your Heart
Series: General
-John 6:59-66, Proverbs 4:23, Ephesians 4:26-27; Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:6-7,10-11, John 12: 4-6; Luke 22:1,3-4, Proverbs 19:1; Ecclesiastes 1:21-22, Hebrews 12:12-14
- When we take offense it causes a separation between us and God.
- When we are angry it gives the devil a place that he would not have.
- Offense gives the devil access to our heart.
- Sneaky blessing, whenever we want to we can do the poor good.
- Judas was the ringleader. He was the one Jesus had rebuked.
- When Judas got mad, satan entered into his heart.
- Allowing yourself to become offended, disconnects your heart from Jesus.
- It's the person that can overlook an offense that is godly.
- Overlooking an offense makes you look good in the sight of God.
- If we hear too closely we may hear what we don't need to hear.
- Offended people not only don't walk with Jesus, they betray Him.
- When we get offended by what someone said or did, bitterness can take root.
- We have to be at peace with each other
- Guard your heart from taking offense.
- when we get offended we don't value
Jesus, His teachings.
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  • Apr 19, 2020Guard Your Heart
    Apr 19, 2020
    Guard Your Heart
    Series: General
    -John 6:59-66, Proverbs 4:23, Ephesians 4:26-27; Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:6-7,10-11, John 12: 4-6; Luke 22:1,3-4, Proverbs 19:1; Ecclesiastes 1:21-22, Hebrews 12:12-14
    - When we take offense it causes a separation between us and God.
    - When we are angry it gives the devil a place that he would not have.
    - Offense gives the devil access to our heart.
    - Sneaky blessing, whenever we want to we can do the poor good.
    - Judas was the ringleader. He was the one Jesus had rebuked.
    - When Judas got mad, satan entered into his heart.
    - Allowing yourself to become offended, disconnects your heart from Jesus.
    - It's the person that can overlook an offense that is godly.
    - Overlooking an offense makes you look good in the sight of God.
    - If we hear too closely we may hear what we don't need to hear.
    - Offended people not only don't walk with Jesus, they betray Him.
    - When we get offended by what someone said or did, bitterness can take root.
    - We have to be at peace with each other
    - Guard your heart from taking offense.
    - when we get offended we don't value
    Jesus, His teachings.
  • Apr 16, 2020Answering the Bell
    Apr 16, 2020
    Answering the Bell
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 25:35-40, Proverbs 18:2; James 1:27, Isaiah 1:10-17; Psalm 146:9
    - We have to be careful in adopting the language of the world.
    - Something is wrong with "social distancing."  There is nothing social about distancing yourself.
    - What we are doing is anti-social.
    - We are being told to practice social distancing.  Anything we practice we get better at.
    - Follow the protocol of the science, but do not allow yourself to get better at social distancing.
    - We won't know how good we have become at social distancing until God puts us in a situation not to.
    - We cannot meet the needs of the least of these if we become good at social distancing.
    - There is nothing normal about distancing yourself from other human beings.
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  • Apr 12, 2020Now That He Lives
    Apr 12, 2020
    Now That He Lives
    Series: General
    Romans 3:23-28, 6:4-8,23,14,9-11; 2 Corinthians 4
    - We all have a sin problem and the wages of sin is death.
    - When Jesus rose from the grave, He solved our problem.
    - We are freed from the penalty of our sins though Jesus Christ.
    - Sin has no power over us.
    - Now that He lives, we live for the glory of God.
    - The glory of God is God's goodness in our life.
    - When we live for the glory of God, we become vessels so that the beauty of His spirit can be revealed in the earth.
    - Wherever we are, we are in the land of the living, as we believe in Jesus.
    - Doing what we want to do is doing what is consistent with God's person and character.
    - We've been made free now we need to go and be free.
    - You have to upload the download that God gives you. Walk it out.
  • Apr 8, 2020Looking Unto Jesus
    Apr 8, 2020
    Looking Unto Jesus
    Series: Bible Study
    - True gratitude expresses itself in generosity.
    - When we are so grateful that God has been merciful unto us, we are so willing to give it to somebody else.
    - There is no place for shorthand when it comes to the word of God.
    - We tend to romanticize the cross.
    - The cross represented the ultimate in shame.
    - We need to work on our endurance as good soldiers.
    - If we don't consider what Jesus has done, we will be discouraged and faint in our sores.
    - When Ziklag is burning you have to encourage yourself in the Lord.
  • Apr 5, 2020Prepare for the Harvest to Come
    Apr 5, 2020
    Prepare for the Harvest to Come
    Series: General
    Proverbs 66-11, 19:15, 20:13
    - Sometimes we can be so spiritual, that we don't make sense.
    - God doesn't like laziness.
    - We have to do what is right even when no one is watching.
    - We need to be doing something, especially now.
    - A lot who were called in the Bible were doing natural things.
    - David was tending sheep when God called him.
    - God is preparing us in the midst.
  • Apr 1, 2020Catching the Vision
    Apr 1, 2020
    Catching the Vision
    Series: Bible Study
    Proverbs 29:18;  2 Corinthians 4:18, 5:7; Genesis 13:14-16,15:5-6; Matthew 16:13-17, Joshua 6:1 -2
    - The vision is spiritual.
    - If we do not catch the vision, we will perish. If we catch the vision, we will enjoy life.
    - The vision we catch for our life is not visual, it's supernatural.
    - God says do not look at the natural.
    - Looking at something means we purposely see it.
    - God calls us to see the unseen.
    - We do not walk by what we see with our natural eyes.
    - Because we see what is not seen, is faith.
    - Vision means seeing with our spiritual eyes.
    - We can see things without using our natural eyes. That's what it takes to catch the vision from God.
    - In order to catch the vision, it requires a revelation from God.
    -mPeter got a revelation because something was revealed by God.
    - Have to spend time with God.
    - We have to see what God tells us.
    - We have to believe.
    - God does not want us to see what the world is trying to show us. He wants us to see the light in the darkness, see the provision, see the healing, see the grace and mercy.
  • Mar 29, 2020Unless I Had Believed
    Mar 29, 2020
    Unless I Had Believed
    Series: General
    Psalm 27 (v. 13-14),16:8; Romans 5:18,11:16
    - David had confidence because of his hope in God.
    - David is talking about believing to see.
    - Believing can help us to receive.
    - The enemy wants to deceive us from believing.  Believing is power.
    - A person who believes can't be moved.
    - Believing comes first.
    - We have to believe in the face of the trouble - whatever it is.
    - Believing comes in advance. Knowing comes afterwards.
    - If you can see the goodness of God in the land of the living, we will outlive our challenges.
    - It's the strength of our belief that we overcome.
    - David said, "I had fainted" what do you say?  
    - There's different ways of waiting. Don't just wait on God, wait in faith.
    - If we wait in expectation, God will strengthen our heart.
    - Stand waiting. Believing to see the goodness of the Lord.
    - No matter what we are going through, there is somebody worse off than you. Remember that as ambassadors of Chust.
    - We can be the example of God's goodness in the land of the living that someone needs to see.
  • Mar 25, 2020Redeeming the Time
    Mar 25, 2020
    Redeeming the Time
    Series: Bible Study

    Ephesians 5:15-17; James 4:13-15; Proverbs 27:1; Luke 12:16-21
    - Redeem - Buy up to rescue from loss - regain possession of it.
    - We need to regain possession of the time. We have allowed time to get away from us.
    - This is an opportunity to consider how we spend our time.
    - Some things we will discover that we can do without.
    - Time is more valuable than mommy. We can spend money and get it back. We cannot spend time and get time back.
    - The One who gives us time is the One we should look to for answers on how to spend our time.
    - The One who made us is the One who can fix us.
    - If we are going to make most use of our time, we need to ask God.
    - The more we have of something, the harder the decisions are.
    - The rich fool did not bother to ask God what he should do with his time.

  • Mar 22, 2020Stay Focused
    Mar 22, 2020
    Stay Focused
    Series: General
    2 Chronicles 20:3-12,14-22
    - This disease can cause us dis-ease.  Stay focused. Don't let it.
    - Don't saturate yourself with the news.
    - Don't be distracted by what is going on.
    - In addition to the distraction, we also have idleness.
    - Peter was overcoming storms because he kept his eyes on Jesus.
    - Distractions, uncertainty and idleness will take our focus off of God.
    - We have no power against the virus.
    - When we don't have power, when we don't know what to do - we have to stay focused on God.
    - We have to be still and know God. We cannot know God if our hearts and minds are racing 1000 miles an hour.
    - The people of God got the victory because they kept their focus.
     
    How to keep our focus
    1- Keep looking to God. (Psalm 121:-2, 123:1-2, 25:15)
    - Avoid looking at things that won't help you. (Psalm 101:3,119:37)
    - Faith will get us through this.
    - Faith will allow us to hold on until God's mercy steps in. (Hebrews 3:1)
    2 - Guard your heart. (John 14:1, Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 112:1, 4-8)
    - When we guard our heart, and our heart is fixed on God, even bad news doesn't move us.
    3- Remember God loves you. (Psalm 91:14-16)
    - God makes a promise to those who love Him.
    - Because you focus on Him, remain focused on Him, He will deliver you.
  • Mar 18, 2020Worry, Fear and Anxiety
    Mar 18, 2020
    Worry, Fear and Anxiety
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 6:25-34
    - Things we can't control, uncertain about, frighten us, makes us worry.
    - A lot of our worry is rooted in our lack of control.
    - Be anxious for nothing. NO THING we should be anxious about.
    - Worry is a sin. Anything that God tells us to do is a commandment.
    - The magnitude of a thing doesn't change how God wants us to live.
    - Three times in one passage of Scripture, Jesus says do not worry.
    - Jesus was emphasizing that we do not need to worry about provision.
    - Worry takes away from your life. It does not add to us or put us in a better place.
    - Worrying is useless.
    - Worrying leaves us in the same place.
    - Worrying is faithless.
    - We cannot worry and trust at the same time. When worry comes in, trust goes out.
    - When we are not anxious, the peace of God is with us.
    - As children of God we should not get caught up in things like the world does.
    - We must not undervalue who we are to God.
    - The relationship we have with God is One of Truth.
    - The Truth shall make us free.  From everything - even worry.
    - We cannot allow all the noise of the world to take our eyes off God.
    - Some of us are losing this battle in life, because we refuse to give up the ball.