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Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

February 16, 2020

You shall not murder - Ex. 20:13 ESV

 

A. What This Command Does Not Mean:

1. It does not prohibit ___ Gen 9:3 

2. It does not prohibit ___ Lev 27:7, Rom 13:3-4,Rom 13:3

3. It does not prohibit ___ Eccl 3:8 

 

B. What the Command, "Thou Shall Not Kill" Does Mean: Matt 5:21-24, 1 John 3:15

1. God says no to ___ . Romans 14:7, Job 14:5

2. God says no to ___ . Job 12:10

3. God says no to ___ . Ps. 139:13-16

 

 

Life Application 

THE GOOD NEWS: When we repent, God will forgive. 

Did you know … a major portion of the Bible was written by three men who were murderers? 

John 10:10, John 17:3

What’s in a Name? Building Life on God’s Values

What’s in a Name? Building Life on God’s Values

January 26, 2020

Message for Jan 19 2020

 

"You shall not take the name of the LORD you God in vein, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7 ESV

One's Name Represent Three Things: 

  1. It represents reputation
  2. It represents character
  3. It represents authority

 

A) Ways God's Name is misused… 

  1. Using God's name to insult
  2. Using God's name to indulge
  3. Using God's name to intimidate
  4. Using God's name to impress.
  5. Using God's name impulsively.

B) How to use God's name correctly… 

  1. Reference God's name continually. 
  2. Represent God's name clearly. 
  3. Rely on God's name completely. 

 

Life Application 

The bad news: Matthew 12:36-37

The good news: You can skip the Judgement.

Romans 8:1, Acts 4:12, John 20:31, Luke 6:45

 

You Can’t Beat the Real Thing - Building Life on God’s Values, Part 2

You Can’t Beat the Real Thing - Building Life on God’s Values, Part 2

January 12, 2020

A. Don't idolize anything!

Idolize = to value something more than God

Deut. 4:15-16, John 4:24, Isa. 40:25

We've used the "addiction" ……… because we don't have any control over addition

When someone controls you, psychologists call that dependency. 

We now say, "It's much easier to change my image of God than it is to change me." 

1) Idols will disappoint us. 

2) Idols will dominate us. 

3) Idols will deform us. 

 

B. Worship God only! 

"Worship" ___ God with my highest love and devotion. Romans 1:25

Motive that drive idols worship: 

• An attempt to limit God's location.

• An attempt to reduce God's power.

• An attempt to control God's ___.

We say, "I want enough for You to bless me Lord, just don't boss me."

"God, if you let me do this, then I'll do that." 

Benefits of worshiping God only… 

1) Worshiping God will delight me ___

Image worship humanizes God and deifies man. 

2) Worshiping God will deliver me ___

3) Worshiping God will develop me ___ 

Forgiving sins seems to create a problem for the righteousness of God. It makes him look like a judge who will let criminals go free and get by with anything they want. 

The mercy of God puts the justice of God in jeopardy. Calvary was God glorifying God. Now, sin no longer has power over our lives. 

 

Life Application: 

Ephesians 4:12-13

Colossians 1:15

No Other Rival: Building Life on God’s Values, Part 1

No Other Rival: Building Life on God’s Values, Part 1

January 5, 2020

No Other Rival: Building Life on God's Values, Part 1

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." You shall have no other gods before me." - Ex. 20:1-3 ESV

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." - Deut. 6:6-7 ESV

1) Where strong individuals and families begin: 

The principle: put God first. Ex. 20:3

The promise: you will be successful. Josh. 1:8 

2) How do I put God first? 

Give God priority in five areas. 

• Put God first in my finances. …

• Put God first in my interests…

• Put God first in my relationships… 

• Put God first in my schedule… 

• Put God first in my troubles… 

 

LIFE APPLICATION 

Joshua's commitment: Joshua 24:15 "…but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." 

Claiming What Is Yours - Joshua 14:9

Claiming What Is Yours - Joshua 14:9

December 29, 2019

And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.'" - Joshua 14:9 ESV

How to Claim Your Possessions 

1) Exercise Caleb's character. 

Josh. 14:8, 9, 14, James 1:8, Matt. 6:22, Jer. 29:13

 

"The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit." Henry Varley 

 

2) Exercise Caleb's confidence.

Josh 14:12, Rom. 12:3, Josh. 14:6, 10, 12, Rom. 10:17, Heb. 3:12, John 7:17

3) Exercise Caleb's courage. 

Josh. 14:12

Caleb's enemies: 

• Grasshoppers. - Josh. 14:8, Num. 13:33, Tim 1:7

• Giants - Num. 14:9

• Gray Hair - Josh. 14:10-11, Isa. 40:30-31

 

4) Exercise Caleb's conquest.  - Josh. 14:13-14, Gal. 5:22-23

 

Life Application: 

Don't you want your possessions? 

Will you give yourself totally whole heartedly, 100% without reservation to the Lord Jesus Christ? 

Will you say it and mean it… "Jesus is Lord" … Romans 10:9

Christ The Lord - Luke 2:8-11

Christ The Lord - Luke 2:8-11

December 22, 2019

"Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tiding of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'"
- Luke 2:8-11 NKJV 

A. The Christmas provision.  - Luke 2:11

B. The Christmas profession. - Luke 2:11, Luke 2:10, Acts 2:36 

When I Confess Him as LORD: 

1) My salvation is sealed.  - Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31

2) Satan is silenced. - Rev. 12:11, Luke 2:11

3) It strengthens saints. - Joshua 1:8 

4) Sinners will be saved. - Luke 2:10, Luke 2: 11

5) It simplifies service. - Acts 9:5 & 6,  John 2:5

Life Application 

Luke 2:11 

Phil. 2:9-11

 

 

“Living Light: Conquering Disappointment, Depression and Doubt”  - John 12:46

“Living Light: Conquering Disappointment, Depression and Doubt” - John 12:46

December 15, 2019

"I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness." -  John 12:46 ESV

 

A) Everyone has dark days… 

1) Dark days of disappointment. Job 30:26

2) Dark days of distress. Ps. 22:1

3) Dark days of doubt.  John 12:35 

4) Dark days of depression. Lam 3:19, Ps. 88:18 

 

What is the antidote? - 2 Sam. 22:29 

B. How does Christ dispel my darkness? 

1) He will encourage me when I am disappointed.  Ps. 34:18, Jer. 29:11 

2) He will strengthen me when I am distressed. Phil. 4:13, Ps. 23:4 

3) He will guide me when I am doubtful.  John 8:12, Ps. 119:105 

4) He will change me when I am depressed.  Eph. 5:13-14, Eph 5:9 

LIFE APPLICATION  - 1 John 2:8 

Do you want to leave the dark days? Then you must choose to start living in the light. 

Another Jesus - Psalm 27:4

Another Jesus - Psalm 27:4

December 8, 2019

"One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple." - Psalm 27:4 

 

Foundational Truths from God's Word

1) Psalm 27:8 

What does it mean to seek the face of God? 

To require His presence and His favor. 

2) 2 Cor. 11:2-4 

Paul is not just talking about deceived teachers who proclaim another Jesus. Paul is also referring to concepts that claim Christ-likeness. 

3) 2 Cor. 3:16-18 

We are not transformed by what we do but by who we behold. 

4) Psalm 135:15-18

The most basic truth in all theology is a person becomes like their god. 

1 John 5:21

Your behavior will fit your revelation. 

5) Eph. 4:18

We have lost the ability to discern good. 

 

Do you have the desire for continual, uninterrupted communion with the Christ of glory? 

 

 

Why Can’t I Change? - Romans 7:15

Why Can’t I Change? - Romans 7:15

December 1, 2019

"For I don't understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very things I hate." Romans 7:15 ESV 

What do I have a hard time controlling? 

1) The ___ : Rom. 7:15-16, 18; Mark 14:38

The results of this problem are predictable: 

  • ___ . Rom 7:15
  • ___ . Rom 7:18
  • ___ and ___. Rom 7:24

 

2) The ___ : John 8:31; Proverbs 23:7 

Fact: Behind every self-defeating behavior is a lie that I am believing. 

 

3) The ___ . 

Three foundational truths… 

• ___ the root of my problem… … an attitude that says __ __  - 1 John 1:8,  John 8:34 

• Believe that Christ can change me.  - Rom. 7:24,25; Rom. 8:2; John 14:6 

• Surrender all I am to Christ.  - 2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Tim. 1:7 

 

 

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