Good Friday - April 19

REMEMBERING CHRIST

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…”  Philippians 1:3 NKJV

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”” Luke 22:19 NKJV

THREE THINGS JESUS WANTS US TO THINK ABOUT  

1)     I WANT YOU TO KNOW ME.

“And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30 NIV

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV

2)     I WANT TO HELP YOU.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10b NKJV

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 NKJV

“Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established…” 2 Chronicles 20:20b NKJV

 3)    I HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU.

“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NKJV

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5a NIV

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV 

Battle For Your Seed - Apr 13 & 14

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful
for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and
for training character, so that the person who belongs
to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (CEB)

HOW WE CAN HAVE MAXIMUM IMPACT FOR EASTER

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.” 1 Corinthians 15:10-11 NKJV

1)     PEOPLE WILL COME IF YOU INVITE THEM. 

“And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”” John 1:46 NKJV

“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” John 4:29 NKJV

2)     PEOPLE WILL COME IF YOU BRING THEM.

 “Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them…” Mark 10:13 NKJV

“Andrew brought his brother to Jesus. And when Jesus saw him, he said, “Simon son of John, you will be called Cephas.” This name can be translated as Peter.” John 1:42 CEV

“Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”” Mark 2:3-5 NKJV

3)     PEOPLE WILL COME IF YOU FEED THEM.

“Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.”” John 6:26 NKJV

 

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED 

THE STORY OF THE TWO PRODIGALS 

THE YOUNGER SON

Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’” Luke 15:11-19 NKJV

THE FATHER

“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” And they began to be merry.” Luke 15:20-24 NKJV

 

THE FATHER SAW HIM AND HAD COMPASSION:

1)     HE COVERED HIS SHAME

2)     HE RESTORED HIS IDENTITY

3)     HE GAVE HIM DIRECTION

4)     HE CELEBRATED WITH HIM

THE OLDER SON

“Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’ But he was angry and would not go in…”  Luke 15:25-28a NKJV

THE FATHER

But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. So he answered and said to his father, “Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.” And he said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.” Luke 15:28-32 NKJV

THE FATHER CAME LOOKING FOR HIM AND PLEADED WITH HIM:

1)     YOU HAVE MY PRESENCE, BUT YOU DON’T ENJOY IT

2)     YOUR PARTY ENDED WHEN YOU LOST YOUR GRATITUDE

3)     IT IS RIGHT TO CELEBRATE THIS BROTHER OF YOURS

Battle For Your Seed - April 6 & 7

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS THE BATTLE TO STORE UP A SPIRITUAL LEGACY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

“Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren.” Proverbs 13:22a NLT

THE BATTLE OF THE THIRD GENERATION IS FOR SPIRITUAL MOMENTUM.

“When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:5-7 NKJV

GOD PROMISES TO VISIT OUR SEED IN THEIR GENERATION.

“But the LORD’s love for those who respect him continues forever and ever, and his goodness continues to their grandchildren.” Psalms 103:17 NCV

 GOD VISITS ABRAHAM’S GRANDSON JACOB.

“Meanwhile, Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran. At sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for the night. Jacob found a stone to rest his head against and lay down to sleep. As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway. At the top of the stairway stood the Lord, and he said, “I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants. Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth! They will spread out in all directions—to the west and the east, to the north and the south. And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants. What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.” Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!” But he was also afraid and said, “What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!”” Genesis 28:10-17 NLT

GOD REVEALS HIMSELF AND GIVES FOUR PROMISES.

“Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”” Genesis 28:16 NKJV

““What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God!””
Genesis 28:17 NLT

1) THIS PLACE BELONGS TO YOU.

““I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants.”” Genesis 28:13NLT

2) YOUR SEED WILL BE NUMEROUS.

““Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth! They will spread out in all directions—to the west and the east, to the north and the south.””
Genesis 28:14 NLT 

3) YOU WILL BE A BLESSING.

““And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants.”” Genesis 28:14b NLT

4) I WILL BE WITH YOU.

““What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.”” Genesis 28:15 NLT

JACOB’S RESPONSE

“The next morning Jacob got up very early. He took the stone he had rested his head against, and he set it upright as a memorial pillar. Then he poured olive oil over it. He named that place Bethel (which means “house of God”), although it was previously called Luz. Then Jacob made this vow: “If God will indeed be with me and protect me on this journey, and if he will provide me with food and clothing, and if I return safely to my father’s home, then the Lord will certainly be my God. And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me.”” Genesis 28:18-22 NLT

“The Lord is always kind to those who worship him, and he keeps his promises to their descendants.” Psalms 103:17 CEV

Battle For Your Seed - March 30 & 31

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” John 10:27-30 (NKJV)

THE BATTLE OF THE SECOND GENERATION IS YOUR CHILDREN’S BATTLE.

1)     FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

“Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.””  Genesis 26:2-5 NKJV

2)     THEIR BATTLE AGAINST FAMILIARITY

Parable of the prodigal. Luke 15:11-32

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’” Luke 15:17-19 NKJV

3)     THEIR BATTLE AGAINST INFERIORITY

“And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them. Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”” Genesis 26:18-22 NKJV

4)     THEIR BATTLE FOR COMPASSION   

Understanding God’s forgiveness. Luke 7:36-50

THE BATTLE OF THE SECOND GENERATION IS A PARENT’S BATTLE TO BUILD A BRIDGE WITH YOUR CHILD.

-Bridges help us cross over barriers
-Without bridges it’s a long way around
-Without bridges we need someone on the other side

THE GOOD NEWS

When we establish a covenant with God he establishes a covenant with our children.

“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children.” Psalms 103:17 NKJV

 

 

Battle For Your Seed - Mar 23 & 24

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:1-2 (NKJV)

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS A BATTLE TO STORE UP A SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” Proverbs 13:22a NKJV

“For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
Exodus 20:5b-6 NKJV

“And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.” Romans 11:23 NIV

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS A BATTLE FOR THREE GENERATIONS.

“Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”” Exodus 3:6 NKJV

WHAT IS THE BATTLE OF THE FIRST GENERATION?

1)    THE BATTLE OF THE FIRST GENERATION IS TO LEAVE.

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”” Genesis 12:1 NIV

  • TO LEAVE YOUR PLACE

“Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”” Numbers 14:3b-4 NIV 

  • TO LEAVE YOUR PEOPLE

“Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day.” 2 Peter 2:8 NLT

  • TO LEAVE YOUR FAMILY

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 NKJV

2)    WHEN WE LEAVE BY FAITH WE OFTEN DON’T HAVE A MAP.

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.” Hebrews 11:8-9 NKJV

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV

 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2a  NKJV 

3)    THE BATTLE OF THE FIRST GENERATION IS TO ENTER AN AGREEMENT WITH GOD.
(Abraham’s covenant-Genesis 15:1-18)

“And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Genesis 15:6 NKJV

“On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram….” Genesis 15:18a NKJV

“For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.”  Romans 4:3-5 NLT

Battle For Your Seed - Mar 16 & 17

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“He shows mercy to everyone, from one generation
to the next, who honors him as God.”
Luke 1:50 (CEB)

WHAT IS THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED?

1) THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” Psalms 145:4 NKJV

“When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the LORD nor the work which He had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10 NKJV

“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”
Genesis 17:7 NKJV

“Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…”
Exodus 3:6-8 NKJV

2)  THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS TO STORE UP A SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE.
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” Proverbs 13:22 NKJV

“Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.” Isaiah 55:3 NLT

WHAT WAS GOD’S COVENANT WITH DAVID?

“If his sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments, if they break My statutes and do not keep My commandments, then I will punish their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless, My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” Psalms 89:28-34 NKJV

God’s covenant with David:
1)    11 years after his death, Solomon asked God to remember His covenant with David II Chronicles 6:42
2)    20 some years after his death, he says to Solomon 1 Kings 11:9-13
3)    50 some years after his death, he says to Abijam 1 Kings 15:1-4
4)    300 plus years after his death, he says to Hezekiah II Kings 19:32

3)    THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SEED IS A BATTLE FOR THREE GENERATIONS. 
Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Exodus 3:6 NKJV

“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”
Genesis 17:7 NKJV

  • THE BATTLE OF THE FIRST GENERATION IS TO LEAVE AND SEPARATE.

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 NIV

  • THE BATTLE OF THE SECOND GENERATION IS YOUR CHILDREN’S BATTLE WITH FAMILIARITY.

“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children.” Psalms 103:17 NKJV

  • THE BATTLE OF THE THRID GENERATION IS FOR SPIRITUAL MOMENTUM AND LEGACY.

 “When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” II Timothy 1:5-6 NKJV

30 Year Anniversary - Mar 9 & 10

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right to become
children of God, to those who believe in His name.”
John 1:12 (NKJV)

VISION SUNDAY

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH DO YOU DREAM OF?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:13-18 NIV

JESUS DREAMS OF A GLORIOUS CHURCH THAT HE LOVES.

“…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:25B-27 NKJV

THE CHURCH I DREAM OF…

I dream of a church that is deeply in love with God and committed to worship Him in spirit and truth.
Read: John 4:23-24

I dream of a church whose people continuously open up their hearts and lives to live by faith by placing their trust in His loving leadership. Read: Hebrews 11:6

I dream of a church whose love is manifested by letting their light shine so others see our good works and glorify God. Read: Matthew 5:14-16

I dream of a church who is committed to open their hearts to love all people. Read: John 13:35

I dream of a church that brings hope, healing, and restoration to broken lives and families.
Read: John 10:10 and Luke 4:18

I dream of a church that is known for its diversity. Read: Galatians 3:28 and John 12:32

I dream of a church that is committed to the spiritual education of the next generation. Read: Psalms 145:4

I dream of a church that provides a ministry training center that is equipping world class leaders and influencers who are leaving their mark on this generation. Read: Ephesians 4:11-16

I dream of a church where every member lives on mission and is making a difference in the world through the peace plan. Read: Matthew 28:19-20

I dream of developing this property to its fullest potential and giving this community the gift of a place to find hope in Christ. Read: John 15:8 and Deuteronomy 7: 21-22 NIV

30 Year Anniversary - Mar 2 & 3

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Revelation 3:20 (NKJV)

How Do I Know Gods Talking To ME?

3 Reasons Why It’s Important To Hear From God.

1.     It Validates That I’m In God’s Family.

 “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd.” John 1-:14-16 (MSG) 

2.     It Protects Me From Mistakes.

 “He opens their ears in times like that and gives them wisdom and instruction, causing them to change their minds, and keeping them from pride, and warning them of the penalties of sin, and keeping them from falling into some trap.” Job 33:16-18 (TLB)

3.     It’s The Secret Of A Productive Life. 

 “Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit. For apart from me you can’t do a thing.” John 15:5 (TLB) 

 “For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.” Job 33:14 (NLT)

5 Ways God Speaks To Us.

1.     God Speaks To Us Through The Bible.

 “Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (CEV) 

2.     God Speaks To Us Through Gifted Teachers.

 “Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong.” Ephesians 4:11-12 (CEV)

 “God in His kindness gave each of us different gifts. If your gift is speaking what God has revealed, make sure what you say agrees with the Christian faith.” Romans 12:6 (GW)

 “So then, we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:13 (GNT) 

3.     God Speaks To Us Through Friends And Family.

 “The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 (NLT)

4.     God Speaks To Us Through The Holy Spirit.

 “I have said all this while I am still with you. But the one who is coming to stand by you, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will be your teacher and will bring to your minds all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 (PHILLIPS)

5.     God Speaks To Us Through Pain.

 “Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.” Proverbs 20:30 (GNT) 

30 Year Anniversary - Feb 23 & 24

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 (MNJV)

PASTOR EDDIE WINDSOR

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)

“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NCV)

Every word that comes out of our mouth comes from a thought - whether consciously or unconsciously.

At every point Right Living begins with Right Thinking.
Each of us has a unique perception of the world we live in. This is because we have created it - by our past thoughts.

“For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (TPT)

  • When we think right thoughts, we do right things, and we have right feelings. But when we think wrong thoughts, we do wrong things and have wrong or unpleasant feelings.

  • That amounts to 116 minutes a day of some sort of unwanted, unwelcome, unhelpful thoughts stealing our joy and neutralizing our effectiveness.

  • When a train of thoughts shows up, don’t just get on! Slow down before you board it to make sure it’s heading in the right direction.

  • Bad things happen when you put a negative where there is supposed to be a positive.

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

Our life goes in the direction of our most dominant thoughts.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

“Set your thinking on the things that are above, not the things that belong on the earth.” Colossians 3:2 (NTE)

Remember the word of God is our true north. Our minds are like a compass and our thoughts are like a magnet.

“We tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (ERV)

  • Never look where you don’t want to go.

  • Don’t think about where you don’t want to go.

  • You can’t stop thinking about something by trying to stop thinking about it.

  • Negative thoughts can’t lead to a positive life.

  • You can change the way you feel, by changing the way you think.

You can change your life by changing your thinking.

“This is what the Lord says, “Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”” 2 Chronicles 20:15 (NLT)

“Tomorrow, march out against them.” 2 Chronicles 20:16 (NLT)

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NLT)

“When they began to sing, the Lord threw the invading armies into a panic.” 2 Chronicles 20:22 (GNT) 

30 Year Anniversary - Feb 16 & 17

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
”The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 NKJV

Pastor Casey Treat

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.” Hebrews 11:1-4 NKJV

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”” Mark 11:22 NKJV

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He fore- knew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29 NKJV

““For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” says the Lord, “and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,” says the Lord, “and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.”” Jeremiah 29:11-14 NKJV