Freestyle#3 Sleeping Under a Broom Tree

November 22, 2017

Sleeping Under a Broom Tree

1 Kings 19:1-4

The only way you can change your mind and emotions is by changing the way you think.

  1. Focus on the truth and not on your emotions

Vs 3-4  Don’t get in the Comparison Game

  1. Don't Exaggerate the Negative vs 10  

What was God’s remedy for his Fatigue?

1 Kings 19:5-10  He met his Physical needs Vs 5-6  

Physical restoration is essential for EMOTIONAL renewal.

  1. God RenewedHim vs 9-10
  2. God Reminded Him vs 11
  3. God Recommissioned Him vs 15

Matt. 16:25

Get involved in helping other people

 (John 8:32).

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Freestyle #2 How to Make a Comeback!

November 22, 2017

How to Make a Come Back

Prov. 14:31 (MSG) You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless; when you’re kind to the poor, you honor God.

Dan 4:31 

  1. Look up to God for answers

Dan 4:34

  1. Wake up to God’s Excellence

Vs 34b

Deut 8:2-6

Vs 10-20

4 Things Nebacanezer learned about God.

  1. Gods Kingdom will outlast everything I do.

Vs34b His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation.

  1. Gods approval matters more than the approval of others.

Vs 35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?”

  1. God’s power is absolute.

Vs 35c-37 No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?” At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

  1. God never makes Mistakes

 

  • He Spoke up and shared God’s goodness.

Vs 37  Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

You Exalt God

- You Humble yourself James 4.10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

- You acknowledge the ways of God are right

- You stop modifying, excusing, explaining away the bible and just do it.

2 Chronicles 7.14

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Freestyle #1 Success and Pride

November 7, 2017

Success and Pride

Prov 27:21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And a man is valued by what others say of him.

Dan 4

  1. We get lazy and apathetic with our success.

Dan 4:4-6 I, The most dangerous sin is pride

  • Pride is the root of every sin!

Prov 16:18

Prov 16:5

James 4:6 Pride angers God

Prov 16:6

1 Peter 5:5b

  1. Serve the Poor

Prov. 14:21

Prov. 14:31

Prov. 21:13

Prov 31:8-9

  1. Never procrastinate in doing what is right.

Dan 4:28-33

Luke 14:11

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God is ___#6 Love

November 7, 2017

God is _____ Love!

1 John 4:7-21

Love is a decision

Matthew 22:36-40

  1. Love is Other Oriented

1 Cor 13:1-8

John 15:13 Love is Unlimited

Rom 8:35

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

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God is ____#5 Faithful

November 7, 2017

God is _____ Faithful!

  • Faithful = full of faith.

 

  • God is faithful = God is full of truth.

Heb 10:23 

  1. FAITHFUL TO HIS NAME

Rev 19:11 

  1. FAITHFUL IN HIS PROMISES

Deut 7:9 

Gen 17:15-22

19 -22

Chapter 18:6-14

Heb 11:1 

Heb 11:8-12

You have a decision to make:  Is God faithful or not?

Prov. 3:25 

Rev1:15 

  1. FAITHFUL WHEN WE ARE NOT

2 Tim 2:13 

  1. FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE

1 John 1:9 

 

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God is ____ #4

October 18, 2017

God is… Holy

Rev 4:8  The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”

Vs 9 – Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

  1. He is completely separate from all sin

1 Sam 2:2

1 Peter 1:15-16 

  1. I set myself apart for the purposes of God.

John 17:17 

Psalm 119:11

 II Timothy 3:2-5

 1 Peter 2:12

  1. We live holy lives because we want to glorify God.

Deut 26:13 

What’s the key to living a holy life?

  • Submitting daily to the Holy Spirit!

Romans 12:1 

  • Thinking differently
  • Live differently

Heb 9:12 

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God is ____ #3

October 18, 2017

“God is… Sovereign”

Is 45:5, vs 2, vs18, vs22

 

Chapter 46:9 

What does Sovereign mean? He has supreme authority

God has Supreme Authority to…

  1. Execute his Plan

Daniel 4:29-34

 Vs37 

Prov 21:1 

  1. Over my life

Jer 29:11 

Rom 8:28 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.

 

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God is ____ #2

October 18, 2017

God is Good

PS 119:68 You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes.

  1. God is Compassionately Good

Ex 33:18-19 

 Ex 34:6-7 

  1. We were created because God is good.

Romans 2:4 

  1. God gives us a choice

Romans 11:22 

Matthew 7:11  

 

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God is______ a Person #1

October 18, 2017

Hebrews 11:6

John 16:7

  1. Your beliefs affect how you live
  1. The reason we can love is because God is love.
  2. The reason we can have faith is because we were created by a faithful God.

Ex 34:6

1 Tim 1:17

  • Communicable attributes of God
  • Incommunicable attributes

Gal 5:22-23

  • Attributes of Satan

Gal 5: 19-21

FIRST Attribute of God - God is a Person

Gen 1:26-27

 

  1. God is Not Mad at you

Heb 4:15-16

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Soaked in Grace #6

October 18, 2017

Soaked in Grace #6

Titus 3:8-15  This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.

12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing. 14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

  1. Foolish Disputes
  2. Genealogies
  3. Contentions & Disputes about the Law

Matthew 22:37–40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Col 4:6  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

  1. Reject a Heretic vs 10
  2. Factionalism is a Sin Problem.
  3. Self-condemned
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