Love Languages #2 Quality Time

March 6, 2018

5 Love Languages - #2 Quality Time

  1. Words of affirmation, 2. Quality time, 3. Receiving gifts, 4. Acts of service, 5. Physical touch

John 4:7-20 

  • Spirituality is not a test; it is a relationship

John 4:28 

  • Jesus spent quality time with the Samaritan woman

 

  • Spending quality time with another is like offering living water

 

  • A central aspect of Quality Time is togetherness

 

#1 one dialect of Quality Time is Quality Conversation

Practical tips

  1. Maintain eye contact
  2. Listen for feelings
  3. Observe body language
  4. Don’t Multitask
  5. Listen for feelings
  6. Refuse to interrupt

 

#2 Quality activities

James 4:8 

Matthew 14:23

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Love Languages #1 Affirmation

March 6, 2018

5 Love languages

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

  1. Love is a language

 We all have a PRIMARY and a SECONDARY love language

 We need to keep the “love tank” full

 Let’s talk about this four-letter word, LOVE

John 13:35 

1 Cor 13:1-3

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.- Proverbs 12:25

  1. Straight forward words of affirmation
  2. Encouraging words
  3. Kind words
  4. Humble words
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Chasing Lions

March 6, 2018

Chasing Lions into the Pit

2 Sam 23:20

  1. Normal people” don’t chase lions
  2. Lion Chasers learn to face their fears

1 Peter 5:8

2 Tim 1:7

Prov 22:13

1 John 4:4

  • Conquer our EXCUSES

Eccl 11:4

2 Cor 2:14

  • KARIOS moment = a moment of divine opportunity

Matt 19:26

Jer 46:17

  1. It is in the “pits of life” that we slay our lion

2 Tim 4:17

1 Sam 17:34

  • KINGDOM PRINCIPLE: Matt 11:12
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Shaped to be a World Changer

March 6, 2018

God has Shaped You to be a World Changer

  • You were designed by God to make a difference for God.

S – Spiritual Gifts, H – Heart, A – Abilities, P – Personality,  – Experiences

  1. Your Shape reveals God purpose for you – Jer 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you;
    I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
  2. It equips you to serve Him

Is 49:5 “And now the Lord says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him, So that Israel is gathered to Him (For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, And My God shall be My strength),

  1. Life is a

Ps 33:14-15 From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; 15 He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.

  1. It shows God Glory

Is 43:7 Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

Is 43:21 This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.

Ex 4:11 o the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?

  1. First you have to accept that God know best

Romans 9:20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”

 I receive God’s Love

PS 119:41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord, Your salvation according to Your word.

2. Refocus on what is inside you.

 

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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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