Necessary Sins - Anger

August 13, 2018

Paul said, “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. Eph. 4:26-27

Overlook an Offense—Many disputes are so insignificant that they should be resolved by quietly overlooking an offense. “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense” (Prov. 19:11).

Overlooking an offense is a form of forgiveness, and involves a deliberate decision not to talk about it, dwell on it, or let it grow into pent-up bitterness or anger.

 Reconciliation—If an offense is too serious to overlook or has damaged our relationship, we need to resolve personal or relational issues through confession, loving correction, and forgiveness.

  “[If] your brother has something against you … be reconciled” (Matt. 5:23-24). “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness” (Gal. 6:1; see Matt. 18:15).

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Necessary Sins - Lust

August 13, 2018

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matt 5:27-28

 

According to Jesus, just looking and lusting is a sin!

 

14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:14-15 NLT

 

When it’s allowed to grow it bring death to intimacy, death to purity, death of trust and ultimately spiritual death. It is incredibly destructive.

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Necessary Sins - Gossip

August 13, 2018

“When we are talking about a situation with somebody who is neither part of the problem or part of the solution, then we are probably gossiping.” Rick Warren

 

16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him… 19a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Prov 6:16, 19

 

The Bible tells us that words have the power of life and death.

 

Words have the power for much good or much evil.

 

God’s desire is for all of us to learn how to control our tongues so that our words bring life.

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Small things Big Difference - THOUGHTS

July 20, 2018

SMALL THINGS BIG DIFFERENCE—#2 THOUGHTS

  • IT’S OFTEN THE SMALL THINGS THAT NO ONE SEES THAT RESULT IN THE BIG THINGS THAT EVERYONE WANTS.

Prov 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...

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Let Your Light Shine

June 26, 2018

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

If you are a Jesus follower—You are salt of earth—Light of the world

 

Jesus told us to go into all the world to share the gospel.

 

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

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UnAnswered Prayers…sort of.

June 26, 2018

Sometimes we feel like God isn't listening, or maybe that God doesn't even hear our prayers. We would consider them unanswered prayers.

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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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