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PERFECT PROBLEMS - KYLE TURNER

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KYLE AND LIZ TURNER

This Sunday we are excited to have Pastors Kyle and Liz Turner of the Cause Church (serving at the KC Plaza and north of the river campuses)! They are passionate about building the local church and their communication style is raw, passionate and relevant! They are so grateful for all that God has done, but are filled with even greater vision to reach the city, nation and beyond. The Cause is all about Jesus, His word, His life, His mission and has a simple but vast mission- we won’t stop UNTIL JESUS RUNS THIS TOWN.

 

PREACHING NOTES

JAMES 1:2-4 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

 

EVERY STRUGGLE

IS SIGNIFICANT!

 

1 PETER 1:6-7 At present you maybe temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials. This is no accident. It happens to prove your faith.  

JAMES 1:2 Be very happy when you are tested in different ways.

 

HOW DO YOU

GET THROUGH THE TRIAL?

 

LIVE by the PROMISES

+

FULFILL the COMMANDS.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20a For no matter how many promises God has made, they are all “Yes” in Christ!

 

START TO SEE

GOD’S DELAYS

AS DEVELOPMENT.

 

GALATIANS 6:7 you are going to harvest what you sow.

COLOSSIANS 1:27 Christ in you the hope of glory…

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 anyone in Christ is a new creation, the old life is gone and a new life has begun.

MARK 4:26-27 Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like someone who plants seed in the ground. Night and day, whether the person is asleep or awake, the seed still grows, but the person does not know how it grows.”

GALATIANS 6:9 Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we WILL reap a harvest of blessing IF we don’t get discouraged and give up.

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LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVEALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES." 

 

TODAY

HEBREWS 4:1-3 TPT Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in CONFIDENT FAITH. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all EMBRACE THE FULLNESS of that PROMISE and NOT FAIL TO EXPERIENCE IT. 2 For we have heard the good news of deliverance just as they did, yet THEY DIDN’T JOIN THEIR FAITH WITH THE WORD. Instead, what they heard didn’t affect them deeply, for they doubted. 3 For those of us who believe, FAITH ACTIVATES THE PROMISE and we EXPERIENCE the realm of confident rest!

NUMBERS 13:17-33 NIV 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and TAKE POSSESSION of the land, for we can certainly do it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him SAID, “WE CAN'T attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a BAD REPORT (KJV – “EVIL REPORT”) about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored DEVOURS those living in it. All the PEOPLE WE SAW there are of GREAT SIZE. 33 … We seemed like GRASSHOPPERS in our own eyes, and WE LOOKED THE SAME TO THEM.”  

  • VERSE 30 - KJVLet us go up at once, and POSSESS IT; for WE ARE WELL ABLE to overcome it.

NUMBERS 14:1 NIV That night ALL THE PEOPLE of the community raised their VOICES AND WEPT ALOUD. 2 ALL THE ISRAELITES GRUMBLED against Moses and Aaron… 10 But the WHOLE ASSEMBLY TALKED ABOUT STONING THEM. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all the Israelites. 11 The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people TREAT ME WITH CONTEMPT? How long will they REFUSE TO BELIEVE IN ME (KJV – “DESPISE ME”)…?24 But because MY SERVANT CALEB has a DIFFERENT SPIRIT and FOLLOWS ME WHOLEHEARTEDLY, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it…

  

7 LESSONS LEARNED:

  1. The PROMISED LAND is a symbol of God’s greatest blessings.
  2. There will be OPPOSITION to receiving God’s promises.
  3. Don’t follow POPULAR OPINION when it opposes God’s Word.
  4. Cut the “DRAMA” and ask, “What did God say?”
  5. A DIFFERENT SPIRIT will create a different outcome.
  6. The FAITH PROCESS PROMOTES you to better opportunities.
  7. YOU can limit God, or YOU can turn God’s power loose.

 

Psalm 78:41 KJV Yea, they TURNED BACK and TEMPTED GOD, and LIMITED the Holy One of Israel.

 

TAKE ACTION / ACTIVATE:

 

STEP 1:

What IMPOSSIBLE things

would you like

to EXPERIENCE with God?

 

STEP 2:

How will you ACTIVATE

GOD’S WORD so you can

EXPERIENCE God’s Promise? 

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LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES." 

 

TODAY

1 JOHN 5:14-15 NKJV Now this is the CONFIDENCE (FAITH) that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His WILL, He hears us. 15 And if WE KNOW that He hears us, WHATEVER WE ASK, WE KNOW that WE HAVE the petitions that we have asked of Him.

THE FAITH PROCESS

  1. We Know His Will
  2. We Know He Hears Us
  3. We Know We Have It

 

BIG IDEA

FAITH begins

where the WILL of God

is already KNOWN!

 

The GREATEST BARRIER

to OUR FAITH is

UNCERTAINTY about GOD’S WILL!

 

JOHN 1:1-2 NKJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD.

 

Our UNBELIEF about GOD’S PROMISES

is a DIRECT RESULT of

the WORD OF GOD having       

LOST ITS AUTHORITATIVE-REALITY to us!

 

ROMANS 10:17 NKJV So then FAITH [comes] by HEARING, and HEARING by the WORD OF GOD.

 

ACTION:

STEP 1:

What IMPOSSIBLE things

would you like

to EXPERIENCE with God?

 

STEP 2:

What do you KNOW to be

GOD’S WILL concerning your

AREA OF IMPOSSIBILITY?

 

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GUEST SPEAKERS - MARK AND KIMBERLEY SPELLMAN

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GUEST SPEAKERS - MARK AND KIMBERLEY SPELLMAN

MARK AND KIMBERLEY SPELLMAN

We are excited to welcome Mark and Kimberley Spellman as our guest speakers next week. They are “revivalist missionaries” with a passion for the nations. The Spellman family is a part of the LifePointe family, having attended LifePointe prior to launching their missionary vision. They are sure to light your fire for France, all of Europe and the world, …and ultimately apply it to your own corner of the world.

THE MISSION OF LOVE

Genesis 1:26-28 NKJV Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

1 Corinthians 15:48-49 NKJV As [was] the [man] of dust, so also [are] those [who are made] of dust; and as [is] the heavenly [Man], so also [are] those [who are] heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the [man] of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly [Man].

John 15:13 NKJV Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

1 Timothy 1:5 NIV The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Philemon 6 Laubach I pray that everyone who meets you may catch your faith and learn how wonderful it is to live in Christ Jesus. 

Romans 8:38-39 NLT And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below--indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Colossians 1:19-23 NKJV For it pleased [the Father that] in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-- 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

1 Peter 3:15 NKJV But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always [be] ready to [give] a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear...

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DADFEST 2018 - LUIS ARAUJO

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DADFEST 2018 - LUIS ARAUJO

Today is a celebration of Father’s. It all begins when you arrive. We will have Carmen’s Mexican Food Truck ready to serve you free breakfast burritos. Come early to make sure you get one. Then our friend, and owner of Carmen’s, Luis Araujo, will be our guest interview. His story of coming to faith in Christ, some years in prison and a fascinating story of Redemption will stir your heart. When the service dismisses we will have tacos for the whole family. Dads, if you have ever felt your past decisions put you in an impossible hole, Luis will charge your hopes with fresh vision. You don't want to miss this!

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SERMON NOTES:  LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT: 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES."

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH? (PICK ONE)

1.   A coping mechanism (a passive virtue)?

2.   A catalytic receptor (causal force)?

 

FAITH IS A RECEPTOR 

MARK 11:22-24 NKJV So Jesus answered and said to them, "HAVE FAITH IN GOD. 23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but BELIEVES that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, BELIEVE that you RECEIVE [them], and you will have [them].

JAMES 1:5-8 NKJV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ASK IN FAITH, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will RECEIVE anything from the Lord; 8 [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

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LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES."

 

QUESTION:

Do you have

any IMPOSSIBILITIES in your life,

that if became POSSIBLE,

would ALLEVIATE SUFFERING?

 

 

IMPOSSIBILITIES:

  • Absolute statistical truth
  • Confirmed as incapable of occurring
  • Mathematically beyond improbability
  • Transcends laws of physics
  • Without physical explanation
  • Requires divine intervention

 

HOW MIRACLES HAPPEN:

  • I don’t believe that miracles are LIMITED to RANDOM ACTS of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY.
  • I believe miracles are PRE-EXISTING POTENTIALS, accomplished in CHRIST’S REDEMPTION, ACTIVATED by our engagement of SPIRITUAL LAW.
  • When miracles DON’T HAPPEN, it ISN’T because of LIMITATIONS in GOD’S SOVEREIGN-DESIRE, NOR our lack of SPIRITUAL BRAWN; BUT a lack of understanding of EXISTING SPIRITUAL LAW.

 

THE LAW OF FAITH

GALATIANS 3:5 NKJV Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works MIRACLES among you, [does He do it] by the WORKS OF THE LAW, or by the HEARING OF FAITH?

ROMANS 3:27 NKJV Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. BY WHAT LAW? Of WORKS? No, but by the LAW OF FAITH.

 

SHAMING STATEMENTS:

  • “If your faith was real you would not be experiencing challenges!”
  • “You must have sin in your life!”
  • “You didn’t pray hard enough!”
  • “You had doubt in your mind!”
  • “God is judging you!”

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH?

  1. A coping mechanism (a passive virtue)?
  2. A catalytic receptor (causal force)?

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH? (PASSIVE OR CAUSAL?) 

WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD - MARK 5:25-34 NKJV And Jesus said to her, "Daughter, YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction."

ONE OF THE TEN LEPERS - LUKE 17:19 NKJV And Jesus said to him, "Arise, go your way. YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL.”

BLIND BARTEMEAUS MARK 10:52 NKJV Then Jesus said to him, "Go your way; YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL." And immediately he received his sight

JAMES 5:14-15 NKJV Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And THE PRAYER OF FAITH WILL SAVE THE SICK, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

 

FAITH IS A CATALYST RECEPTOR

MARK 11:22-24 NKJV So Jesus answered and said to them, "HAVE FAITH IN GOD. 23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but BELIEVES that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, BELIEVE that you RECEIVE [them], and you will have [them].

JAMES 1:5-8 NKJV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ASK IN FAITH, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will RECEIVE anything from the Lord; 8 [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

QUESTION:

What IMPOSSIBLE things

would you like

to EXPERIENCE with God?

 

QUESTION:

What if over the next several weeks

we could look at the principles that govern

MIRACLE-FAITH as CATALYTIC RECEPTOR?

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LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES."

 

QUESTION:

Do you have

any IMPOSSIBILITIES in your life,

that if became POSSIBLE,

would ALLEVIATE SUFFERING?

 

IMPOSSIBILITIES:

  • Absolute statistical truth
  • Confirmed as incapable of occurring
  • Mathematically beyond improbability
  • Transcends laws of physics
  • Without physical explanation
  • Requires divine intervention

 

HOW MIRACLES HAPPEN:

  • I don’t believe that miracles are LIMITED to RANDOM ACTS of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY.
  • I believe miracles are PRE-EXISTING POTENTIALS, accomplished in CHRIST’S REDEMPTION, ACTIVATED by our engagement of SPIRITUAL LAW.
  • When miracles DON’T HAPPEN, it ISN’T because of LIMITATIONS in GOD’S SOVEREIGN-DESIRE, NOR our lack of SPIRITUAL BRAWN; BUT a lack of understanding of EXISTING SPIRITUAL LAW.

 

SHAMING STATEMENTS:

  • “If your faith was real you would not be experiencing challenges!”
  • “You must have sin in your life!”
  • “You didn’t pray hard enough!”
  • “You had doubt in your mind!”
  • “God is judging you!”

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH?

  1. A coping mechanism (a passive virtue)?
  2. A catalytic receptor (causal force)?

 

QUESTION:

What IMPOSSIBLE things

would you like

to EXPERIENCE with God?

 

QUESTION:

What if over the next several weeks

we could look at the principles that govern

MIRACLE-FAITH as CATALYTIC RECEPTOR?

 

MOVING FORWARD THIS WEEK

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS? 
  • HOW WILL YOU USE IT TO HELP/SERVE OTHERS?

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LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

 

QUESTION:

Do you have

any IMPOSSIBILITIES in your life,

that if became POSSIBLE,

would ALLEVIATE SUFFERING?

 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES."

 

HOW DO MIRACLES HAPPEN?

  • I don’t believe that miracles are LIMITED to RANDOM ACTS of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY.
  • I believe miracles are PRE-EXISTING POTENTIALS, accomplished in CHRIST’S REDEMPTION, ACTIVATED by our engagement of SPIRITUAL LAW.
  • When miracles DON’T HAPPEN, it ISN’T because of LIMITATIONS in GOD’S SOVEREIGN-DESIRE, NOR our lack of SPIRITUAL BRAWN; BUT a lack of understanding of EXISTING SPIRITUAL LAW.

 

“A miracle is an event brought about by the power of God that is a temporary exception to the ordinary course of nature for the purpose of showing that God has acted in history.”

– Dr. Richard L. Purtill, professor of philosophy, Western Washington University

 

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TRUST FALL

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

 

God in this verse calls us to do something none of us have been trained to do - to LEAN NOT...But to LEAN ON Him.

 

But how do we actually do this? Let’s take a look at a guy named Abraham.

 

Abraham Life Background

  • Gen 12...LEAVE LAND - God appears to Abram while he is living in Haran with his family. God speaks life over Abram and gives him a purpose and call. He tells him to leave his native country to a “land that I will show you.”

  • Gen 15...COVENANT - God promises to make Abraham the “Father of many nations.” He declares that through Abraham's seed a nation would come. Cue: Father Abraham.

  • Gen 21...ISAAC’S BIRTH - Years later (while Abraham was 100 years old) God fulfills his promise and gives him a son named Isaac. God says this is THE SEED that the nation would come.

 

3 Decisions Of Trust…

 

1 - Set Out

 

Genesis 22:3 (NLT)

3 The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.

 

This is the first decision Abraham had to make. He had heard God’s voice. He knew what God wanted him to do. Now, he had a decision to make.

 

Abraham had to decide if he was going to obey or not.

 

James 2:21-22 (NLT)

21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete

 

Trusting is NOT sitting on the couch waiting for something to happen! Trusting is a step of action!

 

James 2:26 (NKJV)

“...faith without works is dead...”

 

What is something in your life that God has asked you to trust him with that today you need to choose to “SET OUT” and actually do?...

 

2 - Walk On

 

Genesis 22:8 (NLT)

7 Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” 8 “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

 

It is one thing for Abraham to “set out”...but it is an entirely different thing for him to stick with it for the long haul and finish.

 

This walking on is what I call the “In Between”

 

It’s in the inbetween that we are most tempted to quit, let our dreams die, second-guess our decisions, get distracted, get bitter, get offended - let worry sink in.

 

Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT)

3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. 5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.

 

We get to decide - will worry distract us or will we walk on in trust?

 

Genesis 22:5 (NLT)

5 “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.”

 

Genesis 22:8 (NLT)

8 “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son...

 

While Abraham “walked on” he knew WHAT he was “WALKING ON.”

 

Abraham was not just blindly walking in trust but he was consciously walking on God’s covenant to Him and to Isaac. He was reminding Himself of God’s promise.

We can do the same! We have the strength to walk on through any circumstance because we can WALK ON GOD’S PROMISES (HIS WORD)!

 

You will have the grace to walk on when you WALK ON GOD’S WORD!

 

1 John 4:16 (NLT)

16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

 

3 - Look Up

 

Genesis 22:13 (NLT)

13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. 14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

 

While Abraham was walking, God was working!

 

Unlike Abraham we do KNOW about the RAM!

 

Philippians 4:19 (NLT)

19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

 

While you set out and walk on be prepared to look up because God is on the move working in your favor more than you even see.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

 

Final Challenge - Locate one are in your life that God is asking for you to trust him...where are you at in trusting God with that? Do you need to set out, walk on or look up? Whatever it is can I encourage you today that life is best lived when we are trusting in Jesus!!

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GENERATIONS CELEBRATION

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GENERATIONS CELEBRATION

GENERATIONS  

HOW WE WILL TOUCH A GENERATION:  FROM PREPARATION TO PLATFORM

On May 1, 2015 we launched the Generations Capital Stewardship Campaign. Our LifePointe members were inspired for a 3-year vision to prepare for the building of a powerful platform that would touch a generation. We have been faithful to take what was in our hand and surrender it to God. Today, 3 years later, we are standing at our next step. This Sunday we will celebrate all that God has done and look into our future. 

 

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ENCOUNTERS:  HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE - EPISODE 3

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ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE - EPISODE 3

ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE

 

PSALMS 36:9 TPT To know you is to EXPERIENCE a flowing fountain, drinking in your life, springing up to satisfy. In your light we receive the light of revelation.

EPHESIANS 1:18-19 TPT I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you EXPERIENCE the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! I pray that you will continually EXPERIENCE the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power.

 

EXPERIENCE IS

  • EXPERIENCE is the INVOLVEMENT IN what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.
  • EXPERIENCE is the CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of time, space, thought, imagination, emotion, sensation, environment, relationships, memories and purpose.

 

SIX DYNAMICS THAT CATALYZE ENCOUNTERS WITH GOD

 

1.  EXPERIENTIAL TEACHING

  • Church Teachings
  • Podcast Teachings
  • Youtube Teachings
  • Redemption Teachings
  • Authority Teachings
  • Holy Spirit Teachings
  • Leadership Teachings

 

2.  EXPERIENTIAL MENTORS/FRIENDS

  • Pastor
  • Group Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Group Friend
  • Church Friend

 

3.  EXPERIENTIAL GATHERINGS

  • Church (Sundays)
  • Worship
  • Revivals
  • FirePits
  • Groups
  • Camps

 

4.  EXPERIENTIAL DEVOTIONS

  • Bible Reading
  • Centering/Contemplative Prayer
  • Prayer Walks
  • Imagination/Meditation
  • Spiritual Languages
  • Journaling

 

5.  EXPERIENTIAL BREAKTHROUGHS

  • Lions/Bears/Giants
  • Fiery Furnaces
  • Storms
  • Victories Over
  • Comfort In

 

6.  EXPERIENTIAL MINISTRY

  • Serving Teams
  • WOW Experiences
  • Loving Well
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Activation of Anointings

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ENCOUNTERS:  HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE - EPISODE 2

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ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE - EPISODE 2

ENCOUNTERS:  HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE

Have you ever wondered what God is like? Maybe you desired a real encounter with God, but didn’t know what to expect, or how to activate such an experience. This series is for you. How do you move through the mystery to the subjective and finally to the objective? God wants you to encounter Him more than you want too. Jesus came to give us experiences with Him. You will not only love the teachings, but we desire you to have new encounters that will capture your heart!

 

2 CORINTHIANS 12:1-2, 4, 7 NKJV [Paul said] … I will come to VISIONS and REVELATIONS of the Lord: 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether IN THE BODY I do not know, or whether OUT OF THE BODY I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. ... 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard INEXPRESSIBLE WORDS, which it is NOT LAWFUL FOR A MAN TO UTTER. ... 7 And lest I should be EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE by the ABUNDANCE OF THE REVELATIONS, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE.

 

EXPERIENCE IS

  • EXPERIENCE is the INVOLVEMENT IN what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.
  • EXPERIENCE is the CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of time, space, thought, imagination, emotion, sensation, environment, relationships, memories and purpose.

 

STAGES TO AN ENCOUNTER

Unaware > Aware > Learning > Enlightenment > Encounter

 

EPHESIANS 3:17-19 AMP …19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal EXPERIENCE] the LOVE OF CHRIST which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without EXPERIENCE]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the FULLNESS OF GOD [may have the RICHEST MEASURE of the DIVINE PRESENCE, and become A BODY WHOLLY filled and flooded with GOD HIMSELF]!

 

CALL TO ACTION:

  1. Genuinely desire encounters
  2. Let God’s Word inspire your vision
  3. Engage intense rituals
  4. Completely immerse and surrender

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ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE

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ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE

ENCOUNTERS:  HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE

Have you ever wondered what God is like? Maybe you desired a real encounter with God, but didn’t know what to expect, or how to activate such an experience. This series is for you. How do you move through the mystery to the subjective and finally to the objective? God wants you to encounter Him more than you want too. Jesus came to give us experiences with Him. You will not only love the teachings, but we desire you to have new encounters that will capture your heart!

 

EPHESIANS 3:17-19 AMP [Paul prayed] … that Christ may dwell in your hearts THROUGH your FAITH. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, 18 be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully EXPERIENCING that amazing, endless love]; 19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal EXPERIENCE] the LOVE OF CHRIST which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without EXPERIENCE]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the FULLNESS OF GOD [may have the RICHEST MEASURE of the DIVINE PRESENCE, and become A BODY WHOLLY filled and flooded with GOD HIMSELF]!

 

EXPERIENCE IS

  • EXPERIENCE is the INVOLVEMENT IN what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.
  • EXPERIENCE is the CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of time, space, thought, imagination, emotion, sensation, environment, relationships, memories and purpose.

 

STAGES TO AN ENCOUNTER

Unaware – Aware – Learning – Enlightenment – Encounter

 

JOHN 1:1 NKJV In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.

ISAIAH 55:8-9, 11 NKJV “For MY THOUGHTS [are] not your thoughts, Nor [are] your ways MY WAYS," says the LORD. 9 "For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, So are MY WAYS higher than your ways, And MY THOUGHTS than your thoughts. ... 11 SO SHALL MY WORD BE that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.

ZEPHANIAH 3:17 NIV The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take GREAT DELIGHT IN YOU; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will REJOICE OVER YOU with SINGING."

 

CALL TO ACTION:

  1. Genuinely desire encounters
  2. Let God’s Word inspire your vision
  3. Engage intense rituals
  4. Completely immerse and surrender

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EASTER 2018 - THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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EASTER 2018 - THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

EASTER 2018 – THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

 

THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

  • FREEDOM:  Brokenness is no longer the author of my story.
  • HOPE:  The past is not dictating my future.
  • TRUTH:  It was finished on the cross.
  • RESTORATION:  My heart can be restored from the depths of my pain.

THIS IS RESURRECTION

 

1 - TWO GUYS ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

LUKE 24:13-35 NIV Now that same day TWO OF THEM were going to a village called Emmaus, about SEVEN MILES from Jerusalem. 14 They were TALKING WITH EACH OTHER ABOUT EVERYTHING that had happened (the crucifixion). 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, JESUS HIMSELF (after He was resurrected) came up and WALKED ALONG WITH THEM; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

LUKE 24:13-35 NIV 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not OUR HEARTS BURNING WITHIN US while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together.

 

2 - DUSTIN KUECHLER – STORY

 

3 - PETER

1 Peter 1:3 NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his GREAT MERCY he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…

JOHN 21:14-17 NIV This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, DO YOU LOVE ME more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "FEED MY LAMBS." 16 Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, DO YOU LOVE ME?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "TAKE CARE OF MY SHEEP." 17 The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, DO YOU LOVE ME?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "FEED MY SHEEP”.

LUKE 24:33-34, 36, 45-47 NIV 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, "It is true! The LORD HAS RISEN and has APPEARED TO SIMON." ... 36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." ...

 

4 – BRUCE CUMMINS - STORY

 

5 - ???

Romans 10:9-11, 13 NKJV … that if you CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THE LORD JESUS and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that God has RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, you will be SAVED.

 

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HOW TO BREAK FINANCIAL FEAR #2

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HOW TO BREAK FINANCIAL FEAR #2

HOW TO BREAK FINANCIAL FEAR #2

 

Money is not just about the money

…but the emotions and beliefs tied to our money.

 

1 TIMOTHY 6:6-10 NKJV - 6 Now godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain. … 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the LOVE OF MONEY [philargiyria] is a root of all kinds of EVIL, for which some have STRAYED from the FAITH in their GREEDINESS, and PIERCED themselves through with MANY SORROWS.

 

1 JOHN 4:17-18, 20 NKJV LOVE has been PERFECTED among us in this: that we may have BOLDNESS in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is NO FEAR in LOVE; but PERFECT LOVE casts out FEAR, because FEAR INVOLVES TORMENT. But HE WHO FEARS has NOT BEEN MADE PERFECT IN LOVE. ... 20 If SOMEONE SAYS, "I love God," and hates his brother, HE IS A LIAR; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD whom he has not seen?

 

JAMES 2:18 NKJV But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your FAITH WITHOUT your works, and I will show you MY FAITH BY MY WORKS.

 

JAMES 1:17 NIV EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

 

LUKE 9:12-17 NIV Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.” 13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, HE GAVE THANKS AND BROKE THEM. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They ALL ATE AND WERE SATISFIED, and the disciples picked up TWELVE BASKETFULS of broken pieces that were left over.

 

MALACHI 3:10 Bring all the TITHES into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the WINDOWS OF HEAVEN for you. I will POUR OUT A BLESSING so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! PUT ME TO THE TEST

 

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11 TPT Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. 7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—ALL BECAUSE GOD LOVES HILARIOUS GENEROSITY! 8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything —every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. 9 Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in him: Because he has sown extravagantly and given to the poor, his kindness and generous deeds will never be forgotten. 10 This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even MORE EXTRAVAGANT TOWARD YOU. First he supplies every need, PLUS MORE. Then he MULTIPLIES the SEED AS YOU SOW IT, so that THE HARVEST of your generosity WILL GROW. 11 You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.

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HOW TO BREAK FINANCIAL FEAR #1

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HOW TO BREAK FINANCIAL FEAR #1

TWO EMOTIONAL FEARS

  • Will there be enough?
  • What will people think?

 

PROVERBS 29:25 MSG The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. 

PHILIPPIANS 4:19 NKJV And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

TRUTH: “The Kingdom of God is more than enough. It is an act of faith to live with the narrative of abundance instead of the fear of scarcity” -Sarah Bessey

PHILIPPIANS 4:20 TPT And God our Father will receive all the glory and the honor throughout the eternity of eternities! Amen!

 

CHALLENGE: Become a hilarious giver!

2 CORINTHIANS 9: 6-9 TPT Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. 7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious (cheerful, joyous, prompt to do anything) generosity! 8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. 9 Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in him:

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EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION #2

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EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION #2

JESUS TELLS THE STORY OF THE WAYWARD SON

LUKE 15:11-32 NKJV Then He said: "A certain man had two sons. 12 "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.

SON SQUANDERS INHERITANCE

13 "And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 14 "But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 "Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 "And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him [anything].

SON COMES TO HIMSELF

17 "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! 18 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants." 

FATHER ANTICIPATES AND PREPARES FOR RETURN - HE RUNS

20 "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. 21 "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.'

FATHER THROWS A MEMORABLE PARTY

22 "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. 23 'And bring the FATTED CALF here and kill [it], and let us EAT AND BE MERRY; 24 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry.

OLDER SON FEELS NEGLECTED

25 "Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard MUSIC AND DANCING. 26 "So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 "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.'  

OLDER SON REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE – FATHER REQUESTS

28 "But HE WAS ANGRY and WOULD NOT GO IN. Therefore his father came out and PLEADED with him. 29 "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.

30 'But as soon as this SON OF YOURS came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.' 31 "And he said to him, 'Son, YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME, and ALL THAT I HAVE IS YOURS. 32 '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.' "

 

HOLY SERVICE

to the Lord

is about Gods

EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION

for people!

 

We show our GUESTS

that God is FOR THEM

by how well we SERVE THEM!

 

QUESTIONS:

1.   What do we want GUESTS to EXPERIENCE?

2.   What EMOTION do we want them to FEEL?

 

4 THINGS:

  • PREPARATION
    • EMOTION:  Obsessively Anticipated
  • WOW
    • EMOTION: Surprisingly Personal
  • FUN
    • EMOTION: Unexpectedly Exciting
  • LASTING
    • EMOTION: Adhesively Empowered

CALL TO ACTION

  1. Grab INVITE CARDS on the way out.
  2. TREASURE ONE PERSON this week with an INVITE.
  3. CELEBRATE with your GROUP the experience.
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EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION #1

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EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION #1

LUKE 15:1-10 NKJV Then all the TAX COLLECTORS and the (notorious and wicked) SINNERS drew near to Him to hear Jesus. 2 And the (religious leaders) Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, "This Man receives SINNERS and eats with them." 3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying: 4 "What man of you, having a HUNDRED SHEEP, if HE LOSES ONE of them, does not LEAVE THE NINETY-NINE in the wilderness, and GO AFTER THE ONE which is lost UNTIL HE FINDS IT?

 

5 "And when he has found [it], he lays [it] on his shoulders, REJOICING. 6 "And when he comes home, he calls together [his] friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'REJOICE with me, for I HAVE FOUND MY SHEEP WHICH WAS LOST!' 7 "I say to you that likewise there will be MORE JOY IN HEAVEN over one (notorious and wicked) SINNER WHO REPENTS than OVER NINETY-NINE JUST PERSONS who need no repentance.

 

8 "Or what woman, having TEN SILVER COINS, if SHE LOSES ONE COIN, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully UNTIL SHE FINDS [IT]? 9 "And when she has found [it], she calls [her] friends and neighbors together, saying, 'REJOICE with me, for I HAVE FOUND THE PIECE WHICH I LOST!' 10 "Likewise, I say to you, there is JOY in the presence of the ANGELS OF GOD over ONE (notorious and wicked) SINNER who REPENTS."

 

RECKLESS LOVE LYRICS

 

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me

Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine

I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn't earn it, I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

 

HEBREWS 12:2 NKJV …looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of [our] faith, who FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

WHEN YOU FEEL

GOD’S TREASURE OF OTHERS,

IT MAKES YOU FEEL

HIS TREASURE OF YOU!

 

MARK 16:15-17, 20 NKJV And Jesus said to them, "GO into all the world and preach the gospel (good news) to every creature. 16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; … 17 "And these SIGNS WILL FOLLOW those who believe: ... 20 And the disciples went out and preached everywhere, THE LORD WORKING WITH [THEM] and confirming the word through the ACCOMPANYING SIGNS. Amen.

 

COLOSSIANS 4:5 NKJV Walk in WISDOM (supreme intelligence) toward those [who are] OUTSIDE, redeeming the time.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

  1. What are the BENEFITS of God’s EXTRAVAGANT OBSESSION? (2-3 Areas)
  2. Do you PARTICIPATE with the “MIND OF CHRIST” in your day to day life?

 

CALL TO ACTION:  THIS EASTER

 

  1. Grab INVITE CARDS on the way out.
  2. TREASURE ONE PERSON this week with an INVITE.
  3. CELEBRATE with your GROUP the experience.

 

WHAT IF WE

200 – Adults/Teens

5 – Invitations Each

1000 INVITATIONS

10% Come = 100

10% Respond to Christ =

10 PEOPLE COME TO CHRIST

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