Jul 16, 2017
Awakening by the Spirit
Awakening by the Spirit
Revelation 3:2-3 (NLT) – We as God’s church need to
Wake Up We need to wake up and be alert. Ephesians 6:18 (ESV) 1 Peter 1:13 (ESV) We are in a battle to the death. Ephesians 6:11-12 (TM) Deuteronomy 3:22 (ESV) We need to pray: God waken our affection for You God, help us obey Your Spirit God, help us to surrender to Your will God, Awaken Our Affections The driving force behind the mission of the early church was the person of Jesus. – Acts 1
Verses 1-3: Jesus is the risen
Savior
Verses 4-8: Jesus is the exalted
Lord
Verses 9-11: Jesus is the coming
King
Their passion for Jesus lead to a passion for the
Kingdom Jesus said: Mark 12:30 (NKJV) – Love Him Matthew 6:33 (NIV) – Seek His Kingdom John 14:15 (CEB) – Obey Him
Loving and obeying and seeking His kingdom are the
Priorities
of a Christian
God, Help Us to Obey Your Spirit – Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Enables Us to:
Verses 1-4: Experience God’s
Presence
Verses 5-8: Obey God’s
Commands
Verses 40-41: Fulfill God’s
Purposes The Spirit will always point us to, direct us toward, and draw us to Jesus. John 14:26 & 16:1-4 (GNT) God, Help Us to Surrender to Your Will – Acts 2 The Priorities of Jesus and His Church
Verse 14a:
Speak
the Word of God boldly
Verses 44-45:
Care
for others sacrificially
Verse 46:
Worship
Jesus wholeheartedly
Verse 42:
Pray
to the Father desperately
Verse 47:
Multiply
disciples exponentially
God promises to bless His church when we walk according to His
Plan
.Bottom Line: Jesus wants Sierra county and the world
We know what God wants. What do you want?
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  • Jul 16, 2017Awakening by the Spirit
    Jul 16, 2017
    Awakening by the Spirit
    Awakening by the Spirit
    Revelation 3:2-3 (NLT) – We as God’s church need to
    Wake Up We need to wake up and be alert. Ephesians 6:18 (ESV) 1 Peter 1:13 (ESV) We are in a battle to the death. Ephesians 6:11-12 (TM) Deuteronomy 3:22 (ESV) We need to pray: God waken our affection for You God, help us obey Your Spirit God, help us to surrender to Your will God, Awaken Our Affections The driving force behind the mission of the early church was the person of Jesus. – Acts 1
    Verses 1-3: Jesus is the risen
    Savior
    Verses 4-8: Jesus is the exalted
    Lord
    Verses 9-11: Jesus is the coming
    King
    Their passion for Jesus lead to a passion for the
    Kingdom Jesus said: Mark 12:30 (NKJV) – Love Him Matthew 6:33 (NIV) – Seek His Kingdom John 14:15 (CEB) – Obey Him
    Loving and obeying and seeking His kingdom are the
    Priorities
    of a Christian
    God, Help Us to Obey Your Spirit – Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Enables Us to:
    Verses 1-4: Experience God’s
    Presence
    Verses 5-8: Obey God’s
    Commands
    Verses 40-41: Fulfill God’s
    Purposes The Spirit will always point us to, direct us toward, and draw us to Jesus. John 14:26 & 16:1-4 (GNT) God, Help Us to Surrender to Your Will – Acts 2 The Priorities of Jesus and His Church
    Verse 14a:
    Speak
    the Word of God boldly
    Verses 44-45:
    Care
    for others sacrificially
    Verse 46:
    Worship
    Jesus wholeheartedly
    Verse 42:
    Pray
    to the Father desperately
    Verse 47:
    Multiply
    disciples exponentially
    God promises to bless His church when we walk according to His
    Plan
    .Bottom Line: Jesus wants Sierra county and the world
    We know what God wants. What do you want?
  • Jul 9, 2017The Church Is: Part 2
    Jul 9, 2017
    The Church Is: Part 2
    The Church Is Part 2   Jesus is:
    Hebrews 3:1 (CEB) –
    High Priest
    Ephesians 5:23 (NLT) –
    Head
    John 1:37-38 (ESV) –
    Teacher Based on these titles for Jesus it shows us who the church is
    We are recipients of a new
    Covenant
    We are members of a new 
    Community
    We are participants in a new
    Multiplying  A New Covenant – Hebrews 9:15 (GNT) Covenant: to set or fix or establish God has established a relationship with us That covenant is based on
    Matthew 26:27-28 (NIV) –
    Jesus’ Blood
    2 Corinthians 3:5-6 (ESV) – the empowerment by the
    Spirit
    Hebrews 7:22 (NLT) – a
    Guarantee
    Hebrews 8:6 (ESV) – God’s
    Promises
    (Hebrews 6:18 CEB)
    A New Community – Acts 20:28 (CSB) Ekklasea – a gather of the ones called by name Koinonia – to share in an intimate partnership   Primary Terms for the Church Body
    of Christ
    Family
    of God
    Bride
    of Christ
    Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV) A New Multiplying – Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) All living organisms grow if they are healthy.
    Acts 2:41, 2:47, 5:14, 11:24 (ESV) – grow
    Numerically
    1 Peter 2:2 (NIV) – grow in understanding of your
    Salvation
    2 Peter 3:18 (CEB) – grow in the
    Grace and Knowledge
    of Jesus
    The church has a relationship with Jesus where He is our sole authority. The church is to grow physically and spiritually. Jesus invites you to become part of His church.
  • Jul 2, 2017The Church Is Part 1
    Jul 2, 2017
    The Church Is Part 1
    The Church Is Part 1   Matthew 16:17-18 (NLT) The church is to be strong and stable not weak and constantly moving. The church is to be victorious because the Head of the Church has already won the victory. The church is to be an overcoming, living organism. The Church’s Life Mission: Acts 2:38-41 (CSB)
    To lead people to become
    Fully Devoted
    followers of Jesus
    The Kind of Church That Follows the Mission Of Jesus
    • A Dangerous Church Not a Safe Church
    • A Safe Church:
    Strives to keep the members happy Avoid controversial issues Remains cautious
    • A Dangerous Church:
    An Uncivilized Approach
    Matthew 3:1-6 (NIV) John 2:13-17 (CEB)
    Divine Boldness
    Acts 4:13, 17-21 (ESV) Acts 4:29-31 (GWT) A Risk-Taking Faith Acts 20:28 (NIV) Acts 14:19-20 (GNT)
    • An Equipping Not an Inspiring Church
    The Church’ Life Purpose: Ephesians 4:11-16 (ESV) Bring In Build Up Train Send Out Ephesians 3:8-10 (NLT) The church is to be the display case of God’s glory.
  • Jun 25, 2017The Anchor of Hope
    Jun 25, 2017
    The Anchor of Hope
    The Anchor of Hope   Hope: a confident and joyous expectation of something happening Real hope leads to peace – Romans 15:13 (NLT) The question: What is your hope based on? The answer will determine if you experience real peace. Jesus’ Path to Peace – John 16:33 (ESV) I have told you these things
    • John 14:12-14 (CEB) – Power of Prayer
    • Luke 11:28 (NIV) – The Blessing of God’s Word
    • Matthew 16:16 (ESV) – Jesus is the Christ
    • Matthew 7:28-29 – Showed Them Real Authority
     That in Me
    • John 10:30 (ESV) – Jesus and the Father are One
    • John 14:8-9 (NCV) – In Jesus you have seen the Father
    • John 5:19 (NIV) – Jesus does what the Father does
    You may have peace
    • Peace – rest, oneness, quietness
    • John 14:27 (ESV) – Jesus gives His disciples peace
    • Matthew 11:28 (Wms) – Jesus leads us into rest
    In this world
    • World – this earthly life
    • John 3:16 (ESV) – Jesus loves the world, the people
    • John 12:31 (Amp) – Jesus will judge the world, the fallen nature of our
              human culture
    • John 15:19 (NLT) – As followers of Jesus we will be out of step and at
               odds with the world because Jesus was You will have tribulation
    • Tribulation – troubles stress
    • Jesus said you will have trouble because we live in a fallen world
    • Tribulation does not have the last word – Jesus does
    But take heart
    • Heart – courage or confidence
    • Matthew 6:33 (ESV) – God has got it under control
    • Romans 8:35, 37-39 (ESV) – nothing Separates you from God’s love
    • 1 Peter 1:13 (NIV) – God’s grace\
    I have overcome the world
    • Overcome – conquered and won the victory
    • 1 John 4:4 and 5:4 (ESV) – we have overcome through faith in Jesus
    Where do you turn for hope?
    • Romans 5:5 (NIV) – God’s Love
    • Romans 5:13 (NIV) – God’s Grace
    • Hebrews 4:13 (ESV) Jesus as our high priest
    The anchor of our hope is God’s love and grace expressed in Jesus. Is Jesus your anchor?
  • Jun 18, 2017The Me I Want to Be: Transforming My Life Experiences into Experiencing Life
    Jun 18, 2017
    The Me I Want to Be: Transforming My Life Experiences into Experiencing Life
    The Me I Want to Be: Transforming My Life Experiences into Experiencing Life   John 10:10 (NIV) What is the life that Jesus wants to give us? Bios: physical life Psyche: spiritual life
    Zoe: spiritual life lived physically in the reality of everyday living –
    Real Living How do you receive and live zoe – John 12:24-25 (NLT) We surrender our lives to Jesus We live with and for Jesus What Leads Us into Zoe? The Father John 5:26 (CEB) John 12:50 (CEV) The Holy Spirit John 6:63 (GNT) Romans 8:2 (NLT) Jesus John 6:33 (ESV) John 8:12 (NIV) Appropriating the Zoe that God Gives
    John 20:31 (GWT) –
    Faith
    in what God can do and what God does
    John 11:25-26 (ESV) –
    Faith
    in who God is
    John 14:6 (ESV)
    The
    Way
    – the correct road to get to your destination
    The
    Truth
    – absolute truth
    The
    Life
    – real life
    The Way → The Truth → The Life You get to God and experience an eternal relationship with Him though The Way, The Truth, and The Life If you want to just exist than any way of living life will do If you want to experience real life than surrender your life to Jesus   You choose!
  • Jun 11, 2017The Me I Want to Be: Be Connected
    Jun 11, 2017
    The Me I Want to Be: Be Connected
    The Me I Want to Be: Be Connected Connected: united, joined, linked Life is about relationships. God is a God of relationships. Exodus 33:11 (GNT) James 2:23 (CEB) Acts 13:22 (GWT) God wants to be connected to you. God desires you to be connected with a faith family – John 17:20-21 (NLT) Three Laws of Relationships Observation Communication Never Stop Life-giving relationships are the top priority in life. Those occur when we are connected to: Jesus Jesus’ People Living in isolation will lead to: Temptation Discouragement Defeat The Gift of Connectedness
    Galatians 5:13 (NCV) – Experiencing
    Delight
    in serving others
    Hebrews 10:23-25 (ESV) – Enjoying a
    Commitment
    to a community
    Romans 13:8 (ESV) – Finding fulfilment in
    Loving
    others
    Psalm 90:14 (NLT) – Knowing
    Joy
    , true, deep-in-the-soul richness
    Mark 3:31-35 (CEB) –
    Belonging
    through God’s grace
    True Community: Luke 22:14-20 (ESV) The Body of Jesus given for us The Blood of Jesus pour out for us Prayer for Connectedness in the Faith Family Strength Depth Apprehending Fullness Come into relationship with Jesus Come into relationship with Jesus’ family  
  • Jun 4, 2017The Me I Want to Be: Redeemed from Sin by Grace
    Jun 4, 2017
    The Me I Want to Be: Redeemed from Sin by Grace
    The Me I Want to Be: Redeemed from Sin by Grace We become vulnerable to temptation when we become Dissatisfied with our lives. We cannot live without soul satisfaction. Following Jesus is living in the Filling and Flow  of the Spirit. The pattern of our sin is usually related to our Gifts. Galatians 5:25 (ESV) 1 Peter 5:8 (NLT) Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)   David, Sin and Grace   Five Things David Could Have Done to Avoid Sin – 2 Samuel 11:1-5 (ESV) Verse 1: been with the army out fighting Verse 2: turned away when he first saw Bathsheba Verse 3: not inquired about who she was Verse 4: not had her brought to his room Verse 4: not had sex with her   David’s Reaction to His Sin – Psalm 51:1-17 (ESV)
    Verses 1-2: Asked for Mercy and Forgiveness
     
    Verses 3-5: Acknowledged his sin and Sinfulness
     
    Verse 6: Acknowledged that God is Truth
     
    Verses 7-10: Asked to be Cleansed and restored to right Fellowship
     
    Verses 11-12: Asked for the Holy Spirit to Fill him and to Work  in him
     
    Verses 13-15: Asked to be allowed to declare God’s Praise
     
    Verses 16-17: Acknowledged that we are to be Humbled  before God
      God Gives Grace to David 2 Samuel 12:1(ESV) – God sends Nathan to confront David 2 Samuel 12:24-25 (ESV) – Solomon is born 2 Samuel 12:26 (ESV) – Rabbah a royal city of the Ammonites captured 2 Samuel 13:22 (ESV) – David is a man after God’s heart   Romans 3:21-26 (ESV) Righteous apart from the law Righteousness is found in Jesus All have sinned Justified by grace Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for sins God is just and justifies us through faith in Jesus   Six truths are revealed in this passage and God does five of them   Focus on Jesus and His grace!
  • May 28, 2017The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit
    May 28, 2017
    The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit
    The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit Matthew 16:25-26 (CEV) Redemption: the whole person being made into who God wants you to be Redemption is about transformation – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) We are not just saved by grace but we are to Live  by grace. Self-improvement and self-salvation is not God’s plan. God’s plan is for your daily life to be given, guided, guarded and energized by the grace of God.   God’s Grace by His Spirit
    • Thought you up – Jeremiah 1:4-5 (CEB)
    • Created you – Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
    • Redeemed you – Luke 1:68 (ESV)
    • Has a Plan for you – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
    • Has Good Works for you – Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
      The Enemy Has Counterfeits of You for You
    • The you to Impress people – Matthew 23:5-6 (GWT)
    • The you that you think you Should Be – 1 Samuel 18:6-8 (ESV)
    • The you Others want you to be – 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (HCSB)
    • The you that you are Afraid that God wants you to be – Exodus 3:10-14 (NIV)
    • The you that is fearful and doesn’t think that it is Possible – 1 Kings 19:1-5 (ESV)
     
    God wants you to Thrive
    – Ephesians 2:20-21 (GNT)
    Many people suffer from FFT – Failure To Thrive God is the God of human impossibility – Luke 1:37 (ESV) Two Keys to Thriving
    • Psalm 42:1 (NLT) – Let Jesus be your Desire
    • Matthew 11:28 (NLT) – Let Jesus be your Supply
    1 Peter 1:8-9 (ESV) Love Jesus Believe Jesus Rejoice in Jesus Be Filled with Jesus Experience the Salvation Found in Jesus Psalm 92:12-15 (CEB) We thrive when we allow the Spirit to have complete access to our lives.  
  • May 21, 2017The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit
    May 21, 2017
    The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit
    The Me I Want to Be: Discovering the Spirit   Matthew 16:25-26 (CEV) Redemption: the whole person being made into who God wants you to be Redemption is about transformation – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) We are not just saved by grace but we are to Live
    by grace.
    Self-improvement and self-salvation is not God’s plan. God’s plan is for your daily life to be given, guided, guarded and energized by the grace of God. God’s Grace by His Spirit
    • Thought you up – Jeremiah 1:4-5 (CEB)
    • Created you – Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
    • Redeemed you – Luke 1:68 (ESV)
    • Has a Plan for you – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
    • Has Good Works for you – Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
    The Enemy Has Counterfeits of You for You
    • The you to Impress people – Matthew 23:5-6 (GWT)
    • The you that you think you Should Be – 1 Samuel 18:6-8 (ESV)
    • The you Others want you to be – 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (HCSB)
    • The you that you are Afraid that God wants you to be – Exodus 3:10-14 (NIV)
    • The you that is fearful and doesn’t think that it is Possible – 1 Kings 19:1-5 (ESV)
    God wants you to Thrive
    – Ephesians 2:20-21 (GNT)
    Many people suffer from FFT – Failure To Thrive God is the God of human impossibility – Luke 1:37 (ESV) Two Keys to Thriving
    • Psalm 42:1 (NLT) – Let Jesus be your Desire
    • Matthew 11:28 (NLT) – Let Jesus be your Supply
    1 Peter 1:8-9 (ESV) Love Jesus Believe Jesus Rejoice in Jesus Be Filled with Jesus Experience the Salvation Found in Jesus Psalm 92:12-15 (CEB) We thrive when we allow the Spirit to have complete access to our lives.  
  • May 14, 2017Worshiping in the Temple of Love
    May 14, 2017
    Worshiping in the Temple of Love
    Worshiping in the Temple of Love   Love to the average American is: The love between a man and woman The love of a parent for their child The love of family   What does God say? – Jeremiah 31:3 (CEB) A love that last forever An unfailing love Jacob and Rachel and Leah Jacob fails in love with Rachel. – Genesis 29:20 (NLT) Genesis 29:21 (NLT) Laban pulls a switch and gives Jacob Leah as a wife instead of Rachel. Leah is unloved by Jacob and so she tries to win his love. The names of Leah’s first four sons show her desire to be loved. Ruben
     - See a Son
    Simeon
    – Heard
    Levi
    – Attached
    Judah
    – Praise
    Leah realizes: Jacob’s love would never satisfy her. God’s love doesn’t have to be earned. When we seek human love above God’s love it leads to: Heartache Disappointment Depression Loving God Above All Others: Exodus 20:3 (NKJV) & Exodus 20:12 (NKJV) Ephesians 5:32 (ESV) & Matthew 6:33 (ESV) Mark 12:30-31 (NIV) What does worshiping in the Temple of God bring? Hope
    – Psalm 71:5 (NLT)
    Joy
    – Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
    Completeness
    – 2 Corinthians 3:5 (ESV)
    Romans 8:35, 37-39 (ESV)