Sunday, August 6, 2017

Grace

2 Cor 12:7-9
1 Pet 4:10
1 Sam

+Grace in salvation
God gave you the ability to be saved, through faith.
+Grace to overcome
We often pray to have an obstacle removed. In this verse we are told that the obstacle might not be removed, but you will have the ability and power to go through the obstacle.
+Grace to carry on

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Higher Calling: Your purpose



1 Peter 2:9-12
Luke 2:49-50

Jesus understood His purpose at a young age, because He knew who He was.

What you do flows out of your identity.

The "I must" purpose ...
1) It will determine where you go
2) It will determine who you hang out with
3) It will determine what you say
4) It will determine how you spend your time
5) It will determine how you spend your money

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Called Higher: Strongholds

2 Cor 10:3-5
Mat 16:21-23

Strongholds - where the enemy is entrenched.
+Illustration: think of a map of a country in war and how strongholds in some areas of the country will result in a different way of life for whoever lives there. Now think about your mind and how the enemy might have strongholds in your mind.


How do strongholds develop?
1) Long standing, secret sins. 2) Through society and culture that is anti the Word. 3) Spiritual starvation. 4) Mental or emotional trauma.

Confess your sins to each other so you may be healed. James 5:6

How do you know you have a stronghold?
If you can't hear, receive, accept & apply... Truth. When people are resistant and justify their actions and behavior.

How do we tear down strongholds?
By divine power (see Corinthians above).
Any stronghold can be destroyed if you use the right weapon... A sudden demolition, not a long battle.

Lastly, we all have some stronghold. And we all have to learn to take every thought captive.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1 John 2:16


Demons are squatters.
They move into areas that are not maintained and lived in until they are kicked out and the area is cleaned up.

Demons like to attack at night. Acts 20:29

Wolves attack sheep on the fringe... they won't attack the sheep near the shepherd.
Don't be a cultural Christian.

Daniel 7:25
1 Peter 5:8

Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Wineskins

Read Luke 5:33-39

When God is doing something inside of you there will be pressure and there will be adjustment that will be required.
Old wineskins can't handle the pressure.

Are you looking for God to give you something new? Perhaps you're not getting it because you're not ready for the pressure.

Old. Old wineskins. Dry resistant brittle not flexible...dry spiritualy, cracks easily...when the littlest things begin to crack and offend you easily... Resistant to change.
Young vision. Old wineskins is not about age but about vision. One can be old in age but have a young vision...

New. New wineskins. Jesus came to the Jews first. But He couldn't find many old wine skins that were willing to be renewed.