Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gratefulness

Deuteronomy 8:6-17
You can't be grateful until you stop complaining.
The world says if you upgrade, you will be happier. It's a lie. The happiest people are those that make the most of what they have, not those that work to have the most.

How can you be so dead when you've been so well fed?
We are living in the land of flowing milk and honey!
Thank the Lord for what you see (what we learned at the kiddie table), and for that which we don't see (dining room table).
Then we move to the kitchen, and we see all the ingredients that go into what's on the dining room table and kiddie table. And we thank God for all of the work He does, and all the ingredients He has put in.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pillars

Pillars

Unless the Lord builds the house ...

Pillar 1
Faith in Jesus

Pillar 2
Fellowship as family

Pillar 3
Following His way

Pillar 4
Learn to fulfill your purpose
You have a specific purpose given to you by God. It is not to make as much money as you can before you die. It is to fulfill your purpose, so you can be fulfilled.

Isaiah 50:4
Your purpose is your fuel!
Spiritual nourishment comes from taking in God's Word and acting out His will.

Keys to fulfilling your purpose
1) Hear God's voice
A) Learn to be sensitive to His Word
2) Let God touch your tongue, let the Holy Spirit control your mouth
3) Get free from the fear of man
A) Jeremiah 1:8, Ezekiel 2:6, Proverbs 29:25
The only acceptance you need is that of God Almighty. Be in balance, with Fear of the Lord.
1 Cor 4:1-4
4) Commit to being fully faithful.
A) Be faithful of what is in your hands
Matt 25:23, Prov 28:20


How can you do these 4 pillars?
Spend time with the Lord.

Psalm 119 ... Lord, keep my eyes from worthless things ...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

God chose you

You didn't choose God, God chose you.

People naturally love darkness; things contrary to God.

God called you.

Stand firm by holding to the teachings of Jesus.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pillars of life: healthy, quality relationships

Pillars of life: healthy, quality relationships

There have been studies done that show the healthiest 80 year olds were those that have high quality relationships with spouse, family, and friends during their earlier years.

Genesis 2:18
Ecc 4:9-12

"If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go farther, go together." An old proverb

What the world is finding to be true today has been told to mankind by God in the beginning.

Tips for true fellowship:
-unhurried time
-willingness to share weakness (James 5:16)
-boldness to talk about God

(Notes from sermon at Watershed church Elgin Oct 15, 2017)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Have an attitude of not settling.

Philippians 3:12 to 17

Don't become comfortable with not attaining God's best for you.