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Faith, Vision & Sacrifice

FAITH, VISION & SACRIFICE 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV) His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature. Faith comes through your knowledge of God’s promises. Romans 10:17 (NIV) Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.…

God Of All Seasons Part 2

THE SEASONS OF LIFE God gives us specific instructions on what to do in each season of life. Summer – Everything is going right – PRAISE Psalm 13:6 (NIV) I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalm 150 (NIV) Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 2 Chronicles 6:4 (NIV) Praise be to the…

Winning Christ

WINNING CHRIST Philippians 3:7-9 (VOICE) I now realize that all I gained and thought was important was nothing but yesterday’s garbage compared to knowing the Anointed Jesus my Lord. For Him I have thrown everything aside—it’s nothing but a pile of waste—so that I may gain [win] Him [Christ]. We’re so used to God winning us, are we trying to win God? Proverbs 8:17-19 (VOICE) I love those who love me; those who search hard for me will find me.…

Truth Over Trend Part 3

THE BIBLE’S PLOT – MIRROR IMAGE Genesis 1-2 – Creation! God and man in Paradise. Mankind enjoyed the presence of God. We experience only good (no pain, sorrow, suffering). The closest English word we have for the Greek and Hebrew word “paradise” is resort. Genesis 3-5 – Satan and sin enter. Sin separates. That’s why Adam hid from God. Romans 6:23 (NIV) The wages of sin is death [separation], but the gift of God is eternal life [union] in Christ…

Truth Over Trend Part 2

SATAN’S PATH OF DECEPTION 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. All Scripture is God-breathed and is valuable . . . – CJB Error begins when we start devaluing parts of Scripture. 1. Devalue the Old Testament. Why devalue it? Because we’re now under…

Truth Over Trend Part 1

THE BIBLE IS ALIVE 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. In order to get to know God, you have to get to know your Bible. John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word…

Living in the Last Days Part 5

WHAT HEAVEN WILL BE LIKE In order to understand “life in Heaven,” we first need to clarify Jesus’s words to the Sadducees. Luke 20:34-36 (EXB) “On earth, people [ The children of this age] marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be worthy to be raised from the dead and live again [of the age to come and the resurrection] will not marry, nor will they be given to someone to marry. [For] In that life…

Living in the Last Days Part 4

THE RAPTURE AND YOUR CHILDREN What can we expect when we are raptured? Revelation 21:3-5 (NIRV) God now makes his home with the people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.’ (Isaiah 25:8) And there will be no more sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no…

Living in the Last Days Part 3

ARE YOU RAPTURE READY? Matthew 24:39-44 (DIST) The Great Flood came without any signs, so, before the Judgment there will be a “Rapture” – without any signs . . . . The “Rapture” will be a blessing only for the born-again. Those who reject reality and therefore do not prepare to meet God will miss the “Rapture.” Jesus’s 4 Rapture Parables Faithful or Unfaithful Servants (Matt 24:44-51) Are you faithful to your kingdom assignment? This isn’t about doing “more,” it’s…

Living in the Last Days Part 2

THE 7 SEALS – THE BIRTH PAINS Roughly 80% of Bible prophecy is already fulfilled. Roughly 20% of Bible prophecy is to be fulfilled. Acts 2:16-17 (NIV) This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’” The “Last Days” is simply the final dispensation before the return of Jesus. Revelation 1:9 (NKJV) I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation . . .…

Living in the Last Days Part 1

BIBLE PROPHECY SIMPLIFIED Bible prophecy is history written in advance. Isaiah 46:10 (NIV) I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ About 28% of the Bible is prophetic. It contains around 2,500 prophecies. Roughly 2,000 (80%) are fulfilled. Roughly 500 (20%) remain unfulfilled. Isaiah 48:3-6 (NLT) Long ago I told you what was going to happen. Then suddenly…