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Summary: How simple is it for you to reveal Christ? The Lord Jesus Christ is in our heart, we are a part of Him. Show Notes: • Christ in us the hope of glory. Christ being our example and the first born of many brethren. • Spend your time before the Lord. You’re carrying the presence of the Lord, and the direction of the Holy Spirit. As you speak, Christ is revealed. • The Lord will help you because you’re stepping outside of human love. You are stepping into divine love. References: Colossians 1:27 “to whom God willed to make known what the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Romans 8:29 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Quotes: • Stop talking and just open your heart to listen from that point you just bless them. • The thing we’re all striving for is to come to that place where we can reveal Christ completely. • Love is like a food. You can’t live without it. You have to be receiving it. Takeaways: Talk to them, let them share. Love many times is being a good listener. The love of the Lord, the love from one to another will minister to you, and feed your life.
Summary: Why are the feasts celebrated? They are God's plan to bring us closer to Him. Show Notes: • He’s our Passover lamb. Pentecost, we have the Holy Spirit that He promised us. Tabernacles which is the dwelling of God with us. • The Feast of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles are times of rejoicing. The feasts are the pattern for us to follow in our redemption. • A great platform for a family to keep the feasts can be very exciting for the kids and adults because they are learning together. • The material you receive from a Jewish Book Store and a synagogue help you a lot. The foundation of the Jewish belief is the family, that is huge. References: Exodus 12:1-23; Leviticus23:4-5 The Feast Of Passover Exodus 23:16; Leviticus 23:15-21; Acts 2:1 Feast Of Pentecost Exodus 23:16; Leviticus 23:34-44 Feast Of Tabernacles Leviticus 23:24-25 The Feast Of Trumpets I Samuel 17:1-47 David and Goliath Luke 10:30-37 The Good Samaritan Genesis 37-Exodus 1:6 The Life of Joseph Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Elul is the 6th month of the Biblical calendar (late summer/early fall), the month set apart for repentance, or teshuvah, in spiritual preparation for the High Holidays.) Quotes: • One of the commands was to celebrate the feasts. • I choose every opportunity I have to go to my elder brother (Jewish brother) and say teach me, relate to me, we’re family. Takeaways: When you teach you learn. If you are teaching your children not only are you learning, but you are also retaining more than if you had just studied. When we talk about why we should celebrate the feasts, we have a relationship with the Lord. We have become His chosen people to celebrate the feasts.
Summary: The Shofar/trumpet was blown 100 times during the Feast of Trumpets so that no one would miss the announcement, the arrival of the King, the time to gather together. Show Notes: • Do not miss the call, Listen to what the Holy Spirit is speaking. • There is a constraining or a compelling of the Holy Spirit, the time is now References: Isaiah 56:1, 2 NASB Psalms 51 Psalms 98 Scriptures Bible Joel 2:1, 2, 12-14, 18, 19 NIV Psalms 100 Scriptures Bible Psalms 149 NASB Matthew 6:10 KJV Quotes: • We need to open our hearts and change our thinking about ourselves • Our whole hearts are to return to Him • There is no question whether the Lord will Love His people Take Away: From many voices comes the cry of the Holy Spirit: Turn unto the Lord set your heart on Him, Let Him mend the broken bones, hearts, and spirits and give all His heart. PIXABAY LICENSE CERTIFICATE ============================================== This document confirms the download of an audio file pursuant to the Pixabay License as defined in the Pixabay Terms of Service available at https:// Licensor's Username: Licensee: coolron706 Audio File Title: Inspiring Motivational Mood Audio File URL: Audio File ID: 14107 Date of download: 2022-08-20 16:28:40 UTC Pixabay GmbH c/o Lacore Rechtsanwälte LLP Berliner Freiheit 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany Pixabay is a user-contributed stock content website. The above-named Licensor is responsible for this audio file. Pixabay monitors uploaded audio files only to a reasonable extent. Pixabay cannot be held responsible for the acts or omissions of its users and does not represent or warrant that any required third-party consents or licenses have been obtained. For any queries related to this document please contact Pixabay via
Summary: Many voices gather to speak and create the new year ahead The Feast of Trumpets begins a new year, a calling of people to gather and announcing the arrival of the King. Those who have been prepared, speak and frame the next year. Show Notes: • Numbers 10 gives us 7 functions for “blowing the trumpets” • 1 Corinthians 14:7, 8 talk about a distinct sound in various instruments. The bugle if indistinct, how will one prepare for battle? • The trumpet relates to prophetic utterance. References: Exodus 19:16 Leviticus 26:2 Romans 12:1 Psalms 118:22-24 Joshua 1:3-5, 8 Ezekiel 34:11-13 Joel 2:1 1 Peter 2:9 Joel 2:11, 12 Joshua 5:13, 14 Malachi 3:3, 2 Acts 2:17 and Joel 2:28 Psalms 91:1-6 Matthew 24:31 and Mark 13:27 Jeremiah 31:34 and Hebrews 8:11 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 8-9 Joshua 6:5 2 Peter 3:9 Psalms 98:1-3 Isaiah 61:10, 11 Take Away: Matthew 9:29 “Be it done according to your faith.” Take this opportunity to speak and create the new year ahead for you and your family.
Overcomers Part 2

Overcomers Part 2


Summary: How much do our words create or destroy our ability to overcome? Jesus overcame by the word He spoke Being an overcomer has nothing to do with our emotions, or feelings. Is there an expression of what one has overcome? Show Notes: • In voicing the word of God, it creates the ability to overcome. • When we overcome something, we do not have to do it again. • God does not have anything negative to say about us, why should we? References: Genesis 32:22-32 Jacob wrestles with God John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 1 John 5:4 KJV For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Matthew 24:35 ABPE Heaven and Earth will pass away, and My words will not pass away. Matthew 12:36 NLT And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. Psalms 103:12 NASB As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our wrongdoing from us. Revelation 12:11 DRB And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. 1 Corinthians 14:32 NHEB The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, Proverbs 25:28 NKJV Whoever has not rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. Quotes: • The blood of Christ makes us capable of doing these things. • We overcome because we subject ourselves to the Lord • The minute you give voice to something, you’re creating it. • We establish ourselves as overcomers Take Away: Our words never die, they create who we are and many of our circumstances, Jesus spoke only what He heard the Father speak and He overcame sin and death for our sakes.
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Overcomers Part-1

Overcomers Part-1


Summary: How many ways do we have to be overcomers? We should not “cross out” the good we create How do we “Love not our lives unto death”? Show Notes: • We have a choice in all things to live in faith or as a victim • Getting our focus on the Lord knowing that He is handling everything. • What does overcome really mean? References: Revelation 12:11 KJV And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Romans 10:17 NASB 1995 So faith comes from hearting, and hearing by the word of Christ James 3:10, 11 ISV 10. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. It should not be like this, my brothers! 11. A spring cannot pour both fresh and brackish water from the same opening, can it? 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 NIV 16. Rejoice always, 18. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God ’s will for you in Christ Jesus. John 14:12 ESV “ Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” Quotes: • We are going to accept one of two things; faith or futility. • If you do not have something to overcome, you will not become an overcomer. • So, the choice you have is either being overcomer or a victim • Overcome, what do we do now? Take Away: There are some simple steps that we all can take to be overcomers; speak the word positively/creatively, and give of what we value like our time in showing another that we care.
Summary: What is the Joy of the Lord? Does discipline bring joy? Is the Joy of the Lord an all or nothing type of thing? Show Notes: • There are various experiences and expressions of joy • Joy is tied into Love • In His presence is fullness of joy References: Nehemiah 8:10 KJV Then He said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for the joy of the Lord is your strength Psalms 16:11 NASB You will make known to me the way of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalms 51:8 Amp Make me hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. Ephesians 4:13, 14 NIV 13. until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Hebrews 12:11 NLT No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-it ’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Romans 9:28 KJV For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Quotes: • The Lord is putting us through the things to create us into sons • I want to coin the term: Mature Joy • As we mature the process gets shorter Take Away: As an immature child, discipline is not joyful at all. As we mature in the Lord the process is shorter as we do not run from it so much and realize the Joy set before us. PIXABAY LICENSE CERTIFICATE ============================================== This document confirms the download of an audio file pursuant to the Pixabay License as defined in the Pixabay Terms of Service available at https:// Licensor's Username: Licensee: coolron706 Audio File Title: Cheerful Cinematic Song (without solo guitar) Audio File URL: Audio File ID: 10709 Date of download: 2022-08-20 20:33:21 UTC Pixabay GmbH c/o Lacore Rechtsanwälte LLP Berliner Freiheit 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany Pixabay is a user-contributed stock content website. The above-named Licensor is responsible for this audio file. Pixabay monitors uploaded audio files only to a reasonable extent. Pixabay cannot be held responsible for the acts or omissions of its users and does not represent or warrant that any required third-party consents or licenses have been obtained. For any queries related to this document please contact Pixabay via
Summary: There is no working up a joy in the human nature So, how do we get joy, or the joy of the Lord? When you have His joy, share it with everyone you meet Show Notes: • Why did the angel say: “good news of great joy”? • Can we suffer and still have joy? • If we are not joyful, what should we do? References: Luke 2:10 KJV Then the angel said unto to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Hebrews 12:2 HCSB Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne. Galatians 5:22 NLT But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Acts 16:22-32 The story of Paul and Silas in prison Nehemiah 8:10 ESV Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 1Thessalonians 5:16 NIV Rejoice always, Romans 15:13 NASB Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 12:5-9 A father who loves his children will discipline them James 4:2, 3 NASB 1977 2. You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. And you are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. 3. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. Ezra 6:21-23 The Lord cased them to rejoice. Quotes: • The whole of the New Testament is about joy • The word joy is used almost two hundred times in the New Testament • Ask the Lord to give it to you Take Away: In His presence is fulness of joy so let us strive to be in His presence continually and let His joy exude from our being to others. PIXABAY LICENSE CERTIFICATE ============================================== This document confirms the download of an audio file pursuant to the Pixabay License as defined in the Pixabay Terms of Service available at https:// Licensor's Username: Licensee: coolron706 Audio File Title: Uplifting Piano Is Audio File URL: Audio File ID: 112841 Date of download: 2022-08-17 21:54:20 UTC Pixabay GmbH c/o Lacore Rechtsanwälte LLP Berliner Freiheit 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany Pixabay is a user-contributed stock content website. The above-named Licensor is responsible for this audio file. Pixabay monitors uploaded audio files only to a reasonable extent. Pixabay cannot be held responsible for the acts or omissions of its users and does not represent or warrant that any required third-party consents or licenses have been obtained. For any queries related to this document please contact Pixabay via
Summary: How do you see your neighbor? How do you see your family? Show Notes: • We want to see as the Lord sees • Are we able to create another person? • “Lord, show me what to speak to that person” References: 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 John 3:1 BSB Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Romans 5:8 ESV But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Judges 6:11, 12 CSB 11. The angel of the Lord came, and he sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash, the Abiezrite. His son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress in order to hide it from the Midianites. 12. Then the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, Valiant warrior.” Ephesians 1:4, 5 NASB 4. Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5. He predestined us to adoption as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, John 1:12, 13 NLT 12. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God- 13. They are reborn-not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. Matthew 22:39 NASB The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Quotes: • Don’t tell me where I am wrong, I already know that • Human nature is negative • Lord, show me who this person is Take Away: No one is how we see them in the natural, Let ’s ask the Lord to open our eyes to see how He sees and how He loves us enough to send His son to die for us.
Summary: The Lord is speaking, are we listening? My sheep know My voice, and a stranger they will not follow. Show Notes: • God can and does speak through a host of various vessels • When someone is speaking and there is condemnation in it, that is not the word of the Lord • Jesus spoke what He heard the Father say, so should we. References: John 10:27 ESV My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. Matthew 13:16 KJV But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; John 5:4, 5 ASV 4. When He hath put forth all His own, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. 5. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 1 John 4:1 NLT Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You Must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2 Corinthians 13:1 NIV This will by my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Romans 8:1 BSB Therefore there is now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus. Revelation 12:10 NASB 1977 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. Luke 14:10 KJV But when thou are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. Hebrews 12:5, 6 NASB 1977 5. and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “My Son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; 6. For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives.” Isaiah 40:31 JPS Tanakh 1917 But they that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; The shall run, and not be weary; They shall walk, and not faint. Psalms 46:10 BSB “ Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted over the earth.” Quotes: • It is crucial to have experiential knowledge with His word • It is obvious when one is speaking a word from the Lord • Your circumstances can talk to you, I know that voice... • There must be confirmation Take Away: Get someone to pray for you to have ears to hear, then listen. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you when reading the scriptures, listen to a five year old child and “perhaps the Lord would speak through that child to you”. CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE Space FreeExzel Music Publishing ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
When We Pray Together

When We Pray Together


Summary: What happens when we pray together? Just what does it mean to “confess our sins to one another?” We do not need to know specifics to a problem to take it to the Lord. Show Notes: • How do we overcome the fiery darts of the enemy? • Some things cannot be overcome as an individual • Our prayer is: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. References: Ephesians 6:10-18 The armor of God Philippians 4:7 ESV And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 1 John 3:20 BLT That if our heart should condemn us, that God is greater than our heart, and He knows all things. James 5:16 NASB Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Matthew 6:10 KJV Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Philippians 4:6-8 ASV 6. In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8. Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Isaiah 26:3 ISV You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on You, because he remains in You Quotes: • You just can’t overcome it and you’re not meant to. • God knows what you are going through • Because it keeps their minds out of it Take Away: When we have issues or circumstances, let us call on those who will pray with us to see the victory over them.
Summary: Being thankful is not always easy, it is a learned response Giving thanks places God in control over your life Thanksgiving to God shows that you trust Him Show Notes: • “He is enthroned upon the praises of Israel” • Do not forget to give thanks for what you have already received • Being thankful is a form of worship References: Grace After Meals is a Jewish tradition and here is a link to only one site of many for information: Deuteronomy 8:10 NASB When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. Ephesians 5:20 NIV Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Proverbs 29:18a KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish Matthew 26:26 ESV Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Proverbs 3:5, 6 NLT 5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Revelation 6:1-8; Zechariah 6:1-8 The “4 horsemen” of the apocalypse Luke 21:28 BLB “ And of these things beginning to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Philippians 4:6 NASB 1977 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Quotes: • In giving thanks it gives Him control • But even greater should our thanksgiving be when we receive it • You cannot really have a thankfulness for everything unless you really have learned to trust in the Lord Take Away: Being thankful in all things is an expression of our worship to the Father, he is directing our paths more than we are aware of usually.
Summary: Rules do not have grace in them and there is no earning grace. What happens to the initial salvation where joy and love are so real? Rules, without grace, create condemnation which are not in Christ Show Notes: • It is through grace that we can approach Him with boldness • We are saved by grace, yet there is so much more • As we grow in grace, we get grace to become and to do References: Hebrews 4:16 ASV Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Ephesians 2:8, 9 KJV 8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9. Not of works, lest any man should boast. Psalms 16:8 ESV I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 1 John 4:16 ESV So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him Quotes: • He is so willing to be graceful and give grace • They all made mistakes, but their heart was set before the Lord • Love and grace are interwoven • God loved the guy just the way he was Take Away: Grace and love are not a one time “shot”, they are living and expand beyond our abilities to understand. They give us the means to become and do more and more as we grow in them.
Summary: Each of us have jobs or talents, how can we use them in serving one another for God’s glory? It is not about our faith nor abilities; it is about His faith and His abilities. Show Notes: • God looks to the heart, not a position nor ability • When helping others, what is our focus? Is it on the Lord? • It is the relationship with the Lord that is the goal References: Colossians 3:23 NKJV And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, Ephesians 6:7 NIV Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 1 Corinthians 12:14 ESV For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 1 Samuel 16:7 NLT But the Lord said to Samuel, “don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” John 13:4, 5 NASB 1995 4. Rose from supper, an laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about. 5. Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Acts 6:1-15 Choosing the 7 for service Genesis 37:5 KJV And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. Genesis 41:38-49 Joseph becomes second only to Pharaoh Quotes: • My work was a form of worship • I knew that is was just God • That’s the fun of walking with the Lord. • The thing that you are doing to serve one another are the things that God just treasures Take Away: When we do to others as unto the Lord, then we find a closer relationship with the Lord in what we do.
Creating Worshipers

Creating Worshipers


Summary: Do we stop our worship just because we go to “work”? To fulfill the greatest commandment, we must Love the Lord our God (or worship Him) with our whole being and in everything that we do. Show Notes: • Put God first in all that we do • Even in our work, it is to be an expression of worship to Him • The older generations are to impart to the younger generations • We can help eliminate much of the frustrations of the young people by giving them a vision and practical help in what they can do. References: Deuteronomy 6:5 NASB You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Colossians 3:23 NRSV Whatever your task, put yourselves into in, as done for the Lord and not for your masters. Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Quotes: • one of the things that people separate is their life at church and their life at work • He gives gifts to men so that we can express our worship using the gifts that He gives to us. • you’re opening a door for children or young adults to learn or to try different things and to find out what they like • You’re imparting to them the ways of the Lord Take Away: Whether at work, play, church, in all you do, do it as unto the Lord.
Summary: As we hear the Word of the Lord, then we can speak that Word Paul was Pharisee of the Pharisees, yet it took Jesus meeting him on the road to Damascus for him to honestly hear the Word. Show Notes: • If there is no hearing, then there will be no Word of God spoken • We voice that there are ears to hear the word of the Lord • Scriptures are not about head knowledge, but a living entity References: Ephesians 4:15 NASB But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, Acts 2:14-16 NIV 14. Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crown: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16. No, this is want was spoken by the prophet Joel: Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:17-21 The promise of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:41 NASB So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. Romans 8:29 KJV For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Ezekiel 37:4 TSB Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and you shall say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh! Amos 8:11 ESV “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land-not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. John 12:50 BLB And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Therefore what I speak, as the Father has said to Me, so I speak,” 1 Kings 17:1 NASB Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” Revelation 3:6 BSB He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Quotes: • The early church did not expound scriptures • An Apostolic word brings alive the scriptures for today • The Father is looking for people to hear the Word Take Away: Christ was the pattern Son, He heard and spoke only what the Father said, we should follow His example
Summary: How, or where, does your piece of the puzzle fit in? We are perfectly how God made us, yet still not perfected alone. As we come together as the body of Christ with Jesus as the head, then we are perfected. Show Notes: • There is no comparison with any other person as we are not a homogenized entity, but individual parts of one another. • Each of us have different gifts that truly function when used with others. References: Genesis 1:27 NIV So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Luke 15:11-27 The Story of the Prodigal Son 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The many members of the body of Christ Quotes: • I think that the perfection is the relationship • It’s that coming together of individuals that make one body • You cannot be perfect without others, all together we make a perfect body • If a piece is missing, it ruins the whole picture Take Away: Father, help us to find where our puzzle piece fits in according to your will.
Free To Love

Free To Love


Summary: How does one become “Free to Love”? There are guidelines in God ’s love to follow “ Love the Lord your God with all of your heart.....” Show Notes: • Without guidelines, life will be destructive • Eliminate our negative responses to differences • God put something of Himself in us References: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey 1989 page 98 Center of page talks about: Climbing the ladder of success, only to discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall. Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverb 29:18 KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Matthew 7:16 NIV By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Matthew 5:45 ABPE So that you will become the children of your Father who is in Heaven, for his sun rises on the good and upon the evil and his rain descends on the just and on the unjust. Mark 12:30, 31 BSB 30. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Luke 23:34 NASB ‘77 But Jesus was saying, “ Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. Quotes: • God’s love is not human love • We are seeing chaos, destruction, and a mess in the world • We want to lift the limitations of appearances • There is a lot to learn from people not sitting in pews Take Away: Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John 14:21 NLT
Summary: There are many aspects of forgiveness, and we address only a few here There is no heart change when forgiving on a natural level. We cannot forgive with an arrogance Show Notes: • True love and forgiveness is in God • We should be quick to forgive, so that we are not harboring unforgiveness • The only solution for today is to forgive References: The Amish church school incident took place in 2004 Matthew 25:40 NLT “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ 1 John 4:7 BSB Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Quotes: • “We forgive that man that did this” • When someone asks for forgiveness, are they honestly looking for forgiveness? • There is a feeling with forgiveness, usually you can sense where they are coming from. • My forgiveness opens the door for them Take Away: True forgiveness comes from God our Father, when He forgives you then you can forgive another.
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