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Messages from Pastor Greg! We seek after knowing Him and making Him known!
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POINT #1 Give EAR to the Spirit (receptive hearts to GOD’S WORD) (Rev. 2:7; 11; 17; 29; 3:6; 13; 22; John 8:31; Rom. 10:17; Matt. 4:4; John 6:68; John 17:17; Ps. 119:11) POINT #2 Cut out ALL COMPROMISE! (Matt. 5:30; 2 Tim. 4:16; 2 Tim. 2:19; 2 Tim. 2:21) POINT #3 Return to first LOVE (it’s not lost-it has been LEFT) (Rev. 2:1-7)
POINT #1 Prophecy is a major component for 20/20 vision to avoid deception and compromise (I John 3:3; Titus 2:11-13) POINT #2 Biblical prophecy is irrefutable evidence of God’s existence and the authenticity of His Word - that history is going somewhere - that there is an unfolding plan of God! (Isa. 46:9-10) POINT #3 The prophetic fulfillment of Israel’s Rebirth as a nation is a Super-Sign setting the stage for the Second Coming of Jesus! 
POINT #1 A God-quake Brings the Lord, who is the ultimate value & reality, into focus! POINT #2 A God-quake leads to humility & confession that brings healing (“Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips") POINT#3 A God-quake shakes-off anything less than doing God’s will as an end in itself because it is right and it glorifies God.
 
POINT #1 “We know” the promise is true because behind it is The Father, Son and Spirit all at work! POINT #2 “All things” includes the good decisions that we’ve made and the not-so-good decisions that we’ve made... POINT #3 The Lord is working it out either swiftly or slowly, but He’s working it out! POINT #4 If the goal for our lives is not to be like Jesus, the goal is too small.
POINT #1 Experiencing God-Sufficiency (despite circumstances or possessions) -requires the same learned PROCESS that Paul experienced. POINT #2 The “law of being content” requires knowing the right PERSON and learning how to think  APPLICATION #1 To live is CHRIST (Phil 1:21) APPLICATION #2 “Control the Donkey” (get a hold of your THOUGHT-LIFE!) (Phil. 4:8-9; Psalm 1; I Tim. 4:12-16) APPLICATION #3 Rejoice in JESUS (gratitude in your attitude!) (Phil. 4:4-10) APPLICATION #4 Take a “picture” of RIGHT NOW and LIVE in it!!  APPLICATION #5 Be anxious for nothing - PRAY about everything! (Phil. 4:6-7) APPLICATION #6 Avoid COMPARING yourself to others and instead, be the best person you can be in Christ (Gal 6:4; 2 Cor. 10:12)
#1 A disciple is WITH Jesus #2 A disciple is LIKE Jesus (Romans 8:28-29) #3 A disciple DOES what Jesus did (Acts 3:1-10)
 
The POWER of the PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is essential to fulfill the PURPOSE of your life found in God’s PLAN! POINT #1 You Are Not ALONE (Vs. 1 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses …”) APPLICATION #1 Allow the Heroes of the Faith to SPEAK into your life (Vs. 1) POINT #2 Drop the excess WEIGHT (Vs. 1 “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us …”) APPLICATION #2 Ask yourself - “Is there any form of compromise in my life that I am attempting to MANAGE rather than to TURN from?” POINT #3 Never Give Up (Vs. 1 “…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”) APPLICATION #3 Don’t waste your PAIN -it doesn’t DEFINE you - but the Father uses it to REFINE you! POINT #4 Keep Your Eyes On Jesus Who Kept His eyes On The Father! APPLICATION # 4 Bring Your PAIN & stress to the Heavenly Father in prayer! Hebrews 4:16
 
POINT #1 The POWER of the PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is essential to fulfill the PURPOSE of your life found in God’s PLAN. POINT #2 Every follower of Jesus RECEIVES the Spirit of God POINT #3 A Christian’s default position should be a RELIANCE on the Holy Spirit. #1 Reliance on the Holy Spirit means to be committed to a COMMUNITY of Jesus followers! (Acts 2:1; 42-47 - Hebrews 10:23-25) #2 Reliance on the Holy Spirit means that no matter what--embody LOVE! (Matthew 22:26-40; John 13:35; Gal. 5:22-23; Acts 3:1-6) #3 Reliance on the Holy Spirit means to call on the Lord in PRAYER! (Acts 4:31) #4 Reliance on the Holy Spirit means to be FILLED with the Spirit who testifies of the person and work of Jesus (John 15:26) #5 Reliance on the Holy Spirit means to do what is RIGHT and then trust that the Lord is at work in ways beyond what you could measure. (Acts 4:18-20)
POINT #1 Jesus is the KING of RECLAMATION & RENEWAL (Nothing is too hard for Him!) POINT #2 God uses adversity to change the way we THINK, while He continues to change us and grow our lives. POINT #3 God uses adversity to TEST our faith--which never fails, because our faith is in God--who never fails! POINT #4 God grows our lives and matures us amidst adversity so that we are not “PUPPETS” being controlled by our feelings and circumstances... POINT #5 God uses adversity to draw us closer to the FATHER in prayer--who is the One who guarantees an answer to our cry, “Lord, give me wisdom!”
MAIN POINT: The Fear of God (being overwhelmed by the truth of who God who is perfectly Just) results in TREATING OTHERS with respect, care, compassion, value, justice... MAIN APPLICATION: A good indicator of whether or not you fear the Lord, is how QUICKLY you make a WRONG into a right! THREE Reasons to “Let Us Rise In The Fear Of God (The Overwhelming Truth of Who He is)” #1 The Fear Of God brings into focus the reality that JESUS IS IN THE ROOM! #2 The Fear Of God makes the things that are not REAL be overcome by what is REAL -- the Lord, who is the greatest REALITY of all! #3 The Fear Of God brings a godly RESTRAINT and the right BOUNDARIES in order to live RIGHTEOUSLY. (Pr. 3:7; Pr. 9:10)
1. Condition - A man or woman of God can FEEL far away from God, even though God is not far away ... 2. Causal Factors - That a person can feel that God is far away but it’s not due to a moral or spiritual problem but to OTHER factors ... CAUSAL FACTOR #1 Disruption Of Community CAUSAL FACTOR #2 Disillusionment over the events of life. CAUSAL FACTOR #3 Physical Depravation 3. The Cures - Psalm 42 instructs us with the needed wisdom to reboot so to experience emotional and spiritual balance and health ... CURE #1: Vs. 4 “I pour out my soul within me.” CURE #2: Vs. 6 & Vs. 11 Begin to identify your hope by asking: “Why are you cast down, O my soul ...” CURE #3: Vs. 8 Remember “His lovingkindness” (Hebrew word for “Covenant Faithfulness”) CURE #4: Vs. 5 Preach to Yourself: “Hope in God!” (You’ll never get out spiritual dryness until you do this - You have to bring God’s grace to your own heart!!)
POINT #1 Protect what you allow inside in your heart and mind APPLICATION #1 Renew the consecration of your eyes - your ears, and how your managing your thinking: work it OUT! POINT #2 The most important ability in the work of the Lord is availability APPLICATION #2 Look for opportunities in your sphere of influence ATTACK #1 They attempt to demoralize Nehemiah by devaluing his efforts (Neh. 4:1-3) ATTACK #2 They threatened the people with bodily harm to create confusion (Neh 6:8-11) POINT #3 Renew your allegiance to the authority of THE KING (Jesus!) APPLICATION #3 THE KING is in the REVIVAL business - He has given us victory over the enemies of death and sin - so do Revival things!
POINT#1 Nehemiah was deeply moved with the heart of God for his generation APPLICATION #1 We are NEHEMIAH’s in our generation: we need to understand “the wound of humanity” at its source POINT #2 Nehemiah was “Prayed-Up”- Prepared & Willing  APPLICATION #2 God Blesses the making of plans (it’s the difference between living reactive Vs. proactive!) “Once I identify the Priorities that are to define my life: it clarifies my Calendar (usage of time/ “redeem the time”)- and therefore fuels my Calling- builds my Confidence- expands my Connections- improves my Competence- strengthens my Character and increases my Commitment!” POINT #3 Expect opposition! APPLICATION #3 Beware of diversions/ distractions from fighting the “Good FIght of Faith!” POINT #4 It takes a TEAM to make the DREAM  APPLICATION #4 Every “Stone” makes a difference: every prayer, every dollar, every demonstration of love, every invite, every availability saying “here I am send me”  POINT #5 HOLD ONTO THE PROMISES OF GOD!  APPLICATION #5 What promise of God are you holding onto today? 
POINT #1 Let us RISE in PRAYER! APPLICATION #1 God purposed PRAYER to be a first priority not last RESORT POINT #2 Prayer coupled with FASTING - turns down the background noise in life - while turning up the VOLUME of GOD’S voice! APPLICATION #2 “Do you need a BREAK-THRU?” “Are you carrying a burden for the SALVATION of a loved one?” POINT #3 Prayer is a PREP for new BEGINNINGS... APPLICATION #3 In this month of September- let us be “the REMNANT” - and LET US RISE IN PRAYER & pray the PROMISES of God! (Isaiah 40:31; Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 11:13)
POINT #1 The Lord Wants To Touch Our Lives Over and Over APPLICATION #1 Cut out the default “it’s all’s good ... no big deal ... no problem ... no worries” and in THIS moment in your heart pray, “Lord, I need your touch today!” (Eph. 5:18; James 4:10) POINT #2 There is the TOUCH of Revelation (& Illumination!) APPLICATION #2 Ask the Father for more illumination of the greatness of Jesus! POINT #3 There is the TOUCH of further clarity in God’s plan APPLICATION#3 Where is the Lord having you to suffer that others might be blessed? APPLICATION #31/2 Being radically committed to the allegiance of Jesus is the difference the world needs: Live for an audience of ONE! POINT #4 There is the TOUCH of Security in God’s plan APPLICATION #4 Stake your TRUST on the the FAITHFULNESS of the Lord!!
Five Perspectives on How Context Impacts Our Understanding of Communion #1 The Jesus & Nisan 14 Passover Connection #2 Jesus linked God's plan from eternity past through eternity future thru Israel. #3 Jesus inaugurated the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-37 at the Cross that was given to Israel thru which the world is invited into. #4 Communion in Context helps course-correct Constantine's corruption! #5 The Context of Communion helps equip the church in the work of evangelism to Jewish friends that following Jesus the Messiah is not a "new religion," but the fulfillment of God's plan.
POINT #1 The Spirit inspires pro-activeness to live our God-given potential found in God’s purposes! APPLICATION #1 BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT: “God has not given us the Spirit of fear (paralysis) but power, love and a sound mind!” (Eph. 5:18; 2 Tim. 1:7) POINT #2 It is the Spirit who stirs up the people of God to action! APPLICATION #2 Question: “What is the Holy Spirit stirring up in your life?”  POINT #3 Do not despise the days of “small things!”  APPLICATION #3 Our small step of faith and obedience is used in a BIG way by the Spirit: so take the step when the Spirit stirs you up!
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