The week of April 14

The Impossible Future

Joshua 23: 10 We can’t move toward the impossible future without change in our thinking and behavior. Change is safe because He fights for us; change has provision; change will move us into our promised land. Romans 12: 2 “The renewed mind is the canvas on which the Holy Spirit of God can paint.” Bill Johnson. Suggested viewing: Elevator Worship “Evidence Now”

Is God Frozen?

God is Present Now. We have situations where we freeze frame God in the past. We need to focus on what God is doing now. Rev. 3:20 He is knocking. John 15: 1-11 Abide in the true Vine to bear Fruit. Galatians 5:16-18 Abiding is Walking in His Spirit.

Reflection on Struggle

Rejoicing in our scars; finding beauty in our pain 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5 Isaiah 61: 1-4 Making sense of pain; cope; understand; run away; hide; self medicate; alcohol; idols; live for self and comfort. “The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the dessert by someone who has never been there.” Henri Nouwen

Are We Called to Chaos?

Ask for Wisdom (James 1: 58) Partner with His plan for you (Jer. 29:11) Stay in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25) Sonship, walking as a son (Romans 8: 16 & 17) Improve Servant Leadership (Luke 2:52) Legacy (Luke 13:22 & Acts 2:39)

He is in the Details

Psalm 139 displays the wonderful details of God’s creation in the world and in us. We are our strengths but we are also our God-ordained weaknesses. Corrie shares tools to help identify our core values, fundamental beliefs that create unwavering principles to guide our life choices.

Why are You Here?

Philippians 3 1. God has a purpose in EVERYTHING! 2. You are part of God’s PLAN. 3. You may not want it (at first): Moses; Jonah; Peter; Jesus 4. Live Missionally as an Ambassador of the King: William Borden: No Reserve; No Retreat; No Regret Philippians 3: 12-14; Ecclesiastes 3:1; Romans 8:28; Exodus 3: 10-11; John 21:18-19; Luke 22:41-42; Psalm 139:13-17; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1 Peter 4: 10-11; Proverbs 29:18

The Heart Behind the Cross

The names of God we call on are ways He is at work in us. Luke 15: 11-32 shows the heart of the Father searching the horizon for His younger son.

What are You Speaking?

We all need a positivity upgrade. Proverbs 8:21; James 3: 3-5 Power of speaking Life: Words need to change circumstances, not just describe them. Joel 3: 10, Romans 10:17, Ephesians 4:29, Matthew 12:34, Genesis 1:2&3