Genesis 1 & 2; 2: 18; 1: 26 & 27 Using a house-building metaphor we belong, believe, and behave.
Our YES is powerful! Romans 6: 5-11 Three Questions: 1. where have you carried old self habits into new life in Christ? 2. What have you believed about yourself that caused you to think and act like that? 3. Who does God desire to be to you in that place?
Colossians 3:1 “Many Christians practice practical atheism; they believe in the existence of God but they turn to the ways of man to solve their problems.” Bill Johnson Story began in Genesis 1: 27-31 with creation Very Good. Romans 5: 6-11; Galatians 3: 24; I John 3: 1; 2 Corinthians 6: 18; Galatians 4: 4-7 “People are trying to achieve what they should receive.” Leif Hetland
Revelation 4: 6-9 You cannot give unless you know what it is; unless you have it to give; unless you know how.
The Giver Determines Value Revelation 4: 9-11; Romans 12:1 (the gift God wants);Ephesians 2:1; Hebrews 10:10; Acts 10:15; Proverbs 23: 6 & 7; James 3: 8-10; I Corinthians 6: 20; Romans 10:9; We need to tell our heart what to believe.
A Life lived in worship is contagious. Worship begins with Revelation 1:1, a revelation of Jesus Christ with the response in Revelation 4: 1-8. We are the Holy Moment Makers; we will miss it if we are not looking. Moments become Holy when we respond. I Peter 1: 15-16; Hebrews 10: 10
Matthew 18: 1-6 Proverbs 13: 22Become like Christ in Child-like humility and receive Children in His name. Leave a legacy worth sharing, Plan what we pour into the future.
In this new season we are envisioning a new canvas that begins to capture new life. Matthew 19: 13-15; Proverbs 22: 6 This is what we have; this is what we’ll work with. Deuteronomy 6: 6-9
What do Kodak, the Newspaper, and the Church have in Common? Confusing the MISSION with the METHOD. The MISSION is why you exist; the METHOD is your approach that helps to accomplish the MISSION. It is important to clarify the MISSION of the Church because it is sacred; the METHOD is fluid. Compare Exodus 17 and Numbers 20:8.
God is speaking in 2018 to Vision Casting in the areas of Children and Youth, Worship, and Doing Life Together. Acts 16: 6-10; Exodus 14: 14; Proverbs 29: 18 (obedience in three areas for clear vision). Homework read Acts 25. map from dwellingintheword
Kindness is a growing thing; a Fruit of the Spirit. Titus 3: 4-7 Be kind to others. God is kind to you. This week thank, forgive and help.
Deuteronomy 2: 1-7 We can expend a lot of energy going nowhere, stuck going around in circles of failure or negativity. 1. Identify the defeating circumstance 2. Receive a new direction 3. Embrace a new demand There is potential “to jump the curve.”