Hebrews 12:15 no root of bitterness but instead extend grace Last year defined focus of Adventure: 1. Pouring into Children & Youth 2. Worship 3. Fellowship (two new women’s Bible studies underway in homes) Kendrick began discipling children and youth; need someone called to continue authentic ministry
Surrender and Transformation Four Touchstones for Knowing the Will of God: Biblical? I Timothy 3: 16 & 17 Inner Witness, Peace? Col. 3: 15-16, Philippians 4:7 Circumstances? Acts 16: 6-10 Trusted Counselors? Prov. 15: 22 Surrender, transform by renewing your mind (not conforming to the world) John 10: 2-4, 16 Sheep know my voice
There is no cookie-cutter packing list for your adventure. Matthew 6:33 Kingdom focus vs Popular opinion Can’t let anyone else think for you Isaiah 51 called to be the voice, not the echo; the Holy Spirit leads, guides and corrects. Know what is in your suitcase. Exodus 33:15 Psalm 16:11
Philippians 3: 7-15 In pursuit of courage we need to face our fears: change, the unknown, fear of what others think, fears of hurts from our past. To focus on mission we need to hold loosely to the methods of the past. In pursuing the mission the method changes…this generation is different so it demands change in method to reach it.
Genesis 16 Beer-Lahairoi Genesis 21 Beer-Sheba Genesis 26 Esek, Sitna & Rehoboth Don’t drink from wells of strife and contention; step into covenant promises. Hebrews 12: 1 & 2
Gentleness and Self Control are the final listed in the Fruit of the Spirit. At the end of the sermon we repeat questions that help us evaluate how our character is becoming more like Christ.
Fruit grows, process that begins when we get saved; evidence of Divine Nature as we become supernaturally natural. God is Faithful. I Cor. 10:13; II Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:23; I John 1:9; John 14: 2-3; Lamentations 3: 22-23; Revelation 19:11; Proverbs 25: 18
Galatians 5: 22-23; Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:7-10; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:8-23; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 7:20-21 Behold HIM: we become like whatever we worship. The kindness and goodness of our Father is released over lives whether they desire it or not..
Galatians 5:22; John 14:27; Philippians 4:4-9 The How 1. Choose to rejoice in God and who he is 2.Bring worries, fears & concerns to God in prayer 3. Fill mind with God’s truth 4. Choose to practice these things that bring the Peace of God (TAKES 90 DAYS TO REFRAME THINKING) COLOSSIANS 3:15
Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart, a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope that the Holy Spirit wants to grow in us. Paul had to learn it (Philippians 4: 11-13.
Agape Love is the deep and abiding affection of God and Christ for each other and for us. I Corinthians 13
We’re asked to walk in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Am I easily set off when things go wrong or people irritate me, or am I able to keep a godly perspective in the face of life’s irritations?