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Revelation 5:11-12 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  Luke 2:8-12 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among…

Dress for the Weather – Part 4

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   The evil one wants to divide, disrupt and distract  We carry the message of eternal life in the power of the Holy Spirit   Belt of Truth: Attack on our beliefs, God, His Word, What he says about us  Hold on to the Word of God, Bible   Breastplate of Righteousness – Attack on our souls/witness: Temptation to sin  Pray against temptations  …

Dress for the Weather – Part 3

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   The evil one wants to divide, disrupt and distract  We carry the message of eternal life in the power of the Holy Spirit   Belt of Truth – Attack on our beliefs: God, His Word, What he says about us  Hold on to the Word of God, Bible   Breastplate of Righteousness – Attack on our souls/witness: Temptation to sin  Pray against…

Dress for the Weather – Part 2

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   Be Prepared  Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Belt of Truth   Eph. 6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist  Belt of Truth – the enemy attacks our beliefs  Our enemy attacks what we…

Dress for the Weather – Part 1

Being prepared really helps   Some preparation is essential!!   There are spiritual storms that are coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual invisible world   If you believe in God, you have to believe in a spiritual world   John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.  Basic Truth #2   We are involved in an invisible spiritual war   2 Cor. 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not…

Worthy – Part 4

God is always Holy (set apart, separate, unique)   God is breathtaking and exact in all he does  God is always righteous and just Gospel = Good News   Rev. 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had…

Worthy – Part 3

God is God and I will always owe him my worship  God is always Holy (set apart, separate, unique)  God is breathtaking and exact in all he does  God is always righteous and just   Righteousness is always right (sinless)  Ps. 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways (sinless, right)   James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  Psalm 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  God…

Worthy – Part 2

We need to right-size God   Holy (set apart, separate, unique)   Glory is the splendor of God revealed   Gen. 1:3-4 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  God saw that the light was good    God is Excellent  Ps. 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into…

Worthy – Part 1

God is God and I will always owe him my worship   Evil Drives Most of World Culture   Moralistic Therapeutic Deism  God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions. (Moralistic)   The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself (Therapeutic ) Religion should help people feel good about themselves   God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when he is needed…

Prodigal

Shame vs. Guilt  Guilt (Law punishment for behavior, right/wrong, individual focused)   Shame (ostracized, how will others look, community focused)   Luke 15:1-2 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  Luke 15:11-13 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after…