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Moving Forward

Moving Forward: Building a Life of Faith

Hebrews 11 What does it take to please God? Learning to Live By Faith Faith is believing when I don’t see. Faith is obeying when I don’t understand it.Hebrews 11:7Faith always involves risk. Faith is persisting when I don’t feel like it.Mature people live by their commitments, not their emotions..Hebrews 11:27 Faith is trusting when… Continue Reading Moving Forward: Building a Life of Faith

Bulls Eye Living

Bulls Eye Living: How to Trust God

Proverbs 3:1-8 Intimacy with God is the goal, obedience is the overflow. Psalms is vertical wisdom (relating wisely to God) Proverbs is horizontal wisdom (wisdom dealing with people) Grow in your confidence in the character of God.Proverbs 3:5; trust God with all that you have because you know His proven track record. Grow in your… Continue Reading Bulls Eye Living: How to Trust God

Bulls Eye Living

Bulls Eye Living: The Heart That Seeks After God, Part 2

Psalm 63:1-11 What characterizes the person who seeks after God?a) Inner satisfaction (Psalm 63:5)b) Inner joy (Psalm 63:3-4, 7, 11)c) Inner stability (Psalm 63:7-8) How does a person seek after God?a) You navigate the wilderness wisely • Seek the Lord, v. 1 • Bless the Lord, v. 4 • Meditate on the Word, v 6… Continue Reading Bulls Eye Living: The Heart That Seeks After God, Part 2

Old School: Faces in the Old Testament

Old School: When Life Falls Apart

View message on Facebook at https://fb.watch/fvqwOABucd/ Job Chapters 1 & 2 Lessons from Job Bad things are going to happen to good people.Job 1:6-12 Nothing will touch you that God does not allow.1 Corinthians 10:13So why does God permit us to go through suffering?• To mature us, Romans 5:3-5• To comfort others, 2 Corinthians 1:4•… Continue Reading Old School: When Life Falls Apart

Old School: Faces in the Old Testament

Old School: The 12 Spies – God Loves Grasshoppers, Too

View message on Facebook at https://fb.watch/ff3DbYBPph/. Numbers 13 & 14 Three Principles of Comparison Comparison makes people big and God small.Numbers 13:30-33 Comparison is for losers.Numbers 14:1-3• Blame shifting and bitterness• Victim mentality• Hopelessness• Ends in self pride or insecurity We’ll do whatever it takes to get what we don’t haveNumbers 14:4, John 21:18-22, 2… Continue Reading Old School: The 12 Spies – God Loves Grasshoppers, Too

Old School: Faces in the Old Testament

Old School: David – How to Ruin Your Life

2 Samuel 11:1-17 David – How to Ruin Your Life Allow complacency to creep in. Begin to justify self-indulgence. Ignore sin’s progression.a) A sinful thought becomes an attractive thought.b) An attractive thought becomes an obsessive thought.c) An obsessive thought grows into an imagined outcome.d) An imagined outcome promises a manageable outcome.e) A manageable outcome becomes… Continue Reading Old School: David – How to Ruin Your Life

Old School: Faces in the Old Testament

Old School: Daniel – Standing Up, Not Giving In

Daniel 1:1-21 Standing Up, Not Giving In Convictions determine your course.The worst time to make a decision is in the middle of it. Expect your convictions to be challenged.Challenges They Faced:• New Babylonian identity• New position in the Babylonian government• Eating food from the king’s table Direction, not intention, leads to your destination.The Path Principle“We… Continue Reading Old School: Daniel – Standing Up, Not Giving In