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These posts tell our story: what God is speaking to us, what God has done in our lives, and what we pray you see Him do in yours. You'll find recent video messages, message notes, individual stories of God's work. 

This is our story.

The Path of Transformation Week 3

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Sharable notes for the January 21, 2018 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The gospel is more than just self helps tips for being happy in life, or helping you to be a better person. The gospel is because of the sacrifice of Jesus we can be set free from sin and live a new life in Him.
  • We can learn from David two very simple truths. We're more prone to sin when we are not where we're supposed to be, not doing what we're called to do.
  • Sin is birthed the same way everything else is, one small step. 
  • Sin starts as an idea, a thought. We have to stop the thought from becoming an action. 
  • Sin wants to be in control. Don't let it! 
  • We will never overcome, learn from our mistakes, and change, if we're never honest with ourselves.
  • Sin always causes us to look at only what we think we want, and never consider what we may be doing to others. 
  • Don't let sin's temptations continue to take you down negative turns. Let the love of God through Jesus Christ transform you and give you new direction.

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Just like Superman, who can defeat every foe, you as a Christ follower have the supernatural ability to conquer the challenges you face. But the problem for both Superman and you is there’s a kryptonite that steals your strength. This plan will help you uproot spiritual kryptonite from your life, so you can fulfill your God-given potential and embrace a life without limitations.

Just like Superman, who can defeat every foe, you as a Christ follower have the supernatural ability to conquer the challenges you face. But the problem for both Superman and you is there’s a kryptonite that steals your strength. This plan will help you uproot spiritual kryptonite from your life, so you can fulfill your God-given potential and embrace a life without limitations.

The Path of Transformation Week 2

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Sharable notes for the January 14, 2018 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • In the wilderness times our answer is to be honest about where we are and then we praise God.
  • When I put my faith, trust, hope in the Lord no matter what, I worship Him even in a dry season, because I know He is faithful and He is able.
  • Good news - God is not only the God who can stop the storm but He is also the God who takes us through the storm!
  • When we go through a wilderness season remember that God is still good. He will bring you out transformed and triumphant.
  • God can use your transformation to make you an instrument of transformation to others.

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When Jesus was tested in the wilderness, a significant part of the enemy’s challenge was to tempt Him to doubt God’s Word and question His own identity. A similar challenge confronts us. This devotional plan helps us to arm ourselves for the challenges of the wilderness and realign our thinking with biblical truth. Our most powerful weapon is the Word!

When Jesus was tested in the wilderness, a significant part of the enemy’s challenge was to tempt Him to doubt God’s Word and question His own identity. A similar challenge confronts us. This devotional plan helps us to arm ourselves for the challenges of the wilderness and realign our thinking with biblical truth. Our most powerful weapon is the Word!

The Path of Transformation Week 1

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Sharable notes for the January 7, 2018 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Many times the greatest place of transformation in our spiritual life comes when we face a trial or tension. It's from there that we are led to a place of triumph and transformation.
  • No matter what we face in life we must always default to hope.
  • Faithfulness in the small moments prepare us for the monumental.
  • David’s strength and courage was formed in his moments alone with God.
  • David rose up in faith not because he thought highly of himself, but because He knew God and he knew God was able.

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New Year. A New Day. God created these transitions to remind us that He is the God of New Beginnings. If God can speak the world into existence, He can certainly speak into the darkness of your life, creating for you a new beginning. Don’t you just love fresh starts!

New Year. A New Day. God created these transitions to remind us that He is the God of New Beginnings. If God can speak the world into existence, He can certainly speak into the darkness of your life, creating for you a new beginning. Don’t you just love fresh starts!

Unclean

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Sharable notes for the December 31, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Our cultural identity cannot hold more importance to us than our identity as a child of God. 
  • Jesus changed how we view others, how we label them, and how we treat them. 
  • Those living in sin are not untouchable by the grace of God, but are able to be changed, to be cleansed, if willing.
  • Our call is to love no matter what someone looks like, where they come from or how unlike us they are. We are called to lovingly challenge the sin that destroys us and separates us from God. By God’s grace we are to point others to the fact that Christ’s love is better.
  • All are worthy of the gift of God, so I should be a part of expressing that gift to all!
  • Who is it, whether intentionally or unintentionally, are we treating as if they are “unclean?”
  • Man has one problem: sin; 
    there’s one Savior: Jesus; 
    we’re all part of 1 race, 1 culture, 1 defining status: human; 
    we all have one hope: the resurrection.
  • If you want a gospel centered life you can’t be afraid of your dinner table looking a little different than what you’re use to.
  • To listen to someone is to love them.
  • Forgiveness is extending grace even when someone doesn’t deserve it. 
  • We can't allow those things that define us to separate us from others who are not defined similarly.
  • We can’t let pride in our own identities keep us from doing what God wants us to do.
  • Trusting in Jesus does not remove our cultural distinctives; it just shows us that we are not ultimately defined by our culture. We are defined first by who we are in Christ.
  • Peter is an example to us that even the best of us can have places where the gospel needs to go deeper in our heart. 
  • We should guard ourselves from sin but not from the sinner.

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Join Proskuneo Ministries and Garden City as they look at the biblical foundations for multicultural worship. Christ has filled all things, and taken the gospel to the ends of the earth, and it his greatest joy that our churches grow in their reflection of unity not uniformity . Our prayer through this 7-Day study is that you'll grow in your passion to fellowship with, love, and cherish the uniqueness of every nation and people group on the earth.

Join Proskuneo Ministries and Garden City as they look at the biblical foundations for multicultural worship. Christ has filled all things, and taken the gospel to the ends of the earth, and it his greatest joy that our churches grow in their reflection of unity not uniformity . Our prayer through this 7-Day study is that you'll grow in your passion to fellowship with, love, and cherish the uniqueness of every nation and people group on the earth.

In the Waiting Week 4 - Christmas Service

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Sharable notes for the December 24, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The magi did not go looking for a baby, they went looking for the one who was born King.
  • We can discover the truth of Jesus if we sincerely look.
  • God is called Emmanuel because He is with us, through everything, He is there. 
  • Christmas is not the end of the story, it's just the beginning. 
  • Jesus is creations great KING who gave His life for creation's redemption. 
  • It is within us that we know that this age has an ending, but like Christmas, with Christ, the end is just the beginning. 
  • It does no good for Jesus to be born in a manger if He is not born again in our hearts, King of our lives. 
  • Jesus' kingdom is one of love, grace, mercy, and truth. He longs to bring that reign to our lives.

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In the Waiting Week 3

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Sharable notes for the December 17, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • God, who said let there be light at the creation of our universe, became flesh and blood to shine His light of love and grace to a world trapped in the darkness of sin, oppression, and injustice.
  • Jesus does not leave us “in the dark." Everything about Him is light and He gives us illumination and revelation.
  • God raises us men and women to SHINE HIS LIGHT OF LOVE to those in darkness.
  • We don’t shine a light of love to be honored but to honor Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. 
  • We are not pointing others to us. We are pointing them to the one who saved us, loved us, and gave us a new life.
  • As believers we understand that we are God created, Jesus commissioned, and Spirit empowered.

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Millions of Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas this year. Advent, a beautifully symbolic celebration leading up to Christmas Day, is a huge part of the Christmas festivities in many countries. As you read this exciting Advent devotional, you'll have the opportunity to join in and celebrate with your brothers and sisters from far off nations and learn from their unique and powerful perspectives and traditions.

Millions of Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas this year. Advent, a beautifully symbolic celebration leading up to Christmas Day, is a huge part of the Christmas festivities in many countries. As you read this exciting Advent devotional, you'll have the opportunity to join in and celebrate with your brothers and sisters from far off nations and learn from their unique and powerful perspectives and traditions.

In the Waiting Week 2

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Sharable notes for the December 10, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Jesus is the HOPE that will not leave us disappointed.
  • People are passionate about the return of Jesus because we are ready for this world of sin, pain and heartache to end and eternity with Him to begin. But in the waiting, we must work. 
  • Jesus is coming back but until then we still have a mission, and that's to love others so that they may come to know Christ. 
  • We are called as believers in Christ to point others to Him. 
  • Is how I live, act, work showing the truth, love and power of Jesus to those around me?
  • Secular Christmas always comes up empty, so our place of witness to the culture around us is to point others to the real reason for Christmas.
  • The only thing about us as believers cannot be that we go to church on Sunday.
  • The Holy Spirit is counselor and comforter, but He's more than that. He EMPOWERS the believer for the glory of God.

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What if the gospel was proclaimed more loudly by our lives, actions and choices than by the words we speak or sermons we share? This reading plan from Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of Be the Message, leads you towards a dynamic experience of living out the gospel in your life and the lives of others.

What if the gospel was proclaimed more loudly by our lives, actions and choices than by the words we speak or sermons we share? This reading plan from Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of Be the Message, leads you towards a dynamic experience of living out the gospel in your life and the lives of others.

In the Waiting Week 1

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Sharable notes for the December 3, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The problem with waiting is that we don't give ourselves anything meaningful to do in the waiting. 
  • Jesus gave us a calling for the time between His first coming and His second. We have a mission during the waiting. A great commission. 
  • “Waiting is our destiny as creatures who cannot bring about what they hope for; we wait in darkness for a flame we cannot light. We wait in fear for a happy ending that we cannot write. We wait for “not yet” that feels like “not ever.” Waiting is the hardest work of HOPE.” Lewis Smedes
  • We're willing to wait for what we deem worth the wait. 
  • God's will is worth waiting for. 
  • When you find yourself in the waiting, don't be afraid. Trust God. 
  • Sometimes we have to change OUR plans to line up with GOD'S plans. 
  • Christmas is a reminder of the hope of Jesus. "The thrill of hope the weary world rejoices for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”

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Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Join pastor and author Louie Giglio on an Advent journey to discover that waiting is not wasting when you're waiting on the Lord. Take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the journey of Advent. In the next seven days you'll find peace and encouragement for your soul as anticipation leads toward celebration!

Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Join pastor and author Louie Giglio on an Advent journey to discover that waiting is not wasting when you're waiting on the Lord. Take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the journey of Advent. In the next seven days you'll find peace and encouragement for your soul as anticipation leads toward celebration!

Sowing and Reaping Week 4

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Sharable notes for the November 26, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Good fruit can't produce in contaminated soil. 
  • If we're not careful, what we sow in our life could be contaminating our soil rather than producing good fruit. 
  • Feed an appetite and it only grows, it doesn't stop. Focus on feeding healthy appetites not unhealthy ones. 
  • In Galatians 5:19-21 Paul gives us a list of the decaying fruits of the flesh. These are heart issues, the un-renewed parts of us we're still feeding, that are hindering good fruit from producing. 
  • Fruit doesn’t grow by focusing on the fruit. The quality of our fruit is determined by the depths of our roots.
  • The fruit of the Spirit is less about a list of things for us to do or accomplish, and more a description of Jesus, and who Jesus is in us.
  • The fruit of the Spirit isn't produced in me just to make me a better person. It’s not for my own benefit, it's for me to be beneficial in someone else's growth.

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Have you been knocked down by loss, sickness, or difficult circumstances? Whatever you do, do not give up! Pastor Bayless Conley shares how God wants to get involved in your circumstances, to infuse your heart with life and hope, and to lift you up today. Discover the steps you can take to be set free.

Have you been knocked down by loss, sickness, or difficult circumstances? Whatever you do, do not give up! Pastor Bayless Conley shares how God wants to get involved in your circumstances, to infuse your heart with life and hope, and to lift you up today. Discover the steps you can take to be set free.

Sowing and Reaping Week 3

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Sharable notes for the November 19, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The big picture is formed by small daily decisions. 
  • The job of the branch is to stay on the vine. Our job as followers of Christ is to stay in Christ.
  • The principles of connection and consistency are key to us producing good fruit in our life.
  • We're always focused on production. Jesus wants us focused on connection and then production will take care of itself.
  • A danger to a Christian's life is for us to be content in being stirred, but never moved.
  • We want the monumental moment but we don't want the monotonous practice.
  • Momentum is defined as applied force over a period of time. This principle works in sowing and reaping as well; a harvest comes through applied sowing and work over a period of time.
  • Jesus is not looking for more from you, He wants more of you.

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Ever wonder what it looks like to “walk by the Spirit”? Use this 12-day reading plan to learn about the Spirit’s fruit and how you can display it in your life!

Ever wonder what it looks like to “walk by the Spirit”? Use this 12-day reading plan to learn about the Spirit’s fruit and how you can display it in your life!

Sowing and Reaping Week 2

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Sharable notes for the November 12, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • "Don't sweat the small stuff" may not always be the best advice, because the small stuff adds up over time.
  • A masterpiece takes time. This thought can change our mindset about life.
  • Sows seeds of gratitude: 
    1. Choose to be grateful
    2. Look for reasons to love your problems
    3. Share gratitude with others
  • There is an older you tomorrow that hopes you are making wise choices today.
  • “Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make are of such importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which a few months later you may go on to victories you never dreamed. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is a loss of a ridge or railway line from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.” CS Lewis
  • Don’t be surprised that opposition comes when you try to plant good seed.
  • Addiction feels too strong? Keep sowing.
    Things don't look like they're going to change? Keep sowing.
    Making an effort and no one notices? Keep sowing.

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God wants his people to bear fruit, fruit that is never out of season. A Christian’s fruit proceeds from the hidden work of the Holy Spirit. Through the gospel of God’s love, the Spirit changes us, enabling us to bear “the fruit of the Spirit.”

God wants his people to bear fruit, fruit that is never out of season. A Christian’s fruit proceeds from the hidden work of the Holy Spirit. Through the gospel of God’s love, the Spirit changes us, enabling us to bear “the fruit of the Spirit.”

Sowing and Reaping Week 1

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Sharable notes for the November 5, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The thing about a seed is that the fruit doesn't come overnight. We have to be willing for it to develop.
  • For a seed to fully develop it takes time and nourishment.
  • There is a cumulative impact to the choice we make every day. Choices and decisions over time add up and bear the fruit of those actions.
  • We will either grow in our passion or lose our passion, but both happen step by step, decision by decision.
  • Don't be deceived. Before we're quick to pass blame we need to look back at our steps along the journey that have contributed to where we are.
  • If you are about to give up, don’t. If you are discouraged, seek help. If you are hurt, let go.
  • If you want to reap something different than what you're reaping, then start sowing something different than what you're sowing. 

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We too often ignore the symptoms of sin in our lives and don’t take the time to look at the root of our sin and deal with it. This 6-day plan will take us through the process of examining the roots of our actions and the fruits they produce using helpful tree graphics.

We too often ignore the symptoms of sin in our lives and don’t take the time to look at the root of our sin and deal with it. This 6-day plan will take us through the process of examining the roots of our actions and the fruits they produce using helpful tree graphics.

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Sharable notes for the October 29, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • We cannot forget that people will know we are disciples of Jesus by how we LOVE one another. 
  • We are not created to do life alone, we are created for community. 
  • Christianity is not just about us and Jesus, it’s also about how we relate to others. 
  • Jesus died so we can be restored to God and to one another. 
  • To experience true community we have to stop hiding behind past hurt, fear or insecurities. 
  • In relationships there is always the risk of hurt, but there’s also an opportunity for healing, for forgiveness, to model Jesus Christ. 
  • Love is not just a doctrine it is a demonstration. 

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This 15-day plan focuses on how to be better connected with God and with one another, encouraging partnership within the Body of Christ.

This 15-day plan focuses on how to be better connected with God and with one another, encouraging partnership within the Body of Christ.

A New Reformation

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Sharable notes for the October 22, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The church must continue to rise up in love, truth, and power and see a reformation ofhearts!
  • One of the greatest legacies of the Protestant Reformation was putting the Word of God into the hands of everybody.
  • The gospel of Jesus breaks down classism. We are all one in Christ. 
  • The Protestant Reformation began because a man actually read the Bible, lived its truth, and shared its truth. This still happens today! 
  • "The Bible is the only book written that tells us how we can live forever." Mylon Lefevre
  • Scripture only reveals that Jesus only is the way of eternal life. This comes by Faith only.
  • Racism is a sin of the heart denying the truth that we are all created “in the image of God.”
  • The love of Jesus can change a human heart. 
  • Read God's word, live God's word, and through God's word you can change the world. 

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Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with this 10-day reading plan from Museum of the Bible! Join us to learn about the history of the Reformation and the individuals who played a vital role in getting the Bible in the hands of ordinary people.

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with this 10-day reading plan from Museum of the Bible! Join us to learn about the history of the Reformation and the individuals who played a vital role in getting the Bible in the hands of ordinary people.

Prayer - Week 3

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Sharable notes for the October 15, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Adoration should be a part of our prayer life. It reminds us of who God is and who we are.
  • Don't be afraid to confess to God. He is faithful to forgive and if we're willing, He will transform us.
  • Thanksgiving should not just be a holiday but a lifestyle. Giving thanks is part of God's will for our life. 
  • Jesus told us we can bring all of our cares, worries, and hopes to him. We find rest in Him.
  • Our prayers are opportunities for faith to say that God is able. 
  • Every journey begins with a step. Our prayers of faith can be our first step.
  • God's Spirit is with us always. This glorious reality should empower our prayers.

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Do you struggle with prayer? This study will help you turn your prayer life from obligation to a delight so that it becomes so much more meaningful and joyful.

Do you struggle with prayer? This study will help you turn your prayer life from obligation to a delight so that it becomes so much more meaningful and joyful.

Restorers of Light

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Sharable notes for the October 8, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • Christ’s death and resurrection were not only meant to save people from something, we are saved to something.
  • When motivated we become proactive, when offended we become reactive.
  • Combine the great commission with the great commandments - make disciples and love people. 
  • The beauty of the gospel is found in both proclamation and demonstration.
  • Tim Keller, “Christians are called not just to live in the city, but also to love it and work for its shalom – its economic, social, and spiritual flourishing…The citizens of God’s city are the best possible citizens of their earthly cities.”
  • We don’t work at jobs, we serve God through our vocations.
  • When your gifts and natural skills collide with your deepest burdens, you have your calling.
  • When we try to be relevant we become cultural followers instead of culture leaders. Be countercultural.
  • Be grounded through God's word, rest, fasting, prayer and community and avoid distraction. 
  • Live the word of God with words and action, and in this see God’s word work in peoples lives to reconcile them back to Him.

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God’s Word transforms our lives—healing, guiding, and changing the way we live. When we need encouragement to begin the day, a reminder to keep us going, or the comfort only God can give, Living His Word can show us His way. Living His Word Daily Devotions give us helpful, everyday lessons so God’s Word will accomplish its purpose in our lives.

God’s Word transforms our lives—healing, guiding, and changing the way we live. When we need encouragement to begin the day, a reminder to keep us going, or the comfort only God can give, Living His Word can show us His way. Living His Word Daily Devotions give us helpful, everyday lessons so God’s Word will accomplish its purpose in our lives.

Prayer - Week 2

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Sharable notes for the October 1, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • God’s desire is for us to pray from our heart, not for show.
  • Pray without seeking attention, pray sincerely, pray specifically.
  • Jesus gave us a a practical reference to a time of prayer with no distractions. He wants our attention. 
  • Be careful not to make your prayer time a checklist to be completed rather than an intimate interaction with your Savior.
  • We often pray our will and our desires. Jesus taught us to pray the will of the Father. 
  • Beware of things that stand in the way of your prayers: prayerlessness, unconfessed sin, unresolved relational conflict, selfishness, uncaring attitudes. 
  • Jesus offers us not just a pattern for prayer, but an invitation for a heart transforming encounter with Him.

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When all we do is memorize and repeat Scripture for Scripture’s sake – as in the case of the Lord’s Prayer – without ever revisiting or reanalyzing it, we risk losing the context and real-life application of God’s Word. This 7-day study aims to take a much closer look at Jesus’ words and intent in Luke 11:1-4.

When all we do is memorize and repeat Scripture for Scripture’s sake – as in the case of the Lord’s Prayer – without ever revisiting or reanalyzing it, we risk losing the context and real-life application of God’s Word. This 7-day study aims to take a much closer look at Jesus’ words and intent in Luke 11:1-4.

Prayer

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Sharable notes for the September 24, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • So many times in Scripture we see the invitation from God to us to pray to Him. Yet somehow prayer seems to be an unwanted, unused activity.
  • Prayer is an act of submission, of dying to self. It is not a religious activity.
  • Our prayer life needs to get to a place where it goes beyond the “save me now” prayers or the “give me this” prayers.
  • Being an heir of God is not about what we get, but about being in His presence. Romans 8:17
  • God will not reject you because of your sin. Humble yourself and He will receive you, love you, and change you. 
  • God’s power is released when we pray.
  • God’s love goes far beyond our ability to love.
  • We pray knowing God is able and we trust knowing God knows what's best.

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Is your prayer life feeling routine? Your prayer life should be refreshing and enjoyable. This plan can help bring new life to your prayers. Each of the five days contains a short audio message (1-2 minutes). In the audio, the guests share ideas that they have used to expand their prayer life. This plan covers topics of faith stretching prayers, prayer walking, solitude, creative ideas and fresh perspectives.

Is your prayer life feeling routine? Your prayer life should be refreshing and enjoyable. This plan can help bring new life to your prayers. Each of the five days contains a short audio message (1-2 minutes). In the audio, the guests share ideas that they have used to expand their prayer life. This plan covers topics of faith stretching prayers, prayer walking, solitude, creative ideas and fresh perspectives.

What's On Your Pedestal?

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Sharable notes for the September 17, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The law of God was given to point us to the holiness of God and to point us to the state of our heart, that we need God. 
  • Open-mindedness and tolerance are good things, and to an extent we should indeed strive for them, but not at the expense of truth.
  • "He is God" is better than "He is not God," but lacking in comparison to "He is my God."
  • Grace always precedes law. You don’t earn God’s grace through law, you abide in his words because of his grace.
  • Idols - Things, sometimes good things, that become ultimate things that become controlling things.
  • Money controls us when we consume to have because we think that’s what defines us, or to keep because we think that’s what will save us.
  • When you get a taste of the extent of God's love, those things we’re putting on a pedestal will grow pitiful and powerless compared to God.
  • We are supposed to love nothing more than God; trust in nothing more than God; obey nothing more than God.
  • What is from our flesh can never substitute for what is from the Spirit.
  • God will always outgive whatever you say good-bye to.
  • When you love, delight, and trust in God more than anything else, then following Him is not a burden, it's a pleasure and a desire.

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If you love and trust something more than God, then it's your idol. This reading plan shows you why it's important to keep God in the center of your life.

If you love and trust something more than God, then it's your idol. This reading plan shows you why it's important to keep God in the center of your life.

Joy Week 4

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Sharable notes for the September 10, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform! 

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  • The starting point and foundation for unity in the body of Christ, is agreeing in the Lord. 
  • Full joy does not come from living for your self. It comes from dying to self.
  • I will never find God's joy when I am the focus of the joy I am seeking. 
  • Emotional reactions that result in negative choices can kill our joy in the Lord.
  • There is a transforming power when we worship. It changes our perspective, and it changes us.
  • Gentleness is a radical behavior in today's culture, but God calls for gentleness to be evident in our life. 
  • We may be less anxious in our life if we held to God's truth that He is always with us. Our default when we are anxious should be to pray. 
  • God's supernatural peace transcends all understanding. When our minds are focused on Christ we can have peace without understanding.
  • The truth will set you free, if you abide in the truth. 

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The world defines joy as the intense happiness we feel when we satisfy a great desire. C. S. Lewis disagrees: true joy is an unsatisfied desire ─ a deep longing for God that never ends.

The world defines joy as the intense happiness we feel when we satisfy a great desire. C. S. Lewis disagrees: true joy is an unsatisfied desire ─ a deep longing for God that never ends.