That’s My Jam

Acts 16:25-34 

4 THINGS ABOUT WORSHIP

 

  1.     WORSHIP BRINGS GOD AND ALL THAT HE IS
  1.    WORSHIP TAKES MY EYES OFF MYSELF AND PLACES THEM ON HIM

 

 

  1.   WORSHIP REFRESHES MY SOUL

 

 Acts 3:19 now its time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you

 

  1.  WORSHIP IS A BALANCE BETWEEN MY LUKE 7:16

Luke 7:16 – they were quietly worshipful – and then noisily grateful

RAISING SUCCESSFUL KIDS

Ps 127:3 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. 5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

 

Ps 128:1 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. 4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed

Who fears the Lord.

 

1. A GOOD WIFE AND MOM

 

IT’S THE PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO TRANSFER THE WORD FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.

 

RAISING KIDS IS LIKE LAUNCHING A SHIP FROM THE HARBOR. WHAT ARE YOU SENDING OUT?

 

  1. BE A VERY HANDS ON DAD – NOT AN ABSENT DAD

 

THAT INCLUDES BEING STRONG WITH BOUNDARIES BUT NOT OVERBOARD.   

 

  1. YOU MUST BE A FULL TIME LOVER OF THE WORD

 

Deut 6:6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

 

8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

 

10-12 WHEN THE LORD BLESSES YOU, YOU DON’T FORGET HIM.

 

  1. FEAR THE LORD

 

13 You shall fear only the Lord your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

 

24 So the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.

 

  1. COMMAND YOUR KIDS AND WHOLE FAMILY

 

CONCERNING ABRAHAM – Gen 18:19 For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.

 

Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger (TO FEEL BITTER OR CAUSE A GRUDGE), but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

 

THAT’S CALLED MOLDING A CHILD WITHOUT BREAKING THEIR SELF IMAGE.

 

AS A PARENT, YOU ARE INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS… FOLLOW UP!

 

  1. INVEST TIME INTO THEM

 

THERE ARE ABOUT 3 SEASONS IN THE LIFE OF YOUR KIDS BEFORE THEY LAUNCH OUT.

 

THE FIRST STAGE YOU ARE TRYING TO TEACH THEM RESPECT (1-5)

 

Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

 

THE 2ND STAGE (6-10) YOU ARE TRYING TO TEACH RESPONSIBILITY

 

THE 3RD STAGE (12–18) YOU ARE TRYING TO TEACH THEM REPRODUCTION

 

THINK ABOUT THEM REPRODUCING YOUR VALUES.

 

GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE DECESIONS

 

RELATIONSHIPS, TEACHING THEM TO GUARD THEIR HEART.

 

YOU NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE, AND WHO THEY ARE WITH UP UNTIL THE TIME THEY LEAVE YOUR HOME.

 

THE GREATEST THING YOU CAN GIVE YOUR KIDS IS AFFIRMATION

 

  1. WORSHIP THE LORD WITH THEM AND KEEP THEM IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

THEY NEED TO KNOW JESUS, THE HOLY SPIRIT, GOD FOR THEMSELVES.

 

Ps 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord,

Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth;

 

The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.

The Call!

Eph 1:16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling

 

Phillpians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”

 

THIS CALL IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT OBTAINING AS IT IS BECOMING.

 

FOR A CHRISTAIN TO NEVER SEE THEIR OWN IMPORTANCE IS AMOST AS BAD AS NEVER KNOWING WHO YOUR PARENTS ARE.

 

WE ARE SPECIAL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.

 

2 Tim 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

 

YOU ARE NOT OPERATING IN THE GRACE OF GOD WHEN YOU ARE OPERATING IN YOUR OWN ABILITY.

 

GOD’S PURPOSE IS THE PRODUCT OF HIS GRACE

 

THE REVELATION OF THE CALL BECOMES ONE OF THE MOST RADICAL LIFE CHANGING CONCEPTS YOU CAN HAVE.  

 

HE SAVES YOU IN ORDER TO GET YOU INTO HIS PLAN

 

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS AND HIS DEALINGS WITH US ARE RELATED TO HIS CALLING.

 

1 Cor 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

WE ARE CALLED INTO FELLOWSHIP.

 

1John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.

 

THE NEW TESTATMENT IS GOD’S INVITATION TO SHARE HIS FELLOWSHIP.

 

WHEN FELLOWSHIP BECOMES OUR OBJECTIVE THEN WE PROVE GOD’S FAITHFULNESS.

 

THE REASON CHRISTIANS AREN’T SURE IF GOD IS FAITHFUL IS BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T BROUGHT THEIR LIVES INTO LINE WITH GOD’S PURPOSE.

 

1 Thess 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and bodybe preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

 

GOD’S FAITFULNESS IS RELATED TO HIS PURPOSE WHICH IS TO MAKE US HOLY.

 

Eph 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

(AMP “The calling you received”) (1 Thess 1:11)

Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

 

THE GRK WORD “WORKMANSHIP” IS POIEO, WHERE WE GET THE WORD POEM.

 

SO, GOD HAS CALLED US TO FELLOWSHIP, TO HOLINESS AND TO GOOD WORKS.

 

YOU WILL BE A FRUSTRATED CHRISTIAN UNTIL YOU FIND OUT THE GOOD WORKS FOR WHICH GOD HAS SPECIFICALLY CREATED YOU.

 

Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 

YOU’VE GOT TO GET IN LINE WITH GOD’S PURPOSE.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE 5

“CONTENDING FOR MIRACLES”

 

Jer 32:26 Is anything too difficult for me?” 

 

NLT Mark 10:27 Everything is possible with God.”

 

Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.

 

Mark 9:23 and Jesus said to him, “if you can? All things are possible to him who believes.”

 

THIS STATEMENT PUTS A BELIEVER IN THE PLACE WITH GOD!

 

EVERY PROMISE FROM GOD IS A SEED FOR YOUR MIRACLE

 

WITHOUT AN EXPECATATION BASED ON GODS WORD YOU’LL BASE YOUR FUTURE ON PAST

 

THE GREATEST SHAPER OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS EXPECTATION

 

Instructions don’t have to be great – JUST OBEYED!

 

1 Cor 2:4 And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

 

FAITH IS THE INSTRUMENT FOR RECEIVING YOUR MIRACLE.

 

THERE ARE THINGS THAT GOD HAS DESIGNED FOR CERTAIN SEASONS AND PERIODS OF TIMES

 

THERE ARE THINGS THAT BELONG TO YOU IN THOSE SEASONS

 

WE MUST CONTEND FOR THOSE THINGS

 

Jude 3 I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.  “COMBAT, TO STRIVE, ENGAGE IN”

 

KENNETH HAGIN, THERE ARE MANIFESTATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN IN THESE LAST DAYS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.

 

IN EVERY GENERATION THERE MUST BE PEOPLE OR A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH THE FAITH TO REACH IN & CONTEND FOR UNSEEN

 

FAITH IS TO GET YOU LOOKING BEYOND WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED BEFORE.

 

John 14:12 WE CAN DO GREATER WORKS…

 

SPENDING TIME (WITH GOD) WILL HELP YOU TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE NEVER SEEN

 

Mark 11:23 “You will have what you say”

 

THANK YOU, LORD FOR DOING THINGS FOR ME THAT YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE, BLESSING ME IN WAY’S UNKNOWN TO ME AND IN WAY’S UNUSED WITH ME BEFORE.

 

LESTER SUMMURAL, “FAITH MUST BE REBORN EVERY DAY”.

THE CORE OF LIFE Pt 8

“The Danger of Envy” Pt 2

 

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous

 

NKJV love does not envy

 

We looked at several examples, Jesus, Paul, Joseph, Able, (Simon Sorcerer)

 

PASS It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else.

 

AMP love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy

 

ENVY MEANS: TO BURN, BOIL OVER.  TO HAVE A STRONG COMPETIVENESS – OUT OF RIVALRY…. (COMPETITION)

 

Eccl 4:4 Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.

 

(Jam 3:16) “Every kind of meanness”  – that would be the absence of God and love

 

Gen 26 Isaac was in Gerar and there was a famine… Lord told him stay.

 

12 Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; 14 for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 

 

27 Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?” 28 They said, “We see plainly that the Lord has been with you;

 

Mark 10:28 Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

 

YOU HAVE TO GROW IN LOVE MORE THAN YOU GROW IN PROSPERITY

 

John 15:16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.

 

18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

 

ALL THE WAY TO Vs 25 “they hated me without a cause”

 

Gen 27:41 So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”