Moving Forward

Pastor Brody Christian

 

1 Cor. 13:8-13    msg

8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

 

2 Peter 3: 11-18 msg

11-13 Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.

14-16 So, my dear friends, since this is what you have to look forward to, do your very best to be found living at your best, in purity and peace. Interpret our Master’s patient restraint for what it is: salvation. Our good brother Paul, who was given much wisdom in these matters, refers to this in all his letters, and has written you essentially the same thing. Some things Paul writes are difficult to understand. Irresponsible people who don’t know what they are talking about twist them every which way. They do it to the rest of the Scriptures, too, destroying themselves as they do it.

17-18 But you, friends, are well-warned. Be on guard lest you lose your footing and get swept off your feet by these lawless and loose-talking teachers. Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Glory to the Master, now and forever! Yes!

IF YOU’RE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD, YOU NEED TO BE CONSUMED WITH JESUS CHANGING YOUR LIFE 

 

WE NEED TO GO FROM A VISITATION RELATIONSHIP TO A REVELATION RELATIONSHIP

 

3 MIND SETS TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD

  1. REALIZE YOU CAN’T ALWAYS HAVE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT, SO YOU NEED TO MOVE FORWARDS ANYWAY 


2 PETER 3:11 “Do you see how ESSENTIAL it is to live a holy life”

Essential – absolutely necessary; extremely important 

 

THE GOAL IN LIFE IS TO GET WHAT I WANT TO LINE UP WITH WHAT GOD WANTS!

WHEN SEEKING DIRECTION & MOVING FORWARD, BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LISTEN TO….FIND PEOPLE WHO WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR, NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR!

  1.     REALIZE THAT NOT EVERY FIGHT IS YOUR FIGHT. SO MAKE SURE YOU’RE FIGHTING THE RIGHT FIGHT 

JOB 17:9 “THE RIGHTEOUS KEEP MOVING FORWARD, AND THOSE WITH CLEAN HANDS BECOME STRONGER & STRONGER”

IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN A FIGHT, MAKE SURE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LEADING YOU 

  1.     REALIZE GOD IS DOING MORE THAN YOU THINK HE IS SO KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT

2 Timothy 6:12 fight the good fight of faith

1 cor. 13:12“you can only see part of this.”

DON’T LET A BAD SEASON, DESTROY THE WHOLE STORY!