Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sneak Peak of Freedom Life for 2017!


DECADE OF DESINTY, YEAR 6- ABUNDANCE!

As we close out 2016, I wanted to fill you in on 7 things that you can be a part of in 2017 that will help you experience the abundant life that God has for you! Plan to live a life of abundance by planning now to be a part! 1. FREEDOM NIGHTS (January 4-6)- Ignite your faith and awaken your soul to all that God has for you in 2017! These three nights will propel you into experiencing God's abundance in your life. Come expecting a great move of God in your life & hear from our guests Israel Campbell, Jimmy Rollins & Joe Riddle! During the Freedom Nights at Main Campus, our FL Kids teams will offer a three-day TURN IT UP kids camp! We're not going to be quiet and subtle about sharing God's Word and teaching kids how they are part of God's BIG story! It's going to be a boisterous three nights of worship, games, crafts and learning about how much God loves us! For more information or to register your child, click here. 2. IN THE ZONE MESSAGE SERIES! (January 8-29)- God desires that you would a live a life filled with hope, abundance, and joy. God has a new beginning in store for you! Whatever difficulties you’ve faced, God uses your challenges to stretch you and enlarge your vision to move beyond disappointments and experience his blessings. During this series, we will teach you how to live in the zone, in the sweet spot of God's plan of abundance for your life! Show up to grow up each weekend this January! 3. 21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING (January 8-29)- We will begin the church-wide fast after communion on Sunday, January 9th and conclude on Sunday, January 29th. Here's the link to the devotional that we will use during the 21 days with more fasting related details to follow soon on our website! Click here and join us. Prayer. Changes. Things. 4. ABUNDANT LIVING MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY (January 11 - March 29)- We want to help you move forward in experiencing the freedom and life that only God can offer in 2017! We especially invite you to our new 12-week study that will propel you into the abundant life that Jesus desires for you! We will focus on six areas of personal growth: 1. Living in the Tree of Life 2. Walking in the Spirit 3. Surrendering Our Lives to the Lord 4. Learning to Speak Words of Life 5. Becoming a Vessel God Can Use 6. Living as a Worshipper Because no childcare will be provided, we will stream the teachings via Facebook/YouTube Live each of the 12 Wednesday nights so that everyone can participate. 5. SMALL GROUP TERM 1 (February 5- March 26)- You can lead or be a part of a small group this Winter. Your next level always comes disguised as a relationship so connect into our church family with people that will help you go take your faith to a #WholeNuthaLevel! Whether your single, married, young adult or somewhere in between, there is a place for you! Click here for more details! 6. FIXER UPPER (Marriage & Family) RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCE (March 31- April 1)- Friday night will be family night with special guest comedian, Jonnie W (http://www.jonniew.com/) followed by an incredible day of teaching from Eran & Julie Holt (find out who they are by clicking here)! Details will be coming soon, and you don't want to miss out as registration will be limited for this event! 7. THE WHOLE ENCHILADA (January 1- December 31)- From exciting weekly Children & Youth Ministries to Flourish Night, Guys Night Out, Young adult gatherings, Men's & Women Conferences, Serve Saturdays, A21Walk/Run, United Nights, Hillsong Ministry School, Community Care Nights, Powerful guest speakers, Dream Team Celebrations, Fall Festivals, Double Days, Local & Global Missions Trips and more... be a part of changing the world this year with Freedom Life! For more information, go to our website ( www.freedomlife.tv), like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MIND MONSTERS, Part 5-- How To Keep From Losing Your Mind

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Key Thought— Manage your mind because your mind is managing you.

Text: Daniel 4:28-37

4 Things You Need To Do To Keep You From Losing Your Mind

1.  TRUST in the Lord with all your heart.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”  Psalm 20:7 

Key Thought- Everyone trusts something. The question is, what — or who — do you trust?  If you don’t trust God, you will create something else to trust. 

2.  LEAN not on your own understanding.

“There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”  Proverbs 14:12 (NASB)

3.  In all your ways ACKNOWLEDGE Him,

 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

4.  He will DIRECT your paths.


“I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.”  Isaiah 45:2

MIND MONSTERS, Part 4— F.A.I.T.H. That Conquers Mind Monsters

Memory Verse— “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

KEY THOUGHT— When Your Faith Becomes Big, Mind Monsters Become Small.

“... if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matt. 17:20 (ISV)
  • Everyone Has FAITH.
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”  Romans 12:3 (NKJV)
  • You CHOOSE Your LEVEL Of Faith.
“Then He touched their eyes, saying, "Let it be done for you according to your faith!”  Matthew 9:29 (HCSB)

F.A.I.T.H. THAT CONQUERS MIND MONSTERS

F—FOCUS On The Positive 

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”  Philippians 4:8 (NLT)  

A—AFFIRM Yourself  

“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!”  Psalm 42:11

I—IMAGINE God Doing Something Good In Your Situation  

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.”  Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)

T— TRUST God In All Things 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

H—HOPE For The Best 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Closing Thought— Decide to grow your faith every day of your life. Focus on the positive, affirm yourself, imagine God doing something good in your life, trust God in everything, and hope for the best!


“For the Lord God is our sun and our shield.  He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.”  Psalm 84:11 (NLT)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MIND MONSTERS, Part 3— How To Slay The Mind Monsters That Are Holding You Back

Memory Verse— “Words kill or give life; they’re either poison or fruit -- you choose.” Proverbs 18:21

TEXT:  “Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”  Mark 11:22-25 (NLT)

Key Thought-  The Words That You Speak Can CREATE A Mind Monster Or They Can REMOVE It.   
  • Don’t SPEAK about your Mind Monsters, SPEAK to them.  
  • If you don’t speak TO your Mind Monsters, they will speak TO you.
  • Your Mind Monsters will only respond to your VOICE.
  • Mind Monsters obey the WORD OF GOD. 
“When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!" Luke 10:17 (NLT)
"You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.”  James 2:19 (NLT)

SPEAK THESE THOUGHTS TO YOUR MIND MONSTERS TODAY! 

1. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation. (Romans 8:1–2; Ephesians 1:7–8; 1 John 1:9)

2. I have no fear or anxiety; I trust in the Lord with all my heart. (Proverbs 3:5–6; Philippians 4:6–7; 1 Peter 5:7) 

3. I am protected from all harm and evil in Jesus’ name.  (Genesis 50:20; Psalm 3:1–3; 2 Thessalonians 3:2–3)

4. I am completely whole—physically, mentally, and emotionally.  (Psalm 103:1–5; Matthew 8:16–17; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:24)

5. I have no insecurity, because I see myself the way God sees me. (Genesis 1:26–27; Psalm 139:13–16; Ephesians 5:25–27)

6. I am increasing in influence and favor for the kingdom of God.  (Genesis 45:4–8; 1 Samuel 2:26; Acts 2:37–47)

7. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life.  (Exodus 3:9–12; Psalm 57:2; Colossians 1:24–29) 

8. I am fully resourced to do everything God has called me to do. (Deuteronomy 8:18; Luke 6:38; Philippians 4:13)

9. I am a faithful spouse (if you’re single, you can slip future in there) and a godly parent—our family is blessed.  (Deuteronomy 6:6–9; Ephesians 5:22–25; Colossians 3:18–19; 1 Peter 3:1–7) 

10. I am enabled to walk in the sacrificial love of Christ.  (2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 1 John 3:16; 4:9–12) 

11. I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning every decision I make. (2 Chronicles 1:7–12; Proverbs 2:6; Ecclesiastes 2:26; James 1:5) 

12. I act in audacious faith to change the world in my generation.  (Joshua 10:12–14; John 14:12)

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

Monday, October 26, 2015

MIND MONSTERS, Part 2— The Four R’s

The P4:8 Principle- “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. —PHILIPPIANS 4:8

RECOGNIZE-  Before you can overcome mind monsters, you must recognize their presence in your life.

"Be careful how you think. Your life is shaped by your thoughts." Prov. 4:23 (GN)
  • Monitor your moods, your self-talk, your conversation.  

REJECT-  Your life will be defined by the thoughts that you accept or reject.

“... we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  2 Cor. 10:5 
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23

REPLACE-  Like a magnet, your life will be drawn to your most dominant thoughts.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”  Colossians 3:2
“Think the same way that Christ Jesus thought.” Phil. 2:5

RENEW-  Reprogram your life by renewing your mind. 

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 (AMP)

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs (thinking pattern) of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think...". Romans 12:2 (NLT)

“Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude].”  Ephesians 4:23 (AMP)

Monday, October 19, 2015

MIND MONSTERS, PART 1— Negative Invaders Of The Mind



MIND MONSTERS, PART 1— Negative Invaders Of The Mind

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10 (NIV/NKJV)

Week 1 Memory Verse— “Don’t copy the behavior and customs (thinking pattern) of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think...".  Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Negative Invaders Will Fill Your Mind With Many THOUGHTS

“There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.” Ephesians 4:23

The Thoughts That You CHOOSE To Think Will Run Your Life

"Be careful how you think. Your life is shaped by your thoughts." Prov. 4:23 (GN) 
“As a man thinks... so is he.”  Proverbs 23:7

THINKING ON GOD’S WORD DESTROYS NEGATIVE INVADERS OF THE MIND. HERE ARE 4 REASONS:   2 Corinthians 10:5 / Philippians 2:5 / John 8:32

Thinking on God's Word gives you spiritual SUCCESS. (Joshua 1:8)

2.  Thinking on God's Word helps you keep a right HEART. (Hebrews 4:12)

3.  Thinking on God's Word gives you WISDOM that will guide you. (Psalm 119:99)

4.  Thinking on God’s Word fills your mind with God’s THOUGHTS which will keep you from sin. (Psalm 119:11 / Philippians 4:8)


Closing Thought—  You Cannot Live A Positive Life With A Negative Mind.  If You Want To Live A Successful Christian Life, You Have To Take A Stand Against The Negative Invaders Of Your Mind By Thinking On God’s Word.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Small Churches, Big Dreams ONE Day - Thursday, November 5, 2015

I wanted to take a moment to invite you to a special event that my team will be hosting with Pastor Steve Kelly in just a few weeks!

Join us for the SMALL CHURCH, BIG DREAMS ONE DAY on Thursday, November 5th to discover how to get better at what you're doing so that your impact for God's kingdom can be BIGGER! If you want to get better, you need new relationships, new ideas and fresh vision.  That's what this day is all about. 

Regardless of the location or size of your church, this event will inspire you to dream bigger! It will be well worth your time and will help you take your ministry to a whole NUTHA level!

Steve Kelly, along with his wife Sharon, pastors Wave Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They came to the US in 1999 to build a church of influence with a passion to help people live life well. Steve lives to make heaven party by winning people to Christ and developing leaders who can change the world one life at a time. With a unique ability to communicate effectively across generational and cultural diversities, Steve’s messages bring the relevancy of the Word to everyday life and people. He has a candid style that illuminates modern day circumstances though Biblical principles.

Bring your team for a day to be challenged, encouraged and equipped in order to grow yourself so that you can grow your church.  Join us to discover how to get better so that your impact for God's kingdom can be bigger.   


BIO:

Steve Kelly is the Senior Pastor of Wave Church, a Christian church with national and international influence. Wave Church’s two main campuses are in Virginia Beach. It has multi-site campuses, located throughout Virginia, North Carolina and California, with more to come. Pastor Steve’s passion is to win the lost and to lead the generations to find their purpose in Christ through being planted in the local church.

Small Church, Big Dreams One Day - Thursday, November 5, 2015
How To Get Better So That Your Impact Can Grow Bigger

COST:  $30.00 per person ($25 per person for groups of 5 or more)
REGISTER:  click here

LOCATION:  Freedom Life
447 Noble Road
CHISTIANA, PA 17509
(610) 593-5959

OPENING RALLY:  Wednesday Evening, November 4th at 7PM will be our opening rally for those wishing to join us for Freedom Life’s United Baptism Service with Pastor Steve Kelly!   

ONE DAY SCHEDULE: 
  
8:30-9:15AM: Check In
9:15-10:30AM: Session #1— Increase Your Capacity
10:30-11:00AM: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00PM: Session #2— Increase Your Faith And Vision
12:00-12:45PM: Lunch
12:45-1:30PM: Session #3– 5 on 5-  Hear from 5 Pastors of 5 thriving churches for 5 minutes. They will share breakthrough ideas that will ignite big dreams for your church and ministry!

1:30PM:  Ministry Team Roundtables
-Senior Pastors & Wives
-Discipleship & Evangelism
-Church Systems 
-Children’s Ministry
-Youth Ministry 
-Worship Ministry
-Church Media


2:30PM:  Closing Prayer