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—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)


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 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.   


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
(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!   

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 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Big Announcement Regarding This Fall!

I have some very exciting news for you that will help you take your life to a whole NUTHA level this fall! Freedom Life is now offering the new Hillsong Ministry School in cooperation with Hillsong International Leadership College! This will replace our Faithworks Evening College and will enable us to offer a new and updated approach to growing in the Word and Leadership.  This one year program will begin this September 2015!

The subjects and some of the elements covered are:

  • Bible: Jesus, The Bible & You 

-How to read the Bible devotionally and for study purposes 
-Historical background to the Bible
-How to use all the Bible study tools
-How to get revelations from the Bible

  • Leadership: The Church & Your Leadership Journey 

-Learn effective leadership qualities and skills that can build your own life and the lives of others, seeing the kingdom of God move forward.

  • Lifestyle: Following Jesus 

-How to build a strong devotional life
-How to find your purpose in God
-How to live a life that can fulfill your purpose 
-How to hear from God

  • Theology: Faith Foundations  

-Develop a personal theology in a Biblical and thoughtful way that will be a blessing to you and your church community.

 The Monday evening Ministry School will follow the same nightly format as Faithworks evening college (7pm-9pm).  There will be 3 sessions per night instead of 2, with the 3rd session being a small group session. This will lead to more dialog and more discussion based learning. There will also be different requirements and homework assigned to you each week that will empower you to grow. You will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the course.  The course cost will remain the same at $600 per year and payment plans will be available!  Stayed tuned as we will have more information regarding how to register for this exciting opportunity in the coming weeks.   For more information or questions, contact jeff@freedomlife.tv!