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Decade Of Destiny, Week 6- How To Find Your Dream Team

You can listen to this message right now by clicking here “If you can dream it, you can do it-- but you can’t do it alone!
"If you want to go fast, go by yourself. If you want to go far, go with others."African Proverb "One person standing alone is easily attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three people are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT) Key Thought-  You can’t choose who will touch your life but you can choose who you will hold hands with.  Choose wisely, for it will determine your destiny.   1.  You Need To Be Connected With THE Grace-Filled God.
“Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” 18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.”  Nehemiah 2:17-18   “Every day they continued to meet together...  praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily th…

10 For 10 Challenge, Pt. 5

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If you can dream it, you can do it, but you can NEVER accomplish your dream alone. The Bible teaches us in Ecclesiastes 4:12, that, "One person standing alone is easily attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three people are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." (NLT)  We were designed to need God & to need others.

You can have a great dream, a great vision & a great strategy & still not accomplish your God-given destiny.  You must understand that if you are going to reach your goals, you will need the help of others.  There's an old African Proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go by yourself. If you want to go far, go with others."  In other words, you need a DREAM TEAM!

Every success story is a joint venture. In Dr. Dave Martin's book, "12 Traits Of The Greats," says that, "Thomas Edison... acquired an astound…

Decade Of Destiny, Week 5- How To Overcome The #1 Barrier To Your Dream

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The book of Genesis reminds us that God created the world 1 day at a time.  Each day was unique and each day was a masterpiece.  In the same way, your future is created 1 day at a time.Today is the seed for tomorrow.  The Bible reminds us that, "Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life, and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven." 1 Peter 1:3–4 (MSG)  Even though our future is bright and our destiny is secure, it is easy to get stuck in life.  Often times our plans can go awry and our dreams seemingly come to a stand still.  We stop creating what God desires for our lives.  What do you do when you lose energy & focus for the future?  What do you do when the life plan you've been working on is written and ready but life seems no different?  Stop & consider Nehemiah 2:20, which says, “... The God of heaven will help us succeed. We, his servants, will start …

A 10 Point Strategy For Training Kids, by Willie George

Below is a 10 point strategy given by Pastor Wille George this past week on Twitter. I thought that it was so practical & excellent that I wanted to share it with you. Here's all of his words compiled together for the blog post. He's a great dispenser of wisdom & I recommend that you follow Him on Twitter & check out His resources at www.churchonthemove.com!


A 10 Point Strategy For Training Kids, by Willie George (via Twitter)

Every kid needs training. Some are easier. Some are fence-pushers. They're not evil just because they need correction. Most parents miss it by being inconsistent. Child-training is a long-haul game & good parenting is not a magic wand! Don't let your kids see you panic. If you don't know what to do with them, don't show it. There's always an answer!


#1- See each child as a gift from God. God doesn't give us kids we can't develop!
#2- Teach them the things of God. Kids learn in bits & pieces-not marathon sessio…

Bringing Honor Back!

Last weekend we honored & prayed for local 1st responders, military & those affected by the tragic terrorist attacks 10 years ago on September 11th. I deviated from our current series & shared a message that I know will bless, challenge & encourage you! You can listen to this message right now by clicking here or watch it by visiting our online experience by clicking here!

BRINGING BACK HONOR!

HONOR: time (tim-may’); to value, respect, or highly esteem; to treat as precious, weighty or valuable. On the flip side, a lack of honor is: atimos (at'-ee-mos); to dishonor; to treat as common or ordinary.

Read Genesis 9:18-28-- The Story of Noah & His 3 Sons

1. You cannot honor what you don't recognize. (vs. 22)
2. Honor qualifies you to enter any future that God has for you! (vs. 23)
3. Honor will elevate your life, dishonor will deteriorate your life. (vs. 24-27)
4. Bring Honor back by…

*Honoring up (Exodus 20:3, Isaiah 29:13, Psalms 22:23, Proverbs 3:9, 1 Corint…

Mom, Should I Eat My Booger?

I am blessed to have 5 beautiful children that fill my life with so many great stories. They also have a tendency to fill my life with some pretty gross ones as well. Recently my 4 year old son Colby posed an interesting question to my wife when he asked, "Mom, should I eat my booger?" As you can imagine, the entire scene was rather, shall we say, disgusting! If you can get past the picture of my son staring at his booger like it's dinner, you (& I) can learn a valuable non-dietary lesson. Colby paused & asked before he acted. In other words, he sought wisdom. Imagine what would happen if we would pause, like Colby, & ask before making our decisions today. What would have happened if Eve would have paused before eating the fruit & said, "Father (God), Should I Eat This?" What would be different about your life today if you would have sought wisdom yesterday? The Bible says in Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way that seems right to a man…

THE CRAZZIES, PART 1- JONAH

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LIFE LESSONS FROM THE CRAZY PILL PROPHET JONAH
4 Truths That You Need To Know When You've Messed Up!

1. You Can RUN But You Can’t HIDE.
“The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” 3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. 17 Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:1-3, 17 (NLT)
“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there. 9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.” Psalm 139:7-10

2. When things don’t look good, always LOOK to God.
“Then Jonah pra…

SKITTLES, Part 4- Who's On First?

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Key Thought- The rest of your life can be the best of your life if you put God first in your life!
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness (live righteously), and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

I WILL GIVE GOD MY 1ST AND MY BEST SO HE CAN BLESS THE REST.
Read 1 Kings 17:1-16- Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
Thought- God always gives a plan & if you work the plan you get the miracle (vs. 8-12)
Thought- God's plan won't always be logical, but it will be possible. If you do what is possible, God will do what is impossible. (vs. 13-16)

TIME- Exodus 20:8, Psalm 92:13, Luke 5:16
Example- Giant Sequoia trees toppled over a few years ago, partially because of people walking over their roots. The thought is that people walk through our lives and it has an effect on us. We need to honor the sabbath weekly & spend time with God daily to keep strong roots in our faith.

SKITTLES, Part 3- LEGACY LESSONS

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Skittles Represent What You Have To OFFER.

"The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24 (Msg)

Here are the 4 things that make up your life: 1. TIME 2. TALENT 3. TREASURE 4. TONGUE (Words)
Key Question- The average life span is 25,550 days. How will your legacy impact those that come after you?

LEGACY LESSONS FROM ABRAHAM & LOT (GENESIS 13)
Legacy (Webster’s dictionary): something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.

LESSON #1- VALUE TODAY BUT VISUALIZE TOMORROW
“And without vision the people perish. . .” Proverbs 29:18
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” - Helen Keller 1880-1968
 I want to encourage you get a vision for your future.  Depression, discouragement & fear are present when hope is a…

SKITTLES, Part 2- Investors

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Skittles Represent The Essence Of Your Life & How You Use Them Will CREATE Your Life.
"The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24 (Msg)

Key Thought- Generosity is an ATTITUDE
“Whoever has a bountiful (generous) eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 (ESV)

Stingy people say, “When I FEEL good I’ll do it. When I have MORE I’ll give it.”
Generous people say, “I’ll do it, then I’ll FEEL good. I’ll give, then I’ll have MORE.”

“Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the…

Skittles Thoughts- Are You Giving God Your Leftovers?

According to Wikipedia, Leftovers are: the uneaten edible remains of a meal after the dinner is over, and everyone has finished eating.

It would seem wise during these economic times to do everything you can to cut corners. One of the things that we often do at our house is save any leftovers from our meals. This helps us keep food on the table for our 5 little human vacuum cleaners that can inhale huge amounts of anything edible. While leftovers are a matter of preference when it comes to our own personal taste, it's a matter of principle when it comes to God. The first recorded worship service in the Bible ended badly because of leftovers & is found in the story of Cain & Able.

Genesis 4:2-8 says, "... When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted A…

SKITTLES, Part 1- Hoarders

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Skittles Represent What You Have To OFFER.

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24 (Msg)

Here are the 4 things that make up your life: 1. TIME 2. TALENT 3. TREASURE 4. TONGUE (Words)

Key Question- The average life span is 25,550 days. What will you do with your days?

Lessons from a Hoarder (Luke 12:13-21)
13Someone out of the crowd said, "Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance." 14He replied, "Mister, what makes you think it's any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?" 15Speaking to the people, he went on, "Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot."
#1- Hoarders always need MORE.
16-19Then he told them thi…

Skittles Thoughts- Is Your World Expanding or Growing Smaller?

This weekend I'll be sharing a new series called, "Skittles: Experience The Generous Life." Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing thoughts on how you can experience the expansive & generous life that God has for you. God wants to increase you in every area of your life. He has promises of provision for you! The reason that the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years was because they chose pettiness over God's provision. Nothing was good enough. The journey to their destiny didn't go as they had preferred. Their small minded & narrow thinking caused their worlds to shrink & their problems to expand.

My question for you is, "Is Your World Expanding or Growing Smaller?"

The answer to that question can be found in this one word. Pettiness. Many times we allow the expansive lives that God has for us to grow smaller because of a stingy & self-centered mindset. We often allow our preferences to rule our hearts. Acc…

Keep Momentum By Growing Your Faith!

Momentum begins with movement & is sustained with movement. If you want to grow in your faith, you need to keep pushing forward & taking steps into the future that God has for your life! God desires to grace your life with His holy momentum. I want to challenge you to take a step today! Take a moment & check out this post from Joel Osteen ministries & the link below about how to begin a relationship with God.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Scripture tells us that every person has been given a measure of faith. That faith can grow and increase; or it can be diminished. Notice today’s scripture doesn’t say, “Faith comes by having heard the Word of God one time.” It’s by hearing — present tense. Sure, God’s Word can transform us in an instant, but most of the time, we need to hear God’s truth over and over again in order for it to become active in our lives. The more we h…

MOMENTUM: Holy Swagger, How To Keep Godfidence- Part 4

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The story of the seed and the sower is a powerful parable that helps us understand how God's holy momentum can be sucked out of our lives. In Matthew 13, Jesus shares about the things that can take our confidence in God's Word. Without God-fidence, we'll lack faith to trust and believe God for our future. The key to keeping a holy momentum in your life is to understand and apply God's Word. His Word will produce everything that you've ever desired in your life. Take a moment and identify what momentum suckers may be affecting your life today!

Momentum Sucker #1- Lack of UNDERSTANDING (vs. 18-19) 
18 “Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds: 19 The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
Momentum Sucker #2- PERSECU…

Get Your Holy Swagger Back! How To Build Your Confidence

My senior year in college was a challenging year. I struggled under the weight of making decisions that would seal my destiny in life. During that time of testing, I made some poor choices that really shook my confidence. I went from being excited about the future to dreading that there was one. When I lost my confidence, it had a very big impact on every area of my life. Fortunately, I made the decision to get back into agreement with God's Word and I allowed that Holy Swagger, Godfidence, to fill my heart again.
Do you need some confidence today? You'll never feel good about yourself as long as you live for yourself & depend on yourself. You need to be willing to die to yourself & live for God! (Galatians 2:20) The Apostle Paul reminds us that we shouldn't have any confidence in our own flesh, but we should have complete confidence in God who is working in us. Godfidence! I still fail from time to time & my confidence can still be shaken by the issues…

Faith Works Is Coming This Fall!

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I'm so excited to announce that we will be launching Faith Works Bible College this fall! What is Faith Works? Check out the details below!

Faith Works Bible College brings you Bible teaching that is world-class. It's an extension college of the world-renowned Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia, and it's currently one of just a handful in the United States. This one and two year evening school comprises dynamic, faith-building Bible study lessons that reveal the believer’s inheritance in Christ Jesus. Easy to understand, with a ‘live-by’ context, this course has been designed to thoroughly ground you and establish you in the Word. It will help you develop and intimate relationship with God and gain confidence in your Christian walk.

Our website for this emerging new ministry in the life of our church is now up and running at www.faithworkscollege.tv! You'll be …

MOMENTUM: Momentum Moments, Part 3

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MOMENTUM: Momentum Moments, Part 3
Momentum = mass x speed x direction (the art of movement)
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

The goal of the Christian life is not simply to arrive safely to our destination. God wants us to walk on the water with Him and experience things that we've never dreamed. There will be moments when you feel like the holy momentum in your life has been sucked away. In those moments you need to do these 3 things:

1. Keep Taking STEPS Into Your Future.
"But Jesus quickly spoke to them, "Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid." Peter said, "Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to you on the water." Jesus said, "Come."  And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. Matthew 14:27-29
Key Thought- Don't allow your life in Christ to begin with faith and end in fear. If you…

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 5

The Fifth and final purpose of your life is to fulfill your divine mission. Jesus said: “In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” John 17:18 (MSG) The Bible teaches us that Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost without Him. In 2 Corinthians 5:15, the Apostle Paul said, “Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own.” (MSG) The only purpose that you will not fulfill for eternity is this final one. Life is nothing more than a window of time to find God, and then the judgement. We must focus our lives on this important purpose.
The word for this final purpose is Evangelism, meaning, 'to share the good news.' It is, in my opinion, the most ignored purpose in most peoples lives. My …

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 4

The fourth purpose of you life is to serve God by serving others. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:10, “God made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which He planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.” (NCV) Peter the Apostle said, "“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings.” 1 Peter 4:10 (LB) You need to understand that you were SHAPED for serving God. You are blessed, favored, called & chosen by God for His purpose!
Here's the deal, the Bible tells us that, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others...” 1 Peter 4:10 The shape of your life is made up by your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, passion & experiences. All of these work together to form how you fulfill this important purpose in your life. Psalm 139:13 says, “You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb.” (M…

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 3

The third purpose of your life is to grow up spiritually. The Bible says in Romans 8:29, "God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son … We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him." Romans 8:29 (MSG) You need to understand that you were created to become like Christ.

I want to take a moment to explain this because when you understand it, life will make so much more sense. The bottom line is this – God wants you to grow up spiritually. When you grow up physically, that’s automatic. The reality is that you grew up without even trying. You’re a big boy or a big girl now. But God wants you to grow up spiritually too. You can go through your walk with Christ and stay a spiritual baby. God says I want you to grow up while you’re on earth by growing spiritually. One of the reasons Jesus came to earth was to show us what maturity’s like. You …

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 2

The second purpose of your life is to learn how to love others. You need to understand that you were formed for God's family, this is called Fellowship. In other words, God wanted a family. The Bible says the whole reason you exist is God wanted you to become a part of His family, which makes you unique. And that family that you are adopted into by faith in Jesus is going to last forever. “God has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God's own family.” 1 Pet. 1:3 (LB)
The Bible says this, “God’s unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave Him great pleasure.” Eph. 1:5 (NLT) Again, He did it for His own enjoyment. God wanted a family and He wanted you to be a part of it.
Here's the deal, your spiritual family, God’s family, is going to outlast your physical family. Physical families don’t last. We all get old, grow up, move away & die. Bottom line, ph…

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 1

If you want to receive God's holy momentum in your life, it begins getting right your life right with God through Jesus & by beginning to focus on your future. I want to encourage & challenge you to begin living out your divine purpose this week. Sadly, most people don't realize that God has created them for a specific purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God really does have a plan & purpose for each of our lives. We are not the product of a cosmic accident. The Bible says in Colossians 1:16, “Everything, absolutely everything... got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.” The Bible teaches us in Revelation 4:11, "You God created everything, and it is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created!”That means YOU!
You need to understand that you were planned for God's pleasure. Ephesians 1:4 (MSG) reminds us, “Long before He laid down earth's foundations, God had us in mind, and settled on us as the focus of His love.” God loves y…

MOMENTUM: How To Move Forward, Part 2

Steps Toward A Momentum-Filled Life!

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FOCUS -- FORGET (forgive) -- LOOK FORWARD
“... but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Phillippians 3:12-14 (NLT) see also *1 Peter 2:9

1. Let Go Of The PAST.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they (meaning YOU!) may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 *see also 1 John 3:8
“Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 (MSG).

2. Start Living Out Your Divine PURPOSE.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“Everything, absolute…

MOMENTUM: Moving Forward, Part 1

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Momentum = mass x speed x direction (the art of movement)
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

In What Areas Of Your Life Do You Need Momentum Today?
-Physical  -Financial  -Career  -Relational  -Spiritual

Momentum is all about movement. Most people have lost momentum in the key arenas of life. Easter is a celebration of the holy momentum that Jesus brings to our lives. Whatever you may have lost in your life, it's time to get it back!

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil's work.” 1 John 3:8

Momentum Begins When You Do Something NEW.
"... (God) said, “...Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy …

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 3

HOW TO BECOME WHO GOD THINKS YOU ARE

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“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

See 2 Samuel 4:4 & 2 Samuel 9. The story of Mephibosheth is an extraordinary story of grace & kindness. Once he understood who he really was (royalty), it changed everything!

1. Know The New You
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
"By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 (NASB)
2. Meditate On The New You
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about…

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

We had a great day in the life of our church! No matter what you're going through, don't quit! God is with you & He loves you! Below are the notes from the message. No matter who you may think you are, if you're a Christ-follower, you're an overcomer!
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• WITH CHRIST, YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER.
…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
…If God is for us, who can be against us?... 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. Romans 8:31-32, 35, 37

7 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OVERCOMER

1. REFUSE TO GROW WEARY.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:9-10 (see also Matthew 4:2-3, Hebrews 12:3, Isaiah 40:31) 

2. COMMIT TO DOING GOOD. 
And let us not grow…

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 1

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This past weekend we talked about taking a God look at yourself. Below are the notes. The Bible is a revelation of God's thoughts toward you. I hope that these thoughts will help you consider who you really are according to God!

You will become what you BELIEVE.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (AMP)
Understand what influences your perception of your life. They are influence by your...Your Parents, Your Past, Your Physique, Your Performance, Your Peers.
When you base the perception of your life on these factors, you are building on the wrong foundation. Matt. 15:10-11, 15-20, Luke 6:47-49

To change your perception of your life, discover what GOD says about you.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thou…

Twitter Message For The Week- NEGATIVITY

This past weekend I talked about the reality that you need to Know & Apply The Power of a POSITIVE SPIRIT. When I mention a positive spirit, I not suggesting that we should just pretend to be happy & chipper. I believe that Christ-followers should be full of genuine hope & faith that is rooted in the promises of the living God! Learning to apply the power of a positive spirit will determine whether or not you will experience everything that God has for your life. The Israelites under the leadership of Moses missed their divine destiny because of their grumbling & negativity. (see Numbers 13:27-32; 14:24-28) God does not desire that we would miss out on His promises like that generation. He desires that you would be full of life, hope, love, encouragement & grace towards ourself & others. The question you need to ask yourself is this, "Are you living in the power of a positive, faith-filled Spirit?"

Here are a few thoughts about what negativit…

Lessons From The Sun Stand Still Fast!

Our church-wide fast was absolutely fantastic! It was excellent for my waistline (20 lbs. later) & even better for my spiritual appetite. I'm expecting so many big things this year for my life, my family & our church family! Below are the lessons that I learned from studying Joshua's life during this fast & what I shared with our church this past weekend.

How To Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be
From twitter last week-  ricklgodwin: Knowledge is NOT power! IMPLEMENTATION of knowledge is power!
4 things that you need to KNOW & APPLY  from the life of Joshua if you are going to cross over into all that God has for your life.

1. You Need To Know & Apply The Power of a POSITIVE SPIRIT.  
“They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! ... But the people who live there are powerful... 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of th…