Thursday, September 15, 2011

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 Corinthians 6:20)
*Honoring down (Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2-3, 1 Peter 3:7, Leviticus 19:32,1 Timothy 5:3-4)
*Honoring all around (1 Peter 2:17, Romans 13:7, 1 Timothy 5:17, Romans 12:10)

5. Remember this about Honor, Adam lost it, Jesus brought it back!
"When Adam sinned, sin entered the world... the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through... Jesus Christ. 16 And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift (JESUS) leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 11So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." Romans 5:12-16,11 (NLT)
“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered." Romans 4:7 (NIV) *see also 1 Corinthians 15:22, 1 Peter 2:16, 1 Peter 4:8