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Having problems with a friend, family member, colleague? Have you been able to forgive them?

Do you know how to handle it? Do you know where to turn? Do you know what the process should look like? Today’s reading speaks to the point when there is a problem: 15“If your brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault. But do it privately, just between yourselves. If … Continue reading

  • Leaving the door unlocked leaves you open to being vulnerable! The devil purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. He doesn't break in, but rather he jiggles the door to see what area of your life you have left open for him to get in through. He is looking for vulnerabilities in your life. Today's Word from Proverbs 4:20-27 These words were so important that Solomon wrote them down for future generations to remember. These words were so important that they even ended up in the Bible. Take a hold of these words and don't lose track of their importance in your daily life! 20My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. 23Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. 24Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. 25Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. 26Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. 27Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. The 3 keys from today's Word: The WHAT comes from v23: Guard your heart! - decides the course of your life. Your heart is the driving factor of your attitude, your actions, your words, it will impact the course of your life. The devil will try to get into your heart so that he will be able to infiltrate the rest of your life. Lock the door to your heart! The HOW comes from v24: Words have power! - We need to be intentional in speaking life. What is the unlocked door for you? Some may try to use honesty and openness as an excuse for being destructive, however, the reality is we need to be open and honest without trying to destroy the other person! This counts to self talk too. We can be our worst critic so we need to do a word check there too. Speak truth and life to yourself! Don fall for the lies of the devil. Lock the door of your lips! More of the what to do comes from v25: Don't compare yourself to others! Don't covet! (Deuteronomy 5:21 puts it this way: "You must not covet your neighbor’s wife. You must not covet your neighbor’s house or land, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor." Proverbs even speaks to the how to avoid this pitfall by keeping your eyes on the road ahead. Appreciate what we have! Comparison never leads to anything positive - it either leads us to a point where we think we are better and pride gets introduce or we feel defeated by they are better than us. Both cases are BAD! Don't play the comparison game! Don't miss out the victories God provides because you are comparing yourself to others. It could have been your best day ever but because you are comparing it to someone else's you lost whereas you could have been celebrating because it is a new record in your life! If you want to measure yourself, do it against the Word of God and use God's measuring stick, God's Standards! More of the HOW comes from v26-27: Deal with the problems before they become problems. Be intentional! See the path! Deal with the situation or the issue before it becomes a situation or issue! Be open, honest, and vulnerable in areas where you struggle! To be successful -> be open on struggles -> put up safeguards to keep you from failing! Remember the pain of discipline is always better than the pain of regret! --- my notes from @pastorjoshj's preaching today


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An inspiring & powerful verse-a-week journey for Men to become... More than!

An inspiring & powerful verse-a-week journey for Men to become... More than!

RSS Fearful to Fearless

  • Romans 08:15-16 October 2, 2014
    For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children. Romans 8:15-16

Keys to Growth

Disciple them in the ways of the LORD.
- Embrace others where they are.
- Outreach to others as they are.
- Meditate on the Word of God daily.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man--not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil.

Verses from 3-18-2011 Prophesy

Psalm 90:17
And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands--yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.

Lamentations 3:22-23
It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.

Ezekiel 22:30-31
And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. Therefore have I poured out My indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their own way have I repaid [by bringing it] upon their own heads, says the Lord God.

The Roman Road

I. Romans 3:10
As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.

II. Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

III. Romans 5:8
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

IV. Romans 5:12
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

V. Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

VI. Romans 10:9-11
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

VII. Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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Motivate Yourself to Pray

Four things you need to know to motivate yourself to pray:
Lesson 1 –  Prayer is loving communication with God
Lesson 2 –  You Speak; He Speaks
Lesson 3 –  God listens and responds
Lesson 4 –  Lack of prayer causes problems

Sovereignty of God in Prayers

Five-part series examining the sovereignty of God and how it relates to your prayers for the nation and its leaders.
Lesson 1 –   The Sovereignty of God defined
Lesson 2 –  How Prayer connects Earth and Heaven
Lesson 3 –  Your Prayer help wage the battle
Lesson 4 –  Praying for the lost
Lesson 5 –  Praying for the salvation of others

Understanding Who God Is:

Four Characteristics of God Related to Prayer

Lesson 1 –  His omnipotence – He is all-powerful
Lesson 2 -  His omniscience – He is all-knowing
Lesson 3 –  His omnipresence – He is all-present
Lesson 4 –  He is love – all the time

The ACTS Model of Prayer

Helpful tool of the ACTS model of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication):

Lesson 1 – Adoration
Lesson 2 – Confession
Lesson 3 – Thanksgiving
Lesson 4 – Supplication

What Jesus Revealed Concerning Prayer

Five important concepts Jesus’ actions and teachings reveal concerning prayer and the Christian’s relationship with God:

Lesson 1 –  What Christ says about prayer
Lesson 2 –  How the Holy Spirit guides and comforts you
Lesson 3 –  Why and How Jesus Prayed
Lesson 4 –  The power of confession and forgiveness
Lesson 5 –  Lessons and benefits of the Lord’s prayer

Creative Ways to Pray as a Family

Lesson 1 -  Kids Included
Lesson 2 -  Dynamic Duo

Worship in Prayer

Lesson 1 -  Worship defined – and how it motivates prayer
Lesson 2 -  Meeting With Your Creator – Prayer changes you more than you know


Prayer Journaling

Lesson 1 - A Record of Answered Prayers – A vital component of prayer journaling
Lesson 2 - Writing Your Passionate “Self Psalm” – The Psalms: David’s prayer journal
Lesson 3 - The “Thanksgiving” Joy Journal – Recognizing true happiness as you write your prayers
Lesson 4 - Women of Prayer – Recorded prayers declaring a woman’s heart
Lesson 5 -  Resolving to Pray – Journaling your prayers for 2012

Personal Prayer Prompts

Lesson 1 - Recognizing the prayer triggers in your life
Lesson 2 - Responding now to prayer triggers in your life


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