Family: a sure thing
Family: A Sure Thing-Introduction
What makes a family, a family? What causes families to be successful? What is a successful family? A family is not automatic. It's a lot like building a house. A house is not just a bunch of building materials thrown together. You have a plan and it requires work. In the end, you enjoy the house that is built. In order to have a great family you have to plan. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. The heart of God is to help you have a great family. The Father loves and has a specific plan for your family. God has plan for your family and your family is not suppose to look just like my family. It will take work, but with the help of the Lord you can build a sure thing. With Christ at the center you can a build a successful family. A family that is a sure thing.
Issues of the heart
Issues Of The Heart
Things that concern our heart are important. There are a lot of things to guard in your life. There are a lot of things that are important, the heart is one of those things. The word declares that we are to guard our heart for out of it comes issues of life. Our heart contains our boundaries the things of our life. The heart is the source of life's consequences. We are to consider carefully what we expose our heart to. Your heart is precious and what you expose it to matters. The Father says to guard your heart because what you think on you will begin to do. You heart creates and gives you boundaries to help or hurt you. The heart is to be protected and treasure.
Issues of The Heart - Part 2
What we think on is important? What you think on you will eventually do. When we become born again we don't get a new mind, we get a new spirit. We are made up of three parts, a spirit, a soul, and a body. Your spirit is alive to God, its new. Your soul, your mind, will and emotions have to be renewed. Your flesh is not renewed it is corrupt. Your mind is the determining factor in what direction you will go. This is why we are instructed to guard it. Something that is valuable is guarded. Your mind sets the boundaries of your life. When you remove boundaries from your life, you are inviting chaos into your life. The mind needs a standard to build its boundaries upon. The standard for our lives can be the word, we just have to renew our mind with it.
Capturing Every Thought
Guest Minister - Rev. William Deagle. We are in battle, but the battle is not with flesh. The word declares that the enemy is attacking us in the mind. The goal of the enemy is to get us off, alone, by ourselves so we can be devoured. God gave us his word for this reason. The Father has given us weapons to war against the enemy. We have to do war in our mind. Every thought is an opportunity for victory or defeat. We decide what we will do with each thought. Every thought must be held captive, and then held to the word. We interrogate every thought by the word. We are called to capture every thought in our mind.
Don't Look At What You Have
Jesus fed the five thousand even though there were little resources and the hour was late. Jesus challenges our faith. Many times we look at what we don't have, when he wants us to look at what we do have. Faith moves in obedience to the command of Jesus. The disciples listened and obeyed the commands of Jesus. The more we look at the deserted place and the lateness of the hour the less we will see his promise fulfilled. Take inventory. Look at what you do have. He will give you what you don't have in order to bless the multitudes.
Presentation Is Everything
Our lives are all about presentation. When you get born again, your flesh doesn't get born again. You are in a constant battle with your flesh. The word gives us ways to deal with out bodies. Presentation is everything. What we do with our lives matter. Our lives are the presentation. A sacrifice is easy, its a one time thing. God has called us to be a living sacrifice. We are the church and we should represent; present our lives, like He would want us to. People are looking for something that is truth. Our lives can be a presentation of His truth. Our lives can be a presentation of Him.