Freedom: Part 6

“Freedom” Part 6 “God’s Design for Discipleship”

Col. 2:6-10 – NKJV

Five stages of discipleship:

1. Receiving Christ

2. Walking in Him

3. Rooted in Him

4. Built up in Him

5.  Established in the Faith

Freedom: Part 5

“Freedom” Part 5 “Temptation and the Mind”

James 1:12-17 – NKJV

  • Where does temptation begin? It comes from a thought

1 Cor. 10:13 – NKJV

2 Cor. 10:3-5 – NKJV

  • Your emotions are a product of your thought life.

“If what we think does not reflect truth, then what we feel does not reflect reality .” (Dr. Neil Anderson)

We Renew our Minds by:

  1. Filling it with God’s Word (Truth)
  2. Taking every thought captive (Threshold thinking)
  3. Turning to God in prayer when we feel weak or struggle
  4. Admitting our responsibility to choose truth

Freedom: Part 4

“Freedom” Part 4 “The Power of Truth”

  • Heb. 11:6 – NKJV

Three Concepts of Faith:

  1. Faith depends on it’s object
  2. The amount of your faith depends on how well you know the object of your faith
  3. Faith is action
  • Rom. 10:17 – NKJV
  • James 2:17-18 – NKJV

Our actions are the product of what we have chosen to believe

  • Let us live in Freedom!

Freedom: Part 3

“Freedom” Part 3 “Walking in the Spirit”

Gal. 5:16-25 – NKJV

2 Pet. 1:3 – NKJV

Walking in the Spirit:

1. Is not a license to do whatever I want (vs.17)

2. Is not legalism  (vs.18)

What is Walking in the Spirit?

It is Freedom!

2 Cor.3:17 – NKJV

*Walking is the Spirit is being led by the Spirit

Rom. 8:14 – NKJV

Gal. 5:19-21 – NKJV

Gal. 5:22-23 – NKJV

Freedom: Part 2

Freedom” Part 2 “The Old and The New” July 29, 2018

 

Gal. 5:16-17 – NKJV

Rom. 7:19 – NKJV

*The flesh can be described as life independent of God

*Two Big things take place when we come to know Christ:

  1. God transforms us from the domain or kingdom of into the kingdom of His Son (Col. 1:13)
  2. Sins dominion through the flesh has been broken (Rom.8:9)

Romans 12:2 – NKJV

Romans 6:11 – NKJV

Four things that hinder our maturity in Christ:

  1. Ignorance
  2. A lack of repentance (accepting sinful behavior)
  3. A lack of faith in God
  4. Unresolved conflict or pain

*Freedom is not just the right to choose, freedom is the ability to choose

 

*Will you walk in Freedom?

 

Freedom: Part 1

“Freedom” Part 1 “Who Are You?” July 22, 2018

 

1 John 3:2-3 – NKJV

*Our Mission: To help people Know Jesus, Live in Freedom, Discover Purpose and to Impact their world.

 

*Wholeness is not a product of what you’ve done or haven’t done but a product of who you belong to

 

Romans 8:16 – NKJV

1 Cor. 2:14 – NKJV

 

*The most important part of becoming a Christian is not what I receive

But who I become.

 

Satan’s main mission:

  1. To distort the image of God
  2. To distort the truth of who we are

 

Two types of instruction in scripture:

  1. Doctrinal – (What we need to know about God, ourselves, sin and salvation)
  2. Practical – (What we need to do and not do in order to live out our faith)

 

*You will never live in Freedom mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and practically until you believe and embrace God’s truth about who you are!

 

Perilous Times: Part 4

“Perilous Times” Part 4

2 Tim. 3:1-5 – NKJV

More attributes of Perilous Times:

  1. Despisers of good
  2. Lovers of pleasure
  3. Having a form of godliness but denying the power

1 Cor. 5:11 – NKJV

  • We have the opportunity to impact our world and be a witness for Christ

Perilous Times: Part 3

“Perilous Times” Part 3 

2 Tim. 3:1-5 – NKJV

Four Characteristics of our culture:

  1. Unforgiveness
  2. Slander
  3. Without self-control
  4. Brutal
  • Prov. 22:1 
  • Col. 4:6

Let us be the hope!  

Perilous Time: Part 2

“Perilous Times” Part 2 July 1, 2018

2 Tim. 3:1-5 – NKJV

Four attributes of the days we are living in:

  1. Disobedient to parents
  2.  Unthankful
  3.  Unholy
  4.  Unloving

When we honor our parents we have two promises:

  1. It will go well with us spiritually (God will be for you)
  2. It will go well with us practically (Long life and provision)

5 Things that provoked God in the Old Testament:

  1. Idolatry
  2. Sexual sin
  3. Oppressing the vulnerable (Poor, Widows, Orphans, Alien)
  4. Injustice
  5. Violence

*In Perilous times let us be the salt of the world!