More Committed to my Purpose
Romans 8:29 “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son…”
Luke 9:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Matthew 16:18 “Upon this rock I will BUILD MY CHURCH and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”
Matthew 28:18-19 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
WE EXIST TO MAKE MORE AND BETTER DISCIPLES.
1. MORE DISCIPLES
Matthew 28:19 “GO and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations”
2. BETTER DISCIPLES
Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and TEACHING THEM to obey everything I have commanded you.
2 things for us to do…
- Get INTENTIONAL about reaching the ONE.
2. Get INVOLVED in building the NINETY-NINE
More Confident in My Position
Romans 8:29 “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become LIKE HIS SON…”
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
John 13:2-4 “The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 JESUS KNEW that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.”
THREE WAYS TO COMBAT LIES:
1. RECOGNIZE the lie
Proverbs 4:23 CEV "Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life."
Proverbs 23:7 "as a man thinks within himself so is he."
2 Corinthians 10:5 "we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2. REJECT the lie
2 Corinthians 10:5 " We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God…
Jeremiah 12:3 ‘Yet you know me, O LORD; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter!’
3. REPLACE the lie with the truth
Philippians 4:7-8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
MORE LIKE JESUS IN YOUR PRAYER LIFE
Heb 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
1. “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications…”
Luke 4:42, Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12
2. “With loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death…”
3. “And He was heard because of His reverent submission.”
Luke 22:42, Luke 23:46, Luke 23:49
The Lord’s Prayer
1. Why Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to the disciples.
Luke 11:1, John 8:28
2. What Jesus taught the disciples through the Lord’s Prayer.
5 __________________ (Matt 6:9-13)
3 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer
Insert Fresh Revelation
Paraphrase (John 17)
3. How we can apply the Lord’s Prayer to our daily life.
John 8:28, John 5:19
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
3 focus areas…
- Start focusing INWARD.
Proverbs 31:30 says “ Charm can be deceptive and beauty doesn’t last, but a woman who fears and reverences God shall be greatly praised.”
I Timothy 6:11-12 “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
Galatians 6:7 “Don’t be deceived, God cannot be mocked, a man reaps what he sows”
2. STOP focusing OUTWARD
1 Samuel 16: 7 “Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart.”
I Peter 3:1-6 MSG “What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
4-6 Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.”
3. STAY focused UPWARD
I Corinthians 7:7 MSG “Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.”
I Corinthians 7:32-35 MSG “I want you to live as free of complications as possible. When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Master. Marriage involves you in all the nuts and bolts of domestic life and in wanting to please your spouse, leading to so many more demands on your attention. The time and energy that married people spend on caring for and nurturing each other, the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God. I’m trying to be helpful and make it as easy as possible for you, not make things harder. All I want is for you to be able to develop a way of life in which you can spend plenty of time together with the Master without a lot of distractions.
2 practical tips…
- Don’t do BLEND DATES.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 talks about this
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 “You are not the same as those who do not believe. So do not join yourselves to them. Good and bad do not belong together. Light and darkness cannot share together. 15 How can Christ and Belial, the devil, have any agreement? What can a believer have together with a nonbeliever?”
Deuteronomy 22:10 “Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together”
2. Don’t do BLIND DATES
a. Don’t date those who don’t have the SAME VISION as you
Amos 3:3 MSG “Do two people walk hand in hand
if they aren’t going to the same place?
b. Don’t date people who give you TUNNEL VISION
c. Don’t date people who IMPAIR YOUR VISION
Galatians 5:7 “ You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what SOME OF YOU WERE. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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