At The Movies: Creed

1.Your toughest opponent is often yourself

Jeremiah 6:14 “They dress the wound of my people AS THOUGH IT WERE NOT SERIOUS. ╩╗Peace, peace,╩╝ they say, when there is no peace.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 “In your anger do not sin: DO NOT LET THE SUN GO DOWN WHILE YOU ARE STILL ANGRY, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

2. You can’t win the battle on the OUTSIDE until you face the battles on the INSIDE.

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, or they will be comforted.

If you don’t identify your losses your losses will become your identity

3.You don’t have to fight alone

Ecclesiastes 4:8 “There was a man all alone;     he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil,     yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked,     “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—     
a miserable business!

Two are better than one,     because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,     one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls     and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.     But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,     two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. “

Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

At The Movies: Maverick

Scene 1 : the team comes in

1. It’s hard to fly FORWARD if you are tied down by your PAST.

Luke 22:54-62 “Then seizing him, they led Jesus away and took Him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance but when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them.” A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, "This man was with him." But he denied it. "Woman, I don't know him," he said. A little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." "Man, I am not!" Peter replied. About an hour later another asserted, "Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean." Peter replied, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about!" Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and WEPT BITTERLY.

2. Your past impact WHO YOU ARE but it should never limit WHO YOU BECOME.
Scene 2: Clip How HangMan got his name (2:24)

But Jesus didn’t name Peter for what he DID, He named him for who he would BECOME.

He didn’t name him for his FAILURE but for his FUTURE!

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a NEW PERSON. The old life is GONE; a NEW LIFE has begun!”

3. Your BIGGEST SINS are not too big for GOD’S GRACE!

John 21:15 “Jesus said, “Simon Peter, Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” AGAIN Jesus said, Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.” And Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” THE THIRD TIME, He said to him, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me? “Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you.”

I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Scene 3: Time to let Go.

Steps of Faith

Lifegate 17th Birthday

Steps of Faith.

Joshua 1: 3 “I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘WHEREVER YOU SET YOUR FOOT, you will be on land I have given you.”

1. Faith steps usually raise uncertainty

Genesis 12:1 “God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.
2-3 I’ll make you a great nation
and bless you.
I’ll make you famous;
you’ll be a blessing.
I’ll bless those who bless you;
those who curse you I’ll curse.
All the families of the Earth
will be blessed through you.”

Hebrews 11:8 “It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going”

2. Faith steps often release miracles

John 10:10 “thief comes to steal kill and destroy”

Joshua 1:8 “Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’”

Verse 14 “as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam”

Verse 17 “The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.”

3. Faith steps always require faith

Mark 16:20 “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”

Joshua 3:15-16 “Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam”

1. Maybe it’s to INVITE SOMEONE

2. Maybe its to JOIN SOMETHING

3. Maybe it’s to SERVE SOMEWHERE

4. Maybe its to BELIEVE for SOMETHING MORE

Blessing of God(Jeremy White)

Numbers 6:24-26
May the Lord bless you and keep you,

May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you

May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace

What’s the key to God’s blessing?
Relationship with God
Genesis 28:16 “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!””
Genesis 32:26 “
Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.””

Restoration with people

Genesis 33:10 “And what a relief to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the face of God!”

The blessing is not just for you

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Luke 24:50 “Then Jesus led them to Bethany, and lifting up his hands to heaven, he blessed them.”