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All In 2022: Eternal Mindset



ALL IN
Part 1
Eternal Mindset


Luke 12:16-21 ““The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”


3 MINDSETS that change when we are ALL IN for the eternal.

1. Think like a MANAGER not an OWNER.


I Corinthians 6:20YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN; you were bought at a price.”


Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lords and everything in it”
James 1:17 “every good and perfect gift comes from above”


2. Think like a FARMER not a CONSUMER


2 Corinthians 9:10-12 “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.


A. He supplies BREAD:



verse 10 “he supplies bread for food.”


B. He supplies SEED.

verse 10 “He supplies seed to the sower.”

2 Corinthians 9:11 “You will be enriched in EVERY WAY… so that you can be generous”


3. Think on the ETERNAL not the TEMPORAL

James 4:14 “Your life on this earth is just a mist, it’s a moment that appears and then it's gone. But your next life is forever. It’s infinite. It goes on and on and on.”

2 different kind of accounts

a. The Great White Throne Judgement:


b. The Judgement Seat of Christ:


2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the THINGS DONE while IN THE BODY, whether good or bad.”


I Corinthians 3:12-15 “If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.”


Mark 12:30-31 “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”


John 14:6–9 (NIV84)
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Man of God: Fight The Fight






Man of God
Part 2
Fight the Fight


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.”


Exodus 15:3 “The Lord is a, a warrior; the Lord is his name.”


Matthew 10:34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”


Revelation 19:11 “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and He makes war. His eyes are like a blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter. And on his robe and on his thigh he has the name written,“King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”


Write these 2 things down.

1. God has called us to FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT.


Nehemiah 4:14 “Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”


2. If men are not fighting FOR SOMETHING we will fight AGAINST EVERYTHING.



Acts 8:3 “But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.”


How do we make sure we are FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT?

  1. Sometimes you THROW A PUNCH


Ecclesiastes 3:8 “There is a time for peace, and there is a time for war.”


2. Sometimes you TURN A CHEEK.



Man of God: Flee and Pursue





Man of God
Part 1
Flee and Pursue


Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”


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.

Paul says 3 things…

Flee and Pursue
Fight the fight
Take hold


I Timothy 6:11 “But you MAN OF GOD Flee from all this and pursue righteousness”


I Timothy 6:3-5 “Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. 4 Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. 5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth.

1 Timothy 6:9-10 “Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. 10 The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.”


1 John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world, or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

3 things that so many men pursue.

1. Lust of Flesh
2. Lust of the Eyes
3. Pride of Life


4 Men in te Bible

1. Adam



2. King David



3. Samson



Judges 14:1 “Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. 2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.”

Judges 16:1 “One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her.

Judges 16:4 “Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah"

How can you ever overcome them?



4. Jesus


Jesus didn’t live to please his FLESH, he lived to please the FATHER.

John 8:29 “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”


I John 2:15-16 NLT “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”



Galatians 5:16-17 “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.”


Galatians 5:24 "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.”


My People: Responsility

My People
Part 4
Responsibility


Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”


Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 “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!
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 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.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

4 reasons we are better together:

  1. Together we have a greater POTENTIAL than alone.

Check it out verse 9

Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.”


Genesis 1:18 “Then God blessed them and said, “BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY. Fill the earth and govern it.”


2. Together has greater PURPOSE than 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—


Ephesians 2:10 “WE are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works with God prepared in advance for US to do”


Romans 12:5 MSG “Each of us FINDS OUR MEANING and function as a part of Christ’s body. But as a chopped off finger or a cut off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we?”


3. Together has a greater PLEASURE than alone.


Ecclesiastes 4:8 “There was a man all alone;
    he had neither son nor brother….This too is meaningless—
    A MISERABLE business!”


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and A TIME TO LAUGH…”



Zechariah 8:4-5 MSG
“Old men and old women will come back to Jerusalem, sit on benches on the streets and spin tales, move around safely with their canes—a good city to grow old in. And boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing—a good city to grow up in.”


4. Together has a greater POWER than alone.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 “ Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”


Ecclesiastes 4:8 “FOR WHOM AM I TOILING,” he asked,
    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
    a miserable business!


How do we partner with OUR PEOPLE for a GREATER PURPOSE?

1. Fight to PROTECT the UNITY of the CHURCH.


Ephesians 4:2 “MAKE EVERY EFFORT to KEEP THE UNITY of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Romans 12:18 “If it is possible, AS FAR AS IT DEPENDS ON YOU, live at peace with everyone.”


2. CONNECT to the PURPOSES of CHRIST.


Ephesians 4:15-16 (NCV) “Speaking the truth with love, we will grow up in every way into CHRIST, WHO IS THE HEAD. 16 The whole body depends on Christ, and all the parts of the body are joined and held together. Each part does its own work to make the whole body grow and be strong with love.”

My People: Maturity

My People
Maturity


Genesis 3:1-13
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Conflict occurs when you have…

1. Pride

James 4:1, ESV
"What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”


Philippians 2:3, ESV
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves"

2. Immaturity

1 Corinthians 14:20b, ESV
"Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature"

3. Change

Proverbs 29:25, ESV
"The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe"

4. Differing opinions

4 keys for dealing with and responding to conflict…

1. Have patience

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

2. Be at Peace

Hebrews 12:14-15
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

Acts 15:36-40
36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord.
Ephesians 4:26
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.”


3. Be Positive

Ephesians 4:29
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

James 3:8-10
"but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
4. Forgive

Ephesians 4:31-32 This is the idea of offering forgiveness for past hurts to those you may have conflict with. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.





My People: Accountability

My People
Part 3
Accountability

Acts 9:26 "when Saul came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was really a disciple, but Barnabas, his friend, took him and brought him to the apostles,"

What kind of people do you need in your life?

1. PEOPLE who LIFT YOU UP.


2 Corinthians 7:5-7 NLT “When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us. We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside. 6 But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.”


I Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER and build each other up…”


2. PEOPLE who SEE YOU THROUGH.


Ruth 1:16-17 - "But Ruth replied, 'Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.'" (NIV)

3. PEOPLE who CALL YOU OUT


I Kings 19:19 “So Elijah went and found Elisha who was plowing a field with eleven other teams ahead of him; he was at the end of the line with the last team. Elijah went over to him and threw his coat across his shoulders and walked away again.[a]
20 Elisha left the oxen standing there and ran after Elijah and said to him, “First let me go and say good-bye to my father and mother, and then I’ll go with you!”
Elijah replied, “Go on back! Why all the excitement?”
21 Elisha then returned to his oxen, killed them, and used wood from the plow to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the other plowmen, and they all had a great feast. Then he went with Elijah, as his assistant.”

4. PEOPLE who SIT YOU DOWN


2 Samuel 12:1-7 “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. 4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.” 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!”