Wednesday, November 27, 2013

If You Give Him Thanks He will Give You Joy

Sermon Text: Psalms 34: 1I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Sermon Title: If You Give Him Thanks He Will Give You Joy
Point 1: He will        you David gave God thanks in the midst of him making mistakes that he openly admits and running for his life. He said as much in vs. 6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. Psalms 23: 3a …he restores my soul.
Point 2: He will    you     Ephesians 3: 20 Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask by the power that works within us.
Point 3: He will    you     David was in desperate need of some joy when he was on the run from his enemies. You know things are bad when you pretend you are insane. What he needs is not insanity but some joy. He said in vs. 10 you will lack no good thing. I believe one of those good things was some much needed joy. For the joy of the Lord is your strength...
Ephesians 5: 20…always give thanks to God the Father foreverything…; 
Point 4: He will     you vs. 4b he delivered me from all my fears…17 he delivers them from all their troubles 18b…[he] saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19a A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
Conclusion/Life Application: The Pilgrims knew it. AbrahamLincoln knew it. David knew it. We know it. When you give God praise/thanksgiving there is a transaction…He gives us restoration, more, joy, and deliverance. Can we give him some praise on this Thanksgiving Eve!
1. When you…
2. Don’t wait…
3. Keep your…
4. Wait for your…

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paying it Forward: Fortifying My Future

Sermon Text: Matt 6:20 - 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Sermon TitlePaying It Forward: Fortifying My Future
Review:  We have established:
1.  Debt is a spirit and can be destroyed miraculously through...
2.  Kill the Debt Goliath:  5 stones to throw and 5 stones to keep
a.  Write out your faith tithe check...
3.  We become debt free to secure our...
a.  Put the name of someone...
Point 1:  Wealth vs. RichJosh 7:1, 20-21
Point 2: Set Up Your Seed1 Chronicles 29:1-2, 6-7
Point 3:  Now or LaterMatt 6:20 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
1 Tim 6:19 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
 Phil 4: 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
Point 4:  Rewards not just Returns:  
Rev. 14: 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”;
Luke 16:8-9 - 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
John 14:2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
Life Application
1.  Start…
2.  Meet with…

3.  Make an…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Paying it Forward: Blessed To Be A Blessing

Text: Romans 13 8 - 10

Point 1: Pay Day Loan (It's A Set Up)
Point 2: Blessed Positionally Galatians 3: 26 - 29 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothe yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. Ephesians 1: 3…who has blessed us in the heavenly realms…
Point 3: Obey and Reap Deut 28: 1, 2, 12, 15, If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today…(2) All these blessings will come upon you…(12) The Lord will open the heavens… Galatians 6: 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows,
Be overtaken vs. 1, 2
Blessed hands vs. 12
Break away from cursed people (non tithers, doubters, negative)
Point 4: Patience and Promises 1 Thess 1: 4…he has chosen you [for the promises] Galatians 6: 9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
Point 5: Make it Rain Luke 6: 31, 38 Do to others as you would have them do to you. (38) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, It will be measured to you." Ephesians 4: 28b
Life Application:
1.   Write down…
2.   Write down…

3.   Give…

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Paying it Forward: Killing Goliath


Sermon Text: Romans 13: 8 KJV Owe no man anything…NIV Let no debt remain outstanding…;1 Samuel 17: 25, 40…The King will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his father's family from taxes in Israel. (40) Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
Stone 1: Spiritual or natural2 Cor. 10: 4 - 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Your first stone must be a spiritual stone. You cannot look at debt just from the natural.
Stone 2: God is…a debt canceling God. God canceled your sin debt by cashing in his son to pay for the rights of your soul. Adam gave up the rights.
Stone 3: You have a…part to play. Deut 28: 12 - 12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
All though God will operate supernaturally God is not going to do what you can do.
Stone 4: Open up heavenMal 3: 10 - 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.  None of this works if you do not tithe.
Stone 5: It's not about…getting out of debt is getting in a position to bless others. . Luke 6: 31, 38 – 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
 You are blessed to help the rest.
Stone 1: Keep the…faith. Rom 10: 17 - 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
 James 2:17 - 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
 Some of us try to do the things of God without having faith in God.
Stone 2: Keep at…do not stop paying off a little bit a debt at a time. 1 Cor 15: 58 - 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
 At first it will seem fruitless.
Stone 3: Keep your…extra money.
Stone 4: Keep thanking…God. Eph 5: 20 - 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 1 Thes 5: 18 - 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
 You must keep praising God because that’s where your peace and strength will come from.
Stone 5: Keep up…with Jesus and not the Jones. 2 Cor 10: 12 - 12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 
Much of our debt comes from addressing our low self esteem issues
My next steps…
(1) Surrender your sin and or rededicate your life
(2) Trust God with my financial decisions by praying over our budget
(3) Write out all your debt and put it in a place of prayer
(4) Make sure you hear this whole series through & bring a friend

(5) Meet with the personal finance pastors

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Paying it Forward: Jumping over the Debt/Death Trap

Sermon Text: Romans 13: 8 owe no man anything
5 Reason debt is a problem
1.   It promotes discontent…dissatisfaction Phil 4:12
2.   Makes arrogant assumptions about the future Matt 6: 25
3.   Requires you to transfer your future to your creditors Min wage is $8.25*40 hrs = $660 per pay check ($15,800 per year)
If someone is $10,000 in debt, the min payment is about 1%, which is $100 per month. It will take someone 8.3 years to pay it off. This doesn't include interest charges and late fees.
4.   Limits and eliminates your options Nehemiah 5: 1 - 6
5.   Steals your freedom and makes you a slave Proverbs 22: 7
Point 1: Casting out the demon of debt Luke 4: 18
A.  Announce your deliverance from debt (Luke 4:18).

B. Bind the "strong man" (Matthew 12:28, 29).
C. Apply violent faith (Matthew 11:12, The Amplified Bible).
D. Forget past debts.
Point 2: Man of God in the middle of debt relief
Point 3: Miracle Cancelation

Point 4: Same Jesus Hebrews 13: 8

GREATER - The Amos Effect

Sermon Text: Amos 1: 6, 7:12-17 6 Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, ...