Monday, January 28, 2019

FCC Freedom Workshop 2019–WEEK TWO!



What a great time of worship...Thank you, Lucy, Maddy, and Seth!  Holy Spirit you are welcome here...I can’t wait for next week!

Small Group Time was POWERFUL!

I love how God is leading our discussions directly from HIS Word and not from human thinking.


One of my favorite parts of the night was digging in and discovering each of the people we met this week in 1 Samuel.  Whose voice were they listening too?  Can we relate to David...a boy who stayed in his own lane and was fully focused on pleasing the Lord...OR...do we relate with Eliab, who struggled with needing the attention of man and because of that was motivated by a root of jealousy?


David heard Goliath’s voice but he chose to listen to God’s!

Is it a sin to hear a voice contrary to God’s?

➡️NO!  
➡️We can walk in Romans 8:12-14 and turn away from it through the power of the Holy Spirit!

BUT...
➡️If we forget to remember to turn to God and we ENGAGE that voice —THAT is when we become dominated by our sinful nature!


DAVID:

💪He did not let age keep him from being used mightily by the Lord...Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Tim 4:12
💪Wholly Devoted To God
💪Did not covet fame, favor, or approval from men or kings
💪Trusted God enough to let others share his responsibilities without worry of them outshining Him
💪Motivated by love and loyalty to GOD
💪Was not focused on his ability, but God’s
💪David knew who He was created to be and was able to serve confidently because of that
💪David pointed others back to the God of Israel
💪David Remembered who God was


Eliab & Goliath

🦊Eliab was stirred by jealousy
🦊Eliab was motivated by envy
🦊Eliab allowed those things to become a bitter root in his heart
🦊Goliath was stirred by arrogance
🦊Goliath was prideful 
🦊Goliath was strong in his mortal body but weak in God’s strength
🦊Goliath enjoyed bullying and taunting
🦊Goliath was born to Orpah from the book of Ruth...she turned back to the land of false God’s
💪David was born to Jessie, son of Boaz and Ruth...she chose to leave everything to live in the land of the LIVING GOD



Quick!  Catch all those foxes, all those little foxes, before they steal the fruit of your vineyard.”
—SOS 2:15
`Let’s focus on keeping our vineyards FREE FROM FOXES this week as we catch those conversations we’re having in our heads and change our audience to having them with HIM!



Remember to catch those voices you are listening too...
The flesh wants you to see this cute little fox, but watch out!


The enemy disguises itself...here’s what’s really going on:
The enemy loves to fascinate and then he comes in and assassinates! 

Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay. –Ravi Zaccharious

❤️Those who are DOMINATED by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are CONTROLLED by the HOLY SPIRIT think about things that please the Spirit.  Romans 8:5

❤️So, letting the sinful nature control your mind leads to death.  But letting the SPIRIT control your mind leads to LIFE AND PEACE.  Romans 8:6

❤️For the sinful nature is ALWAYS hostile to God.  It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. Romans 8:7

❤️That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.  Romans 8:8

❤️BUT YOU ARE NOT CONTROLLED BY YOUR SINFUL NATURE. You are controlled by the HOLY SPIRIT if you have the Spirit of God living in you. Romans 8:9

❤️The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.  And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.  Romans 8:11

THEREFORE, DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO DO WHAT YOUR SINFUL NATURE URGES YOU TO DO!  
—Romans 8:12


HOLY BOOTCAMPS




➡️What we THINK is what DOMINATES us...

➡️What we FEEL reminds us WHOSE VOICE we’re listening too...

➡️WHO WE TURN TO determines if we are going to choose LIFE or DEATH...


“So dear brothers and sisters, you have NO OBLIGATION to do what your sinful nature is urging you to do.  For if you keep on following it, you will perish.  BUT IF THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT you turn from it and its evil deeds YOU WILL LIVE!”

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