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31
Dec

Preppin’ for the New Year w/ Pastor Chuck

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Preppin' for the New Year!

*Focus*

James 1:5-7  5-If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  6-But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  7-For let not that man suppose the he will receive anything from the Lord;  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

The Message

5-8 If you don't know what you are doing, pray to the Father.  He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it.   Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

 

24
Dec

He came for Me w/ Pastor Chuck

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12/24/2017

He came for Me w/ Pastor Chuck

 

Have you ever been helpless? Have you ever found yourself in a situation that you had zero powerto get yourself out of it? Helplessness is a terrible feeling.

 

Helplessness - unable to help oneself, weak or dependant, to be deprived of strenght or power, to be powerless, incapacitated.

 

Philippians 2:5-8 - Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of diety and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient like and then died a selfless, obedient death--and the worst kind of death at that--a crucifixion.

John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, fill of grace and truth.

The Message - The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the-one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.

God Incarnate - To become human while not ceasing to be God.

Romans 5:8 - While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Luke 7:11-17 -  11-Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12-As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13-And when the lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep". 14-Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." 15-And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16-Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!" 17-And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

3 Points

1. He came to me because I was unable to get to him.

2. He came to me because I was desperate.

3. He came to me because He loved me. (John 3:16)

17
Dec