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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Message Series: Set or Reset
Message Title: Meeting of the Minds
Message Goal: Hello Christ’s following break covenant with bad ideas.
Rom 11.29 AMP
For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
Scripture says that God’s grace is constant towards us!
God’s gifts and calling to us are irrevocable because God doesn’t change his mind...so no one else can change His mind either!
God can be stubborn because God is always correct!
▻God isn’t going to change His mind concerning us...
God is not going to decide suddenly to take our gifts away...if we chose to continually walk away that’s on us...however, God isn’t going to stop loving us or calling us.
This is why WE need to repent...because God cannot!
ref: Samson in Judges 16
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God calls us to repent...(not merely apologize) and turn so that we can again align ourselves with purpose and life...
How should we live knowing fully that as long as we have breath and life in us we can chose God because He hasn’t turned his back on us
What’s holding us up? A better deal?
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Luke 15 Revisited
- The youngest son KNEW that he could go home, even if only as a servant...
- The father was looking for him to get back on track (Why?)
- The oldest son DIDN’T understand the true nature of his father’s love...
✓Youngest would work to show his love and respect.
✓Oldest son worked to earn love and respect
Repentance = breaking a covenantal agreement with a bad ideas...
The human mind and will are so strong that God Almighty honors them!
We have to change our minds...and God will help us...because God will never change His mind.
Look @ oldest son: (Luke 15:20-30)
But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
“He’s your favorite!”
He sees this as transactional and not relational...
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31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
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Joshua 7:12 NIV
12 That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.
Challenge: Don’t give up on your call just because the enemy has convince you that God has given up on you!
- Respond to sin that God has shown you by asking for help resisting it
- Commit yourself to understand God’s way of doing things (studying about Him)
- Slow up in the fast lanes...Pedal up in the narrow lanes!
- Learn to appreciate God’s grace without abusing it.www.folmadison.org