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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Do We God identity or Self Identity

Notes:
Pastor Justin Hoeppner
Coast Hills
February 19, 2017
Hebrew 10:35 -11:3,6

Hebrews 10:35-39 ESV
[35] Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. [36] For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. [37] For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; [38] but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him." [39] But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV
[1] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. [2] For by it the people of old received their commendation. [3] By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV
[6] And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Do we God identity or self identity?

What is my faith if it costs me absolutely nothing? Then what's it worth.

Faith is always about more than just believing. Trusting in God.

Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV
[35] Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. [36] For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

We learn that when we live with God, it is a journey. It is a journey of constant trust.

We need endurance. Drop your anchor in faith and hold onto it.

1 Timothy 1:18-19 ESV
[18] This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, [19] holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,

This requires us to be alive in our faith and wage the good warfare. 

Our battle is spiritual and our response is faith and a good conscience.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV
[23] Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Fix your heart, fix your life.

The Spirit is willing, the flesh is weak.

Every opportunity is a chance for faith, growth or not.

We can no longer walk with faith as inward belief.

Hebrews 10:37-38 ESV
[37] For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; [38] but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."

Hebrews 10:39 ESV
[39] But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

We are called to believe that God is who He says He is.

Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV
[1] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. [2] For by it the people of old received their commendation. [3] By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Romans 4:17-23 ESV
[17] as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"-in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. [18] In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, "So shall your offspring be." [19] He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. [20] No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, [21] fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. [22] That is why his faith was "counted to him as righteousness." [23] But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone,

Maybe circumstances are the need for us to drop our anchor deeper in faith.

Psalm 63:1-4 ESV
[1] O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. [2] So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. [3] Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. [4] So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

Selah: Hebrews 11:1 ESV
[1] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Danger of the Compromised Life

Notes: The Danger of the Compromised Life
World Changers 
Greg Laurie
World Changers
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Hebrews 11, Exodus 5
Music: Harvest Worship Band

Prior to knowing Jesus Christ, we are under the power of the devil and held captive by him.

The devil is a liar and he ripped us off. He makes us think he doesn't exist. 

Accepting Jesus is the greatest event in our lives.

It has been said "Conversion has made our hearts a battlefield."

Faith and fear can not coexist.

Hebrews 11:27 ESV
[27] By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Because Moses had faith, he did not have fear. Moses kept his eyes on God.

Exodus 5:1-3 ESV
[1] Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.'" [2] But Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and moreover, I will not let Israel go." [3] Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword."

Moses confronted Pharaoh, let my people go.

Ever think you are doing the will of God and all the doors shut in your face?

Moses does not backdown!

Exodus 7:10-13 ESV
[10] So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. [11] Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. [12] For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. [13] Still Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

God brings 10 judgments against the Egyptians.

Satan is not the equal of God. He is powerful but no where close to God.

One of the devils most effective tactics is imitation.

Just because someone says they are Christian does not mean they are. We can only see their actions, not their heart.

Whoever said sin made sense?
Bottom-line: Sin makes you stupid.

Plague 1: Nile turns to blood.

The Nile river was regarded as a God to the Egyptian people.

Anything that replaces God in your life can be considered a God to you.

Exodus 7:23 ESV
[23] Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he did not take even this to heart.

Plague 2: Frogs
Exodus 8:1-4 ESV
[1] Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Let my people go, that they may serve me. [2] But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your country with frogs. [3] The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people, and into your ovens and your kneading bowls. [4] The frogs shall come up on you and on your people and on all your servants."'"

Egyptians worshipped frogs.

When the frogs were dead, the land stank.

Pharaoh hardened his heart.

Exodus 8:15 ESV
[15] But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

Exodus 10:1 ESV
[1] Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them,

After Pharaoh kept hardening his heart, God then strengthened Pharaoh in hardening his heart.

Even when people see miracles they won't believe.

Our sign to the lost world is that Jesus died and came back to life.

How does one get a hardened heart? The continual exposure to the word of God and rejecting it over and over again.

The same sun that softens the wax, hardens the clay.

Plague 3: Gnats

Exodus 8:25-28 ESV
[25] Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God within the land." [26] But Moses said, "It would not be right to do so, for the offerings we shall sacrifice to the LORD our God are an abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice offerings abominable to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not stone us? [27] We must go three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as he tells us." [28] So Pharaoh said, "I will let you go to sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only you must not go very far away. Plead for me."

Pharaoh was trying to get Moses to compromise.

Compromise never works.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 NLT
[14] Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? [15] What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?

Exodus 10:10-11 NKJV
[10] Then he said to them, "The LORD had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go! Beware, for evil is ahead of you. [11] Not so! Go now, you who are men, and serve the LORD, for that is what you desired." And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Did you know the devil wants your kids?

He can't have them if you raise your children up in the way of the Lord.

Drawing your kids to Christ, requires that they see your life modeled in the way of the Lord.

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