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Action or Activity: Introduction

For the next six weeks we will be examining some of the things we do as Christians and asking God to show us clearly if we are living lives of action or activity. We are busy people, there are things that we are supposed to do, that are very important and yet in the midst...

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Experiencing God: Conclusion

For twelve weeks we have based our preaching on the study Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week, in our conclusion we consider the heart of what we have learned, God desires and pursues a love relationship with us. God has taken the initiative for us to know Him. He has revealed Himself, bought our...

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Experiencing God: The Church

A huge part of truly experiencing all that God has for us is to know God’s purpose, desire and love for the church. The Apostle Paul refers to the church as “the Body of Christ.” He makes it clear that there is one body that is made up of many members, that each member is...

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Experiencing God: Obedience

In John 14 Jesus made two very important statements about obedience. First He said, “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” Then He stated, “He who does not love Me will not obey My teaching.” Obedience and love are tied to each other. I believe that true obedience requires love and that...

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Experiencing God: Adjustments

In Matthew 16 we have a record of Peter’s great confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Shortly after this confession of faith and revelation we find Peter being rebuked by Jesus. After Peter made his confession and Jesus’ identity as the Messiah was revealed, Jesus began teaching the disciples about...

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Experiencing God: Crisis of Belief

Henry Blackaby writes, “A crisis of belief is not a calamity in your life but a turning point where you must make a decision. You must decide what you truly believe about God.” We all face opportunities to increase in faith. The problem is that often those moments don’t feel like opportunities at all. They...

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Experiencing God: God Speaks

Hebrews 1:1-2 “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son.” One of the fundamental truths that we must choose to believe so that God can build upon it in our lives is...

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Content to be Thankful

While in prison for the gospel the Apostle Paul wrote, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content”. I believe that contentment is the true key to thanksgiving. If we are only thankful in response to circumstances that we view as pleasing then I am not sure if we are truly thankful...

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Experiencing God: We have been invited

The third reality of Experiencing God is “God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.” Throughout Scripture we find God inviting men and women, nations and individuals to join Him, to trust Him, to follow Him and to be loved by Him. It seems that for as many invitations as God gives...

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Experiencing God: Pursued by Love

In John 3:16 Jesus is famously quoted, “For God so loved the world that He gave . . .” The love of God has never been about a feeling, a desire or an emotion, God’s love has always been defined by action. He loved the world so much that He gave His Son. In His...