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Brave – Faithful

Brave – Faithful 
Ruth 1:15-18

Ruth 2:8-13
Definition of Bravery- “The demonstration of spiritual strength in her face of danger, fear or difficulty.”

More important than physical, financial, etc, is spiritual strength! The world is full of sin… can spiritual fortitude give the ability to change the world as it is!? In danger or fear, men and women should have faith acting out in spirituality. Not that we won’t have such anxiety, but finding our strength through Christ is our job, our responsibility! 

This world puts an overwhelming pressure on the secular world on men, women, children, Christian’s! Being a child of God doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with worldly endeavors… but we can bring on the battle that God will be victorious! Demonstrate a bravery!  
Judges 21:25 – freedom without governing. There was “no” absolute law. 

In Ruth, Naomi’s situation, widowed wife and mother, was through bad leadership! She was affected through no fault of her own aside being lead inappropriately! Her life was impacted because of distrust in the Lord! 

God knows what we’re going through! He’s knows all! Nothing’s more important than your family’s spiritual development! We have an expectation to provide for our family…. 

God provides for His children! Don’t trust a paycheck for certainty in our lives! 

Marry someone that is of equal yolk, your beliefs, or else this could affect your life and how it’s lead. God can work beyond anything we can imagine! Pursue Him! 

God always has a plan! 

Ruth’s decision to follow Naomi, it was spiritual act of bravery, through Jehovah. It would have been easier for her to go and live the way we used to live… that’s easy! Following and leading another lifestyle is more difficult…. 
Big idea: Brave people are faithful people. 
A. SACRIFICE (1:15-18)

Willingness to give up everything you have known and support “comfort.” Ruth was convinced a true relationship with God was more compelling to follow than to go back to her “old ways.” It was a lot of unknown! What are you sacrificing for your faith? (Compelling conviction, what is that?) 
B. TRUST 2:8-13

Trusting God for support and leading.. that’s what Ruth had to do. Ruth sacrificed, trusting, that God would provide. He provided! 
‬‬”So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech.”

– ‭‭Ruth‬ ‭2:3

Why does God provide so generously? By trusting and sacrifice! Don’t worry about gain of something… unless God gives it to you! 

God will honor your bravery, you just have to trust Him! 
“And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.”

– ‭‭Ruth‬ ‭1:15-18‬‬

“Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women. Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn.” Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before. The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” Then she said, “I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant, though I am not one of your servants.””

– ‭‭Ruth‬ ‭2:8-13

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Sacrificed- Palm Sunday

SacrificedJohn 19:28-30

4/9/17

Raised to Life

Today is Palm Sunday, our brothers and sisters came for service, and across this nation were dealt with death for their praise and worship to God, and his son Jesus! Freedom is why we’re able to love God and come to Him, but we are and will pay a price for this Freedom! We may not die, but we will succumb to ridicule and hatred from those that don’t even know us! 

NOTHING surprises God! Jesus came was to die for our sins, this was in the part of obedience, the will of the Father, the plan! If Jesus can love us enough to die, how are we joy serving others and coming to others for other in Gods grace! 

There was no unfinished plans from Jesus! He faced death in the face with nothing but words of grace and forgiveness! He looked at his accusers and asked his Father for forgiveness to these people! That is the LOVE of Jesus! He was compelled to walk in obedience! He was tortured, he carried his own cross, and was left by even those that love him! When Jesus died on the cross, it had been done, it was finished! This work was done and would proclaim eternity forever! Sin forever paid by Jesus with his one act of obedience by the wrath of God! All sins washed away white as snow, through the blood of Jesus! Amen! 

Death is inevitable! Watching people we love die isn’t easy! 
 

Big idea: Jesus COMPLETED what he was sent to do, bringing SALVATION to everyone who BELIEVES.

Jesus finished the work of SALVATION

Our sinful nature is going to happen, we will have consequences, but we are responsible for repentance through those sins! We have a sinful nature, we are children of wrath! We are taught to do right, not to do wrong because it is part of our nature! The world shows you happiness and there is nothing but despair when it’s not attached to a Godly way! We have been rescued! Jesus is leading us on a trajectory of Heaven! He sacrificed for us all! Salvation is through Jesus! 

Receive the gift or REJECT IT
Have you allowed Christ to come into your life or have you surpassed what he has for you? There is one way to Him! Have you taken that path or have you walked away!? 

“Jesus gave it all, all to him I owe!”
With his death on the cross, he delivered a gift to all of us, past, present and future! All you have to do is receive his gift! 

“After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

– ‭‭John‬ ‭19:28-30‬‬
Don’t reject Christ! Come to Him! 

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Deliverance 

Recently, it’s been a rough patch in my home and my near family. I have to admit, it’s been good and bad, and also, disturbing! I have seen anger in myself and hatred! For what reason!? Because it is hurting my family, those I love dearly!? Yes! BUT what am I doing to my family more so, I’m hurting then with all this negativity! I can’t allow my emotions to cloud what God has control over and has had control. Anytime that kind of reaction poses, we are allowing satan, the slave master, to come at us because we’re vulnerable and we might believe anything we hear in the corner of our mind… He’s sneaky and ready to attack. 

We need deliverance! We need a powerful prayer! 

I shared this tonight with my loved one and it’s so fitting, weather you’re a believer or not… this is powerful! Take a read! 
DELIVERANCE <———- (Click for link)

 “Deliverance Prayer”

“Heavenly Father I come to you now in Jesus’ name, to repent of all the sins in my life and also in the lives of my ancestors, that may have resulted in a curse. I repent of all disobedience, rebellion, mistreatment of others, lying, cheating, using or slandering your name in vain. I repent of all perversion, lust, incest, fornication, adultery, idolatry, all witchcraft, murder, and any occult involvement.

Heavenly Father, I ask for your forgiveness and cleansing through the blood of your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus I now take the authority you have given me and ask that you anoint me now as I command all demonic spirits of anger, rage, fear, depression, destruction, torment, guilt, bondage, vagabond, rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, mind-control, double-mindedness, confusion, passivity, sickness, diseases, pain, fetter and all addictions to food, alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography, gambling, or nicotine to come out in the name of Jesus.

No demonic spirit is welcome in this holy temple!
I break all spoken curse and spells that may have been performed over my life and any curses resulting from involvement with Ouija board, Psychics, tarot cards, Horoscopes, secular music, or through TV, movies or pornography.
I break all curses off my family, marriage, children and relatives. I break every shackle, chain, cord, habit, craving, debt, soul-ties and any spirit that has tried to rob, kill, or destroy my life.

I command my family to be set free. I break every demonic assignment over my family. Satan, loose them now! In Jesus’ name! According to Galations 3:13, Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.

Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I am now God’s child and through my Lord Jesus, I am able to cast down all demonic powers and spirits that come against me or in my family’s lives.

I am not cursed, but blessed! I am blessed coming in and blessed going out. I am above and not beneath. I am the head and not the tail. I am blessed and what God has blessed cannot be cursed. I am free, and I am saved. I have now exercised my faith and know that confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9,10). All of my sins have been remitted, and I am loosed from the curse that came as a result of disobedience and rebellion to the Word of God.

Thank you Heavenly Father, thank you Lord Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit for forgiving me and loving me. Thank you for setting me free from every curse and spirit that has operated in my life. Father God, I pray for discernment and for a new vision to help me recognize and resist all evil and all fleshly, worldly ways. I am anointed through the Lord Jesus Christ, and I thank you Jesus for your guidance and discipline as I continue to be a victorious soldier and holy child. AMEN.”

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Lead in the church – worship

LEAD ➡️ in the churchPhilippians 2:1-8

3/12/17
Fruit is the byproduct of your relationship with Christ. We will not enjoy true love and peace until we have got Jesus as our savior and as we connect and grow! No matter if you’re an introvert or extrovert, you’re a leader! It begins in the home so we can outpour that love to others! God uses us in different compacity to influence people! Every person has a unique function to fulfill in the church. Challenge: discern and discover why God has put you in your church to lead the church and the body!! 
“I exist today to function for the purpose of leading people to Jesus!” We are a movement of God! We are here to lead! Say it to yourself, “Leadership!” Spiritual leadership is servant leadership! Our model comes from Jesus Christ. Best way to lead the people is through HUMBLE SERVICE. 
** READ THIS DAILY: “Do NOTHING from selfish ambition or conceit, but in HUMILITY count others more significant than yourselves.” (Vs 3)

Big idea: I am connected to and and this church, and I am growing in my faith, in order to LEAD people to Jesus, not only in my HOME, but also in my CHURCH. 
Fullness OF JOY (1-2)

* Cherish the love this church possesses because of Christ

* Celebrate the Unity this church possesses because of Christ

– If Jesus wasn’t here, this wouldn’t be a friendly place. We are united in many differences and by Jesus, we have that love we need to posses it! You should find encouragement, empathy, mercy, and spiritual growth. Jesus is the cornerstone! Be united and celebrate together. We are very unique! We all have a past that brings us together and our perspective of life helps each other to see what could change or benefit others in our venture! Only in a church can you find unity in diversity. Find joy in all your days! No one wants to follow someone that doesn’t have joy in their life! LEAD in JOY and watch people that will be drawn to you. 
Mindset OF HUMILITY (3-7)

* Not, “what do I want?” But, “What will strengthen the church and build the Kingdom?” * Higher callings and positions of influence do not terminate the necessity of humility, but ENLARGE it. 

It’s not about me, it’s about your church and what will strengthen your church! Your participation and what you can do to HELP your body will make it more abundant and enlarge the kingdom of God; more successful church! “Must resist me first mentality.” Jesus was as high as you could get, he was equal with God! The higher you are, find humility, so that you can come to others! Push out barriers and enlarge the understand for NEED of humility and get more people to the presence of God! What of God has given you a higher calling for the benefit of Jesus!!! Spear of influence is based on doing something that you would ask someone else, that you will do yourself! Lead by example. 
Acts OF SACRIFICE (8)

* Give your best – Give your all

– Jesus talked and bared action with his words! He emptied himself, left the splendor the heavens to come to this world, as a helpless baby and SACRIFICE himself! Spiritual labor… Jesus gave his BEST and gave his ALL. Do your best for then glory of God! 
** Smartphone: Take the spiritual gift assessment.… email it to the pastor (if you feel lead to do so)…. 


Don’t assume you KNOW what spiritual gift you have… take a moment to find out…. what is your gift. The church body, the city, NEEDS YOU! All that we do in the church for the church, is for the glory of God! 
Check your abilities and do so with joy, humility and love! 
** In a church, its not about just you, it’s about the whole church! “The church needs your help and someone else will do the job, someone else will step up.” Do you know this for sure!? Assuming that someone else will intervene and take a place… you don’t know that for sure! **
“So if there is any ENCOURAGEMENT IN CHRIST, any COMFORT FROM LOVE, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do NOTHING from selfish ambition or conceit, but in HUMILITY count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

– ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:1-8‬‬

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Devotional 2/22


Living for God Is All That Matters 
“All of us enjoy being well thought of, it is not possible to be liked by everyone all the time. In God’s economy, we usually have to be willing to lose something we have in order to gain what we really want in life, and that means we have to stop comparing ourselves to other people’s standards and start living for God. Real friends will encourage you to make God number one in your life. ” – Joyce Meyer

Don’t take life without an understanding that our life is NOT our own, our life belongs to God and we should want to love to honor Him on a daily basis! 

Don’t live your life trying to please others…. others are bound to let you down! But God will NOT let you down! 

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Devotional 2/21

Getting Rid of Unrealistic Expectations 

What a quick way to steal our joy…. thinking of something or feeling as if something greater or more will come to fruition…. but He is a God miracles, right? Why put ourselves into a false sense of reality and feel as though something is coming before it does without His blessing? 

But we have to remember its HIS time and HIS plans for US

“If only in a perfect little world, we all know that isn’t reality. In reality, only God is perfect and the rest of us are under construction. The devil knows what steals our peace and he sets us up to get upset when our unrealistic expectations fall apart. I have discovered that if I don’t let those things impress me, then they can’t depress me.” – Joyce Meyer

God can give you the power of strength! Don’t falter because life doesn’t go as we, your family or even just yourself may have planned! I have been there myself, pity party for one, please! Why go through that, depress yourself, distance yourself not only from ones that love you, but THE ONE true God that loves you and accepts you as you are 24/7!? 

Don’t give up! Brush it off as best as you can and flow with the storm ⛈. There is a purpose and He will provide ALL the answers you need, in time! 

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Devotional 2/20

A Life of Discipline Will Bring God’s Peace 

There is so much that competes for out time and energy… and our concentration…. how much is too much…. 

One might wish for more time, or more ability to do this and that, but aren’t we the ones that determine our schedule (in a manner of speaking). We can make more time if we choose to do so.. we have to find what is more important to us! We need to be more disciplined! 

“I had to discipline myself in order to simplify my life. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. He can guide you, showing you what commitments to make and which ones to turn down. Begin disciplining yourself today, and you can begin to enjoy the peaceful life that God has waiting for you.” – Joyce Meyer

Discipline today = fruits tomorrow! 



1. KNOW that you are a direct reflection of Gods light to this world 

2. LIVE in a way that attracts people to His light

3. SHARE His light always
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Devotional 2/19

Learn to Trust God’s Plan for You 

Is there a problem to being independent? Too independent? Feel like you simply can’t relay on anyone else or because you haven’t in a long while or maybe you rely too heavily on someone else and not on God. I think we have been there far too often … I speak for myself when I say I have been on both sides and have to conquer that daily to understand each and everyday of my life isn’t MY LIFE

So what can we do? Who do we go to? Friend? Husband? Parent? Close… our one true Father in heaven! God! He will meet our every need! We don’t have to rely on ourself or anyone else so heavily or even understand everything that happened, just knwktnjng who has control of our life! 

“Now trust won’t just magically happen. Trust grows as we take steps of faith and experience God’s faithfulness. You have to tell your doubt, your fear, your insecurity, or maybe even your fierce independence to make way for a life of trusting in God. When you do that, you won’t have to struggle so much to make your life work. So even when it doesn’t make sense, trust Him, and experience His freedom and rest.” – Joyce Meyer

Life isn’t always going to be easy or understandable! We listen! Pray! Lean on Him and know who holds your future day in and day out! 

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Grow Tall  2/19/17

Grow tall
Matthew 5:14-16

Our life is NOT defined by what happens to us! Your walk in public with Christ is only as strong as it is in private. As roots protect us, we must also branch out… 
Big idea: to fulfill Gods purpose for my life in this church, I must grow TALL spiritually through daily reflection and unashamed action.

Identify WHO YOU ARE (14)

We should be a reflection of Christ. As children of Christ, we are a reflective light, a tall light and we don’t do anything to have it, it s there, waiting for us to illuminate it to the person who needs it most. We are to bear witness! “Cities on a hill are to be seen.” Stand on a hill and be seen, let others see your light. Daily reflect: we are a light for others to see so others can come and find us and find rest! Don’t lose track of our mission! Reflect on his word, His song, serving others, being on mission! Music is powerful! The song can change you weather you see it or not… focus on the words because it can and will fold deep into your soul! 
Influence THE WORLD AROUND YOU (15-16)
Song: This little light of mine… “hiding a bushel” – hide or steal someone talent (Matthew 5) don’t hide Christ’s accomplishments…. don’t dismiss what He has, is and will do! Where has God placed your lamp? He has placed you for maximum illumination! We don’t always see it, but there is purpose! Job, city, season, reason and timing! To hide our lamp would be against our DNA as a Christian! Would you agree? People should notice you…. if you were removed. Would people notice? Would people be upset? Would people fight to have you stick around? 
When you do something… outward focus? Is this going to leave an impact on the city? On the neighborhood? We grow tall by putting our faith into action. Accrational evangelism…. we don’t need a prize to be attracted to come to God. Be on your game everyday to see what’s important and what’s not…. Are my good works attracted people to God! 
When you see someone, you might only see their branches, unless you get to know someone personally, you may not see their root system! 
Is your life attractive? Full of love and compassion? Change a persons vision of Christian… humble, asking forgiveness, knock down walls, giving love and not hate…. love and serve people. It’s. It about you! It’s about others! 
Reminder for this week my friends…. 

1. KNOW that you are a direct reflection of Gods light to this world 

2. LIVE in a way that attracts people to His light

3. SHARE His light always
You have got to spend time with God on a daily basis…. 5 min a day a least as a start… see what it does for you! 

“”You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

– ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬‬

How can I pray for you friends? Let me know! 

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