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Grow Deeper

on February 12, 2017

“Grow Deeper”

2/12/17

Jeremiah 17:5-18

Our connection doesn’t stop.. we continuously connect with new believers or those that need to find Christ. We must also maintain our connectivity. 

Let’s say as far as marriage.. there is courtship, you establish a relationship, you get to know one another, you make a connection and you continue this relationship and go further! You get married, honeymoon, etc, at some point you start to learn or grow into the other person because we’ll never fully learn everything… 

With God to continue with Him is to find spiritual growth… We have got to grow in order to continue the journey or purpose that God has for us! We must have a spiritual robust root system. 

“If all there is is a connection, with no growth or spiritual leadership, all we are is a social club!” Pastor Mark

Big idea: to fulfill Gods purpose for my life in this church I must grow deep spiritually through DAILY dependence UPON GOD.
Reject MANMADE STRONGHOLDS

Trust flesh beings a curse and yields shallowness 

If man set it up, it is not dependable if man is behind this. Spiritual growth (making a root system) is dependent upon God! Trusting in man shows a denial to God! We aren’t dependent on each other, we’re dependent on Christ. Rely on God for spiritual nourishment. If you’re not rooted you’re like a tumbleweed blowing in the wind and you’ll have no way to support yourself, nor will you have access to the ability to stand your ground and take heed to a storm that may be coming in your way! God knows what me coming! He knows everything that will come our way! 
Rejoice IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Let your faith grow into reliance

Let God make you thrive

No matter what’s going on, you’re blessed! Our blessing, our enjoyment doesn’t coke from circumstances or from other people, it comes from the Lord! Rejoice daily! Praise Him daily! Don’t believe or trust IN God, rely fully! Know He will do right by you for you and in you! God must be your rock! Make God your rock, he can handle this pressure! No man or child can handle this pressure! Dog down deep, root down, and allow God to do what he will do for you. Drought will happen, but God will prevail! 

Your faith isn’t just about you… 

1) List the ways you depend upon manmade strongholds and turn from faith in them.

2) Consider the promises and faithfulness to God to redeem and restore you, in spite of you’re sinfulness. 

3) Pursue God privately every day, multiple times a day, through Bible reading, prayer, worship, fellowship, and services. 
“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch, so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him, and at his end he will be a fool. A glorious throne set on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. Behold, they say to me, “Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come!” I have not run away from being your shepherd, nor have I desired the day of sickness. You know what came out of my lips; it was before your face. Be not a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster. Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed; bring upon them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction!”

– ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:5-18‬‬

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