January 25, 2015

Transformed Living

Passage: Isaiah 54:2-3
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Bible Text: Isaiah 54:2-3 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Vision
Building a Sanctuary
Isaiah 54:2-3 Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams.
We have an opportunity to purchase and remodel the Dome into a ~750-seat sanctuary
Purchase price for the Dome: $475,000.00
The Church is a Sleeping Giant
We are in a WAR!
Joel 3:9-13: Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, I am strong.
Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Are we willing TO DO whatever it takes?
Philippians 3:10-12 Now I have given up everything else-I have found it to be the only way to really know Christ and to experience the mighty power that brought him back to life again, and to find out what it means to suffer and to die with him.  So, whatever it takes…
Live Life God’s Way
Proverbs 9:10 the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Build Healthy Lives
Colossians 3:9-10 You have put off the old self with its habits and have put on the new self which God is continually renewing in his own image to bring you to a full knowledge of himself.
God’s Word
John 8:31-32To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Giving Our Time, Talents, and Treasures
Jesus said, None of you can be my disciples unless he gives up…ALL  
Luke 18:17-30
Tithing is evidence that we are willing to give ALL to God
Deuteronomy 14:22-23 Bring this tithe to the designated place of worship—the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to be honored…Doing this will teach you always to fear the Lord your God.
Relationship Building
John 15:9-17 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.  When you obey me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father and remain in his love…
I command you to love each other in the same way that I love you.  And here is how to measure it — the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends. 
Power from on High Gives Us Strength & Perseverance
Luke 24:46-49 …Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.
A Truce Is Not an Option with Evil
Luke 11:24‑26 when an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, I will return to the house I left. When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.
Fight for One Another
Nehemiah 4:13-14 Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

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