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How To Come Back From A Big Mistake | Herbert Cooper - Audio

2 Critical Components To A Comeback 1. God specializes in comebacks Exodus 3:1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (NIV) Exodus 3:2-4 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight--why the bush does not burn up." 4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am." (NIV) Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, (NIV) 2. You need to encounter the presence of God Exodus 3:3-4 So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight--why the bush does not burn up." 4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am." (NIV) Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (NIV) 1. Standing in God’s presence Exodus 33:10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. (NIV) 2. Singing in God’s presence Psalm 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. (NIV) 3. Clapping in God’s presence Psalm 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (NKJV) 4. Dancing in God’s presence Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. (NIV) 5. Kneeling in God’s presence Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; (NIV) 6. Lifting your hands in God’s presence Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD. (NIV) Psalm 63:4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. (NIV) 1. Responding to the presence of God will reveal God’s character to you when you need it most Exodus 3:6-7 Then he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (NKJV) 2. Responding to the presence of God will help you discover God’s plan Exodus 3:8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. (NIV) 3. Responding to the presence of God will give you direction Exodus 3:10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." (NIV) 4. Responding to the presence of God will give you confidence to move forward Exodus 3:11–12   But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12  And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (NIV)

30m
Aug 07
I Choose to Live Life with Enthusiasm | Dino Rizzo - Audio

Deuteronomy 28:43-48a (NLT) 43  “The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker.  44  They will lend money to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail! 45  “If you refuse to listen to the LORD your God and to obey the commands and decrees he has given you, all these curses will pursue and overtake you until you are destroyed.  46  These horrors will serve as a sign and warning among you and your descendants forever.  47  If you do not serve the LORD your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received,  48  you will serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you. You will be left hungry, thirsty, naked, and lacking in everything.  Romans 12:11 (NLT)   Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:11 (MSG) Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NLT) Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us [a] —I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT) So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. “One of the greatest things you can do is to get excited about your life and start to live enthusiastically day after day; your whole world will improve. If you wait to get joy until some lucky outer event happens – guess what? If you wait, what does life do? It waits. And if you hold back until a more appropriate time to get excited and fire up what does life do!? It holds back. You’re going to hold back on enthusiasm, develop lots of patience, because you’re going to wait a long time for an exciting life.” – John Maxwell __Enthusiasm is … An Energizer  An Elevator  An Eliminator __ How Do You Live Out Enthusiasm   1. It’s a Choice.  “Being fired up is not a personality type but a type of obedience”  2. Hang around with enthusiastic people. 3. Pray and invite God to come live within you.

27m
Jul 31
How To Overcome Your Giant Problem | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1 Samuel 17:4 Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall! (NLT) 1 Samuel 17:8–11   Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9  If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10  Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” 11  On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. (NIV) 5 Strategies To Overcome Your Giant Problem 1. Face your giant 1 Samuel 17:16 For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion strutted in front of the Israelite army. (NLT) 1 Samuel 17:23–24 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel. 24  As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright. (NLT) 1 Samuel 17:32   “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” (NLT) 2. Lead your emotions and don’t let them lead you 1. Emotions of fear 1 Sam 17:23-24 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear. (NIV) 2. Emotions of discouragement 1 Sam 17:28 When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle." (NIV) 3. Emotions of feeling overwhelmed 1 Samuel 17:38–39   Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39  David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. (NIV) 4. Emotions of feeling inadequate and intimidated 1 Samuel 17:41–44 Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, 42  sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43  “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. 44  “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled. (NLT) 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV) 3. Do the little things like they are big things Luke 16:10   “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. (NLT) 1. Be faithful with your work 1 Samuel 16:11 Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.” “Send for him at once,” Samuel said. “We will not sit down to eat until he arrives.” (NLT) 2. Be faithful with your serve 1 Samuel 16:13   So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah. (NLT) 1 Samuel 16:21   So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer. (NLT) 3. Be faithful with authority 1 Samuel 17:17   One day Jesse said to David, “Take this basket of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread, and carry them quickly to your brothers. (NLT) 1 Samuel 17:20   So David left the sheep with another shepherd and set out early the next morning with the gifts, as Jesse had directed him. He arrived at the camp just as the Israelite army was leaving for the battlefield with shouts and battle cries. (NLT) 4. Be faithful with what you have 1 Samuel 16:18   One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the LORD is with him.” (NLT) 4. Remember how God has helped you overcome giants in the past 1 Sam 17:34-36 But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God (NIV) 5. Realize the blessings that come from overcoming giants 1 Samuel 17:26 David asked the soldiers standing nearby, “What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?” (NLT) 1 Sam 17:25 Now the Israelites had been saying, "Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his father's family from taxes in Israel." (NIV)

35m
Jul 24
Life Lessons From Jonah | Beau Dore' - Audio

1. Our way is never better than God’s way  Jonah 1:1-4 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.  4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. NIV   Proverbs 14:12-13 There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell. Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak. MSG 2. God is always making a way for us to get back to His way. Jonah 1:17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. NIV 2 Corinthians 5:21For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. NLT 3.  God’s way is a grace and mercy way Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. NIV

25m
Jul 17
This is Keeping You From Your Dream| Herbert Cooper - Audio

Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. (NIV) Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (NIV) Proverbs 29:18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful. (NLT) 5 Obstacles That Stand In Between You And Your Dream 1. Details stand between you and your dream Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. (NKJV) 2. Adversity stands between you and your dream 3. Temptation stands between you and your dream Genesis 39:6-12 So he left in Joseph's care everything he had; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7 and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!" 8 But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. 9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her. 11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12 She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. (NIV) 4. Selfishness stands between you and your dream Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (NIV) 5. Haters stand between you and your dream Genesis 37:17-18 So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. 18 But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. (NIV) Genesis 37:19-22 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. 20 "Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams." 21 When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not take his life," he said. 22 "Don't shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern here in the desert, but don't lay a hand on him." Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father. (NIV)

36m
Jul 11
The Power Of A Moment | Joseph Kellogg - Audio

The Power of a Moment Generation Z: Born 1995-2015 – Currently ages 7-27 74% of teens say they experienced loneliness. 66% experienced high anxiety. 60% of them experienced depression. 35% of US teens reported suicidal ideation. We believe that Gen Z will be set free 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (NIV) The Power of a Moment In His presence is where we receive His promises. Acts 2:1-4 “On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.  2  Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  3  Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.  4  And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.” (NLT) 1. Moments will unlock More Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, through Judea, in Samara and to the ends of the earth.” (NLT) Ephesians 4:14-15 “Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever, they sound like the truth. 15. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way MORE and MORE like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church (NLT) Jesus wants to do more! 2. Moments will unlock a Movement Acts 2:41 “Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day –about 3,000 in all.” (NLT) Acts 2:47b “And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” (NLT) A YOUTH MOVEMENT THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD! I see a youth movement where students Experience the power of the Holy Spirit. I see a youth movement that is diverse and for Everyone. Acts 2:17 “In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams” (NLT) I see a youth movement where scripture Engagement is a priority.  Acts 2:42 “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” (NLT) I see a youth movement that will make every Effort to help students Know God, Grow in God, Discover their Purpose, and Make a Difference. 2 Peter 1:12-15 “So, I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you have.13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made it clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.” (NIV) 1. Pray for this generation. 2. Prioritize Church with your kids and grandkids. 3. Participate in reaching the next generation. In this world the pursuit of more will always leave you with less.

33m
Jul 03
We Are A Place Of Hope | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Luke 10:25–37 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (NIV) 4 Ways We Bring Hope To The Hurting     1. Don’t pass by      1. Inconvenience 2. Prejudge James 2:15-17 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (NIV) 3. We don’t believe in people   4. It’s not my responsibility   2. Have pity   Luke 10:33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. (NIV) Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (NIV)  Luke 15:20  So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. (NIV)  God wants us to have compassion on the lost, prodigal sons and daughters.    Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (NIV)   3. Heal people don’t hurt people                                    Luke 10:34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. (NIV)  4. Do what you can with what you have        Luke 10:34-35 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ (NIV) Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (NIV)

38m
May 22
We Are A Place That Celebrates Diversity | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Acts 15:1–2 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. (NIV) 4 Reasons We Celebrate Diversity 1. We celebrate diversity because God celebrates diversity in His Church Acts 15:7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. (NIV) Acts 11:17–18 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” 18  When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.” (NIV) 2. We celebrate diversity because God’s heart is for us to be one Acts 15:8–9 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9  He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. (NIV) John 17:21–23 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (NIV) Romans 12:5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (NIV) Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. (NIV) Ephesians 4:4   There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; (NIV) 1. We celebrate the different generations 2. We celebrate the different races and cultures Galatians 3:26–28 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV) 3. We celebrate the different gifts 1 Corinthians 12:4–5 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. (NIV) 3. We celebrate diversity because it shows we have the love of God in our hearts 1 John 2:9–10 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister  is still in the darkness. 10  Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. (NIV) 1 John 4:20   Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. (NIV) John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (NIV) 4. We celebrate diversity because it builds bridges and tears down walls Acts 15:19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. (NIV)

34m
May 15
We are A Place Where It's All About More Changed Lives | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Luke 15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, "Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin." 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (NIV)  What Must We Do The Next 20 Years To See More Changed Lives 1. We are a place that must care about the one 2. We must be committed to going after the one 1 Corinthians 9:22–23   To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23  I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. (NIV) 3. We are a place that celebrates the one who is found

21m
May 08
We are A Place Where It's Okay Not To Be Okay | Herbert Cooper - Audio

3 Reasons Why We Are A Place Where It’s Ok Not To Be Ok 1. Because Jesus pursues us while we are not ok Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. (NIV) Luke 5:27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, (NIV) Luke 19:5   When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (NIV) John 6:44   “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. (NIV) Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (NIV) 2. Because Jesus desires to be a part of our lives while we are not ok Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. (NIV) Matthew 9:10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, (NIV) Luke 15:1–2 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2  But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (NIV) Luke 19:6–7 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7  All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” (NIV) Luke 5:29–30 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30  But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” (NIV) Matthew 9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (NIV) 3. Because Jesus cleans up what’s not ok Matthew 9:12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. (NIV) Luke 5:31-32   Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (NIV) Luke 19:5–10 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6  So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7  All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 9  Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (NIV)

28m
May 01
We Are A Church of Principle, Prayer, and Power | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Acts 2:42–47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (NIV) 3 P’s We Are Devoted To   1. We are a place of principle    Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (NIV) Acts 8:4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. (NIV) Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. (NIV) Acts 14:25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. (NIV) Acts 11:19 Meanwhile, the believers who had been scattered during the persecution after Stephen’s death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the word of God, but only to Jews. (NLT) John 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. (NIV) 1. We live by God’s Word James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (NIV) Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (NIV)  Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  (NIV)  2. We preach God’s Word 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. (NIV) 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. (NIV) Romans 16:17   And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. (NLT) 2 Peter 2:1–2 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. 2  Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. (NLT) 1 Peter 1:25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”  And this is the word that was preached to you. (NIV) 2. We are a place of prayer   Act 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (NIV)               Acts 6:4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (NASB) Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, (NASB) Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (NIV) 3. We are a place of power                                                Acts 2:43 “Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.” (NIV) 1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. (NIV) Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (NIV) Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (NIV) 1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, (NIV)

32m
Apr 24
Easter at People's Church | Back to Life | Herbert Cooper - Audio

John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (NIV) Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV) Ephesians 2:4-5 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (NLT)   1. Jesus bounced back to life so you can have life 1. Real Life comes only through Christ:   John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (NIV) John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; (NIV) 1 John 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (NIV) Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (NLT) 2. New life comes only through Christ: Acts 5:20   “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” (NIV) Colossians 2:12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. (NLT) 2. Jesus bounced back to life so you can have life in the Spirit Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. (NLT) 2 Corinthians 3:6   He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life. (NLT) Romans 8:1–2 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (NLT) John 6:63   The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.  (NIV)   3.  Jesus bounced back to life so you can have eternal life   1 John 5:11–12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (NIV) John 5:40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life. (NIV)

36m
Apr 17
Too Many People Miss Out On These Blessings | Herbert Cooper - Audio

John 19:30   When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (NIV) Hebrews 5:8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. (NLT) Romans 5:3–5   Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4  perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.  (NIV) 1. Jesus purchased our salvation Colossians 1:14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (NLT) Hebrews 9:28 so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. (NLT) 2. Jesus purchased our relationship with God Romans 5:10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. (NLT) 1 Timothy 2:5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. (NLT) 3. Jesus purchased our freedom 1 Timothy 2:6 (NLT)   He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 4. Jesus purchased our purity Hebrews 10:14 It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process. (The Message) Hebrews 13:12   So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood. (NLT) 5. Jesus purchased our peace Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV) 6. Jesus purchased our healing 1 Peter 2:24 He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. (NLT) 7. Jesus purchased our blessings Galatians 3:13–14 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”  14  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. (NIV) 8. Jesus purchased our victory 1. You have victory over death 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NLT) 2. You have victory over the devil Colossians 2:14–15   He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15  In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross. (NLT) Revelation 12:11   And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (NKJV) 1 Corinthians 11:23–25   For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24  and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” (NLT)

27m
Apr 10
I'm Tired of Being Fake | Herbert Cooper - Audio

John 19:28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” (NIV) Genesis 3:7–10 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8  Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9  But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10  He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” (NIV) Proverbs 29:25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. (NLT) 1. Fear of being hurt Psalm 32:3-5 When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up. Then I let it all out; I said, “I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God. Suddenly the pressure was gone. (MSG) James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV) Proverbs 28:13   People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (NLT) 2. Fear of rejection Genesis 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. (NIV) 3. Fear of our image 1. Be vulnerable and transparent with God Genesis 3:9–12 Then the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10  He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.” 11  “Who told you that you were naked?” the LORD God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?” 12  The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” (NLT) 2. Be vulnerable and transparent with some friends James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV) 1. Family friends 2. Small group friends 3. Church friends 2 Corinthians 4:2 We refuse to wear masks and play games...Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see. (MSG)

35m
Apr 03
Why Have You Forsaken Me? | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Matthew 27:45–46   From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46  About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”.  (NIV) 3 Right Responses When You Feel Abandoned By God 1. Remind yourself God loves you and is with you Hebrews 13:5   Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  (NIV) 1. Because God is with you, you’re not alone Matthew 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV) 2. Because God is with you, take your hard questions to God Hebrews 4:15–16 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16  So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (NLT) 3. Because God is with you, this season is a part of your story not the entire story 1 Corinthians 13:12   For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (ESV) 2. Turn why God? Into What God? 1. Ask God what do you want to teach me? Hebrews 5:8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. (NLT) 2. Ask God what do you want to do in me? 2 Corinthians 12:7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. (NIV) 3. Ask God what do you want to do through me? Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NIV) 3. When you can’t trace God’s hand trust God’s heart Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV) 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (NIV) Hebrews 13:5,"Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you," Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV) Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT) Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,  (KJV) 1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.  (ESV) Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (NIV) Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (NIV) Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (NIV)

34m
Mar 27
When You Have A Bad Day - Love Anyway | Joseph Kellogg - Audio

John 19:25-27 Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, Dear woman, here is your son. And he said to this disciple, Here is your mother. And from then on this disciple took her into his home. (NLT) When you’re having a bad day, you can either breakdown or bounce back. 1 John 2:5-6 But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus. (NLT) John 19:26-27 Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, Dear woman, here is your son. And he said to this disciple, Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.” (NLT) John 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (NLT) Jesus on his bad day could have focused on his pain – but he chose to show love to his family. John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave them the right to become children of God. (NLT) Love when you don’t’ feel like it. Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. (NLT) 1. WE LOVE BIG. we don’t fight back we love back. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (NLT) 1 John 4:8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love (NLT) 1 Peter 4:8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (NLT) Romans 12:10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. (NLT) Ephesians 4:2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. (NLT) John 13:35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (NLT) 2. WE GIVE BACK. When you give back it will help you bounce back. John 3:16-17 For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (NLT) Acts 20:35 And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive (NLT) Proverbs 11:25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (NLT) Helping others, helps you. Luke 10:37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy, Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same. (NLT) Your bounce back can come from helping others. 3. WE DON’T’ GIVE UP.

29m
Mar 20
Bad Day - Best Witness | Scotty Gibbons - Audio

Luke 23:39-43 (NIV) 39  One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40  But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under thesame sentence?  41  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But thisman has done nothing wrong.” 42  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43  Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” I want to show you three things we can learn from this statement from Jesus’ final words. Three things that if we do them, they help us to get through a bad day. 1. Remember why you’re still here.  Luke 23:42 (NIV) 42  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Luke 19:10 (NIV) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” 2. Think Long term Luke 23:43 (NIV) 43  Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Psalm 30:5 (NIV) Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. James 4:14 (NIV) What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Hebrews 9:27 (ESV) And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment Hebrews 9:27 (MSG) 27-28  Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ’s death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. 3. Make the most of every opportunity. Ephesians 5:15-16 (NLT) 15  So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise…  16  Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

41m
Mar 13
On Your Worst Day Ever, Forgive! | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1. Betrayal 2. False accusations 3. Rejection 4. Abuse 5. Humiliation Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (NIV) 4 Things Forgiveness Is Not 1. Forgiveness is not minimizing the seriousness of what they did 2. Forgiveness is not reconciliation 3. Forgiveness is not about doing what's fair 4. Forgiveness is not impossible Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (NIV) 4 Forgiveness Lessons from Jesus 1. Pray for them Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. (NIV) Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (NIV) 2. Bless them Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. (NIV) Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. (NIV) 3. Do good to them Luke 6:27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, (NIV) Luke 6:35-36 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (NIV) Romans 12:17–21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”  21  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NIV) 4. Do good to you Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (NIV)

36m
Mar 06
Winning At Work | Scotty Gibbons - Audio

1 Corinthians 9:24 - Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! NLT Ecclesiastes - 5:18-19 – 18  Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life.  19  And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. NLT Genesis 2:1-3 - Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2  By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.  3  Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. NIV Genesis 2:15 - The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.  NIV Genesis 2:19-20 - Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.  20  So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. NIV 3 Keys to Winning at Work 1. See your career as your calling. Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. NIV Psalm 139:13-16 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. NIV 2. See your work as worship. Colossians 3:17 - And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:23-24 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,  24  since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 3. See your workplace as your mission field. Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15  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.  16  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that [a]  they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV)

33m
Feb 20
Winning In Marriage | Ken & Tabatha Claytor - Audio

Winning in Marriage I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Defined my role as a wife and fulfilled it I Realized that My Spouse is not My God I Stopped Sweating the Small Stuff I placed a value on covenant I began to see her how God sees her We got around other couples who had strong marriages I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

37m
Feb 13
Winning: Win In Dating | Herbert Cooper - Audio

5 Ways To Win In Dating 1. Do not play the dating game Judges 15:1-2 Later on, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit his wife. He said, "I'm going to my wife's room." But her father would not let him go in. 2 "I was so sure you thoroughly hated her," he said, "that I gave her to your friend. Isn't her younger sister more attractive? Take her instead.(NIV) Judges 16:1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her. (NIV) Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord. (NIV) 2. Do not sleep around 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 God's will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. 4 Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— 5 not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways. (NLT) 1 Corinthians 6:18 Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. (NLT) 1 John 1:9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (NLT) 3. Take time to get to know the person Judges 16:4-5 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. 5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, "See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver." (NIV) DATING CHECKLIST 1. Are they a Christ Follower? 2 Corinthians 6:14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? (NLT) 2. Do you share the same core values?  3. Can you negotiate differences?  4. How does the person handle conflict? 5. How do they handle challenging or difficult relationships? 6. How do they handle suffering, loss and grief? 7. How do they interact and treat their family and friends? 8. How do they handle money? 9. How do they respond when they’re hungry, angry, tired, hurting and lonely? 10. What is their daily outlook on life? Winning Advice When Getting To Know Someone 1. Do not ignore the red flags 2. Do not believe issues will automatically work themselves out over time 3. Do not believe that you will change the person 4. Seek out godly and wise counsel Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. (NIV) Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (NIV) Proverbs 12:15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. (NIV) Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. (NIV) Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (NIV) Judges 16:15-16 Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you won't confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven't told me the secret of your great strength." 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was tired to death. (NIV) 5. Be it so you can receive it Numbers 6:5-6 "During the entire period of his vow of separation no razor may be used on his head. He must be holy until the period of his separation to the Lord is over; he must let the hair of his head grow long. 6 Throughout the period of his separation to the Lord he must not go near a dead body. Judges 14:8-9 Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion's carcass. In it was a swarm of bees and some honey, 9 which he scooped out with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion's carcass. (NIV)

33m
Feb 06
Winning In Relationships | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1 Corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (NIV) Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. (NLT) Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (NIV) 3 Qualities of a Winning Friend Mark 2:2–5 Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, 3  four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. 4  They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5  Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” (NLT) 1. Winning friends help you through challenges Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. (NLT) Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (NIV) Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. (NIV) Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (NIV) Ruth 1:16   But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. (NIV) 2. Winning friends make you better 1. They make you better because they believe in you 2. They make you better because they give you wise counsel Proverbs 27:9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. (NLT) 3. They make you better because they sharpen you Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (NLT) 4. They make you better because they will speak the truth to you in love Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (NIV) 5. They make you better because they will pick you up when you fall down Ecclesiastes 4:9–10   Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. (NIV) 3. Winning friends keep bringing you to be closer to Jesus 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” (NIV) Proverbs 22:24–25 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, 25  or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. (NIV) Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (NIV)

34m
Jan 30
Winning With Your Habits | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1 Corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Romans 7:15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. (NLT) Romans 7:24-25 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?  25  Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. (NLT) 1. Start small Luke 16:10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. (NLT) Zechariah 4:10 “do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand” (NLT) 2. Start with a plan Proverbs 21:5 Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind. (MSG) 2 Techniques To A Winning Plan 1. Habit switching Ephesians 4:28 If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. (NLT) Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  32  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (NLT) Ephesians 5:18-19 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,  19  singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. (NLT) 2. Habit stacking Colossians 4:2–3   Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. 3  Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. (NLT) Matthew 28:19–20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (NLT) 3. Start with somebody Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (NIV) Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25  And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (NLT) 4. Start and stay steady Proverbs 19:2 Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. (NLT)

33m
Jan 23
Think Like A Winner | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1 Corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you (NKJV) Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children. (NIV) 4 Strategies To Thinking Like A Winner 1. You must identify unhealthy thought patterns 1. Doubting thoughts James 1:6-8 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  7  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  8  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (NIV) 2. Anxious and worried thoughts Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV) 3. Critical thoughts Matthew 9:3-4 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” 4  Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? (NIV) 4. Sinful thoughts Romans 8:6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (NLT) 5. Selfish thoughts James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. (NIV) 2. Capture unhealthy thoughts 2 Corinthians 10:5   We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (NIV) 3. Renew unhealthy thoughts Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV) 4. Set your thinking on healthy thoughts Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (NIV) Colossians 3:2   Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (NIV) Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (NIV)

33m
Jan 16
Run To Win | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1 Corinthians 9:24   Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Judges 6:1-5 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.  2  Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.  3  Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.  4  They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys.  5  They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it. (NIV) Judges 6:12-13   When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” 13  “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” (NIV) Judges 6:14-15 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” 15  “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (NIV) 4 Ways To Winning in 2022 1. Winning in 2022 requires crying out to God Judges 6:6-7   Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, (NIV) 2. Winning in 2022 requires a commitment to God’s Word Judges 6:10 I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.” (NIV) Judges 6:1 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. (NIV) James 1:22–25   Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25  But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (NIV) 3. Winning in 2022 requires believing what God says about you Judges 6:12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” (NIV) Judges 6:15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (NIV) The following list is not for YouVersion. It is for lower thirds only, split into several slides. I am a mighty warrior. I am more than a conqueror. I am new creation. I am Child of God. I can do all things through Christ. I am a friend of God. I am Justified. I am Redeemed. I am sealed with the Holy Spirit. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. I am Chosen. I am Forgiven. I am Made alive in Christ. I am God’s workmanship. I am a citizen of heaven. I am a person of purpose. I am anointed. I am powerful. I am the salt of the earth. I am a world changer. I am successful. I am a WINNER! 4. Winning in 2022 requires you to go Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (NIV) 1 Corinthians 9:24   Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT)

38m
Jan 09
Breakthrough In 2022 | Joseph Kellogg - Audio

THIS IS THE YEAR FOR BREAKTHROUGH! Matthew 6:25-34 NIV 25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  27  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life [a] ? 28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  30  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  31  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  33  But SEEK FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” SEEK FIRST “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT 1. PRAY BOLD PRAYERS. You are one bold prayer away from a breakthrough. Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. Mark 9:22-23 NLT “Have mercy on us and help us, if you can. What do you mean if I can? Jesus asked, “Anything is possible if a person believe.” 2. PRAY SPECIFIC PRAYERS. Mark 10:51-52 NLT “What do you want me to do for you? Jesus ask, “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see.” And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.” Matthew 7:9-11 NLT “You parents – if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Of if you ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give good gifts to those who ask him.” The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because they go unasked. 3. PRAY PERSISTENT PRAYERS. Matthew 7:7-8 NLT “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who ask, receives, everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be open.” UNTIL YOU GET AN ANSWER, KEEP CIRCLING IT IN PRAYER. 4. PRAY CONSISTENT PRAYERS. Mark 1:35 NLT “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “ Never stop praying.” NLT “Pray continually.” NIV “Pray without ceasing.” NKJV “Pray all the time.” MSG “Make your life a prayer.” TPT Acts 2:42 NLT, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” Colossians 4:2 NLT “Devote yourselves to prayer with an apart mind and a thankful heart.” BREAKTHROUGH WILL HAPPEN WHEN YOU SEEK GOD FIRST.

30m
Jan 02
Prince of Peace | Herbert Cooper - Audio

1. Peace comes from surrendering to Christ Eph 2:13-14 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, (NIV) Rom 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (NIV) Acts 10:36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. (NIV) 2. You maintain the peace of God through prayer Phil 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; and don't forget to thank him for his answers. 7 If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (TLB) 3. You maintain the peace of God by maintaining peace in your relationships Romans 12:18-19 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19  Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”  says the Lord. (NIV) 4. You maintain the peace of God by honoring God with your life Romans 8:5–6 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6  So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (NLT)

22m
Dec 25, 2021
Everlasting Father | Herbert Cooper - Audio

Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NIV) John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (NIV) Colossians 1:16–17 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (NIV) John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. (NIV) John 8:58   “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (NIV) Revelation 1:8   “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” (NLT) 4 Reasons Jesus Is A Good Good Everlasting Father 1. Jesus cares about you Luke 12:6–7 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT) 2. Jesus loves you Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (NIV) Romans 8:38–39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV) 3. Jesus disciplines you Proverbs 3:11–12   My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. 12  For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. (NLT) 4. Jesus provides for you Matthew 7:11   If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (NIV) John 3:16   For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

20m
Dec 19, 2021
Wonderful Counselor | Beau Doré - Audio

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (NIV) Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV) 1. CRY OUT TO THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Matthew 20:29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. (NIV) Matthew 20:30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (NIV) Matthew 20:30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (NIV) Psalm 34:17-18 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (NIV) 2. IGNORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CROWD Matthew 20:31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (NIV) Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (NIV) 3. COMMUNICATE YOUR NEED TO THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Matthew 20:32-33 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” (NIV) Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (NIV) 4. FOLLOW THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Matthew 20:34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (NIV)

32m
Dec 12, 2021
Mighty God | Scotty Gibbons - Audio

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NIV) Matthew 19:26 - Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (NIV) 1. Jesus is mighty to save 1 Timothy 1:15–16 - This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16  But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. (NLT) 2 Corinthians 5:21 - God made him who had no sin to be sin [b]  for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (NIV) 2. Jesus is mighty to heal Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (NKJV) Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. (NKJV) 3. Jesus is mighty to set you free John 8:32 - 32  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (NIV) John 8:36 - So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (NIV) 4. Jesus is mighty to provide Philippians 4:19 - 19  And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (NIV) Philippians 4:15–17 - 15  Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16  for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17  Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. (NIV)

38m
Dec 05, 2021