Sermon Notes

November 22nd

Verses Worth Memorizing


Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written init.  For then your will make your way prosperous and you then will have good success.


*This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth...  This is a command (call of God) for us.


*...Meditate in it day and night...  It's like an exercise routine-if you commit and continue, it will make a difference over time and the people around you will see it as well.


*...that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it... - God doesn't change the rules so we can win.


*...for then you will make your way prosperous and you will then have good success.  This success is beyond money and material things.

When we choose to follow the Word of God, things (love, joy, peace, etc) are poured into me and I have succfess, God's success.



November 15th

Verses Worth Memorizing


Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the peace which surpasses all understand will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


*Be anxious for nothing, but in everything --> How?

...by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving...

  -Supplication-prayer that asks good to supply our needs


*Let your requests be made known unto God --> Why? God already knows them.  Because we need to share our heart with God.


*and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding

  -Peace is not the absence of storms; peace is being able to weather the storms.


*will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Jesus protects us; we don't need to fear.

November 8th

Verses Worth Memorizing


1 Peter 5:6-7

Therefore, humble yourselves before the might hand of God that He may exalt you in due time casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you.


How do we humble ourselves before the Lord?

  1. Repentant Heart
  2. Attentive Mind- being "in the moment" with the Lord
  3. Submissive Will - making the choice that I am not in control.

We are dependant on the Lord whether we realize it or not.

How to "cast our cares upon Him":

  1. Face the problem
  2. Take it to Jesus - at the beginning not the end - Not Facebook, spouse, family
  3. Seek HIS Direction - not our solution.