Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Is It A Good Idea, A God Idea or A Dead Work

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Today I want to talk with you about is it a good idea, a God idea or a dead work.  I have lived through all of them.  In Hebrews 6:1, it talks about "repentance from dead works".  I am not trying to take that Bible verse and stretch it out of proportion.  I am just using it to let you know that God does talk about dead works.  What is a dead work?  It is something not energized by God.  He did not think of it.  Somebody else did.  Does it have life to it? What is a good work?  What is
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – What to Do When You Have Blown It

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Have you ever been going along just great in your life and then blown it? And have you found you have done something so stupid, or so wrong, or so crazy that you think, what happened? You say, "What do I do about it? I have this big giant mess in my hands. What in the world do I do?" Maybe there were people around you, warning you, and saying, “You better think about it, you better not do that. I’m telling you. I do not know, but you need to consider some other things.” Or maybe you saw a
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Process of the Wine Press

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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How is your life with God going? Are you going through the greatest mountain top experiences, the peak of excitement, thrill, joy and things happening, and God using you? Is everything you wanted to happen happening and God is answering your prayers, and people are being blessed? Or, are you in the wine press? “Well, what is that? I may be.” The wine press is a process that God takes you through starting at the very beginning of when you are walking with him. You know, new Christians get nearly every prayer they pray answered. It is just amazing. I am
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Recognizing the Call of God on Your Life

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Do you know the call of God on your life? Do you know what it is? Did you know there even is one? There is one for every person on the face of the earth. Does everybody do the call that God has for them? Probably very few people do. I think that is why you see so many people who do not feel like they are fulfilled. I think you see people who feel like they do not make a difference in this world. They say, “Well, I do not have the education. I do not have the money.
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Discovering Your Destiny

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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God loves women and God is doing something with women today.  If you have read Joel 2:28, there was a prophecy about the times that we are living in now.  God said, “In the last days, I’m going to pour out my Spirit on all flesh, men and women alike.  Your men and your women will prophesy”.  People will dream dreams, they will have visions.  We are living in that time.  Have you ever thought about the fact that God picked this time for you to be born, not 1,500 years ago, not 700 years ago?   He picked this time. 
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – How to Recognize the Voice of God

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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The two most important elements in prayer are faith and persistence.  If you are going to pray, somebody is going to be talking to you.  How do you know when they are talking to you?  The lesson today is How to Recognize the Voice of God.  God is always talking.  He is the great communicator.  Ronald Reagan, in America, was known as the great communicator, but he is nothing like God.  God has wanted to talk to people from the beginning.  That is why He made man.  He wanted man to be with Him, to fellowship with him and to
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – The Daily Quiet Time

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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The daily quiet time is the time that you have with God that is special for just you and Him to be alone.  Have you ever thought that this is the God of the universe?  He made the clouds, animals and the bugs.  He holds back the sea and made the land.  He made the universe and all that is beyond, beyond, beyond.  Our galaxy is so tiny in the grand scheme of things.  The God that made all of that wants to be with you.  You think, “Well, isn’t that kind of person too powerful and too important to
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – How to Get Something Out of Reading the Bible

Date: April 20, 2016 ()

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Do you like to read the Bible?  Do you find it interesting?  Do you think it has the answers for your life, I have to read this thing.  Do you read it every day?  Do you read it, oh, once in a while?  Does it speak to you?  One time there was a man on an airplane and he was reading his Bible and this guy sitting next to him looked over and he said, “I find that book very uninteresting.”  And the man looked at him and said, “The Bible is God’s love letter to Christians.  You must not
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – What is My Cross?

Date: November 12, 2015 ()

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Once there was a man who was so tired of carrying his cross.  It was heavy, it was tiresome, he wanted another one—a different one.  So the Lord told him, “Go into that room and try on all the crosses there and pick the one you want.  He went into the room and spent all day trying different ones on.  Finally, at the end of the day, he found one that fit him.  And guess what?  It was the one he went in with. So what is your cross?  It is what you deal with in dying to your old life. 
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Are You A Believer or a Disciple

Date: July 14, 2014 ()

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Jesus’ call to people was without compromise and it was direct. One man went away sadly and yet Jesus loved him. He was a good man, he had a lot of money and many possessions, but he was not willing to give them up to follow Jesus. They meant more to him than Jesus. Jesus talked to him about giving up what was most precious to him, selling everything he had and giving it to the poor. he did not understand that God would take care of him financially because of his generosity, that he would have riches in heaven
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