Grace: Part 3

 

Following God’s Lead

Acts 16

 

There are times in our lives when we just know that God is leading us.

But one thing is sure, where God leads he equips.
 

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May 2 | Baptism



March 28 | Finding Hope

Faith and Courage  | Finding Hope

 
 

We are a lost people looking for direction and hope. 

When a society turns its back on God and looks to science or philosophy to find its hope, that society as truly lost its way. 

We must be careful that we don’t put our hope in science alone. 

Our hope starts with the belief in God and what he has created. 

Hebrews 11:1-3 NIV 

Do you have hope? 

Job 8:11-13 TLB; 1 Peter 1:3 NIV 

  1. How do we find hope? 

1st Hope is found in Jesus 

– Hebrews 6:19 NIV 

o Hope is firm 

o Hope is secure 

Romans 15:13 TPT 

– 1 Peter 1:18-21 NIV 

2nd Hope is found in God’s word 

– Titus 1:1-2 ERV 

– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 TLB 

Hebrews 6:13-18 NIV 

– Psalms 130:5-7 NIV 

By having a firm foundation in God’s word, we will not lose hope. 

Note: Luke 18:1 

– Prayer keeps us close to God; it is our hearts being touched by his; it is allowing his words to sink deeper into our souls 

What causes us to give up hope? 

– Fears 

– The unknown 

– Loneliness 

– Uncertain about tomorrow 

– Pain of separation 

– Unfulfilled needs and wants 

– Not feeling loved 

Proverbs 3:5-6 TLB 

3rd Our hope is secure by the Holy Spirit 

Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV; 2 Timothy 2:19 NLT; Ephesians 4:30 TLB 

May you find hope today in the fact that God loves you and has not abandoned you. All of these promises are for you too. 

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March 21 | Making Wise Choices


Faith and Courage

Making Wise Choices  | March 21, 2021

 
 

James 1:5 NIV God desires to reveal to us his will for our lives

1st Does my choice line up with God’s word

  • Matthew 4:1-4 NCV If your choice violates God’s word, his given truth, then your answer has to be NO!
  • You can’t violate God’s word and think he will bless you
  • Psa. 119:11 NIV  Allow your choices to be filtered through God’s word

2nd Allow God to call the shots in your life, not you

  • Col. 3:15-17 NIV 

3rd Will it cause me to grow in my walk with Christ

  • 1 Cor. 10:23-24, 31 NIV  Freedom is mine as long as I seek to honor God

God’s permissive will allows me to choose, so choose wisely.

  • Ask, “Will it further God’s kingdom in my life”
  • Ask, “Will Christ be glorified in my decision”
  • Ask, “Will my testimony be enhanced or destroyed”
  • Ask, “Is this the best for my life right now”

4th Will my choices be pleasing to my Savior

  • Gal. 1:10 NCV 

Our lives are meant to glorify Christ.

  • Psa. 119:17-24 Msg Ask yourself this question, “Do my decisions reflect the truth that I am serving the Lord?”
  • God will bless your choices as long as they are pleasing to him. James 4:3 TLB 

5th Always seek godly advice

  • Prov. 11:14 Msg; Psa. 1:1 NLV

Life-changing decisions are hard, get wise advice. Prov. 10:8 TLB 

Make sure that those who you allow to speak into your life don’t have a track record of failures.

6th Will God, family or friends be embarrassed with your choices

  • Hebrews 4:13 NCV; 1 Cor. 3:10-19 TLB; 2 Cor. 5:10 NIV

Our actions or decisions will reveal the truths of our heart.

  • Our actions will be judged by our family, friends and yes, God himself

Conclusion

None of us make the right decision every time.

Don’t let your pride cause you to walk away from your bad decisions.

  • Take responsibility for your actions; The ones that are wrong, seek God’s forgiveness and wisdom to correct them; Do what is right, no matter the consequences

Have the faith that God will walk with you through your corrections. Have the courage to right your wrongs. Deut. 30:19-20 TLB



Feb. 7 | Learning to Forgive through our Actions

Colossians 3:1-17
 
 

1st Set your hearts on things above (vs. 1)

  • Place of honor
  • Remember your position in Christ

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Learning to Love as Jesus Did | Jan. 31 2020

Learning to Love as Jesus did

John 7:53-8:11

Perhaps one of the greatest stories of Jesus showing kindness, compassion, protection and forgiveness.

 
 

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Learning to Love Honestly | Jan. 24 2020

Learning to love honestly

Luke 18:18-30 (Mk. 10:21)

Honest love is hard.



There is Always Good.

There is always good | Dec. 27, 2020
Genesis 50:15-26

 

Questions for the week:

  1. Has this year taken away your hope in God’s promises?
  2. Like Joseph, will you leave the past and look forward to the promises of God?
  3. Do you have the assurance that God holds your future in his hands?

     



“Glory to God in the highest” Nov.29,2020

Questions for the week

  1. Does the story of Christ’s birth still inspire hope in your heart?
  2. Have you and I forgotten how awesome the birth of Jesus was?
  3. Be sure to let your heart feel the wonder of the Christmas story.

     
    Gloria in Excelsis Deo

    “Glory to God in the highest”  | November 29, 2020



Being Enlightened

Ephesians 1:15-19 | September 6, 2020
 

 

My prayer for us at HCC…

1st That God would give us a ____________ of… (vs.17)

  • ________
    • To know God’s grace during difficult times
  • ________
    • Taking the blinders off

Resulting in:

  • Knowing ________ better
    • a fuller knowledge

2nd That God would give us ________ with eyes wide open (vs. 18)

It is having the ________ to see God’s way

3rd That God would ________ to us: (vs. 18)

  1. our ________
  • our expectation about him and life itself
  1. our ________ riches
  • wealth of knowing that our salvation is real
  1. our exceedingly great ________ that resides in us (Holy Spirit)
  • same power that raised Jesus from the dead

Questions for the week:

  1. What would happen if each of us prayed this prayer for our church? I encourage you to begin praying it.
  2. What are two areas of hope that you can rest your mind upon this week?
  3. Who could you encourage today with the knowledge of how much your heart has been enlightened by the Holy Spirit?


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