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October 2019

ALL your mind

ALL IN
Part 3
ALL your MIND

Key thoughtGod’s purpose for you is not about what I can GET, but what I can GIVE.

Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

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.”

Three mindsets that change when we are ALL IN:

1. Think like a MANAGER not an OWNER.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 “You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price…”

Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lords and everything in it…”

James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift comes from above…”

2. Think like a FARMER not a CONSUMER.

2 Corinthians 9:10-12 “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

a. He supplies BREAD.

verse 10
“He supplies bread for food.”

Philippians 4:19 “He will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

b. He supplies SEED.

verse 10 “He supplies seed to the sower.”

3. Think on the ETERNAL not the TEMPORAL.

a. The Great White Throne Judgement

b. The Judgement Seat of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the THINGS DONE while IN THE BODY, whether good or bad.”

I Corinthians 3:12-15 “If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.”

How do I make sure I am thinking eternity not temporary?

Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”



ALL your heart

ALL IN
Part 2
ALL your Heart

Key Thought… God’s purpose for you is not about what I can GET, but it’s about what I can GIVE.

Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Romans 5:8 HCSB “But God PROVES His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!”

2 Corinthians 8:8 “Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 8 I am not commanding you to do this. But I am TESTING HOW GENUINE YOUR LOVE IS by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.”

Four things about tithing:

1. Tithing is about PRIORITY!

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Deuteronomy 14:23b TLB “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.”

Proverbs 3:9-10 “Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns with wheat and barley and overflow your wine vats with the finest wines”

2. Tithing is about PROGRESS.

3. Tithing is about POSITION.

Psalm 25:12-13 “Where is the man who fears the Lord? God will teach him how to choose the best.13 He shall live within God’s circle of blessing, and his children shall inherit the earth.”

Malachi 3:8-10 “Bring the tithe… open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings…”

Luke 6:38
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over…”

4. Tithing is about PARTICIPATION.

Malachi 3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in My house…”

Genesis 12:2-3 “I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Oct 2018 - Sep 2019
FireBible
1200 bibles translated
Church Planting Movement Church
Baptisms
57 individuals
Lifeteams
162 new volunteers, 300+ serving regularly
Lifegroups 295 participating weekly
Missions 28 missionaries in 21 different countries supported monthly

DOUBLE VISION
Firebible
2500 bibles
Church Planting 2 churches a year
Baptisms 125 Oct - Sep
Lifegroup 35 groups with 600 people attending
Lifeteams 500 people serving




ALL your ways

ALL IN
Part 1
ALL your ways

Mark 12:30 “ Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind and with ALL your strength.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart and lean not on YOUR OWN understanding, in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

Three things…

  1. Settle the Issue

John 6:68-69 “Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

2. SURRENDER your life.

Romans 6:13 NLT "Give yourselves COMPLETELY to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your WHOLE BODY as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God."

3. SAY yes.

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose HEARTS ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO HIM.”

Local Church Ministry
57 Water Baptisms
60 people took next steps by completing LifeTrack
295 Participating in Lifegroups/Small groups
300 People serving on a LifeTeam
Over $6,000 given in benevolence to provide for 28 families in need 1200 Easter attendance
162 new volunteers added to LifeTEAMS

Next Gen Ministry
74 Students attended youth camp
47 children attended kids camp
33 students and leaders attended missions trips
15 Students baptized


Outreach Ministry
Over 1000 people fed in Fort Worth through Faith Hope and Love ministry
200 plus Christmas gifts given through Crestmoor Christmas
35 people involved in Foster Care and Adoption ministry

Missions Ministry
28 Foreign and stateside Missionaries supported each month
21 countries supported through missions giving

Discouraged

Hello My Name Is
Part 5
Hello My Name Is Discouraged

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."
Philippians 4:8 “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”

7 Reasons to be encouraged from Romans 8….

1. No CONDEMNATION

verse 1-2
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

2. No INTIMIDATION

verse 15
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you LIVE IN FEAR again;”

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of love power and a sound mind”

3. No COMPARISON

verse 18
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

John 16:33 “in this world you will have trouble…”

Psalm 30:5 “Sorrows may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.

4. No LIMITATIONS

verse 26 “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.”

Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

5. No APPREHENSIONS

verse 28
“We know that ALL THINGS work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes.”

6. No COMPETITION

verse 31
“ What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

7. No SEPARATION

verse 35-39
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? …37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 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.”