Reach: Through Your Attitude, Nov 22, 2009

Num. 13:25-33 – 12 people saw the same thing, but 10 people had a bad attitude problem.
Phil. 2:1-7

God wants us to reach our world. One way is through our attitude

The law of me . . .
  I am what I think
  depression is a deep-seated result of anger
  Prov. 23:7;4:23; Luke 6:45
– God knows the anger and other deep-seated feelings in you, bring them to God and expose them to His light
– pay attention to your heart. destroy belief systems that are destructive (Rom. 12:2)

The law of exposure . . .
  my mind will think most about what it is exposed to
  my mind will absorb and ultimately reflect what I’m exposed to (Phil. 4:8)

The law of repetition . . .
  dyslexia and the brain

The challenge:
– upgrade your attitude
– bring faith to work with you
– become an encourager and rop out of the complainer’s club

Guest Speaker Jeroen Koornstra, Nov 15, 2009

With special testimony from Jeroen’s friend Ismael.

As you’re reading God’s Word, as the Holy SPirit to reveal to you what God wants to show you.
John 3:16

God gave the law to show people that they’re wrong. Then sent Jesus to show His love.

Everlasting life has already started, it’s a life of love with God

Magnify the Lord in your point of view and your problems get smaller

Don’t tell God how big your problems are, but tell your problems how big God is.

Rom. 5:5 is true – no matter how you feel. “God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit”

Love of God is multiplied

If you want to know God, look at Jesus, Jesus healed everybody.

If you focus on sin, you’ll never overcome it. If you focus on God and Get to know Him better and better.

Bind your thoughts and put them in submission to God

Reach: Through Work Nov 8, 2009

Your work matters to God
1 Thess. 4:1-12
2 Thess. 3:6-12
Col. 3:22-24

Views of work:
1. It’s a curse
2. fasle dichotomy – sacred vs. secular
  secular view:
  – sets us up for a disappointment
  – tends to make an idol of career
  – leaves God out of the system

Faulty views of work:
1. believing that they soul matters more than the body
2. value the eternal over the temporal so much so that we believe only the eternal is important
3. work as a platform for evangelism

How should I view work?
1. we work for God Himself (Eph. 6:5-8)
2. work is God’s gift to us (Ecc. 5:18-19)

Why work is good:
1. Through work, we serve people
2. Through work, we meed our own needs
3. Through work, we meet our family’s needs
4. Through work, we earn money to give to others (Lev. 19:10; Eph. 4:28; Gal. 6:6)
5. Through work, we love God

Reach: The Poor, Nov 1, 2009

Goat or sheep? (Matt 25: 31-46

Trumpet or no applause? (Matt 6:1-2)

Blessed or another alternative? (Ps. 41:1-3)
– considers = be prudent, wisely understand, give attention to

Closed hand or open hand? (Deut. 15:1-11)

Fast or Feast? (Isa. 58:7-9)

Prayers and alms (Acts 10:4,31)

Iniquity of sister Sodom (Ezekiel 16:48-50)
Prov. 14:21,31;19:17;21:13

Open or closed? (1 John 3:17)