Restoration, Steve Parsons, July 26, 2015

– Luke 15
– “We are not yet what we will be” Martin Luther
– God’s moving us forward
– Restoration – God’s in the business of fixing us and putting us back together
– doing life your way – will work for a little while
– our attempts at making life work just doesn’t work
4 ways God restores us
1. God brings us to our senses
– when we’re broken, we allow God to work in us
– can’t start to fix it until you finish the break and it’s completely broken
– God will allow us to be broken in order for us to be fixed the right way
– Ps. 51:17
2. He calls us to something greater
– am I living where I ought to be?
– God will use this to draw me to Himself
– because I wasn’t paying attention, I’m not where I’m supposed to be
– why is it we choose what the world offers instead of what God provides
3 He embraces us with grace
– thank you God, that I’m in your hands
– I’ve never been holding on to God, He’s always been holding on to me
4. God uses truth to restore us
– Father says “This is my son” to the prodigal son
– God speaks truth over us and it sets us free
– God wants to restore us

Overcoming Offence, Part 1, July 19, 2015

– Jesus warned His disciples about signs in the last days Matt 24:7-10, Luke 17:1-2, Ps. 119:165, Prov. 18:19
– Offences in the church, Matt 10:16, 7:15-20
– Cain and Able
– rid yourself of offences, Matt. 18:6-7
– Offence is toxic to your soul – like poison. Ps. 37:8
– God has given you power to overcome offences. Don’t give your power away.

My Declaration of Dependence, Part 1, 11am, July 5, 2015

– even if we profess something, that doesn’t mean we always live it
– I need to declare my independence from the following:
– pride (that won’t say I’m wrong and I’m sorry), arrogance, greed, materialism, works of the flesh, ease, comfort, convenience, a crossless societ, hage, anger, apathy, sexual immorality of all types, entertainment, myself and my selfishness

My Declaration of Dependence, Part 1, 9am, July 5, 2015

– even if we profess something, that doesn’t mean we always live it
– I need to declare my independence from the following:
– pride (that won’t say I’m wrong and I’m sorry), arrogance, greed, materialism, works of the flesh, ease, comfort, convenience, a crossless societ, hage, anger, apathy, sexual immorality of all types, entertainment, myself and my selfishness