At The Cross – A Crucified Life, May 29, 2016

– John 10:10
– no Savior, no cross, no abundant life
– what God has to say to us about the Cross:
1. we are to take up our cross daily (Luke 9:23 NKJV, NLT)
2. to fail to live a crucified life is to be unworthy (Matt. 10:38, Gal. 2:20)
3. the cross, heavenly treasures & earthly riches (Mark 10:17-27)
4. the message of the cross is both foolish and powerful (1 Cor. 1:17-18)
  – the central point: how the perishing see the cross, and how the saved see the cross
5. through the cross I am dead to the world and it is dead to me. (Gal. 6:14)
6. through the cross we are reconciled to God (Eph. 2:12-16)
7. it is possible to be an enemy of the cross (Phil. 3:17-21)

Released – Forgive and Set Yourself Free, May 15, 2016

Matt 18:21-35
Forgiveness is:
1. Realize forgiveness is God’s commandment (not a suggestion) Matt 6:14-15
2. Taking yourself out of the judgement seat simply because it belongs to God alone (Col. 3:12)
3. An act of God’s grace being poured out through your heart
4. A result of being transformed into His image
5. A removal of a significant part of Satan’s ground (2 Cor. 2:5-11)
6. An act of the will, not a servant of feelings – don’t confuse forgiving, forgetting, wants, feelings, and choices
– this too shall pass – give yourself time and begin to make right choices for yourself
– so it is with forgiveness – we do it for our health and survival
– Until you forgive, you will continually be dragging that person and unresolved hurts with you. Forgiveness allows you to let go and ‘bury’ the relationship or issue.
– Who do you need to forgive? Do you need to forgive yourself?
– What are your requirements for forgiving?
– give up your requirements, your “rights. Forgive God’s way
– as long as you don’t love, you will have difficulty making ANY relationship work

Momma’s Gone Crazy, Pastor Curt Vignery, May 8, 2016

2 Samuel 21:8-14
1) Rizpahs are Relentless
steady and persistent, sustained; unyielding; having a grim determination; never ceasing, unstoppable
Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
“She had no ability to give up. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to quit, she couldn’t. It wasn’t in her. Itnever had been.”
2) Rizpahs are Defenders
Rizpah’s refuse to quit.
“At the end, someone or something always gives up. It is either you give up and quit or the obstacle orbfailure gives up and makes way for your success to come through.”
Don’t quit defending truth.
Don’t quit defending honor.
Don’t quit defending Identity.
Lie – I am messed up, perverted, broken beyond repair and can never change
Truth – 2 Cor 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, He (she) is a new creation, the old is GONE, the new is here
Lie – I can’t get through this hard time. I am so tired all the time, my life is just too hard.
Truth – 2 Cor 1:21 It is God who makes us able to stand firm in Christ
Lie – My life really doesn’t matter. I am a nobody. I am a loser
Truth – Ephesians 2:10 (You) We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which
God prepared in advance for us (you) to do.
Lie – No one could ever love me. If you knew me, you wouldn’t love me.
Truth – John 15:9 – As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
Lie – I am always going to fail. No matter what I try, it will fail, because I am a failure.
Truth – Romans 8:37 – We are MORE than conquerors through Him (Christ) who loved us.
3) Rizpahs Stand on the Rock
We must relentlessly defend our relationships, His Word, and our identity from a position of victory.
You see you can be defending your position, but if you aren’t positioned on the Rock, than you will
constantly be defensive.