“GOD, I love living with you; your house glows with your glory.
When it’s time for spring cleaning, don’t sweep me out with the quacks and crooks,…” (Psalms 26:8-9, The Message)
“SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!”
“You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” (Genesis 4:7, NLT)
1.) THE PURPOSE OF THE DOOR
➢ Front door (noun): the main entrance to a house or building usually facing the street.
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23, NLT)
2.) HAVE YOU LEFT THE DOOR OPEN?
”A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil trea...
“Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” Luke 16:9 NLT
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.” Col 3:13 NLT
2. DEPOSIT YOUR TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:10-11 NIV
“…And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.” Rev 21:21 NKJV
3. ALWAYS HAVE AN OPEN CHECKINGS ACCOUNT: FOR DAI...
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Message By: Helen Lauvao
Series: Built On Purpose
“Built With Joints Pt. 2”
“from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:16 NKJV)
Anyone can burn bridges, very few are willing to build bridges.
Relational joints are bridges for influence.
IT TAKES FOLLOW-THROUGH TO FOLLOW JESUS!
“Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Luke 14: 34-35 NKJV)
2. GOD IS THE ULTIMATE EMPLOYER!
“Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to m...
Honor: Valuable, treat as precious, weighty like gold; appreciation, esteem, favorable, regard, respect.
1. HONOR GOES UP, HONOR COMES DOWN
“Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.” (I Samuel 2:30 NIV)
“…He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.” (Mark 6:5 NKJ)
“But, Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.’” (Mark 6:4 NKJ)
2. HONOR IS KEY TO RECEIVING FROM HEAVEN
Dishonor: To not show respect; treat as common, ordinary, or menial.
“How you have fallen from heaven…you have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! …you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will si...
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock…26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” Matthew 7:24 & 26 NASB
UNDERSTAND WHO “THE ROCK” IS, WHAT IS HIS PURPOSE!!
“…a wise man who built his house on THE ROCK…”
Matt 7:24 NASB
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” Psalm 118:22 NLT
SET IN PLACE HIS STANDARD, BEFORE LAYING THE FOUNDATION!!
“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Josh 24:15 NKJV
2. THE BUILDING PROCESS HAPPENS THROUGH APPLICATION!!
Arise, SHINE, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 (ESV)
BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE…
CHOSEN TO SHOWCASE CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE. JESUS IS THE HOPE OF GLORY AND SALVATION TO THIS WORLD!
You are a CHOSEN generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
We now have this light SHINING in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT)