“…I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 NKJV
“The Kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” Matthew 11:12 NKJV
1. BE ABOUT THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV
2. THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME.
“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:11-12 NKJV
3. THE POWER TO SHIFT COMES FROM OBEDIENCE.
• LIMITED POWER is due to LIMITED OBEDIENCE!
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a] in Je...
“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 NLT
“LETS GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, HOW ABOUT LOVE!!”
1. SHIFT OUT OF NEUTRAL: BREAK AWAY FROM THE STEREOTYPES!!
“…we give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Stay away from all believers who live idle lives and don’t follow the tradition they received from us.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6 NLT
“But there are some Jews—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—whom you have put in charge of
the province of Babylon. They pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They refuse to serve your gods and do not worship the gold statue you have set up.” Daniel 3:12 NLT
2. SHIFT, USING THE CLUTCH: THIS HAPPENS DURING THE IN BETWEEN!!
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:10-12 (NLT)
1. WHO RULES YOUR SOUL (MIND, WILL, EMOTIONS) AND YOUR FLESH?
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Romans 8:7 (ESV)
SHIFT AWAY FROM MANIPULATION; ACTIVATE PRAYER AND USE GODLY WISDOM.
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
Proverbs 14:1 (NLT)
The wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
James 3:17 (NLT)
2. CHOOSE TO SUBMIT AND HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE GOD A...
“…Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Mathew 12:25 NKJ
• THE DEEP ISSUES WITHIN THE FAMILY ARE ACTUALLY OUR ISSUES WITH GOD!
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4 NKJ
1. START THE SHIFT BY RETURNING TO THE LORD.
“The Lord has been very angry with your fathers. Therefore, say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 1:2-3 NKJ
• Family Prayer
• Family Devotions
• Family Church Service
2. SHIFT BY RETURNING TO ONE ANOTHER.
“Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:9 NKJ
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Colossians 3:21 N...