Weekly Update – August 16th, 2018
“BUILDING FAMILIES THAT LAST”
Blessings Truth Church Family!
We hope you were able to join us, either in person or on-line this Sunday. The Praise Team led the congregation into inspiring, heartfelt worship and devotion to our Lord and Savior, transporting us into His Holy presence.
Pastor Jason opened the service with prayer: “Thank You Lord for Your Spirit in this house. Thank You Lord that Your Holy Spirit is transforming lives all over the Treasure Coast. Thank You Lord that lives are being transformed by truth, families are being healed, struggles are coming to an end and blessings are being received. We thank You for Your grace and mercy over all of our lives, in Jesus Name.”
Our God is a Mighty, Holy, Awesome God!
He is a Great Big God!
He is mightier, more powerful and bigger than any of your problems or challenges!
One of the greatest challenges we have as people is relationships – how we deal with others.
You are a part of your church family and your own family, and we are the family of God!
In the family of God we are about building families that last, that know how to stand the test of time.
We have a time clock on our life and we need to leave a legacy for our children’s children, and have the heritage of the Lord manifest in the earth!
Building families, building things in “the Kingdom” will be tested by fire!
The fire will determine what endures and whatever endures will have a reward in the Kingdom of Heaven! (1st Corinthians 3:12-15)
If you have the Word of God in your heart, but you are not obeying it, how are you going to have a blessed life?
Many people who are saved have no problem living in sin, because they believe since they are saved God will give them grace no matter what they do or how they live.
Don’t sin on purpose! If you know how to do good and don’t do it, you cannot be blessed!
Building families is not something that just happens, we have to be intentional!
Is the Word of God…Jesus…the foundation in your house? (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)
Don’t look for the church to build your family… church is the place you celebrate what you have built in your home!
Spend family time, letting God lead your talk about His word.
Every family has to have a foundation of truth…if you build it on anything else, it cannot stand!
Kid’s today grow up with entitlement and privilege because the environment in which they were raised and the foundation in which their family stands is based on the almighty dollar!
The foundation of your family cannot be your position in the world!
Jesus has to be the foundation!
The Holy Spirit has to lead you in your life, to see your children lead a Godly life, because your children will be challenged by the culture of the world today!
The biggest competition for the worship of God is a religion called Athletic-a!
Don’t worship sports! Football, basketball, cheerleading, won’t keep your kids off drugs!
We must be committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our families!
Families crash because they have no convictions, and they sway along with the changes of society and culture and follow the world.
You must have strong convictions – things that you will never change your mind about!
If everything is optional, then nothing is important, nothing has any value and you will never accomplish anything meaningful in your life!
To have strong convictions, you must hide the Word of God in your heart!
You have to believe that the bible is the map for the journey that you are destined for!
The Word of God will be here forever, and the Word of God is the Will of God (Isaiah 40:8)
Stop sitting on your calling – It’s your turn!
We each have a calling, an assignment, a God given destiny!
Many things in life today are unpredictable, but one thing that never changes is the destiny that God has set for your life!
Gods purposes are always constant!
We cannot be passive about our calling – we have to pursue it!
God has made a way for us to pursue His purposes… it’s up to us to look for the opening!
We have to pursue the purposes of God for this region!
There is a blessing and a reward for those who volunteer, who serve, because they are Kingdom servants!
God will reveal your work by the fruit of your labor
You can either get a reward here on earth or an eternal reward in the Kingdom of Heaven!
Their work will be revealed with fire … 1st Corinthians 3:12-15
12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
Is the Word of God the foundation in your house … Deuteronomy 6:6-9
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
God’s Word stands forever … Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
By Lisa Young of Truth Church