20111018 What Does God Think of Me? Part 2

Sunday, October 18, 2011

By Pastor Matt McFarland

Please open your Bible and follow along.

Verses referenced in this teaching:
Titus 3:1-8
1Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

2To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

John 8:44b
 44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Jeremiah 17:9
9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Titus 3:7
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Colossians 2:14-15
14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Titus 3:7
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Romans 8:15-17
15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Hebrews 13:5
5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Matthew 28:20
20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Philippians 4:19
19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:15
15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Luke 12:31-32
31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Matthew 5:16
16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Luke 6:31
31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Ephesians 2:10
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 Corinthians 9:8
8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Titus 3 (Review)

Weekly Prayer by Rev. Loree Pardi

Stir Up The Gift

God has not designed us to fail, He has created us to be victorious, He made us with a desire to want more, to be better and be the very best we can be at everything we do. We have an internal drive to succeed, but if our mental focus is always negative and when we continually talk about how we can’t, or I could never, or I’m too old and I’m not good enough etc., then we have defeated ourselves before we even get out of the gate. So when we come face to face with life’s greatest challenges, remember to stir up the gift of God that’s on the inside of us which provides: strength, God’s love and sound judgment.
Scripture: I Timothy 1:6-7 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up (rekindle) the gift (God given ability) of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us a spirit of fear (to be timid, or fearful); but of power (strength), and of love (the love of God), and of a sound mind (disciplined, controlled thoughts).
Prayer; Father God in heaven, I praise You for Your loving kindness, for considering someone like me, that You have loved me with an everlasting love and have given Your only son so that I could have life. Father, I thank You for saving me and giving to me Your gift of grace, Your undeserved favor, I thank You for strength, unconditional love and a sound mind. Father, forgive me for doubting in my heart and help me to trust in the gift You have placed within me, I thank You for that God given ability which lives inside me and I pray You will help me remember to keep it stirred up, so I can be a good example, ready and able to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I love You Father and I thank You for all these things. In Jesus’ name I pray.



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