Sunday, January 6, 2013
Pastor Matt McFarland
Back by popular demand, a message as good as last week’s bears repeating. If this sounds/looks familiar, it’s a re-working of last week’s message, with a different title and some different narrative.
Please open your Bible and follow along.
Verses referenced in this teaching:
Philippians 3:12-13 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Isaiah 43:18-19 18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Stop making excuses – Proverbs 28:13 and Proverbs 27:12 NLT
Take inventory – Galatians 3:4 GNT
Act on Faith – Matthew 9:27-29
Refocus – Proverbs 4:23 KJV & GNT and Romans 12:2
Trust God! – Zachariah 4:6 and Isaiah 1:19
START by making positive changes
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.