On 21 years…

Ro828…

He does.

He REALLY does…

God

works ALL things out for good = Romans 8:28.

It’s been 21 years since my Dad died.

21 years.

An adult life.

Mercy.

I was 23 when he died

I forgot my birthday the next year…

or

was it two…

Death. Sudden death is hard,

but

ALL of life’s challenges are difficult.

I need to live the next 21 years

alive,

awake,

ready…

I survived,

I learned,

sometimes re-learned…

I explored.

I learned to hope, believe & trust.

I let Him LOVE me.

He’s a good God.

He’s faithful.

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On “help me with my unbelief”

✝️💒FCC Sunday, 3-11-18

Miracles series
-Pastor Josh Earls

Matthew 11:11
<
J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
11 “Believe me, no one greater than John the Baptist has ever been born of all mankind, and yet a humble member of the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
>

God help me overcome my disbelief.

No doubt.
1. God does not condemn us or abandon us.
2. God meets us @point of need. Where r u in pain/suffering.
3. God imbues/impregnates us with faith.

imbues
=
to impregnate or inspire

Example:
Winston Churchill
imbued them
with character & resolve
during World War.
He would go out & help w/re-building.

 

Mark 9:14-27
<
The Voice (VOICE)
14 When they reached the rest of the disciples, Jesus saw that a large crowd had gathered and that among them the scribes were asking questions. 15 Right when the crowd saw Jesus, they were overcome with awe and surged forward immediately, nearly running over the disciples.
Jesus (to the scribes): 16 What are you debating with My disciples? What would you like to know?
Father (in the crowd): 17 Teacher, I have brought my son to You. He is filled with an unclean spirit. He cannot speak, 18 and when the spirit takes control of him, he is thrown to the ground to wail and moan, to foam at the mouth, to grind his teeth, and to stiffen up. I brought him to Your followers, but they could do nothing with him. Can You help us?
Jesus: 19 O faithless generation, how long must I be among you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to Me.
20 They brought the boy toward Jesus; but as soon as He drew near, the spirit took control of the boy and threw him on the ground, where he rolled, foaming at the mouth.
Jesus (to the father): 21 How long has he been like this?
Father: Since he was a baby. 22 This spirit has thrown him often into the fire and sometimes into the water, trying to destroy him. I have run out of options; I have tried everything. But if there’s anything You can do, please, have pity on us and help us.
Jesus: 23 What do you mean, “If there’s anything?” All things are possible, if you only believe.
Father (crying in desperation): 24 I believe, Lord. Help me to believe!
25 Jesus noticed that a crowd had gathered around them now. He issued a command to the unclean spirit.
Jesus: Listen up, you no-talking, no-hearing demon. I Myself am ordering you to come out of him now. Come out, and don’t ever come back!
26 The spirit shrieked and caused the boy to thrash about; then it came out of the boy and left him lying as still as death. Many of those in the crowd whispered that he was dead. 27 But Jesus took the boy by the hand and lifted him to his feet.
>

 

No argue/debate while someone suffering.

 

A gospel
seen
as well as
heard.

 

He has Logos, the computer program.
No “miracle” mentioned in Bible,
We can’t define it,
But
Creates a place of worship.

 

Trust God for everything.

Profound need
with

medical issues/relationships/emotions.

 

Shared
About grandpa@74,
Said
Jesus in room last few days.
“Relieved to know,
He

is

real.”

 

Faith is always stretching.

one more step.

 

Believe.
“Help me with my unbelief.”

 

Opportunity to take step of faith=card to write on… no have to put name on it…

Miracle
=
what do u need?

Act.

We ask not
Cuz
We believe not.

Post it for 4 weeks during series (in lobby).

Opportunity to take step of faith.

 

Worship.

 

Expect the unexpected.

 

Pray
&
Worship.

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On miracles

I like miracles.

I thank God for miracles.

I have plants that are miracles.

They should have

died

last fall,

but

they are thriving.

🌿

Earlier today,

I lost another hen

to a hawk,

but

unlike all the other losses this year,

I focused

my thoughts

on the miracles

God

has done with them

over this last year

instead of

all the deaths.

I did not lose any hens for 2 years.

💙🐔💛

Pastor spoke on miracles

this last Sunday.

Will post my notes from service soon.

💜

 

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On relat(able)

✝️💒Wednesday, 3-7-18 series by Pastor Charles Partney@FCC

 

He’s 45.

Still hugs & kisses mom cuz figures she can still beat him up.

Video after pastor teach
From
Louie Gigliano (?sp?)

 

💛
Love yourself.

Ephesians 2:10
=
The Passion Translation (TPT)
10 “We have become his poetry,
a re-created people

that will fulfill the destiny

He has given each of us,
for

we are joined to Jesus…
Even before we were born,
God planned in advance
our destiny
and
the good works
we would do to fulfill it!”

We r God’s masterpiece.

 

Matthew 3:13-17

=

“Jesus Is Baptized by John
13 Then

Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River.

He came to John,

wanting John to baptize him.
14 But John tried to stop him.
John said, “Why do you come to me to be baptized? I should be baptized by you!”
15 Jesus answered, “Let it be this way for now. We should do whatever God says is right.” Then John agreed.
16 So Jesus was baptized.

As soon as He came up out of the water, the sky opened, and He saw God’s Spirit coming down on Him like a dove. 17 A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him.”

 

HANDOUT:
Home-work

=

say to yourself in mirror:
“I love u”
“I’m thankful for u”
“U r a rare & beautiful treasure.”
“I forgive u.”
“U r here for a special purpose.”
“I am holding u to a high standard.”
“I believe in u.”

 

Pastor Partney has been in Ministry for 25 yrs.

 

While working for a school district he sees generational poverty…
Same with anger or self-esteem, etc.

God is our heavenly-Father.

Things can change,

He can do the impossible.

 

His Dad saved@age 30,
But
Gave it all he had.

 

1 John 3:1-11

=
In the VOICE:

“Consider the kind of extravagant love the Father has lavished on us—He calls us children of God!

It’s true;

we are His beloved children.
And

in the same way

the world didn’t recognize Him,

the world does not recognize us either.
When

we feel like we are not good enough to be loved by God,

we should remember

that God’s love is greater than our doubts.

We must silence the sounds of condemnation

so

we can hear

the voice of God’s loving assurance

and

remember

that He has selected us

to be part of His family.
2 My loved ones,
we have been adopted into God’s family;

and

we are officially His children now.
The full picture of our destiny is not yet clear,

but

we know this much:

when Jesus appears,

we will be like Him

because we will see Him

just as He is.

3 All those who focus their hopes on Him

and

His coming

seek to purify themselves

just as He is pure.
4 Everyone who lives a life of habitual sin is living in moral anarchy.
That’s what sin is.
5 You realize that He came to eradicate sins, that there is not the slightest bit of sin in Him.
6 The ones who live in an intimate relationship with Him do not persist in sin, but anyone who persists in sin has not seen and does not know the real Jesus.
7 Children,
don’t let anyone pull one over on you.

The one doing the right thing
is just imitating Jesus, the Righteous One.
If you are wondering if your faith is authentic, take a look at your life. Are you doing what is right?
8 The one persisting in sin belongs to the diabolical one, who has been all about sin from the beginning. That is why the Son of God came into our world: to destroy the plague of destruction inflicted on the world by the diabolical one.
9 Everyone who has been born into God’s family avoids sin as a lifestyle because the genes of God’s children come from God Himself. Therefore, a child of God can’t live a life of persistent sin.
10 So it is not hard to figure out who are the children of God and who are the children of the diabolical one: those who lack right standing
and those who don’t show love for one another
do not belong to God.
11 The central truth—the one you have heard since the beginning of your faith—is that we must love one another.”

 

God’s Love is greater than our doubts.

“If u can’t get excited about that,
Your wood is wet.”

“Make a wooden indian stand up.”

 

Love one another.

U r a child of God.
The more u love God, the more u love people.

 

? & Answer:

?
What does
Being a
Child of God
Mean
To u?

I’ve been chosen by God.

God has no favorites.

 

?
What does a ‘Chip off the old block’ mean to u?

Carbon-copy of parent,
But
Not in a positive way.

 

Can’t keep sinning
If
Child of God.

 

Even the prodigal son went away for a season.

 

Video session… see below. 💙

Matthew 6:9-13
Niv
“This, then, is how u should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your Will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today
our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And
lead us not into temptation,
But
Deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours
is the Kingdom & the Power & the Glory forever.
Amen’”

 

Home-wrk:
Love God:

Honoring your father & mother.
Read:
Exod. 20:1-17
“The Ten Commandments
20 These are the things God told his people:
2 “I am the Lord your God. I am the one who freed you from the land of Egypt, where you were slaves.
3 “You must not worship any other gods except me.
4 “You must not make any idols.
Don’t make any statues or pictures of anything up in the sky or of anything on the earth or of anything down in the water.
5 Don’t worship or serve idols of any kind, because I, the Lord, am your God. I hate my people worshiping other gods.
People who sin against me become my enemies, and I will punish them. And I will punish their children, their grandchildren, and even their great-grandchildren.
6 But I will be very kind to people who love me and obey my commands. I will be kind to their families for thousands of generations.
7 “You must not use the name of the Lord your God to make empty promises. If you do, the Lord will not let you go unpunished.
8 “You must remember to keep the Sabbath a special day.
9 You may work six days a week to do your job.
10 But the seventh day is a day of rest in honor of the Lord your God. So on that day no one should work—not you, your sons and daughters, or your men and women slaves.
Even your animals and the foreigners living in your cities must not work!
11 That is because the Lord worked six days and made the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. And on the seventh day, he rested. In this way the Lord blessed the Sabbath—the day of rest. He made that a very special day.
12 “You must honor and respect your father and your mother. Do this so that you will have a full life in the land that the Lord your God gives you.
13 “You must not murder anyone.
14 “You must not commit adultery.
15 “You must not steal anything.
16 “You must not tell lies about other people.
17 “You must not want to take your neighbor’s house. You must not want his wife. And you must not want his men and women servants or his cattle or his donkeys. You must not want to take anything that belongs to another person.”

 

💙
Video

How we relate to ourselves.

Parents.

Dads r to empower their kids.

 

Absent parents.

Abusive parents. Damage.

 

R u carrying the weight
Of
Championing your parents?

 

The Gospel reconciles us.

Can impact our relationships.
We can see ourselves

the way

God sees us.

Come to know Jesus. Get a new identity=u become a Christian.

 

John 1:10
=
The Voice (VOICE)
“Jesus as the Light does not call out from a distant place but draws near by coming into the world.
10 He entered our world,

a world He made;

yet the world did not recognize Him

 

Jesus in the world
Even though the world was made thru Him.

 

1 John 3:1
Niv
=
“See what great love

the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

We r called Children of God!

 

Think about God as your father. Not performance-based. Not your biological father. God is perfection.

Imagine that.

 

We no have to be part of what has been broken in our life.

If stuff not working right in the inside,
Choose
To not lean
into the negativ
Or
Complain about your biological parents.

No blame them.
No repeat the pain.

 

Galatians 3:13
=
The Passion Translation (TPT)
13 “Yet, Christ paid the full price
to set us free from the curse of the law. He absorbed it completely
as He became a curse in our place…”

Jesus came to break the curse. Jesus became the curse for us.
We have a new Dad. We are Children of Almighty God.

We’ve got the best of all our parents.

Lean into God.

Be the reflection
Of
The Love of God
To all our relationships.

 

Ephesians 6:1
Niv
=
“Children,
obey your parents in the Lord,
for this is right”

Obey your parents in the Lord
(
Not wacky stuff
)
1st commandment w/mith a promise
So
Go well w u
&
U enjoy
Long life
On the earth.

 

The Gospel puts things back together
That
Otherwise
Would not.

 

God loves u. He sees u
As a rare & beautiful treasure.
(All the things from top of handout)

 

💛
Pastor Partney teach after video too:

Your ability to relate to others
Is wrapped up
With how u view yourself
&
How u
Relate to
Your parents.

 

Enemy uses in our relationships:
he wants to throw us off balanced,
Off-centered.
Example:
From Eden,
“Did God say…?”
Eve should not have talked to enemy.

“Did God really say…?”

Enemy uses with us…he is a liar. Sets us back from understandg Who God is.

 

Establish a healthy relationship with God
As
My heavenly-Father.

God will show u
True Fatherhood.

He is what u long for deep in your heart.

<
Provision.
Protection.
Hope.
>

 

Look to God
To teach u
How to love your children.Example:
Prodigal son.
No earned it.

No deserv it.

No right to ask for it,
But
Father understood,
He could not capture son’s heart by forcing him.

God died for us
While

we were yet sinners.

The father had a place prepared for the prodigal son.
He was right there waiting for him to come home.

Lots of parenting tips in the story of the prodigal son.

 

“Spanking is not punishg,
It’s discipline. Love your kids. “
-pcp
<
Just don’t do it when u r emotional.
Esp. Negative emotions.
>

 

“I’ll go back to my father.”
<
He remembered
>

Be ready to receive them.

Be a constant in their life.

Prodigal son KNEW his father would always be there.

 

“U can take #10,000 steps away
&
It’s only
One step back (to God).”-pcp

 

The father ran to the prodigal son. Ran & met him.
He did not have to do,
But
He lavished his love on the son.

Best robe. Representd the family.
The ring. Conduct business as family.
The sandals. Shoes were not common.

All things that spoke of sonship. Of family.

All these things restored him.

Rejoice
For
What was lost is now found.

?s about what saw as raised:
Affection.

Anger.

Arguing.

Clutter.

Money.

Communication.

 

No right or wrong answers
But
Each affect way u r now.

Either reinforce what’s been broken in our lives
Or
Lean into Him.

 

Be affectionate. Hug.

 

Challenge our thinkg with the Truth.

 

He keeps conversations in semi-public view.
Example:
Young lady share she no know anything about healthy relationships. So no want to get married,

but
Had twin girls.
She honored her mom. Poured into her mom. Respected her.
The mom became a believer.

Our heritage
Does not determine our future.

We no have to agree,
But
We should always honor our parents.
Tell ‘em truth in love. Show love.
Wisdom of Holy Spirit when to speak & when not to speak.

Bring unhealthy family traits to God
&
Ask for His help.

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On weight

Just learned MORE of me is muscle than fat! Praise God❣️

 

Also learned muscles has more water in it than fat.

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On “The One Who Sees Me”

By

Kandi J. Wyatt

 

Review originally published on GoodReads:

 

“Read in just a few days. Liked it from the start & found myself thinking about it… the characters each day.

I like how she told a well-known story from a different perspective & in a different setting/time. Reminded me of a Max Lucado story. Like looking up a verse in a different translation… increases my understanding.

Thank you,
&
I look forward to reading more of your books!”

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