Anchors St7-26-08

Sorry this took so long Sarah!

Don Davis was the speaker…Perrys were on vacation, and I had just returned from my vacation to Ireland.

Num 14

Moses was in position of anger (frustration) … the people had wept all night long… complaining… wanted to pick a new leader.

Num 20

Devil uses people to frustrate you…family, co-workers, friends.

“If only” = looking back.

Moses prays before he gets really mad.

“Rebel” the word, back then was like a cuss word.

Num 20:11

Strike…twice.

Devil is trying to destroy you.

Eph 4:26

Anger is not the problem = be angry and do not sin.

Jas 4:17

Know the good and not doing it = sin.

So you know cussing = sin, cuz not good.

Drinking = if you know you are not to drink, and you do = sin.

Jas 4:27

Give the devil a foothold when you sin/cuss/drink = he’s got his foot in your back.

Frustration leads to anger which leads to the devil having a foothold.

Jas 1:19

Be quick to listen,

slow to speak,

slow to anger.

Jas 1:20

Man’s anger does not bring to light God’s righteousness.

Devil will use one to frustrate and another to push you over = ruins your testimony, cuz you are the only Bible some may ever see…

2 Tim 4:5

Closer they are the more they drive you crazy,

but

be watchful in all things.

Endure affliction,

endure prolonged strain,

for the work of the ministry.

1 Pet 5:8

Eph 4

Don’t sin in anger.

When you are angry, WATCH OUT!

Anger destroys… you speak out of character and can ruin lives/relationship/testimony with one word!

Hosea 4:6

The devil knows scripture… and will get you to believe a lie.

Jas 3:6-12

The tongue is a fire… destroy the entire body.

Jas 3:9

Bless and curse with the same tongue…

People are made in the image of God.

Life here on earth is FULL of trouble.

Our life is not roses.

2 Tim 3:12

All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution cuz you are called to be different than the world.  People don’t like different.

People in your life are there just to frustrate you…

God brings stuff to develop you.

Your problem is NOT with people… friends, spouse, etc.

Eph 6;12

We don’t fight (wrestle) against flesh and blood.

2 Tim 1:5

Do the work of an evangelist = called to be a witness = your words show who you worship… who you are being a witness for.

Preach more with our lives than our lips.

Devil uses people and circumstances:  gas prices going up = gets you frustrated.  House market situation.

People are hurting and looking for hope… for answers.

2 Cor 5:20

We are ambassadors = representatives of the King in a foreign country.

Get too comfy and it feels like home, but it’s not home.

You don’t need to stock up for the end of the world.

Fulfill your ministry = do what God wants you to do = called you to do = an act of worship.

1 Cor 12:4-5

We all have different ministries, but ONE ministry we all have in common = 2 Cor 5:17-18 = all things become new.  God has reconciled – united us with Himself through Jesus and given us the ministry of RECONCILIATION = reunite people with God through Jesus.

Our life is to bring people to God.

Cussing will not bring anyone to God… will drive them further away.

Keep yourself out of trouble by keepin’ quiet.

1 Cor 6:15

Your bodies are members of Christ.

1Cor 6:16

One body with a harlot.

1 Cor 6:17

Joined to the Lord = one.

1 Jn 4:4

Jesus and the church are in you.

He lives in you, so don’t get “ugly” with your mate.

vs 18  = flee/run = sin against own body = vs 19 = your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit… don’t let guy touch Jesus in you.

Don Davis was a bit of a fireball that night.

:)

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