4. That’s probably why the words, “Don’t fret”are recorded three times in the first eight verses of Psalm 37. Don’t even go there. C R O S S W A Y B O O K S. W H E A T O N , I L L I N O I S. Don'tWasteYrLifeGSE.06321.i02.indd 2 3/31/09 3:24 PM. We just need to find enough “want to” to ask for it. Part II of the sermon series entitled “Closer” Synopsis of July 14th sermon Delivered by Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III, D.Min. He's going to give you strength that you can't explain, courage that you didn't know you had, favor that you didn't see coming. You will find your blessedness in such a life. A term that is often used to describe the way God works in our lives is ‘open doors’ vs. ‘closed doors.’ The simplest explanation of what this means is that we believe that when a door is open, that’s an indication that God is allowing us to move forward and when a door is closed, that’s an indication that He isn’t. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die God Is the Gospel. I. A good sermon is more satisfying and beneficial to others than a perfectly seared medium rare-cooked filet mignon. If The Hammer could give our team the “want to” for basketball, surely God can fill us with a greater desire for Him. He doesn’t tempt people. C. Through God's Son, Jesus. The text was Romans 5:1-11 Series Review: One of the premises of the Bible (the theme of the series) is that there is a difference… All throughout the Scriptures Egypt is used as an analogy of the world or of the life apart from God and Zion is used to refer to the church or to a life with God. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Only God can separate the sin from the sinner, and He did so by sending His Son, who is One with Him, into our world of loneliness, to claim our flesh and blood as his own. When shall I come… This sermon was on Joy and was preached on April 18, 2010. What’s your first impulse when you see a sign that says, “Wet paint. Don’t ever let someone criticize you for having fun at church. Psalm 42:1-5, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. A leper came to Jesus and said "If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean". And Jesus response was " I will, be thou clean" and immediately he was cleansed (Mark 1:40-42). The very act of saying “Don’t” awakened within him a desire to “Do.” Saying “Don’t lust” made him want to lust. 3. God will always show us what is right for us. SERMON POINTS Christians should have the same attitude that is described in Psalm 40:8, “I delight to do Your will, O my God… Saying “Don’t lie” made him want to lie. The will of God refers to His purpose, plan, and desire for our lives. 1. Put the blame where it belongs--on man. I don't have anybody to talk to.'' The "Psalm 37" Series #3 "DELIGHT & DESIRE! God … Why Did I Do That? n First of all, we need to understand that the Lord’s perspective is complete, having full knowledge of the past, present, and future. (Sermons maybe freely distributed for the blessing of God's people providing that they are unaltered, copied in full and that the source is properly acknowledged. A. If you have your Bibles with you, turn to the book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament. 2. A. David was embarrassed that he lived in a fine, solidly built house while God’s “house” remained a tent. God desires for us to desire Him, and He works in us “to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Phil. Revival will never come by the will of man but by a desire for God. It is God's desire to turn your situation around. Text: Mark 5: 21-43. David knew that it is hard to avoid fretting. God never sets us up to fail. Put the blame where it belongs--on man. When God Told David, “No.” Text: II Samuel 7:1-17 I. David had gained a measure of peace in his reign. From Desiring God, “For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden moping and pouting and God said, ''What is wrong with you Adam?'' 6-8 tell us of 3 new attitudes which should ‘bee’ our attitudes: 1. God leads those who obey Him with unfailing love and faithfulness. Pray more fervently. We serve God wrongly when we desire power and prestige for ourselves, but rightly when we’re content with the gifts He has entrusted to us, using them to serve Him. We need God’s Spirit to desire against the flesh. November 1, 2009 Morning Worship Text: Isaiah 64:1-7 Subject: God’s Power Title: Putting God in the Mix You know, I’m not extremely political. 1. We serve God wrongly when we desire power and prestige for ourselves. God will never lead you to a place where you are forced to do evil. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. For those God's desire is found in 2 … INTRO: Did you know that God wants to grant you the desires of your heart? When God Shows Thru [The Beatitudes]. God leads and teaches us along the way. Matthew 5:1-5 . Not that I don’t have political convictions; I do. He said, ''I am lonely. 8. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. God is going to do things that don't make sense. This was part of Keller's series on the fruit of the Spirit entitled "Real Signs of the Spirit". While God often says to us: Don't just do something, stand there. The … Sermon illustrations allow you to take your sermon to the next level. That desire goes all the way back to the first man whoever lived. 2. “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. Don't blame God for the evil that men do, don't dare. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. Now was a time to think about other things. Did you know also that God wants to shape the desires of your heart first? Don’t worry about writing these 7 steps down. Contending for Our All What Jesus Demands from the World. We are not alone. In waiting they would see God move. a strong desire for change, then God is at your door. 3. You don’t truly expect to receive; you don’t truly trust your God!. On many occasions the prophets had to call the people back out of a spiritual Egypt and back to spiritual Zion, and still today the same thing is … The flesh desires against the Spirit. vv. 6:33; 7:7. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. Romans 7:15-25 NIV. Sex and the Supremacy of Christ Taste and See. For desire is present with me, but I don’t find it doing that which is good. But listen, my friend, this morning: the answer to that question wouldn't make a difference to you, it wouldn't ease your pain, in fact it may even amplify your pain. When we get sidetracked, God will direct us back to the right path. The strong desire is the response of the human soul to God, as He knocks on the door of your heart. Instead of just telling people the truth of God’s word, show them. And no matter how long it's been if you don't give up on God, He will not give up on you. Men don't gather blessedness off briars, and joys off thistles. When I Don’t Desire God. If you are going to be a part of His kingdom, you’ll have to learn to live a kingly life. I’m so glad I serve a happy God, a joyful God. A. Self-centered people don’t last long in serving God. But I am not actively participating in politics. Step 1: Don’t Fret. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Asking God to cleanse our hearts provides us with a new desire to please Him. But don’t forget the persecutions! James 1:13-17 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his OWN lust, and enticed . Colossians 1 reminds us that Jesus "is the image of the invisible God" (v. 15) and that "God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him" (v. 19). Don’t touch?” One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." Don't live in such a world as that, but live in the world whose canopy is the wing of God, and whose centre is the pierced heart of Calvary. It is the first question that too much popular preaching is about today, while many teachers largely ignore the second question! Jesus is God's goodness in the flesh. 2:13, NASB). Never. You may be in a desert place now, the right attitude is "Lord, I want to thank you for the green grass. 5:17) And God’s desire is against our sin, but for us. Vide Sermon IV. (Gal. The Gospel of Jesus. Sound strange? I don't know why you're suffering - and let me tell you, nobody but God can tell you why. There’s some-thing about the human soul; when your soul cries out in a strong desire, God immediately responds to it. God already wrote them down for us, and we can turn back to Psalm 37 any time we need to. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. A new attitude that is upward—A change in desires. 7:19 For the good which I desire, I don’t do; but the evil which I don’t desire, that I practice” (Romans 7:15-19) We may have to learn that we too will have to do the opposite of our instincts if we really want the Kingdom of God to come. Saying “Don’t steal” made him want to steal. God said, ''Adam, I've got good news for you. We live by the adage: Don't just stand there, do something. The rebels were Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and On (who is not mentioned again; perhaps he repented). 2. How can God stick out? He never puts you in a situation where you have to sin. In waiting they would catch the wind of God's Spirit. The God Who Is Holy (Part 6 of 6) The Presence of God is Everything! When you need to feel God’s protection, pray Psalm 61:2-3. “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. C. … It’s a wonderful life, a natural high, and you don’t have to wake up tomorrow feeling guilty! 3:12). SERMON POINTS When you don’t understand why something has happened, remember these basic truths. 15 I do not understand what I do. 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