Fix-a-Flat

By June 15, 2011 Sermon Notes

God Can Fill The Void
( Fix) : to make firm, stable, or stationary b : to give a permanent or final form to
(Flat) : -Lacking in flavor: -Having lost effervescence or sparkle: -Deflated. Used of a tire.
– Electrically discharged.
– Commercially inactive; sluggish: flat sales for the month.
-Not glossy; mat: flat paint.
Music
a. Being below the correct pitch.
b. Being one half step lower than the corresponding natural key: the key of B flat.

Jesus said, “You must be born again?” It is a spiritual rebirth. As we become children of God, He becomes our mother and father! We can receive from God a more complete nurturing, caring and sense of well being than any parent could ever give us.

Have you ever considered what you receive when you are born again?
When we are born-again we receive forgiveness, grace, blessing, a mission, approval, attention, and gods touch

>>>God’s forgiveness
I John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

>>>God’s grace
Ephesians 2:4-9
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressins—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

>>>God’s blessing
Psalms 1:1 -3
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

>>>God’s mission
Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

>>>God’s approval
Leviticus 26:9
I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
– this is how God feel about the living room. We are about to increase in numbers..
>>>God’s attention
Psalms 139:1-10
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

>>>God’s touch
Matthew 8:3
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
Matthew 8:15
He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
Matthew 9:29
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”;
Matthew 17:7
But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”
Matthew 20:34
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Mark 1:41
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”

Start to believe and accept all that God has for you as a BORN-AGAIN Child of God. Let him fix your flat!!!

-Substitute our lack with God’s love and sense of well-being by experiencing the presence of God.
-Having God living in us, is what makes us different. I’m not talking about some “new age” concept of high power or energy. I am talking about the abiding presence of God in the person of the Holy Spirit. When is the last time you really sensed that God lives in you?

**We can experience the love of God and His nurturing presence.
Ephesians 2:17-19
17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

-I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the HOPE to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.