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Life in the box…confined, limited, seems safe, “normal”, seems the way it should be…
But there is More to life then the box we put it in
We are Hidden in a box, but this is the year of the reveal
· Life in the box is not where God is
· God is bigger than our box.
· God will not let us confine Him to our Limits, our Boundaries, to our Parameters…
-Jesus is supposed to be our fence. But we try to be his fence Keeping him out and trying to lock him in
· God wants out of the Box!!! and He wants us out of the Box…No limits; No Boundaries
· Tonight– will help you Breakthrough the Box; Lift You Above your Limits; will get you beyond the Boundaries
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. NIV
There is a power at work inside of us
Will we let the power work in our lives?
1 Corinthians 11:23-32
23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
•The Lord was betrayed but still broke bread. We should break bread no matter what we are dealing with. God wants to fellowship with us
•Until Jesus comes back we should proclaim the power of his death
Proclaim: to announce or declare publicly; to extol or praise in the open.
27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.
• True worship from a pure heart requires true repentance. This type of worship gives way to true transformation.
• True repentance breaks the voice of shame and confinement.
REPENTANCE= change of mind, turning of your heart
Repentance = Pure heart= Pure worship
-Those who justify their sin by saying they will simply repent afterwards do not understand repentance.
-Repentance is not a cover up for guilt or a quick prayer for forgiveness.
– Repentance is a complete brokenness, a change of heart