True Healing & Restoration “Get Clean in 2013”
(there is no Photo shop in the spirit)
2 Corinthians 4:1-9
1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way,[a] we never give
up. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to
trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who
are honest know this. 3 If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is
hidden only from people who are perishing. 4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has
blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious
light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of
Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 5 You see, we don’t go around preaching
about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your
servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,”
has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is
seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but
we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.[b] This makes
it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 8 We are pressed on
every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven
to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked
down, but we are not destroyed.
–sound like 2012 to me!!!
If I could paint a picture of our church it would be like this.
–We have been attacked this year like we have never been attacked before.
–We can let it break us or we can let it strengthen us.
–We shouldn’t panic
–In the process of building TLR many have been hurt.
–Financially unable to support the vision
–Church commitment and seriousness about the movement is low
–In the process there are wounded people
–Relationships have been hurt.
–Feelings have been hurt.
-Our greatest need is healing and restoration.
Healing our relationships.
-With God and with each other
Let us confess sin. 1 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.
Get back to the basics. (Scripture & Prayer)
-With each other.
-Is there someone you have hurt?
23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your
brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the
altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. 25 “Settle
matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are
still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the
judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
Is there someone who needs your forgiveness?
God is going to deliver us head firstt. A breech baby comes out body first, and
is a lot harder to deliver. Let’s get into the right position and get ready to PuSH
Romans 12 (renewed mind)
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day
of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander,
along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Make our relationships a Priority.
Focusing our Prayer efforts.
Prayer Focus every Month on praying for our church.
Missionary Focus – each week invite someone to TLR.
You yourself come!
Strengthening our outreach.
Through the events that we do.
Reading scriptures before service.
People Contact – cards, calls. Text. Email etc.
Home ministry: Friendship. Food. Fellowship. Let’s build
Make People a priority!!