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A Winning Attitude

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(Acts 16:25-26 NLT) Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. (26) Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!

1.Your Attitude Is A Choice

2.Your Attitude Has Impact
(Acts 16:27-31 NLT) The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. (28) But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!” (29) The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. (30) Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (31) They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

My Journey From Poverty To Overflow

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(John 7:37-39 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. (39) He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

(John 5:2-7 NIV) Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. (3) Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] (5) One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. (6) When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” (7) “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

1.Jesus’ Overflow
(John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

(2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

2.New Heart
(Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

3.See New Models – New Decisions – New Outcomes. “God Loves You And So Do I”
(Romans 12:1-3 NIV) Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (2) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (3) For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

(Proverbs 11:24-25 MSG) The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.

-When you change your thinking, you’ll change your beliefs, your attitudes, your behavior and your life!” John Maxwell

Overflowing With Freedom – Break Every Chain

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(John 8:1-11 NLT) Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, (2) but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. (3) As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. (4) “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. (5) The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” (6) They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. (7) They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” (8) Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. (9) When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. (10) Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” (11) “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

There’s Power With Jesus (One Word)
(John 8:10-11 NLT) Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” (11) “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

Freedom From Guilt/Shame/Past
(Romans 8:1-2 NLT) So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (2) And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

Keep Walking In Freedom
(Psalm 119:45 NLT) I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.

Feed Your Time & Energy Into The Right Thing
(2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT) For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Connect with Community

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Big things can happen in small groups! That’s why Lifehouse has many Community Connect Groups, where you can make new friends, learn something new or enjoy your hobby with others. Here are just a few of the groups out there. This time we interviewed Jorie from ”We Love Korea – Community”.

We Love Korea
with Jorie B

Q1: What does this group connect around?
Our group connects around anything that has to do with the language or culture of Korea. Every week, we start out with a short scripture share and prayer, excited to meet new friends, learn Korean vocabulary of the week, and enjoy each other’s company!

Q2: Who can join?
Anyone can join! We have people coming for different reasons. Some may come for their interest in the Korean culture, and others genuinely looking for friendships. Whatever the reason, we hope this is the place where people can learn about different culture, and most importantly enjoy it.

Q3: Why is it good to be part of a Community?
Because no matter how long you’re in the place, I think it’s important that you connect right where you are. It’s in the context of community that you can receive good things from others and do the same for others.

Q4: Why do you enjoy Community Connect Group?
Because we enjoy connecting with people of similar interest and share passion with them.

Q5: Do you have a message to our first time friends?
Join a community connect group because you never know what can happen in life. You never know what God can do. You might as well try it. You never know until you try it!

Find the group right for you!

Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Power

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(John 7:37-39 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” (39) He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

1. Who Is The Holy Spirit
(Genesis 1:1-3 NIV) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (3) And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

2. Old Testament – Holy Spirit Only For Some Leaders.. But Promise Of The Holy Spirit For All Is Prophesied
(Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

(Joel 2:28 NIV) And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

3. Acts Chapters 1 & 2 – Baptism (filling) of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ Promise In Acts Chapter 1
(Acts 1:5, 8 NIV) For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (8) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Holy Spirit Power Now For All In Acts Chapter
(Acts 2:1-4 NIV) When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (2) Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. (3) They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. (4) All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

(Acts 2:25 NIV) David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Let’s Dream Again

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(Luke 9:1-5 MSG) (1-5) Jesus now called the Twelve and gave them authority and power to deal with all the demons and cure diseases. He commissioned them to preach the news of God’s kingdom and heal the sick. He said, “Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment. And no luxury inns—get a modest place and be content there until you leave. If you’re not welcomed, leave town. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and move on.” (6) Commissioned, they left. They traveled from town to town telling the latest news of God, the Message, and curing people everywhere they went.

Power & Authority
(Luke 9:1-2 MSG) Jesus now called the Twelve and gave them authority and power to deal with all the demons and cure diseases. He commissioned them to preach the news of God’s kingdom and heal the sick.

You Are Enough
(Luke 9:3 MSG) “Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment.

Get Over It
(Luke 9:5 MSG) If you’re not welcomed, leave town. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and move on.”

Let’s Take Good Risks
(Luke 9:6 MSG) Commissioned, they left. They traveled from town to town telling the latest news of God, the Message, and curing people everywhere they went.

Walking On Miracles!!

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(Matthew 14:22-33 ERV) Then Jesus made the followers get into the boat. He told them to go to the other side of the lake. He said he would come later. He stayed there to tell everyone they could go home. (23) After Jesus said goodbye to the people, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. It was late, and he was there alone. (24) By this time the boat was already a long way from shore. Since the wind was blowing against it, the boat was having trouble because of the waves. (25) Between three and six o’clock in the morning, Jesus’ followers were still in the boat. Jesus came to them. He was walking on the water. (26) When they saw him walking on the water, it scared them. “It’s a ghost!” they said, screaming in fear. (27) But Jesus quickly spoke to them. He said, “Don’t worry! It’s me! Don’t be afraid.” (28) Peter said, “Lord, if that is really you, tell me to come to you on the water.” (29) Jesus said, “Come, Peter.” Then Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. (30) But while Peter was walking on the water, he saw the wind and the waves. He was afraid and began sinking into the water. He shouted, “Lord, save me!” (31) Then Jesus caught Peter with his hand. He said, “Your faith is small. Why did you doubt?” (32) After Peter and Jesus were in the boat, the wind stopped. (33) Then the followers in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, “You really are the Son of God.”

1.Seek The Word of God
(ローマ 10:17 JCB) 信仰は、キリストについてのことばに耳を傾けることから始まるのです。
(Roman 10:17 NIV) Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

2.Don’t Listen To Fear, Stand On The Word of God
(Isaiah 55:11 NIV) so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

(John 8:32 NIV) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set

Overflow with Generosity

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(John 7:37-39 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. (39) He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Q: What sort of God is our Jesus?
A: He is a generous God
(John 3:16 NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

(Romans 5:8 NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

(Luke 6:38 NIV) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

God’s generosity changes people – makes them generous
(Luke 19:5-10) When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (6) So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. (7) All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” (8) But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” (9) Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. (10) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

(Mark 10:48-52 NIV) Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” (49) Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” (50) Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. (5) “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” (52) “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

How do we become generous?
1.His power to change hearts
(Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

2.His presence
(Galatians 5:22-23 NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Spend Time With God and Receive Fresh Purpose

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(Mark 1:34-39 NLT)

(Mark 1:34 NLT) So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.

(Mark 1:35 NLT) Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

(Mark 1:36 NLT) Later Simon and the others went out to find him.

(Mark 1:37 NLT) When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.”

(Mark 1:38 NLT) But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.”

(Mark 1:39 NLT) So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.

1.Most Important Thing Is Your Time With God
(Mark 1:35 NLT) Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

2.Get Rid Of Distractions
(Mark 1:36 NLT) Later Simon and the others went out to find him.

(Isaiah 26:9a NLT) In the night I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek you.

3.Result: Receive Fresh Purpose
(Mark 1:38 NLT) But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.”

(Mark 1:39 NLT) So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.

‭‭(Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬) Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”

Overflow With Peace

Message Notes

(John 7:37-39 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. (39) He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Jesus to disciples
(John 14:27 NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

(Luke 8:48 NIV) Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

(Luke 8:48 TLV) He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in shalom.”

(Matthew 10:12-13 NIV) As you enter the home, give it your greeting. (13) If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.

1.What about “I’ve just lost my peace”
(Colossians 3:15 NIV) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

(Philippians 4:7 NIV) And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2.What about “I don’t feel God’s peace”
(Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

(Hebrews 13:5b CSB) ‘for he himself has said: “I will never leave you (loosen the grip on you) or abandon you”’

(Deuteronomy 31:6) He will never leave you or abandon you