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Overflow with righteousness

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3 reasons Why is this important for me?
1.Enter confidently into his presence
(Psalm 100:2 NIV) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

2.Confident life – bold as a young lion
(Proverbs 28:1 NIV) The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

3.Enter confidently into heaven
(Revelation 7:9-10 NIV) After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. (10) And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

Song of Joy? Thanksgiving? Or Grief? What Kind of Song Are You Singing?

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(Romans 12:1-2 NLT) And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. (2) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

(Nehemiah 8:10 NIV) Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORDis your strength.”

Praise Him!Give Thanks To Jesus
(Psalm 100:1-5 NKJV) Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! (2) Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. (3) Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. (4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. (5) For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Songs of Praise Brings The Breakthrough (Power Of Praise)
(Acts 16:24-26 NLT) So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks. (25) 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!

(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.”

Let’s Sing Together!
(Psalm 150:6 NLT) Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Overflowing With Peace From Jesus

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(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.

(Mark 4:35-41 NLT) As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” (36) So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). (37) But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. (38) Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” (39) When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. (40) Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (41) The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

1.Jesus Is With Us
(Mark 4:35-36 NLT) ) As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” (36) So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed).

(Psalm 23:4 NLT) Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

2.There’s Peace From Jesus
(Mark 4:37-38 NLT) But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. (38) Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

(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.

3.One Word From Jesus Changes Everything
(Mark 4:39-41 NLT) When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. (40) Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (41) The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

(John 16:33 NLT) I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

The Holy Spirit – Encouragement

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(John 16:7 NLT) But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.

(Acts 2:1-4 NLT) On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. (2) Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. (3) Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. (4) And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

Be Good At Encouraging
(Ephesians 4:29 NLT) Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Be Good At Receiving
(2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT) And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

(John 7:37 NIV) On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

Family: Living In A Way That Lifts Others To Become Stars

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1.Mordecai: changed her name from a beautiful tree (Hadassah) —> to a star (Esther)
(Esther 2:7 NIV) Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.

(Matthew 5:16 NIV) In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

2.Mordecai: prepared her with wisdom for life
(Esther 2:10 NIV) Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.

(Romans 8:32 NIV) He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

3.Mordecai: stood outside the wall and gave a shout-out everyday!!!
(Esther 2:11 NIV) Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.

4.Mordecai worked together with Esther to establish what’s really important in life.
(1 John 4:4 NIV) You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

(Esther 4:1 NIV) When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly.

(Esther 4:8 NIV) He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict for their annihilation, which had been published in Susa, to show to Esther and explain it to her, and he told him to instruct her to go into the king’s presence to beg for mercy and plead with him for her people.

(Esther 4:13-14 NIV) he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. (14) For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

(Mathew 3:17 NIV) And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

There But Not Really There – Are You Going Home With Jesus?

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(Luke 10:38-42 NLT) As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. (39) Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. (40) But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” (41) But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! (42) There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Mary – Right By Jesus
(Luke 10:39 NLT) Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.

Martha – There But Not Really There
(Luke 10:40 NLT) But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

Only One Thing Worth Concerning About
(Luke 10:41-42 NLT) But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! (42) There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

There Is Hope For Your Family
(Acts 16:31 TPT) They answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved—you and all your family.”

Family Time

Message Notes

1.Modeled Priorities
(Matthew 6:33 NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

2.Discipline Is Love
(Hebrews 12:11 NLT) No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

3.Live For Something Bigger
(Luke 12:48b NLT) When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

The Holy Spirit – What Does This Mean? Why Is This Important?

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(Genesis 1:1-2 NIV)In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.(2) Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface ofthe deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

(Exodus 31:3 NIV)and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills.

(Exodus 35:21 NIV)and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.

(Mark 1:8-10 NIV)I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (9) At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. (10) Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

(John 20:22 NIV)And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

(Romans 8:16 NIV)The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Speak It Out

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(Luke 8:40 – 50 NIV) Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. (41) Then a man named Jairus, a sy nagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house (42) because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. (43) And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. (44) She came up behind him and touch ed the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. (45) “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” (46) But Jesus said, “Someone touc hed me; I know that power has gone out from me.” (47) Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, cam
e trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had b een instantly healed. (48) Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” (49) While Jesus wa
s still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Do n’t bother the teacher anymore.” (50) Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be h ealed.”

(Mathew 16:13 – 20 NIV) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” (14) They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” (1 5) “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (16) Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the So n of the living God.” (17) Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by fles h and blood, but by my Father in heaven. (18) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (19) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.” (20) Then he ordered h is disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

(Romans 10:9-10 NIV) If you confess with your mouth – Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will b e saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

DIMINISHING DOUBT

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(James 1:5-8 NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (6) But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (7) That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. (8) Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

He gives to All

Generosity

Without finding fault

(Mark 4:38b) TEACHER, DON’T YOU CARE IF WE DROWN

(Romans 10:9 NIV) If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

(Mark 6:5-6 NIV) He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. (6) He was amazed at their lack of faith.

(John 11:21-27 NIV)“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. (22) But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” (23) Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” (24) Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” (25) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; (26) and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (27) “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

(Hebrews 11:6 NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

(Matthew 9:27-30 MSG) As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!” When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, yes, Master!” (29-30) He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.”

(James 1:5 NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.