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Repent = Change The Mind With God’s Help

7:30PM Message Notes, Message Notes

What Does “Repent” Mean?
A:New Testament : “change the mind”. :(Gr: meta-noia)
A:Old Testament: “Make a decision to get back on the path of life”.

Q:What happens when we change the mind with God’s strength?
A: Sin is completely forgiven, refreshing of the soul.
(Acts 3:19 NIV) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Q: How can we know when it happens?
A:good fruit.
(Matthew 7:17-20 NIV) Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (18) A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. (19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

An example of false repentance
(Matthew 27:3-5 NIV) When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. (4) “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.” (5) So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

An great example of true repentance
(Luke 15:17-24 NIV) “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! (18) I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. (19) I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ (20) So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. (21) “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (22) “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. (23) Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. (24) For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Overflowing in love

Message Notes

(John 7:37-38 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.

(John 13:4-5,12-15 NIV) so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. (5) After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. (12) When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. (13) “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. (14) Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. (15) I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

The story: what equivalents today?
-It was an ordinary act of service in their culture – but not from a leader.
-It was a once only experience – not to become a weekly event (ceremony), but a memory to treasure, an example to follow.

1.Love is shown in many ways
5 Love language. — Gary Chapman.
-words of affirmation
-physical touch
-receiving gifts
-quality time
-acts of service

2.Love washes off dirt (not adds to it)
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

3.Love is consistent
(1 Corinthians 13:6-7 NIV) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

4.Love initiates – He first loved us
Love starts a reaction, then a movement.
(Romans 5:5 NIV) And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

(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.

Overflowing Love

Message Notes

(John 13:4-5,12-15 NIV) so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. (5) After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. (12) When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. (13) “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. (14) Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. (15) I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

1.Love Washes Off Dirt = Forgiveness
(John 13:4-5 NIV) so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. (5) After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT) Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud (5) or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (6) It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. (7) Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

(1 Peter 4:8 NLT) Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

2.Love Overflows From Within
(John 13:14-15 NIV) Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. (15) I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

(John 7:37-38 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.

(John 3:16-17 NLT) For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (17) God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

It’s All About Love!

Message Notes

(Matthew 19:4-6 MSG) He answered, “Haven’t you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh—no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.”

Most Important Thing!
(Matthew 22:37-40 MSG) Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”

Love Is…
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails.

(1 Timothy 4:12 NLT) Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

New Start With Jesus
(2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT) This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

OPEN HOUSE

Message Notes

(John 7:37 b-38 CSB) 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.

YEAR OF OVERFLOW
(Matthew 21:21-22 NLT) Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. (22) You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

Overflowing Healing

Message Notes

(John 5:1-9 NLT) Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. (2) Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. (3) Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. (5) One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. (6) When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” (7) “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” (8) Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (9) Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath

Jesus Knows What You’re Going Through
(Matthew 6:8 NLT) Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

Would You Like To Get Well? What Area Do You Need Overflow?

All Access
(Ephesians 2:18 NLT) Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.

Just Come And Drink

Empowered Emotions

Message Notes

-We are a three part being
-Body, Soul: mind, will, emotions, intellect, imagination, Spirit

(1 Samuel 15:24 NIV) Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them.

(1 Samuel 15:24 KJV) And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

1.You Need To Know Who You Are In Christ
(Psalm 147:3 AMP) He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].

2.God Has Come To Empower Your Life

3.Feelings Have The Potential To Keep You From The Will Of God

4.Victory Is Often Behaving The Opposite Of How You Feel
(Psalm 119:105 NASB) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

(Proverbs 16:9 NASB) The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

(Colossians 1:10-11 AMP) so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts]; (11) [we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy;

5.The Only Way To Have Victory Is To Do What’s Right When It Feels Wrong
(Colossians 3:15 AMP) Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

Invited To Invite

Message Notes

(John 1:25-51 TPT) “Why do you baptize the people since you admit you’re not the Christ, Elijah, or the Prophet?” (26–27) John answered them, “I baptize in this river, but the One who will take my place is to be more honored than I, but even when he stands among you, you will not recognize or embrace him! I am not worthy enough to stoop down in front of him and untie his sandals!” 28 This all took place at Bethany, where John was baptizing at the place of the crossing of the Jordan River. (29) The very next day John saw Jesus coming to him to be baptized, and John cried out, “Look! There he is—God’s Lamb! He will take away the sins of the world! (30) I told you that a Mighty One would come who is far greater than I am, because he existed long before I was born! (31) My baptism was for the preparation of his appearing to Israel, even though I’ve yet to experience him.” (32) Then, as John baptized Jesus he spoke these words: “I see the Spirit of God appear like a dove descending from the heavenly realm and landing upon him—and it rested upon him from that moment forward! (33) And even though I’ve yet to experience him, when I was commissioned to baptize with water God spoke these words to me, ‘One day you will see the Spirit descend and remain upon a man. He will be the One I have sent to baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ (34) And now I have seen with discernment. I can tell you for sure that this man is the Son of God.” (35–36) The very next day John was there again with two of his disciples as Jesus was walking right past them. John, gazing upon him, pointed to Jesus and said, “Look! There’s God’s Lamb!” (37) And as soon as John’s two disciples heard this, they immediately left John and began to follow a short distance behind Jesus. (38) Then Jesus turned around and saw they were following him and asked, “What do you want?” They responded, “Rabbi (which means, Master Teacher), where are you staying?” (39) Jesus answered, “Come and discover for yourselves.” So they went with him and saw where he was staying, and since it was late in the afternoon, they spent the rest of the day with Jesus. (40–41) One of the two disciples who heard John’s words and began to follow Jesus was a man named Andrew. He went and found his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Anointed One!” (Which is translated, the Christ.) (42) Then Andrew brought Simon to meet him. When Jesus gazed upon Andrew’s brother, he prophesied to him, “You are Simon and your father’s name is John. But from now on you will be called Cephas” (which means, Peter the Rock). (43) The next day Jesus decided to go to the region of Galilee. There he found Philip and said to him, “Come and follow me.” (44) (Now Philip, Andrew, and Peter were all from the same village of Bethsaida.) (45) Then Philip went to look for his friend, Nathanael, and told him, “We’ve found him! We’ve found the One we’ve been waiting for! It’s Jesus, son of Joseph from Nazareth, the Anointed One! He’s the One that Moses and the prophets prophesied would come!” (46) Nathanael sneered, “Nazareth! What good thing could ever come from Nazareth?” Philip answered, “Come and let’s find out!” (47) When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said, “Now here comes a true son of Israel—an honest man with no hidden motive!” (48) Nathanael was stunned and said, “But you’ve never met me—how do you know anything about me?” Jesus answered, “Nathanael, right before Philip came to you I saw you sitting under the shade of a fig tree.” (49) Nathanael blurted out, “Teacher, you are truly the Son of God and the King of Israel!” (50) Jesus answered, “Do you believe simply because I told you I saw you sitting under a fig tree? You will experience even more impressive things than that! (51) I prophesy to you eternal truth: From now on you will see an open heaven and gaze upon the Son of Man like a stairway reaching into the sky with the messengers of God climbing up and down upon him!”

1. You Are Invited

2.You Can Invite

Jesus Will Make Miracles Happen Through You!

Message Notes

(Matthew 14:15-21 NLT) That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” (16) But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.”

(Matthew 14:17-19 NLT) “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. (18) “Bring them here,” he said. (19) Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people.

(Matthew 14:20-21 NLT) They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. (21) About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!

1.Even When You Don’t Think You Have Enough, You Do

2.Give What You Have To Jesus

3.Jesus Will Make It Happen

(2 Corinthians 9:11 NLT) Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

(2 Corinthians 9:12 NLT) So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.

Prayer & Praise

Message Notes

(John 7:37-38 NLT) On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”