Whenever God brings about change it is for our benefit and His glory. Each and every one us must be prepared for the next move of God.
2018 FTH Worldwide Theme: To Maximize and Strengthen the Dispensation of God given to us through Godly Change.
Our local church theme: Maximizing this dispensation that God has given us through preparing the church through the next move of God.
Intent: Make us aware of the dispensation that God has given us to fulfill His purpose.
Purpose: Cause us to be suitable for God’s purpose.
Goal: To be suitable to be used by God for His purpose.
We cannot know the will of God by depending on familiar knowledge. God’s will is always outside of that which we are familiar with. When God tells us to move, it is always outside of our comfort zone.
Series: Doing the Works of Christ
If we are going to do the works of Christ it requires a changed heart. We can’t change our behavior without changing our heart. When our hearts are changed, everything changes, and we can begin to do the works of Christ.
Intent: That we know our purpose.
Purpose: To renew our mind and change our behavior.
Goals: To change the priorities of our life.
1) (Why) Teach us to know Why we are here.
2) (Who) Teach us to accept Who we are.
3) (Do) Teach us to fulfill God’s purpose.
Goal: We would appreciate (take responsibility for) the gift that God has given us.
Subtitle: Doing the Works of Christ requires a changed heart.
- When the Lord is alive in your heart.
- You will seek His righteousness.
Before you look for answers anywhere else, you seek His righteousness. He will not fail you. He has your best interest at heart.
a) His will.
Believing in your hearts leads to righteousness.
b) His word.
Before you form an opinion, you seek His righteousness.
We do out of who we are. If we are the body of Christ, then we do the works of Christ. The Lord is letting us know that we can do greater works than Jesus did in His early ministry. The Lord has given us power to bring about change. Change has to take place on the inside. When our hearts are changed, everything changes and we will begin to do the works of Christ.
When your hearts are changed and you believe in your heart, you know He is alive.
a) There is trust.
Because He is alive, you know that His promises are true.
b) You can have confidence in Him.
Because He is alive, you know His word is true.
c) There is hope.
God is alive in your hearts, you can trust Him.