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Series: The Walk (week 3)
''Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.'' (Hebrew s 4:14, ESV)
''For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.'' (Hebrews 4:15, ESV)
''Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.'' (Hebrews 4:16, ESV)
I. Reserve A Time And Place
''And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.'' (Mark 1:35, ESV)
II. Read Your Bible
III. Record Your Thoughts
IV. Reach Out In Prayer
The Walk week 2
''I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue . If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.'' (Psalm 66:17-18, ESV)
I. We Must Confess All Sin Vertically That Is Against God
''Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.'' (Psalm 51:4, ESV)
''If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.'' (1 John 1:9, ESV)
''Let the sinful turn from his way, and the one who does not know God turn from his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have loving-pity on him. Let him turn to our God, for He will for sure forgive all his sins.'' (Isaiah 55:7, NLV)
II. We Must Confess All Sin Horizontally That Applies To Others
''Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.'' (James 5:16, ESV)
Series: “The Walk” (1 of 4)
I. I Will See God For Who He Really Is
''In the year that King Uzziah died.'' (Isaiah 6:1, ESV)
''I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne'' (Isaiah 6:1, ESV)
''I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.'' (Isaiah 6:1, ESV)
''Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: ''Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!'' (Isaiah 6:2-3, ESV)
''Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.'' (Isaiah 6:3, ESV)
''The whole earth is full of His glory.'' (Isaiah 6:3, ESV)
II. I Will See Me The Way I Really Am
''And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: 'Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!''' (Isaiah 6:4-5, ESV)
''I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips.'' (Isaiah 6:5, TNIV)
''Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: 'Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.’'' (Isaiah 6:6-7, ESV)
III. I Will See Others The Way They Really Are
''And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, ''Here I am! Send me.''
(Isaiah 6:8, ESV)
''Who will go for us?'' (Isaiah 6:8, ESV)
''Here am I! Send me.'' (Isaiah 6:8, ESV)
''And he said, 'Go, and say to this people: '''Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.''' Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.'' Then I said, 'How long, O Lord?' And he said: 'Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste.'' (Isaiah 6:9-11, ESV)
''But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ''You shall be holy, for I am holy.''
(1 Peter 1:15-16, ESV)
PUTTING TIME ON MY SIDE Matthew 11:28-30
''Then Jesus said, 'Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.''' Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
1. TO GET TIME ON MY SIDE SAY NO TO TO-DO LISTS AND YES TO PRIORITIES.
''Come to Me.''
''Take My yoke upon you for My yoke fits perfectly.''
''Reverence for God adds hours to each day.'' Proverbs 10:27 (LB)
2. NEVER MISS A DIVINE APPOINTMENT.
''We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.''
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
3. NEVER LET PAST REGRETS OR FUTURE WORRIES KEEP YOU FROM LIVING IN THE PRESENT.
''Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle.''
''Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.'' Ephesians. 5:15-16 (NIV)
4. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR DAILY BURDENS WITH CHRIST.
''Come to Me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.''
''The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.'' Lamentations 3:22, 23 (NLT)