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17 March 2019

 

Psalm 34:3-4 NKJV
‘Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought
the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears’

Galatians 5:16–18 NKJV
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the
flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the
flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the
things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not
under the law.

1. In The Spirit

John 4:23–24 NKJV
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers
will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such
to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must
worship in spirit and truth.”

John 15:7–8 NKJV
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you
desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified,
that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

2. Walk It Out

“Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the Flesh.”

Walk Greek = peripateō
– to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities.

Progress- keep moving forward!
– To make use of opportunities!
– To regulate one’s life
– To conduct one’s self

Fulfill Greek =
– to bring to a close, to finish, to end
– passed, finished
– to perform, execute, complete, so that the thing done corresponds
to what has been said or commanded.

3. Works Are Not Bad

James 2:14 NKJV
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does
not have works? Can faith save him?

Weymouth’s translation
“What good is it my brethren, if a man professes to have faith and yet
his actions do not correspond?

Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not
proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it
keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices
with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
perseveres. Love never fails.

John 15:9–11 NKJV
9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I
have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you,
and that your joy may be full.

Pastor David Crammer
March 24, 2019

Luke 17:1-6 NKJV
17 Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should
come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if
a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than
that he should offend one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if
he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and
seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

KJV
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto
this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the
sea; and it should obey you.
So let’s take a look at this tree and its destructive forces

1. Deep Roots

It is known to have one of the largest and deepest roots structures of all trees.

This is why it was so robust and hearty in this desert region because the hot
temperatures had very little effect on this tree because it’s roots went down deep
underground and tapped into a water source.

You could cut the tree down but it would keep coming back up!

Hebrews 12:14-15 NKJV
14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the
Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

Proverbs 18:8 NLT
Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.

2. It Starts with A Sting

Struck its stinger right into the heart of the fruit.

Psalm 55:12–14 NLT
It is not an enemy who taunts me—
I could bear that.
It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—
I could have hidden from them.
13 Instead, it is you—my equal,
my companion and close friend.
14 What good fellowship we once enjoyed
as we walked together to the house of God.

3. It’s A Killer

Sycamine trees wood was used for Making Caskets.

Psalm 55:15 NLT
Let death stalk my enemies;
let the grave swallow them alive,
for evil makes its home within them.

4. Poor And Bitter

The Sycamine tree and the Mulberry fig tree looked almost exactly alike, and
they produce the fruit that looked almost identical.

However the fruit from the Sycamine tree was extremely bitter.

The Mulberry fig was luscious delicious and therefore expensive. Because of the
cost of the screw was primarily eaten by wealthier people. The Sycamine fruit
were poor people.

5. How to Deal With Hurt

Don’t let it stay!

Luke 17:3
3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if
he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and
seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him

Ephesians 4:26-27
Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give
place to the devil.

6. Throw it into the Sea

Luke 17:6 KJV
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in thesea; and it should obey you.

Romans 12:3
…as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

Your voice represents your authority:
therefore, when you raise your voice you release your authority this is why you
must speak to these attitudes and not just think about them.

If you don’t speak to your emotions will speak to you.

If you don’t take authority over your emotions they’ll take authority over you.

If you don’t rise up and conquer your flash it will rise up and conquer you.

February 24, 2019
“Therefore, if anyone is in christ, he is a new creation”

 

Galatians 5:16–26 NKJV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against
such there is no law.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have
passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 AMPC
17 Therefore if any person is ingrafted in Christ the Messiah he is a new
creation a new creature altogether; the old previous moral and spiritual
condition has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

1. In Christ

Galatians 2:20–21 NKJV
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ
lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Romans 7:22–24 NKJV
For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I
see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind,
and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my
members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this
body of death?

Contemporary English Version
What a miserable person I am. Who will rescue me from this body that is
doomed to die?

Good News Translation
What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is
taking me to death?

Romans 7:25 NKJV
I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I
myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 8:2–3 NKJV
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from
the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was
weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the
flesh,

Philippians 3:9–11 NKJV
and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from
the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness
which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of
His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed
to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from
the dead.

2. Walk by Faith

Hebrews 11:1–2 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Hebrews 11:5–6 NKJV
By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was
not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he
had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is
impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that
He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 NKJV
5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into
the patience of Christ.

2 February 2018

Luke 6:43–45 NLT
A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce
good fruit. 44 A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered
from thorn bushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes.
45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good
heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an
evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

 

Galatians 5:16–26 NKJV
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the
flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the
flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the
things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not
under the law.

The product of the fleshy nature.

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which
are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery,
hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and
the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time
past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom
of God.

1. The Fruit Of Heaven

Galatians 5:22–26 NKJV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against
such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the
flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also
walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one
another, envying one another.
The Greek word translated “fruit” refers to the natural product of a
living thing.

2. How To Produce This Fruit

Galatians 5:16 NKJV
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the
flesh.

John 15:4–5 NKJV
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in
him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Proverbs 13:20 NLT
Walk with the wise and become wise;
associate with fools and get in trouble.

John 15:7–8 NKJV
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you
desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified,
that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

abide (Greek) “ménō”
a primary verb; to stay in a given place, state, relation or expectancy—
abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry, to
place

John 6:63 NKJV
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I
speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

3. It’s Growing In Me.

Fruit always grows.

We are the Church
February 10, 2019

 

Acts 5:12 NKJV
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were
done among the people. And they were all with one accord in
Solomon’s Porch.

“One Accord” Greek
A unique Greek word, used 10 of its 12 New Testament occurrences in
the Book of Acts, helps us understand the uniqueness of the Christian
community. Homothumadon is a compound of two words meaning to
“rush along” and “in unison”. The image is almost musical; a number
of notes are sounded which, while different, harmonize in pitch and
tone. As the instruments of a great concert under the direction of a
concert master, so the Holy Spirit blends together the lives of members
of Christ’s church.

Acts 2:42–45 NKJV
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and
fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came
upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the
apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in
common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them
among all, as anyone had need.

Let’s see if we can see any ingredients for a thriving church.
– Apostles teaching
– Fellowship
– Breaking of bread
– Prayer

1. They Cared For Each Other

John 17:11 NKJV
Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come
to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have
given Me, that they may be one as We are.

Hebrews 10:24–25 NKJV
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good
works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the
manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as
you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24 NLT
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works

Acts 2:46–47 NKJV
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking
bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and
simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being
saved.

2. They Touched The World

They got together daily.
They broke bread from house to house.
The Lord was adding to their numbers daily who were being saved.

This is what the church looks like:
– It is missional.
– It is engaged.
– It is serving.
– Reaching out.
– Faithful.
– It is bold.

We see a warm welcoming church engaged in the culture and with
each other. Supporting one another, and encouraging one another.
Living in such a way that their message is endorsed by how they live
and function in the culture.

“And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”