Matthew 16: 18b-19 ESV
I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING, ITS A MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE CREATED TO CONTINUE THE WORK THAT JESUS BEGAN. #WhyChurch
Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near
WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER. #WhyChurch
Luke 1:37 NIV
1:37 For no word from God will ever fail.
Proverbs 13:13 ESV
13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandments will be rewarded.
GREAT MOVES OF GOD ARE PRECEDED BY SIMPLE ACTS OF OBEDIENCE. #WhyChurch #MissionChurch
James 1:22-25 NIV
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
GOD IS REALLY BIG ON PROGRESS.
John 15:4-8 NIV
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
YOUR SUCCESS IS ONLY AS SUSTAINABLE AS ITS SOURCE.
3 TURNING POINTS FOR SUCCESS:
1. TURN WHEN INTO NOW.
Psalm 118:24 NLT
This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Proverbs 27:1 NLT
Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.
2. TURN INTENTIONS INTO ACTIONS.
James 4:17 NIV
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
Proverbs 3:27 NIV
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor," Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" — when you now have it with you.
3. TURN YOUR WHOLE HEART TOWARD JESUS.
Mark 12:34 NIV When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God.”
JESUS DIDN’T DIE TO MAKE BROKEN PEOPLE FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEIR BROKENNESS. HE DIED TO MAKE BROKEN PEOPLE WHOLE. #WhyChurch
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