Pablo Pt. 4: Paul: Pause on Purpose

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September First Wednesday: Chris Durso

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Pablo Pt. 3: Paul Confronts Racism

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Pablo Pt. 1: By God Through a Friend

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Invite Weekend: From Saul to Paul

Acts 26:9-18 (MSG)
How can you achieve more success?
Who are you?
Who would other people say that I am?
Mathew 16:13-14 (KJV)
How would you define you?
Religious
Wise
Passionate
Right
Terrorist
Acts 26:15-16 (MSG)
When people act a certain way or have a life event happen to them, we often change their definition. We attach labels to lives.
Lie=Lair
Mean=Mean Person
Addiction=Addict
Steal=Theif
Abused=Victim
Loved one die=Orphan or Widow
I did it to Paul. He cause terror so I labeled him a terrorist. His action changed his definition.
God doesn’t see things this way. Our actions in His eyes don’t change our definition. In essence He says, “That may be what you did, but that’s not who you are.”
Paul ask: Who are you Lord?
Jesus: I am the one you are persecuting, now up on your feet, let Me tell you about this amazing plan I have for your life.
Who are you?
I am loved by a God who has an amazing plan for my life.
1 Timothy 15-19 (MSG)

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The Great Adventure Pt. 6: Pastor Kevin Cooley

Acts 1:8
1. Chase the Chariot
Acts 8:26-29
A witness tells the truth, the whole truth “so help me God!”
Witnesses answer questions
1 Peter 1:9
We have to be willing to move……..to chase people
2. Catch the Chariot
Acts 8:30
Boldness springs from a confident assurance of the will of God
An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed in a lie.
Proverbs 11:30
3. Capture the Attention
Acts 8:31-34
Be tactful and kind
Your life is interesting!
4. Communicate Christ
Acts 8:35
Romans 10:14-15
Acts 8:1-8
1 Corinthians 15: 3-4
5. Consummate the Conversion
In sales it isn’t enough to pitch your product-you’ve got to seal the deal!
Acts 8:36-39
Ask the question: Would you like to pray? or May I pray for you?
Romans 10:8-10

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The Great Adventure Pt. 5: Taking Paths

Proverbs 4:10-18 (KJV)
Proverbs 4:26 (KJV)
The sooner you evaluate your path the better off you will be
Evaluating your path regularly leads to safety and increases your likelihood of hearing from God.
The biblical record shows that Jesus wove into the fabric of his every day life the disciplines of prayer, solitude, reflection and worship. When faced with major decisions,His pattern was to withdraw from the crowds around Him and devote time to solitude and prayer.
Jesus practiced the power of the pause. He would pause and then take purposeful, intentional action.
Proverbs 5
The Path of the Wicked
It leads to a stumble and a fall. Its leads to you giving your honor to another and your years unto the cruel.
Wicked: Something that violates your morals.
Morals: A persons standard of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.
Proverbs 5:3-4 (KJV)
It looks sweet but ends bitter.
Genesis 13:12-13 (KJV)
1. Pitched his tent towards Sodom
2. Finds himself in Sodom
3. Finds Sodom in himself
4. Finds Sodom in his family
He took the path of the wicked. He gave his honor to another. He gave his years to the cruel.
1 Kings 11:2
1 Kings 3:1
2 Chronicles 8:11
1 Kings 11:1
1 Kings 11:3-8
1 Kings 11:11-12
Solomon gave his honor to another. He gave his years to the cruel.
The Path of the Just
Ephesians 2:1-10 (KJV)
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
JESUS is The Path of the Just

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