THE GREATEST MOMENT OF ______________ THAT ANYONE COULD EVER EXPERIENCE
Mt 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE _______________ OF GOD TO FLOW FROM A LIFE IS TO _______________ IT.
Lk 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
HE’S BEEN WITH US __________ __________.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
2Co 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 2Co 4:9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2Co 4:10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 2Co 4:11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. 2Co 4:12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you… 2Co 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2Co 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2Co 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
JESUS WAS _______________ SO THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE!
Jn 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command. Jn 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— Jn 14:17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Jn 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Jn 14:19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. Jn 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Jn 14:21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”
Prayer: Jesus, I thank You for being forsaken so that I wouldn’t have to. I pray that You will help me to recognize Your presence in everything I face today. Let me accept my troubles as temporary and look ahead toward the eternal reward that outweighs and overshadows everything else. Amen!
Ps 32:3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Ps 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
God _______________ His Man
2Sa 12:1 The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, â€œThere were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2Sa 12:2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 2Sa 12:3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. 2Sa 12:4 â€œNow a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.â€
The _______________ Revealed, Then the _______________
2Sa 12:5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, â€œAs surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 2Sa 12:6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.â€
2Sa 12:7 Then Nathan said to David, â€œYou are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: â€˜I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 2Sa 12:8 I gave your masterâ€™s house to you, and your masterâ€™s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. 2Sa 12:9 Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 2Sa 12:10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.â€™
2Sa 12:13 Then David said to Nathan, â€œI have sinned against the LORD.â€
Ps 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Ps 32:2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Grief, Confession, and _______________
Ps 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps 51:11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Ps 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves. 8 If we live, it's to honor the Lord. And if we die, it's to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:7-8 NLT
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” Matthew 7:21-23
PRAISE CAN BE A ____________ FOR YOUR ____________.
Ac 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Ac 16:26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.
Ac 16:27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. Ac 16:28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” Ac 16:29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.
Ac 16:30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Ac 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Ac 16:32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
Ac 16:33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. Ac 16:34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family.
PRAISE HAS TO OVERCOME YOUR ____________.
I will bless the Lord at all times... Psalm 34:1 KJV
TWO REASONS TO PRAISE GOD
1. BECAUSE HE’S _______________ MORE THAN YOU THINK HE HAS.
2. BECAUSE HE’S _______________ MORE THAN YOU THINK HE’S GOING TO DO.
Eph 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Eph 3:21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
BURN THE PLOWS
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?” 1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
Jn 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
1) An Invitation To A Higher _______________.
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
2) An Invitation To A Deeper _______________.
1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
3) An Invitation to a Greater _______________.
1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
â€¢ When you hear God speak, do you hear it as an ____________, or an ____________?
Jnh 1:1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: Jnh 1:2 â€œGo to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.â€ Jnh 1:3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.
â€¢ Donâ€™t call things what they ____________, call them what __________ says they are.
Mt 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Mt 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.â€
Jnh 3:2 â€œGo to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.â€ Jnh 3:3 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important cityâ€”a visit required three days. Jnh 3:4 On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: â€œForty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.â€Jnh 3:5 The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
â€¢ We want ____________ for ourselves, and ____________ for everyone else.
Jnh 4:1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. Jnh 4:2 He prayed to the LORD, â€œO LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Jnh 4:3 Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.â€ Jnh 4:4 But the LORD replied, â€œHave you any right to be angry?â€ Jnh 4:5 Jonah went out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. Jnh 4:6 Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine.
â€¢ Are you consumed with your ____________, or are you consumed with your ____________?
Mt 12:38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, â€œTeacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you.â€ Mt 12:39 He answered, â€œA wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Mt 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Mt 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.