THEY WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD
Ex 13:17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” Ex 13:18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle.
• GOD’S WAY IS THE ____________ WAY
Ex 14:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, Ex 14:2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. Ex 14:3 Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ Ex 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did this.
• GOD’S WAY IS THE ____________ WAY
Ex 14:13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. Ex 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Ex 14:15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
• FAITH IS ABOUT ____________ ____________ YOUR HAND
Ex 14:16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. Ex 14:17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Ex 14:17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Ex 14:18 The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”
• FAITH IS TRUSTING THAT GOD’S GOT ________ __________
Ex 14:19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, Ex 14:20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
Much of what you normally do isn't a result of conscious choices but a result of daily routine.
Now Daniel so distinguised himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Daniel 6:3
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10
Based on who you want to become, what one habit do you need to start?
How to Create a New Habit
1. Make it obvious.
2. Make it easy.
I will do ______ after I ______.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10 NLT
Successful people do consistantly what other people do occasionally.
Where in the bible does it say do just enough to get by?
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17
God is Omni______________________.
God is Omni______________________.
God is Omni______________________.
1) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13
2) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, (youth in Hebrew means Olympic athlete, best of the best) and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:29-31
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
3) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power. 2 Corinthians 2:4-5
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha… 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” John 11:1, 3
When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” John 11:4
1) DEAD IN YOUR _______________.
Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” John 11:16
2) DEAD IN YOUR _______________.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. John 11:20
3) DEAD IN THE _______________.
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days… 21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:17, 21
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask. John 11:22
Jesus said to (Martha), “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:23-26
THE RESURRECTION IS NOT AN EVENT—IT’S A _______________.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?
…“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
WITH ALL MY HEART
Mk 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
He Wants All of Us
1.) If I am ____________ connected I will be _______________ connected.
Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
2.) My ____________ declares my ______________.
Mt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
3.) God’s not trying to take ______________ from me, but rather pour out ______________ on me!
Pr 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; Pr 3:10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
2Co 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2Co 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Mal 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
- Am I surrendering my _______________ to God?
- Am I thankful for the _______________?
- What do I _______________to?
- Where is my _______________?
Ex 15:3 The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE WARRIORS GONE?
Eze 22:30 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.
TWO PRINCIPLES EVERY WARRIOR MUST KNOW
1) EVERY WARRIOR HAS A ___________ TO ___________ FOR.
Ne 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
2) A WARRIOR WITHOUT A CAUSE TO FIGHT FOR WILL FIND THE WRONG __________ TO FIGHT __________.
Ac 8:3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
TWO WAYS YOU’LL HAVE TO FIGHT
1) SOMETIMES YOU ____________ A ____________.
Jdg 16:28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “O Sovereign LORD, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” Jdg 16:29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, Jdg 16:30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.
2) SOMETIMES YOU ____________ A ____________.
Dt 20:3 He shall say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. Dt 20:4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
The story of David and Bathsheba says a lot about ___________ ____________, but its lessons are much broader than that. At its core, it’s really a story about ______________ vs. ______________. And that’s a battlefield for all of us!!
Phase One: Spend Some Time With The ___________.
2Sa 11:8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him. 2Sa 11:9 But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house. 2Sa 11:10 When David was told, “Uriah did not go home,” he asked him, “Haven’t you just come from a distance? Why didn’t you go home?” 2Sa 11:11 Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my master Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open fields. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and lie with my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!”
Phase Two: Eat, Drink, and __________ Some More.
2Sa 11:12 Then David said to him, “Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 2Sa 11:13 At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home.
Phase Three: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try ____________.
2Sa 11:14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. 2Sa 11:15 In it he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” 2Sa 11:16 So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. 2Sa 11:17 When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.
A PATTERN AND A _______________
1Co 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 1Co 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1Co 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
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.
JESUS WENT ALL IN FOR YOU
Ro 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Ro 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! Ro 5:10 For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Ro 5:11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
TWO FACTS ABOUT JESUS THAT
DRAMATICALLY IMPACT OUR LIVES:
1. JESUS WAS _______________!
1Co 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 1Co 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 1Co 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1Co 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 1Co 15:5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. 1Co 15:6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 1Co 15:7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
2. JESUS IS _______________!
1Co 15:8 and last of all he appeared to me also…
1Jn 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1Jn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Ro 10:9 …if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Ro 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
IT’S OFTEN THE __________ __________THAT NO ONE SEES THAT RESULT IN THE __________ __________ THAT EVERYONE WANTS.
“This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 7 Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’ ” 8 Then another message came to me from the LORD: 9 “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it… 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin…”
Zechariah 4:6-10 NLT
“It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
- John Wooden
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2
9 So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. 11 So let us do our best to enter that rest. Hebrews 4:9-11 NLT
YOUR ONE WORD IS: ___________________________.
YOUR ONE WORD VERSE IS: ____________________.
21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! Matt 25:21 NLT