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Romans 4:16-25 GOD IS ALL

I. SALVATION
a. Faith given by God
b. Belief from a pure heart
c. Eternal gift
II. SURRENDER
a. Once and for all
b. Every day
c. Hour of our weakness
III. SERVICE
a. Where you are
b. What you have
c. Power comes from Jesus
IV. STRENGTH
a. Jesus only
b. Brings us into a relationship
c. Provides us with righteousness
d. Equips us to choose
e. Guides us in life

HE’S NOT HERE

Mark 16:5-6
So they entered the tomb, and there on the right sat a young man clothed in a white robe. The women were startled, but the angel said, “Do not be so surprised. You are looking for Jesus, the Nazarene, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He has been raised from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body.

The world is in a mess. Everywhere we look is another problem. Wars, famine, genocide, catastrophes, and hate fill the pages of our newspapers and airwaves everyday. It is tragic and it is a problem.

Jesus is alive. Christ equips you and me to be a light to the world and a word of hope. Our Savior is not an absentee landlord, He lives in us. Jesus is alive and He is alive in you and me.

I am called to develop a close relationship with the Living Lord. The result of that daily abiding in Jesus is that I will be equipped to face the entire unknown that I will encounter that day. The Lord is with me and He will lead, guide, encourage, equip and enable me to accomplish what He has planned for my life. Jesus is alive.
Bless you today.
Clay

YOU CAN HAVE JESUS–MARK 3

I. WORLD CONDEMNS JESUS
a. World wants to be God
b. Always seeking to control
c. Separates people
d. Leaves helpless behind
II. JESUS HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD
a. He is God
b. He has control-real control
c. Unites people
d. No one left behind
III. YOU CAN CHOOSE JESUS
a. Whosoever includes you
b. Do it now
c. Once and done
IV. OBEDIENCE IS RESULT
a. New heart
b. Time with the Lord
c. New hands and feet

IT IS…. MARK 1:1-20

I. SAID BY JOHN-Messiah is coming
a. Repent
b. Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit
c. HE is coming soon
II. SHOWN BY JESUS
a. Obedience-better than sacrifice
b. Love the Lord
c. Believe-forgiveness
III. CALLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
a. Follow Jesus Christ
i. Daily
ii. Consistently
iii. Completely
b. Serve people
c. GROW UP-CHRIST IN YOU

Leslye’s Wedding

My daughter was married on July 3, 2004 in Leavell Chapel on the campus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. This was a moving and beautiful experience for us. Her new husband, Jeremy, is an outstanding young soldier and strong Christian. Their wedding pictures are at http://www.virtualtravels.com

REJOICE IN CHRIST Phil 1:1-11

I. FAVOR OF GOD
a. Grace
b. Peace
c. Live it
II. GRATITUDE OF CHRISTIANS
a. Pray
b. Rejoice
c. Grow
III. CONFIDENCE OF BELIEVER
a. Kinship
b. Fellowship
IV. GODLY LIFE
a. Wisdom
b. Holiness
c. Gratitude

CHRISTIANS DO THESE THINGS

COLOSSIANS 4:2-18

I. PRAY—4:2-4
a. Devoted
b. Change
c. Attitude of gratitude
d. For others
e. Gospel be preached
II. LIVE WISELY—4:5-6
a. Do what you can
b. Watch your mouth
c. Be generous
III. ENCOURAGE OTHERS-4:7-9
a. God cares for you
b. Speak a word of joy
c. Find the good in others
IV. WORK TOGETHER – 4:10-16
a. Community is important
b. Gospel is a message for life
c. People need people
V. FINISH WELL– 4:17-18
a. Don’t stop
b. Do the next right thing

RESULTS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING… COL 3:1-25

1. You have a RELATIONSHIP (VS.1-4)
a. Raised up with Christ-in family
b. Access to the Father
c. New Creatures
d. Kept by God’s power
2. You can live with REALITY (vs. 5-7)
a. Christ is KING
b. Let JESUS live in your life
c. New Life in CHRIST
d. No longer a slave
3. You have a RESPONSIBILITY (vs.8-11)
a. DEAL with your sin-RENEW MIND
b. Deal w/your sin-change your habits
c. Deal w/your sin-change friends
d. FOCUS on Jesus
4. You will have REUNION (vs.12-25)
a. New VIEW of self
b. Love for OTHERS
c. SERVE THE LORD
5. You can expect RELIEF
a. Wisdom to walk
b. Strength to survive
c. Resources to life
d. Forgiveness to serve

FEAR THE LORD-Ps 112:1

Ps 112:1 Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

I want God in my life. I recognize the brevity and tenuousness of life. I have experienced first hand the results of making a poor decision. I want God in my life.

Only I can cultivate the awareness of God in me. It takes intentional thinking. It requires that I get serious about what I am saying to the Lord and that I will take time to listen to Him.

Everything I do must have room for the Lord. What I cannot share with the Lord Jesus potentially has the earmarks of self and sin. When I am obsessed with Jesus nothing else can grab my attention. An obsession with the Lord will be an effective, aggressive activity that combats loneliness, worry, tribulation and addictions.

When I am focused on Jesus I am equipped with a strong defense against the assaults of evil.

YOU CAN LIVE IN VICTORY-Colossians 2:1-23

1. KNOW JESUS
a. Personal relationship
b. Changed life
c. Daily time
d. Giving heart
2. DISCIPLINE YOURSELF
a. Do not be deceived, life is hard
b. Claim God’s promises
c. Repent when you sin
d. Surrender to the Lord every moment
3. CLAIM YOUR VICTORY
a. Jesus is God’s everything
b. He lives in you
c. Your life counts (people count with God)
d. Death in Christ brings life
4. DEMAND YOUR FORGIVENESS
a. Deny the demons-God HAS SAID
b. Repudiate your past
c. Look to heaven
5. LIVE A HOLY LIFE
a. Be changed
b. Be confident
c. Be controlled by Christ
d. Be happy-count your blessings