Let’s Do Greater Things | Week 3 | We Will Series
The goal of the series is to help us understand the vision of your house / this house so that we can walk in sync. So that we can walk together as a family. So that we can then do greater things “together”
12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. – John 14:12-14 NASB
National back to church weekend was created in 2009 but it originated over 2000 years ago on the sermon of the mount. Jesus spoke to the crowds in Matt 5, 6 and 7, about how we should live out our lives…because he wanted us to be a family in unity doing greater things.
“The enemy of our souls desires to trap and destroy us. One of his most deceptive and effective enticements comes in the form of offense. Freedom from offense is essential for every Christian because Jesus said it is impossible to live this life and not have the opportunity to be offended (Luke 17:1). There’s a MULTITUED of offended believers in the church and there are consequences with this. ” – The Bait of Satan by John Bevere
The believer that takes an offense increasingly has a LOSS OF AWARENESS of God’s LOVE! Because it is contrary to who He is! And how we are designed to operate.
A soul tie is a spiritual bond with anyone with whom we have had a direct relationship and it holds us tied to them with godly cords of love OR ungodly cords of spiritual darkness and captivity.
We’ve held onto these wounds so long that we cant imagine our lives without the offense. Many of us think that they are impossible to get rid of. We are not meant to be bound!
You know what the Bible says? Just untie it.
10 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And [a]there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a [b]sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent over double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she stood up straight again, and began glorifying God. 14 But the synagogue leader, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days during which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does each of you on the Sabbath not untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it away to water it? 16 And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for [c]eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this restraint on the Sabbath day?” – Luke 13:10-16 NASB
25 Now beside the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 So when Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household. – John 19:25-27 NASB
Jesus saw an opportunity even while enduring the cross. Jesus is dying on the cross, three scriptures away from saying “it is finished!” and yet he chose to speak of the importance of family.
He is dying in agony, gasping for each breath. But now as he sees his mother at the foot of the cross, heartbroken, weeping, inconsolable, his heart goes out to her. Rather than being consumed by an understandable concern for his own welfare, he is touches by hers.
He is touched by that wound you have there. He is touched by that offense. He’s concerned over the soul tie you are still entangled in!
The disciples were able to shake this world and turn it upside down because when they saw someone, they didn’t see them as an obstacle/ challenge/ hinderance/ dollar sign. They only saw a brother/ sister/ mother/ father.
God never intended for us to live separately and independently of each other. The Bible is clear that the church is not the building, the body of Christ NEEDS YOU! We need each other! Without all of us surrendering to Gods will and the service of each other, we will not be able to do greater things!
10 And at that time many will [a]fall away, and they will [b]betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will rise up and [c]mislead many people. 12 And because lawlessness is increased, [d]most people’s love will become cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved. – Matthew 24:10-13
You belong here. Lets do greater things, TOGETHER!
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