2022 Wk 8: FRIENDDAY -- Tumble Me Forward

Transition Sunday 2022 wk 8  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
by Bruce Wilkinson
published in 2000.
It is based on the Old Testament passage
1 Chronicles 4:9–10 NLT
There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.
🎶 Every Day with Jesus p.186
Scriptural prayer yet if we live every day like this we may also be praying...
“Lord, I don’t want to grow up”
“Lord, I like my comfortable life and don’t want to change.”
“Lord, I don’t want to mature.”
James puts a new spin on the Life of being a Follower of Christ in...
James 1:2–8 (NLT)
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
So do we need to be “ unstable in all of our ways?”
Illustration: Rock Tumbler
🎶 He Keeps Me Singing p.286

Romans 8:1–11 (NLT)
1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.
8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.
11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
🎶 Room at the Cross p.276


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Wednesday MidWeek Service
Book Study started last week: Dangerous Prayers, because following Jesus was never meant to be safe. by Craig Grochell
Stay after the service and join us around a table and connect with one another.
GriefShare Support Group:
Tuesday 6pm at the McCulloch Building
5th and Grand.
6th Floor in the Blue Room.
Register at GriefShare.org (find a group) or just show up.
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Foursquare Summer Family Camp 2022
July 18-22 at the Salvation Army Campground--Heart O' Hills just outside of Tahlequah.
Family Camp this Year:
Children, youth, & adults are welcomed to register for a full week of events, from Monday afternoon to Friday morning. $220/camper
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