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Fan The Flame

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Fan The Flame

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. Today we’re talking about consciously remembering and stirring up the gifts that God has given us. We’re talking about fanning the flame of those gifts – let’s call for the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow on the embers of our heart and reignite the flame!

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Fan The Flame
Sunday, April 21, 2018 – Pastor George M. Dupree
 
 
2Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
5 I am reminded of your sincere faith… 6 For this reason I REMINDyou to stir up and fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
 
1 Timothy 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this…
 
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another fervently and earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
 
Fervently – passionate intensity, hot – burning – glowing
Earnestly – without ceasing
 
So, we are given the GIFT of God’s Love – AGAPE – that’s the kind of love that chooses to love
Agape is the kind of love that God demonstrates toward the whole world.
 
1John 4:10 In this is love (AGAPE), not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
 
The Scripture says that this kind of love covers a multitude of sins – we show this kind of love toward one and other and this kind of love doesn’t rub the shortcomings in, it rubs them out!
 
1Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 
1Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails.
 
This love is a love that we often need to stir up and fan the love flame that IS in us.
 
In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul teaches about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are wonderful gifts from the Holy Spirit but let’s notice how the chapter ends
 
1 Corinthians 12:31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
 
And then Paul shifts gears to the Love gift and he says that all of the gifts have to be undergirded by love.
 
We’re not specifically told what the gifts are that Paul encourages Timothy to remember but we do know that whatever he may be referring to, the gift is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
 
I don’t know what gifts from the Holy Spirit could be represented here today are but I do know this; the gift of AGAPE love is in every believer here. So we are ALL encouraged to stir up and fan to flame that gift of AGAPE love.
 
 

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THE THIEF OF TIME (Procrastination)

Everyone puts things off until the last minute sometimes, but procrastinators chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions. Are you one of them? Procrastination in large part reflects our daily struggle with self control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we’ll feel tomorrow, or the next day. “I don’t feel like it” takes precedence over goals; however, it then initiates a downward spiral of negative emotions that deter future effort.
 
I remember inviting someone to an event wherein the person said, “ I am not going to feel well so I better stay home.” Would you believe this invitation was over a week prior to the event? Procrastinators may say they perform better under pressure, but more often than not that’s their way of justifying putting things off. The bright side? It’s possible to overcome procrastination. It is called EFFORT.
 
It is interesting to note that perfectionists are often procrastinators; to which I have been guilty for years of this. Why? Because it is psychologically more acceptable to never tackle a task than to face the possibility of falling short on performance.
 
Today, what is it that you are delaying or postponing in your life? What is it that you can vigorously attempt to do and have the determination to see it accomplished? You see, determination and effort go hand in hand. Maybe it is as forgiving someone who has offended you years ago. Perhaps it is letting go of offenses that have been building up. Or it can be as simple as cleaning out your attic and getting rid of the old to make room for the new.
 
Small steps will make great change in your life. First, you have to start off with the basics to break the habit of procrastination. Once you do, you will be glad you did.

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STOP WASTING TIME

Have you noticed that many people engage in habits that yield rewarding effects that provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite the consequences. This behavior or more commonly known as bad habits usually involve alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, overeating, etc.
 
Of course, there are habits that we engage in that we do not consider a bad habit. There are no clinics, organizations or rehabilitation facilities to help us jettison habits and behaviors that will keep us from fulfilling our God given destiny.
 
For instance, procrastination is a bad habit that will affect almost every area of your life. Why is that?
God has created you a masterpiece and deposited in you the ability to do all things. You are the best of all that He created. He has formed you, shaped you and destined you for greatness.
 
With that said, I believe many people live in this mystical land where human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored. They hear repeated voices saying, “just do it…….Later.” Is your vocabulary laced with these words; not sure, in the future, someday, tomorrow, later, perhaps, not yet, next week, etc.?
 
There are many people who are like the Queen Mary who never leaves the dock. This enormous cruise ship is outfitted to transport thousands of people. It is equipped to navigate the most turbulent waters in the high seas. But the Captain decides to stay in the harbor. The manufacturer of the ship never had intentions on this magnificent vessel to be tied up at the dock.

Think of it this way, for those who uses a credit card, procrastination is the same principle. Think of it this way; it is a lot of fun until you get the bill at the end of the month. At some point, you will pay the price for not being what you were designed to be. Over the years, regret seeps into our lives.

 
I learned over the years when you feel God begins to speak to you concerning something, it is an indication that He means NOW. He means to begin the necessary steps the moment He speaks to you. Take note and become aware of what your thoughts are when you feel inspired at the moment. If you want to break the habit of procrastination, write down the things that you should do, things that you would like to do and then the things that you do when you are procrastinating.
 
I have found in my life that when I procrastinate, it leads to wasted time, missed opportunities, poor performance, self-deprecation and of course increased stress because you haven’t done what you know you should do.
 
What happens many times is that our attitude becomes; “I am very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I am actually supposed to be doing. The best way to get something done or accomplish anything is to BEGIN.

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ARE YOU A PRISONER OF ALCATRAZ?

We each have something that we struggle with: substance abuse, addictions of any kind, emotional struggles, toxicity in our life, etc. How can you be free of these prisons? It may seem like the “inescapable” prison of Alcatraz, but on a spiritual level. There are many things in life that may seem to be inescapable. Something that you wrestle with every day. Are you having a hard time, and don’t know where to turn or cannot seem to move past it?
 
Each of us has faced, or will face, a personal crisis in some form during the course of our lives. For some of us, it occurs when young, with the loss of a parent or other childhood trauma. For others, crisis comes in adult life. The precipitating event can be compared to the wake of a large ship that passes a little boat. Trust me on this one as I have experienced this very incident.
 
The peaceful waters that were taken for granted now churn with trouble, threatening to overturn our lives in a second. It can happen as quick as a small boat capsizing from the enormous wake from the large ship. Sometimes it is impossible to see God as it is happening, but that we can see it when we look back in reflection on the past. In other words, in times of crisis it is very hard to necessarily sense that God is present and working to bring good out of a bad situation. However, when we look back at such times we can often see the gentle hand of God at work.
 
I remember being called to respond to Ground Zero on a sunny day of September, 2001, the day history records the event as 911. While walking through the aftermath of smoke, rubble, and steel, what I saw was something so far from God’s will and even more horrible to be committed in God’s name. However, the love, compassion and hope that poured out of all people, not only in the United States, but from around the world, was astounding!
 
For the first time in NYC, I saw people unite in prayer. Yes, even the high ranking officials gathered together in prayer. The ACLU was not to be heard nor did any government entity give heed to their cries. We were in trouble and knew where to turn to for help. I was so moved by people from all over the country who traveled long distances to come and want to help the people of NYC. They set up grills, bar-b-qued food and drinks for the Police, Fire and Medical personnel as they painstakingly looked for survivors and wonder how they were going to restore that which was lost.
 
The cynics say that this was temporary and fleeting, but didn’t a part of us change forever? Or, at the very least, did we not have that opportunity presented before us in this horrific time in our lives? God didn’t make this event happen or will it, but God didn’t abandon us. God was there in a huge way, working through the same human freedom and choice he gave those terrorists, but now the choice of thousands was love and compassion, and a resolve to rid the world of such hideous efforts.
 
In times of tragedy we may not be able to see immediately that God is there, leading us to peace and comfort, and so much more. However, we can rest assured that this world has been set up in such a way that all can make the choice to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and have the propensity to do good.
 
God provides constantly that the choice for good is always present, and continually lifts us up from our pain and our doubt to freedom to live and love again. The real question is, can we trust the process? Can we find the good, or at least pursue it, and allow the the Holy Spirit within us to lift us up and accomplish His purposes through us? When we do this we can heal and grow. wherein this growth is eternal.
 
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” (Psalm 50:15)

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ARE YOU A PERSON OF PERSISTENCE?

Today’s Word is persistence. Luke 18.1-8 …………The Lord continued, “Did you hear what the ungodly judge said—that he would answer her persistent request?
 
When discouragement strikes you unexpectedly or you try to improve yourself in your current situation, are the results failure? If so, what is your first response? Frustration, bad attitude, stress, unbelief in your ability, low self esteem, lack of confidence or simply giving up or quitting?
 
If any of the aforementioned terms have been experienced by you, then you need to develop a certain habit. This habit is called “persistence.” This attribute will enable you to be firm in a course of action despite difficulties and opposition.
 
Persistence enables you to keep going when everything or everyone tells you to quit. I have discovered in my life that the times I was persistent was the times that results that I sought were inevitable. In areas where I was not persistent, were the areas of defeat.
 
God has empowered us with this quality we call persistence. The reason being; when we navigate turbulent times, we have the ability and power to choose. This is how we find out who we are and what we are made of. We choose to either move forward or choose to quit. When we get knocked down in life, we decide whether to stay down or get back up.
 
I believe there is not any other quality that can replace persistence. Even talent cannot replace persistence because we have many unsuccessful people with talent.  Persistence coupled with determination is a powerful combination that can propel your desires and goals for achievement into realized success.
 
I remember as a small child the phrase, “press on”. It seems this phrase has solved and will always solve problems everyone encounters.
 
To understand the power of persistence, realize that persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle. So my dear friends, whatever it is that you are facing, “press on.”  Never, ever underestimate the power of persistence.
 

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Easter 2018

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. Today is Easter Sunday, the day we remember the Resurrection of Jesus Jesus’ Love is Radical –– Ridiculous –– Reckless & Relentless Despite the FACT that people NEVER loved Him first He not only loved us but he SO loved us; and on top of that He gave His life for us

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EASTER 2018

The Radical –– Ridiculous –– Reckless & Relentless Love Of God

Sunday, April 1, 2018 – Pastor George M. Dupree

 

Jesus’ Love is Radical –– Ridiculous –– Reckless & Relentless

Despite the FACT that people NEVER loved Him first He not only loved us but he SO loved us; and on top of that He gave His life for us.

 

He loved us so much that if we would only believe and receive His gift of love He would give us a completely new life.

1Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

Here’s the Good News – Jesus’ Love is Radical –– Ridiculous –– Reckless & Relentless

God’s love is Radical

Radical is a departure from tradition – His love was intended to thoroughly cure the condition of sin. It was a necessary radical approach.

God’s love is for the whole world, not just good people.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…

God’s love is ridiculous

Ridiculous means inviting mockery or laughter – it means that it’s absurd

His love is so ridiculous because we don’t deserve it but He gives it!

The Bible says that God SO loved the world – not that the world so loved God – it’s not about our love for Him it’s about His love for us.

God actually loves people who will NEVER love Him, that’s how RIDICULOUS His love is.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s love is reckless

Reckless means not concerned about the danger or the consequences of one’s actions –– God would do anything to see you saved.

The love of God is reckless with a purpose.

Hebrews 12:2 Jesus…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame

It cost Jesus his life and even though He knows that many will reject Him He felt it was all worth the risk.

God’s love is so relentless

Relentless means intense without hesitation or pause.

God’s love is relentless because he won’t stop pursuing us even while we are running away from Him.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.

Jeremiah 31:3 …“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

1John 4:10 This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Colossians 2:14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.


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FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE, NOT EASIER

Have faith in yourself; have faith in God, keep the faith, etc. We hear these phrases by people when you are going through difficult times. But the real question is, “How do I have Faith?” Faith is so important in our lives. So important that it is impossible to please Him without faith. Why? Faith gives life, power, and action to our lives as well as to our prayers.
 
Faith is the starting point of every prayer that we have prayed. It is the basis of all “miracles”, and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of science. Faith is the only known antidote for FAILURE. Faith is the element, the “energizing force” when mixed with prayer, assertion and patience, gives you direct communication with God.
 
Faith is the element which transforms your ordinary thinking and brings your thoughts into alignment with God. Faith is the creative force of God which can be harnessed and used by His people. Today, begin to align your actions up with your prayers. Begin speaking the results of what you are believing for. Repetition of what you say to yourself (self talk) has a lot to do with the results that you seek. More importantly, body language does not lie. What are your actions indicating?
 
It is a well known fact that one comes to believe whatever is repeated to one’s self; whether the statement be true or false. If a person repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will believe it to be the truth.
 
Every person is what he is, because of the dominating thoughts which he or she permits to occupy their mind. Remember, the one you will listen to the most in life is yourself, so be careful what you say.
Your actions are basically a result of what lies in your sub-conscioius. What you do is what you feel. What you feel is a direct result of what you think. You might not be aware of it consciously, but there are many things that you do and say that govern your life.
 
Your thoughts up to this point has brought you to where you are right now. Are you satisfied with your health? Are you satisfied with your relationship with God? Are your relationships going the way you want them to? Are you content with your financial status in life.?  Are you prospering today even as your soul prospers?
 
Again, you are where you are right now because of your best thinking? Today, begin to cultivate thoughts of peace in your life. Create your future by knowing exactly what you want and see your future bright and promising. Live with positive expectations of Hope. After all, these are God’s thoughts for you. Why not be in alignment with them?

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IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” What a simple, yet powerful truth and a universal law. I am continually amazed when you speak on forgiveness, how it transcends cultural and sociol-economic boundaries. While conducting a series of meetings involving hi level executives about the importance of relationships among department heads, I am continually amazed when I see transformation happen before my eyes.
 
Blame is seductive because it makes us right and them wrong. For a moment, it feels good to say, “It was their fault,” but in the long run holding on to blame only hurts us and does absolutely nothing to improve our personal growth. In fact, it keeps us emotionally stuck.  When we feel wronged, upset, angry or someone has offended us, we relinquish responsibility and think that the offending person is the only one to blame.
 
I understand that some things are so unforgivable that it seems impossible to not default to blame. It’s almost instinctual. We are hard wired to blame. Actually, it is behavior that we have learned long ago. Perhaps in our early childhood when someone offended us, we cry and throw a temper tantrum and blame others why we behave in a certain way.
 
The reason for blaming actually started in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed and ate of the forbidden tree. When God confronted Adam and asked “Why”, he replied, “it was the woman you gave to me.” When the woman was confronted, she said, “it was the serpent who made me eat it.”
 
When we blame others for whatever reason, we have given them power of us. I have come to learn the hard way that when we blame others, we avoid seeing the truth about ourselves. When we focus on what someone else did to us, we are not able to see our part and learn about what we need to do differently in going forward in life. When I forgive, I am giving up my right to hurt the person that hurt me.
 
Regardless of what happened to us, we need to forgive. It sets us free and we are able to travel lighter without all the excess baggage. Forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. It is easy to get mad. Being angry, actually makes you smaller. Remember, offenses will come and will continually come in our lives. They are inevitable. Why not develop the habit today of letting go of offenses immediately when they occur? When you do, your body as well as your soul will thank you as well.
 

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People Want To See Jesus

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People Want To See Jesus

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. Today is Palm Sunday, the day we remember the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the Passover Feast. At the feast were some Greeks who had come to worship and they asked Philip if they could see Jesus. Pastors George Dupree & Rick Saladon will be talking about how they have seen Jesus in people and how people will Jesus through the Church.

 

 

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Palm Sunday 2018 – People Want To See Jesus
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – George Dupree & Rick Saladon
 
The Passover Celebration is taking place and Jerusalem is overflowing with worshippers from all over the world. It’s the biggest feast day in Judaism. Passover represents freedom – freedom from slavery and bondage.
 
After centuries of slavery the children of Israel were freed from the land of Egypt. One day they were slaves and the next day they were free. Just like when we are born-again, one moment we’re a slave to sin, the next moment we’re free.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
 
As the feast is approaching Jesus makes what is know as His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem He comes riding on a donkey as the King of Israel. It might seem strange to us that He would ride a donkey but there was great meaning to this.
 
Why A Donkey? – The donkey is an animal of peace; the horse is an animal of war. A king came riding upon a horse when he was intending to make war and rode upon a donkey when he wanted to show that he was coming in peace. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem said that He came as the Prince of Peace.
 
They took palm branches and went out to meet him shouting “Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord – Blessed is the King of Israel. –John 12:13
 
In ancient times, palm branches symbolized goodness and victory.
Waving and placing palm branches was a sign of HONOR
 
They shouted Hosanna; which means Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
 
An interesting thing is told to us from John’s Gospel about some people who were there
John 12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
 
Whether they know it or not people want to see Jesus. People want to know and experience something greater than what this life has to offer.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has also set eternity in the hearts of men
 
What we want to talk about today is –
How Do People See Jesus Through Us As Christians?
 
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This Week at LivingWaterChurch
 
Monday Night Bible Study – Ephesians with Pastor Rick @7PM
 
Wednesday Night At The ConeXion – Join us as we connect to God, Others and ourselves to see what God is doing in our lives.
 
Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm is our Good Friday Service
Easter Sunday Morning Services at 8:45am and 10:15am
 

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WHY IS TODAY IMPORTANT

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Josh.24:15)
 
Joshua had told the people to make a decision TODAY to serve one or the other. Read again what Joshua said. It is important to know the value of TODAY. You cannot make up for today for what you didn’t give yesterday. How successful you will be in life will be determined by what you do on a daily basis.
 
Everyone is where they are today because of what they thought yesterday. A decision or choice that you made yesterday influences today. Taking it one step further, what you decide or think today, will result in tomorrow’s effect.
 
What effects do you want to reap tomorrow? Begin to create your life by design rather than by default. Choose TODAY what you will do to improve your tomorrow! You will be glad you did.

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LIFE IS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Josh. 1:9) This is a clear example of leaving your comfort zone. Joshua was about to enter the land of Caanan. God just repeated to Joshua to be strong and of good courage. Why? Because he was leading God’s people out of their comfort zone.
 
But what was ahead of them? Even though the land was full of milk and honey, they had to facing opposing forces. There were giants in the land that made them feel like grasshoppers in their site. But Joshua knew that they were able to defeat them.
 
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Is lack of faith your comfort zone?
We hear so much about our comfort zone but what exactly is our “comfort zone?” The comfort zone has been termed by psychologists as a useful concept that can help you embrace risk and make changes in your life that can lead to real personal growth.
 
The comfort zone basically is the behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? The key words noted are stress and risk. In our comfort zone, there is a sense of familiarity, security and certainty. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk, and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress, failure and anxiety; we’re not quite sure what will happen and how we will react.
 
If you want something you never had, you have to do something that you never have done. At the end of our week of training up the leaders, management and executives of various governmental agencies and private institutions in “Transformation Costa Rica”, a few of us left our comfort zone and climbed the Volcano, “ Irazu.”
 
The volcano is 11,260 ft high. The smoke filled picture is showing the volcano active in 1965. The other picture is the status today. Costa Rica closes any active volcanoes. I have had the opportunity to climb an active Volcano in Guatemala where you are allowed to experience molten lava emerging from the ground.

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Faith Prays

Living Water Church

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. We’re talking today about how our prayers are an act of our faith – Faith Prays – faith prays in the good times and the bad times, faith prays when we feel the faith to pray and when we don’t, faith prays the concerns, the desires, the hopes of our heart to an ALMIGHTY GOD – Never let fear rule your Faith, let your faith pray.

FAITH PRAYS
Sunday, MARCH 18, 2018 – Pastor George Dupree
 
 
We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us today. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ.
 
 
We’re talking today about how our prayers are an act of our faith – Faith Prays – faith prays in the good times and the bad times, faith prays when we feel the faith to pray and when we don’t, faith prays the concerns, the desires, the hopes of our heart to an ALMIGHTY GOD – Never let fear rule your Faith, let your faith pray.
 
 
Living Water Church was founded upon the prayers of the faithful and still today we want to keep prayer as an essential aspect of our church.
 
 
In it’s most basic form prayer is simply talking to God and God WELCOMES that conversation.
 
 
There are constants in our faith walk, in other word there are some things that should never stop and one of those constants is prayer.
 
 
Peter was imprisoned and likely to be killed and the church offered constant prayer to God
 
Acts 12:5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
 
Constant Prayer = an earnest oratory of prayer and worship that was intentional and stretching out to God.
 
The Prophet Elijah had just had a tremendous victory over the prophets of baal and the drought that had been over the land for about three years was about to be broken.
 
 
See 1 Kings 17:1 and 1 Kings 18:1
 
 
After the victory on Mt. Carmel Elijah offers earnest prayer to God.
 
 
Elijah’s prayers were constant, SEVEN times he told his servant to look for a sign of answered prayer.
 
1Kings 18:41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, 43 and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.”
So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”
 
44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
 
45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
 
 
Doubtless, there will be times of great need in your life and the Word of God has the answer – PRAY by Faith without stopping, God hears you and in that you can rest.
 
 
This Week at LivingWaterChurch
 
Monday Night Bible Study – Ephesians with Pastor Rick @7PM
 
 
Wednesday Night At The ConeXion – Join us as we connect to God, Others and ourselves to see what God is doing in our lives.
 
 
Friday, March 23rd at 7:30pm is our 2018 Easter Production

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