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8TH Year Anniversary Celebration and Picnic

Sunday, May 3rd, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Celebration Service.

12:30 p.m. Celebration PICNIC!

Joy Ride Fuel Believers Statesboro 5-03-09

When I was in High school I drove a USED 1968 navy blue Camaro with a stick shift and wide rear tires. It was powerful, cool, fun, and just a joy to drive. One of the things that made the Carmaro so powerful and earned the right to be listed among the “Muscle Cars” was its large big-block V8 Engine.

For the past eight years we have been on a Joy Ride here at Believers Statesboro and it’s been fast, fun, and powerful just like we were riding a V8.

Maybe at Believers Church our V8 stands for Victory Eight! Because it has been a Victorious year!

But it doesn’t matter how powerful your engine is, even if it is a V8, if your engine has no fuel.

So what fuels the big V8 Engine here at Believers Church?

Fueled by the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (NIV)

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Zech 4:6 (NKJ)

Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. (NIV)

How can God do the impossible in your life? The Holy Spirit will come upon you! Luke 1:34-37

Rom 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (NIV) The power of the Holy Spirit causes us to overflow with HOPE. This is why we have HOPE for the Future. We trust God and we are filled with peace and JOY.

Mission Statement

To teach, encourage, and inspire Authentic Christianity

to the people of Statesboro, Bulloch County and Surrounding Areas.

Fueled by Authenticity

Au then tic \ 1: worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to fact or reality: TRUSTWORTHY. 2 a: not imaginary, false, or imitation

2 b: conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features

Characteristics of Authentic Christians:

· Authentic Christians take an honest look at their spiritual condition and seek forgiveness.

· Authentic Christians are Willing to Change.

· Authentic Christians seek to live a Life of Holiness.

· Authentic Christians practice “The Divine Exchange”.

· Authentic Christians are Truly Free.

· Free from the Bondage of Sin.

· Free from the Spirit of Fear.

· Authentic Christians are People of Prayer.

To Teach Authentic Christianity (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

To Encourage Authentic Christianity (Hebrews 3:12-13)

To Inspire Authentic Christianity (1 Cor 11:1)

Fueled by Love “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” Forrest Gump

At Believers Church, we are fueled by love. We may not be the smartest church, the largest church, the wealthiest church, or the most cutting-edge church. But we know something about love.

Why do we know so much about love? Because love has been demonstrated to us. (Rom 5:8)

The second part of the Great Commandment says, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Matt 22:39

LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS JESUS LOVES US Eph 5:2

LOVE STARTS AT HOME John 13:34-35

Love starts at home first. Why? Jesus didn’t say, “They will know you…“By your style of music.” “By your cultural relevance.” “By your denomination or association.” “By your teaching ability.” He said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

LOVE IS THE KEY TO AUTHENTIC MINISTRY! Matt 9:35-36

CHRIST’S LOVE CONTROLS US, RESTRAINS US, AND COMPELS US. 2 Cor 5:13-15

Why do people serve at Believers Church? Why? Because they are compelled by Love!

Fueled by Acceptance

Eph 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, (NIV)

Rom 12:5 … so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (NIV)

Rev 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, (NKJ)

Keep your personality and character, only sanctify it. We’re not trying to make cookie cutter Christians.

Fueled by Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. (490 Times?)

Simon Peter’s Assumption. Forgiveness is more for the person that hurt us. The Truth: Forgiveness helps us more than the people who’ve hurt us. Forgiveness is more for the one who has been offended than the one who has carried out the offense.

Jesus goes on to tells a story of a servant who is forgiven of a huge debt by a rich king and then turns around and will not forgive a fellow servant of a small debt.

The forgiven Servant Showed NO MERCY, NO FORGIVNESS!

Well, the king rolling in the bling-bling heard about it, and he was not happy. (Matt. 18:32)

The king delivered the servant from prison, and now the servant, by his choices has put himself back in prison?

The same is true in your life and mine. We’ve been delivered as Christ-followers. We’ve been set free. We’ve been forgiven. The debt has been taken care of. But when we harbor unforgiveness, we’re putting ourselves back in prison, back into the condition that we used to be in before we understood and appropriated the forgiveness and the debt-canceling power of Jesus Christ.

Matt 18:35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

So what fuels us up here at Believers Church? What keeps our big-block V8 (Victory 8) engine running? What’s our fuel?

We are:

Fueled by the Holy Spirit

Fueled by Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness

As long as we understand that, we will continue to run with the VISION!

Joy Ride 8TH Year Anniversary Celebration and Picnic

Sunday, May 3rd, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Celebration Service.

12:30 p.m. Celebration PICNIC!

Live Music, Games and Bounces for the Kids, a “Muscle Car Show”, “Pictures with “Herbie the Love Bug”, Food, and Fellowship!

Each family is asked to bring a Salad, Vegetable or Dessert to feed 12-15 people (disposal dishes please!) to the Pavilion by 11:45 a.m. the day of the picnic. Meat and tea provided by Believers. Bring lounge chairs or blankets to picnic on the grounds or eat in the Pavilion. Great games and fun for all!

HORSEPOWER

April 23rd, 2009

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When I was in High school I drove a used1968 navy blue Camaro with a stick shift and wide rear tires. It was powerful, cool, fun, and just a joy to drive.

One Saturday morning on my way to take the SAT, I picked up a hitchhiker. He was a young man from a rival High School and I could tell within a few minutes that he was a partier and far from the Lord. Suddenly and rather unexpectedly I had a promoting from the Holy Spirit to share Jesus with my rider. This was not a normal occurrence for me, but I thought, oh well, if he doesn’t like it he will listen anyway so that he can continue to ride. Wow what an experience, the Holy Spirit took over. It was almost as if someone else were speaking through me (He was); the guy listened and instantly related to what I told him. When we arrived he thanked me for the ride and for the sharing with him, and I know that God was dealing with his heart. God used me! I was so full of Joy that I was almost walking on air! Nothing had ever felt that good before and it powered me up to want to share some more.

I was so excited and distracted I could hardly take the SAT. All I can remember is sitting at the desk with the test and pencil, listening to the marching band practicing outside the window, and daydreaming about being used by God like that again. Suddenly I learned that my Camaro could be used as a tool to introduce people to Jesus. As the years passed, I continued to give people rides and pack the car to an unsafe limit to take kids to Youth Bible Study and Church, and this brought me such joy! I couldn’t explain it. I couldn’t show it to you in the Bible but I learned very quickly that my Joy was maximized by serving others.

J – Job, O – OF, Y – YOURS J – Jesus, O – Others, Y – Yourself

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (NIV) Two Things Jesus was all about: 1) Serving and 2) Giving his life as a ransom for many. When you and I fulfill the will and the mission of Christ Jesus, God is full of joy and our Joy Ride Horsepower is maximized!

Joy is Maximized in Serving Others

In John 13:12-17, Jesus unapologetically calls every one of His followers to acts of kindness and servant hood like foot washing.

John 13:17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (NIV)

Joy is Maximized in Saving Others

During the times of Christ, one of the unnerving characteristics of Christ Jesus was that he was a lover of sinners. He was attracted to people who weren’t religious. Religious people were offended by Jesus, but sinners were drawn to him. Maybe it had something to do with Jesus’ mission and purpose in life. “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10 (NIV)

If Jesus drove a 68 Camaro or any other car I’m sure we would find him picking up sinners and taking them on a Joy Ride. As a matter of fact in Luke 15, we find Jesus hanging out with a group of irreligious people, and He is being criticized for it. Luke 15:1-4. In a very strong and deliberate way, Jesus answered those who criticized by telling, not one, but three parables back to back to demonstrate just how God feels about lost people.

The Lost Sheep Vs 3-4, The Lost Coin Vs 8-10, The Lost Son Vs 20-32

Common threads in all three parables:

  1. “Something of great value was lost.” Jesus’ Point – Lost people matter to God.
  2. “The lost item was so valuable that it warranted an all out search.”

3. “There was great rejoicing when the lost item was found.”

The Lost – You may be here today and feel like you are the sinner, the lost sheep, the lost coin, or the lost son. You may resent that Jesus refers to you as lost, but you realize that relationally you are lost and far from God. The good news is Jesus loves the lost and you are very valuable to God that He allowed His Son to be sacrificed for you.

The Found – Those of us who are on the Joy Ride. We now have the responsibility and honor to help Jesus find others. We who were once searched for are now the searchers. Because Lost People Matter to God, lost people matter to us. We, as the church and as individuals, can partner together to launch an all out search for the lost people.

This application can be summed up in two words: Invest and Invite.

The Joy of Investing

Invest in at least one person, outside of your family, who is lost. Invest what? Invest yourself. Your time, love, energy, compassion, and resources. Just be a friend. Friendship will not happen accidentally. You must be intentional. Investing in people starts with caring about people. Investing in others needs to be natural. Investing in others requires you to be in close proximity with them.

  • HP (High Potency) + CP (Close Proximity) + CC (Clear Communication) = MI (Maximum Impact)

Investments can be costly, investments can take a long time, and investments don’t always pay off.

The Joy of Inviting

Invite your lost friends to church. “Twenty-five percent of the adults in the United States would go to church if a friend would just invite them.” (George Barna poll) That means that one in four of your friends would come to church with you if you would just invite them.

The Church’s Part: One of our goals at Believers is to reach the un-churched of Statesboro.

We want our church to be like Jesus: a place where sinners feel welcomed. Therefore, through prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit, we strive to create an environment where you can bring your unsaved friends and they can: Sense the manifest presence of the Lord, Hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, and Experience life change. We hope we are a church that you feel comfortable bringing your friends to.

Your Part: Invite your friends on a Joy Ride. We put a lot of time and energy into what we do here at Believers, and we love you being here to be blessed by it. But we also want others to be blessed as well.

You must do your part as we do our part here, actively invite people to come and see. Don’t be discouraged if they say no or if they keep telling you they will attend but don’t. Don’t give up on them because they are not coming as soon as you would like. Salesmen, with a good product, only average one sale for every 15 contacts. Gird your invitation or invitations in prayer.

Invite them. What do you have to lose?

  • Embarrassment – Jesus bore our shame.
  • Rejection- Jesus experienced that too.
  • Persecution – Jesus promised us that it would occur.

What do you and your friends have to gain? Abundant life and joy unspeakable!

JOY RIDE CHALLANGE

· Think of one person that is lost. Let the Holy Spirit bring that person to mind.

· Make that lost person a priority in your relationships.

· Commit to praying for that one person every day.

· Really build a friendship with them, invest your life in them, because they matter to God.

· Then, when prompted by the Holy Spirit, invite them to worship with you.

Essentially you will be picking them up and taking them on a Joy Ride with you.

Their salvation will give you Horsepower and your Joy will be maximized!

Water Baptism, Sun, 4-26-09

April 22nd, 2009

Water Baptism Pic On Sunday, April 26th, we are having water baptism in our 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. We are thankful for our salvation and desire to proclaim that thankfulness to others through water baptism. As a child of God, it is important to follow Jesus’ example and be baptized in water. Baptism is an outward expression of what has already occurred in our heart and is the next step that Jesus asks us to take after salvation.

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned”

Mark 16:16.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2:38.

I highly encourage you to be water baptized. It will be a significant spiritual event in your life that you will treasure forever. Don’t let the devil rob you of this joy. As you make the decision to be baptized, we rejoice with you as you publicly declare, “I am now a new creation in Christ Jesus, the old has passed away and all things are new! I am now baptized into the Body of Christ Jesus. I am part of His family!” If you would like to be baptized this Sunday please call me at 681-1440 or reply to this email as soon as possible.

Things you will need to bring with you to baptism:

  1. Shorts and a shirt that can get wet. We do not have baptism robes so do not wear thin or white garments that tend to show through when they become wet.
  2. Towel and any other toiletry you may need.
  3. Dry clothes to change into.
  4. Plastic bag for your wet clothes.
  5. As many family members and friends as possible. Note: Your family is welcome to take pictures.

If you desire to be baptized, please call the church office as soon as possible to verify which service you will be attending and to schedule an appointment to record your testimony.

Optional Testimony Video

We would also like to encourage all of our baptism candidates to allow us to videotape their testimony. Each testimony will be played immediately preceding that person’s actual baptism. The testimony can be 30 seconds or 4 minutes, but we ask you to keep it less than 5 minutes. It can be as simple as: “Hello, my name is Jeff Smith. I am here to declare my love for Jesus Christ by publicly identifying with Him through baptism. Thank you for sharing this important moment with me.” Or you can share your entire story of how you came to Christ (keeping within the allotted time).

Please include the following two points in your testimony:

1) We feel that it is important for you to mention the fact that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

2) We encourage you to thank the people who were instrumental in leading you to Christ or to our church.

Why is your testimony so important? Nothing will inspire others to embrace relational evangelism like these stories. It’s wonderful to know that we can make a difference in the lives of others by sharing Christ Jesus with them! We would also love for you to invite as many friends and family members as possible to come hear your testimony and witness your baptism. It could change their lives forever as well. Many people have received Christ themselves after witnessing the believers being baptized!

Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact me here at the church at, 681-1440.

New Members Class 4-25-09

April 22nd, 2009

Membership Call We are excited to inform you about a New Members Class scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided). This membership class is a one-time commitment and is required for membership at Believers Church. If you are considering membership at our church, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a member of Believers Church. Attending the class does not mean you have to join at this time. We just want to give you information that will help you make your decision.

The strength of any church is the commitment of its members to follow the biblical teachings of Jesus Christ. The difference between being a church attendee and a church member is this commitment. The Christian life is more than just a commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other Christians. You become a Christian by committing yourself to Christ, but you become a church member by committing yourself to a specific group of believers. The first decision brings salvation; the second brings fellowship. Believers Church strives to encourage church membership by setting aside time to educate prospective members about membership at Believers Church.

What will be covered in this class?

  1. Responsibilities of being a member of Believers Church
  2. Water Baptism
  3. Philosophy on evangelism
  4. Discovering your spiritual gifts
  5. The purpose of Life Groups and our commitment to them
  6. Ministry opportunities at Believers Church

Presently, this class is only offered once per quarter. If you would like to attend, please call the church office and confirm with us. We want to make sure that we have enough food and materials for you. If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to call Pastor Scott @ 681-1440 or email me @ believersstatesboro@yahoo.com.

Childcare will not be available onsite. As a way of demonstrating the importance and our commitment to this class, we are offering you a “Child Care Voucher”. It is our hope that this voucher will defer some of your expense if you have to make paid childcare arrangements to attend the class. It’s worth $10.00 per child with a $20.00 family maximum. When you register for the class, please let us know if you will need this voucher.

This is going to be a great time together, and I am really looking forward to spending the time with you. We value your interest in membership at Believers Church as well as your ongoing support and faithfulness.

Looking forward to a great time together,

How To Join Believers Church:

1. Attend a “New Members Class.”

2. Pray and ask God if this is where you need to be.

3. Decide if you agree with the Mission and Vision of the church.

4. Decide if you are willing to commit to “The Believers Church Membership Covenant.”

5. Tell Pastor Scott Moore or Theresa Scott of your desire to join.

6. Fill out the Membership Application / Family Information Sheet and turn it into the church office.

7. Sign the “Believers Church Membership Covenant” and turn it into the church office.

8. Sign the hard copy of “The Believers Church Membership Covenant” and keep it for your records.

9. You will be scheduled a Sunday Morning to come before the church so that you can be prayed over and officially received into the church family.

The Pursuit of Happiness

April 16th, 2009

Join us this Sunday at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. at Believers Church as we discover the difference between Happiness and Joy. I hope everyone is enjoying their free car from last week. This Sunday we guarantee that everyone will leave Believers with a Smiling Face!

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Happiness is something that everyone wants. And we are willing to spend endless years, countless dollars and boundless energy looking for it. We think if we can just catch up to it, we will have it made.

But does God’s desire for us have anything to do with an endless search for a feeling? Or is there more to it?

The Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness is something that we pursue and something that we chase.

When we chase happiness, we are really chasing infinity. We all have moments of happiness, but happiness doesn’t give us anything lasting. It doesn’t give us anything that will keep going.

Happiness does not last that long, and it is not that solid. It is like chasing after the wind; we are going after infinity. If we are on a happiness ride we never really arrive.

Happiness is from a Latin root “hap,” which means circumstance or luck. “If everything falls into place and if my ducks are in a row and if I am on a roll, then I can be happy.”

Happiness – What Happens or happens to me, determines happiness.

God Wants Me to Be Happy

Where is that in Scripture? We live like we want and do what we want to do. We sleep in this bed or get involved in this situation or do things that don’t square with Scripture. And then, when confronted with the truth, we say, “God just wants me to be happy.” But where is that in Scripture?

God wants you to be committed. He wants you to do what he tells you to do. Then you can have a life that is much deeper than happiness. God does not want you to be happy. He wants you to be obedient.”

Happiness VS Joy

Happiness is observing or doing something you really like. Joy is connecting with the source of life within you. Happiness is fleeting. Joy can be continuous. Happiness comes from the outside, joy from within. God wants to get us off the Happiness Ride and get us into the Joy Ride.

What’s Going to Make Your Life Happy?

· William Glasser, a 20th century psychologist, says, “The greatest need in mankind is to love and be loved.”

· Victor Frankel, an existentialist, said, “It is all about purpose and plan.” He said, “If someone has a purpose and plan, they will experience happiness.”

· Bruno Bettelheim, a man who survived a Nazi concentration camp, said, “Men need hope. It is all about hope. If someone loses hope, then they will lose their desire to live.”

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10, NLT)

Instead of blaming God or saying, “God just wants me to be happy” and playing the God card and lying about him to yourself and others, let’s just see what God says about a full joyful life.

The book of Philippians is a book about the Joy Ride. Written by the apostle Paul who had been shipwrecked, left for dead several times, bitten by snakes and now he is in prison and chained to a Roman soldier. Fourteen times he talks about joy.

JOY IS A PROCESS, NOT A DESTINATION

As I drove around in my 68 Camaro life was good. It wasn’t about the destination it was just the joy of riding around even if I had no place to go.

Joy is a process not a destination. It is a decision followed by a process, but not a destination.

Phil 1:1-6 “Completion” God is an artist, We are made in the image of God. We are God’s workmanship, we are unique, and we are canvases. But so often, God is painting in our lives and we don’t understand the color scheme, the scale. Every day we say, “That is not what I want. I want this paint and this color.” We should say, “I want what you want. God, I am your canvas. You paint, you work, you create, you innovate and it will be beautiful.”

Fruit Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is … joy, …(NIV)

The Holy Spirit has a major priority. He works from the inside out and redecorates to give joy. He is producing it in my life and yours. Yet, I have this counter force battling the Holy Spirit.

JOY IS RELATIONAL, NOT CIRCUMSTANTIAL

John 15:9-12

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.

11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (NIV)

Think about the painting again, God is completing it. He is the artist. Our relationship completes joy,

Circumstances

James 1:2-4

2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

People think, “I can come to a point in my life that I can evade all the problems in my life and become problem free. Then I will be happy.” What kind of thinking is that? That does not make sense.

· I don’t care if you are CEO of the world, married to Mrs. World, flying to your homes all over the world and driving the best cars in the world; you will have problems in the world.

· I don’t care if you are far away from God or if you are Billy Graham; you will have problems.

Life is full of problems. And the problem with life is the problems.

But sometimes people think that we can evade the problems. But we live in a fallen world, and we cannot do it. It is how we process the problems and what we do with the problems. And Scripture teaches us how to process the problems and how to do it with joy.

Joy will help you endure.

Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NIV)

Paul’s Perspective Keep Him on the Joy Ride

Phil 1:12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. (NIV)

“Advance.” The word advance paints the picture of a group of guys that would go before an advancing army. They would clear out a smooth path for the advancing army to TCB—take care of business.

When I have problems and I feel like I have been shipwrecked, beaten and snake bit, I don’t feel like advancing. I feel like retreating! I want to pick up a guitar to sing the blues.

What should I do? I should remember that God is working with my canvas and that he is using those situations and circumstances to clear away the underbrush so that the gospel can be advanced.

That gives me confidence, power, and perspective. And that gives contagious joy.

“God just wants me to be happy.” No he doesn’t. God wants us to have joy.

God wants us to live lives of joy. Are you ready for the journey? I am. I’m ready for the Joy Ride!

Joy Ride

April 9th, 2009

Let’s go on a Joy Ride together this Easter! Join us at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. at Believers Church. Everyone attending receives a FREE CAR!

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Joy Ride Joy Map

Easter Sunday 4-12-09

When I was in High school I drove a USED 1968 navy blue Camaro with a stick shift and wide rear tires. It was powerful, cool, fun, and just a joy to drive. I spent many hours driving it around the Golden Isles. Life was good. Often times it wasn’t even about the destination it was just the joy of riding around even if I had no place to go.

Luke 24:13-35

God’s Pattern

Luke 24:30 He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

Suddenly their eyes were open and they saw him in the order of the breaking of bread.

It wasn’t important what he ate, it was how he ate. He took it, he blessed it, he broke it, and he gave it to them. And something in his motions caused them to see something they had not seen.

He took it, he blessed it, he broke it, he gave it to them the night of Passover and when feeding the 5000.

He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

Isn’t that what God did with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Christ Jesus?

Is it not what God does with every man or woman that he will ever use?

Joy Map

Taking Street

God took you out of something, away from your comfort zone, away from what you are used to doing. He took you from what was familiar or ordinary.

Blessing Street

Then there was the blessing street when everything was coming up Golden and everything was working out good and everything you touched, God blessing it. It feels good! When God took you out, people said you would never be anything and then God blessed you and it feels good!

Breaking Street

Breaking street is where God breaks you because he loves you and you are a son and not a bastard. And you are saying, “Where is the blessing?” Your pride / flesh / and self reliance will be broken.

And only then will you realize that the breaking street is really the blessing street.

We learn more about Jesus on the breaking street and He is closer to us on breaking street. (Phil 3:10)

It’s in the “fellowship of His sufferings” that we learn not to trust in ourselves.

· “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Zech 4:6 (NKJ)

· “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Rom 8:31 (NKJ)

· “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Rom 8:37

I would never had been able to say “God is able”, I would still think that “I am able” had God not broken me.

Giving Street

Then he took it and gave it to them. Jesus never gives to people any bread that hasn’t been broken.

It’s not me but it’s Christ in me. (Gal 2:20)

Here in is true joy. This is a JOY RIDE. Here in is the JOY MAP!

Taking Street / Blessing Street / Breaking Street / Giving Street

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