Facing Life: Overcoming Guilt

Date: August 4, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Leviticus 16:5-10; 20-24 and Isaiah 53:4-11
Time: 11:00 A.M.

 

When Shackled In the Bondage of Guilt:

– I Will Seek to Try Harder to Pay for My Own Sins
– I Will Make Myself and Others the Scapegoat
– I Will Live in the Wilderness of Failure

(Here Read Isaiah 53:4-11)

  

When Set Free Through Forgiveness By Christ:

– I Am Humbled by the Sacrifice of Jesus to Pay for My Sins
– 2 Corinthians 5:21 – He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
– I Will Treat Myself and Others With Grace
– 2 Peter 3:17-18 – You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
– I Will Move Forward in Victory Over Sin
– 1 Peter 2:24 – and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

 

Life Lesson:  When I Understand the Full Power of God’s Forgiveness

– Offered Through Relationship To Christ, I Can Overcome Sin and Guilt in My Life.

 

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Conflict

Date: July 28, 2013
Speaker: Beau Waldrep
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson:  The way I handle conflict is a direct reflection upon my faith in Jesus.

 

Jesus commands:

– Transformed mindset

– Radical love

– Amazing grace

  

We respond:

– In faith
– Expecting nothing
– Like our Father

 

 

 

 

 

Facing Life: Rising Above Anxiety

Date: July 21, 2013
Speaker: Jimbo Stewart
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33; Matthew 6:25-34
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson:  Anxiety is always a result of insufficient faith. Living in faith is the real remedy.

 

Anxiety:

– Deceives

– Disables

– Dilutes your faith

  

Faith:

– Enlightens

– Enables

– Energizes faith

 

 

 

 

Facing Life: Walking on Water

Date: July 14, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Leviticus 16:5-10; 20-24 and Isaiah 53:4-11 (Overcoming Guilt)
Time: 11:00 A.M.

When Shackled In the Bondage of Guilt:

– I Will Seek to Try Harder to Pay for My Own Sins

– I Will Make Myself and Others the Scapegoat

– I Will Live in the Wilderness of Failure

 

(Here Read Isaiah 53:4-11)

When Set Free Through Forgiveness By Christ:

– I Am Humbled by the Sacrifice of Jesus to Pay for My Sins

– I Will Treat Myself and Others With Grace

– I Will Move Forward in Victory Over Sin

 

Life Lesson:  When I Understand the Full Power of God’s Forgiveness Offered Through Relationship To Christ, I Can Overcome Sin and Guilt in My Life.

 

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Insecurity

Date: July 7, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Ephesians 3:10-19
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Insecurity:

– Will Cause Us To Question God, Ourselves, and Others

– Will Keep Us From Giving and Being Our Best

– Will Cause Us To Lose Heart

 

Finding Security in Christ Creates:

– Trust In the Wisdom Of God

– Unquestionable Resolve

– Anticipation That The Lord Will Come Through

 

Life Lesson:  Perfect Security Comes When We Experience the Power of Christ’s

 

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Inadequacy

Date: June 30, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Inadequacy:

– Destroys Confidence

– Minimizes Potential

– Creates Bondage

 

Discovering Adequacy in Christ:

– Secure Identity

– Unlimited and Eternal Impact

– Breathes Life In Us and To Those Around Us

 

Life Lesson:  When I Discover My Adequacy in Christ, I Can Be Confident of His Work In and Through Me

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Heartaches

Date: June 23, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Heartaches:

– Create Disillusionment

– Bring Guilt, Blame, and Shame

– Can Destroy Our Faith

 

How Can I Face Heartaches:

– Hide In the Promises of God

– Seek and Receive People of Faith

– Remember the Resurrection

Life Lesson:  When Heartaches Come I will Find My Answers In Christ!

 

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Anger

Date: June 16, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Verses On Anger:

Psalm 4:4 ESV – Be angry, and do not sin; beds, and be silent.

Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 19:11 A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, overlook a transgression.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 – Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools.

Ephesians 4:26-27 – BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.

James 1:19-20 – This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Mark 3:1-5 – Even Jesus had to deal with Anger

Read Numbers 20:1-13

 

The Fire of Anger:

– Brings fragmented emotions

– Brings about unwanted and uncontrollable reactions

– Brings rejection

 

 

Facing Life: Overcoming Unbelief

Date: June 9, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Unbelief is The One Sin That:

1. Empowers Every Other Sin in My Life
2. Creates Grumbling Because of Selfishness
3. Negates Any Personal Work of God in My Life

Faith In Christ Makes Me an Overcomer by:

1. Eliminating Entanglement
2. Getting In On His Work
3. Celebrating His Victory In My Life

 Life Lesson:  I can overcome unbelief in my Life when I fix my eyes on Christ Jesus

Facing Life: Learning to walk on water

Date: June 2, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: We overcome Fear when we have the Courage to Trust Jesus

Fear keeps you:
1.  From becoming God’s best
2.  From experiencing God’s plan
3.  In doubt which paralyzes your potential

Faith in Christ:
1.  Empowers you to have courage
2.  Equips you to experience the amazing
3.  Reminds you that He is with you

How can I build my faith?
1.  Alone time with God the Father
2.  Prayer
3.  Putting myself in a position to fail without Christ