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June 30, 2010

God's Really Into You

By Michael Wilson

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There’s more love in God for you, than there is sin in you!

John 3:16-17

Principle #1: God is love.
  • Love isn’t God’s behavior, its His very nature (I John 4:8, 16)
  • It’s who He is, not simply what He does.
  • His love for you is pure, complete, eternal and unconditional.
    • Pure: without ulterior motives
    • Complete: it’s all we need
    • Eternal: it doesn’t end
    • Unconditional: without conditions, performance or works
Principle #2: God’s primary objective is your returned love, not obedience
  • The greatest commandment? To love God with all that you are. (Mark 12:29-31)
  • What’s the goal of loving? To be loved back.
  • My primary objective for my kids and my wife is that they would love me back.
    • Obedience motivated by love is reverence.
    • Obedience motivated by fear is compliance.
    • Love produces relationships, obedience doesn’t.
  • Love cannot be measured nor verified in the absence of freedom.
    • God fiercely defends and promotes freedom.
    • It’s not about obeying rules.
Principle #3: God wants you to allow Him to love you.
  • This is a very difficult principle for some people to get and follow.
  • Love unexpressed is love not received.
  • Love expressed but not returned is rejection.
  • One reason we reject God’s love is that we feel unworthy of it and that we’re not good enough.
  • We say that God loves us, but we don’t live like we believe it.
  • What would you’re life look like if you lived in God’s love all the time.
  • Are my decisions ruled by laws, rules and commandments or are they ruled by relationship and love?
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it!

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June 23, 2010

Commission Ministries

By Tony V. Hammack

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Our Vision
  • Win - Win the Lost by outreach and soul winning.
  • Consolidate - Help people get transformed from the world through “The Ultimate Journey” and encounters.
  • Disciple - Help get people involved in servant leadership and Life Groups.
  • Send - Launch new life groups.
4. Send – Launch new life groups.

It tremendously honors the Lord and your pastor when people are sent out into ministry from our church.

2 Corinthians 3:2,3
2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

The Church will be eradicated from the Earth if it doesn’t send out laborers and birth new ministries.


Jesus’ method was MEN.

Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah's Commission
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:  "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."  4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.  5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."  6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.  7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."  8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

If you want to be sent by the Lord you must
     1. get into His presence.
     2. get exposed to His holiness
     3. be courageous enough to look inside yourself and know you are inadequate
     4. be able to submit to the empowerment that only God can give to you
     5. have your heart touched causing your priorities to align with the heavenly will so you can respond in the affirmative when the Lord opens the opportunity for you.

1. Get Into His Presence
The first way you get into the presence of God is through Discipline.
You, with your will, focus your time energy and effort on seeking the Lord. You can do this through a combination of prayer, fasting, worship, Bible meditation, fellowship with more mature believers and service.


James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Prayer
Talking with God honestly
It’s easy to slip into the formula prayers and pray the same thing the same way all the time.
It’s also easy to slip into the fake prayers. Praying the right things but having a heart disconnection.
We must pray honestly

The prayer of agreement can kick our prayer life into exponential levels when we have someone agree with us.
Matthew 18:19 "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

Fasting
Fasting throughout the Bible has been an act of humility that in order to be effective must be accompanied with a heart change. Isaiah 58 is a good place to start if you want to learn more about the attitude of the heart during a fast.
In the new testament the instructions we have about fasting deal with attitude. Not doing it to appear spiritual but doing it secretly for God.

Matthew 6:16-18

16"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Worship
Expressing Love, gratitude, appreciation and revelation back to the Lord helps to usher in His presence as well. The song must be from the heart not just the head.

Psalm 96:1 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
This admonishion appears 6 times in the Bible throughout the book of psalms.
That’s not a new one from the box it’s “your song”. An honest and sincere expression to the Lord of what He means to you.

Bible Meditation
Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Fellowship/Koinonia
Acts 2:42-43
42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
The essential meaning of the koinonia embraces concepts conveyed in the English terms fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation, sharing and intimacy.

Service
1 Timothy 3:13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Standing-People will recognize you and esteem you.
Assurance-Knowing that you know that you are a heaven bound child of God.

My experience has been that when I discipline myself to seek the Lord that his presence is better than anything else on this Earth and I desire and ultimately delight in Him.
Everything pales in comparison to his Presence.
What Happens Once you get There?

Psalm 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'

Perspective changes

True repentance comes
Reality is brought to light on situations where previously there may have been confusion or darkness.
Your needs are met, emotionally, spiritually, and now you have something to give.
Very often peace comes when you gain God’s perspective on human issues. God says, “I’ve got it under control”.

This is the place where the calling of God comes. In His presence is where you will sense and feel him drawing you into his desires for your life and mankind.

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June 16, 2010

Make Disciples

By Tony V. Hammack

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Understanding the Vision Part 3
Our Vision
  • Win - Win the Lost by outreach and soul winning.
  • Consolidate - Help people get transformed from the world through “The Ultimate Journey” and encounters.
  • Disciple - Help get people involved in servant leadership and Life Groups.
  • Send - Launch new life groups.
3. Disciple
1 : a one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another b : a convinced, committed adherent of a school or individual. c : a student who follows.

The Mandate to Make Disciples
The Great Commission
Matthew 28:18-20
18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

The Philosophy to Make Disciples
1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

The Greek model of education shapes our modern American educational theories.
Our philosophy will dictate our methodology. Our methodology will affect our outcome. We need to develop a culture and educational methodology that distinctively reflects our love for God.

Hebrew vs. Greek Educational Model
Hebrew education focused on relationship - Greek education focused on content
Hebrew teachers tried to shape students' hearts - Greek teachers tried to shape students' minds
Hebrew students were to become what their teacher was - Greek students were to learn what their teacher knew

Following my example or pattern
Philippians 3:17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern (tupos) we gave you.

Pattern - tupos primarily denoted "a blow" (from a root tup---, seen also in tupto, "to strike"), hence, (a) an impression, the mark of a "blow," John_20:25; (b) the "impress" of a seal, the stamp made by a die, a figure, image, Acts_7:43; (c) a "form" or mold, Rom_6:17 (see RV); (d) the sense or substance of a letter, Acts_23:25; (e) "an ensample," pattern, Acts_7:44; Heb_8:5, "pattern;" in an ethical sense, 1_Cor_10:6; Php_3:17; 1_Thess_1:7; 2_Thess_3:9; 1_Tim_4:12, RV, "ensample;" Titus_2:7, RV, "ensample," for AV, "pattern;" 1_Pet_5:3; in a doctrinal sense, a type, Rom_5:14. See EXAMPLE, FASHION, FIGURE, FORM, MANNER, PATTERN, PRINT.

Our Methodology of Discipleship

Selection
Association
Consecration
Impartation
Demonstration
Delegation
Supervision
Reproduction

A. Selection
Luke 6:12-13
12One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

B. Association
John 3:22
After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.

C. Consecration
Luke 9:23
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

D. Impartation
Mark 6:7
Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

E. Demonstration – I do it and you watch.
Mark 5:1,2
The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man
 1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him.

F. Delegation – You do it and I watch
Mark 6:30
30The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.

G. Supervision – You Do it and I watch from a distance
Mark 6:12-13
12They went out and preached that people should repent. 13They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

H. Reproduction – You do it
You raise up people that you are now training in the ways of the Lord who eventually learn how to train others up.

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June 9, 2010

The Jubilee Family Church Vision: Part 2; Consolidation

By Tony V. Hammack

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Jubilee Family Church
Our Vision
1.  Win - Win the Lost by outreach and soul winning.
2.  Consolidate - Help people get transformed from the world through “The Ultimate Journey” and encounters.
3.  Disciple - Get everyone involved in servant leadership.
4.  Send - Launch new life groups.


2. Consolidation
To consolidate means to join together into one whole : unite : to make firm or secure : strengthen

Many Christians lack integrity. They in fact have one way of talking and another way of living. Consolidation causes those “two” people to become one. The same person they are in the dark becomes the same person they are in the light.

Integrity - the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness

The soul is dyed the color of it's thoughts. Think only of those things that can bear the full light of day.  The content of your character is your choice.  Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become…

As a life group discuss the above quote in light of Philippians 4:8 and  Matthew 6:4, 6:6, 6:18

Two Components to Consolidation
A. Soulish
     1. Mind
     2. Will
     3. Emotions
B. Spiritual
     1. Deliverance

A.  Soulish - For the notes on this portion you'll have to download the audio or video.  My wife, Pastor Andrea, covered this material and it's only available in audio or video form.

From a Soulish perspective we’ve implemented a ministry called “The Ultimate Journey”. This ministry helps people pull their lives back together understanding the past in light of Christ’s forgiveness.


B. Spiritual
Mark 5:1-13
1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. 4For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.  6When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.  7He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!" 8For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!" 9Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many." 10And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. 11A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." 13He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Mark 5:2,6
1. The anointing of God will cause evil spirits to expose themselves; possibly even with a loud voice.

Mark 5:3-5
2. Demonic entities in the soulish realm of a person will promote certain behavioral patterns that are sinful or in the case of this man dangerous to others or one’s self.

Mark 5:7
3. Unclean spirits know the true identity of Jesus because they know him in the spiritual realm, the Second heaven.
  • Acts 19:15 15(One day) the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"

Mark 5:8
4. When talking to an unclean spirit keep the focus on expelling the spirit from the person.

Mark 5:9
5. If the spirit doesn’t immediately obey you and submit to the authority of Christ in you, you may find it helpful to ask it it’s name.

This spirit’s name like all demons is directly tied to it’s nature or agenda for that person.

Mark 5:10
6. The fact that the spirits don’t want to be cast out of the area lends support to the idea that unclean spirits may have a geographic assignment.

Mark 5:11-13
7a. Animals can be demonized. This lends credibility to the idea that demons dwell in the soulish realm of people. In the mind will and or emotions.  This is a place other than the spirit of man.
7b. This also opens up the possibility that a person who’s sincerely asked Jesus into their heart may have an unclean spirit that hasn’t been expelled.

Can a Christian have a demon?
This is a good question. I believe the answer is yes but I believe the answer is yes because the reasoning that say’s a Christian can’t have a demon is flawed.

The reasoning usually goes something like this.
The Holy Spirit and an Unclean Spirit can’t dwell in the same person.
Well if that’s true a person who’s saved and has the Holy Spirit living in them shouldn’t be able to sin ever again either, right?
But most if not all of us have had some kind of struggle with sin after we came to Christ. How can this be?

It can be because your soulish realm must be continually brought under subjection to the Lordship of Christ.

Ephesians 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

In a positional sense we're righteous, however in a practical sense we've got to war by fighting the good fight of faith in order to keep our mind will and emotions doing the right thing.

Our faith is in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

Colossians 2:15
15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

I don’t know who has demons but I know if I have one I want it gone.

Sometimes we have integrity problems because our mind needs to be renewed.
Sometimes in can have demonic roots.

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June 7, 2010

Mrs. Moses


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June 2, 2010

The Jubilee Family Church Vision: Part 1; Win the Lost

By Tony V. Hammack

These notes are best when used in conjunction with the audio or video. To listen to the audio (podcast), click here. To watch the video, click here.

Our Vision
  • Win - Win the Lost by outreach and soul winning.
  • Consolidate - Help people get transformed from the world through “The Ultimate Journey” and encounters.
  • Disciple - Get involved in servant leadership and life groups.
  • Send - Launch new life groups

1. Win
2 Corinthians 5:17,18
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Ways we win souls
  1. Personal evangelism
  2. Power evangelism
  3. Relational evangelism
  4. Word evangelism
  5. Altar evangelism

Jesus Was a “Relational, Power and Word Evangelist”
Please read the story of the Woman at the Well found in John 4:7-26

John 4:7-9
1a. Jesus finds common ground that creates an open heart in the woman.
He does this by virtue of the prejudices that existed between Samaritans and Jews. Men and women.
His reaching out to her, asking for a drink opens her heart.
Jesus is dealing with a woman who’s honoring him, she’s not bitter.

1b. Way’s to soften the heart of the person God’s told you to lead to Christ.
  • Acts of kindness
  • Acts of service
  • Gifts
  • Authenticity over a long period of time
  • Demonstrations of power
John 4:10
2a. Jesus is witnessing to the woman by talking to her about what she’s doing. Drawing water.

2b. Turn the conversation toward spiritual things by using common things the person you’re talking to is familiar with.

John 4:12
3a. This creates questions in the heart of the woman. Her questions indicate to Jesus that she’s not understanding the point he’s trying to make about living water.

3b. Make sure you’re an attentive listener. The person you’re talking to will tell you how to proceed based on the questions they ask you.

Sometimes we get on a monologue and don’t listen or even care to listen to people. We shouldn’t do this unless the person is putting up false arguments.

John 4:13,14
4a. Jesus compares natural water with spiritual water thus showing the supremacy of the kingdom of God over the frivolousness of living for self.

4b. When we’re sharing our faith with others it’s important to use the word of God and your testimony to illustrate the supremacy of kingdom living.

John 4:15
5a. She wants the living water but doesn’t really understand what it is. She thinks it’s water that doesn’t need to be drawn, some sort of magic water.

5b. It’s important that once people are “on board” with the good news they start to understand and grow in knowledge. They need to be taught.

John 4:17,18
6a. Here’s where Jesus flows in a prophetic gifting by revealing her past and current relationship status.

6b. Always be open to supernatural words from heaven when you are expressing the Gospel to people. It takes sensitivity to the voice of God and courage to step out into this, however, when you hear correctly and obey, God is glorified!

John 4:20
7a. Here the woman wants to talk about where to worship on this mountain or in Jerusalem. Jesus explains that worship is going to be a place in the heart and that salvation is from the Jews.

7b. When the true spiritual presence of God shows up people might want to talk “religion”. Where to go to church if you will.

John 4:21-24
8a. Jesus gives a word of instruction about the question the woman asks telling her the truth about worship.

8b. It is important where you go to church but it’s more important that you have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

9a. Now the woman is starting down the right track. She brings up the Messiah. Jesus closes the discussion by letting her know he’s the Messiah.

9b. If things go well your person should bring up the right things as the spirit of God draws them. (John 6:44) Continue in this relationship until you feel God releases you from it or they get reconciled to God.

The Romans Road to Salvation
Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Romans 6:23a, "For the wages of sin is death;
Romans 6:23b "but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.“
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 10:9, "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:13 "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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