1 Corinthians 10:6-17 (The Message) 6 We must be on guard so that we never get caught up in wanting our own way as they (Israelites) did. 7 And we must not turn our religion into a circus as they did. 9 We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving him... 10 We must be careful not to stir up discontent... 12 Don’t be so naive and self-confident. You’re not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.
Applying the blood that Jesus shed from His face: Isaiah 50:6 I offered my back to those who beat me and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard. I did not hide my face from mockery and spitting.
2 Samuel 9:6-8 (New Living Translation) His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.” Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.” 7 “Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!” 8 Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”
We Were Created In God’s Image! <ul><li>Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female He created them </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 1:31 God saw all that He had made and it was very good. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalms 139:14 I am fearfully and wonderfully made. </li></ul>
God Has Great Plans For You! <ul><li>1 Corinthians 2:9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you a hope & a future. </li></ul>
The Great Exchange <ul><li>Romans 5:8 While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. </li></ul><ul><li>Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by Him and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. </li></ul>
Overcoming Emotional Problems <ul><li>Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9:6-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overcome fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overcome generational curses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accept God’s grace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow Him to restore all blessings </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Restore your relationship with Him </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luke 15:17-24 The prodigal son </li></ul></ul><ul><li>God promises the victory! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaiah 54:1-17 </li></ul></ul>Overcoming Emotional Problems (continued)…