1.17.2010 Plunge! 2010 Part 2Presentation Transcript
Plunge! 2010 Connect: Go Deeper with GOD
_________ with God and people
_________ with people and his word
_________ growth by the end of 2010
2010 Connect Grow Reach 20%
2 Chronicles 16:12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.
Psalms 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Why seek GOD ?
To find ______ . help
2 Chronicles 20:4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.
______________ . Commanded
2 Chronicles 14:4 He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to obey his laws and commands.
Key to ___________ . provision
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek help from the Lord.
Psalms 34:10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Required in “finding” HIM.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Seeking GOD for __________ . direction
1 Kings 22:5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, "First seek the counsel of the LORD."
___________ . Protection
Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do his commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be hidden on the day of the LORD's anger.
Not independent from ____________ . obedience
Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.
Finding “Real Life”
Amos 5:4 This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;”
Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire; it will devour, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.
Key to finding _____ . joy
1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Key to finding __________ . strength
1 Chronicles 16:11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Key to finding _____________ . satisfaction
Psalm 22:26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him-- may your hearts live forever!
Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
The Plunge Factor
1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
Hosea 5:6 When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.
1 Chronicles 15:12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul.
Jeremiah 50:4 "In those days, at that time," declares the LORD, "the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the LORD their God.”