2012.10.07 Experiencing God - Part 1


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2012.10.07 Experiencing God - Part 1

  1. 1. God is Always at Work
  2. 2. John 5:17 Jesus said to them, "MyFather is always at his work to thisvery day, and I, too, am working."
  3. 3. 18For this reason the Jews tried allthe harder to kill him; not only washe breaking the Sabbath, but he waseven calling God his own Father,making himself equal with God.
  4. 4. 19(Jesus) "I tell you the truth, theSon can do nothing by himself; hecan do only what he sees his Fatherdoing, because whatever the Fatherdoes the Son also does.
  5. 5. 20For the Father loves the Son andshows him all he does. Yes, to youramazement he will show him evengreater things than these."
  6. 6. A SPIRITUAL DYNAMIC• Knowing and doing the will of God.• Move from me-centered to God centered.• We cannot stay where we are and go with God.
  7. 7. A SPIRITUAL DYNAMICReality #1John 5: 17 Jesus said to them, "MyFather is always at his work to thisvery day, and I, too, am working."
  8. 8. A SPIRITUAL DYNAMICGod is always at _____ around you. work
  9. 9. WHAT IS HIS WILL?The great __________ . commission
  10. 10. WHAT IS HIS WILL?Matthew 28:19 Go therefore andmake disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of theFather and of the Son and of theHoly Spirit,
  11. 11. WHAT IS HIS WILL?20teaching them to observe all that Ihave commanded you..."
  12. 12. WHAT IS HIS WILL?The great commandment . ____________
  13. 13. WHAT IS HIS WILL?Matthew 22:37 And he said to him,"You shall love the Lord your Godwith all your heart, and with allyour soul, and with all your mind.
  14. 14. WHAT IS HIS WILL?38This is the great and firstcommandment. 39And a second islike it, You shall love your neighboras yourself.
  15. 15. WHAT IS HIS WILL?With great __________ . compassion
  16. 16. WHAT IS HIS WILL?Matthew 9:36 When he saw thecrowds, he had compassion forthem, because they were harassedand helpless, like sheep without ashepherd.
  17. 17. WHAT IS HIS WILL?37Then he said to his disciples,"The harvest is plentiful, but thelaborers are few; 38 pray thereforethe Lord of the harvest to send outlaborers into his harvest."
  18. 18. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE• God was preparing Moses.• Moses didn’t see it.• Survival.
  19. 19. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLEExodus 1:22 Then Pharaoh gavethis order to all his people: "Everyboy that is born you must throw intothe Nile, but let every girl live."
  20. 20. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLEExodus 2:1 Now a man of thehouse of Levi married a Levitewoman,
  21. 21. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE2 and she became pregnant and gavebirth to a son. When she saw thathe was a fine child, she hid himfor three months.
  22. 22. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE3 But when she could hide him nolonger, she got a papyrus basket forhim and coated it with tar andpitch. Then she placed the child init and put it among the reeds alongthe bank of the Nile.
  23. 23. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE4His sister stood at a distance tosee what would happen to him.
  24. 24. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE5 Then Pharaohs daughter wentdown to the Nile to bathe, and herattendants were walking along theriver bank. She saw the basketamong the reeds and sent her slavegirl to get it.
  25. 25. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE6She opened it and saw the baby.He was crying, and she felt sorryfor him. "This is one of theHebrew babies," she said.
  26. 26. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLESpiritual development and________education.
  27. 27. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLEExodus 2:7 Then his sister askedPharaohs daughter, "Shall I goand get one of the Hebrew womento nurse the baby for you?"
  28. 28. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE8"Yes, go," she answered. And thegirl went and got the babysmother.
  29. 29. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE9Pharaohs daughter said to her,"Take this baby and nurse him forme, and I will pay you." So thewoman took the baby and nursedhim.
  30. 30. GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE10When the child grew older, shetook him to Pharaohs daughterand he became her son. She namedhim Moses, saying, "I drew him outof the water."
  31. 31. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAYExodus 2:11 One day, after Moseshad grown up, he went out towhere his own people were andwatched them at their hard labor.
  32. 32. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAYHe saw an Egyptian beating aHebrew, one of his own people.
  33. 33. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAY12Glancing this way and that andseeing no one, he killed theEgyptian and hid him in the sand.
  34. 34. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAY13The next day he went out andsaw two Hebrews fighting. Heasked the one in the wrong, "Whyare you hitting your fellowHebrew?"
  35. 35. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAY14 The man said, "Who made youruler and judge over us? Are youthinking of killing me as youkilled the Egyptian?" Then Moseswas afraid and thought, "What Idid must have become known."
  36. 36. GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAY15When Pharaoh heard of this, hetried to kill Moses, but Moses fledfrom Pharaoh and went to live inMidian, where he sat down by awell.
  37. 37. WE ARE SERVANTSMark 10:45 For the Son of manalso came not to be served but toserve, and to give his life as aransom for many."
  38. 38. WE ARE SERVANTSJohn 12:26 If any one serves me, hemust follow me; and where I am,there shall my servant be also; ifany one serves me, the Father willhonor him.
  39. 39. HE WORKS ON US BEFORE HE WORKS THROUGH USPhilippians 1:6 And I am sure thathe who began a good work in youwill bring it to completion at theday of Jesus Christ.
  40. 40. HE WORKS ON US BEFORE HE WORKS THROUGH USRomans 8:28 We know that ineverything God works for goodwith those who love him, who arecalled according to his purpose.
  41. 41. HE WORKS ON US BEFORE HE WORKS THROUGH US29 Forthose whom he foreknew healso predestined to be conformed tothe image of his Son, in order thathe might be the first-born amongmany brethren.
  42. 42. MY NEXT STEPS:• I’m asking God to show me where He is at work.• I’m going to do the daily devotions from the workbook.• I’m attending an Experiencing God Life Group.• Sign me up for Discovering Pacific, on Sunday, October 21th.• I would to know more about being baptized.
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