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Convicted

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Being convicted is a good thing. We must be able to listen to and obey the voice of God so we can experience abundant and creative life.

Being convicted is a good thing. We must be able to listen to and obey the voice of God so we can experience abundant and creative life.


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  • 1. Convicted Convinced To Conquer
  • 2. James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves, do what it says
  • 3. 1:22
  • 4. What Word? • The verse mentions a concept of “The Word” • What could this be? • We know that it’s something that must be heard • We assume it means the bible • Could it mean something different?
  • 5. • • • • •
  • 6. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
  • 7. 1:1
  • 8. John 1:2-3 He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
  • 9. 1:2-3  
  • 10. Jesus? Is That You?
  • 11. Not In Writing • This verse mentions more than ink and paper • This verse mentions a spoken word • This verse mentions something that creates • This verse is more than just rules • This is the word that echos through eternity • This is the very voice of God
  • 12. • • • • • •
  • 13. We Can Hear It • We are all capable to hear this word • We just have to tune into the word • The voice of God is very quiet • The voice of God challenges us • The voice of God convicts us to do good • The voice of God can be hard to listen to
  • 14. • • • • • •
  • 15. He Who Has Ears Let Him Hear
  • 16. The Sound Of Conviction • The word can be hard to swallow • The word can make us feel guilty • The word challenges us to be better • We don’t want to hear it • We want to do our own thing • We don’t like to have our wrongs exposed
  • 17. • • • • • •
  • 18. Matthew 10:34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
  • 19. 10:34
  • 20. Jesus is the Word
  • 21. 1 Peter 2:8 A stone that causes men to stumble       and a rock that makes them fall. They stumble because they disobey the message which is also what they were destined for.
  • 22. 2:8
  • 23. Up? Will You Stumble? Or Step Up?
  • 24. Romans 10:17 Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
  • 25. 10:17
  • 26. Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
  • 27. 3:14
  • 28. Listening... • We must first listen to this word • Learn to hear the small voice • By reading the bible • By praying and meditating • By worshipping God • By listening to other’s wisdom
  • 29. ... • • • • • •
  • 30. Doing... • We tend to just believe something in our mind • We need to believe something in our heart • We need to allow this word to change our mind • We need to all this word to change our heart • We are capable of tapping into the power of God • We need to listen and do what the word says
  • 31. ... • • • • • •