2009.10.11 Reversing Self Defeat Part 6 (1)

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2009.10.11 Reversing Self Defeat Part 6 (1)

  1. 1. Reversing Self-Defeating Strategies Pressure or Freedom
  2. 2. FOLLY MADNESS EVIL 3 Root Problems
  3. 3. <ul><li>Easy Way </li></ul><ul><li>Reactive Way </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Way </li></ul><ul><li>Glory Way </li></ul><ul><li>Predatory Way </li></ul>5 Self-Defeating Strategies
  4. 4. Choosing a Road <ul><li>You’ve decided that what you most want out of life is within your reach, and you’re _____________ whatever you believe it takes to get it. </li></ul>doing Road # 1
  5. 5. Choosing a Road <ul><li>You’re realized: what you most want is ______________ your reach, and you’re ________________God for the satisfaction you seek. You want Him. Not even His blessings, will do. </li></ul>trusting Road # 2 beyond
  6. 6. Choosing a Road Road # 1: The Law of Linearity
  7. 7. Choosing a Road Road # 2: The Law of Liberty
  8. 8. Deuteronomy 29:9 Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. A Better Life The “Better Life” of God’s ___________. blessing
  9. 9. Heb. 7:18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 for the law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. The Better Hope The “Better Hope” of God’s ___________. intimacy
  10. 10. The Cost <ul><li>It requires us to ________________ over what happens and to ______________ to do whatever He thinks best. </li></ul>trust God yield control # 1
  11. 11. The Cost <ul><li>It is harder to ___________ God than his _____________ . </li></ul>blessings enjoy # 2
  12. 12. The Cost <ul><li>The mature value of the blessings of ______________ over the belssing of _____________ . </li></ul>presence presents
  13. 13. Galatians 4:3, 9 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 9 But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? The Cost “ Principles ”-
  14. 14. Psalms 59:14-17 14 They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city. 15 They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied. 16 But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. 17 O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. The Better Hope
  15. 15. The gospel is not a question to be answered or a puzzle to be solved. It is a paradox to be relished, a wild, outrageous secret to be astonished at and then snitched to the world as the greatest joke ever told… The Better Hope
  16. 16. The gospel is not a question to be answered or a puzzle to be solved. It is a paradox to be relished, a wild, outrageous secret to be astonished at and then snitched to the world as the greatest joke ever told… The Mystery of Christ is a festival of weakness and foolishness on the part of God… The Better Hope
  17. 17. something that makes no more sense than the square root of minus one—something that is deaf to our cries for intelligible explanations but that works when it is put into the equation of the world—something that can only be marveled at because it is such preposterously Good News. The Better Hope
  18. 18. The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, has one Word for us: God has upped and done the damnedest thing. Or to get the direction and adjectives right, God has downed and done the blessedest thing we could ever not have thought of.&quot; The Better Hope – Robert Farrar Capon
  19. 19. Verses for Life Groups: Jeremiah 29:13; Deut. 4:29; 1 Chronicles 16:11; Psalm 27:8

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