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5.30.10 stress makers part 8


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5.30.10 stress makers part 8

  1. 1. Stress Makers God Encounter: Stress-Buster
  2. 2. <ul><li>When we turn _____ things into ________ things we create our own stress! </li></ul>good ultimate
  3. 3. <ul><li>Romans 1:21, 25 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him….They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Exodus 20:3 &quot;You shall have no other gods before me. 4 &quot;You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nothing is More Common “ Think of your soul as a house. Idols are set up in every room, on every table. We prefer our wisdom to God’s wisdom, our desires to God’s will, and our reputation to God’s honor.” -David Clarkson
  6. 6. The Returning Brother
  7. 7. The Struggle for Blessing
  8. 8. The Mysterious Stranger Genesis 32:24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
  9. 9. The Mysterious Stranger 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
  10. 10. The Mysterious Stranger 26 Then the man said, &quot;Let me go, for it is daybreak.&quot; But Jacob replied, &quot;I will not let you go unless you bless me.&quot;
  11. 11. The Mysterious Stranger 27 The man asked him, &quot;What is your name?&quot; &quot;Jacob,&quot; he answered.
  12. 12. The Mysterious Stranger 28 Then the man said, &quot;Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.&quot;
  13. 13. The Mysterious Stranger 29 Jacob said, &quot;Please tell me your name.&quot; But he replied, &quot;Why do you ask my name?&quot; Then he blessed him there.
  14. 14. The Mysterious Stranger 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, &quot;It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.&quot;
  15. 15. The Mysterious Stranger 31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.
  16. 16. The Mysterious Stranger 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob's hip was touched near the tendon.
  17. 17. The Mysterious Stranger Exodus 33:20 But,&quot; he said, &quot;you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.&quot;
  18. 18. Winning through Weakness Mark 1:11 “You are my son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased.”
  19. 19. The Weakness of God Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: &quot;Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.&quot;
  20. 20. The Weakness of God 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
  21. 21. The Weakness of God Galatians 4:6 God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts who cries out, “Abba, Father.”
  22. 22. The Weakness of God 1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.