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Message series awakening - part 5 - awakening to regret - pastor chuck bernal - 05-21-17


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This message is Part 5 in the message series “AWAKENING” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message titled, “Awakening To Regret”, Pastor Chuck talks about how we often live with the pain of guilt and regret - but that is never God's intention for us. Using Romans 5:12-17, he then talks about how we can experience God's amazing grace that is greater than all of our sin. This message was delivered at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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Message series awakening - part 5 - awakening to regret - pastor chuck bernal - 05-21-17

  1. 1. new words
  2. 2. nagivator
  3. 3. nagivator (a passenger in a vehicle that constantly nags the driver about everything)
  4. 4. phonesia
  5. 5. phonesia (dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer)
  6. 6. cashtray
  7. 7. cashtray (the ashtray in your car that is full of coins)
  8. 8. facejacked
  9. 9. facejacked (having your Facebook status changed by someone as a practical joke)
  10. 10. disconfect
  11. 11. disconfect (to sterilize a piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it)
  12. 12. blamestorming
  13. 13. blamestorming (sitting in a group and discussing who’s responsible for the company’s problems rather than trying to solve
  14. 14. familiar words
  15. 15. grace
  16. 16. ”Taste them again for the first time”
  17. 17. awakening to regret (i wish i could start over)
  18. 18. Make sure that no one misses out on God’s grace. (Hebrews 12:15 - CEB)
  19. 19. When you miss grace, you live with the pain of regret
  20. 20. For I am fully aware of all I have done wrong, and my guilt is there, staring me in the face. (Psalm 51:3 – Voice)
  21. 21. My shameful deed haunts me day and night. (Psalm 51:3 – Living Bible)
  22. 22. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down. (Psalm 51:3 – The Message)
  23. 23. I’m exhausted. I cannot even speak, my voice fading as sighs. Every day ends in the same place — lying in bed, covered in tears, my pillow wet with sorrow. (Psalm 6:6 – Voice)
  24. 24. when we hit bottom and realize what a mess we have made of our lives and what a mess life has made of us, our reaction is to say, “i wish i could start over”
  25. 25. when you embrace grace, you live with freedom & forgiveness
  26. 26. For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God, which he gave to us in such large measure! (Ephesians 1:7-8 – GNB)
  27. 27. You will never appreciate grace until you realize just how much you need it!
  28. 28. The more I recognize the ugliness of my sin, the more I can appreciate the beauty of God’s grace.
  29. 29. Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23 – New Living Translation)
  30. 30. As long as I think, “i’m not that bad”, grace will never seem that good.
  31. 31. If the biggest sinner you know isn’t you, then you don’t know yourself very well.
  32. 32. This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” — and I am the worst of them all. (1 Timothy 1:15 – New Living Translation)
  33. 33. We don’t need an explanation of grace; we need to experience it – and that’s why Jesus came!
  34. 34. The Word became a human being full of grace and truth and lived among us. (John 1:14 – Good News Translation)
  35. 35. Jesus never used the word grace; but he taught us about grace through stories
  36. 36. John James my story
  37. 37. When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned . . . For the sin of this one man,
  38. 38. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s
  39. 39. For Adam’s sin led to, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many.
  40. 40. But EVEN GREATER IS GOD’S WONDERFUL GRACE and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:12-17 – New Living Translation)
  41. 41. grace is > ___________________
  42. 42. grace is powerful enough to erase your guilt
  43. 43. grace is big enough to cover your shame
  44. 44. grace is real enough to heal your relationships
  45. 45. grace is strong enough to hold you up when you’re weak
  46. 46. grace is sweet enough to cure your bitterness
  47. 47. grace is satisfying enough to deal with your disappointment
  48. 48. grace is beautiful enough to redeem your brokenness
  49. 49. For it’s by God’s grace that you have been saved. You receive it through faith. It was not our plan or our effort. It is God’s gift, pure and simple.
  50. 50. You didn’t earn it, not one of us did, so don’t go around bragging that you must have done something amazing. (Ephesians 2:8-9 – Voice)