Moving Forward - What's Holding You Back

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It's hard to move forward in your walk with God when you have things in your life that are holding you back

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Moving Forward - What's Holding You Back

  1. 1. WHO AM I
  2. 2. MY PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH MINISTRY
  3. 3. MY PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH MINISTRY POINTING YOU TO CHRIST
  4. 4. MY ASSUMPTIONS FOR TODAY
  5. 5. I NEED A STRONG MAN
  6. 6. KEY POINT: It's hard to move forward when you have things in your life that are holding you back.
  7. 7. SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAMSON?
  8. 8. SAMSON‟S STORY
  9. 9. SAMSON AND DELILAH
  10. 10. SAMSON AND DELILAH -- WITH TIM HAWKINS
  11. 11. SAMSON AND DELILAH -- WITH TIM HAWKINS
  12. 12. SAMSON AND DELILAH
  13. 13. “Please tell me where your great strength lies, and how you might be bound, that one could subdue you.” Judges 16:6
  14. 14. “…bind me with 7 fresh bow strings that have not been dried” Judges16:8
  15. 15. “If they bind me with new ropes that have not been used, then I shall become weak and be like any other man” Judges 16:11
  16. 16. “If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web and fasten it tight with a pin, then I shall become weak and be like any other man” Judges 16:13
  17. 17. “And she said to him, “How can you say, „I love you,‟ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me where your great strength lies.” Judges 16:15
  18. 18. “And when she pressed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death.” Judges 16:16
  19. 19. “And he told her all his heart, and said to her, “A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.” Judges 16:17
  20. 20. She made him fall asleep on her knees. She called in a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. "Samson and Delilah" - Rembrandt - c1625
  21. 21. She woke him up as the Philistines were about to get him. He thought he could break free like before… "Samson Captured by the Philistines" - Guercino - 1619
  22. 22. The Philistines seized him – gouged out his eyes and brought him to Gaza to work as a slave. "Samson Captured by the Philistines" - Guercino - 1619
  23. 23. LETS THINK ABOUT THIS…  He was set apart – a Nazirite to God  He gets himself into a bad relationship  He tricks Delilah 3 times while she is trying to trick him  She finally wears him down  He gives into her and looses everything
  24. 24. SAMSON WAS PLAYING WITH FIRE
  25. 25. SAMSON‟S LUST HELD HIM BACK FROM ACHIEVING GOD‟S PLAN FOR HIS LIFE
  26. 26. SO WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?
  27. 27. BAD RELATIONSHIPS
  28. 28. PORNOGRAPHY
  29. 29. DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
  30. 30. TIME WASTERS
  31. 31. NOT DOING THE RIGHT THINGS
  32. 32. BODY IMAGE
  33. 33. BEING ACCEPTED OR POPULAR
  34. 34. ???
  35. 35. SO NOW WHAT!? WHAT ACTIONS CAN I TAKE?
  36. 36. BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS
  37. 37. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go…” Joshua 1:7 (NIV)
  38. 38. MOVING FORWARD FORGETTING THE PAST AND STRAINING FORWARD TO WHAT LIES AHEAD MEANS
  39. 39. …Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it…
  40. 40. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 13:12-14 (NIV)
  41. 41. GETTING HELP
  42. 42. @youthpoint | youthpoint@gmail.com

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