UNDO – Part 4
Nov 17 // Jonathan Burgio
Pride is about giving me praise; humility is about giving God praise.
Luke 18:9-14 (NLT)
Pride causes us to stop seeing the good things in our lives as gifts from God, and we start seeing ourselves as a gift to God.
Spiritual pride promises us 2 things:
· When I am full of myself, there is no room for God.
· Pride robs me of the joy of serving God.
John 3:30 (NCV) He must become greater, and I must become less important.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT) So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
Matthew 5:16 (NLT) In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Undo – Part 2
Mark 7:5-8 (NLT) So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, “Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.” Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’ For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.”
Sincere worship is not about the style of music but the condition of the heart.
Worship isn’t just the songs we sing, but the life we live.
How can we express our worship?
- We can lift our hands in adoration.
Psalm 134:2 (NIV) Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.
We typically lift our hands for two reasons:
- We lift our hands in surrender.
- We lift our hands to celebrate the victory.
- We can kneel in reverence.
Psalm 95:6 (NLT) Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Philippians 2:10 (NLT) …at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…
- We can dance in celebration.
Psalm 149:3 (NLT) Praise his name with dancing…
- We can offer a sacrifice of praise.
Hebrews 13:15 (NLT) Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
Romans 12:1 (NLT) And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
The Holy Spirit
People who believe in the Person and work of the Holy Spirit
People who believe the experience in Acts 2 is for every believer!
People who believe that the gift of tongues is available today
1) What is Pentecost?
Pente means 5. Pentecost means 50th
2) What happened at Pentecost?
|At the Tower of Babel||At Pentecost|
|· God came down and confused their language.
· The people were scattered to the nations.
· The building of the Tower of Babel was an act of rebellion and pride
|· The people were confused when they came together.
· Then God did a miracle and they were able to understand each other.
· Pentecost was an act of submission and humility
|On Mt Sinai||At Pentecost|
|· The cloud descended
· They had loud noise and fire
· 3,000 people died
· The law was written on tablets of stone (Ex 19)
|· They were gathered as one
· They had a loud noise and fire
· 3,000 people were saved
· The law was written on tablets of flesh!
You cannot live a victorious Christian life without the power of the Holy Spirit.
Love – Serve – Lead
3) Can I experience Pentecost?
Acts 1:8; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 2:37-39
Have you received the Holy Spirit?
John 7:37-39a (TPT) Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds— “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” Jesus was prophesying about the Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive.
My Big Mouth – Part 3
Oct 6 // Jonathan Burgio
Recap: Quick to listen, slow to speak.
James 1:19 (NLT) Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Ephesians 4:29-32 (NIV) Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Bitterness affects what we say, how we say it, and who we say it too.
“Bitterness effects the content and the intent of everything you say.” ~ Andy Stanley
“Forgiveness is the decision to give someone from the past what they don’t deserve. So that you could give to those around you what they do deserve.” ~ Andy Stanley
Job 42:7-10 (NIV)
Job 42:12 (NIV) The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part.
… Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.