A Disaster To Dodge
April 13th, 2014

Matthew 6:13 “And don’t let us yield to temptation.”

L___________ God lead.

2 Peter 2:9 “The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials…”

E____________ your need or weakness.

James 1:14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.

A_____________ the danger in our choices.

1 Timothy 6:9 People who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Peter 5:6-8 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give ALL your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

D__________ to avoid it.

2 Timothy 2:22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts…

1 Corinthians 6:18-19 Run from sexual sin! No other sin clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience, and God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.

The Freedom of Forgiveness
April 6th, 2014

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Jesus wants _________________ to experience God’s forgiveness.

Colossians 1:14 “God has purchased our freedom with His blood and has forgiven ALL our sins.”

Nehemiah 9:17 You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.

Forgiveness is not simply trying to forget. It is not just letting time pass after an offense happens. It is not disregarding the wrong the other person has done against you or pretending the offense didn’t matter. True forgiveness is ___________________ to accept the blood of Jesus as the full payment for what your offender did. (S.A.L.T.)

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

FOUR STEPS OF FORGIVING (S.A.L.T.)
Step 1 = _______________________________
Step 2 = _______________________________
Step 3 = _______________________________
Step 4 = _______________________________

Matthew 18:21-22 “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus replied, “I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”

_____________________ forgiveness when you have wronged others.

Romans 12:18 “Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.”

Will Be Done
March 30th, 2014

Matthew 6:9-10 Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

This prayer model portrays a heart of _________________________.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”

How God’s Will Is Revealed

Through other ______________________.

Ephesians 4:15-16 We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Through God’s ________________________.

John 17:17 “Make them holy by your truth, teach them your word, which is truth.”

Through a close ________________________.

John 17:20-21 I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one — as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.

Through fiery _____________________.

1 Peter 4:12-13 Don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad — for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. It is no shame to suffer for being a Christian!