July 29, 2015

This Week On Radio.......

Pastor Huffman is teaching from the message: 
               "Growing Your Faith"
on "Faith That Overcomes" radio broadcast this week.
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July 29, 2015

Building Strong Hope

I Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  We hear a lot of teaching on faith and love but not too much on hope.  I also believe faith and love are two powerful subjects we need to hear and receive into our heart.

I John 4:16 tells us that “God is Love.”   It is no wonder Paul says, the greatest of these is love.  Love is the very foundation of our relationship with God.  I John 4:8 says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”  So to truly know God we must first experience His love in our heart.

Next we see faith, and faith is vital.  Ephesians 2:8 says we are saved by faith.  Hebrews 11:6 says without faith we can’t please God.  The Lord Jesus in Mark 11:23,24 taught us that by faith we could move mountains and receive answers to our prayers.  So we see that faith is vital to our living in victory.

Now we come to hope.  Hope is to most believers a greatly misunderstood subject.  We hear people say, I’m just hopin’ and a prayin’ that it will work out.  This isn’t Bible hope.  Bible hope means to anticipate with pleasure, to have joyful and confident expectation.  If you are hoping for something you are eagerly, joyfully expecting it to happen.  Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Our faith will never be any stronger than our hope, for it is our hope that faith gives substance to.

It is time to develop the spiritual force of hope in our lives.  Study these notes, build these principles into your heart and release within you the power of Biblical hope. 

 Building Strong Hope

I)    Faith Needs Strong Hope to be Effective

A)   I Corinthians 13:13 - Abide (Greek) = continues, lives, to be present

1)    Faith - To trust in and act on God's Word.

2)    Love - The nature and character of God.

3)    Hope (Greek) = to anticipate with pleasure, expectation, confidence

(Amplified Bible) - joyful and confident expectation

B)   Hebrews 11:1 - Without hope, faith has nothing to give substance to. Hope is your goal; what you are expecting to happen.

1)    Proverbs 13:12 - Hope and desire are interchangeable.  You must desire something and have expectation for it, for your faith to work.

C)   Two Keys to Strengthen Your Hope

1)    Romans 15:4 - Hope must be established on God's Word.

a)   Psalm 119:130 - "The entrance of your words give light." God's Word reveals God's Will.

b)   Psalm 119:147 - "I hope in Your Word." When we have nothing to see, we must look to and keep our hope on God's Word.

2)   Romans 15:13 - Hope is strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit.

a)   Ephesians 5:18 - Staying full of the Holy Spirit keeps our hope, desire, and our joyful and confident expectation strong.

D)   Romans 4:17-22 - Hope and faith working together bring great victory.

v.18 - When it looked hopeless, he re-established his hope on God's Word.  Go back to what God said to you.

v.19 - He got his eyes off of the problem and back onto God.  Problems are hope thieves.

v.20 - He rejoiced even before he had it.  (joyful, confident, expectation)

v.21 - He stayed with God; and, never broke fellowship with the Lord.

v.22 - He realized his hopes and received his blessing.

 

July 15, 2015

This Week On Radio.......

Pastor Huffman is teaching from the message: 
               "Remember Your Benefits"
on "Faith That Overcomes" radio broadcast this week.
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July 22, 2015

The Power of Prayer

In Ephesians 6:10-17 the Apostle Paul tells the Church to be strong in their walk with the Lord Jesus. He tells them to draw their strength from Jesus and to put on the whole armor of God so they can overcome the attacks of the devil.

Then in verse 18 we see where this armor is to be used. We see that this is prayer armor. We are to use the power of prayer to stop the plans of the devil and release the plans of God. The Church can release the great power of God into this world when we pray.

I encourage you to study this outline and listen to the message, “The Power of Prayer.” For us to see a return to godliness and experience a great new move of God’s Spirit, we must pray. It is time for every believer to be a powerful prayer warrior. Together we can hold back judgment and release a season of revival in the Church and our nation.

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The Power of Prayer
(Amplified Bible)

I) The Prayer of Righteousness Can Change Things

A)   James 5:13-18 – Prayer prayed in faith from our position of righteousness will bring forth powerful results.

v.13 – Is anyone going through a problem? Pray.

v.14-15 – The prayer of faith has power to turn any situation around.

v.16a – The prayer of repentance and then prayer for reconciliation will bring spiritual restoration.

vv.16b-18 – The righteous prayer will bring forth God’s divine intervention in the affairs of this world.

vv.17-18 – Prayer changed spiritual and natural conditions.
Elijah wasn’t different from us. He didn’t pray and get results because he was a prophet. He got results because he had rightstanding with God.

B)   I Peter 3:12 – God will answer prayers of the righteous today as He did for Elijah.

1)   II Corinthians 5:17,21 – We are righteous, new creations in Christ. Our prayers can and will bring change.

C)   The Early Church Relied on Prayer

1)   Acts 12:5 – The Church prayed Peter out of prison.

2)   Acts 16:23-26 – Paul and Silas prayed and broke the chains and turned everything around.

3)   Acts 4:17-24, 29-31 – When they attacked the Church and tried to censor what could be preached, the Church prayed and released revival.

4)   Hebrews 4:16 – We can now come boldly before God and receive His grace and mercy to bring forth His will and change.

July 17, 2015

Remember Your Benefits

Ephesians 1:3 says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Everything we could ever need has already been provided for us in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.  Being saved is more than just getting your sins forgiven and then hanging on till you get to Heaven.  Colossians 1:12-14 says, "...giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins."  Thank God we are redeemed and made partakers of the inheritance that God has provided for all of His Saints that have been brought into His Kingdom.

If we are to live in victory in this life, we must know what God has provided for us and then claim it in our lives. If we find our self in a test, it is important to remember our benefits we have in Christ. If the devil can't steal God's Word from you, he can't defeat you with his test.

Study this message and meditate on your benefits in Christ; stand strong, act in faith and receive your victory today.

 Remember Your Benefits

I)     To walk in victory, God's Word must stay fresh in our lives.

A)    Hebrews 2:1 - Give earnest heed to God's Word.  Keep the Word alive in you.  Don't drift away from God's Word.  Hold it fast in your heart.

1)    Mark 4:15 - Don't let the devil steal the Word from your heart.

B)    II Peter 1:2-4, 8-9, 12-13

vv.2-4 - God has provided all we need to live victorious.

vv.8-9 - If they stay alive in you, you're blessed.  If you let them slip away, you forget what God has done for you.

vv.12-13 - Peter put them in remembrance.

C)    Psalm 103:1-5 - Our Benefits

vv.1-2 - David stirs his soul or mind up to praise the Lord and remember all He has done for him.

vv.3-5 (AMP) - Our Benefits

1)    v.3 - He forgives all of your sins.

a)  Romans 5:20 - Where sin abounded, God's grace does much more abound.

2)     v.3 - He heals all diseases.

a)  I Peter 2:24 - by whose stripes you were healed

3)    v.4 - He redeems your life from destruction, and from the pit of corruption.

a)  Psalm 91:7-12 - no evil shall befall you

4)    v.4 - He crowns with lovingkindness and tender mercies.

a)  Psalm 106:7 - All of God's miracles are acts of His mercy.

5)    v.5 - He gives us victory and supplies our need at every age.

a)  Hebrews 13:5-6 - The Lord will never leave us or forsake us; we boldly say the Lord is my helper.

July 07, 2015

If My People

Proverbs 11:11 says, “When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes; evil talk turns it into a ghost town in no time.”  As Believers we have been grafted into the blessing of the Lord.  According to Galatians 3:13, 14, Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law and brought us into the same blessing that God gave to Abraham. Everywhere Abraham went, the blessing would be released.  Now we are to live in that blessing and let it release blessings everywhere we live.

As the righteous, we are to release the blessing into our cities.  To do this we must engage in the affairs of our city and community.  In II Corinthians 6:17, Paul told us to separate not isolate.  We are not to live like the world but we are to engage the world in conversation and share the gospel.

I encourage you to be involved in the affairs of our nation.  Be a light shining in the darkness.  We must not be labeled as the religion that is against everything.  We must be recognized as the religion that has answers to the problems.  Let us respond to all that is going on today, in love and the Word of God.

I pray this outline and message I am sharing with you both challenge and encourage you to respond to today’s challenges in a way that will change hearts and bring people to Jesus.

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If My People

I)     The Church is Given Great Authority to Bless the Nation

A)   Proverbs 11:10-11, 11 (GNB and MSG) - The righteous are to release the blessing of the Lord into their area.

v.11 - What Believers say and do is important in the area they live.

B)    Proverbs 14:34 (AMP) - Righteousness, moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation elevates a nation. Believers are to raise the standard and set the pace.

C)    Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG) - We are to release God's flavor and God's light to our community. God is not to be kept a secret.  We must reveal Jesus to our community.  If we don't bring God into our culture, we become a carnal, sensual, godless society.

D)    II Chronicles 7:12-14 (MSG) - Revival begins with the Church.

v.12 - God's House is a place of sacrifice and worship.

1)   Sacrifice - What we surrender of ourselves to God.

2)   Worship - How we exalt, admire and declare God's worth in our lives.

v.13 - Threefold curse:  no rain = sin, locusts = poverty, plague = sickness.

v.14 - Only by the Church turning back to God will cause our nation to return back to godliness.   The Church must return to God, then engage society and release godliness back into our culture.

1)   God's people must:  humble themselves from pride,  return to God and seek His presence,  quit trying to live their lives or have church without God's presence or involvement, and turn from their wicked ways.

a)   II Corinthians 6:17 - Come out from, separate not isolate, doesn't act like the world.

b)   Ephesians 5:22, 25, 6:1-4 - Godly marriages, homes, and children.

c)   Romans 8:5-6 - Quit living a flesh-ruled, carnal, worldly life-style.

d)   I Peter 1:13-16 - Pursue a holy life and grow in your Christianity.

e)   Matthew 22:37-39 - Fall in love with God again and let His love flow out of you to others.

 

July 01, 2015

My Devotional

In I Timothy 4:13-16 the Apostle Paul gave us these instructions,  13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.”  Paul was telling Timothy to be a self-feeder. To grow spiritually we too must develop a daily devotional time with the Lord. When we set a time every day to read, study, pray, and meditate on the things of God, it will cause us to progress spiritually, and to be better equipped to walk in victory in our own lives as well as being able to witness to others.

To better equip you to grow spiritually, I want to share with you an outline, an example devotion, and a complimentary downloadable MP3 of this message.  I encourage you to learn these principles and begin today having your special time of devotion with the Lord Jesus.

May 20, 2015

Serve the Lord with Gladness

It has been said that your attitude will determine your altitude.  I believe there is truth in this statement.  Many times in sporting events the team with the winning attitude will win the game even if the other team is a little better.  Proverbs 17:22 says, "A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones."  Our attitude toward something will either make it a joyful event or a time of survival.

In Psalm 100:1-2, we read, "Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing." I believe, in the hour we are living, it is vital that we maintain a good attitude of praise and thanksgiving as we serve the Lord.  Our service unto God must be one of rejoicing, not of obligation.  We serve the Lord because we get to, not because we have to.

I encourage you to study these notes, draw from your walk with the Lord Jesus, and make sure you keep a good attitude in all you do.  In doing this, others will not only hear what we say but will also see Jesus in our lives.

Serve the Lord with Gladness

I)     Through a Godly Attitude and Actions We Reveal God to the World

A)    Psalm 100:1-5 - Serve the Lord with Gladness.  A good attitude.

Gladness (Hebrew) - rejoicing, joyfulness, mirth, pleasures

v.4 - we are to maintain the glow

v.5 - God's mercy and truth are available to us to live victoriously.

B)    I Peter 2:9-12 (vv.9-10) - We are now God's people, we have obtained mercy and we are to proclaim Jesus' Lordship every day of our lives.

v.11 - Satan will work through your flesh and attack your mind to pull you away from God.  Don't let the devil determine your attitude.

1)   Matthew 6:22-23 - How you see things will determine your attitude.

2)   II Corinthians 10:3-5 - Cast down wrong thoughts and attitudes.  Stay focused on your walk with Christ.

3)   v.12 - Do the right thing, no matter what is going on, as a witness to others of Jesus in your life.

C)    Matthew 5:10-16 - Jesus tells us we will be persecuted and shows us how to overcome it.

1)   v.12 - First, keep a praise and joyful attitude. (Proverbs 17:22 - merry heart)

2)   v.16 - Second, keep living and doing the right thing that glorifies God.

D)    Philippians 4:12-13 (AMP) - The Lord will infuse into us the strength we need as we lean on and trust in Him.

1)   Ephesians 6:10 (AMP) - We draw our strength from our walk with God.