Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Circles - Voices of Victory

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Hymn: There’s Power in the Blood
Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Lesson: Voices of Victory

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of first principle

Character: Jesus and the Lord’s Prayer
First Principle: The Voice of Prayer
Scripture Reference: John 17:15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
Prayer is talking to God.
When we pray we direct our prayer only to God for something we want and in the Name of Jesus.
The believer has no authority to pray to anyone but God or in any other name except the Name of Jesus.
Prayer from the heart of man touches the heart of God.
Question: What are some possible answers God gives when people pray?  
Follow Up Question: What are some things we should NOT pray for?
Conclusion: Jesus instructs His followers to acknowledge the will of our sovereign Father God with every prayer. Our sincere petitions and intercessions for the things we want for ourselves and others will not go unnoticed by God. Only God can answer a prayer and His answer is not always “yes.”

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of second principle

Character: Jesus and the will of God
Second Principle: The Voice of Confession
Scripture Reference:   John 8:29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.
Confession gives a voice to our agreements and our disagreements with God.
Our words carry greater power when we say things we truly believe.
Declarations release power.
God has given mankind a voice of confession.
Our confessions either build up or tear down.
Question: What makes a good confession?   
Follow Up Question: Can you think of other instances in the Bible where someone made a life changing confession?
Conclusion: Confessions are used throughout the scriptures to begin and to conclude matters of importance. Declarations have been used to encourage some and discourage others. Confessions can indicate both agreement and disagreement. Disagreement brings division while agreement releases power. When we agree with God the power of God is released in our lives and over our situations. With the heart man believes God and receives like standing with Him. However, with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of third principle

Character: Jesus and the Fig Tree
Third Principle: The Voice of Command 
Scripture Reference:   Matthew 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.
God has given us a voice of prayer with which we petition God for the things we desire.
God has also given us a voice of confession to indicate our agreement or our disagreement with His word.
Our voice of confession is used to strengthen and encourage ourselves and others.
God has also given His children a voice of command and the right to speak authoritatively in His name.
Question: What should we do about the mountain in our lives?
Follow Up Question: We do not wrestle against flesh and blood. With what then do we wrestle?
Conclusion: In spiritual warfare, only spiritual weapons have effect. It is imperative that we exercise our voice of prayer, our voice of confession, and our voice of command. Speak to the mountains of your life and command them to be removed. Call those things which be not as though they were. Pick up your sword of the spirit and do warfare with your voice of command.  

Pastor Ron’s closing remarks

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse
·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted by the LeBlancs
 in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.