Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday Circles - Breaking Free

Sunday Circles
        Building Your Family With Friends
Church On The Rock

Hymn: I’ve Got a River of Life/Jesus Set Me Free
Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Lesson: Breaking Free

                Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: The Blood
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 9:22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
The blood is salvation.
I would not want to be without the blood.
It is the blood that gives us access to God.
Question: Where would we be without the blood of Christ?    
Follow Up Question: Do we have to continually access the blood in our lives or is it a one-time occurrence at salvation?
Conclusion: We come to God through the Blood … not the blood of bulls and goats, but by the blood of Jesus who entered into the Holy Place and obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12). The blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Abel. It is only by the Blood that we come to God and have access to Him.

                Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: The Name  
Scripture Reference:  Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
It is the blood that gives us access to the Name.
The Name is our badge of our authority.
We pray to God in the Name of Jesus because we have access to God through the Blood of Jesus. Jesus said, “If you ask anything in my name I will do it.”
Question: Why do some people wear badges?
Follow Up Question: Where do people get badges?
Conclusion: Policemen, fireman, and others receive badges to indicate they have become agents of a higher authority. When an agent shows their badge, they are no longer speaking with their limited personal authority but rather their words are backed up by whoever issued their badge. Almighty God has given His children the name of Jesus to use as a badge of authority. When representing God, we have His authority to speak in the Name of Jesus.  

Pastor remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: The Anointing
Scripture Reference: Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power, Who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him.
It is the anointing which contains and releases the power of God’s grace to move mountains, work miracles, and change lives.
The word anointing means to rub on and therefore rub off on.
Therefore, the anointing is evidence of God’s presence on our lives.
This anointing is tangible and transferable.
It is the power of God available to man.
It was the anointing that healed the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:25ff.
The yoke is destroyed because of the anointing. (Isaiah 10:27)
Question: Have you ever felt the presence of God? If so, how did that feel to you?
Follow Up: Take a moment around the table and pray, asking God to anoint each one of you with the Holy Spirit and His power.
Conclusion: God has called each believer to share in the ministry and to help Him accomplish His work in the earth. We cannot represent God without first being covered by the Blood of Jesus. However, often a badge is not enough. We also need power to back up our authority. This is why we need the anointing of God.

Pastor closing remarks

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse

·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.