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Sunday, November 23, 2014

“Even when we do dumb things God still has us covered.”
Pastor Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church Saturday November 22, 2014



Joke:
A woman asks to sit in the very front of church. The usher says “You don’t want to sit in front; the pastor is very boring.” The woman says “Do you know who I am? I’m the pastor’s mother.” The usher asks “Do you know who I am?” and when the mother says no the usher says “Praise the Lord”.

Key Scripture:
Titus 3:5
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

COVERED BY MERCY

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Be excited when God shows you that there’s something wrong with you."
Joyce Meyer at Lakewood Church Saturday November 15, 2014


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SoGA7T9Llo


Watch the video for the Prayer and Word shared before the message.


SAYING GOODBYE TO GUILT
Many spend too much time feeling guilty and condemned.
We’ve talked about spiritual growth and maturity this weekend.
Today we’ll talk about how guilt and condemnation trap us and keep us in the same place.
In order to grow spiritually we must learn who we are in Christ.
And He has forgiven us and given us His righteousness. [2 Corinthians 5:21]
Imputed righteousness is a gift from God that enables us to walk in that right standing.
We’ve been given righteousness.
God never expects us to produce something if He didn’t put the seed in us.
The moment you are born again God downloads seeds of His own character inside of us.
We have the fruit of the Holy Spirit. [Galatians 5:22-23]
You have the ability to love people.
Our joy doesn’t have to be based on our circumstances.
There’s no point saying I can’t control myself because the seed is in you.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ.
I am patient.
Some may say "No you’re not."
"All sin can be forgiven, but it must not be ignored."
Joyce Meyer at Lakewood Church Friday 11/14/14

We all want freedom but we’re not all good at facing truth.
Truth is the way things really are.
Not the way we think they are, or wish they were.
Truth is reality from God’s Point of View.
Jesus is the Truth.
He is the Word of Truth.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Truth.
John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
John 1:17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).
One of Joyce’s favorite scriptures is John 8:32 [the truth will make you free].
We all want to grow spiritually.
If not, we need to examine our whole relationship with God and say "Am I looking at this the right way?"
God wants us to do right and be happy.
But He also wants us to partner with Him to see souls saved.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Don’t let the facts talk you out of what God put in your heart."
Joel Osteen
Sunday November 16, 2014


Joke:
Elderly couple struggled with memory. The doctor told them to write everything down. Husband went to kitchen to get ice cream for his wife but didn’t write it down. He came back with bacon & eggs. Wife shook her head and said “You forgot my toast.”

Bible Confession:
This is my Bible. I am what it says I am, I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. Today I will be taught the Word of God. I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive, I will never be the same. I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever-living seed of the Word of God. I'll never be the same; never never never, I'll never be the same, in Jesus name.

Key Scripture:
Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;


CHOOSING FAITH IN SPITE OF THE FACTS

There are times with the facts in life are not our friend.
In the natural you don’t see how it could happen.
The facts tell you it won’t work.
You don't have the training, education, etc.
If you just focus on the facts they’ll keep you from your destiny.
The facts can talk you out of your dreams.
The facts will convince you to settle for mediocrity.
I’ve learned God is bigger than the facts.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Get out into the world and show off your holiness.
Who can I be an example to today?
Joyce Meyer at Lakewood Church Thursday 11/13/14


Word of Encouragement:
Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and [a]carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.



Some are weary. Came out to Lakewood to see if Joyce has a Word. God has a good life planned for all of us, but it takes patience. It takes doing the same thing over and over and over again.



Testimony video
Dave Meyer
America’s Providential History [Book]
Most don’t know the nation’s history.
We have historical amnesia.
We have to know our rights in order to protect them.

Joyce’s new devotional is on thankfulness.

PREPARING FOR CHRIST’S RETURN
Do you think it’s possible Jesus could come back in your lifetime?
Believers have believed that since Jesus died.
Believing that keeps us on the straight and narrow.
This past year God has called her attention to how many things New Testament believers endured.
They stood against selfishness because “the Lord is coming soon”. [Rev 22:12]
They lived with this intense feeling/hope/expectation that the Lord was coming back soon and they wanted to be ready.
We forget that and can get too casual in our walk with God.
How many things would change if you thought Jesus was coming back tomorrow?
Joyce wants us to get to the point where we can say nothing.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

"God not my will but Your will be done.
When you release control you’re showing God that you trust Him."
~Pastor Joel Osteen,
Lakewood Church Saturday November 8, 2014


Joke:
God describes the ideal woman to Adam but says it will cost him an arm and a leg. Adam says “What can I get for a rib?”, and the rest is history.

Bible Confession:
This is my Bible. I am what it says I am, I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. Tonight I will be taught the Word of God. I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive, I will never be the same. I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever-living seed of the Word of God. I'll never be the same; never never never, I'll never be the same, in Jesus name.

Key Scripture:
The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your loving-kindness, Lord, continues forever. Don’t abandon me—for you made me.

Joyce Meyer will be here at Lakewood this Thursday through Saturday. More info

Saturday, November 1, 2014

"You don’t get sentenced with pain, you get trusted with it."
Pastor John Gray, Lakewood Church Saturday November 1, 2014


Bible Confession:
This is my Bible. I am what it says I am, I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. Tonight I will be taught the Word of God. I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive, I will never be the same. I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever-living seed of the Word of God. I'll never be the same; never never never, I'll never be the same, in Jesus name.

John is blessed by being in a faith atmosphere.
People who know there’s power when we worship.
Some may wonder why do we shout/sing/praise?
Why the expressions of exuberance?
Does our worship matter?
We’ll touch on scriptures that give you strength to keep worshiping until your breakthrough comes.
John prayed with some people who are going through difficult things.
It would almost make sense for them not to even be here.
But through their tears they were still praising God.
What do you do when all is falling apart?
When the enemy is pulling out all the stops?
After you’ve sung every song you know and nothing got better?
What if you only had one worship left?
ONE LAST WORSHIP