Feb 9, 2020
Blessed! It’s Not What You Think
Posted by Barry Raley
TEXT: MATTHEW 5:1-13
 
  • Jesus' sermon on the mount teaches us FOUNDATIONAL truths about what Kingdom living looks like for Kingdom people living in a messed up world!
  • The power of the GOSPEL says we are more than messes or more than messed up! We are more than CONQUERORS  ROM. 8:37
  • Jesus lived, died, buried AND resurrected to GIVE us His LIFE so we GET TO the glory 
  • Jesus also lived, died, buried AND resurrected to PUT His life IN us so we CAN live gloriously!
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: COL. 1:27
 
  • GOD LOVES TO RICHLY BLESS us!
  • BLESSED (9x) makarios = fortunate, well off HAPPY
  • Before I can get the BLESSINGS of GOD, I have to get what He says BLESSED really is. I can't BE a blessing until I GET the blessing!
  • Jesus went up on a mountain to see who was only wanting a MIRACLE and who was ready to get His MESSAGE! VS. 1
 
BLESSED COMES ...
  • INTO a life of BROKENNESS and EMPTINESS in the INTERNAL VS 3-5
  • THRU a life of PASSIONATE DESIRE for the ETERNAL VS. 6
  • OUT of a life that is AUTHENTIC about the EXTERNAL  VS. 7-9
  • UPON a life that is RADICAL about the INFERNAL VS. 10-12
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  • Feb 9, 2020Blessed! It’s Not What You Think
    Feb 9, 2020
    Blessed! It’s Not What You Think
    Posted by Barry Raley
    TEXT: MATTHEW 5:1-13
     
    • Jesus' sermon on the mount teaches us FOUNDATIONAL truths about what Kingdom living looks like for Kingdom people living in a messed up world!
    • The power of the GOSPEL says we are more than messes or more than messed up! We are more than CONQUERORS  ROM. 8:37
    • Jesus lived, died, buried AND resurrected to GIVE us His LIFE so we GET TO the glory 
    • Jesus also lived, died, buried AND resurrected to PUT His life IN us so we CAN live gloriously!
    To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: COL. 1:27
     
    • GOD LOVES TO RICHLY BLESS us!
    • BLESSED (9x) makarios = fortunate, well off HAPPY
    • Before I can get the BLESSINGS of GOD, I have to get what He says BLESSED really is. I can't BE a blessing until I GET the blessing!
    • Jesus went up on a mountain to see who was only wanting a MIRACLE and who was ready to get His MESSAGE! VS. 1
     
    BLESSED COMES ...
    • INTO a life of BROKENNESS and EMPTINESS in the INTERNAL VS 3-5
    • THRU a life of PASSIONATE DESIRE for the ETERNAL VS. 6
    • OUT of a life that is AUTHENTIC about the EXTERNAL  VS. 7-9
    • UPON a life that is RADICAL about the INFERNAL VS. 10-12
  • Feb 2, 2020People Who Really Get It
    Feb 2, 2020
    People Who Really Get It
    Posted by Barry Raley
    TEXT: MATTHEW 4:12-25
    • We won't ever really GET IT without understanding basic, fundamental PRINCIPLES of our faith
    • Learning faith principles requires a daily commitment to:
        • TEACHABLE SPIRIT
        • HOLY SPIRIT TEACHING
     
    • Jesus gives fundamental principles to the FOUNDING members of the FIRST NT CHURCH bc if the first church didn't GET IT the rest of the world wouldn't have a chance to RECEIVE it!
     
    • BEING IN JESUS' FAMILY MEANS OUR LIFE IS more about ETERNAL GLORIES and less about TEMPORARY PLEASURES
     
    • SALVATION IS more about REPENTANT LIVING and less about just REPEATING A PRAYER
     
    • Being the Church means LIVING with less STAYING  but more URGENT GOING, FOLLOWING, and GOODBYES
     
    • BIBLICAL MINISTRY is more about MAKING IT HARD TO GO TO HELL and less about MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
  • Jan 26, 2020Handling Satanic Temptations the Jesus Way
    Jan 26, 2020
    Handling Satanic Temptations the Jesus Way
    Posted by Barry Raley
  • Jan 19, 2020Me, Life, and God Being Well Pleased
    Jan 19, 2020
    Me, Life, and God Being Well Pleased
    Posted by Barry Raley
    TODAY'S TEXT: MATTHEW 3:13-17
     
    TODAY'S TRUTH:  Because in God's family EVERYBODY is SOMEBODY, I am somebody that is essential TO God's PLAN and PURPOSE!
     
    • All of us deep down want to hear someone say WELL DONE!
     
    • VS. 14 And John tried to prevent Him = HINDER
     
    • Do I live always trying to avoid my own MISTAKES instead of learning how to live in God's PLEASURE?
     
    Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him! 2COR. 5:9 (NKJV)
     
    • COOPERATE with God in the unexpected! And let "for Jesus sake" be enough reason for our cooperation!
     
    JOHN LEARNED THE PLEASURE OF GOD is always tied to the PURPOSE of a Father who has HIGH EXPECTATIONS
     
     
    JOHN LEARNED THE PLEASURE OF GOD is always tied to the PRACTICE of a HIGH EXPECTATION faith! 
     
     
    • Get fully immersed in seeking righteousness instead of having to always be RIGHT
     
     
     
  • Jan 12, 2020I Am Second Or Am I?
    Jan 12, 2020
    I Am Second Or Am I?
    Posted by Barry Raley
    TODAY'S TEXT: MATTHEW 3:1-12
     
    The grass is always greener on the OTHER SIDE
     
    • There is a spiritual side ... another spiritual place ... that is BETTER than any other place we could be!
     
    • A PLACE called SECOND
     
    • To experience God's best for your life get in line behind JESUS
     
    • Overcome our flesh that has a strong DESIRE to be first
    • Overcome the devil who says I DESERVE to be first
     
    • In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness ... VS. 1
     
    • The son of a priest would normally BECOME a Priest
     
    JOHN understood his IDENTITY and fully accepted who he WAS NOT
     
    • Let who you are NOT set you free from the PERFECTION TRAP
    • Let who you are NOT deliver you from CONDEMNATION TRICK
     
     
    • For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight. vs. 3
     
    JOHN understood his DESTINY and fully embraced who he WAS
     
     
    • But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism ... bear fruits worthy of repentance ... vs. 7-12
     
    Put JESUS in FIRST place, put your self in second place ... and your life's AGENDA will get in the right place
  • Jan 5, 2020Just Fitting In or Standing Out
    Jan 5, 2020
    Just Fitting In or Standing Out
    Posted by Barry Raley
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    Dec 22, 2019
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    Posted by Barry Raley
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    Dec 15, 2019
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    Posted by Barry Raley
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