SERMONS

Squeezing Out the Best in You …See 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
When facing opposition . . . . Don’t run away from ADVERSITY.
James 1:2-4 (NLT) 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Break the BETRAYAL barrier.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NLT) 7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Learn not to take yourself SO SERIOUSLY.
Luke 9:52-55 (NASB) 52 and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. 54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;
Squeezing Out the Best in You
See 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
When facing opposition . . . . Don’t run away from ADVERSITY.
James 1:2-4 (NLT) 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Break the BETRAYAL barrier.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NLT) 7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Learn not to take yourself SO SERIOUSLY.
Luke 9:52-55 (NASB) 52 and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. 54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;
“Taste and See”
Psalm 34:8 (NLT) Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
The Three Flavors of the Best You
God designed you for ACHEIVEMENT.
Colossians 3:23 (TPT) Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others.
Matthew 6:33 (NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
God pre-wired you for RELATIONSHIPS.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (TPT) 24 Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love. 25 This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 
God fashioned you to be a WORSHIPPER.
Revelation 4:11 (NCV) “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, because you made all things. Everything existed and was made, because you wanted it.”
John 4:23-24 (NIV) 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Who is the right me?
There is the me I PRETEND to be.
Galatians 6:3 (NIV) If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.
There is the me I think I SHOULD be.
Romans 7:21-24 (NIV) 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
There is the me OTHER PEOPLE want me to be.
Proverbs 29:25 (GNT) It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.
There is the me that FAILS to be.
Romans 7:18 (NIV) For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
God wants me to be the me I was MEANT to be.
Psalm 92:12-13 (NIV) 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
 “Pick-Pocketed by the Past”
See John 8:1-11
How to Reclaim what the Past has Stolen



Mugged by the Mirror”
See Genesis 1:27
How to Reclaim Your True Identity

Pastor Eddie Summers preaching second service.
Pastor Jeff Wallace preaching first service on the South Campus.

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