Bluewater Bay Community Church

Weekly Teachings by Erik Momsen

Faith - do you have any?

by Erik Momsen

All falls apart when things get tough.  While all is sunny and roses we are full of hallelujah's but when trouble comes we grumble blame accuse and become brats.  You are not alone.  This is how Israel constantly behaved.  That is not faith.  I am very aware that the middle class church is in desperate need of real faith.  Our faith lies in our own ability and in the “strength of our horses”.  Real faith is a determined knowledge that God is able.

We want a dynamic church (actually most church sitters just want entertainment) - real church is when we live out real faith, hope and love --- these are the greatest works of the Holy Spirit and it make tongues a trifle issue.  You want to experience the presence and power of God - then cry out for faith to hold on when you your world is falling apart.  Call out for God's love when you are bitter and broken inside.  Call out for His hope when you think your world is over.
 

THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTS
(it is not about what you want)

Genesis 17:8  "I'll give to you and to your descendants the land to which you have traveled … I will be their God."
Jeremiah 24:7  "I'll give them the ability to know me, for I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God when they return to me with all their heart."
Jeremiah 31:33  "Rather, this is the covenant that I'll make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD.  "I'll put my Law within them and will write it on their hearts.  I'll be their God and they will be my people.  34 No longer will a person teach his neighbor or his relative: 'Know the LORD.'  Instead, they'll all know me, from the least to the greatest of them," declares the LORD.  "Indeed, I'll forgive their iniquity, and I'll remember their sin no more."
Ezekiel 11:20  "When they live by my statutes and keep my ordinances by observing them, then they'll be my people and I will be their God."
Ezekiel 14:11  "Then Israel's house won't wander away from me again, nor will they defile themselves again with all their transgressions.  They'll become my people and I'll be their God," declares the Lord GOD. "
Ezekiel 37:23  "They will never again defile themselves with their idols, with other loathsome things, or with any of their sins.  Instead, I will deliver them from all of the places where they have sinned, and then I'll cleanse them. They will be my people and I will be their God."
Ezekiel 37:27  "I will pitch my tent among them and will be their God. They will be my people."
Zechariah 8:8  "I will also bring them back to live in the midst of Jerusalem. They will be my people and I will truly be their righteous God."
2Corinthians 6:16  "What agreement can a temple of God make with idols?  For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said: "I will live and walk among them.  I will be their God, and they will be my people." …  18 I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters," declares the Lord Almighty."
Hebrew 8:10  "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my people.  11 Never again will everyone teach his neighbor or his brother by saying, 'Know the Lord,' because all of them will know me, from the least important to the most important.  12 For I will be merciful regarding their wrong deeds, and I will never again remember their sins."
Revelation 21:3  "I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "See, the tent of God is among humans! He will make his home with them, and they will be his people.  God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.  4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There won't be death anymore.  There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."  5 The one sitting on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new!"

I WILL BE THEIR GOD & THEY MY PEOPLE
THEY WILL KNOW ME
THEY WILL RETURN WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS
GOD'S WAY WRITEN ON OUR HEARTS
HE REMEMBERS SIN NO MORE
STAYING AS “HIS PEOPLE” REQUIRES OBEDIENCE – OR WE GO DARK
WHEN GOD LIVES WITH US – DARKNESS GOES AWAY

HE MAKES EVERYTHING GLORIOUS --- IF WE LET HIM --- HAVE FAITH
 

The day is brighter here with You / The night is lighter than its hue
Would lead me to believe / Which leads me to believe

(chorus)
You make everything glorious / You make everything glorious
And I am Yours / What does that make me?

My eyes are small but they have seen / the beauty of enormous things
Which leads me to believe / there's light enough to see that

(chorus)
You make everything glorious …

From glory to glory / You are glorious You are glorious
From glory to glory / You are glorious. You are glorious
Which leads me to believe
why I can believe
(David Crowder band)

Date Added: 2013-04-14

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