The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who am I?”

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The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who am I?”

The next building block to our faith which includes the renewing of your mind is knowing who you are. The renewing of the mind is a daily refreshing of the knowledge of God in your life and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that you are never alone, but there is one greater than reigns on the inside of you. The next level is knowing who you are in all of this. Knowing who you are brings about the confidence to face anything in your life with both confidence and assurance that “I will come out victorious.” It’s not about anything that I have accomplished, but what God is accomplishing through my yielded heart and not to try and do this in my strength, but in His alone. It is once again a daily walk in His presence, strengthening my faith in what I cannot see, but what I know in Him.
2 Corinthians 6:18 (NKJV)18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
Romans 8:14 (NKJV)14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Galatians 4:7 (NLT)7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
Many people from their childhood have been called… lazy, good for nothing, evil, sad, and many other names that God never called you. It is said in the bible that what we believe of ourselves, we will become. (Proverbs 23:7) But many of us have never heard that we are “Sons and Daughters of God”. If sons, then heirs to the promises of God. We know that Jesus was the son of God, but surely, we couldn’t be sons, as bad as we are. But God never sees us that way. Even in our “mess,” he calls us close to Him by allowing Jesus to die for all of us! (Romans 5:8)
Psalm 103:1-10Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
Your soul is referring to your mind, your will, and your emotions. In the midst of confusion and pain in my mind and in my emotions, my will wants to do what it wants to do, instead of what is right. In spite of it all, I will bless the Lord. I will remind myself of who I am.
I am the healed! I am the redeemed! I am crowned with His love and His kindness!I am satisfied with all good things! (my needs, my wants and my desires)And I am His child! I am safe in His arms and in His care!
Jesus came to earth to be our great example of the life that we all should lead. He walked a life of sacrifice, love, compassion, holiness, and determination. He was a man that was tempted just like we are, but His determination to please the Father, more than himself, was the focus of His life. Along with it came great benefits and rewards in spite of the pain and disappointments. Jesus knew who he was as he studied the scriptures and spent time with the Father in prayer and devotion. He realized what He was called to accomplish, and He went about doing good and healing those who were oppressed by the devil. He studied to show himself approved and a workman that needed not to be ashamed, but He rightly divided the Word of Truth. He knew who He was.
We must come to know who we are by reading scripture and spending time in the presence of God. He will reveal to you each day your call and assignment here on earth for the season that you are here. He will show you the power that abides on the inside of you through Jesus Christ. He will teach you to lean on Him instead of yourself and to know you have a helper and a friend that will lead you through every obstacle in your life. He will teach you that you are a “King’s Kid”. You have rights and privileges that only come with being the children of God. You access these rights and privileges by entering into the Kingdom through acceptance of Jesus as your Lord and Savior and walking out your kingdom rights each day, one day at a time. Never allow the “enemy” to cause you to doubt who you are.
You are somebody special!

Next week we’ll be talking about:The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who is Jesus?”

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We would love to see your smiling faces. Have an amazingly blessed day!
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LifePointe Christian Faith Center

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The Building Blocks of Faith – “The Renewing of the Mind”

The Building Blocks of Faith – “The Renewing of the Mind”

The mind is a powerful part of who we are. It is full of the events and memories that we have experienced and learned in the past that have shaped our lives. One thought can switch the mind from being joyful to being sad in only a matter of seconds. The mind is the one place that Satan uses to control and manipulate our lives downward instead of upward. We must learn the tactics of the “enemy” in order to win in the battlefield of our mind.
2 Corinthians 2:11 (NKJV)…lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Every person in the bible was tempted by Satan in some form or fashion to try and stop the plan of God. He uses people and situations and thoughts to “plant a seed” of doubt, fear, anger, disappointment, and so much more. All it takes is a simple “seed” of a word planted in our minds to cause us to go in an opposite direction. We must be trained and built up in the Word of God to give us a firm foundation of what God has said and the building of our faith totally in Him.
The biggest and constant “update” that we must make as Christians, is the renewing of our minds! Stay fresh with the Word of God. Renewing your mind everyday to what God says about you and to you.
Romans 12:2 The Message12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
I enjoyed this translation of Romans 12:1-2. The changes that happen to us are from the inside out! God begins to change our way of thinking by the “renewing of our mind”. Taking the bad habits, thoughts, and memories and replacing them with what God says about us. If we don’t change what we think of ourselves and God, we will continue to have exactly what we have had or worse. God wants to bring the best out of us and develop us into well-formed mature disciples in Christ to bring forth His glory into this world.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
When we begin to see ourselves as “chosen” by God for such a time as this, we will change the way we think of ourselves. God sees us as a royal priesthood. We are already called into the ministry of His Kingdom from the time God breathed into our lungs. God saw us holy even in our mess and dysfunction. We are His own “special” people. Whoever it is that told you that you were no good and worthless, told you a lie from Satan. Satan works hard to cause us not to see what God has placed on the inside of us. A chosen people, a priest called by God and holy through the blood of Jesus!
It’s time to renew our mind from the old ways of thinking, to what God has called us to be. It’s time to say it like God has said it! I am someone special in the eyes of God and that is what truly matters. When Satan has fired his best shot and everything is all said and done, it will be me and God standing!
Jeremiah 1:5“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
What I realized since the beginning of my studies of the Word of God, is that this Word is for me. These are letters designed to speak directly to me and to bring me through the hardest times of my life and to take me to many more joys I have yet to experience. It is there to bring me joy, comfort, and strength. What He has said to one, He has said it to all.
So, take what belongs to you and begin to renew your mind to what God has spoken over your life and not what the world says about you.
It is the beginning of new beginnings!
Join me next week with: The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who Am I?”

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Sending you my love, Pastor Lynette

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We would love to see your smiling faces. Have an amazingly blessed day!
Executive Pastor Lynette RobertsLifePointe Christian Faith Center

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The Building Blocks of Faith – Who is the Holy Spirit?

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The Building Blocks of Faith”Who is the Holy Spirit?”

As we build one block on top of the other one, we begin to build a firm foundation of our faith. We begin to understand the what’s, the why’s, and the how’s of our faith. This process goes on for a lifetime. Remember, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Faith brings into reality what is only hoped for right now and not seen with the natural eye. However, our faith pulls it into the natural realm and makes it supernatural. Faith believes, faith pulls, faith trusts, and faith comes directly from God. Faith pulls on the hem of God’s garment with such expectation, that He cannot refuse or deny. It gets God’s attention. (Mark 5:25-34)
God did not leave us without help. Jesus made a promise that He fulfilled and brought the Holy Spirit into our lives to bring support, comfort and help in the time of need.
John 14:16-17 (NIV)16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for He lives with you and will be in you.
The Holy Spirit has been called Helper, Comforter, Teacher, and Friend. He is a very present help in the time of need. Jesus fully understood the need that we would have for empowerment and help going forward. Now, the God that is on the inside of us is the Holy Spirit of God.
Jesus himself had to be baptized with the Holy Spirit before He did any great works by God in His ministry. His true ministry did not begin until the Holy Spirit empowered Him. It amazes me that we fool ourselves into thinking that we can truly do anything great for God without being totally baptized by the Holy Spirit.
John 1:32-33 (NKJV)32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
I believe when we are baptized into the Spirit of God, not only are we endued with power, but God says, “You are my beloved Son/Daughter, in you I am well pleased.” We are instantly baptized into the ministry. When the “upper room” experience happened to the 120 that were in the room waiting on the promise of Jesus, the same experience happened to them. However, the people around saw “fire” instead of a dove.
Acts 1:4-5,8 (NKJV)4 And being assembled together with them, (Jesus) He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 2:1-3 (NKJV)When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The Holy Spirit is such a necessary part to our success, in our faith, and in our walk with God in this world. Jesus knew and understood the necessity of the Holy Spirit when He was going back to the Father. He let us know, I am going to send you one to help you and comfort you, because there will be times when your faith will feel like it’s failing, but He will help you and teach you and get you where you need to be spiritually. He is our helper and instructor.
Jude 1:2020 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
So, my beloved of God, use the Holy Spirit within you and allow Him to build your faith and keep you always and especially in the day of trouble. He will teach you all things, including the power that is in you.
Next week, we will be starting another series of devotionals and study.There are many things that can block our faith, we will be looking at 5 different things that can block our faith.

New Series Next Week:Faith Blockers“Fear, an Enemy of Our Faith”

If this message has blessed you, please prayerfully consider giving to further assist us as we continue to touch the lives of many people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Please use our online giving button below)
Sending you my love, Pastor Lynette
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Please join us Sunday, 10:00am @The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center1220 1st Ave. Coralville, IA, 52241

Come join us with Open prayer – starting at 9:40am

Children’s services are provided (Check-in begins @ 9:40)
Questions/Comments, email us at info@lifepointecfc.com.
We would love to see your smiling faces have an amazingly blessed day!
Executive Pastor Lynette Roberts

LifePointe Christian Faith Center
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(319) 354-4148

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