Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Countdown to Rekindle 2012

18 days until Rekindle!!!

Doing the countdown a little differently this year...We'll be posting our notes from previous Rekindle messages just to get hearts and minds focused and ready for what will happen when we get there!

Rekindle 2009: Session 1 - Honey, I Shrunk God by Mickey Connolly
Genesis 1:31
The Gospel is not something partial or piece meal, it takes the whole life. There is no aspect of life but that the Gospel has something to say about it. The whole life must come under its influence because it is all-inclusive. The Gospel is meant to control and govern everything in our lives. ~ Martin Lloyd Jones
Don't be a God-shrinker! Keep Him big!
If you get God wrong - you're going to get everything else in life wrong. ~ Mickey Connolly
Hoesea: He is God and I am not!

The answers to the questions about God affect our LIVES, CHARACTER, and DESTINY.

There are only 2 categories:
1. God - Creator
and
2. Everything else - creation.
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 
  • God is triune - one in essence, three in person
  • God is eternal - never started, never ends
    • Psalm 90:2, Revelation 1:8, Exodus 3, John 5:26, Acts 17:25, Romans 11:35, Hebrews 1:10
    • There has always been SOMETHING...there can never be NOTHING because then we would still have NOTHING because NOTHING can create SOMETHING
    • Only God can say "I am because I am." Everything else in all creation HAS to say, "I am because God is."
  • God is infinite - lacking limits or bounds - endless
  • God is unchanging
  • God is moral perfection - He is good!
    • Deuteronomy 3:4, Psalm 116:5
Application - Response

We are dependant on God - We are answerable to God

Love Him, Trust Him, Follow Him, Worship Him

We were all born sinners. Hating Him and refusing to do all of the above even a little bit. Don't shrink God...he is far greater.

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